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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Jimmy Butler kept hearing the same message from teammates in every conversation Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time).."Win the game."He listened to them, and delivered.Butler scored 14 of his playoff career-high 40 points in the ...
Sep 1, 2020
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THE Milwaukee Bucks were no more than 10 minutes removed from winning their first-round series, and coach Mike Budenholzer had already shifted his thinking to what awaits against the Miami Heat.Such is life for coaches in the NBA.Budenholzer' ...
Aug 31, 2020
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TORONTO and Boston are two of the hottest teams in the playoffs, coming off first-round sweeps of Brooklyn and Philadelphia, respectively, in the first round.Both have the ability to put up points in bunches and have top rated defenses.It&# ...
Aug 27, 2020
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Beasts of the East all set for showdown.Story line: Here they go again - reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks have the best record in the NBA for the second consecutive season and enter the first round against an opponent that ...
Aug 16, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - The NBA playoff picture is getting a little clearer, and the Eastern Conference field of qualifiers is now set.Brooklyn and Orlando clinched the last two remaining East spots on Friday (Saturday, Manila time), meaning no play-in ...
Aug 8, 2020
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PHILADELPHIA - How's this for a blown call: Amir Johnson was busted showing Philadelphia 76ers All-Star teammate Joel Embiid his cellphone on the bench late in a Game One playoff loss.Johnson was caught by TV cameras sitting on the ...
Apr 14, 2019
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CLEVELAND - LeBron James hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, a crowning moment for another brilliant performance, to give Cleveland a 98-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time) in Game Five, putting the Cavaliers within one ...
Apr 26, 2018
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TORONTO - DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Kyle Lowry had 17 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards, 108-98, on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time) in Game Five of the first-round series.Toronto rebounded after losing ...
Apr 26, 2018
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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - By now, LeBron James is usually getting some rest in the NBA playoffs.The Pacers are making him work much harder than he has in years.After splitting the first four games, Indiana and Cleveland will meet on Wednesday night ( ...
Apr 25, 2018
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BOSTON - Al Horford had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Marcus Smart made an impact in his first game since mid-March and the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 92-87, on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time) for a 3-2 lead ...
Apr 25, 2018
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WASHINGTON - John Wall took over down the stretch after Bradley Beal fouled out, having a hand in 10 of Washington's last 14 points and finishing with 27 points and 14 assists as the No. 8 seed Wizards came back to ...
Apr 23, 2018
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MILWAUKEE - After seeing a 20-point second half lead slip away, Giannis Antetokounmpo came up with a huge play in the final seconds to save the Milwaukee Bucks from a devastating loss.Eric Bledsoe passed the ball right from the perimeter on ...
Apr 23, 2018
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PHILADELPHIA - Dwyane Wade turned in a vintage performance, scoring 28 points to end the 76ers' 17-game winning streak and lead the Miami Heat to a 113-103 Game Two win over Philadelphia on Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time) and even ...
Apr 17, 2018
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CLEVELAND - They've spent the entire season on the fringe, virtually ignored by all but the most savvy fans and NBA insiders.They don't have any household names or any superstars on their roster, just one All-Star and ...
Apr 17, 2018
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PHILADELPHIA - Joel Embiid had 25 points and 19 rebounds and Ben Simmons had a triple-double to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 108-94 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time).Simmons had 11 points, 12 rebounds ...
Mar 20, 2018
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JOHN Wall had a playoff career-best 32 points to power the Wizards to a 114-107 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday in Washington (Monday, Manila time).Wall shot 12 for 24 and also had 14 assists as the Wizards ...
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Apr 17, 2017
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THE Toronto Raptors secured the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference with a 110-97 victory over the Knicks on Sunday in New York (Monday, Manila time).Toronto notched its 50th win in 81 outings, ahead of the fourth-running Washington ...
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Apr 10, 2017
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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - LeBron James leaned against a padded basket stanchion and spun a ball on his index finger. As it rotated, his brain seemed to be turning just as quickly.He's plotting his next move against the Bulls.After losing ...
May 6, 2015
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CLEVELAND - Chicago Bulls star guard Derrick Rose says he has no pain in his right shoulder and doesn't expect to have any problems going into Game Two against the Cleveland Cavaliers.Rose sustained a "stinger" in his shoulder late in ...
May 6, 2015
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CLEVELAND - The Chicago Bulls came in oozing with confidence, unafraid of LeBron James and convinced they could keep their playoff momentum rolling.Derrick Rose made sure they did.Looking like the league MVP he was before being slowed by knee injuries, Rose ...
May 5, 2015
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