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NBA PLAYOFFS-- Facing elimination, no Noah for Bulls in Game 5
By Fakhouri Amjid, PhilBoxing.com, 08 May 2012
CHICAGO -- If the Bulls were to stave off playoffs elimination Tuesday night at the United Center, they will have to do so without center Joakim Noah, whose badly sprained left ankle remains very far south from 100 percent.
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NBA PLAYOFFS -- Clippers trip Grizzlies in Game 3 thriller
By Juleene Janell Aderhold, PhilBoxing.com, 06 May 2012
LOS ANGELES - For the second time in three games, the LA Clippers came back from the brink of defeat to beat the Memphis Grizzlies and take a 2-1 series lead Saturday afternoon at the Staples Center here in downtown Los A Read full story
Pacers vs Magic -- Indy wins by a nose, leads Magic 3-1
By Jose Roberto Meza, PhilBoxing.com, 06 May 2012
NO LEAD, no matter how large, is safe in the NBA playoffs.
The Indiana Pacers got that harrowing reminder Saturday afternoon when they surrendered a 19-point fourth quarter lead and had to sweat through an overtime sessio Read full story
LAKERS VS NUGGETS -- Size matters but speed kills
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 06 May 2012
WITH Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol at the helm , the Los Angeles Lakers frontline has an imposing 14 inches in length, easily dwarfing over the Denver Nuggets who only have unheralded Timofey Mozgov as the lone 7-footer in their Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Rondo's triple-double shoots down Hawks
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 06 May 2012
FLIRTING with disaster, the Boston Celtics squandered an 11-point fourth quarter lead before luckily hanging on to beat an undermanned but upset-minded Atlanta Hawks, 90-84 in overtime, Friday night at the TD Garden in Boston. Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- LeBron shines, Heat leads Knicks 3-0
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 04 May 2012
THE good news is that after surrendering 204 points in their Games 1 and 2 defeats, the New York Knicks held the Miami Heat to a mere 87 points Thursday night at the Madison Square Garden in New York.
The bad news is that Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS - Bulls seek redemption in Game 3
By Fakhouri Amjid, PhilBoxing.com, 04 May 2012
CHICAGO -- The Bulls did not just lose Game 2 of their series against Philadelphia last Tuesday night at the United Center, the No.1 overall seed in these NBA playoffs also lost homecourt advantage, a perk they got by finishing Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS - Spurs blast Jazz, take 2-0 lead
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 03 May 2012
The San Antonio Spurs followed its Game 1 rout of the Utah Jazz with another blowout, this time a 114-83 conquest in Game 2 of their series Wednesday night at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.
The Spurs, seeded No.1 in the Western Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS - Knicks can't stand the Heat, go down 0-2
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 02 May 2012
IT'S official. The Knicks can't stand the Heat.
Two days after their 100-67 spanking at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, the No. 7 seed New York Knicks faltered again Monday night, this time a 104-94 beating that gave Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS - Bulls lean on C.J. Watson to take over at point
By Fakhouri Amjid, PhilBoxing.com, 02 May 2012
CHICAGO -- Life without Derrick Rose charges on for the Chicago Bulls Tuesday night when they host the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 2 of their best-of-7 opening round series at the United Center.
The Bulls captured Game 1, 103-88, Saturday night and took a 1-0 lead. But it turned out to be the f Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Lakers open postseason with a bang
By Nicholai R. Roska, PhilBoxing.com, 30 Apr 2012
LOS ANGELES -- Unlike their previous campaigns, when they were heavy favorites to win it all, the LA Lakers are a mere No.3 seed in the Western Conference of this year's NBA playoffs.
But the back--to-back 200 Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Bynum plays big in Lakers opener
By Jose Roberto Meza, PhilBoxing.com, 30 Apr 2012
LOS ANGELES -- As usual, Kobe Bryant came up big when the LA Lakers opened their 2012 NBA playoffs run Sunday afteroon before a fullhouse crowd of 18,997 at the Staples Center here in dowtown Los Angeles.
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NBA PLAYOFFS - Heat looking like beast in the East
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 30 Apr 2012
AGAINST the No.2 seed in the Eastern Conference, the No.7 seed New York Knicks were given a puncher's chance to topple the mighty Miami Heat when the 2012 NBA playoffs unreeled Saturday afternoon.
Instead, the high- Read full story
NBA PLAYOFFS - Rose's torn ACL could sideline MVP for nine months
By Fakhouri Amjid, PhilBoxing.com, 30 Apr 2012
BY now, everybody knows. Derrick Rose is out for the remainder of these NBA playoffs, no thanks to a severe injury the reigning MVP sustained in the final 70 seconds of Saturday's Bulls-Sixers showdown at the United Center.
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NBA - Promising future for rebuilding Kings
By Jose Roberto Meza, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Apr 2012
SACRAMENTO - Even though the Kings easily demolished the visiting Los Angeles Lakers, 113-96, Thursday night at the Power Balance Pavilion here in West Sacramento, there wasn't much urge among loyal fans to jump up and down and celebrate Read full story
ALL SET FOR 2012 NBA PLAYOFFS
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Apr 2012
HALF the journey is over. In golf parlance, it means the front nine is history and it's now time for the back nine, where champions are made.
After 123 days and 66 games, the cramped schedule of a lockout-condensed regu Read full story
NBA Playoffs- Bulls capture East's No.1 seed
By Fakhouri Amjid, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Apr 2012
AFTER weeks of looking over their shoulders and constantly finding the Miami Heat closing on their heels, the Chicago Bulls can finally rest easy.
It's official, the Bulls will enter the NBA playoffs as the No.1 see Read full story
NBA - High price for World Peace
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Apr 2012
TWO days after he violently threw an elbow to the side of the head of Oklahoma City Thunder forward James Harden, LA Lakers forward Metta World Peace got his deserved punishment Tuesday afternoon when the NBA meted him a 7-game suspension.
World Peace makes $6.7 million this year and since his Read full story
NBA - Jazz eclipse Suns, nail last playoffs berth
By Nicholai R. Roska, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Apr 2012
LOS ANGELES -- The Utah Jazz nailed the 8th and final playoffs berth in the Western Conference Tuesday night by beating the Phoenix Suns, 100-88, at the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Utah hosted the hom Read full story
Sixers secure last playoffs spot in the East
By Jose Roberto Meza, PhilBoxing.com, 24 Apr 2012
THE race for the 8th and final playoffs berth in the NBA's Eastern Conference was officially settled Monday night. The Philadelphia 76ers are in. The Milwaukee Bucks are out.
Philadelphia sealed the deal with a 105 Read full story