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NBA PLAYOFFS -- Thomas drops 53 in Celtics' Game 2 win over Wizards
By Maanaan Sabir, PhilBoxing.com, 03 May 2017
MILWAUKEE -- On the day his recently departed baby sister would have turned 23, Isaiah Thomas played inspired basketball on Tuesday night and burned the Washington Wizards with 53 points as the Boston Celtics edged the Washi Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Raptors advance after thrilling 92-89 Game 6 win
By Maria Macatangay, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Apr 2017
MILWAUKEE -- The Toronto Raptors squandered a 25-point lead but collected themselves late to win Game 6, 92-89, and clinch their series against a gutsy Milwaukee Bucks, 4-2 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
"We lost our c Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Spurs dispose Grizzlies, face Rockets in Round 2
By , PhilBoxing.com, 28 Apr 2017
CHICAGO -- At age 34, Tony Parker proved on Thursday night that he still got plenty left in the tank.
The Spurs point guard, a 16-year NBA veteran, had a spectacular 27 points on 11-for-14 shooting to lead San Antonio t Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Celtics take Game 5 for 3-2 series lead
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Apr 2017
CHICAGO -- Leading 81-79 heading into the fourth quarter, the Chicago Bulls put themselves in great position for another huge win, one that would give them stem back-to-back losses at the United Center in Chicago.
But in Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Beal, Wall carry Wiz past Hawks in Game 5
By Danilo Occidental Jr, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Apr 2017
WASHINGTON-- The Washington Wizards are one win away from the second round of these playoffs after beating the Atlanta Hawks 103-99 in Game 5 of their ope Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Without Blake Griffin Clippers face uphill climb
By Sean Yu, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Apr 2017
Los Angeles -- Down 3-2, the Los Angeles Clippers still have playoff life. But without their injured forward Blake Griffin and with Game 6 on the road in Utah, the Clips are facing certain elimination
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NBA PLAYOFFS -- Gordon's return sparks Jazz to Game 5 win over Clips
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Apr 2017
CHICAGO -- The L.A. Clippers have historically been bad in playing Game 5 of a series, losing 10 of 11 encounters thus far. After Tuesday night's showdown with the Utah Jazz , make that 1-for-12.
Returning from food pois Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Spurs take 3-2 lead over Grizz, Rockets advance
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Apr 2017
CHICAGO -- After seeing their 2-0 series lead vanish following back-to-back losses in Games 3 and 4 in Memphis, the San Antonio Spurs regained control of their best-of-seven series with a decisive Game 5 win.
Kawhi Leon Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Raptors handle Bucks in Game 5, take 3-2 lead
By Maria Macatangay, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Apr 2017
CHICAGO -- The Toronto Raptors are one game away from advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals after pushing the Milwaukee Bucks to the brink of elimination with a 118-93 triumph on Monday night at the Air Canada Cent Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- How sweep it is; Warriors eliminate Blazers
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Apr 2017
CHICAGO -- The Golden State Warriors made quick work out of the Portland Trail Blazers, scoring a 128-103 Game 4 rout for first-round series sweep, 4-0.
The Warriors jumped to a 25-5 lead and scored 45 first quarter po Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Bucks take 2-1 lead over Raptors
By Maria Macatangay, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Apr 2017
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks opened an early lead and never looked back en route to a 104-77 Game 2 demolition of the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night inside a rocking and rolling BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Khris Mid Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Lowry comes back to life as Raptors take Game 2
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Apr 2017
CHICAGO -- After being held to a career playoffs low of four points in Game 1, Kyle Lowry roared back to life in Game 2 on Tuesday night, leading the Toronto Raptors to a hard-fought 1006-100 win over the Milwaukee Bucks at the Canada Centre Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Cavaliers make it 2-0 over Pacers
By Rex Alba, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Apr 2017
CLEVELAND. The Cleveland Cavaliers almost blew a 16-point fourth quarter lead before getting their bearings back and beat the Indiana Pacers to take a 2-0 series lead on Monday night at the Quicken Loans Aren Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Rockets seize Game 1 over Thunder
By Franco Ching Alsay, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Apr 2017
HOUSTON -- In perhaps the most anticipated playoffs match-up, a battle between two MVP contenders, James Harden and Houston Rockets bested Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets, 118-87.
James Harden led all scorers with 37 points while dishing 9 dimes. Four other Rockets logged double figures Read full story
2017 NBA Playoffs -- Warriors pull away late, hold off Blazers (PHOTOS)
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Apr 2017
OAKLAND -- The visiting Portland Trail Blazers backcourt shot the lights out of the Oracle Arena on Sunday afternoon, but it still wasn't enough to uppend the top-seeded Golden State Warriors, who ha Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Bulls stun No.1 Celtics, steal Game 1
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Apr 2017
CHICAGO -- Jimmy Butler had always been a workhorse, so it was no surprise that he carried the Chicago Bulls on his back on Sunday afternoon and led a gutsy 106-102 win over the Celtics in Game 1 of their series opener at th Read full story
Cavs nip Pacers in Game 1 thriller: Spurs surge
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Apr 2017
CHICAGO -- The Cleveland Cavaliers began their title defense with a narrow 109-108 win over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday afternoon at the Quicken Loans Arena.
In the first game of a quadruple offering to welcome the 2017 NBA playoff Read full story
2017 NBA PLAYOFFS: A fan from Bohol takes in Cavs game at The Q
By Rex Alba, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Apr 2017
CLEVELAND -- With the playoffs set to start this April 15, setting off their defense of the NBA title, the reigning world champions Cleveland Cavaliers thanked their loyal fans at the Quicken Loans Arena during the team's Read full story
NBA -- Bulls hand Warriors rare back-to-back loss
By Elvie Engay, PhilBoxing.com, 04 Mar 2017
CHICAGO -- Life without Kevin Durant didn't go so well with the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night as the powerhouse Western Conference team shot just 38.6 percent from the filed and bowed to the Chicago Bulls, 94-87 at Read full story
NBA INTRODUCES SIGNIFICANT INITIATIVES TO ENHANCE PERFORMANCE, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT OF REFEREES
By , PhilBoxing.com, 04 Mar 2017
– League Creates Officiating Advisory Council to Focus on Future of Officiating –
NEW YORK, March 2, 2017 – The NBA announced today a comprehensive plan to further strengthen its officiating program. The introduction of several new initiatives continues recent efforts to bring additional transpa Read full story