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NBA All-Star Saturday -- Mitchell wins dunk tilt, Booker is 3-point king
By Nicholai R. Roska, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Feb 2018
Los Angeles -- Utah Jazz rookie Mitchell Donovan was crowned slam dunk champion in the signature event of the NBA All-Star Saturday at the Staples Center.
The 6-foot-3, 211-pound Donovan beat Read full story
NBA -- Too much Irving downs Wiz in OT
By Paolo Catapang, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Feb 2018
WASHINGTON -- Kyrie Irving sizzled with 28 points and the Boston Celtics outlasted the Washington Wizards in overtime, 110-104, at the Verizon Center.
Boston (40-17), which just surrendered the best record in the Eastern Conference to the surging Toronto Raptors (38-16 Read full story
NBA -- Oladipo shines as Pacers topple Celtics
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Feb 2018
BOSTON – Victor Oladipo is consistently proving to be a scoring dynamo.
The shifty guard exploded for 35 points and 10 rebounds to power the Indiana Pacers over the Bos Read full story
NBA -- Lakers pummel depleted Thunder, 106-81
By Wilfredo Rivera Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 11 Feb 2018
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles increased their win streak to four games after beating the under-manned Oklahoma City Thunder, 106-81, on Thursday night at the Staples Center.
Five Lakers players logged double figu Read full story
NBA -- Knicks' Porzingis tears ACL
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Feb 2018
CHICAGO -- New York Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis, one of the NBA's rising stars, is done for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee on Tuesday night at the fabled Madison Square Garden.
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NBA -- Clippers look to ink Williams to an extension
By Joseph Beltran, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Feb 2018
LOS ANGELES --- The Los Angeles Clippers are closing in on a deal to sign shooting guard Lou Williams to a contract extension. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the deal is reportedly worth $40 million for four years.
The 31-year old Williams is in the last year Read full story
NBA -- Rozier's triple-double lifts Celtics past Knicks
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Feb 2018
BOSTON – No Kyrie Irving, no problem.
The Celtics were formidable even without its star point guard
and, beat the Knicks 103-73 before a sizeable crowd Wednesday night at the TD Garden.
Five Boston players finished in double figures while Terry Rozier salvaged his first c Read full story
NBA -- Bulls trade Mirotic to New Orleans
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Feb 2018
CHICAGO -- After an initial hiccup. the Chicago Bulls and the New Orleans have finally reached an agreement to send Nikola Mirotic to the Pelicans for Omer Asik, Jameer Nelson, Tony Allen and a protected first-round pick in the 2018 draft.
The deal initially fell through when the Pelicans refused Read full story
NBA -- Embiid leads Sixers' 89-80 romp over Irving-less Celtics
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Jan 2018
BOSTON – On their third try this season, newly-minted All-Star Joel Embiid and his Philadelphia 76ers finally secured a hard-earned 89-80 win over the Boston Celtics Thursday night at the TD Garden.
With Kyrie Irving Read full story
NBA -- Cavaliers snap four-game losing streak
By Joseph Beltran, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Jan 2018
The Cleveland Cavaliers snapped their four-game losing streak with a close victory over the Orlando Magic, 104-103, Thursday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
But it wasn't easy as the Cavs blew a 23-point lead and actually trailed 103-102 with 31 seconds left to play. Thomas Read full story
NBA -- Magic grinds out win over Timberwolves, 108-102
By Adeline Deladisma, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Jan 2018
ORLANDO -- On a balmy 70-degree weather Tuesday evening at the Amway Center (Wednesday morning Manila time), the Orlando Magic faced down the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves. With five-game winning streak, Minnesota sought to become only the 4th team Read full story
NBA -- Butler's 24 sinks Blazers, 120-103
By Daniel Quindao Guden, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Jan 2018
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-of-5 in their last home stand and the Portland Trail Blazers were their latest victim, going down, 120-103, at the Target Center.
Among the oth Read full story
NBA -- Warriors hold off Cavs to sweep season series
By Taha Qureshi, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Jan 2018
CLEVELAND -- The Golden State Warriors came back from a nine-point deficit to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 118-108, on Sunday night at the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland Read full story
NBA -- The Greek Freak leads charge in Bucks' win over Wiz
By Paolo Catapang, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Jan 2018
WASHINGTON -- Giannis Antetokounmpo was simply too much for the Wizards.
The phenom known as the Greek Freak scored 27 and cornered 20 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a convincing 104 Read full story
NBA - - - Timberwolves bite Knicks, 118-108
By Daniel Quindao Guden, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Jan 2018
MINNEAPOLIS - The negative 14 weather temperature in the Land of 10,000 Lakes didn't dampen the warmth and excitement of the sold-out crowd 18,978 who trooped to the Read full story
NBA -- Zach LaVine make bullish debut, Bulls beat Pistons
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Jan 2018
CHICAGO -- Zach LaVine returned from an 11-month absence to score 14 points and help the Chicago Bulls nipped the Detroit Pistons, 107-105, at the United Center.
LaVine, who was recovering from a torn ACL, made 5-of-9 field Read full story
NBA -- Bulls trounce Knicks, 122-119, in double overtime
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Jan 2018
CHICAGO -- Blue-chip rookie Lauri Markkanen had a sizzling Madison Square Garden debut by scoring 33 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a thrilling 122-119 double overtime win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.
The Read full story
NBA -- Williams drops 50 as Clippers rout Warriors, spoil Durant's milestone
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Jan 2018
OAKLAND -- Kevin Durant became the 44th player in NBA history to score 20,000 points on Wednesday night. And he reached the milestone as the second youngest cog behind LeBron James.
But the celebration was muted by veter Read full story
NBA - Warriors rebounds from rare home loss, beat Cavaliers, 99 - 92
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Dec 2017
OAKLAND --- After a disappointing home loss against the Denver Nuggets last Saturday, Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors bounced back with a huge 9 Read full story
SECOND OVERTIME: My cherished moments with the Black Mamba
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Dec 2017
CHICAGO -- Although I first saw him in person during my coverage of the 2001 NBA Finals, I didn't actually talk to Kobe Bryant until five years later when the Los Angeles Lakers played the Chicago Bulls at the United Cen Read full story