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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
NBA -- Bulls eclipse Suns to open 7-game home stand
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Feb 2015
CHICAGO -- After a misstep in Detroit where they stumbled against the Pistons -100-91- on Friday night, the Chicago Bulls returned home on Saturday and recaptured their winning ways at the United Center.
Pau Gasol led the charge with another routine double-double of 22 points and 14 rebounds whi Read full story
NBA -- Clippers torch Kings behind Rivers' 28 points
By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Feb 2015
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers smoked the Sacramento Kings for 42 second quarter points and raced to a 126-99 rout on Saturday night at the Staples Center.
Five Clippers scored in double figures led by Austin Read full story
NBA -- Thunder strikes Hornets, 110-103
By Eric Biasbas, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Feb 2015
CHARLOTTE -- Russell Westbrook scored 33 points, dished 10 assists and grabbed seven rebounds to propel the Oklahoma City Thunder over the struggling Charlotte Hornets, 110-103, in front of a sold out crowd at the Tim Read full story
NBA -- Curry, Thompson lead Warriors' rout over Spurs
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Feb 2015
SAN FRANCISCO - Steph Curry and Klay Thompson proved why they are one of the best backcourt combos in the NBA today.
Curry had 25 points and 11 assists while Thompson pumped in 20 as the league-leading 43-9 Golden St Read full story
NBA -- Pistons rally past sluggish Bulls, 100-91
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Feb 2015
CHICAGO -- After trailing 53-45 at halftime, the Detroit Pistons opened the third quarter with a 24-7 run and used it as stepping stone on the way to a 100-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls.
Greg Monroe and Caron Butler Read full story
NBA -- Bucks trade Brandon Knight to Phoenix in 3-team deal
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Feb 2015
CHICAGO -- The Milwaukee Bucks traded point guard and leadiing scorer Brandon Knight to the Phoenix Suns in a blockbuster three-team deal that highlighted the NBA's February 19 trading deadline on Wednesday.
In return, the Bucks hav Read full story