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The Finals: It’s now NBA All-Star War
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, 31 May 2017
IN boxing, it’s a candidate Fight of the Year before the first punch could be thrown or landed.
The NBA Finals series promises to be a classic, epic battle for the ages, just like the 1975 Ali-Frazier Thrilla in Manila.
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NBA PLAYOFFS -- Warriors heavily favored to win 2017 NBA Finals
By Henrick Macalintal, PhilBoxing.com, 26 May 2017
LOS ANGELES -- With a powerhouse cast led by Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, the Golden State Warriors are heavily favored to win the 2017 NBA Finals over the Cleveland Cavaliers w Read full story
2017 NBA Playoffs -- Cavs seize Game 4, take commanding 3-1 lead over reeling Celtics (PHOTOS)
By Andrew Schroeder, PhilBoxing.com, 25 May 2017
CLEVELAND -- With LeBron James mired in foul trouble, Kyrie Irving picked up the slack and led a 40-23 third quarter onslaught that catapulted the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 112-99 triumph over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Warriors sweep Spurs, enter NBA Finals for third straight year
By , PhilBoxing.com, 23 May 2017
CHICAGO -- The Golden State Warriors' offensive machine continues to destroy everything in its path, this time eliminating the vaunted San Antonio Spurs following a 129-115 Game 4 win on Monday night at the AT&T Center.
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NBA PLAOYFFS -- Celtics stun Cavs with Game 3 steal, 111-108
By Andrew Schroeder, PhilBoxing.com, 23 May 2017
CLEVELAND -- The Boston Celtics came storming back from a 21-point third quarter deficit and stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers, 111-108, in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday at the Quicken Loans Arena.
Avery Bradley sank a dagger 3 with 0.1 seconds left to play as the Celtics compl Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Cavs destroy Celtics in Game 1 of the East Finals
By Paolo Catapang, PhilBoxing.com, 19 May 2017
WASHINGTON -- After so much anticipation, so much hype, Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals turned out be a sleeper as the Cleveland Cavaliers annihilated the Boston Celtics, 117-103, at the TD Garden Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- CELTICS-WIZARDS TUG-OF-WAR WILL BE SETTLED IN GAME 7
By Paolo Catapang, PhilBoxing.com, 15 May 2017
WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards and the Boston Celtics hate each other the way Ohio State hates Michigan. It's a bitter rivalry that makes sports so great.
On Monday night (Tuesday AM in Manila), the 2017 edition of this tug-of-war will be settled once and for all when the Celtics host the W Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Warriors rally from 25 down to take Game 1 of West Finals
By Reylan Loberternos, PhilBoxing.com, 15 May 2017
TAGBILIRAN, Bohol. The Golden State Warriors came back from 25 points down to beat the San Antonio Spurs, 113-111, and take Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday afternoon at the Oracle Arena.
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NBA PLAYOFFS -- Spurs eliminate Rockets via 114-75 clinic sans Leonard; advance to Western Conference Finals vs Warriors
By Reylan Loberternos, PhilBoxing.com, 13 May 2017
Tagbilaran City, Bohol - The San Antonio Spurs are off to the Western Conference Finals after a 114-75 thrashing of state rivals Houston Rockets in Game 6 of their best-of-seven playoff series in Houston.
Missing two former Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Spurs win Game 5 thriller, take 3-2 lead over Rockets
By Reylan Loberternos, PhilBoxing.com, 11 May 2017
TAGBILARAN - The San Antonio Spurs won Game 5 via overtime on Tuesday night, 110-107, to take a 3-2 lead over the Houston Rockets in their tightly-contested Western Conference semifinals.
Kawhi Leonard injured h Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Wizards handle Celtics to tie series at 2-2
By Danilo Occidental Jr, PhilBoxing.com, 08 May 2017
WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards blew a close Game 4 contest wide open with a 26-0 third quarter run that eventually led to a 121-102 drubbing of the Boston Celtics at the Verizon Center, tying the Eastern Co Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Harden leads Game 4 rout over Spurs
By Franco Ching Alsay, PhilBoxing.com, 08 May 2017
HOUSTON -- After an uneven start, the Houston Rockets blew the San Antonio Spurs out of the Toyota Center on Sunday night and evened the Western Conference semifinals at 2-2 with a smashing 125-104 Game 4 rout.
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NBA PLAYOFFS -- Kevin Durant sizzles with 38, Warriors up 3-0 over Jazz
By Andrew Schroeder, PhilBoxing.com, 07 May 2017
INDIANA — Kevin Durant showed the stuff MVPs are made of.
The 8-time All-Star dropped 38 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 102-91 Game 3 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in downtown Salt Lake City Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Aldridge shines with 26, Spurs win Game 3, 103-92
By Franco Ching Alsay, PhilBoxing.com, 07 May 2017
HOUSTON -- After a slow start in these playoffs, LaMarcus Aldridge found his All-Star form on Friday night and helped the San Antonio Spurs take a 2-1 series lead following a masterful 103-92 victory at the Toyota Center.
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NBA PLAYOFFS -- Cavs move one game away from Eastern Conference Finals
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 07 May 2017
CHICAGO -- The Cleveland Cavaliers were in a dogfight Friday night at the Air Canada Centre. leading only by two, 79-77, entering the fourth quarter of Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinals.
But as great teams ofte Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Warriors beat Jazz 115 - 104, take 2-0 series lead
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 05 May 2017
OAKLAND -- The Golden State Warriors came out firing in front of a raucous capacity crowd, taking an early 12-3 lead on the way to a 115-104 Game 2 win over the Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Wizards score Game 3 romp, chop Celtics' series lead to 2-1
By Maanaan Sabir, PhilBoxing.com, 05 May 2017
MILWAUKEE -- The Washington Wizards cranked up their defense and held on to a big lead this time to capture Game 3 with a technical foul-infested 116-89 victory over the Boston Celtics Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- After long layoff, Warriors dust off Jazz in Game 1, 106-94
By Shelley Dano, PhilBoxing.com, 03 May 2017
LOS ANGELES -- The Golden State Warriors went off to a roaring start on Tuesday night, opening the Western Conference semifinals with a one-sided 106-94 victory over the Utah Jazz at the Oracle Arena.
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NBA PLAYOFFS -- Thomas drops 53 in Celtics' Game 2 win over Wizards
By Maanaan Sabir, PhilBoxing.com, 03 May 2017
MILWAUKEE -- On the day his recently departed baby sister would have turned 23, Isaiah Thomas played inspired basketball on Tuesday night and burned the Washington Wizards with 53 points as the Boston Celtics edged the Washi Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Raptors advance after thrilling 92-89 Game 6 win
By Maria Macatangay, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Apr 2017
MILWAUKEE -- The Toronto Raptors squandered a 25-point lead but collected themselves late to win Game 6, 92-89, and clinch their series against a gutsy Milwaukee Bucks, 4-2 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
"We lost our c Read full story