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WNBA Finals -- Sparks move 1 win away from title
By Daniel Quindao Guden, PhilBoxing.com, 16 Oct 2016
MINNEAPOLIS -- The twin towers of proved too much for Minnesota as the L.A. Sparks moved to within a win of capturing this year's championship following a 92-75 victory on Friday night at the Galen Center in the campus o Read full story
NBA -- Bulls rally past Cavs, 118-108
By Elvie Engay, PhilBoxing.com, 16 Oct 2016
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls came back from an early 32-16 deficit to thwart the Cleveland Cavaliers, 118-108, on Friday night at the United Center.
Rajon Rondo turned in an all-around effort to lead the Bulls, finishing with 2 Read full story
NBA -- Kings top Lakers in Vegas showdown
By Dondon Hontiveros, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Oct 2016
LAS VEGAS -- The Sacramento Kings survived a 31-point explosion form shifty guard D'Angelo Russell to beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the continuation of the NBA's preseason play on Thursday night at the swanky T-Mobile Atrna.
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WNBA Finals -- Lynx knot title series at 1-1
By Daniel Quindao Guden, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Oct 2016
MINNEAPOLIS - The fear of falling behind the championship series 0-2 spurred 2014 MVP Maya Moore into beast mode on Tuesday night at the raucous Target Center here in downtown Minneapolis.
Moore register Read full story
NBA -- Commissioner Silver confident of labor peace
By Richie de la Peņa, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Oct 2016
CHICAGO -- NBA commissioner Adam Silver is confident that the players association and the league will be able to work out a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in place of the current 10-year deal in which both Read full story
WNBA Finals - - - Beard's buzzer-beater lifts Sparks over Lynx in Game 1
By Daniel Quindao Guden, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Oct 2016
MINNEAPOLIS - Los Angeles Sparks shooting-guard Alana Beard scored only four points in the opening game of the 2016 WNBA Finals which opened Sunday at the newly-renovated Target Center.
But Beard nailed the Read full story
NBA -- J.R. Smith contract talks continue to stall
By Dondon Hontiveros, PhilBoxing.com, 10 Oct 2016
LAS VEGAS -- With the 2016-17 NBA regular season just around the corner, the Cleveland Cavaliers will soon begin defense of their title minus one important piece -- shooting guard J.R. Smith.
As of this writing, J.R. Smith, who poc Read full story
NBA -- Pacers nip Bulls, 115-108
By Elvie Engay, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Oct 2016
CHICAGO -- Rodney Stuckey dumped 20 points and dished 7 assists to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 115-108 victory over the visiting Chicago Bulls Thursday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Forward Thaddeus Young joined t Read full story
NBA -- Embiid shows stuff that made him a prized pick
By Elvie Engay, PhilBoxing.com, 07 Oct 2016
CHICAGO -- When Joel Embiid was chosen as the No.3 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, so much was expected from the then 20-year old gem from the University of Kansas.
Unfortunately for the Philadelphia 76ers, the team that dr Read full story
NBA -- Defending champs Cavs blast Magic, 117-102
By Leo Lendio, PhilBoxing.com, 07 Oct 2016
LOS ANGELES -- The defending champions Cleveland Cavaliers opened their preseason in style on Wednesday night, blasting the Orlando Magic, 117-102, at the Quicken Loans Arena.
Second year guard Jord Read full story
NBA -- Clippers edge Raptors, 104-98, in preseason play
By Leo Lendio, PhilBoxing.com, 07 Oct 2016
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers notched their first preseason victory in two starts after beating the Toronto Raptors, 104-98, Wednesday night at Staples Center.
Blake Griffin powered the Clips with 24 points a Read full story
NBA -- Kings point guard suspended for 8 games
By Breanna Patrick, PhilBoxing.com, 04 Oct 2016
INDIANA -- Point guard Darren Collison will not suit for the Sacramento Kings for the first eight games of the 2016-17 NBA season, the league announced on Sunday night.
The suspension stems from a May 20 domestic vi Read full story
NBA -- An awesome treat for hoops fans in Vancouver (PHOTOS)
By April Marfa, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Oct 2016
Philboxing photos by Noel Salazar.
VANCOUVER -- Vancouverites filled the Rogers Arena with enthusiasm last Saturday afternoon when the NBA showcased the bejeweled Golden State Warriors against the Read full story
NBA -- A well-deserved feat for a trio of greats
By Breanna Patrick, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Sep 2016
INDIANA --- For three of the best NBA players in the 90s, it has truly been an incredible year as Shaquille O'neal, Allen Iverson and Yao Ming captured their sport's highest honor and were recently enshrined in the James Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame,
Unique and special Read full story
2nd ESPN-LA Celebrity Game -- Shooting hoops and having fun for charity
By Nicholai R. Roska, PhilBoxing.com, 10 Aug 2016
LOS ANGELES -- The 2nd annual ESPNLA 710 All Star Celebrity Basketball Game dribbled off last August 5 at the Microsoft Square in this world famous City of Angels. As expected, the event was & Read full story
Team USA clobbers Nigeria, 110-66
By Kristy Gonowon, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Aug 2016
HOUSTON -- There was no question whether Team USA would win its final exhibition game against Nigeria Monday evening at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. With one game left to fine tune the team's synergy before their dep Read full story
Team USA sweep exhibition sked, 5-0
By Adeline Deladisma, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Aug 2016
HOUSTON -- The United States men's basketball team notched another victory as they routed the Nigerian men's team 110-66 Monday night (Tuesday morning Manila time) at the Toyota Center in Houston.
The crowd of 18,247 Read full story
Team USA, Venezuela show Olympic spirit
By Kristy Gonowon, PhilBoxing.com, 31 Jul 2016
CHICAGO --- On Friday night at Chicago's United Center, the men's USA basketball team left the arena with an expected victory in an exhibition game against the Venezuelan national team who was without their best player, Gre Read full story
Team USA manhandles Venezuela, 80-45
By Adeline Deladisma, PhilBoxing.com, 31 Jul 2016
CHICAGO -- The United States Men's Basketball Team (4-0) continued its pre-Olympics exhibition schedule with a 80-45 win over visiting Venezuela (0-1) Friday night (Saturday morning Manila time) at the United Center Read full story
NBA -- A Timberwolf wins Summer League MVP award
By Juvie Cabigon, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Jul 2016
LAS VEGAS -- Tyus Jones, a second year player with the Minnesota Timberwolves, bested this year's field of summer leaguers and was named MVP on Monday.
A Duke University alum, Jones was the 24th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft where he w Read full story