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Sports Feature: The day Kobe Bryant debuted as an NBA player
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Nov 2017
The date was November 3, 1996, when Kobe Bryant made his official NBA debut in the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the Minnesota Timberwolves and sophomore pro Kevin Garnett.
Few in the crowd would have guessed they were looking Read full story
NBA -- Bucks succumb to too much Thunder, 110-91
By Taha Qureshi, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Nov 2017
MILWAUKEE-- The visiting Oklahoma City Thunder employed a well-balanced offense that allowed them to handle the host Milwaukee Bucks, 110-91, on Tuesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Paul Georg Read full story
NBA -- Lakers halt Pistons' win streak with 20-point rout
By Henrick Macalintal, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Nov 2017
LOS ANGELES-- Prized rookie Lonzo Ball didn't have a particularly good night with a quiet 13 points, six rebounds and three assists, but his teammates came through as the L Read full story
NBA -- Celtics end 6-year drought, beat Spurs, 108-94
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Nov 2017
BOSTON – Gregg Popovich was calm and relaxed, even joking with the media before the game. The show of confidence was perhaps fueled by the fact that the Celtics has never beaten his team since 2011.
But it was a different outco Read full story
NBA -- Warriors pegged as heavy favorites to repeat as champs
By Taha Qureshi, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Oct 2017
INDIANA -- The 2017-18 NBA regular season opens today with a nationally televised double-header featuring the Golden State Warriors hosting the Houston Rockets at the Oracle Arena in the main ev Read full story
NBA -- Bulls' Mirotic taken to hospital after "fight" erupts at practice
By Anas Farooq, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Oct 2017
INDIANA -- Although the 2017-18 NBA regular season officially opens today in two different venues around the league, the Chicago Bulls won't begin their season until Thursday.
But things already got exciting in Read full story
NBA -- 2017 China Global Games a mega hit (PHOTOS)
By Vicente Chavez, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Oct 2017
SHANGHAI -- Two game dates plus two NBA teams clashing equals one big spectacle.
That, in a nutshell, is the story of the 2017 China Global Games as a sea of humanity, united in its deep passion f Read full story
NBA -- Kyle Kuzma among new faces for hopeful Lakers
By Wilfredo Rivera Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 11 Oct 2017
LOS ANGELES. After finishing with a tepid 26-56 record last season, the rebuilding Los Angeles Lakers have a lot to be hopeful for in this upcoming 2017-18 campaign. And while playoffs remains a tough goal to achieve in a power-pack Read full story
NBA -- Theis shines as Celtics clip Hornets, 94-82
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Oct 2017
BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics had a triumphant pre-season debut on Monday night, beating the Charlotte Hornets, 94-82, at the TD Garden.
Jayson Tatum scored 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists while Kyrie Irving added 9 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. But it was rooki Read full story
NBA -- Bulls start preseason with 113-109 win over Pelicans
By William Zaragoza, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Oct 2017
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls opened their exhibition season with a 113-109 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night at the Smoothie King Center.
The rebuilding Bulls, who lost veterans Jimmy Butler, Read full story
NBA -- Mapping out the future in the Far East through NBA Cares
By Vicente Chavez, PhilBoxing.com, 05 Oct 2017
ILOILO CITY --Since opening its doors to the global community nearly four decades ago, the pursuit to build a better future has always been on point for the National Basketball Association.
Through the NBA Cares program, th Read full story
NBA -- Irving leads new-look Celtics' team practice in Rhode Island
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Oct 2017
BOSTON– Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics are holding their training camp for the 2017-18 season in Rhode Island, – the team's first since 2008. Read full story
NBA -- Lakers and Clippers hold Media Day, gear for tough 2017-18 season ahead
By Sean Yu, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Sep 2017
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers held their Media Day on September 25 at the UCLA Training Center and the La Playa Vista practice facility, respectively.
Both teams face a challenging 2017-18 NBA season in a power-loaded Western Conference where the Golden State Read full story
NBA AFRICA GAME -- All systems go after warm welcome party
By Balt Ducay Chavez, PhilBoxing.com, 05 Aug 2017
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa. After it's maiden game last August 1, 2015, the second NBA Africa Game gets underway on August 5, 2017 at the TicketPro Dome here in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The event is a follow up to the Read full story
NBA -- Will The King be a Knick in 2018?
By Ralph Rimpell, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Aug 2017
NEW YORK -- For the past six months or so the NBA has been buzzing about the mess in New York as it pertains to the direction that former team president Phil Jackson Read full story
TOURNAMENT SEEDINGS AND MATCHUPS ANNOUNCED FOR MGM RESORTS NBA SUMMER LEAGUE 2017
By , PhilBoxing.com, 12 Jul 2017
LAS VEGAS, July 11, 2017 – The Toronto Raptors earned the top seed in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League tournament for the second consecutive year, following the first five days of action in Las Vegas. The single-elimination tournament tips off on Wednesday, July 12, at the Thomas & Mack Center and Read full story
NBA -- Lakers trade D'Angelo Russell to Nets
By Balt Ducay Chavez, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Jun 2017
Just two seasons after he was chosen as the No.2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, D'Angelo Russell's tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers ended abruptly on Tuesday when he wa Read full story
2017 NBA Finals -- The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions once again
By Henrick Macalintal, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Jun 2017
OAKLAND -- The Golden State Warriors are back on top of the mountain.
Kevin Durant sizzled with 39 points while Steph Curry added 34 and 10 assists as the Warriors dethroned the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games a Read full story
2017 NBA Finals -- Eight-point underdogs in Game 5, Cavs continue uphill climb
By Mehmet Bugra Balaban, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Jun 2017
OAKLAND, California. After avoiding a humiliating sweep with an impressive 136-117 Game 4 win at the Quicken Loans Arena two days ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers continue to face long odds in defending their NBA title again Read full story
2017 NBA Finals -- Cavs avoid sweep, thrash Warriors in Game 4
By Paolo Catapang, PhilBoxing.com, 10 Jun 2017
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers will live to play another day.
Down 0-3 against the powerhouse Golden State Warriors, the Cleveland Cavaliers set NBA Finals records of most points scored in any Read full story