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NBA FEATS, FACTS AND FIGURES 4: IGUODALA IS EXPECTED TO RETURN IN GAME 3
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Jun 2018
The Cavaliers are in for another headache in the Finals when they play Game 3 in their home turf, as Andre Iguodala is expected to suit up. Golden State’s 34-year-old swingman missed their last six games Read full story
Cavs ready for war, not for Curry daggers
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Jun 2018
THE Cleveland Cavaliers, as they had vowed, tried to wage full-scale battle in Game Two of the NBA Finals.
LeBron James, with his original might, was playing close to super again. He was on top of the Cavs’ rep Read full story
Can Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson help save Cleveland?
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Jun 2018
The Golden State Warriors didn’t have to capitalize on JR Smith’s big dying seconds blunder in their lopsided 122-103 Game 2 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.
Unlike in their closer 124-114 Game 1 triumph, Stephen Curry Read full story
Pacquiao, other Pinoys pick Warriors to win back-to-back NBA title
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Jun 2018
“Golden State is a team made up of players playing as a group who can accomplish things which no individual acting alone could ever hope to bring about.”
Thus was how Manny Pacquiao describes the NBA defending champions G Read full story
NBA FEATS, FACTS AND FIGURES 3: LEBRON'S 51 POINTS IS FIFTH BEST IN NBA FINALS
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Jun 2018
LeBron James became only the sixth player to score at least 50 points in a Finals game during Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals. With the 124–114 defeat of the Cavaliers to the Warriors, he became the first player to sc Read full story
OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: A drama-filled Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Dubs and the Cavs
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Jun 2018
The NBA Finals has always been a dramatic segment of the world’s oldest and biggest professional basketball league since its inception in 1949, and J.R. Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers authored some for all the wro Read full story
NBA FEATS, FACTS AND FIGURES 2: WARRIORS VS. CAVALIERS BECOMES AN EXCITING FINALS
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Jun 2018
Most of the Las Vegas sportsbooks betting had the Cleveland Cavaliers considered as the biggest underdog in at least 16 years in the NBA Finals. The Cavs were so overlooked, that the Western Conference finals between Read full story
Should you take the NBA Finals too seriously?
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Jun 2018
The way odds in this year’s NBA Finals were originally projected, it would be impossible for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to win a single game in the ongoing world championship series.
There was the overwh Read full story
NBA FEATS, FACTS AND FIGURES 1: JAMES WILL BREAK HIS RECORD OF 100 GAMES IN A SEASON
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Jun 2018
Lebron James, now in his 15th year in the NBA, will break his own record for most games played in a single regular season plus playoff games when he plays for his 101st game Thursday in Game 1 of the NBA Finals 201 Read full story
Early odds favor the Warriors over the Cavs in NBA Finals
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 31 May 2018
For the fourth straight time since 2015, NBA Finals will be disputed by the defending champions Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Warriors won the championship the first time they met the Cavaliers Read full story
Rockets miss an NBA record 27 three-pointers and lose playing in the Finals
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 30 May 2018
So, what else is new?
The Golden State Warriors, the NBA’s and the world’s greatest third quarter team, again used their stature in erasing a 15-point Houston Rockets’ first half lead en route to a 101-92 Game 7 vi Read full story
LeBron did it again
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 28 May 2018
LeBron James has not missed the NBA Finals since 2010.
That was when the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 4-2, on the way to winning the Eastern Conference finals and eventually crowning themselves the Read full story
CP-3 will miss Game 6 of Rockets-Warriors Western Conference finals series
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 26 May 2018
Will the Houston Rockets return home as Western Conference champs? Or will the defending NBA titleholder Golden State Warriors hold with their crown and extend their best-of-seven Western Conference final encounter to full r Read full story
Why did coach Ty Lue benched Korver in Cavs’Game 5 loss to Celts?
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 26 May 2018
Days after seeing Cleveland face elimination, debate on why Cavaliers’ coach Lue benched the Cavs’ third best player Kyle Korver most of Game 5 where Boston took a 96-83 win and went ahead, 3-2, in their best-of-seven NBA Eastern Con Read full story
NBA Western Conference Finals Game 3: Warriors vented their wrath on Rockets
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 22 May 2018
During Golden State’s practice on Saturday, a day after the Warriors were blown out of court by the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of The NBA Western Conference finals, Draymond Green was quoted as saying he expects his te Read full story
NBA WEST FINALS: CURRY EXPLODES IN GAME 3; WARRIORS GROUND ROCKETS WITH 41 POINTS VICTORY, 126-85
By Dong Secuya, PhilBoxing.com, 21 May 2018
OAKLAND, CA – Two-time MVP Stephen Curry found his touch and exploded with 35 points in 34 minutes of play that helped ground the Rockets 126-85 to take a 2-1 lead in their best of seven Western Conference Finals s Read full story
NBA Western Conference Finals: Curry blames himself, teammates for Game 2 loss
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 21 May 2018
The lopsided 127-105 outcome of the Golden State Warriors Game 2 loss to the Houston Rockets in their NBA Western Conference Finals was a far indication of how Sephen Curry and company were dominated by James Harden Read full story
“We got what we deserved”—Warriors’ coach Steve Kerr on Game 2 loss
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 18 May 2018
Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant turned the ball over to the Houston Rockets with less a minute past in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday.
Rocket Eric Gordon tried to bait Draymond Green wi Read full story
James’ T-Double Cavs hardly needed
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 17 May 2018
Boston head coach Brad Stevens expected that Cleveland would do everything within or beyond reach to reverse Game 1 results the Celtics stole in their NBA Eastern Conference finals on the road.
Stevens, a day before Game 2, even predicted LeBron James and the Cavs to throw heavyweight punches at Read full story
NBA East Finals -- Celtics versus Cavs will not disappoint
By Japheth Bandi, PhilBoxing.com, 16 May 2018
CHICAGO -- The opening game of a seven-game duel doesn't define a series, but it sets a tone. In Game 1 at least, the Boston Celtics proved to be the better and deeper team by soundly beating the Cleveland Cava Read full story