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Nets clinch playoffs spot with win over Rockets

Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson (7) shoots over Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) and forward Chandler Parsons (25) during the first half of their NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in New York. AP

The Brooklyn Nets clinched a playoff berth by beating the Houston Rockets for the first time in eight years as Joe Johnson scored 32 points in a 105-96 victory Tuesday.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Parker returns, leads Spurs over Mavs 112-106

San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker (9), of France, is defended by Dallas Mavericks' Samuel Dalembert (1) as he drives to score during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 2, 2014, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 112-106. AP

Tony Parker had 22 points and seven assists in his return from a six-game absence to lead the San Antonio Spurs’ attack in a 112-106 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

LeBron bloodied but unbeaten as Heat rip Thunder

Screengrab from Lebron James Instagram

LeBron James scored a game-high 33 points despite having his nose bloodied and being knocked to the floor in the fourth quarter of Miami’s 103-81 victory Thursday at Oklahoma City.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Heat preparing for another ring celebration

In this Oct. 15, 2013, file photo, Miami Heat forward LeBron James goes for a dunk during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Washington. Considered the best player in the game, James remains obsessed with getting better. That's why, on the verge of starting his 11th professional season and fourth with the Heat, he fully expects the 2013-14 campaign to be his best one yet. AP File Photo

By now, the Miami Heat know a thing or two about planning championship celebrations.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Philippine caging right on track–Stern


A thrilled basketball-mad nation witnessed a first last night.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Basketball,Headlines,NBA | Read More »

NBA stars promise great show in Manila


The biggest basketball spectacle for this hoop-crazy nation has begun.
Two star-studded teams, along with an array of the sport’s living legends, arrived in Manila on Monday as the National Basketball Association stages a preseason game for the first time in Southeast Asia.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Drexler, Horry, Rose in Manila for NBA Global Games

NBA legend Clyde Drexler. INQUIRER file photo

Players from the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers won’t be the only big names coming over to the Philippines on October 10.

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Cavs take Bennett with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, shakes hands with UNLV's Anthony Bennett, who was selected first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

nthony Bennett became the first Canadian to be the No. 1 pick and Nerlens Noel tumbled out of the top five in a surprising start to Thursday’s NBA draft.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

NBA Finals Most Valuable Players since 1969

Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) reacts after being fouled during the second half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball championship against the San Antonio Spurs, Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

2013 — LeBron James, Miami

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

A title, and legacies, on the line for Heat, Spurs

San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard, right, takes a shot as power forward Aron Baynes of Australia, defends during NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The Spurs take on the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Miami. AP

Game 7s do more than settle championships. They define legacies.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

NBA: Heat rip Pacers to reach title showdown with Spurs

Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) raises his hand as he stands next to the NBA Eastern Conference trophy, Monday, June 3, 2013, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Indiana Pacers 99-76 to advance to the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

LeBron James scored 32 points and the defending champion Miami Heat advanced to the NBA Finals for the third year in a row on Monday with a 99-76 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Preseason NBA game brings US feel to PH


THE NBA Global Games featuring the Houston Rockets and the Indiana Pacers this October guarantees a “US experience” worth the pricey tickets.

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines,NBA,Section | Read More »

NBA playoff results

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat drives for a shot attempt in the secon dhalf against the Indiana Pacers during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 28, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Joe Robbins/Getty Images/AFP

Results on Tuesday from the semi-final round of the NBA playoffs (all series best-of-seven):

Posted: May 29th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »



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