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Golden State more than ready
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, 14 Jun 2015
LEBRON James blamed himself, his limited passing and poor floor control, but there were two main culprits that hindered him and Cleveland in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
James finished with 44 points, his highest in a Finals ma Read full story
WEIGHT ON LEBRON’S SHOULDERS TO BEAT STEPH CURRY’S TEAM
By Reni M. Valenzuela, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Jun 2015
Michael Jordan was a superstar, but not alone playing the games.
Cleveland is Cleveland today because it depended heavily on its main man. Good, perhaps, but not great. Hence if the main man won’t deliver in this championsh Read full story
2015 NBA Finals -- Warriors clock Cavs, 103-82, tie series at 2-2
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Jun 2015
CLEVELAND -- Facing the toughest test in their record-breaking season, the Golden State Warriors answered the bell on Thursday night and mauled the Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-82, in Game 4 of the 2015 NBA Finals at the Qu Read full story
A Cebuano doctor at the Finals
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Jun 2015
CLEVELAND -- Moments before Game 4 of these NBA Finals tipped off here at the Quicken Loans Arena, I wandered near the court to inhale the atmosphere and feel the excitement that was wafting in the cool arena breeze.
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2015 NBA Finals -- Delly declares himself ready for Game 4
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Jun 2015
CLEVELAND -- After a victorious, albeit suspenseful, Game 3 victory, the city of Cleveland heaved a sigh of relief on Wednesday.
It's a day off in these 2015 NBA Finals, but both the Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors to Read full story
Giant Cav dwarfing over Warriors' bigs
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Jun 2015
CLEVELAND -- Even when sitting down, 7-foot-1 Timofey Mozgov is tall, almost as tall as myself, who is an inglorious 5-foot-nothing.
Extra large guys such as the 250-pound Mozgov are usually slow as a moron's IQ. But this Read full story
2015 NBA Finals Game 3 -- Cavs avert disaster, hold off Warriors for 2-1 series lead
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 10 Jun 2015
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers watched their 20-point lead dwindle down to a single point before holding on to a 96-91 Game 3 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night at a jampacked Quicken Loans Read full story
2015 NBA Finals - Championship excitement drapes Cleveland
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 10 Jun 2015
CLEVELAND -- The last time the Cleveland Cavaliers made the NBA Finals, in 2007, a young LeBron James watched helplessly as his team was overwhelmed, and eventually swept in four games, by the San Antonio Spurs.
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NBA Finals -- Coach Kerr unfazed by Curry's Game 2 "slump"
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 10 Jun 2015
CLEVELAND -- Shooters go on a streak. But sometimes. they go on a funk, too. That's just a fact of NBA life.
But for reigning MVP Steph Curry, having "bad" game couldn't have happened at the worst time --- Game 2 of the 2015 NBA Read full story
2015 NBA Finals -- James scores triple-double, Cavs knot series at 1-1 after another OT thriller
By Adeline Deladisma, PhilBoxing.com, 09 Jun 2015
OAKLAND -- In front of a sellout crowd at Oracle Arena on Sunday night (Monday morning Manila time) the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled out a stunning overtime victory against the heavily favored Golden State Warriors, 95-93 Read full story
NBA opens Live, Learn and Play Zone in Oakland
By Adeline Deladisma, PhilBoxing.com, 07 Jun 2015
OAKLAND -- Community leaders, NBA officials, and members of the Western Conference Champion Golden State Warriors gathered at the Boys and Girls Club of Oakland's Ossian E. Carr Clubhouse on Saturday (Sunday Manila Read full story
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