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NBA -- Bulls trounce Knicks, 122-119, in double overtime
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Jan 2018
CHICAGO -- Blue-chip rookie Lauri Markkanen had a sizzling Madison Square Garden debut by scoring 33 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a thrilling 122-119 double overtime win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.
The Read full story
NBA -- Williams drops 50 as Clippers rout Warriors, spoil Durant's milestone
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Jan 2018
OAKLAND -- Kevin Durant became the 44th player in NBA history to score 20,000 points on Wednesday night. And he reached the milestone as the second youngest cog behind LeBron James.
But the celebration was muted by veter Read full story
NBA - Warriors rebounds from rare home loss, beat Cavaliers, 99 - 92
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Dec 2017
OAKLAND --- After a disappointing home loss against the Denver Nuggets last Saturday, Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors bounced back with a huge 9 Read full story
SECOND OVERTIME: My cherished moments with the Black Mamba
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Dec 2017
CHICAGO -- Although I first saw him in person during my coverage of the 2001 NBA Finals, I didn't actually talk to Kobe Bryant until five years later when the Los Angeles Lakers played the Chicago Bulls at the United Cen Read full story
NBA -- Kevin Durant shines in Kobe's jersey retirement night
By Wilfredo Rivera Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 20 Dec 2017
LOS ANGELES -- Kevin Durant stole some of the thunder in Kobe Bryant's jerseys retirement night on Monday as the Golden State Warriors disposed the Los Angeles Lakers in overtime, 116-114 at a jampacked Staples Center.
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NBA -- Irving's 33 carries Celtics past Nuggets
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Dec 2017
BOSTON – Kyrie Irving scored 33 points while Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown made a combined 15-of-21 field goals to lift the Boston Celtics over the Denver Nuggets, 124-118, on Wednesday night at the T.D. Read full story
NBA -- Bulls gore Irving-less Celtics, 108-85
By Andrew Schroeder, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Dec 2017
CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls scored their third straight victory by beating the Kyrie Irving-less Boston Celtics, 108-85, on Monday night at the United Center.
The 23-point win was the largest winning mar Read full story
NBA -- Celtics hold off Sixers, 108-97
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Dec 2017
BOSTON – The Boston Celtics thwarted the upstart Philadelphia 76ers 108-97 on Wednesday night at the TD Garden.
The Celtics broke away from a 67-67 third quarter tie and pounced on a weary Sixers team that had played their third game in four nights.
Kyrie Ir Read full story
NBA -- After slow start, Heat burns Hornets, 105-100
By Roman David Garay, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Dec 2017
MIAMI -- The Miami Heat started cold, missing their first 11 shots to fall behind early, 16-1. But they found their range as the game progressed and eventually overcame the Charlotte Hornets, 105-100, on Friday night at t Read full story
NBA -- No Wall no problem, Wolves fall to Wizards
By Daniel Quindao Guden, PhilBoxing.com, 30 Nov 2017
MINNEAPOLIS - The visiting Washington Wizards snapped a two-game losing streak by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves, 92-89, in front of 13 ,442 fans at the newly renovated Target Center.
Due to the absence of injured point guard John Wall. Otto P Read full story
NBA -- Butler's missed FT dooms Wolves against Pistons
By Daniel Quindao Guden, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Nov 2017
MINNEAPOLIS - Veteran Jimmy Butler missed a key free throw late as the Detroit Pistons tripped the Minnesota Timerwolves, 100-97, Sunday night at the Target Center.
It was a close call for the Wolves, who waxed hot early and took a 24-22 lead in the opening quarter. Head coach Tom Read full story
NBA -- Celtics rally past Warriors, 92-88, win 14th straight
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Nov 2017
BOSTON. The Boston Celtics extended their season-high streak to 14 on Thursday night, stunning the Golden State Warriors, 92-88 before a sell-out crowd at the T.D. Garden.
After trailing by as many as 17 in Read full story
NBA -- With Irving out, Celtics rally past Hornets, 90-87
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Nov 2017
BOSTON – With Kyrie Irving knocked out of the game with a facial injury, the Boston Celtics rallied from an 18-point deficit to stun the Charlotte Hornets, 90-87, at the TD Garden.
Irving went down ear Read full story
NBA -- Spurs throttle Bulls, 133-94
By Reylan Loberternos, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Nov 2017
Tagbilaran City, Bohol - The San Antonio Spurs banked on a 37-point first quarter output and -15 first and 67 bench points to beat the struggling Chicago Bulls 133-94 Saturday night (Sunday Morning, Manila Time Read full story
NBA -- Lack of D, inconsistent play highlight Wizards' slow start
By Paolo Catapang, PhilBoxing.com, 10 Nov 2017
WASHINGTON - John Wall and the Washington Wizards entered the 2017-18 NBA season with great expectations. They weren't just penciled in for a deep post-season run, they were supposed to be serious contenders with enough talent to challenge the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Eastern Conference ti Read full story
NBA -- Celtics hold off Lakers, 107-96, notch 10th straight victory
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 10 Nov 2017
BOSTON – Don’t look now, but after stumbling to an 0-2 start, the Boston Celtics have won 10 straight.
Aron Baynes had 23 points and eight boards while Kyrie Irving added 19 despite going just 7-of Read full story
Sports Feature: The day Kobe Bryant debuted as an NBA player
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Nov 2017
The date was November 3, 1996, when Kobe Bryant made his official NBA debut in the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the Minnesota Timberwolves and sophomore pro Kevin Garnett.
Few in the crowd would have guessed they were looking Read full story
NBA -- Bucks succumb to too much Thunder, 110-91
By Taha Qureshi, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Nov 2017
MILWAUKEE-- The visiting Oklahoma City Thunder employed a well-balanced offense that allowed them to handle the host Milwaukee Bucks, 110-91, on Tuesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Paul Georg Read full story
NBA -- Lakers halt Pistons' win streak with 20-point rout
By Henrick Macalintal, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Nov 2017
LOS ANGELES-- Prized rookie Lonzo Ball didn't have a particularly good night with a quiet 13 points, six rebounds and three assists, but his teammates came through as the L Read full story
NBA -- Celtics end 6-year drought, beat Spurs, 108-94
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Nov 2017
BOSTON – Gregg Popovich was calm and relaxed, even joking with the media before the game. The show of confidence was perhaps fueled by the fact that the Celtics has never beaten his team since 2011.
But it was a different outco Read full story