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All Articles written by: Chuck Araneta

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Did the Bulls do enough to become a great team?

Many experts and fans questioned some of the moves the Chicago Bulls made this offseason. How far will they go?

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Monty Williams also deserves credit for the Suns' success

The Phoenix Suns' transformation from cellar-dweller to title contender can be attributed to Monty Williams.

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Win or lose, the Clippers deserve more respect

Love them or hate them, the LA Clippers have proven a lot this postseason and deserve to get some respect regardless of the outcome of the West finals.

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Are the Phoenix Suns destined to go all the way this year?

The Phoenix Suns took care of business in the regular season and have handled top-tier teams in the playoffs so far. Will this be the season they win a chip?

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Same system, different team: Tom Thibodeau's coaching doesn't get old

Tom Thibodeau's unique style of coaching has led him to his second Coach of the Year plum.

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Wizards head into offseason with Beal's future in mind

As the Wizards contemplate their next moves, their main focus is to surround franchise cornerstone Bradley Beal with the right pieces.

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East semis preview: Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks

Given the star power on both teams, this Nets-Bucks series is a dream matchup that is worthy to be on the Eastern Conference Finals stage.

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Ben Simmons is on the clock

With Joel Embiid injured, the pressure is on for Ben Simmons to prove that he can lead the Sixers on the big stage.

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2010 Bulls DNA running through 2021 Knicks

Coach Tom Thibodeau, Derrick Rose, and Taj Gibson are doing wonders for the Knicks in the playoffs, reminiscent of their time with the Bulls a decade ago.

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NBA Playoffs: Players who can redefine their legacies

NBA.com Philippines writer Chuck Araneta names four players who would benefit the most by making a deep playoff run this season.

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First round series preview: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards

Can the 76ers limit the Wizards’ explosive backcourt? Who will be able to stop Joel Embiid?

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The Rundown: Tatum scores 50 as Celtics lock 7th seed

Jayson Tatum unleashed a 50-point game for the Boston Celtics, who secured the 7th seed in the East playoff picture.

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Play-In Tournament: Which West teams will advance to the playoffs?

LeBron James' Lakers and Steph Curry's Warriors are set for an exciting showdown. One of them will clinch the 7th seed, while the other need to face the winner of the Grizzlies-Spurs match for the 8th seed.

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On the Lookout: Lakers take on Pacers in crucial showdown

The Los Angeles Lakers hope to make a final push for a playoff spot when they battle the Indiana Pacers on Sunday (PHT).

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The Rundown: Harden back to work, leads Nets past Spurs

James Harden came off the bench in his first game back for the Nets and dropped an 18-11 double-double.

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NBA Top Shot: An explainer for Pinoy NBA fans

Everything you need to know about the NBA digital collectible craze as explained by members of the NBA Top Shot Philippines community.

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On the Lookout: Pacers all set to bounce back vs Cavaliers

After losing to the Wizards and falling to 10th seed, the Pacers are hoping to secure a crucial win against the eliminated Cavaliers to improve their play-in chances.

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The Rundown: Lakers lose to Blazers in critical game

The LeBron James-less Lakers suffered yet another loss, this time to the Blazers in a game that had massive playoff implications.

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The Rundown: Lakers continue to struggle, fall prey to Raptors

The Toronto Raptors extended the LA Lakers' woes with a win at Staples Center on Monday (PHT).

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League Pass power rankings: Time to tune in to Lakers, Hornets

With key players back, the Lakers and Hornets are two of the must-watch teams this week.

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On the Lookout: Suns challenge Jazz for the No. 1 seed

After clinching a playoff spot for the first time in 11 years, the Suns now have a chance to move up to No. 1 in the standings as they face the Jazz.

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Flashback Friday: Derrick Rose and his MVP season

Ten years ago, Derrick Rose became the youngest player in league history to win the Most Valuable Player award.

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The Rundown: Thunder break skid, Mavs thrash Warriors

Lu Dort and the Thunder were able to arrest their 14-game slide by beating the Celtics, while the Mavericks dominated the Warriors.

