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2016 NBA FINALS --- Warriors' reserves stymie Cavs in Game 1
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 04 Jun 2016
OAKLAND -- In an NBA Finals series highlighted by a pair of Big 3s from both sides, it was the bench players that decided the fate of Game 1.
Shaun Livingston darted off the bench to score 20 points and Read full story
2016 NBA Finals -- LeBron's Cavs eye sweet vengeance against Warriors
By Reylan Loberternos, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Jun 2016
Tagbilaran City, Bohol - The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will face-off in a highly anticipated rematch of the NBA Finals.
Game 1 of the Best-of-Seven Finals series will start at 9PM Eastern Time (9:00AM Philip Read full story
NBA: Winning a war of nerves, and more
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Jun 2016
THE “WAR OF NERVES” predicted by Philboxing.com top man Dong Secuya hours before Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference Finals in Oakland, California, did happen.
There’s an eerie difference though in that the Golden Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Barrage of Warriors 3 force Game 7
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 30 May 2016
CHICAGO -- Down 96-89 with 5:09 left to play inside a delirious Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, the Golden State Warriors appeared doomed and their historic 73-win season was about to become a mere footnote in th Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Cavs oust Raptors to reach NBA Finals
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 28 May 2016
CHICAGO -- The path got a little complicated midway through this Eastern Conference Finals but in the end, the Cleveland Cavaliers reached another milestone -- a return trip to this June's NBA Finals.
LeBron James made sure the C Read full story
No savior in sight for endangered Warriors
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, 26 May 2016
When Russell Westbrook scored a long hard basket from deep left with 3:15 minutes left in Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals yesterday, the home coliseum erupted, white-clad fans all stood up as one, ce Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Westbrook's triple-double buries Warriors on a 3-1 hole
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 26 May 2016
CHICAGO -- After winning a historic 73 regular season games, the Golden State Warriors are a mere one game away from being eliminated in the 2016 NBA playoffs.
No thanks to Russell Westbrook, who registered 36 poi Read full story
Can Thunderstruck Golden State still be saved?
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, 24 May 2016
The Golden State Warriors haven’t lost two in a row over the last 87 games.
The defending NBA champions, mark it, had previously gone down 2-1 on the road in the post-season, but managed to strike back magnificently all Read full story
And suddenly, the Cavs are no longer unblemished
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 22 May 2016
CHICAGO -- After losing Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals by a combined 50 points, the Toronto Raptors appeared like a team without pulse, completely overwhelmed by the rampaging juggernaut that is the Cleveland Cavalie Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Curry's explosion knots West Finals series at 1-1
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 20 May 2016
CHICAGO -- After a ho-hum Game 1 where he missed 13 of 22 shots and flubbed 8 of 14 triples, Steph Curry bounced back big and looked a lot like the NBA's back-to-back MVP with a spectacular effort that tied the Western Conf Read full story
Can lightning strike twice in West Finals?
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, 19 May 2016
RUSSEL Westbrook said they did not play their best in Game One of the NBA Western Conference Finals.
That’s not easy to believe.
OK, it may not be their best, but the Oklahoma City Thunder were easily at their fiercest d Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Cavs hammer Raptors, take 1-0 lead in East Finals
By Rex Alba, PhilBoxing.com, 19 May 2016
CLEVELAND -- Lying in wait while the other Eastern Conference semifinals played out, a well-rested Cleveland Cavaliers pounced on the Toronto Raptors Tuesday night at the Quicken Loans Arena to take a 1-0 series lead in the 2 Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Thunder strikes first, seize Game 1 of West Finals
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 17 May 2016
CHICAGO -- In what is expected to be a long and hard-fought Western Conference Finals series, the Oklahoma City Thunder drew first blood on Monday night and stunned the heavily favored defending champions Golden State Warri Read full story
Towns wins Rookie of the Year honors
By Daniel Quindao Guden, PhilBoxing.com, 17 May 2016
MINNEAPOLIS - Karl-Anthony "KAT Man" Towns was named the 2015-16 NBA Rookie of the Year on Monday.
The 20-year old center, who received his award during a press conference at the Target Center, w Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Raptors extinguish Heat to take 3-2 series lead
By Mark Josef, PhilBoxing.com, 13 May 2016
TORONTO --- Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan played like All-Stars and led the Toronto Raptors to a 99-91 Game 5 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night at the full house Air Canada Centre.
Held to Read full story
NBA --- Steph Curry bags second straight MVP award
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 11 May 2016
CHICAGO --- Golden State Warriors ace Steph Curry won the regular season MVP award for the second straight season and he became the first player in NBA history to win the coveted plum in unanimous fashion.
The 6-fo Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Raptors knot series with 96-92 Game 2 thriller
By Mark Josef, PhilBoxing.com, 06 May 2016
TORONTO -- The fans inside and outside the Air Canada Centre roared as its star player, Kyle Lowry, hit his first jumper early in the first quarter. Lowry's shooting woes have been a topic of Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Heat steal Game 1 with OT thriller
By Mark Josef, PhilBoxing.com, 04 May 2016
TORONTO - For the first time in 15 years, the Toronto Raptors finally made it to the second round of the NBA playoffs. But their party was crashed by the Miami Heat, who stole Game 1 of the Eastern Con Read full story
NBA -- Warriors blast past the Trail Blazers 118 - 106, take a 1 - 0 series lead
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 03 May 2016
OAKLAND -- The Golden State Warriors opened Game 1 o the Western Conference semifinals by playing stifling defense that held the Portland Trail Blazers to 23 percent from the field. Without Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Raptors nip Pacers in Game 7, win first playoffs series since 2000
By Mark Josef, PhilBoxing.com, 03 May 2016
TORONTO--- There was a mix of excitement and tension around the Air Canada Centre on Sunday night. It was Game 7 between the host Toronto Raptors and the visiting Indiana Pacers. It was win or go home.
For the Raptors, it meant more than j Read full story