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NBA - - Okogie fills in for injured Wiggins, propels Wolves win
By Daniel Quindao Guden, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Oct 2018
MINNEAPOLIS - Josh Okogie, a rookie Minnesota Timberwolf, proved to be quite a revelation on Monday night as the shooting guard displayed enormous skills while filling in for the injured Andrew Wiggins.
Okogie, a 20-year old Georgia Tech alum by way of Nigeria, appeared in 24 solid minutes and Read full story
NBA -- Clippers hold off Rockets, 115-112
By Jonas Davis, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Oct 2018
LOS ANGELES. The Los Angeles Clippers survived a 31-point outburst from reigning MVP James Harden and beat the Houston Rockets, 115-112, on Sunday night at Staples Center.
Tobias Harris and Danilo Gallinari provided the Read full story
NBA -- Brawl mars Lakers home opener
By Celso Samson Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 22 Oct 2018
LOS ANGELES -- A melee interrupted what had otherwise been an exciting match-up between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets on Saturday night at the jampacked Staples Center.
The fight, which saw fists flying betw Read full story
NBA -- Pistons prevail in cliffhanger, drop Bulls to 0-2
By Taha Qureshi, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Oct 2018
CHICAGO -- Ish Smith calmly sank a driving lay-up with 5.4 seconds to go to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 118-116 victory over the Chicago Bulls in front of a sold-out crowd of 21,289 fans at the United Center.
Smith's Satur Read full story
Curry as NBA 2K19 MVP?
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Oct 2018
Steph Curry is the only NBA ever to win the MVP in unanimous fashion and one of only 13 players to have earned the honor more than once – back-to-back at that.
“There is no narrative,” the five-time All-Star told M Read full story
NBA -- Clips blow out OKC with 37-point fourth quarter
By Robert Mellana, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Oct 2018
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers unleashed 37 fourth quarter points to score a come from behind 108-92 victory over the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night at Staples Center.
The Clips trailed 77-71 Read full story
NBA -- Butler gets mix of boos and cheers from Wolves fans
By Daniel Quindao Guden, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Oct 2018
MINNEAPOLIS -- All Star Jimmy Butler received a plethora of boos and cheers by the 18,978 home fans that attended the Minnesota Timberolves' home season opener on Friday night at the Target Center.
Butler was booed during Read full story
What can stop the Warriors from winning a 3-peat?
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Oct 2018
“Hurricanes, tornadoes, snow storms, man-made… something man-made, Chernobyl.”
Those were some of the ways, NBA analyst Charles Barkley said, as told to Dime Magazine, the Golden State Warriors can be stopped in their bid Read full story
NBA Recap: DeRozan Topscores as Spurs Survive Gritty Wolves
By Reylan Loberternos, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Oct 2018
Boracay Island, Philippines – All Star DeMar DeRozan’s first game as a Spur started slow, but ended well, as the San Antonio Spurs eked out a 112-108 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves at the jam-packed AT&T C Read full story
NBA -- Nuggets hold off Clippers, 107-98
By Carlo Jay Cabagnot, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Oct 2018
The Denver Nuggets opened their season with a hard-fought 107-98 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night at Staples Center.
The Nuggets shot poorly --- 33 of 87 form the field and 8-of-24 from deep --- but th Read full story
NBA -- 2018-19 season opens with a bang. Celtics, Warriors flex muscles
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Oct 2018
CHICAGO -- Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, both returning from injuries, had a jittery start to the 2018-19 campaign but the Boston Celtic used the might of their defense and the depth of their bench the beat the Philadelphia Read full story
NBA Preview: Depleted Spurs Test Shaky Timberwolves Core
By Reylan Loberternos, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Oct 2018
Boracay Island, Philippines – The Spurs will not only open the season for the first time without any of the legendary big three of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili on the roster, but will also be without three young guards Dejounte Murray, Lonnie Walker IV, and Derrick White due to injurie Read full story
Can this be the Rockets’ season, finally?
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Oct 2018
The last time the Houston Rockets lost to the Golden State Warriors in the Conference Finals, they suffered a two-year hangover.
That shouldn’t happen this season. It can’t, happen. Chris Paul will soon break the 35,000-minut Read full story
NBA ROSTERS FEATURE 108 INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS FROM 42 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES
By , PhilBoxing.com, 17 Oct 2018
– Fifth Consecutive Year League Has at Least 100 International Players and All 30 Teams Feature at Least One International Player –
– Canada is Most-Represented Country for Fifth Consecutive Year; Dallas Mavericks Lead League with Seven International Players –
NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2018 – The Nat Read full story
NBA -- FIVE WARRIORS TO TEAM USA?
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 14 Oct 2018
Barring any unforeseen incident like injuries, contract situations, etc., five NBA All Star Golden State Warriors could be wearing the USA national colors in a pair of international competitions scheduled next year and two years fro Read full story
NBA -- Kerr pays Winter a tribute
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Oct 2018
“Tex knew more about the history of the game and the fundamentals of the game than anybody he had ever met in his life.”
That was how Golden State assistant coach Ron Adams told head Warriors’ head bench tactician Steve Kerr Read full story
NBA -- The Utah Jazz: the best defensive team in the NBA
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Oct 2018
Which team had the best record in the NBA over the last 35 games of last season? Which team had the best defensive rating in the NBA last season?
Which team had the Defensive Player of the Year awardee last season? Which Read full story
NBA -- Bulls rip Pacers behind 37-point first quarter
By Phil Hatzitheodorou, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Oct 2018
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls put on an impressive performance on Tuesday night and beat the visiting Indiana Pacers, 104-89, at the United Center.
Zach LaVine and Justin Holiday each fired 22 points while Bobby Portis pulled in 20 point Read full story
NBA -- Lakers top Warriors in Vegas joust (PHOTOS)
By Regil Ledesma, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Oct 2018
LAS VEGAS -- Steph Curry and Kevin Durant put on a shooting display but it wasn't enough as the Los Angeles Lakers won, 123-113, on Wednesday night at a packed T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Steph was being Steph, 23 Read full story
NBA -- Why the Celtics can beat the Warriors
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Oct 2018
For putting together an outstanding roster featuring three All-Stars in their respective primes -- Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, Gordon Hayward -- pair of young stars on the rise Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown and a handful Read full story