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NBA -- Jazz win five straight, stay ahead of Lakers
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Apr 2013
CHICAGO -- As they continue to fight tooth and nail for the 8th and last playoffs spot in the Western Conference, the Utah Jazz couldn't have picked a better time to put together their longest winning streak of the season.
On the strength of 6-foot-10, 289-pound center Al Jefferson's 24 point Read full story
From March Madness to the NBA playoffs
By Katrina Barnett, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Apr 2013
CHICAGO -- The madness that is college basketball has swept the sports nation once again this past few weeks. Brackets have been filled, wagers made, and we all get to ride the thrills and spills all the way to the National Champi Read full story
NBA - Bulls try to gain ground in D.C.
By Fidel Garcia, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Apr 2013
CHICAGO -Unpredictable can describe the Chicago Bulls season thus far. What’s certain is a road game Tuesday in our nation’s capital. Which Thib’s team shows up is still uncertain. The Wizards of late will surprise even the knowledgeable of fans.
At 27-46, the Wizards won’t be making the playoffs Read full story
NBA -- Spurs' Ginobili out at least three weeks
By Doreen Mendez, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Apr 2013
SAN JOSE -- Manu Ginobili, a valuable San Antonio Spurs asset will miss at least three weeks due a strained hamstring, the Associated Press reported late Monday afternoon.
The 35-year old veteran did not see action in the Read full story
NBA -- Smith cools off but Knicks still handle Celtics
By Reynaldo Seno, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Apr 2013
NEW YORK -- After lighting up for 104 points in his previous three games, J.R. Smith cooled off significantly and managed just 15 points on 4-of-12 shooting when the New York Knicks hosted the Boston Celtics Sunday night at the Madison Square Garden.
But with five of his teammates each scoring Read full story
NBA -- Bulls bounce back from tough Dallas loss
By Alex Gardunio, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Apr 2013
CHICAGO -- Once again the Chicago Bulls relied on their hustle plays and stingy defense to rally and come off with a 95-94 win, make it 18 straight victories against the visiting Detroit Pistons Sunday night.
Det Read full story
NBA -- Nowitzki's late 3 sinks Bulls
By Kristin Haas, PhilBoxing.com, 31 Mar 2013
CHICAGO -- Dirk Nowitzki drilled a 3 with 2.9 seconds left and the Dallas Mavericks rallied to beat the Chicago Bulls, 100-98, Saturday aftenoon at the American Airlines Center.
"It felt flat leaving my hand," Nowitzki Read full story
NBA -- Knicks make it seven in a row
By Raman Sharma, PhilBoxing.com, 31 Mar 2013
NEW YORK -- The Madison Square Garden crowd was treated to an impressive display of shooting bu the New York Knicks, who took a 69-47 halftime lead on the way to an easy 111-102 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats Friday nigh Read full story
NBA -- Heat back on track with win over Hornets
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 30 Mar 2013
CHICAGO -- The Miami Heat manifested no ill effects from their March 27 defeat to the Chicago Bulls which snapped their second longest winning streak in the NBA at 27 games.
Behind LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, the de Read full story
NBA -- Deng-erous Bulls end end Miami's streak
By Alex Gardunio, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Mar 2013
CHICAGO -- There was no late rally. No historical fairy tale ending for the Miami Heat as the Chicago Bulls snapped the NBA's longest winning streak at 27 Wednesday night at the United Center.
The Bulls tend to play Read full story
NBA -- Knicks move up to second place in the East
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Mar 2013
CHICAGO -- Despite their inconsistencies and injury woes, the New York Knicks have quietly moved into second place in the Eastern Conference standings by winning their fifth consecutive game Tuesday night.
The feat Read full story
NBA - Robinson's double-double lifts Bulls over Wolves
By Alex Gardunio, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Mar 2013
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls appeared poised and determined against the Minnesota Timberwolves Sunday night, at the Target Center in Minneapolis, scoring a 104-97 victory despite playing without Joakim Noah Read full story
NBA -- Warriors end Wizards' run, 101-93
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Mar 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- The red-hot Washington Wizards, winners of six of their last seven outings, saw their run come to an end Saturday night when they lost to the Golden State Warriors, 101-92, at the Oracle Arena.
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Knicks make it four straight with 110-84 dumping of Toronto
By Rajah Allarey, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Mar 2013
JERSEY CITY -- With Chris Copeland leading the way, the New York Knicks had some little fun Saturday night and serenaded Jason Kidd, who turned 40 years old. And after 48 minutes of play, the giddy Knicks gift-wrapped a nice 110-84 victory for their teammate at the expense of the visiting Toronto Ra Read full story
NBA -- Bulls edge Pacers, avoid season sweep
By Ricardo Gardunio, PhilBoxing.com, 24 Mar 2013
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls played good team basketball and were able to avoid a season series sweep at the hands of the Indiana Pacers Saturday night, beating the Indiana Pacers barely, 87-84 at a fullhouse United Center. Read full story
NBA -- Knicks clinch playoffs berth with win over Raptors
By Raman Sharma, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Mar 2013
JERSEY CITY -- The New York Knicks clinched their third consecutive playoffs berth Friday night following a 99-94 win over the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre.
The 41-26 Knicks, who reached the 40-win plate Read full story
The wait for Rose's return continues
By Blanca Mendez, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Mar 2013
CHICAGO -- The Derrick Rose watch continued in earnest yesterday when the Chicago Bulls hosted the Portland Trail Blazers. The fans' hope and expectation was that the franchise's best player will make a triumphant return at the United Center.
No such luck. Rose didn't suit up and the Bulls we Read full story
NBA -- Blazers overwhelm Bulls at United Center
By Francisco Marron Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 23 Mar 2013
CHICAGO -- After dealing with injuries, Taj Gibson and Kirk Hinrich returned to the Chicago Bulls lineup Thursday night. But besides providing an emotional boost in the first quarter of play, their return did little to sto Read full story
NBA -- Lopez shines in Nets' win over Mavericks
By Rajah Allarey, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Mar 2013
JERSEY CITY -- The Brooklyn Nets came back from a 10-point first quarter deficit and used a solid second half burst to beat the Dallas Mavericks, 113-96, Wednesday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Brook L Read full story
NBA -- Knicks make triumphant return home
By Raman Sharma, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Mar 2013
JERSEY CITY -- The 40-26 New York Knicks needed a feel-good win after returning home from a disastrous 1-4 Western Conference trip. And Carmelo Anthony made sure that's exactly what would happen when he slipped back into t Read full story