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NBA FINALS -- Thunder strikes first, take Game 1
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 14 Jun 2012
THEY were nervous, their superstar said so himself.
But when they finally got settled and played basketball the way they were capable of playing, there was no stopping the Oklahoma City Thunder.
"Just thi Read full story
Best of the best highlights 2012 NBA Finals
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Jun 2012
A LIFELONG NBA fan, I've always looked forward to this time of year. June is NBA Finals time, it's like Christmas for two weeks.
And so here we are, at the doorstep of the world's greatest basketball show, two t Read full story
Celtics fan Pacquiao will not enter ring until Game 7 ends
By Kurt Helin, nbcsports.com, 09 Jun 2012
Manny Pacquiao already had plans for Saturday night and the Celtics screwed them up.
One of boxing’s biggest draws is set to fight Timothy Bradley at the MGM in Las Vegas on Saturday night, defending his WBO welterweight championship. About 16,000 in house in Vegas, countless more at home watchin Read full story
Celtics know it'll take a boxer's mentality to win a Game 7 on the road
By , SacBee.com, 09 Jun 2012
It seems fitting that WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is delaying his championship fight with Timothy Bradley on Saturday night until the completion of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat.
"Yeah, he's a Celtics fan, what do you expect?" Celt Read full story
MANNY PACQUIAO: “IT’S BASKETBALL BEFORE BRADLEY!”
By , PhilBoxing.com, 09 Jun 2012
The Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley Welterweight Championship Live Pay-Per-View Fight Will Not Begin Until Game 7 Ends!
LAS VEGAS, NEV. (June 8, 2012), -- It’s good to be king. It’s even better to be MANNY “Pacman” PACQU Read full story
The Big Three in real Big Trouble
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 07 Jun 2012
WHEN LeBron James arrived in Miami as a free agent in July 2010, he and his pals, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, held a pep rally to celebrate the birth of the so-called Big 3.
In that self-congratulatory orgy, Wade describe Read full story
NBA EAST FINALS -- Celtics turn off Heat, even series at 2-2
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 05 Jun 2012
The Miami Heat stormed back from an 18-point first half deficit but fell short in overtime as the Boston Celtics took Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 93-91, tying the best-of-7 series at 2-2 Sunday night at the TD Gard Read full story
NBA WEST FINALS - Kevin Durant goes on a rampage Thunder tied series at 2-2
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 04 Jun 2012
GAME 4 of the Western Conference Finals turned into a Kevin Durant show as the 3-time NBA scoring champion went on a fourth quarter rampage and carried the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 109-103 victory over the San Ant Read full story
How the Thunder got their groove back
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Jun 2012
THEY could have folded like an accordion, called it a series and come back to fight again another day, another season.
But no way, that ain't the Thunder way.
Down 2-0 in their Western Conference Finals series against Read full story
NBA WEST FINALS - Thunder strikes in OKC, derails Spurs in Game 3
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Jun 2012
WITH their postseason on the line, the Oklahoma City Thunder unleashed the might of their offensive firepower and easily beat the San Antonio Spurs, 102-82, in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals Thursday night at the Ch Read full story
NBA EAST FINALS -- Too much Heat dooms Celtics in Game 1
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 30 May 2012
IT LOOKS like the Miami Heat won't have to breathe hard to earn a return trip to the NBA Finals.
After a see-saw first half that ended in a 46-46 tie, the Boston Celtics offered little resistance as LeBron James and the H Read full story
NBA WEST FINALS - Manu Ginobili carries Spurs over Thunder in Game 1
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 28 May 2012
THEY haven't lost a game since April 11, a winning streak spanning 19 games and 46 days.
And Saturday night at the AT&T Center, the San Antonio Spurs just kept on rolling.
In a roster deep in All-Star talent, Manu Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Celtics win Game 7 over Sixers, meet Heat in the East Finals
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 27 May 2012
The Boston Celtics are through to the Eastern Conference Finals where they will meet bitter rivals the Miami Heat beginning with Game 1 Monday night at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.
And while the Heat got there q Read full story
NBA - Orlando Magic fires head coach Stan Van Gundy
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 22 May 2012
THE Orlando Magic annouced on Monday afternoon that it had fired head coach Stan Van Gundy. The team also parted ways with its general manager, Otis Smith.
"It's time for new leadership, new voices," Magic CEO Alex Martins Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS - Spurs sweep Clippers, enter West Finals
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 22 May 2012
THE San Antonio Spurs didn't need to come back from a 24-point deficit this time, but they went through a scare in the final seconds of the fourth quarter before pulling off a 102-99 squeaker in Game 4 Sunday night and sweep Read full story
NBA EAST SEMIS - Dwyane Wade rebounds from poor Game 3
By Julian Ramirez, PhilBoxing.com, 21 May 2012
INDIANAPOLIS -- To say that Dwyane Wade had a dismal Game 3 is an understatement. It was more like catastrophic, one performance he wouldn't recall one day when his Hall-of-Fame career comes to a close.
In that Game 3, where Miam Read full story
NBA EAST SEMIS -- Heat overpowers Pacers, ties series at 2-2
By Scott Au, PhilBoxing.com, 21 May 2012
INDIANAPOLIS -- Down and reeling, the Miami Heat stood up fighting Sunday afternoon and tied the Eastern Conference semifinals at 2-2 by beating the Indiana Pacers, 101-93, in Game 4 of their best-of-7 series at the Bankers Life Read full story
NBA -- The Black Mamba strikes again
By Jose Roberto Meza, PhilBoxing.com, 20 May 2012
LOS ANGELES -- With his team down 2-0 and falling fast and furious in the ongoing Western Conference semifinals, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant came to the rescue just in the nick of time.
The Black Mamba was Read full story
NBA WEST SEMIS - Lakers outlast Thunder, take Game 3
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 20 May 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- There's no place like home.
After losing the first two games of the Western Conference semifinals in Oklahoma, the Los Angeles Lakers returned to the friendly confines of the Staples Center Friday n Read full story
Pangilinan Wants to Buy NBA's Sacramento Kings
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 18 May 2012
Manny V. Pangilinan.
What MVP is to business, is to sports. If Manny V. Pagnilinan is, actually, the Most Valuable Player in his other endeavors, sports is no exception.
Besides heading several sports associations, MVP h Read full story