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NBA -- Heat oust Bulls, advance to East Finals
By Ricardo Gardunio, PhilBoxing.com, 16 May 2013
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls went down swinging as their season came to its conclusion Wednesday night at the hands of the defending champion Miami Heat, losing 94-91. The Heat move on to the Eastern Conference Championshi Read full story
NBA -- Heat take commanding 3-1 lead
By Katrina Barnett, PhilBoxing.com, 14 May 2013
CHICAGO -- The Miami Heat won the opening tip and never looked back, winning the game 88-65 and taking a 3-1 lead over the Bulls for the series.
The first quarter started out rough for the Bulls, who shot at a mere Read full story
NBA --Warriors win Game 4 thriller, tie series at 2-2
By Shelley Dano, PhilBoxing.com, 14 May 2013
OAKLAND -- The Golden State Warriors showed grace under pressure and pulled a 97-97 overtime victory in Game 4 over the San Antonio Spurs Sunday afternoon at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.
Down by eight with five minutes left in regulation, the Warriors clawed back gallantly and matched the seasone Read full story
Pacers whip Knicks, take 2-1 series lead
By Raman Sharma, PhilBoxing.com, 12 May 2013
NEW JERSEY -- The Indiana Pacers beat the New York Knicks, 82-71, in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Pacers center Roy Hibbert dominated the paint wi Read full story
NBA -- Heat surge ahead with 2-1 lead
By Alex Gardunio, PhilBoxing.com, 12 May 2013
CHICAGO -- It looks as if the flashy can get dirty as the Miami Heat took a 2-1 series lead against the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference semifinals Friday night at the United Center.
Following their beat down Read full story
NBA - Spurs stun Warriors, 102 - 92
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 12 May 2013
OAKLAND - Out-matched and dominated in the first two games, the veteran San Antonio Spurs of head coach Gregg Popovich showed why you can't count them out just yet.
The Spurs silenced a buzzing sold-out crowd a Read full story
NBA - Heat D pull Game 3 W
By Maria Macatangay, PhilBoxing.com, 11 May 2013
CHICAGO -- Tied at 70-70 heading into the final quarter of Friday night's Game 3, the Chicago Bulls put themselves in a position to pull a huge upset over the Miami Heat before a sold-out crowd of 22, 675 at a frenzied Uni Read full story
NBA -- Heat burn Bulls for 37 in Game 2
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 10 May 2013
CHICAGO -- With their homecourt advantage stolen by a mild 93-86 upset in Game 1, the defending champions Miami Heat punched back hard and drubbed the Chicago Bulls, 115-78, Wednesday night at the American Airlines Arena. Read full story
NBA -- Warriors turn back Spurs, even series
By Shelley Dano, PhilBoxing.com, 09 May 2013
LOS ANGELES--The Golden State Warriors bounced back from the heartbreak of a Game 1 defeat by beating the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal Wednesday night at the AT&T Center.
The m Read full story
George Karl named Coach of the Year
By Ricardo Gardunio, PhilBoxing.com, 09 May 2013
CHICAGO - George Karl has won the NBA’s Coach of the Year award for the first time in his illustrious 25 years as a head coach. Karl guided the Denver Nuggets to 57 wins and finished with the league's fourth best record. He joins Read full story
NBA -- Warriors look to bounce back in Game 2
By Jason Aniel, PhilBoxing.com, 09 May 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- For the second time in three nights, the Golden State Warriors will attempt to steal home court advantage against from the San Antonio Spurs when their best-of-7 Western Conference semifinal resume Read full story
NBA -- Grizzlies steal Game 2 in Oklahoma
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 09 May 2013
CHICAGO -- Point guard Michael Conley Jr scored sank a deep 3, a mid-range jumper, and a pair of free throws in the final 1:58 of the fourth quarter as the Memphis Grizzlies stole Game 2 of their Western Conference Read full story
NBA -- Bulls pull Game 1 shocker in Miami
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 08 May 2013
CHICAGO - Without Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich, the fifth-seeded Chicago Bulls were supposed to be easy pickings for the top-seeded Miami Heat when their best-of-7 Eastern Conference semifinal went underway Mon Read full story
NBA -- Spurs repulse Warriors in 2OT thriller
By Shelley Dano, PhilBoxing.com, 08 May 2013
LOS ANGELES -- Manu Ginobli sank a three-pointer with 1.2 seconds left in double overtime to bail out the San Antonio Spurs over the Golden State Warriors, 129-127, and take Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal Read full story
NBA - Deng out for Game 1, doubtful for Game 2
By Maria Macatangay, PhilBoxing.com, 07 May 2013
CHICAGO -- If the at No.5 seeded Chicago Bulls were to upset the No.1-ranked Miami Heat in their Eastern Conference playoffs semifinal today at the Miami Airlines Arena, they will have to do it without do-it-all small forward Luol Deng.
The 6-foot-9 Deng, who is averaging 13.8 points, 7.6 r Read full story
NBA -- Durant comes to OKC's rescue in Game 1
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 07 May 2013
CHICAGO -- Down 90-87 with 44.9 seconds left to play, the Oklahoma City Thunder called on their superstar to bail them out. All-Star Kevin Durant was only too happy to oblige.
Durant scored four of his team's Read full story
FIRST NBA CAFÉ IN ASIA TO OPEN IN THE PHILIPPINES
By , PhilBoxing.com, 07 May 2013
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, MAY 6, 2013 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Hoopla Inc. today announced that the first-ever NBA Café in Asia will be coming to Manila, Philippines, at the soon-to-open SM AURA Mall in the Bonifacio Global City.
Scheduled to open in September 2013, the NBA Café Read full story
Pacers defense steals series opener vs Knicks
By Reynaldo Seno, PhilBoxing.com, 06 May 2013
NEW YORK -- The Indiana Pacers drew first blood in their renewed playoffs rivalry with the New York Knicks, coasting to a 102-95 Game 1 victory Sunday afternoon at the Madison Square Garden.
The third seeded Pac Read full story
NBA -- Thunder set second round date with Grizzlies
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 05 May 2013
CHICAGO -- Kevin Durant did a little bit of everything, 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists, but the rest of the Thunder came through big as well as Oklahoma took take of business in Game 6 and advanced to the Read full story
NBA -- Grizzlies finish off Clippers in six games
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 05 May 2013
CHICAGO -- Just a season ago, the Memphis Grizzlies watched as the Los Angeles Clippers tore their hearts by winning Game 7 of a contentious series at the FedEx Forum in downtown Memphis.
This year, the Grizz Read full story