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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
NBA West Finals -- Warriors steal homecourt with Game 1 win
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 16 May 2018
CHICAGO -- The highly-anticipated Western Conference Finals duel between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets was electric as anticipated, full of thrills and chills.
But after 48 minutes of action, it Read full story
Kevin Durant: “The Big Difference” in Warriors’ Game 1 win
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 15 May 2018
Thus was how Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni could only describe his team’s 13-point 106-119 setback to the NBA tile-defending Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of their Western Conference fin Read full story
NBA ---- Celtics D swarm Cavs in Game 1
By Oliver Iglesias, PhilBoxing.com, 15 May 2018
BOSTON – Marcus Morris put up a gem of a defense in containing All-Star LeBron James while also registering 21 points and 10 boards as the Celtics dominated Cleveland Cavaliers 108-83 for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Read full story
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 14 May 2018
That, more or less, was LeBron James’ reaction to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 83-108 blowout loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of their best-or-seven Eastern Conference finals Sunday.
“Game 1 has alway Read full story
OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: Dubs, Cavs favored in NBA Conference Finals
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 12 May 2018
Only four teams – the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets in the West and the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics in the East -- of the 18 that advanced to the post season playoffs remain in the Conference Finals to Read full story
NBA Playoffs Odds: Warriors Favored Over Rockets
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 10 May 2018
Don’t look now, but the Golden State Warriors are favored in their NBA Western Conference finals showdown with the No. 1 seed Houston Rockets.
The two-time champion Warriors, according to the Las Vegas-based Westga Read full story
How LeBron and the Cavs did it
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 09 May 2018
And so, the Cleveland Cavaliers, for the fourth straight seasons, are in the Finals of the NBA Eastern Conference after sweeping the Toronto Raptors, 4-0, in their best-of-seven semi-finals series.
LeBron James and the Cavs, thu Read full story
Doesn’t Lebron get tired?
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 08 May 2018
How the Toronto Raptors wish the world’s best basketball player today would. At least in the next three games of their NBA semifinal round meeting with LBJ and the Cleveland Cavaliers to tie the best-of-seven series and escape th Read full story
NBA -- Pinoys storm The Q to witness Game 3
By Rex Alba, PhilBoxing.com, 07 May 2018
CLEVELAND. It's no secret that we Filipinos love our basketball. So it was no surprise that several Filipinos were sent to the Quicken Loans Arena to witness Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals between the Read full story
NBA -- Celtics rally from 22 down to beat Sixers in Game 2
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 05 May 2018
CHICAGO -- With a 48-26 lead at the 6:41 mark of the second quarter, the Philadelphia 76ers seemed to be on their way to a huge Game 2 victory and knot the Eastern Conference semifinals series at 1-1 on Thursday night Read full story
NBA -- LeBron scores 43 to put Raptors in a 2-0 hole
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 04 May 2018
CHICAGO -- LeBron James picked a good time to belt his best performance in these 2018 NBA playoffs.
The four-time NBA MVP sank 19 of 28 field goals and finished with 43 points, eight rebounds and 14 assists as the Cle Read full story
Curry returns with more than a modest performance
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 03 May 2018
A day before his return in Game 2 of the Golden State’s second round NBA playoffs meeting with New Orleans, guard Stephen Curry said he was ready to contribute “modestly” to the Warriors’ bid to build what was hoped a comfortabl Read full story
NBA -- Cavs tormnent Raptors anew, steal Game 1 in overtime
By Rex Alba, PhilBoxing.com, 03 May 2018
CLEVELAND -- For the third time in as many years, the Cleveland Cavaliers have beaten the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of their playoffs series Only this time, the cut is much deeper, the loss far greater.
Behind LeBron Ja Read full story