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NBA Opening Night: Lakers fall, Heat rises
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Nov 2012
The official Los Angeles Lakers debut of prized offseason acquisition Dwight Howard and Steve Nash fell for naught Tuesday night when the fabled purple-and-gold franchise fell to the Dallas Mavericks, 99-91, at th Read full story
NBA -- A new chapter in Nets history
By Reynaldo Seno, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Oct 2012
NEW YORK -- New home. New arena. And now, hopefully, new good fortunes.
These are some of the beautiful things the Nets look forward to when they open the 67th NBA season this November 1 in Brooklyn, the most populous of Ne Read full story
NBA -- Lakers end preseason at 0-8
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Oct 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- The word "winless" normally doesn't belong in the same sentence with the Los Angeles Lakers, who has won 17 championships since joining the NBA in 1948. But that's exactly what happened to the Lakers -- winless -- when their preseason schedule culminated on Thursday night with a 94- Read full story
NBA -- Knicks close preseason with a bang
By Roel Iway, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Oct 2012
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK -- The banged up New York Knicks finished their preaseson schedule at 3-3 following a thrilling 97-95 overtime victory over in-state rivals the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night before an enthusiastic crowd Read full story
NBA -- Cloudy with a chance of Thunder
By Artemio Mesiona, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Oct 2012
CHICAGO -- It's only the preseason and the Bulls without Derrick Rose tote a less than spectacular three wins and three losses in the ongoing NBA preseason schedule. But there is a buzz among basketball fans here in the Win Read full story
NBA -- The promise that is Dwight Howard
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Oct 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- Although Dwight Howard's maiden appearance in a Lakers uniform did not provide a much-needed win in their preseason schedule, the 6-foot-11, 265-pound behemoth provided a delightful glimpse of the promise and pos Read full story
NBA -- Kings sink Lakers to 0-6
By Jose Roberto Meza, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Oct 2012
LOS ANGELES -- Unfazed by the debut of opposing slotman Dwight Howard, the Sacramento Kings rallied to beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 99-92, Sunday night in the continuation of the NBA preseason schedule at the Staples Center here in downtown Los Angeles.
Howard had an impressive 19 points and 1 Read full story
HOWARD DEBUTS IN LAKERS’ PRESEASON LOSS TO SACRAMENTO
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Oct 2012
Dwight Howard scored 19 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked four shots in his Lakers debut on October 21 at the Staples Center. But Los Angeles was still 0-6 in the preseason when they lost to the Sacramento Kings, 99-92. Read full story
NBA -- Celtics breeze past Knicks
By Roel Iway, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Oct 2012
ALBANY, NEW YORK. With Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler and Jason Kidd watching idly on the sidelines as the NBA preseason schedule rolls on, the Boston Celtics had little trouble manhandling the New York Read full story
NBA -- Bulls hunt for Timberwolves
By Artemio Mesiona, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Oct 2012
CHICAGO -- After a fumbling start that saw them nosedive to a 1-3 won-lost slate in this 7-game exhibition schedule, the Chicago Bulls hope to right the ship further and score another victory when they host the injury-laden Min Read full story
NBA -- Bulls hold off Bucks at U.C.
By Artemio Mesiona, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Oct 2012
CHICAGO -- With Kirk Hinrich sitting out due to a sore right thumb, 5-foot-9 sparkplug Nate Robinson handled the point guard duties exclusively Tuesday night and led the host Chicago Buls to a 100-94 preseason triumph over the Read full story
NBA -- Bulls win but doubts linger
By Artemio Mesiona, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Oct 2012
CHICAGO -- Life without Derrick Rose officially took center stage Tuesday night, October 9, when the Chicago Bulls ushered in the 2011-12 NBA campaign with their maiden preseason joust at the United Center.
The go Read full story
BRYANT, GASOL, HOWARD, NASH AND WORLD PEACE, L.A. LAKERS FORMIDABLE FIVE
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Oct 2012
Dwight Howard and Steve Nash joined the Los Angeles Lakers led by Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol in the first day of practice. Canadian Nash was signed from the Phoenix Suns while Howard was acquired from the Orlando Magic via a fou Read full story
NBA --- Bulls Media Day
By Scott Marsiglio, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Oct 2012
CHICAGO -- Ready for the running of the Bulls?
Well, its almost here.
As it begins training camp for the 2012-13 NBA season, the Chicago Bulls will hold its annual Media Day on Monday, October 1 beginning at I pm ( Read full story
NBA - Window of opportunity closing in on Spurs
By Jerome Naldoza, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Sep 2012
SAN ANTONIO -- After acquiring All-Stars Steve Nash and Dwight Howard during a frenzied offseason, , the Los Angeles Lakers have added a uniquely potent blend of topnotch playmaking and lockdown defense in their already form Read full story
Howard hints at long stint with Lakers
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 07 Sep 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- When Dwight Howard was traded from Orlando to Los Angeles early last month, Lakers fans wondered whether their team had just snared a long-terrm asset or merely acquired a one-year rental.
But afte Read full story
LeBron's shoe: Fit for a King
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Aug 2012
ACCORDING to a census website, there are approximately seven billion people currently inhabiting this planet. But only so few of those humans can say they've had a much better summer than NBA megastar LeBron James.
James Read full story
NBA -- Bulls brace for bumpy season ahead
By Scott Marsiglio, PhilBoxing.com, 14 Aug 2012
CHICAGO -- While elite teams such as the LA Lakers and the Miami Heat are stocking their rosters with enough firepower to wage a nuclear war, the Chicago Bulls are shedding players like a bad habit.
Gone is Omer Asik, the Read full story
NBA - Lakers pursue more free agent firepower
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Jul 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- With the NBA free agency market in full frenzy, the Los Angeles Lakers quickly emerged as one of the big winners by signing 7-time All-Star Steve Nash to a three-year deal worth a reported $27 million.
Nash, a two Read full story
NBA -- Griffin's Olympic dreams KO'd by injury
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 14 Jul 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- Before writing this piece, I watched the YouTube video of Blake Griffin's monster dunk during a Las Vegas practice for Team USA Basketball. The feat of wonder, which has 1,462, 252 views and c Read full story