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Floyd Mayweather's rumoured LA Clippers move is the talk of Las Vegas
By Kevin Mitchell, theguardian.com, 30 Apr 2014
The hottest rumour in Las Vegas this week is a good one, even by the gambling capital's overheated standards: that Floyd Mayweather is about to buy the LA Clippers. The story was given some substance after the team's eccentric owner, Donald Sterling, was banned from basketball for life on Tuesday an Read full story
NBA Playoffs - Heat sweep Bobcats, advance to Round 2
By Adeline Deladisma, PhilBoxing.com, 29 Apr 2014
FORT WAYNE -- Four down. Twelve to go.
The Miami Heat's march toward a fourth straight NBA Finals appearance took a huge step forward Monday night when the two-time defending champions swept the Charlotte Bobcats, 4 Read full story
NBA Playoffs - Hawks steal Game 5, grab 3-1 series lead
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 29 Apr 2014
CHICAGO -- The No.1 seed in the Eastern Conference is in big trouble after the Indiana Pacers fell to a 3-2 hole against the No.8 ranked Atlanta Hawks Monday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Hawks used a 41 Read full story
NBA Playoffs - Curry's 33 helps Warriors even series with Clippers
By Laurence Agbulos, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Apr 2014
OAKLAND -- Stephen Curry drilled a career playoffs high of seven 3s for 33 points and the Golden State Warriors routed the Los Angeles Clippers, 118-97, Sunday afternoon at the Oracle Arena.
Five of Curry's 3s ca Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Wizards lead 3-1 after Game 4 blowout
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Apr 2014
CHICAGO -- Without suspended big man Nene' the Washington Wizards raced to 17-2 start en route to an easy 98-89 Game 4 over the Chicago Bulls Sunday afternoon at the Verizon Center.
The debacle sent the Bulls crashing Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Heat burn Bobcats, surge to 3-0 lead
By Adeline Deladisma, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Apr 2014
CHARLOTTE - The Miami Heat traveled to Charlotte Saturday night and posted a 98-85 Game 3 win over the Bobcats at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
A record crowd of 19,633 was thick with anticipation of the home team's Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Carter's 3 gives Mavs 2-1 lead over Spurs
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Apr 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- Don't look now, but the No.1 overall seed in this year's NBA playoffs is in trouble against the No.8 ranked team in the Western Conference.
Vince Carter nailed a baseline 3 at the buzzer, sending the Dallas Mavericks to 109-108 Game 3 win Saturday afternoon at the American Airl Read full story
NBA Playoffs - Wizards' Nene suspended for Game 4
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Apr 2014
CHICAGO -- Power forward Nene' will not play when the Washington Wizards host the Chicago Bulls tomorrow in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference round-one series at the Verizon Center.
The NBA, through president of basketbal Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Clippers recapture home court edge
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Apr 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- The size and inside might of the Los Angeles Clippers proved too much for the Golden State Warriors Thursday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.
Blake Griffin muscled his way to 32 points and Read full story
NBA -- Grizzlies quiet Thunder in OT, move up 2-1
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Apr 2014
CHICAGO -- The Oklahoma City Thunder are in trouble against the same team that eliminated them in last year's playoffs.
Mike Conley had an efficient 20 points on 8-for-14 shooting while Zach Randolph had 16 poi Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Mavs even up series against Spurs
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Apr 2014
CHICAGO -- Monta Ellis and Shawn Marion combined for 41 points and the Dallas Mavericks scored an easy 113-92 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of their Western Conference quarterfinals Wednesday night at the A Read full story
FIRST NBA CAFE IN THE WORLD TO OPEN IN MANILA ON APRIL 25
By , PhilBoxing.com, 25 Apr 2014
- NBA Inspired Dining and Entertainment Experience Grand Opening to be Attended by Utah Jazz Forward Gordon Hayward and WNBA Legend Tina Thompson -
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, APRIL 25, 2014 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that the first NBA Cafe in the world will officially Read full story
PORTLAND PUTS HOUSTON IN 0-2 HOLE
By Rochelle Tubis, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Apr 2014
HOUSTON -- After scoring a playoffs-high 46 points in Game 1, LaMarcus Aldridge followed up the effort with 43 on Game 2 Wednesday night as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Houston Rockets, 112-105, at the Toyota Center.
With the loss, the Rockets fell to 0-2 in their best-of-7 Western Confe Read full story
NBA Playoffs - Heat corral Bobcats, take 2-0 series lead
By Howell Labrador, PhilBoxing.com, 24 Apr 2014
MIAMI -- The Miami Heat held off a late Charlotte Bobcats charge to take Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals, 101-97, Wednesday night at the American Airlines Arena.
LeBron James led all scorers with 32 Read full story
NBA -- Wizards win Game 2, push Bulls to 0-2 hole
By Kristy Gonowon, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Apr 2014
CHICAGO -- A season that has showed so much promise is suddenly on the brink.
It was deja vu all over again at the United Center where the Chicago Bulls lost to the Washington Wizards in overtime, 101-99, in Game Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Pacers cage Hawks to even series at 1-1
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Apr 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Indiana Pacers averted what would have been a disastrous 0-2 hole and destroyed to the Atlanta Hawks, 101-85, in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals Tuesday night at the Bankers Life Fie Read full story
NBA Playoffs - Clippers bounce back big in Game 2, 138-98
By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Apr 2014
LOS ANGELES -- Blake Griffin exploded for 35 points to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to 138-98 demolition of the Golden State Warriors Monday night at the Staples Center here in downtown Los Angeles.
The 138-point production and the margin of victory (40) were both playoffs franchise record high Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Blazers shock Houston in overtime thriller
By Rochelle Tubis, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Apr 2014
HOUSTON -- LaMarcus Aldridge had the biggest output in the ongoing playoffs thus far, scoring 46 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers over the Houston Rockets in overtime, 122-120.
The 6-foot-11 Aldridge mad Read full story
NBA - Noah named Defensive Player of the Year
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Apr 2014
CHICAGO -- Joakim Noah was named the 2013-14 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Monday afternoon in simple ceremonies at a hotel in suburban Lincolnshire.
The 29-year old Chicago Bulls center garnered 555 out of a possible 1, Read full story
NBA Playoffs - Spurs handle Mavs to grab 1-0 series lead
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Apr 2014
CHICAGO -- Down 10 with 7:45 left in the fourth quarter, the San Antonio Spurs went on a 17-4 run the rest of the way to beat the Dallas Mavericks, 90-85, at the AT&T Center.
In other words, it was business as usual for the Spurs, who surged ahead 1-0 in their best-of-7 Western Conference quart Read full story