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On the Lookout: Trail Blazers hoping to avenge loss to Grizzlies

The Trail Blazers are determined to rebound from Saturday's loss to the Grizzlies and put an end to a four-game slide.

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Clarkson maintains lead in Sixth Man of the Year race

Utah Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson is still the top candidate for this season’s Sixth Man of the Year award.

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The Rundown: Mavericks stomp Lakers in Davis’ return

The Lakers had Anthony Davis back in the lineup, but it wasn’t enough to beat Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks.

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On the Lookout: Slumping Pelicans aim to bounce back vs. Nets

The Pelicans are hoping to put an end to their three-game slump but it's going to be tough with Kyrie Irving and the Nets standing in their way.

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The Rundown: Celtics win after epic Curry-Tatum showdown

The Celtics emerge victorious after a breathtaking back and forth action from Jayson Tatum and the Warriors' Steph Curry.

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Underappreciated? LaMarcus Aldridge deserves all the props

LaMarcus Aldridge was never one of those flashy big-name superstars, but that doesn’t mean we should overlook the amazing career that he had.

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On the Lookout: Lakers set to welcome back fans vs. Celtics

The Lakers will have Laker Nation back at Staples Center when they face long-time rivals Celtics.

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The Rundown: Steph passes Wilt as Warriors' scoring leader

In the same game, Steph Curry became the Warriors' all-time scoring leader and Jamal Murray suffered an apparent leg injury.

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On the Lookout: Durant, Nets face shorthanded Lakers

The Brooklyn Nets, winners of their last two games, hope to keep rolling when they take on the LA Lakers on Saturday (PHT).

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The Rundown: Nets blast Pelicans in Durant's return

With Kevin Durant back in the lineup, the Brooklyn Nets dominated the New Orleans Pelicans, 139-111, on Thursday.

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On the Lookout: Kings looking to snap skid in Minnesota

The Kings are hoping to end their three-game slide when they face the Timberwolves in Minnesota.

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The Rundown: Dubs get drubbed, Giannis pours in 47

The Warriors suffered a 53-point loss to the Raptors, while Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped 47 points in the Bucks' win on Saturday (PHT).

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Buckle up for the Zion Williamson show

Zion Williamson's masterful rise to stardom is something that you don't want to miss out on.

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On the Lookout: Kings aim to continue streak in Spurs rematch

Fresh off a dominant win against the Spurs, the Kings are looking to get another victory in San Antonio and extend their five-game streak.

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League pass power rankings: Nets, Pelicans swoop in

James Harden and Zion Williamson propelled the Nets and the Pelicans, respectively, to the top of NBA.com Philippines' League Pass power rankings.

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The Rundown: Gordon makes Nuggets debut, Booker stars in Suns win

Aaron Gordon scored 13 points in his first game with the Denver Nuggets, while Devin Booker exploded for 35 points in another Suns victory.

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Making sense of notable trade deadline deals

NBA.com Philippines writer Chuck Araneta answers questions about three significant, franchise-changing trades that went down.

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On the Lookout: Nuggets set for rematch with Pelicans

The Nuggets seek to avenge Monday's loss to the Pelicans when they head to New Orleans for a rematch.

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The Rundown: Harden, Nets take down Trail Blazers

The Brooklyn Nets powered past the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, behind James Harden's superb playmaking.

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How LaMelo Ball's injury impacts the league

LaMelo Ball is out indefinitely due to a fractured wrist. What happens to the Hornets' playoff chances and the Rookie of the Year race?

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On the Lookout: Mavericks determined to bounce back in Trail Blazers rematch

The Mavericks just absorbed a tough loss to the Trail Blazers, but they have a chance to quickly recover in their rematch on Monday.

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The Rundown: Hawks keep elevating, book 7th straight win

The Atlanta Hawks remained as the hottest team in the league, extending their winning streak to seven games after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday.

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Sophomore spotlight: Checking the progress of second-year stars

How are key sophomores like Ja Morant and Zion Williamson faring in their second year in the NBA?

