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NBA --- Brooklyn Nets stumble into New Year
By Reynaldo Seno, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Jan 2013
NEW YORK -- In a performance that mirrored their up-and-down season, the Brooklyn Nets played one of the worst quarters imaginable on New Year's eve and got walloped by the San Antonio Spurs, 104-73, at the AT&T Center in San Ant Read full story
NBA -- Kings travel to Detroit, look for three in a row
By Alberto G. Montefalcon, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 02 Jan 2013
SACRAMENTO -- Torn by internal strife and hindered by erratic play, the 11-19 Sacramento Kings didn't have much to cheer for in 2012.
But the barge into 2013 on a mini roll and will travel to Detroit looking for a third straight victory when they tackle the Pistons Tuesday night at The Palace Read full story
My first NBA coverage: What an experience!
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, PhilBoxing.com, 31 Dec 2012
The word came from PhilBoxing.com NBA page editor Homer Sayson, who has covered the NBA since 1993 for a couple of newspapers and, most recently, this website since 2008.
"Can you cover games for us?" asked Homer, Read full story
NBA -- Even scoring power Kings past Celtics, 118-96
By Alberto G. Montefalcon, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 31 Dec 2012
Playing minus their leader Tyreke Evans and steady point guard Aaron Brooks, the Sacramento Kings relied on patiently running their half-court plays and solid rebounding, to take their fourth straight home win, with a 118- Read full story
NBA -- Golden State Warriors Cruise Past Boston Celtics, 101 - 83
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 30 Dec 2012
Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif -- The Boston Celtics (14-15) certainly didn't play its best basketball Saturday, but even if it did, it would have been difficult to overcome this Golden State Warriors team.
The Warr Read full story
Warriors hang on, beat Philadephia 76ers, 96-89
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 29 Dec 2012
Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif -- Golden State Warriors held off a late charge in the fourth quarter to beat the visiting Philadelphia 76ers, 96-89, at Oracle Arena.
David Lee had 25 points and 12 rebounds to help push Read full story
NBA -- Buzzer-beating 3 helps Kings avoid huge collapse
By Alberto G. Montefalcon, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 29 Dec 2012
SACRAMENTO -- As the clock ticked to its last 1:22 before halftime, the Sacramento Kings enjoyed a 68-41 lead over the visiting New York Knicks and were headed straight toward an easy victory at the Sleep Train Arena.
But Read full story
NBA -- It's sweet sixteen for the L.A. Clippers
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 29 Dec 2012
CHICAGO -- After a torrid winning streak of 15 games plus a punishing schedule of three games in four nights, you'd think the Los Angeles Clippers would finally slow down against the Utah Jazz at the Energy Solutions Arena.
On the strength of Chris Paul's 29 points and si Read full story
NBA -- Super Durant carries OKC over Dallas
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 29 Dec 2012
CHICAGO -- Of all the superlatives that could have possibly described Kevin Durant's performance Thursday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, only a one-word acronym fits best -- MVP.
The wiry 6-foot-9, 23 Read full story
NBA -- J.R. Smith rescues Knicks from Suns
By Reynaldo Seno, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Dec 2012
NEW YORK -- When the New York Knicks arrived in Phoenix without three key players -- Carmelo Anthony, Rasheed Wallace and Raymond Felton -- the host Suns appeared poised for an easy victory.
But J.R. Smith go Read full story
NBA -- GSW off to their best start since '91-92 season
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Dec 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- After last season's disappointing 23-43 finish, the Golden State Warriors were optimistic that they would make strides and compete in the talent-loaded Western Conference.
But 29 games into this season, no Read full story
NBA -- Kings' road woes continue, fall to Blazers
By Alberto G. Montefalcon, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 28 Dec 2012
SACRAMENTO -- Although center DeMarcus Cousins has already been reinstated following a team-imposed suspension last December 22, he isn't allowed to play yet and stayed at home when the Sacramento Kings traveled to Portland Wednesday night.
Without their 6-foot-11, 270-pound leading scorer an Read full story
NBA -- The Kings' royal dilemma
By Alberto G. Montefalcon, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 27 Dec 2012
SACRAMENTO -- At 6-foot-11, 270 pounds, DeMarcus Cousins is undoubtedly one of the best big men in the NBA today. At age 22, his capacity for greatness is almost limitless.
Almost, because the supremely talented center can' Read full story
NBA -- Lakers visit Denver, shoot for sixth straight W
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Dec 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- For the first time this season, in an extrmely testy campaign in which they started 1-4 and head coach Mike Brown was fired, the 14-14 Los Angeles Lakers will shoot for a victory that would elevate their record to over the .500 mark.
But it's a task fraught with danger becaus Read full story
NBA -- Snowstorm postpones today's Bulls vs. Pacers tiff
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Dec 2012
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls' visit to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, where they were to play the Indiana Paacers was postponed to a later date by the NBA due to a snow storm that hit Indianapolis.
This would have been the second meeting between the Central Division rivals since Read full story
NBA -- Short-handed Kings silence Blazers
By Alberto G. Montefalcon, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 25 Dec 2012
SACRAMENTO -- Without their leading scorer and rebounder -- DeMarcus Cousins -- the Sacramento Kings fashioned out one of their best performances of the season and beat the red-hot Portland Trail Blazers, 108-96, Sunday night a Read full story
NBA -- Clippers keep flying, win 13 straight
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Dec 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barely 48 hours after setting a franchise record of 12 straight wins, the Los Angeles Clippers kept raising the bar and stretched their streak to 13.
This time, the high-flying Clippers easily demolished Read full story
NBA -- Spurs spoil Nowitzki's return, 129-91
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Dec 2012
CHICAGO -- Dirk Nowitzki's return to the lineup for the first time since preseason knee surgery turned out to be something he'd rather forget as his Dallas Mavericks got blown out the AT&T Center Sunday night against in-state Read full story
NBA – Knicks conquer “Love-less” Wolves
By Reynaldo Seno, PhilBoxing.com, 24 Dec 2012
NEW YORK – JR Smith came off the bench all cylinders firing with his all around play both in the offensive and defensive end, finishing the first half with 13 points and five hand-outs. But it was Carmelo “Melo” Anthony’s Read full story
NBA -- Warriors lose overtime thriller to visiting Lakers
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Dec 2012
Oracle Arena, Oakland CA -- A classic division match-up ended in disappointing fashion for the home team, as the Golden State Warriors fell short in a high energy thriller at Oracle Arena.
Los Angeles Lakers beat Read full story