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All Articles written by: Jon Carlos Rodriguez

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Throwback transactions: The trade that changed Brooklyn forever

The Nets had high aspirations after acquiring Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in the 2013 offseason. But things didn’t pan out the way they had hoped.

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Getting to know the point gods of New York hoops

NBA.com Philippines writer Jon Rodriguez reviews NYC point gods, a documentary featuring iconic New York City point guards.

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WNBA Wrap: Final Bird-Taurasi duel, Ionescu clutch vs. Sky

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi faced off for the final time and Sabrina Ionescu came up big for the Liberty in this edition of WNBA Wrap.

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Knuckleheads: A look back at ‘01 Clippers

There was a brief moment, a blip in the timeline, pre-Lob City, when the Clippers were perhaps the coolest team in the league.

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The Legend of Josh Selby: A Summer League hero

Unknown to many, a player named Josh Selby once ruled NBA Summer League.

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Powers puts on a show as Lynx retire Brunson’s jersey

Aerial Powers scored 32 on the night that the Minnesota Lynx retired Rebekkah Brunson’s No. 32 jersey.

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WNBA wrap: Vandersloot calls game, All-Star reserves announced

Courtney Vandersloot has been balling out for the Sky all week, highlighted by a game-winner over the Lynx.

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Curry, Warriors embrace ‘petty king’ tag

The Warriors went full on petty after they silenced their doubters with another championship.

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No more hating on Steph Curry

There are many reasons to hate Steph Curry. But after winning a fourth title and Finals MVP, it’s time for his critics to hush up.

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Timeline: Kai Sotto’s NBA Draft journey

Reviewing every major event in Kai Sotto’s pursuit of his NBA dream.

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Warriors-Celtics series down to a best-of-three

The Celtics struggled mightily in the closing minutes of Game 4 with Steph Curry lifting the Warriors to a series-tying win.

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Expect Warriors to bounce back after Game 1 collapse

The Warriors have been in this stage long enough to know how to rebound from such devastating meltdown.

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Golden State’s road to the NBA Finals

After taking down the Nuggets, Grizzlies, and Mavericks, the Warriors are back in the NBA Finals for the sixth time in eight years.

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Shots finally fall: Mavs save season with hot shooting

The Mavericks were able to stave off elimination in Game 4 against the Warriors by hitting their 3-point shots.

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Still a glimmer of hope for the Mavericks

For the Mavs, there’s still a lot to be positive about despite being down 3-0 in the Western Conference Finals.

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Warriors prove more relentless than Mavs in Game 2

The Warriors pounced on the Mavericks anew, seizing a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

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Warriors get their way in Game 1

The Warriors didn’t shoot the ball well in Game 1 but they still got the win over the Mavericks.

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Series preview: Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks

Examining the Western Conference Finals matchup between the Warriors and Mavericks.

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In pursuit of destiny: Warriors barge into West finals

With ‘Game 6 Klay’ at the forefront, everything fell into place for the Warriors as they closed out their semifinal series against the Grizzlies.

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Not over yet: Grizzlies assert dominance in Game 5

With their season on the line, the Grizzlies dominated the Warriors to extend the series to a sixth game.

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Brief review of Warriors-Grizzlies Game 4

The Warriors are now one win away from the Western Conference Finals after overcoming a terrible shooting night in Game 4.

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Grizzlies face uphill climb with Morant doubtful for Game 4

Down 2-1 against the Warriors, the Grizzlies are in dire situation after Ja Morant injured his knee in Game 3.

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Ja Morant puts his stamp on Game 2

Everything in Game 2 of the Grizzlies-Warriors series wasn’t pretty. Except for Ja Morant’s spectacular performance.

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The future is bright for Pelicans and Wolves

The Pelicans and Wolves proved in the playoffs that they are no pushovers and can hang with the best.

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Warriors-Grizzlies series off to an electrifying start

The series opener between the Warriors and Grizzlies surely did not disappoint — from the opening tip up until the final play.

