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NBA -- The Utah Jazz: the best defensive team in the NBA
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Oct 2018
Which team had the best record in the NBA over the last 35 games of last season? Which team had the best defensive rating in the NBA last season?
Which team had the Defensive Player of the Year awardee last season? Which Read full story
NBA -- Bulls rip Pacers behind 37-point first quarter
By Phil Hatzitheodorou, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Oct 2018
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls put on an impressive performance on Tuesday night and beat the visiting Indiana Pacers, 104-89, at the United Center.
Zach LaVine and Justin Holiday each fired 22 points while Bobby Portis pulled in 20 point Read full story
NBA -- Lakers top Warriors in Vegas joust (PHOTOS)
By Regil Ledesma, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Oct 2018
LAS VEGAS -- Steph Curry and Kevin Durant put on a shooting display but it wasn't enough as the Los Angeles Lakers won, 123-113, on Wednesday night at a packed T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Steph was being Steph, 23 Read full story
NBA -- Why the Celtics can beat the Warriors
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Oct 2018
For putting together an outstanding roster featuring three All-Stars in their respective primes -- Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, Gordon Hayward -- pair of young stars on the rise Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown and a handful Read full story
NBA -- Rockets demolish Sharks, 128-86
By Lilibeth V. Barredo, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Oct 2018
OAKLAND -- The Houston Rockets used a 38-20 first quarter run to make short work of the Shanghai Sharks, 128-86, on Tuesday night at the Toyota Center.
Reigning MVP James Harden sizzled with 38 points, hitting 9-of-14 Read full story
Where they failed last year, the 76ers might succeed his season
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 10 Oct 2018
It happened in the 1986 Houston Rockets starring Akeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson, in the 1995 Orlando Magic of Shaquille O’Neal and Penny Hardaway and in the 2012 Oklahoma City Thunder of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbroo Read full story
NBA -- Thunder strikes Atlanta, 113-94
By Marietta Sanders, PhilBoxing.com, 09 Oct 2018
OAKLAND -- With former league MVP Russell Westbrook resting with a right knee injury, Paul George has been carrying the offensive load for the OKC Thunder as of late.
On Sunday night at the Cheasapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma, George was a Read full story
OKC Thunder can be serious NBA title contender, too
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Oct 2018
Can the Oklahoma City Thunder do what the Dallas Mavericks did six years ago?
Like the Thunder, that 2011 Mavericks team was built around future Hall-of-Famer Dirk Nowitzki whose liabilities and shortcomings caused peop Read full story
NBA -- Clips trip Lakers in Anaheim sortie
By Robert Mellana, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Oct 2018
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers traveled to nearby Anaheim for a preseason game that was away from their shared home floor -- the Staples Center.
A sold-out crowd of 18,040 fans made their wa Read full story
2018 China Games -- Fan Day and NBA Cares
By Balt Ducay Chavez, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Oct 2018
SHANGHAI -- Whenever the NBA takes its show outside the United States, it makes she sure that everyone can access the events while building a library of memories for fans from all walks of life.
In this y Read full story
NBA - - Westbrook-less Thunder downs Wolves, 113-101
By Daniel Quindao Guden, PhilBoxing.com, 07 Oct 2018
MINNEAPOLIS - The visiting Oklahoma City Thunder came to the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes (Minnesota State) for a preseason game Friday night and beat the Timberwolves 113-101 without 2016 MVP Russell Westbrook, who didn't Read full story
OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: Can LeBron bring the Lakers back to greatness?
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Oct 2018
No less than the general managers of member clubs picked Los Angeles’ Lebron James to stash away with the coming NBA season’s MVP award.
They, however, were unanimous in selecting, not the Lakers, but back-to-back Read full story
SECOND OVERTIME: Do yourself a favor, Kai Sotto, go to Real Madrid
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 04 Oct 2018
CHICAGO -- If I had Kai Sotto's ear, I won't just suggest that he take Real Madrid's reported five-year $1 million offer. I will insist that he sign that contract right now, right this minute.
This means leaving his comfort zone. Read full story
NBA - Clips prey on Wolves, 128-101
By Robert Mellana, PhilBoxing.com, 04 Oct 2018
LOS ANGELES -- Tobias Harris exploded for 23 to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 128-101 rout of the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night at Staples Center.
Still unbeaten in two preseason contests, the Clips also got an all-around effort from Danilo Gallinari, who peppered the st Read full story
NBA -- Knicks beat Nets to go 2-0 in preseason play
By Taha Qureshi, PhilBoxing.com, 04 Oct 2018
BROOKLYN. The New York Knicks won the latest version of the "battle of the boroughs" by nipping the Nets, 107-102, at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn
Enes Kanter led the charge with 22 points and 20 rebounds while Trey Burke Read full story
“Enjoy the game and play basketball” – Melo on role with Rockets
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Oct 2018
That was an eventful NBA offseason that saw quite a few notable players changing teams.
Among those who will be suiting up in new uniforms for the 2018-19 NBA season, of course, are LeBron James who’s now with Los Angeles and Read full story
NBA -- Lakers to bring act to San Jose, CA
By Anthony Inoc, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Oct 2018
The two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors will host LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers in a pre-season exhibition showdown on Friday, October 12 at the SAP Center in San Jose California.
As the catalyst for the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron faced the Warriors in the NBA Finals for Read full story
NBA -- Clippers continue tradition with Filipino Heritage Night event
By Clint Ybañez, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Oct 2018
LOS ANGELES -- Like year's past, the LA Clippers will host a Filipino Heritage Night for this upcoming season on January 8, 2019 which will coincide with the team's hosting of Charlotte Hornets at Staples Center.
Fans who will buy tickets online using the promo code FILIPINO will be able to avail Read full story
NBA -- Mavs arrive in China for duel with Sixers (PHOTOS)
By Balt Ducay Chavez, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Oct 2018
While the agony of waiting may be frittered away on whiling away your time over the latest viral videos on various social media platforms, the NBA is once again bringing the China Global Games in Shanghai and Shenzhen on O Read full story
How to beat the Warriors? Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni has a sure-fire formula
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Oct 2018
The Houston Rockets had extended the Golden State Warriors to seven games for the Western Conference Finals last season.
Head coach Mike D’Antoni and his Rockets, in fact, led the best–of-seven title series, 3-2, and could have won Read full story