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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
NBA GLOBAL GAMES TO TIP OFF DURING 2014-15 PRESEASON WITH GAMES ON THREE CONTINENTS
By , PhilBoxing.com, 11 Apr 2014
-- Cavaliers, Heat, Kings, Nets, and Spurs to Play a Total of Five Games in Brazil, China, Germany, and Turkey --
NEW YORK, April 10, 2014 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that as part of its effort to connect with its fans globally, NBA teams will play five preseason Read full story
NBA -- Noah's triple-double propels Bulls to sixth straight win
By Kristy Gonowon, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Apr 2014
CHICAGO -- All-Star Joakim Noah scored 15 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished 11 assists to power the Chicago Bulls past the Minnesota Timberwolves, 102-87, Wednesday night at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
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NBA -- Rockets clobber Lakers, 145-130
By Rogelio Mensidor, PhilBoxing.com, 09 Apr 2014
HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets cruised to an easy victory Tuesday night, pummeling the struggling Los Angeles Lakers, 145-130, at the Staples Center
The Rockets' 145-point outburst was the most scored in a non-over Read full story
NBA -- Plumlee turns back James, Nets foil Heat
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 09 Apr 2014
CHICAGO -- With two seconds to go and the game on the line, LeBron James soared for what could have been a game-winning stuff. Instead, the King got stuffed in the air by 6-foot-11 Mason Plumlee, who appeared to have made han Read full story
NBA -- Warriors blast Jazz, keep sixth place out West
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 09 Apr 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Golden State Warriors nailed 17 triples and scored 130 points, both season highs, to beat the Utah Jazz 130-102 Sunday night at the Oracle Arena in downtown Oakland.
The Splash Brothers -- Stephen Read full story
NBA -- Brewer returns to Bulls' lineup
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Apr 2014
CHICAGO -- A familiar face is making a return engagement with the Chicago Bulls, just in time for the NBA playoffs which kicks off on April 19.
The Chicago Bulls announced Monday afternoon the free agent signing of 29-year ol Read full story
NBA -- Rockets prevail over Nuggets in OT thriller
By Rogelio Mensidor, PhilBoxing.com, 07 Apr 2014
HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets blitzed the visiting Denver Nuggets for 47 points in the second quarter and built a halftime bulge of 17 at the Toyota Center Sunday night.
But the Nuggets stormed back with a big sec Read full story
Roach laughs off Bradley’s KO claim
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, 06 Apr 2014
LOS ANGELES – In the eyes of Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, it is virtually impossible for Tim Bradley to knock Manny Pacquiao out in their rematch next week in Las Vegas.
“He can’t punch with either hand,” said Roach on Friday as he laughed off Bradley’s claims that he would send Pacquiao t Read full story