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Jokic’s legendary season comes to an end

Nikola Jokic carried the Nuggets as far as he could. Now, he finally gets to rest and prepare for the next season – hopefully with more help coming his way.

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Series preview: Curry, Morant gear up for semis showdown

The battle-tested Warriors stand in the way of Ja Morant and the young Grizzlies in this exciting West semifinal series.

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The Rundown: Bucks, Warriors move on to semis

The Bucks and Warriors closed out their first-round playoff series in five games, eliminating the Bulls and Nuggets, respectively.

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The Rundown: Young clutch late as Hawks escape Heat

Trae Young was pivotal in the fourth quarter to help the Hawks get a Game 3 win over the Heat.

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What makes Marcus Smart the NBA’s best defender

It takes a lot of special things to become the league’s Defensive Player of the Year. And Celtics guard Marcus Smart is all of them.

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The Rundown: Tatum’s buzzer-beater propels Celtics to Game 1 win

Jayson Tatum delivered a wild game-winner at home to prevent the Nets from stealing the series opener.

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Series preview: Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks

After surviving the Hornets and the Cavaliers in the play-in, the Hawks now face the daunting task of battling the top-seeded Heat.

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Series preview: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls

The first hurdle in the Bucks' title defense comes in the form of the DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine-led Bulls.

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The Rundown: Nets, Timberwolves seal playoff spots

The Nets and Timberwolves advanced to the postseason with wins on Wednesday.

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Extra Pass: Entertaining clash between Grizzlies, Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans and the Memphis Grizzlies battle it out for the biggest Western Conference story of the season on NBA TV Philippines via Smart GigaPlay.

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The Rundown: Nets score comeback win vs. Knicks

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving led the way as the Nets rallied from a 21-point deficit to defeat the Knicks.

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Extra Pass: Grizzlies gunning for 8th straight win

The Memphis Grizzlies put their winning streak on the line against a slumping Utah Jazz team at 9:00 AM on NBA TV Philippines (available on Smart GigaPlay and Cignal TV).

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League Pass power rankings: Spurs, Celtics still top must-watch teams

The Spurs have the momentum in their tug-of-war with the Lakers for 10th place in the West, while the Celtics are looking comfortable in the East's top 3.

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The Rundown: Brooks, Grizzlies take down Suns

Dillon Brooks led the shorthanded Grizzlies to a blowout win over the West-leading Suns.

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Extra Pass: George, Clippers set for battle with Bulls

Paul George is expected to play his second game back as the Clippers face the Bulls, 8:00 AM on NBA TV Philippines (available on Smart GigaPlay and Cignal TV).

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She Got Game: Clev Mayuga

'She Got Game' is a series featuring the women content creators of NBA.com Philippines who continue to elevate the sports media landscape with their stories and love for the game.

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The Rundown: Nuggets survive Hornets; Siakam, Roby come up big

Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets past the Hornets, while Pascal Siakam and Isaiah Roby put up huge numbers for their respective squads.

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Game Guide: Giannis vs. Embiid, Suns-Grizzlies

The showdown between MVP candidates Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid plus Suns vs. Grizzlies are two interesting matchups to catch this week.

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Extra Pass: Irving expected to make home debut vs. Hornets

Kyrie Irving will finally be allowed to play at home as the Nets face the Hornets tomorrow at 7:30 AM on NBA TV Philippines, available via Smart GigaPlay app and Cignal TV.

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The Rundown: Suns clinch NBA’s best record in CP3’s return

Behind Devin Booker’s big night, the Suns secured the No. 1 seed with a win over the Nuggets.

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She Got Game: Bea Daez-Fabros

'She Got Game' is a series featuring the women content creators of NBA.com Philippines who continue to elevate the sports media landscape with their stories and love for the game.

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Extra Pass: Warriors hope to end slump vs. Heat

The Warriors are looking to snap their 3-game losing streak when they visit the Heat on NBA TV Philippines (via Smart GigaPlay).

