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NBA -- Spurning Love for Thompson
By Jason Aniel, PhilBoxing.com, 07 Jan 2015
Oakland, CA—One of the most hotly debated topics during the last offseason for the Golden State Warriors was the team’s attempt to acquire, then, Minnesota Timberwolves, All-NBA Power Forward, Kevin Love. Clearly, both the Read full story
NBA -- Wizards drop Pels behind Wall's 12 assists
By Absalon Inocian, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 07 Jan 2015
New Orleans – John Wall had only a modest 15 points but his 12 assists helped the Washington Wizards beat the New Orleans Pelicans, 92-85, at the Smoothie King Center.
After being sidelined by a shoulder injury for six weeks, Eric Gordon returned to the lineup and finished with six points, five a Read full story
NBA -- Bulls' fourth quarter D grounds Rockets
By Hector Posa, PhilBoxing.com, 07 Jan 2015
CHICAGO -- The rampaging Chicago Bulls continued their winning ways on Monday night and scratched off the visiting Houston Rockets as their latest victims.
Pau Gasol made 10 of 16 field goals for 27 points to lead the B Read full story
NBA -- Miami hold off Nets rally, 88-84, halts four-game losing skid
By Roman David Garay, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Jan 2015
MIAMI- Chris Bosh called it a must-win game. With the Indiana Pacers slowly creeping behind the 8th seeded Heat, Bosh's statement sure looked accurate and the team showed up in front of a season-high 20,181 fans at American Airlines Arena and played like it was.
Bosh and fellow All-star Dwayne W Read full story
NBA -- Clutch Kobe sinks Pacers, 88-87
By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Jan 2015
LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant scored 20 points including the go-ahead basket in the final 12 seconds of play and the Los Angeles Lakers edged the Indiana Pacers, 88-87, on Sunday night at the Staples Center.
Bryant had an efficient 7-for-14 shooting and also got six rebounds and six assists. Nick Yo Read full story
NBA -- Mavericks pound LeBron-less Cavs, 109-90
By Mariano Cueva, PhilBoxing.com, 05 Jan 2015
CLEVELAND -- Without LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers were no match against the firepower of the visiting Dallas Mavericks on Sunday at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Mavs, winners of five straight, manhandled the Cavs b Read full story
NBA -- Gasol carries Bulls past Celtics in OT
By Hector Posa, PhilBoxing.com, 05 Jan 2015
CHICAGO -- With Derrick Rose unable to find his shot and Jimmy Butler out on bereavement leave, Pau Gasol stepped up to the plate on Saturday night and dished one of his finest performances of the season.
The 7-foot Spa Read full story
NBA -- Clippers rout Sixers for third straight W
By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, PhilBoxing.com, 05 Jan 2015
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers dropped 34 first quarter points en route to a 127-91 rout of the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night at the Staples Center.
All-Star point guard Chris Paul presided over the o Read full story
NBA -- Grizzlies nip Lakers on Kobe's late miss
By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, PhilBoxing.com, 04 Jan 2015
LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant missed a 3 with .06 seconds left to play and the Los Angeles Lakers fell short against the Memphis Grizzlies, 109-106, at Staples Center.
The long range shot was Bryant's eighth miss out o Read full story
NBA -- Pistons clobber ailing Knicks, 97-81
By Ben Paz, PhilBoxing.com, 04 Jan 2015
NEW YORK -- With five players sidelined, including Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire who both had sore knees, the New York Knicks couldn't handle the streaking Detroit Pistons, who won going away, 97-81, on Friday nig Read full story
NBA -- Love, Irving lift Cavs over Hornets
By Ananias Diaz, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Jan 2015
CHARLOTTE -- No LeBron, no problem this time.
Kevin Love scored 27 points while Kyrie Irving added 23 to power Cleveland to a 91-87 win past the struggling Charlotte Hornets on Friday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
It was the Cavaliers' first win without LeBron James in four games thi Read full story
NBA -- Pelicans soar past Rockets, 111-83
By Absalon Inocian, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 03 Jan 2015
NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Pelicans preyed on the visiting Houston Rockets, 111-83, on Friday night in front of a very loud crowd at the Smoothie King Center.
Ryan Anderson made 9-of-14 shots to lead the Pelicans Read full story
NBA- Ex-PBA import shines in Pacers win over Bucks
By Hector Posa, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Jan 2015
MILWAUKEE -- Former Ginebra Kings import Donald Sloan had his finger prints all over the Indiana Pacers' 94-91 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The 6-foot-3 Sloan, who pl Read full story
NBA -- Rose catches fire late, Bulls burn Nuggets, 106-101
By Hector Posa, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Jan 2015
CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose had an awful night shooting the ball at the United Center on New Year's Day, sinking just 7 of 25 field goals.
But the Bulls sparkplug made the shots that mattered late in the fourth quarter wher Read full story
NBA -- Bucks feast on depleted Cavs, 98-80
By Alex Boytan, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Jan 2015
CLEVELAND -- With LeBron James (sore left knee) and Kevin Love (back spasms) sidelined with injuries, the Milwaukee Bucks had little trouble dispatching the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena on New Year's Eve.
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NBA -- Durant scored 44 in OKC's OT win over Suns
By Jehanne Chiong Baraquil, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Jan 2015
SAN FRANCISCO -- After missing a cluster of games with a sprained ankle, Kevin Durant returned triumphantly on Wednesday night and led the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 137-134 overtime win over the Phoenix Suns at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The reigning MVP made 13 of 23 field goals, 6 of 11 th Read full story
NBA -- Wizards hold off Rockets in Houston, 104-103
By Leo Quilaton, PhilBoxing.com, 31 Dec 2014
HOUSTON - Bradley Beal and Paul Pierce provided the 1-2 punch that the Washington Wizards needed to beat Western Conference heavyweights Houston Rockets on Monday night at the Toyota Center.
Beal tallied a game-high Read full story
NBA - Dallas' Ellis, Chandler iffy against Wiz
By Franco Ching Alsay, PhilBoxing.com, 31 Dec 2014
HOUSTON -- When the Dallas Mavericks aim to protect their American Airlines Center home court early today, they could have their hands full against the visiting Washington Wizards.
That's because the Mavericks could miss two Read full story
NBA -- Hornets' rally falls short, bows in OT, 104-94
By Eric Biasbas, PhilBoxing.com, 31 Dec 2014
CHARLOTTE -- The Charlotte Hornets erased a 21-point deficit in regulation before running out of gas in overtime, losing to the Milwaukee Bucks, 104-94, at the Time Warner Cable Arena on Monday night.
Trailing 43-22 i Read full story
CHICAGO’S BUTLER AND HOUSTON’S HARDEN NAMED NBA EASTERN AND WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
By , PhilBoxing.com, 30 Dec 2014
NEW YORK, Dec. 29, 2014 – The Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler and the Houston Rockets’ James Harden today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 22, through Sunday, Dec. 28.
Butler led the Bulls to a 4-0 week behind averages Read full story