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All eyes on Fultz, Simmons

AFTER acquiring four days earlier the No. 1 overall selection in this year’s National Basketball Association draft from the Boston Celtics in exchange for their own No. 3 pick and another future first-rounder (2018 or 2019), the Philadelphia 76ers expectedly corralled University of Washington’s much-coveted freshman Markelle Fultz with the first pick during the annual […]

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1st time in NBA draft history

IT has never happened before in NBA draft history but there could yet be a first in this year’s point guard-stacked grab-bag at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on June 22 (June 23, 7 a.m., PH time). History will be made if the teams that own the first three overall selections in a […]

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Record-breaking NBA season

WHAT a 71st National Basketball Association renewal it was! “This is why we play” was the season’s slogan and it resulted in several league records broken, including one that had stood for more than half a century. Hard-hat star Russell Westbrook, the meal ticket of the Oklahoma City Thunder, took the American pro league by […]

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Jordan’s NBA Finals feat

STILL ahead 3-1 in the National Basketball Association Finals against the reigning league kingpin Cleveland Cavaliers despite the Game 4 debacle, the Golden State Warriors look to capture their second championship in three years when they host Game 5 of their best-of-seven titular showdown today, June 13 (Manila time, 9:00 a.m.), before a friendly crowd […]

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The end is near

“AND now, the end is near and so I face the final curtain” – the defending NBA champ Cleveland Cavaliers. “I did my best, but my best was not good enough” but still “I did it my way” – a duet by the Cavs’ LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. Nobody’s perfect but we are – […]

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Can Cavs bounce back?

WITH the Golden State Warriors storming to a 2-0 lead, the reigning NBA titlist Cleveland Cavaliers are in a must-win situation today, June 8 (PH time, 9 a.m.), in Game 3 of the best-of-seven NBA Finals at the Quicken Loans Arena in Wine City. The Warriors thoroughly destroyed the Cavs with 113-91 and 132-113 victories […]

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Must-win for Cavaliers

DOWN 0-2 in the National Basketball Association Finals, the reigning league champion Cleveland Cavaliers seek some solace in the comforts of their home when they host Game 3 of the best-of-seven championship series against the 2015 titlist and playoffs-unblemished Golden State Warriors on Thursday, June 8 (Manila time, 9:00 a.m.), at the Quicken Loans Arena. […]

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Warriors llamado vs Cavs

THE third installment of the NBA Finals trilogy between the reigning champion Cleveland Cavaliers and the 2015 titlist Golden State Warriors will commence today June 2 (9 a.m., PH time) at the Oracle Arena in California. Las Vegas oddsmakers have pegged the Warriors as seven-point favorites to win the best-of-seven series opener. In the NBA’s […]

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Cleveland Cavaliers in six

“GAANO man kahaba ang prosesyon sa simbahan rin ang tuloy.” What most prognosticators had declared prior to the start of the 71st renewal of the National Basketball Association in late October has finally come to fruition. Yes, it will be the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers against the unblemished Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals […]

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Golden State eyes 12-0 mark

NO one team in National Basketball Association playoff history has reached the championship round with an unblemished record of 12 consecutive victories, let alone both qualifiers to the Finals. The Golden State Warriors, the 2015 NBA titlists, have an opportunity to enter the Finals at 12-0 if they defeat the injury-riddled San Antonio Spurs today, […]

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NBA down to Final 4

THE 2017 National Basketball Association playoffs are down to the Final Four or the conference finals – Cleveland vs. Boston in the East and Golden State vs. San Antonio in the West. Unblemished in the postseason at 8-0 with a pair of four-game sweeps in the first two rounds of the four-tier postseason, the defending […]

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