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The Rundown: Johnson’s putback lifts Spurs over Warriors

Keldon Johnson sank the game-winning basket that stunned the Warriors.

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Extra Pass: Cavs look to cool off Bey, Pistons

The Cavaliers are hoping to limit Saddiq Bey, who is coming off a 51-point performance, and the Pistons.

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The Rundown: Dinwiddie, Mavericks sink Nets at the buzzer

Spencer Dinwiddie knocked down a triple as time expired to lift the Mavericks past the Nets.

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Extra Pass: Pelicans hoping to upset league-leading Suns

The Suns-Pelicans game tips off at 8:00 AM on NBA TV Philippines, available on Smart’s Giga Play and Cignal TV.

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The Rundown: Thompson leads Warrios past Bucks, Clarkson drops career-high 45

Klay Thompson waxed hot with 38 points in the Warriors’ win against the Bucks, while Jordan Clarkson hit seven 3s en route to 45 points against the Kings.

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The Rundown: Kyrie drops 50 as Nets blast Hornets

Kyrie Irving scored 50 points on 19 shots in the Nets’ win over the Hornets.

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Extra Pass: Timberwolves hope to extend streak vs. Blazers

The Wolves are looking for their fifth straight win at the expense of the skidding Trail Blazers, live at 9:00 AM on NBA TV Philippines, available on Smart’s GigaPlay app and Cignal TV.

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Game Guide: Sixers-Nets, Hawks-Bucks take the spotlight

James Harden gears up for his first match against the Nets since the trade; last season’s East finalists Hawks and Bucks are all set for battle.

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League Pass power rankings: Keep an eye on Sixers, Pelicans

Who knew the Harden-Embiid tandem would be this fun to watch? How about McCollum revitalizing the Pelicans’ campaign?

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The Rundown: Maxey comes up big for Sixers, Johnson’s buzzer-beater rips Knicks

Tyrese Maxey had a huge night in the Sixers’ comeback win over the Cavaliers, while Cam Johnson made a game-winning triple to help the Suns stun the Knicks.

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Waiver Watcher: Quality pickups before playoffs begin

Fantasy playoffs are just around the corner! Check out this list of players who can boost your lineups.

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Extra Pass: Warriors hope to bounce back against Mavs

The Warriors are all set to avenge their recent loss to the Mavericks (9:30 AM on NBA TV Philippines via Smart GigaPlay and Cignal TV).

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The Rundown: Mavericks explode in the fourth to rally past Warriors

Luka Doncic and Spencer Dinwiddie orchestrated an epic 26-1 run that allowed the Mavericks to come back from a double-digit fourth-quarter deficit.

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Extra Pass: Bucks, Nets aim to get back to winning ways

It’s going to be a showdown between two of the most interesting teams in the East tomorrow on NBA TV Philippines (available on Smart GigaPlay).

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Jordan’s legacy all over All-Star Weekend

Nineteen years after his last NBA All-Star Game, Michael Jordan stole the show as he graced this year’s All-Star festivities in Cleveland.

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2022 NBA All-Star Game: Team LeBron remains undefeated, Curry breaks 3-point record

LeBron James delivered the game-winning fadeaway and Steph Curry set a new All-Star Game 3-point record with 16 3s.

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Gimmicks we’d like to see in the Slam Dunk Contest

NBA.com Philippines’ Jon Rodriguez has some crazy ideas for the NBA All-Star dunk competition.

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The Rundown: Nets rally past Knicks, Giddey posts third straight trip-dub

Nets rookie Cam Thomas helped his team climb back from a 28-point deficit to defeat the Knicks. Thunder rookie Josh Giddey registered his third consecutive triple-double in a loss to the Spurs.

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Extra Pass: Skidding Pacers hoping for Bucks upset

The Pacers are looking to end their six-game skid against the Bucks, 9:00 AM on NBA TV Philippines via Smart GigaPlay app or Cignal TV.

