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NBA -- Super Durant carries OKC over Dallas
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 29 Dec 2012
CHICAGO -- Of all the superlatives that could have possibly described Kevin Durant's performance Thursday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, only a one-word acronym fits best -- MVP.
The wiry 6-foot-9, 23 Read full story
NBA -- J.R. Smith rescues Knicks from Suns
By Reynaldo Seno, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Dec 2012
NEW YORK -- When the New York Knicks arrived in Phoenix without three key players -- Carmelo Anthony, Rasheed Wallace and Raymond Felton -- the host Suns appeared poised for an easy victory.
But J.R. Smith go Read full story
NBA -- GSW off to their best start since '91-92 season
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Dec 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- After last season's disappointing 23-43 finish, the Golden State Warriors were optimistic that they would make strides and compete in the talent-loaded Western Conference.
But 29 games into this season, no Read full story
NBA -- Kings' road woes continue, fall to Blazers
By Alberto G. Montefalcon, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 28 Dec 2012
SACRAMENTO -- Although center DeMarcus Cousins has already been reinstated following a team-imposed suspension last December 22, he isn't allowed to play yet and stayed at home when the Sacramento Kings traveled to Portland Wednesday night.
Without their 6-foot-11, 270-pound leading scorer an Read full story
NBA -- The Kings' royal dilemma
By Alberto G. Montefalcon, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 27 Dec 2012
SACRAMENTO -- At 6-foot-11, 270 pounds, DeMarcus Cousins is undoubtedly one of the best big men in the NBA today. At age 22, his capacity for greatness is almost limitless.
Almost, because the supremely talented center can' Read full story
NBA -- Lakers visit Denver, shoot for sixth straight W
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Dec 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- For the first time this season, in an extrmely testy campaign in which they started 1-4 and head coach Mike Brown was fired, the 14-14 Los Angeles Lakers will shoot for a victory that would elevate their record to over the .500 mark.
But it's a task fraught with danger becaus Read full story
NBA -- Snowstorm postpones today's Bulls vs. Pacers tiff
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Dec 2012
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls' visit to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, where they were to play the Indiana Paacers was postponed to a later date by the NBA due to a snow storm that hit Indianapolis.
This would have been the second meeting between the Central Division rivals since Read full story
NBA -- Short-handed Kings silence Blazers
By Alberto G. Montefalcon, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 25 Dec 2012
SACRAMENTO -- Without their leading scorer and rebounder -- DeMarcus Cousins -- the Sacramento Kings fashioned out one of their best performances of the season and beat the red-hot Portland Trail Blazers, 108-96, Sunday night a Read full story
NBA -- Clippers keep flying, win 13 straight
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Dec 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barely 48 hours after setting a franchise record of 12 straight wins, the Los Angeles Clippers kept raising the bar and stretched their streak to 13.
This time, the high-flying Clippers easily demolished Read full story
NBA -- Spurs spoil Nowitzki's return, 129-91
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Dec 2012
CHICAGO -- Dirk Nowitzki's return to the lineup for the first time since preseason knee surgery turned out to be something he'd rather forget as his Dallas Mavericks got blown out the AT&T Center Sunday night against in-state Read full story
NBA – Knicks conquer “Love-less” Wolves
By Reynaldo Seno, PhilBoxing.com, 24 Dec 2012
NEW YORK – JR Smith came off the bench all cylinders firing with his all around play both in the offensive and defensive end, finishing the first half with 13 points and five hand-outs. But it was Carmelo “Melo” Anthony’s Read full story
NBA -- Warriors lose overtime thriller to visiting Lakers
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Dec 2012
Oracle Arena, Oakland CA -- A classic division match-up ended in disappointing fashion for the home team, as the Golden State Warriors fell short in a high energy thriller at Oracle Arena.
Los Angeles Lakers beat Read full story
NBA -- Warriors bounce back, beat Bobcats, 115-100
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Dec 2012
Fri. 21st of Dec. 2012
Oracle Arena, Oakland CA-- Golden State Warriors, after hitting a bump on Wednesday's game losing to Sacramento Kings, needed to regroup to get back on their winning ways... and they did j Read full story
NBA -- Kings test streaking L.A. Clippers
By Alberto G. Montefalcon, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 22 Dec 2012
SACRAMENTO -- Fresh from their 131-127 victory over the scalding-hot Golden State Warriors two nights ago, the Sacramento Kings aim for their second consecutive win in a trying season marred by inconsistent play.
Beati Read full story
NBA -- Unafraid of Thunder, Wolves beat OKC
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Dec 2012
CHICAGO -- The best team in the NBA with a 21-4 record and a 12-game winning streak, the rolling OKC Thunder stormed into Minneapolis, Minnesota on Thursday night looking for a fresh victim and a chance to create more dist Read full story
NBA -- Quite possibly, a merry Lakers Christmas
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Dec 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- To say that the Los Angeles Lakers have had a challenging season would be a gross understatement. The purple-and-gold franchise has been plagued by injuries and uneven play that led to multiple, embarassing losing streaks.
Despite all those heartaches, though, Lakers fans migh Read full story
NBA – Battle of the Boroughs Ep. 3, Melo drops 31 points
By Reynaldo Seno, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Dec 2012
NEW YORK – Carmelo “Melo” Anthony continued where he left off, showing no ill effects from a two game hiatus due to knee and ankle injury finishing the game with 31 points. Anthony was also lethal from downtown hitting 4 of Read full story
NBA - Knicks vs. Nets Episode 3
By Reynaldo Seno, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Dec 2012
NEW YORK -- In today's crowded 11-game NBA schedule, no match-up attracts more intrigue and interest than the joust between the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks at the Madison Square Garden.
For the Knicks, it's a Read full story
NBA -- Warriors keep rolling, handle Hornets, 103-96
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Dec 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- Riding on the momentum of a very fruitful 6-1 road trip, the Golden State Warriors returned to the friendly environs of the Aracle Arena on Tuesday night and handled a game but overwhelmed New Orleans H Read full story
NBA -- Lakers escape Bobcats' bite, 101-100
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Dec 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- In a thrilling game of back and forth, the Los Angeles Lakers came back from 18 points down to narrowly escape a 101-100 decision over the never-say-die Charlotte Bobcats Tuesday night at the Staples Center in L.A.
Trailing 40-29 midway through the second quarter, the Bobcats Read full story