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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
NBA Playoffs - Cavs eliminate Bulls in lopsided Game 6
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 15 May 2015
CHICAGO -- The Bulls' rollercoaster season came to a stunning conclusion on Thursday night at the United Center where the Cleveland Cavaliers eliminated them from the playoffs with a lopsided 94-73 Game 6 victory.
LeBron Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Warriors wallop Grizzlies, 98-78, snatch 3-2 series lead
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 15 May 2015
OAKLAND -- It was just few days ago when the Golden State Warriors appeared to be done following Memphis Grizzlies' dominant games 2 and 3 of their Western Conference semifinals.
Panic was definitely felt here in Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Cavs hold off Bulls, take Game 5, 106-101
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 14 May 2015
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers pushed the Chicago Bulls on the brink of playoffs elimination on Tuesday night by scoring a heart-stopping Game 5 victory at the Quicken Loans Arena.
LeBron James flirted with a triple Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Clips rout Rockets, take 3-1 lead
By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, PhilBoxing.com, 12 May 2015
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Clippers moved to within a game away of the Western Conference Finals by walloping the Houston Rockets, 128-95, in Game 4 of their series on Sunday night at the Staples Center.
After t Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- James' dagger ties Cavs-Bulls series at 2-2
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 12 May 2015
CHICAGO -- LeBron James wasn't having his best day, shooting just 10 of 30 from the field and 1 of 7 from 3-point range. But the four-time MVP made the shot that mattered the most.
With 1.5 seconds left in Game 4, and his Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Sunshine amidst the rain for the Bulls
By Kristy Gonowon, PhilBoxing.com, 10 May 2015
CHICAGO -- A rainy Friday evening in Chicago had the air of playoffs electricity. The familiar jumbotron intro video featuring digital bulls running through downtown Chicago blasted overhead. Fireworks popped and sizzled through the air. Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Rose's deep 3 hands Bulls a 2-1 series lead
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 09 May 2015
CHICAGO -- Even on a late Friday night, the bank was open for Derrick Rose.
The 6-foot-3 All-Star point guard Rose capped a 30-point night with a game-winning 3 off the glass that gave the Chicago Bulls a suspenseful 99 Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- It's all in the head (band)
By Rex Alba, PhilBoxing.com, 08 May 2015
CLEVELAND -- Desperately needing a win to avoid falling to on an 0-2 hole where very few NBA teams have dug themselves out of, LeBron James summoned an accessory he hasn't worn since March 7 -- his patented head band.
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NBA Playoffs -- Cavs smash Bulls, 106-91, knot series at 1-1
By Alex Boytan, PhilBoxing.com, 08 May 2015
CLEVELAND -- In a Game 2 that they absolutely had to win, the Cleveland Cavaliers came through, beating the Chicago Bulls, 106-91, before a roaring crowd of 20, 562 at the Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday night.
After dro Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Strong start powers Bulls past Cavs in Game 1
By Mariano Cueva, PhilBoxing.com, 06 May 2015
CLEVELAND—The first quarter told the story. The Chicago Bulls offense was flawless, hitting on all cylinders. Mike Dunleavy went5 for 5 on the field, including 3 for 3 behind the arc. In contrast, the Cavaliers shot just 25% of their field goals, 5 out of 20, as the Bulls led by as many as 14 poin Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Warriors cruise past Grizzlies in Game 1, 101 to 86
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 05 May 2015
OAKLAND -- The highly anticipated Western Conference semifinals match-up between the Golden State Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies, two powerhouses with varying styles, went underway on Sunday at the Oracle Arena i Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Clippers knock out Spurs, 111-109, in Game 7 thriller
By Adeline Deladisma, PhilBoxing.com, 04 May 2015
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers put away the San Antonio Spurs Saturday night at home in the Staples Center in the final game of a best-of-seven series that could have been a Conference Final in its own right.
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PHILBOXING EXCLUSIVE -- Pacquiao receives signed jersey from Derrick Rose
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 02 May 2015
LAS VEGAS -- Alongside his growing family and his unbridled faith, boxing is one of Manny Pacquiao's true loves.
But basketball is a beloved mistress, a sport that Pacman is heavily involved in as the playing coa Read full story
NBA -- Bulls rout Bucks, set date with Cavs
By Tim Gonzales, PhilBoxing.com, 02 May 2015
MILWAUKEE -- The Bmo Harris Bradley Center buzzed with electricity prior to Game 6 of the Bucks versus Bulls showdown on Thursday night.
A sellout crowd of 18,717 packed the arena, and made it known it was "their h Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Spurs take crucial Game 5, grab 3-2 series lead
By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, PhilBoxing.com, 01 May 2015
LOS ANGELES -- The defending champions San Antonio Spurs moved a step closer to the second round of the 2015 NBA playoffs.
Tim Duncan had 21 points and 11 rebounds while Kawhi Leonard added 18 as the Spurs eged the L.A. Clippers, 111-107, on Tuesday night at Staples Center. The win lifted the six Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Rockets bounce Mavs, advance to second round
By Franco Ching Alsay, PhilBoxing.com, 01 May 2015
HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets eliminated the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night by scoring a 103-94 victory in Game 5 of their best-f-7 series at the Toyota Center.
For the first time in six years, the Rockets will advance to the second round of the NBa playoffs.
"For us to put ourselves in a Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Hungry, focused Bucks look to knot series with Bulls
By Tim Gonzales, PhilBoxing.com, 01 May 2015
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks took the practice floor on Wednesday morning. They were focused and went hrough drills the way a team hungry to make a playoffs impression would.
Trailing the Bulls 3-2 in their first Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Bucks avoid elimination, shock Bulls in Game 5
By Tim Gonzales, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Apr 2015
MILWAUKEE -- For the second time in as many games, the Milwaukee Bucks staved off elimination and will live another day in the 2015 NBA playoffs.
The scrappy Bucks, the youngest team this post-season, pulled out a monstrous Game 5 win over the battle-tested Chicago Bulls, 94-88, on Monday night Read full story