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NBA -- Hornets beat Nuggets for third straight W
By Ananias Diaz, PhilBoxing.com, 24 Dec 2014
CHARLOTTE - Charlotte Hornets extended their longest winning streak of the season at three games, routing the visiting Denver Nuggets, 100-92, on Monday night at the time Warner Cable Arena.
The Hornets, who never tr Read full story
NBA -- Cavs pass stern test versus Grizzlies
By Jose Carlos Monroy, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Dec 2014
CLEVELAND -- In a convincing triumph against a Western Conference powerhouse and the league's second-best team so far this season, the Cleveland Cavaliers handled the visiting Memphis Grizzlies, 105-91, on Sunday afternoo Read full story
NBA -- Deng, Heat deliver at home against Celtics, 100-84
By Kirk Coyoca, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Dec 2014
MIAMI- The Miami Heat entered Sunday night having lost 8 of their last 9 home games at American Airlines Arena. Their last home win was against the Charlotte Hornets last November 23rd.
The Heat were slated to play with Read full story
NBA -- Nets dispatch slumping Pistons, 110-105
By Ben Paz, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Dec 2014
BROOKLYN -- The Brooklyn Nets foiled a late rally by the Detroit Pistons to win 110-105 on Sunday night at the Barclays Center.
The Nets snapped a three-game losing streak and improve to 11-15 while the slumping pistons lose their fourth straight and are 5-23, the third worst record in the NBA.
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NBA -- Paul ignites Clips past Bucks, 106-102
By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Dec 2014
LOS ANGELES - Chris Paul carried the Los Angeles Clippers on his back on Saturday night and helped his team avert a mild upset by scoring a 106-102 triumph over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks.
With the game hanging in t Read full story
NBA -- Mavericks beat Spurs in Rondo's debut
By Doreen Mendez, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Dec 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- Rajon Rondo had an uneventful debut as a Dallas Maverick, hitting only 3-of-11 field goals for 11 points, six rebounds and nine assists.
But Monta Ellis was a different story.
The Mavericks' other s Read full story
NBA -- Bulls tame Grizzlies behind six Mirotic 3s
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Dec 2014
CHICAGO -- Nikola Mirotic showed the might that made him one of this year's prized rookies.
The 6-foot-9 gunslinger swished all six of his 3s and the Chicago Bulls plucked another road win on Friday night, a close 103-97 o Read full story
NBA -- Knicks lose seven straight at the Garden
By Jehanne Chiong Baraquil, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Dec 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- The New York Knicks' extremely disappointing season continued with yet another loss on Saturday afternoon, this time against the fast-running Phoenix Suns, 99-90, at the Madison Square Garden.
It was t Read full story
NBA -- Steadier Wizards hold off Heat, 105-103
By Roman David Garay, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Dec 2014
MIAMI -- The Washington Wizards came up with clutch plays late to beat the Miami Heat, 105-103, on Friday night at the American Airlines Arena.
John Wall drilled a two-pointer that gave the Wiz a four-point lead in th Read full story
NBA -- Thunder escape L.A. with 104-103 decision
By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Dec 2014
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant missed a tightly contested 17-foot jumper with two seconds left to play and the Oklahoma City Thunder escaped with a 104-103 decision on Friday night at Staples Center.
"I didn't have my le Read full story
NBA -- Warriors top Thunder in wild west duel
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Dec 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Golden State Warriors survived a Kevin Durant outburst to score a 114-109 victory over the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.
Durant's 30 points i Read full story
NBA -- Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks
By Mariano Cueva, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Dec 2014
CLEVELAND -- The Boston Celtics pulled a blockbuster trade on Thursday night and sent point guard Rajon Rondo off to the Dallas Mavericks.
The Mavericks also acquired Dwight Powell, Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson and Read full story
NBA --Hawks exact revenge, pounce on Cavaliers, 127-98
By Jose Carlos Monroy, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Dec 2014
CLEVELAND -- The Atlanta Hawks blew the Cleveland Cavaliers out their building by making 49 of 76 field goals en route to a 127-98 rout on Wednesday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
It was sweet revenge for the Hawks, who Read full story
NBA -- Cavs outduel Hornets, 97-88
By Rex Alba, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Dec 2014
CLEVELAND -- In a roller-coaster game of runs and spurts, the Cleveland Cavaliers got the best of the Charlotte Hornets and scored a 97-88 victory at the Quicken Loans Arena on Monday night.
LeBron James had 27 points and 13 rebounds while Kevin Love tallied 22 and 18 boards. Kyrie Irving chipp Read full story
NBA -- Hawks edge Bulls, win 10 of their last 11
By Hector Posa, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Dec 2014
CHICAGO -- On the second night of a back-to-back, the Chicago Bulls couldn't keep up with the streaking Atlanta Hawks.
Al Horford filled the stats sheet with 21 points, 10 rebounds and six assists to lead Atlanta to a h Read full story
NBA -- Warriors beat Davis-less Pels, up streak to 16
By Absalon Inocian, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 16 Dec 2014
New Orleans -- Anthony Davis’ chest contusion hindered him from playing against the Golden State Warriors, but it still required an overtime session to beat the New Orleans Pelicans, 128-122, Sunday night at the Smoothie King Center.
“They hit some timely threes, eleven 3’s tonight and we have a Read full story
NBA -- Bulls' stingy D wears down Heat
By Roman David Garay, PhilBoxing.com, 16 Dec 2014
MIAMI - The Miami Heat couldn't muster enough scoring on Sunday night and fell to the Chicago Bulls, 93-75, at the American Airlines Arena.
After taking an 18-14 edge in the opening quarter, the Heat were obliterated 58- Read full story
Les locks in WBA Oceania title with home town victory over Barbosa.
By Adeline Deladisma, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Dec 2014
In front of a packed house at the Home Hill memorial Hall, local boy, Les Sherrington made a triumphant return to the Burdekin and set up a potential blockbuster bout with fellow Aussie star Daniel Geale in the new year.
Sherrington out pointed Brazil's Samir Santos Barbosa winning by unanimous d Read full story
NBA -- Returning Howard leads Rockets past Nuggets, 108-96
By Adeline Deladisma, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Dec 2014
HOUSTON -- In front of their 12th straight sellout crowd at the Toyota Center, the Houston Rockets defeated the Denver Nuggets 108-96 Saturday night.
The victory coincided with the return of Houston center Dwight Howa Read full story
NBA - Nets bury Hornets in a slew of 16 triples
By Ananias Diaz, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Dec 2014
CHARLOTTE -- Playing without two of their injured big men, center Brook Lopez and power forward Kevin Garnett, the Brooklyn Nets relied heavily on their outside shooting.
The ploy yielded huge dividends on Saturday nig Read full story