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The Rundown: LeVert helps Cavaliers win against former team

Caris LeVert, who dropped 22 points against the Pacers, is just one of the many players who are starting to contribute to their new teams post-trade deadline.

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The Brooklyn Nets Big 3: A Eulogy

The super trio of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden didn’t last long, but it sure gave us good memories.

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Extra Pass: Bucks, Suns put win streak on the line in Finals rematch

Both the Bucks and the Suns are surging ahead of their highly anticipated matchup, 11:00 AM on NBA TV Philippines, available on Smart GigaPlay app and Cignal TV.

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Game Guide: League-leading Suns take on reigning champs Bucks

Get ready for this week’s NBA action headlined by the titanic Finals rematch between the Bucks and the Suns!

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The Rundown: Cavaliers surge past Pacers; Jokic, Doncic notch trip-dubs

The Cavaliers erase a 20-point deficit to beat the Pacers. Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic finish with stellar triple-double outings against the Nets and Hawks, respectively.

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Extra Pass: Heat vs. Hornets a contrast in styles

The Hornets will try to avenge an early season loss when they host the Heat on NBA TV Philippines (available on Smart GigaPlay app).

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The Rundown: Suns roll past Nets for 11th win in a row

The Phoenix Suns had no trouble beating the Brooklyn Nets to register their 11th consecutive win.

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2022 All-Star Game: Picking the East and West All-Star reserves

Who are your picks for East and West reserves? The NBA.com Philippines squad makes their selections.

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Waiver Watcher: McDaniels, McDermott among players to pick up

Here's a list of players to pluck off the waiver wire as we approach the home stretch of fantasy season.

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Extra Pass: All-Stars Morant, Embiid face off in Grizzlies-Sixers match

Catch Ja Morant and the Grizzlies as they battle the Sixers live at 8:00 AM on NBA TV Philippines via Smart GigaPlay app or Cignal TV.

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League Pass power rankings: Nuggets, Clippers lead must-watch list

The Clippers coming back from a 35-point deficit? Nikola Jokic dishing game-winning dimes for the Nuggets? Despite missing key pieces, these two teams are still fun to watch.

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The Rundown: Splash Brothers lead Warriors past Timberwolves

Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 52 points to help the Warriors get a win over the Timberwolves.

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Extra Pass: Bucks seek 4th straight win as they visit Cavaliers

The Bucks test the Cavs tomorrow at 8:00 AM on NBA TV Philippines, available on Smart’s GigaPlay app and Cignal TV.

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The Rundown: Curry sinks Rockets at the buzzer, Morant outduels Jokic

Steph Curry made his first career game-winning buzzer-beater to lead the Warriors past the Rockets, while Ja Morant’s Grizzlies beat Nikola Jokic’s Nuggets.

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Extra Pass: How will Nets fare in Mills' return to San Antonio?

Ex-Spur Patty Mills and the Brooklyn Nets visit San Antonio tomorrow on NBA TV Philippines (via Smart GigaPlay app).

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The Rundown: Poster dunks, Booker’s 48 highlight full slate

A lot of action on a 12-game Tuesday (PHT), including poster dunks from Kyle Kuzma and Russell Westbrook and a season-high 48 from Devin Booker.

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Extra Pass: Warriors looking to fend off the Wolves

Coming off a blowout win in Chicago, the Warriors are hoping to carry over their momentum as they head to Minnesota (9:00 AM on NBA TV Philippines via Smart GigaPlay app).

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The Rundown: Durant goes off in third as Nets tame Bulls

Kevin Durant exploded in the third period to lead the Nets to a huge 138-112 win over the Bulls.

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Extra Pass: Jokic, Nuggets seek third straight win

Watch Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets as they clash with the Clippers, 11:30 AM on NBA TV Philippines via Smart GigaPlay app.

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The Rundown: Giannis wins duel vs. KD as Bucks hound Nets

Giannis Antetokounmpo had a 31-7-9 line to steer the Bucks to an easy win over Kevin Durant and the Nets.

