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NBA -- Celtics score season-high 116, bury Lakers
By Nicholai R. Roska, PhilBoxing.com, 09 Feb 2013
LOS ANGELES -- With a five-game win streak on hand, the Boston Celtics have been playing good basketball since point guard Rajon Rondo was lost for the rest of the season with a partially torn ACL. But they saved their b Read full story
NBA -- Green's eight 3s carry Spurs over Wolves
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Feb 2013
CHICAGO -- Beginning a nine-game road trip without Tim Duncan (sore left knee) and Manu Ginobili (tight left hamstring) wasn't exactly what the San Antonio Spurs had planned, but the past had always shown that this veteran Read full story
NBA -- Warriors can't handle Thunder, lose by 21
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Feb 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- Playing in front of 18,203 cheering fans, the 91st consecutive sell-out at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, the Oklahoma City Thunder take care of business early on Wednesday night and coasted to a 119-98 d Read full story
NBA -- Nets barely escape Detroit, 93-90
By Reynaldo Seno, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Feb 2013
NEW YORK -- Converting only 34 of 82 shots (41.5 percent) and going just 6-for-16 from 3-point range (37.5 percent) is never a reliable template for victory in a basketball game. Not in any clipboard, or playbook.
Bu Read full story
NBA -- Rockets bury Warriors with 23 triples
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 07 Feb 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Houston Rockets sank an NBA-tying record of 23 threes and easily beat the Golden State Warriors, 140-109, Tuesday night at the Toyota Center.
Point guard Jeremy Lin, who finished with 28 poin Read full story
NBA -- Black Mamba strikes again, Lakers beat Nets
By Reynaldo Seno, PhilBoxing.com, 07 Feb 2013
NEW YORK -- With the storied Los Angeles Lakers in town Tuesday night, Brooklyn's Brook Lopez painted an offensive masterpiece that pushed his often under-appreciated talents front and center under the massive media spotli Read full story
NBA -- Bulls fall in Indy, lose Central Division lead
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 05 Feb 2013
CHICAGO -- Short on manpower and playing in their fourth road game in six days, the Chicago Bulls became easy prey to the hot-shooting Indiana Pacers, who fashioned out a 111-101 victory Monday night at the Bankers Life Fie Read full story
NBA - Miami's Big 3 scores 81, overpowers Raptors
By Rob Cruz, PhilBoxing.com, 04 Feb 2013
TORONTO -- In an explosive display of offensive might, LeBron James scored 30 points while his on court pals -- Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade--added 28 and 23 respectively as the defending champions Miami Heat traveled nor Read full story
NBA -- Gibson's career night powers Bulls past Hawks
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Feb 2013
CHICAGO -- Without their injured bigs -- 6-foot-11 Joakim Noah (swollen right foot) and 6-foot-9 Carlos Boozer (sore right hamstring) -- the Bulls desperately needed another big body to help carry the load when the team trav Read full story
NBA -- Curry returns, Warriors bully Suns, 113-93
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Feb 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- Sidelined by two games with an ankle injury, sweet-shooting Stephen Curry returned to action on Saturday night and did what he does best -- score a lot.
Sinking 11 of 20 field goals, including 6-for-10 Read full story
NBA -- Short-handed Warriors edge Mavericks
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Feb 2013
OAKLAND - In a nail-biting finish in front of 19,596 fans, the 12th straight sell-out here at the Oracle Arena, the Golden State Warriors tripped the visiting Dallas Mavericks, 100-97.
The Warriors, who improved Read full story
NBA -- Clippers start 8-game road trip on a high note
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Feb 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- All-Star Blake Griffin finished with 26 points and 13 rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers pounded a hard-earned 96-90 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night at the Target Center in Mi Read full story
NBA -- Suns whack Lakers, 92-86
By Nicholai R. Roska, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Feb 2013
LOS ANGELES -- With their margin for error getting smaller and smaller with each passing game, the Los Angeles Lakers' slim playoffs hopes suffered another serious blow Wednesday night when they bowed to the lowly 16-30 Phoe Read full story
NBA -- Bulls hand Bucks payback in Milwaukee
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Feb 2013
CHICAGO - Twice this season, the Bulls got embarrassed at home by the Milwaukee Bucks at the United Center. Twice -- one on November 26 and another last January 9 -- the Bulls couldn't hang on to huge leads of 27 and 15 poin Read full story
NBA - Lost magic, Orlando drops six straight
By Reynaldo Seno, PhilBoxing.com, 30 Jan 2013
NEW YORK -- Snapping a two-game losing streak, the Brooklyn Nets made shot work of the Orlando Magic and scored a 97-77 rout Monday night at the Barclays Center here in Brooklyn, New York.
After a disappointing loss to Read full story
NBA -- Sweet revenge: Bulls gore Bobcats, 93-85
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 30 Jan 2013
CHICAGO -- After a disappointing letdown, losing 86-73 on the road to the 11-32 Washington Wizards last Saturday night, the Bulls looked forward to coming home and restart their plodding offense.
But playing agains Read full story
NBA -- Warriors outlast Raptors, 114-102
By Rob Cruz, PhilBoxing.com, 30 Jan 2013
TORONTO -- Led by All-Star David Lee and shooting sensation Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors outlasted the Toronto Raptors, 114-102, Monday night at the Air Canada Centre.
Lee flirted with a triple-double, but came up short with 21 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. It was, however, Read full story
NBA -- Celtics cool Heat in 2OT
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Jan 2013
CHICAGO -- While the news of Rajon Rondo's season-ending torn ACL began to circulate around the TD Boston Garden on a wintry cold Sunday afternoon, Paul Pierce was burning the harcourt with one of his best performances, sco Read full story
NBA -- Slumping Lakers dump Jazz, 102-84
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Jan 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Los Angeles Lakers used an unlikely weapon to get out a bitter slump, a consistent passing attack that produced 26 assists. It was more than enough to beat the visiting Utah Jazz Friday night at the Stap Read full story
NBA -- Bulls easily handle streaking Warriors
By Francisco Marron Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 27 Jan 2013
CHICAGO -- Point guard Kirk Hinrich registered a season-high 25 points while four of his teammates notched double figures in scoring as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Golden State Warriors, 103-87, Friday night at the Unit Read full story