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NBA -- C.J. McCollum named Most Improved Player
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Apr 2016
CHICAGO -- Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard C.J. McCollum has been named KIA Most Improved Player for the just concluded 2015-16 NBA regular season.
McCollum garnered 101 first-place votes for a total of 559 points, besting Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Valanciunas, Raptors bounce back to topple Pacers in Game 2
By Mark Josef, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Apr 2016
TORONTO -- Jonas Valanciunas scored 13 of his team's 27 first quarter points to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Indiana Pacers,, 98-87, on Monday night at the Air Canada Centre.
Valanciunas, who had 12 poi Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Curry-less Warriors up 2-0 versus Rockets
By Jason Aniel, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Apr 2016
OAKLAND — Even without their best player, Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors had more than enough firepower to handle the Houston Rockets,115-106, and take a 2-0 lead in their first-round Western Co Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Deng drops 31, too much Heat grounds Hornets
By Roman David Garay, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Apr 2016
MIAMI- When Loul Deng signed a two-year contract with the Heat in July of 2014, the former Chicago Bull expected an annual playoffs trip. But injuries to several key playe Read full story
NBA -- Warriors start title defense with 104-78 rout over Rockets
By Jason Aniel, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Apr 2016
OAKLAND —The top-ranked Golden State Warriors opened their NBA title defense with a dominating 104-78 romp over the Houston Rockets on Sunday afternoon at the Oracle Are Read full story
NBA -- Playoffs ghosts continue to haunt Raptors
By Mark Josef, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Apr 2016
TORONTO -- When Kyle Lowry missed his first two free throws, it reminded Toronto Raptors fans of the painful first round playoff struggles the team has had the last two seasons.
R Read full story
NBA -- Kobe goes out with a bang, scores sweet 60
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Apr 2016
LOS ANGELES -- After 20 years in the NBA, his body aching and his once mighty skills declining, Kobe Bryant announced last November that this season would be his last.
But in his final game on Wednesday Read full story
NBA -- Kobe goes out of with a bang in Houston
By Franco Ching Alsay, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Apr 2016
HOUSTON -- Although the Houston Rockets overwhelmed the Los Angeles Lakers last Sunday at the Toyota Center, 130-110, the one-sided contest still proved to be a treat for the 18,442 fans in attendance.
The event happened to be Kobe Bryant's last game in Read full story
NBA --- Karl Anthony-Towns leads ROY race
By Daniel Quindao Guden, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Apr 2016
MINNEAPOLIS --- As the 2015-16 NBA season wends through its final two days of play, it is becoming increasingly clear that Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves will capture the prestigious Rookie of the Year award.
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NBA -- Cavs hammer Bucks, 109-80
By Nick Osen, PhilBoxing.com, 07 Apr 2016
MILWAUKEE -- In the second to last home game of the season, the host Milwaukee Bucks got a little reminder of how good their division rival Cleveland Cavaliers can be.
Led by J.R. Read full story
NBA -- Warriors rebounds from rare home loss, beat Blazers, 136-111
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 05 Apr 2016
OAKLAND - After a disappointing first home loss against the Boston Celtics last Friday, Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors bounced back in style and won their 69th game of the season.
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NBA -- Harden sizzles for 41 in Rockets' win over OKC
By Franco Ching Alsay, PhilBoxing.com, 05 Apr 2016
HOUSTON --With his team fighting for a playoffs berth in the tough Western Conference, James Harden delivered the goods on Sunday afternoon and the Houston Rockets remained in contention for a postseason berth.
Harden erupted for 41 points as the Rockets turned back the powerhouse Oklahoma City T Read full story
NBA -- Bulls beat Bucks to keep playoff hopes alive
By Nick Osen, PhilBoxing.com, 05 Apr 2016
MILWAUKEE -- With only six games remaining on their schedule, the Chicago Bulls kept their flickering hopes alive with a much-needed win on Sunday night.
Jimmy Butler, a star at nearby Marquette University, scored 25 poin Read full story
NBA -- Walker's 27 points lead Hornets over Sixers
By Eric Biasbas, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Apr 2016
CHARLOTTE -- Another home game. Another sellout. Another victory for the home team.
Kemba Walker dropped 27 points along with 11 rebounds and four assists to help the playoffs-bound Cha Read full story
NBA -- Warriors move five games closer to history
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Apr 2016
CHICAGO -- Five games.
That's what it boils down to for the streaking Golden State Warriors who notched win No.68 for the season, a mere five games away from eclipsing the 72-10 record established by Michael Jordan and the Read full story
NBA -- Lakers sting Heat in OT, 102-100
By Ryan Rodis, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Apr 2016
LOS ANGELES -- Julius Randle hit a tie-breaking shot in the final 1.9 seconds of overtime to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a thrilling 102-100 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night at the Staples Center.
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NBA -- Rolling Thunder zaps Raptors, 119-100
By Mark Josef, PhilBoxing.com, 29 Mar 2016
TORONTO - The last time the OKC Thunder won at the Air Canada Centre was approximately two years ago on March 21, 2014. Back then, Kevin Durant hit a clutch 3 over Read full story
NBA -- Warriors' historic magic number down to 7 games
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 29 Mar 2016
OAKLAND --- After beating the game but overwhelmed Philadelphia 76ers, 117-105, on Sunday night at the Oracle Arena, the defending champions Golden State Warriors are inching much closer to history.
With a 66-7 rec Read full story
NBA -- Warriors top 76ers, extend home streak to 53 wins (Photos)
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 29 Mar 2016
OAKLAND -- Klay Thompson dropped 40 points on Sunday night to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 117-105 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at the Oracle Arena.
It was Thompson's second consecutive Read full story
NBA -- Phil Jackson is neither a Pat Riley nor a Chuck Daly
By Ralph Rimpell, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Mar 2016
Sometime in 1996, I called sports talk radio station WFAN in New York city to try and make an argument with sports show host Russ Salzberg that P Read full story