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NBA -- Bulls' Butler to miss 3-to-6 six weeks with sprained elbow
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 04 Mar 2015
CHICAGO -- After losing star point guard Derrick Rose to a meniscus tear for at least four months, the Chicago Bulls received more bad news on Monday when an MRI revealed a sprained left elbow to another prominent player.
According to an ESPN report, Jimmy Butler was diagnosed with a "Grade 2/3 u Read full story
NBA -- Heat rise as Suns set in Miami
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 04 Mar 2015
CHICAGO -- When he demanded a ticket out of Phoenix prior to this year's February 19 trading deadline, Goran Dragic went out of his way to explain that he no longer trusts the Suns organization.
So when he met his former Read full story
NBA -- Fourth quarter surge lifts Clippers past Bulls
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Mar 2015
CHICAGO -- The Los Angeles Clippers held the Chicago Bulls to 10 points in the final 8:48 of play to score a hard-fought 96-86 victory on Sunday afternoon at the United Center.
It was the Clips' fifth straight win a Read full story
NBA -- Sans Durant, Westbrook, OKC tops Lakers
By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Mar 2015
LOS ANGELES -- Even without Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the Oklahoma City Thunder were good enough to beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 108-101, on Sunday at the Staples Center.
Durant the reigning MVP sat due to an Read full story
NBA Travels: Bucks find triumph in the midst of multiple adversities (PHOTOS)
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Mar 2015
MILWAUKEE -- With a 15-67 record, the Milwaukee Bucks finished the 2013-14 regular season with the worst record in the league.
And while a turnaround was expected following a coaching change, a high draft pick and Read full story
NBA -- Knicks trip Raptors, win back-to-back
By Ben Paz, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Mar 2015
NEW YORK -- With All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry taking the night off to rest, the New York Knicks beat Toronto Raptors, 103-98, on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.
It was the second win in a row for the Knicks Read full story
NBA -- Warriors' Ezeli suspended for 1 game
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Mar 2015
SAN FRANCISCO -- When the Golden State Warriors face the Celtics Sunday night (Monday morning in Manila) at the TD Garden in Boston, they will do so without center Festus Ezeli.
The league suspended Ezeli for 1 game for "initiating an altercation" with Tornton's Tyler Hansbrough last Friday wh Read full story
NBA -- Knicks outlast Pistons in 2OT thriller
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Mar 2015
CHICAGO -- Still in the hunt for a playoffs berth in the Eastern Conference, the Detroit Pistons had a golden opportunity to gain some headway Friday night when they hosted the hapless, Carmelo Anthony-less New York Knicks.
It turned out be a massive opportunity loss as Detroit shot just 40.2 p Read full story
NBA -- Butler, Noah tame Wolves, 96-89
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Mar 2015
CHICAGO -- With a depleted line-up, Jimmy Butler and Joakim Noah came to the rescue and helped the Chicago Bulls avoid an upset loss at the hands of the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
Butler had 28 poi Read full story
NBA -- Clips hand Grizzlies rare home loss
By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Mar 2015
LOS ANGELES -- With four of five starters scoring in double figures, the Los Angeles Clippers stunned the Memphis Grizzlies, 97-79, on Friday night at the FedEx Forum.
Chris Paul orchestrated the Clippers onslaugh Read full story
NBA -- Cavs heating up at the right time
By Alex Boytan, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Feb 2015
CLEVELAND -- After starting the season at 1-3 and losing four straight last November 17 to 22, the Cleveland Cavaliers hardly looked like a playoffs team, let alone a championship contender.
Things only got worse from there afte Read full story
NBA -- LeBron's 42 powers Cavs past Warriors
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Feb 2015
CHICAGO -- In what was potentially an NBA Finals showdown, the Cleveland Cavaliers handled the explosive Golden State Warriors, 110-99, on Thursday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
LeBron James notched a season-high Read full story
NBA -- Rockets end losing skid versus Clips with 110-105 win
By Franco Ching Alsay, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Feb 2015
HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets ended a six-game losing streak against the L.A. Clippers on Wednesday, winning 110-105, at the Toyota Center.
James Harden led the Rockets with 21 points and 10 assists, but teammate Corey Brewer stole the show by scoring 13 of his 20 points off the bench in the fou Read full story
NBA -- LeBron's milestone, Love's 8 triples stall Pistons
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Feb 2015
CHICAGO -- The Cleveland Cavaliers won their third straight on Tuesday night, thanks to a career milestone performance by LeBron James and eight triples by Kevin Love.
LeBron finished with 19 points, 11 assists and seven Read full story
NBA -- Rose to have another surgery; season in doubt
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Feb 2015
CHICAGO -- The beautiful promise of a championship season for the Chicago Bulls suffered a crippling blow late Tuesday night when the team announced that its franchise player, Derrick Rose, will undergo yet another kn Read full story
NBA -- Bulls dominate Bucks, win two straight
By Kelly Manalo, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Feb 2015
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls won their second straight home game on Monday night, beating the Milwaukee Bucks, 87-71, despite making only 27 of 76 field goals (35.5 percent)
Tony Snell scored 18 of his 20 points in the Read full story
NBA -- Hawks withstand Bucks' rally, hold on to win, 97-86
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 24 Feb 2015
MILWAUKEE - The Atlanta Hawks relinquished an early 15-point lead but gathered their bearings to eventually hold off the Milwaukee Bucks, 97-86 on Sunday afternoon at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Paul Millsap guided the Hawks with 23 points and 16 boards while Al Horford added 15 and eight reb Read full story
NBA -- Cavs kick overmatched Knicks, 101-83
By Alex Boytan, PhilBoxing.com, 24 Feb 2015
NEW YORK -- The famous cliche' that you have to play the games on the court, not on paper, did not apply in Sunday's contest between the 10-44 New York Knicks and the surging 34-22 Cleveland Cavaliers.
In this match-up, t Read full story
NBA -- Pacers take Down Curry-less Warriors, 104-98
By Adeline Deladisma, PhilBoxing.com, 24 Feb 2015
INDIANAPOLIS -- It seems the Golden State Warriors have caught a bit of the big-name injury bug that has plagued NBA teams all season.
League MVP candidate Stephen Curry sat out his first game of the season with a sore right Read full story
NBA -- Brewer's 26 powers Rockets past Raptors
By Franco Ching Alsay, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Feb 2015
HOUSTON -- Corey Brewer sank 12 of 19 field goals for 26 points and the Houston Rockets trounced the Toronto Raptors, 98-76, on Saturday night at the Toyota Center.
Brewer's heroics was a welcome relief for the Rockets as the usually explosive James Harden had a relatively quiet 20 points. Only o Read full story