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NBA PLAYOFFS -- Cavs hammer Raptors, take 1-0 lead in East Finals
By Rex Alba, PhilBoxing.com, 19 May 2016
CLEVELAND -- Lying in wait while the other Eastern Conference semifinals played out, a well-rested Cleveland Cavaliers pounced on the Toronto Raptors Tuesday night at the Quicken Loans Arena to take a 1-0 series lead in the 2 Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Thunder strikes first, seize Game 1 of West Finals
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 17 May 2016
CHICAGO -- In what is expected to be a long and hard-fought Western Conference Finals series, the Oklahoma City Thunder drew first blood on Monday night and stunned the heavily favored defending champions Golden State Warri Read full story
Towns wins Rookie of the Year honors
By Daniel Quindao Guden, PhilBoxing.com, 17 May 2016
MINNEAPOLIS - Karl-Anthony "KAT Man" Towns was named the 2015-16 NBA Rookie of the Year on Monday.
The 20-year old center, who received his award during a press conference at the Target Center, w Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Raptors extinguish Heat to take 3-2 series lead
By Mark Josef, PhilBoxing.com, 13 May 2016
TORONTO --- Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan played like All-Stars and led the Toronto Raptors to a 99-91 Game 5 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night at the full house Air Canada Centre.
Held to Read full story
NBA --- Steph Curry bags second straight MVP award
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 11 May 2016
CHICAGO --- Golden State Warriors ace Steph Curry won the regular season MVP award for the second straight season and he became the first player in NBA history to win the coveted plum in unanimous fashion.
The 6-fo Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Raptors knot series with 96-92 Game 2 thriller
By Mark Josef, PhilBoxing.com, 06 May 2016
TORONTO -- The fans inside and outside the Air Canada Centre roared as its star player, Kyle Lowry, hit his first jumper early in the first quarter. Lowry's shooting woes have been a topic of Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Heat steal Game 1 with OT thriller
By Mark Josef, PhilBoxing.com, 04 May 2016
TORONTO - For the first time in 15 years, the Toronto Raptors finally made it to the second round of the NBA playoffs. But their party was crashed by the Miami Heat, who stole Game 1 of the Eastern Con Read full story
NBA -- Warriors blast past the Trail Blazers 118 - 106, take a 1 - 0 series lead
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 03 May 2016
OAKLAND -- The Golden State Warriors opened Game 1 o the Western Conference semifinals by playing stifling defense that held the Portland Trail Blazers to 23 percent from the field. Without Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Raptors nip Pacers in Game 7, win first playoffs series since 2000
By Mark Josef, PhilBoxing.com, 03 May 2016
TORONTO--- There was a mix of excitement and tension around the Air Canada Centre on Sunday night. It was Game 7 between the host Toronto Raptors and the visiting Indiana Pacers. It was win or go home.
For the Raptors, it meant more than j Read full story
NBA -- Pacers tame Raptors, force Game 7
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 01 May 2016
CHICAGO -- After collapsing in Game 5, losing a 13-point fourth quarter lead, the Indiana Pacers bounced back in Game 6, beating the Toronto Raptors, 101-83, on Friday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown In Read full story
NBA -- Wade's clutch plays lead Heat over Hornets, force game 7
By Eric Biasbas, PhilBoxing.com, 01 May 2016
CHARLOTTE -- Dwayne Wade was not about ready to give up the season yet. With his team facing elimination, the 13 year NBA veteran was clutch in the end game to help Miami Heat beat the Charlotte Hornets, 97-90 in front of a hostile Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Kemba's star is rising
By Eugene Nepangue, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Apr 2016
CHARLOTTE -- After 12 agonizing years, the Charlotte Hornets finally won another playoffs game when they toppled the Miami Heat, 115-97, in Game 3 of their ongoing opening round series last week. Two nights la Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Raptors survive Game 5 scare, Hawks manhandle Celtics
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Apr 2016
CHICAGO -- Down 90-77 entering the fourth quarter, the Toronto Raptors appeared dead in the pivotal Game 5 of their series against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night at the Air Canada Centre.
But the Raptors defense Read full story
NBA -- Thunder dismiss Mavs, set semis showdown with Spurs
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Apr 2016
CHICAGO -- With Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant providing a lethal 1-2 punch, the Oklahoma City Thunder eliminated the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night, winning Game 5 of their opening round series, 118-104 at the Chesapeak Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Spurs sweep through second round
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Apr 2016
CHICAGO -- The San Antonio Spurs are through to the second round of the 2016 NBA playoffs.
Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points and seven rebounds and Tony Parker added 16 as the Spurs completed their first-round sweep of the M Read full story
NBA - - "Thibs" named Timberloves head coach and team president
By Daniel Quindao Guden, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Apr 2016
MINNEAPOLIS --- Thomas Joseph Thibodeau, or more famously known as "Thibs" in NBA circles, landed in "The Land of Ten Thousand Lakes" after Minnesota Timberwolves team-owner Glen Taylor chose him as the t Read full story
NBA -- Hornets douse Heat, series now 2-1
By Eric Biasbas, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Apr 2016
CHARLOTTE -- An 18-0 run in the third quarter blew the game wide open and propelled the Charlotte Hornets over Miami Heat, 96-80 in Game 3 of their first round playoff series at the full house Time Warner Cable Arena. T Read full story
NBA -- Harden delivers, Rockets slice deficit to 2-1
By Franco Ching Alsay, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Apr 2016
HOUSTON -- James Harden sank a step-back jumper in the final 2.7 seconds of play and the Houston Rockets escaped with a thrilling 97-96 Game victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night at the Toyota Cent Read full story
NBA -- C.J. McCollum named Most Improved Player
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Apr 2016
CHICAGO -- Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard C.J. McCollum has been named KIA Most Improved Player for the just concluded 2015-16 NBA regular season.
McCollum garnered 101 first-place votes for a total of 559 points, besting Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Valanciunas, Raptors bounce back to topple Pacers in Game 2
By Mark Josef, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Apr 2016
TORONTO -- Jonas Valanciunas scored 13 of his team's 27 first quarter points to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Indiana Pacers,, 98-87, on Monday night at the Air Canada Centre.
Valanciunas, who had 12 poi Read full story