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CARLOS SANTANA AND CINDY BLACKMAN SANTANA TO PERFORM NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE NBA FINALS ON SUNDAY, JUNE 7
By , PhilBoxing.com, 07 Jun 2015
NEW YORK, June 6, 2015 – Ten-time Grammy® Award-winner and legendary San Francisco guitarist Carlos Santana will perform the national anthem alongside his wife, Cindy Blackman Santana, on Sunday, June 7 at 8 p.m. ET be Read full story
NBA MVP Stephen Curry to visit Manila in September
By Jong Arcano, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 07 Jun 2015
Mark the date: September 5, a Saturday.
Stephen Curry, the sweet-shooting Golden State hotshot who is trying to lead the Warriors to their first National Basketball Association title in 40 years, is coming to Manila for a promotional visit.
The NBA’s regular season Most Valuable Player, now ac Read full story
NBA Finals Game 1 was Man versus Team
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Jun 2015
CHICAGO -- Normally, when LeBron James wreaks havoc in a playoffs game, like he did in Game 1 of the 2015 NBA Finals yesterday, his team almost always wins.
But the King's herculean effort, one that produced 44 poin Read full story
2015 NBA Finals -- Warriors outlast Cavs in Game 1 OT thriller, 108-100
By Adeline Deladisma, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Jun 2015
OAKLAND -- "Warriors!! Warriors!!!"
The excitement surrounding Game 1 of the NBA Finals permeated the air. A capacity crowd of 19,596 came to witness Golden State's first trip to the Finals since they won it all 40 Read full story
Golden State Warriors' Good Luck Charm Nayah Damasen to Sing National Anthem Prior to Tonight’s Game 1 of The Finals
By , PhilBoxing.com, 05 Jun 2015
Prior to tonight’s Game 1 of The Finals at 9 p.m. ET on ABC, 10-year-old singing sensation and San Jose, Calif. native Nayah Damasen will perform the U.S. national anthem. The Golden State Warriors’ “good luck charm” has gra Read full story
NBA -- Bulls name Hoiberg head coach
By , PhilBoxing.com, 03 Jun 2015
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls announced today the hiring of Fred Hoiberg. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced.
Hoiberg, 42, is the 19th head coach in franchise history. For the last five seasons, he served as the head coach at Iowa State University. In his Read full story
NBA FINALS: PACQUIAO, PINOY SPORTS PERSONALITIES ROOT FOR WARRIORS
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Jun 2015
The entire nation of Israel is throwing its support to the Cleveland Cavaliers in their coming championship playoff date with the Golden State Warriors for all the NBA marbles which begins Thursday (Friday in Manila) in Oakland Read full story
NBA -- Bulls fire Thibodeau, begin search for new head coach
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 30 May 2015
CHICAGO -- Without going into specifics and admitting only that there was a "breakdown," the Chicago Bulls relieved head coach Tom Thibodeau of his duties on Wednesday afternoon.
"Obviously, there was a breakdown. That's no Read full story
NBA Playoffs - Warriors clinch Finals berth, duel with Cavs for title
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 29 May 2015
OAKLAND -- The Golden State Warriors are back in the NBA Finals after 40 long years.
The torturous, four-decade wait ended on Wednesday night (Thursday AM in Manila) after the Golden State Warriors eliminated the Houston R Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- After a long season of struggles, Cavs punch ticket to the NBA Finals
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 28 May 2015
CLEVELAND -- After a long and tumultuous season, one marred by a poor start, rumors of internal squabbling and supposed coach firing, the Cleveland Cavaliers are NBA Finals bound following a four-game sweep of the Atlanta Hawks Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Rockets fend off elimination, take Game 4, 128-115
By Franco Ching Alsay, PhilBoxing.com, 27 May 2015
HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets survived elimination by beating the Golden State Warriors, 128-115, on Monday night at the Toyota Center.
Game 5 is Wednesday night (Thursday AM in Manila) at the Oracle Arena where the Wa Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Cavs survive OT scare, up 3-0 in East Finals
By Rex Alba, PhilBoxing.com, 27 May 2015
CLEVELAND. After a lethargic start, the Cleveland Cavaliers escaped an overtime scare from the stubborn Atlanta Hawks, winning 114- 111 on Sunday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
Like the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, the Cavs now lead the Eastern Conference Finals, 3- Read full story
WARRIORS ONE GAME AWAY FROM NBA FINALS
By , PhilBoxing.com, 25 May 2015
HOUSTON -- The monstrous dunk by Dwight Howard against the two defenders in the first quarter did not set the tone for the Houston Rockets, who they lost by 35 points against the Golden State, Warriors, on Saturday ni Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Cavs take control, leads East Finals, 2-0
By Adeline Deladisma, PhilBoxing.com, 24 May 2015
ATLANTA -- The Cleveland Cavaliers moved two games away from returning to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2007.
LeBron James scored 32 points to lead the Cavs to a decisive 94-82 Game 2 win that handed Cleveland a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Atlanta Hawks in their best-of-7 East Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Warriors escape late Rockets surge, take 2 - 0 lead in Western Finals.
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 23 May 2015
OAKLAND -- - The Golden State Warriors now hold a 2 - 0 lead over the Houston Rockets in their ongoing Western Conference Finals.
Reigning MVP Stephen Curry delivered down the stretch for his 3rd consecutive 30- Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Steph Curry showing MVP stuff
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 23 May 2015
OAKLAND -- If there has ever been a doubt as to who is the NBA's MVP this season, Stephen Curry is erasing all the doubts in the ongoing NBA playoffs.
Through 12 postseason games thus far, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Cu Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Cavs nip Hawks, take Game1 of East Finals
By Winchell Campos, PhilBoxing.com, 21 May 2015
ATLANTA--LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers outmuscled and overpowered the Atlanta Hawks, 97-89, to score a morale-boosting victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals at the Philips Arena, Wednesday.
After Read full story
NBA Playoffs - A new NBA era is here
By Jason Aniel, PhilBoxing.com, 20 May 2015
OAKLAND -- Today marks the beginning of the NBA’s version of the “Final Four” as the Golden State Warriors open the Western Conference Finals at home against the Houston Rockets.
The next day, the Atlanta Hawks host Game 1 of Read full story
NBA Playoffs - Clippers cannot escape their history
By Keith Butler, PhilBoxing.com, 19 May 2015
LOS ANGELES -- Someone once said that the first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you find yourself. Unfortunately, the Los Angeles Clippers and their fans coul Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Rockets shock Clippers, force Game 7
By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, PhilBoxing.com, 16 May 2015
LOS ANGELES - Facing elimination and trailing by 19 points in the third quarter, the Houston Rockets pulled an improbable comeback by beating the Los Angeles Clippers, 119-107, in Game 6 of their Western Conference sem Read full story