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Suns nip Clippers, cling to 8th playoffs spot
By Jose Roberto Meza, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 20 Apr 2012
LOS ANGELES -- It was tighter than spandex, much closer than a local election. But after 24 lead changes and 19 ties, the Phoenix Suns subdued the high-flying Clippers from Los Angeles, 93-90, Thursday night at the US A Read full story
Dwight Howard's season of discontent ends
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 20 Apr 2012
IT was a season of discontent for center Dwight Howard, one marred by free agency woes, back pains that sidelined him for eight games, and one very public discord with his head coach -- Stan Van Gundy.
Well, that season end Read full story
Bulls lock No.1 seed ... almost
By Fakhouri Amjid, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 14 Apr 2012
CHICAGO -- Barring a collapse of biblical proportions, the Chicago Bulls are poised to assume the No.1 seed in the Eastern Conference when the 2012 NBA playoffs begin this April 28.
Up until Thursday night, the No.2 ranked Miami Heat were still in contention for the top seed in the East, but t Read full story
Out-of-sync MVP hopes to play better
By Scott Au, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 14 Apr 2012
CHICAGO -- The rust was expected. After all, he had missed 12 straight games this seaosn and 23 overall after dealing with issues concerning his toe, ankle and groin.
But not even Derrick Rose, the league's reigning MVP, c Read full story
Rose eyes payback against Knicks
By Fakhouri Amjid, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 10 Apr 2012
CHICAGO -- He doesn't say much. He always lets his game do the talking.
But if the eyes were indeed the windows to the soul, then you can tell that Derrick Rose can't wait to avenge his team's heartbreaking 100-99 ov Read full story
San Antonio rests top stars, stumbles in Utah
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 10 Apr 2012
FOR a veteran NBA team with multiple championships under its belt, getting some rest is clearly more important than the race for the best overall record in the NBA.
That was exactly the case Monday night at the Ener Read full story
Rockets take off in Chicago, snap Bulls streak
By Fakhouri Amjid, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 03 Apr 2012
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls have not lost back-to-back regular season games since Feb 5 and 7 of last year. It's a streak that coursed through 86 games, just nine shy of the NBA record set by the Utah Jazz between 1997 Read full story
Hot and cold Bulls hold off Pistons
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 01 Apr 2012
It wasn't exactly a profile in excellence as the host Chicago Bulls struggled to shoot the ball and were mired in 15 turnovers against the Detroit Pistons Friday night at the United Center.
But following a pattern Read full story
CLIPPERS VS SUNS: Blake Griffin overshadows point guard duel
By Nicholai R. Roska, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 29 Mar 2012
LOS ANGELES -- It was billed as a match-up between two of the top point guards in the NBA. A duel between cagey veteran and two-time MVP Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns versus the young lion in Chris Paul of the LA Clippers Read full story
Knicks cling to shaky playoff spot with Magic rout
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 29 Mar 2012
WITHOUT starters Jeremy Lin and Amare Stoudemire, the New York Knicks didn't seem to have enough firepower to prevail in a showdown against one of the beasts in their conference Wednesday night at the Madison Square Gard Read full story