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NBA -- Pacers bolster playoffs push with Knicks rout, 102-86
By Vadim Atbashyan, PhilBoxing.com, 09 Apr 2015
NEW YORK -- Fighting for a playoffs spot, the Indiana Pacers cruised past the New York Knicks, 102-86, on Wednesday night at the Madison Square Garden.
The victory improved the Pacers' record to 35-43, tying them in 9t Read full story
NBA -- Raptors clip Hornets, 92-74
By Ananias Diaz, PhilBoxing.com, 09 Apr 2015
CHARLOTTE -- For Hornets fans, this was a painful game to watch.
Badly needing a win at home to keep their slim playoff hopes alive, Charlotte’s chances instead melted like butter over a fire after losing to the Toronto Raptors, 92-74, at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Hornets opened the ga Read full story
NBA -- Spurs pummel OKC, win 8th straight
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 09 Apr 2015
CHICAGO -- With the playoffs in sight, the defending champion San Antonio Spurs are flexing their muscles for another deep post-season run.
Led by Kawhi Leonard's 26 points, six Spurs scored in double figures and San Read full story
NBA -- Heat keep playoffs hopes alive with crucial win over Hornets
By Roman David Garay, PhilBoxing.com, 09 Apr 2015
MIAMI - With just 5 games left in the regular season, the Miami Heat entered Tuesday night's game badly needing a win to keep their playoffs hopes alive.
Trailing the 8th seeded Boston Celtics by a full game, the Heat a Read full story
NBA -- Lakers lose franchise record 56th game of the season
By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES -- A season of lows reached a new low for the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night at the Staples Center where the purple-and-gold franchise lost a franchise worst 56th game of the season.
Blake Griffin tall Read full story
NBA -- Paul George is back!
By Adeline Deladisma, PhilBoxing.com, 07 Apr 2015
INDIANAPOLIS -- In a game critical to determining who will take the last two spots in the Eastern Conference playoffs, the Indiana Pacers doled out a convincing 112-89 win against the Miami Heat Sunday night.
Perhaps Read full story
NBA -- Hornets escape Sixers, keep playoff hopes alive
By Eric Biasbas, PhilBoxing.com, 07 Apr 2015
CHARLOTTE -- The Charlotte Hornets narrowly defeated the lowly Philadelphia Sixers, 92-91 on Saturday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
Kemba Walker led the Hornets with 24 points but it was Gerald Henderson's Read full story
NBA -- Cavs bury Bulls in a barrage of 16 triples
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Apr 2015
CHICAGO -- Against a tough Bulls defense, Cleveland converted only 28 percent of its 2-point field goals (19-of-66), but the Cavaliers sizzled beyond the arc, making 16 of 37 triples to score a 99-94 decision.
J.R. Smith Read full story
NBA -- Rockets silence Thunder with Harden's 41
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Apr 2015
CHICAGO -- James Harden scattered 41 points, including eight in the final 2:34 of play, to lead the Houston Rockets to a 115-112 victory over the OKC Thunder on Sunday afternoon.
With the score tied at 100-100, Harden silenced the Chesapeake Energy Arena by drilling a 24-foot 3. After Enes Kante Read full story
NBA -- Clarkson says Pacquiao has a "good chance" against Mayweather
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 05 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES - Just like everyone else with a passion for boxing, Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson of the Los Angeles Lakers weighed in on the upcoming Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight.
"I think he Read full story
NBA-- Cavs topple Heat to extend home win streak to 17
By Mariano Cueva, PhilBoxing.com, 05 Apr 2015
CLEVELAND—The Cavaliers' bench came up big against the Heat at the Q Arena.
Iman Shumpert had a season-high 17 points, Matthew Dellavedova had 14 points and Tristan Thompson added eight points and 15 rebounds to help the Cavaliers toppled the Miami Heat, 114-88.
"The main thing that we want f Read full story
NBA -- Warriors pass another mental hurdle on the road to playoffs
By Jason Aniel, PhilBoxing.com, 04 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES -- After clinching the Pacific Division and the No.1 seed in the Western Conference with still eight games left in the regular season, the Golden State Warriors have nothing much to look forward to other than the playo Read full story
Hornets Rout Pistons, 102-78
By Eric Biasbas, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Apr 2015
CHARLOTTE -- The Charlotte Hornets had a strong start and went on to trounce the visiting Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
Marvin Williams scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds wh Read full story
L.A. Diaries: Catching up with Kobe Bryant
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES -- The smell of bread burning in the toaster rocked me out of my rum-induced haze as I sauntered inside the dining room of the Howard Johnson hotel where guests were treated to a complimentary breakfast.
N Read full story
NBA -- Spurs too much for ailing Heat, 95-81
By Roman David Garay, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Apr 2015
MIAMI- Led by Kwahi Leonard's 22 points and 9 rebounds, the San Antonio Spurs handled the injury-plagued Miami Heat, 95-81, on Tuesday nigt at the American Airlines Arena.
Besides producing on the offensive end for the defending champs, Leonard also did a masterful job iof holding Heat star Dwy Read full story
NBA -- Celtics Win Over Hornets as Bradley Nets 30
By Ananias Diaz, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Apr 2015
With so much at stake for a final playoff spot in the East for both teams, it seems like only one team played with such sense of urgency proportionate to the implications of a win Monday night. Led by guard Avery Bradley who top-scored with 30 points and 8 rebounds, the Boston Celtics defeated Charl Read full story
NBA -- Warriors rally from 17 down, beat Clips, 110-96
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES -- All-Star Blake Griffin had 40 points on Tuesday night. He also grabbed 12 rebounds and dished 5 assists. Still, it wasn't enough to beat the Golden State Warriors.
Trailing 44-27 with 4:58 left before Read full story
NBA -- Curry's six triples lift Warriors over Bucks
By Hector Posa, PhilBoxing.com, 30 Mar 2015
MILWAUKEE -- Stephen Curry made six triples to power the Golden State Warriors to a 108-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Curry, a leading MVP candidate, sank a total of 8-of-13 field goals for 25 points. The All-Star point guard also had six Read full story
NBA -- Bulls manhandle Knicks, 111-80
By Kelly Manalo, PhilBoxing.com, 30 Mar 2015
CHICAGO -- As the playoffs near, the Chicago Bulls continued to hit their stride and dominated the shorthanded New York Knicks, 111-80, on Saturday night at the United Center.
The Bulls jumped to an early Read full story
Hornets beat depleted Hawks, 115-100
By Eric Biasbas, PhilBoxing.com, 30 Mar 2015
CHARLOTTE -- In dire need of a late season push, the Charlotte Hornets got some help from their opponent as the visiting Atlanta Hawks rested all their starters a night after securing the top seed in the Eastern Confere Read full story