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NBA -- Wizards cast spell on Magic, 98-80
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 04 Dec 2013
CHICAGO -- The Washington Wizards achieved a franchise milestone Monday night by capturing a .500 winning percentage for the first time since November 3, 2009.
Trevor Ariza sank 8-of-9 field goals for 24 points to l Read full story
NBA -- Kings brace for Thunder visit in Sacramento
By Lyanna Pillazar, PhilBoxing.com, 04 Dec 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Sacramento Kings (4-11) will face top-ranking team Oklahoma City Thunder (12-3) Tuesday night at the Sleep Train Arena.
The Kings were winless against the Thunder last season, 0-3, losing by 10 points or less each time. But with a new season in the offing, the Kings hope t Read full story
NBA -- Pacers race to NBA-best 16-1 start
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Dec 2013
CHICAGO -- The Indiana Pacers used a 29-point first quarter jump to catapult them to a league-best 16-1 record Sunday afternoon at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.
Paul George knocked down 27 points, gra Read full story
NBA -- Warriors unseat Kings, 115-113
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Dec 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Golden State Warriors ended a two-game losing streak by winning a 115-113 thriller Sunday afternoon at the Sleep Train Arena in the California state capital of Sacramento.
Stephen Curry sizzled Read full story
NBA -- Little Nate stars in Nuggets' win over Raptors
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Dec 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- Nate Robinson's 3 with 1:39 left in the final period gave the Denver Nuggets the separation they needed in a close match and went on to beat the Toronto Raptors, 112-98, Sunday afternoon at the Air Canada Centr Read full story
NBA -- Bynum's double-double leads Cavs past Bulls
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Dec 2013
CHICAGO -- Hampered by bad knees that kept him out of the entire 2012-13 season, Andrew Bynum strutted the All-Star talent that had propelled him as one of the best big men in the NBA in recent years.
The 7-foot, 285 po Read full story
NBA -- Lakers sign Kobe to a 2-year, $48.5 million contract extension
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Nov 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- After blowing his Achilles tendon last April, the future of 35-year Kobe Bryant as a fixture of the Los Angeles Lakers appeared seriously in doubt.
But all those doubts vanished yesterday when Bryant a Read full story
NBA -- Spurs keep rolling, score 11th straight win
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Nov 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Antonio Spurs won their 11th straight game Monday night, beating the New Orleans Pelicans, 112-93, at the AT@T Center.
The victory improved the Spurs record to 13-1, tying the Indiana Pacer Read full story
NBA -- Derrick Rose to have surgery, will be out indefinitely
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Nov 2013
CHICAGO -- Nineteen months after returning from a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) on his left knee, Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose will miss more time off the court this season after injuring his right knee Friday nig Read full story
Grizzlies hand Warriors first home defeat of the season
By Wilson Alday, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Nov 2013
OAKLAND -- The Memphis Grizzlies stained Golden State's perfect home record of the season, beating the Warriors, in overtime, 86-81, Wednesday night at the Oracle Arena.
With an energetic crowd behind them, the Read full story
NBA -- Warriors host Grizzlies at Oracle Arena
By Wilson Alday, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Nov 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- In a battle between fierce rivals, the Golden State Warriors (8-3) will face the Memphis Grizzlies (6-5) Wednesday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.
The visiting Grizzlies hope to extend their current winning streak to four while the Warriors will shoot for their fifth Read full story
NBA -- Bulls hold off Bobcats, 86-81
By Katrina Barnett, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Nov 2013
CHICAGO, IL. -- After thoroughly beating the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, the Chicago Bulls struggled mightily Monday night at the United Center and barely escaped an upset with a narrow 86-81 margin over the Charlotte Bobc Read full story
NBA -- Thunders strikes Bucks in Milwaukee
By Marco Del Castillo, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Nov 2013
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks succumbed to the Oklahoma City Thunder on a rainy Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, falling 92-79.
The 13-point defeat was the Bucks' seventh loss in nine games, dro Read full story
NBA -- Error-free Rose shines in return from hamstring injury
By Carla Mae Reroma, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Nov 2013
CHICAGO -- After a hamstring sore that sidelined him in last Friday's game against the Raptors in Toronto, Derrick Rose was a doubtful start against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday at the United Center.
But the former MVP returned to action and fashioned out an impressive performance of 20 poi Read full story
NBA -- Indy's perfect record falls in Chicago
By Kelly Manalo, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Nov 2013
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls dominated the previously undefeated Indiana Pacers, 110-94, at the United Center, pushing their record to 5-3 while ending the Pacers' unbeaten run at nine games.
Derrick Rose was Read full story
NBA -- Bulls tame Raptors for season's first road win
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Nov 2013
CHICAGO -- With Derrick Rose sitting out with a sore hamstring, the Chicago Bulls secured their first road win of the season by demolishing the Toronto Raptors, 96-80, Friday night at the Air Canada Centre.
All five Read full story
NBA -- Iguodala rescues Warriors against Thunder
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 16 Nov 2013
OAKLAND - Andre Igoudala of the Golden State Warriors (6-3) nailed a turn-around jumper over Thabo Sefolosha with 2.3 seconds left on the clock to give his team the 116-115 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder (5-3) Read full story
NBA -- Lin's 9 treys not enough against Sixers
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Nov 2013
CHICAGO -- Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin played his best game of the season thus far, dishing 12 assists and scoring 34 points courtesy of a franchise high nine 3-pointers.
But Lin's heroics weren't enough to sav Read full story
NBA -- Lakers handle Pelicans, 116-95 (Photos)
By Jhay Oh Otamias, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Nov 2013
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers broke a close game wide open with a 33-point second quarter to score an easy 116-95 win over the visiting New Orleans Pelicans Tuesday night at the Staples Center here in downtow Read full story
NBA -- Rose is "day-to-day," ready for Friday
By Marco Del Castillo, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Nov 2013
CHICAGO -- After a brief scare in which he limped off the court Monday night at the United Center, superstar point guard Derrick Rose is fine, suffering just a hamstring injury the team says is "minor."
The mishap happened at the 3:39 mark of the fourth quarter against the visiting Cleveland Read full story