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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
NBA Playoffs -- Foul troubled Bulls fall to Wizards in Game 1
By Kristy Gonowon, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Apr 2014
CHICAGO -- Easter Sunday was a night of tight officiating as the No.4 seed Chicago Bulls hosted the No.5 seed Washington Wizards in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals at a sold out United Center.
Foul Read full story
NBA Playoffs - Heat tame Bobcats, take Game 1
By Howell Labrador, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Apr 2014
MIAMI - The two-time defending champions Miami Heat shook off a sluggish start to beat the stubborn Charlotte Bobcats in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals Sunday afternoon at the American Airlines Arena.
Le Read full story
NBA Playoffs - Nets steal Game 1 in Toronto
By Adeline Deladisma, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Apr 2014
FORT WAYNE -- The Brooklyn Nets opened the 2014 NBA playoffs with a huge 94-87 road win over the Toronto Raptors early Saturday afternoon at the Air Canada Centre.
All-Stars Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each had 24 point Read full story
NBA --No.8 Hawks stun No.1 Pacers on the road
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Apr 2014
CHICAGO -- Jeff Teague proved too much to handle for the Indiana Pacers.
The shifty guard poured a game-high 28 points Saturday night to lead the No.8 seeded Atlanta Hawks to a stunning 101-93 upset over the No.1 ranked Indiana Pacers in the opening day of the 2014 NBA playoffs at the Bankers L Read full story
NBA Playoffs -- Warriors outshoot Clippers, seize Game 1
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Apr 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Golden State Warriors made 40 of 80 field goals en route to a thrilling 109-105 win over the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday afternoon at the Staples Center.
David Lee led the charge with 20 points Read full story
NBA - All set for the 2014 NBA playoffs
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Apr 2014
CHICAGO -- After a marathon regular season where all 30 teams played 82 games each for a stunning 2,460 contests, the NBA playoffs is finally here.
The two-time defending champions Miami Heat, seeded No.2 in the Read full story
NBA - Rockets ready for playoff launch
By Bernard Pagusara, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Apr 2014
NEW ORLEANS -- The Pelicans gave their fans a treat by ending an injury-laden season with a 105-100 victory over the Houston Rockets Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Center here in New Orleans.
Tyreke Evans had another big night and finished with four rebounds shy of a triple-double by rec Read full story
NBA - Pelicans end a tough season with a victory over Rockets, 105-100
By Absalon Inocian, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 18 Apr 2014
New Orleans – The New Orleans Pelicans ended their season with a flourish Wednesday night, beating the Houston Rockets, 105-100, at the Smoothie King Center.
The Pelicans closed out the 2013-2014 regular season with a 34-48 record, 12th place in the Western Conference and out of the playoffs race Read full story
NBA -- Evans erupts for 41 as Pelicans upset Thunder
By Absalon Inocian, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 16 Apr 2014
New Orleans – In the absence of New Orleans Pelicans’ point guards, Tyreke Evans stepped up assumed the position with flair, scoring a career-high 41 points, nine rebounds and eight assists on Monday night.
Evans' a Read full story
NBA -- Bulls feast on Magic in last home game
By Julian Ramirez, PhilBoxing.com, 16 Apr 2014
CHICAGO -- In their last home game of this regular season, the Chicago Bulls pounced on the Orlando Magic, 108-95, Monday night at the United Center.
Mike Dunleavy led the Bulls' charge with 22 while Joakim Noah, who got MVP chants from the supportive home crowd, had 18 points, 10 rebounds and Read full story
NBA -- Pacers hold off Thunder, stay No.1 out East
By Adeline Deladisma, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Apr 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- Oklahoma City lost its thunder Sunday afternoon here in Indianapolis, falling to the Eastern Conference leading Indiana Pacers, 102-97, before a roaring crowd of 18,165 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
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NBA -- Curry's 47 not enough to rescue Warriors from Blazers
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Apr 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- All-Star Stephen Curry sizzled for 47 points on 16 of 29 shooting from the filed including 7-for-14 from 3-point range.
But it wasn't enough as the Golden State Warriors fell to the Portland Trail Read full story
NBA -- Augustin drops 24, Bulls trounce Pistons
By Carla Mae Reroma, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Apr 2014
CHICAGO - The Chicago Bulls came back from an 18 point deficit to beat the Detroit Pistons, 106-98, at the United Center Friday night.
The victory was the Bulls' 7th straight.
The Bulls were led by rising star Read full story
NBA -- Big 3rd propels Heat past Pacers
By Reynante Bulawan, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Apr 2014
Miami- What was supposed to be a close showdown between the top two teams in the Eastern Conference turned out to be a one-sided affair when the smoke cleared.
Miami used a blistering 20-2 run to start third quarter and never looked back as they defeated the Indiana Pacers 98-86 at the American Read full story
NBA -- Spurs crush Mavs, close in on best record overall
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Apr 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Antonio Spurs are poised to wrap up the league's best record overall this season and home court advantage throughout the upcoming playoffs.
Patty Mills drilled six 3s en route to 26 points and Ti Read full story
NBA -- Nuggets deny Warriors outright playoffs berth
By Doreen Mendez, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Apr 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- Up by 20 points and playing in front of their boisterous home crowd at the Oracle Arena, the Golden State Warriors were well on their way to clinching a playoffs berth Thursday night.
But what could have been a magical night turned into an evening of horrors as the visiting Den Read full story
NBA -- Pacers edge Bucks to regain No.1 spot in the East (PHOTOS)
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Apr 2014
MILWAUKEE -- Even without their five starters playing, the Indiana Pacers handled the Milwaukee Bucks, 104-102, Wednesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center here in downtown Milwaukee.
But the Pacers had to go through a bit of a scare before Chris Copeland bailed them out with a game-winnin Read full story
NBA -- Suns burn Pelicans, keep 8th spot in the West
By Bernard Pagusara, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Apr 2014
NEW ORLEANS -- The Phoenix Suns held off a late rally by the New Orleans Pelicans to cling to a 94-88 win Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Center.
The close call improved the Suns to 47-31, keeping them in 8th place in the Western Conference, just a game ahead of the 46-32 Memphis Grizzlie Read full story