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On the Lookout: Lakers hope to keep win streak going vs. Timberwolves

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are looking to notch their third straight win when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday (PHT).

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Team Kobe vs. Team Dwight: 2011 All-Star Game draft

What if there was a draft for the 2011 All-Star Game? Who would have Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard selected?

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The Rundown: Five players, five triple-doubles

Household names and All-Star talent stuffed box scores across the league in record-setting fashion on Sunday.

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On the Lookout: Lillard, Trail Blazers looking to stop the Suns

In their first game after the All-Star break, Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers are hoping to avenge their blowout loss to the Suns last month.

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Most memorable moments from 2021 All-Star Day

Some on-ball and off-ball moments that made the All-Star Weekend even more memorable.

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The Rundown: Harden gets W in Houston return, Sixers stop Jazz

In his first game back in Houston, James Harden dropped a triple-double to lead the Nets to a victory. Meanwhile, Joel Embiid powered the Sixers past the league-leading Jazz.

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The Jazz are all right: How Mitchell and Gobert pushed Utah to the top

The menacing All-Star duo of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert are out to prove that the Utah Jazz are worthy of their place at the top of the leaderboard.

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On the Lookout: Bulls take on Jokic and the Nuggets

With newly minted All-Star Zach LaVine at the forefront, the Bulls hope to bounce back from a previous loss as they host the Nuggets.

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On the Lookout: Nets put 8-game win streak on the line against Mavericks

A Harden-Irving vs Luka Doncic offensive showdown is inevitable, but which team will be able to make stops down the stretch?

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On the Lookout: Can LeBron lift the Lakers past the league-leading Jazz?

Without Anthony Davis, LeBron James will have to carry the Lakers anew when they clash against the red-hot Jazz.

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The Rundown: Ingram-Zion duo wins battle of young superstars

Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson's Pelicans were able to score a tight overtime win over Jason Tatum and Jaylen Brown's Celtics on Monday.

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League Pass power rankings

This week's League Pass power rankings feature the Knicks, Kings, Bulls, Wizards, and Grizzlies.

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On the Lookout: Can the Clippers bounce back against the Jazz?

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are still questionable for the Clippers' rematch against the Jazz, who won their first matchup behind Rudy Gobert's 20/20.

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The Rundown: Harden comes up clutch as Nets shock Suns

The Nets hardly missed Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant as James Harden came through in the clutch to lead them to a comeback win over the Suns.

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On the Lookout: Mavericks host Lillard and the Trail Blazers

The Mavericks and Trail Blazers meet for the first time since Lillard dropped 61 points in the NBA bubble.

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The Rundown: Melo turns back the clock, Heat keep rolling

Carmelo Anthony went vintage on all of us, leading the Blazers to a win over the Sixers.

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On the Lookout: Jazz target fifth straight victory vs Celtics

Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert look to lead the Jazz to another win as they host the Celtics.

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The Rundown: Luka wins duel vs. Steph, Jokic drops 50

A lot of points were scored on Sunday as Luka Doncic went head-to-head with Steph Curry and Nikola Jokic hung a 50-piece on the Kings.

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On the Lookout: Lakers host Jokic-powered Nuggets

Defending champions Lakers meet their Western Conference Final foes for the first time this season.

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First Quarter Awards: LeBron, Embiid, or Jokic for MVP?

With over 20 games in, some players have been performing better than the rest. Who leads the MVP race? Which rookie has impressed so far? Let's take a look.

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The Rundown: LeBron's clutch plays, Booker's game-winner

LeBron James’ clutch plays power the Lakers to victory; the Suns' Devin Booker splashed a game-winning triple to send the Mavericks to another loss.

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2020-21 NBA Season Preview: Burning questions about the Central Division

NBA.com Philippines writer Chuck Araneta answers burning questions about the Bucks, Pacers, Bulls, Pistons, and Cavaliers.

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2020-21 NBA Season Preview: Burning questions about the Southeast Division

NBA.com Philippines writer Chuck Araneta answers burning questions about the Heat, Hawks, Hornets, Magic, and Wizards