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Extra Pass: Dubs look to bounce back, Suns aim for another W

The two best teams in the league will see action tomorrow, hoping to notch wins against struggling teams.

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The Rundown: LeBron carries Lakers past Wolves; Brown drops 50-11

LeBron James put on another show as the Lakers grabbed their second straight win. Jaylen Brown delivered a 50-point, 11-rebound performance against the Magic.

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Extra Pass: Warriors, Jazz square off in Western showdown

Two top teams in the Western Conference face each other on Sunday.

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The Rundown: Morant’s 41 powers Grizzlies past Lakers

Ja Morant scored a season-high 41 points as the Grizzlies beat the Lakers to win their third straight.

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Extra Pass: Curry, Jokic face off for the first time this season

Steph Curry and Nikola Jokic will clash twice this week as the Warriors and Nuggets are scheduled for back-to-back matches.

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Game Guide: Matchups to catch heading into the New Year

Devin Booker vs. Jayson Tatum, Nikola Jokic vs. Steph Curry are just some of the battles to look forward to as we usher in the New Year.

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League Pass power rankings: Suns continue to torch, Spurs’ Murray a fun watch

The Suns with their dangerous core and the Spurs led by Dejounte Murray headline this week’s must-watch teams.

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The Rundown: Antetokounmpo, Harden lead teams to Christmas victories

Coming from health protocols, Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden returned just in time to lift the Bucks and Nets, respectively, to Christmas Day wins.

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Extra Pass: Depleted Bucks, Mavericks face off

With no Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic to lead the Bucks and Mavericks, respectively, role players are expected to step up in this matchup.

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The Rundown: Embiid drops 41 vs. Celtics

Joel Embiid delivered late in the game and finished with a double-double of 41 points and 10 boards to lead the Sixers past the Celtics.

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Extra Pass: Bulls face Lakers in return to action

After two postponed games, the Bulls get back on the court as they host the Lakers.

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The Rundown: Durant leads Nets to fourth win in a row

Kevin Durant continues to carry the scoring load as the Nets notched their fourth straight victory at the Sixers’ expense.

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Extra Pass: Battles of shorthanded East, West teams

Four undermanned squads take centerstage tomorrow as the Heat take on the 76ers and the Lakers visit the Mavericks.

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Waiver Watcher: Digging deep for worthy pickups

Some names that are worth the look if you’re in need of quick-fix options.

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The Rundown: LeBron drops triple-double to lead Lakers past Magic

LeBron James scored 14 of his 30 points in the Lakers’ massive third quarter, where they orchestrated a 23-0 run.

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Grizzlies legend Zach Randolph defined grit-and-grind

Zach Randolph, who just had his jersey retired by the Memphis Grizzlies, was one of the pivotal players from the franchise's grit-and-grind era.

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Extra Pass: Jazz look to stay in tune vs. visiting Wizards

The Utah Jazz hope to extend their winning streak when they host the Wizards tomorrow.

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The Rundown: Wizards, Nuggets get OT wins; Rookies show out

NBA.com Philippines’ Jon Rodriguez gives the lowdown on an action-packed day in the league.

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Extra Pass: Can the Lakers avenge previous loss to Celtics?

It’s time for the Lakers-Celtics rivalry once more, this time at L.A.’s home court.

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Game Guide: Cavs vs. Wolves, Doncic vs. Durant, Curry vs. Curry

The Cavaliers and Timberwolves are in for an exciting underdog battle, Luka Doncic and Kevin Durant are set for an MVP-like showdown, and the Curry brothers meet again.

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The Rundown: Spurs snap Warriors’ 11-game home streak

After halting the Suns’ 18-game streak, the Warriors saw their own home streak come to an end with a loss to the Spurs.

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Extra Pass: Round 2 of Suns vs. Warriors

The red-hot Phoenix Suns will play the Golden State Warriors again tomorrow. Can they make it 19 wins in a row?

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The Cavs are a different kind of bad

This early in the season, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been exceeding expectations. Why is that?

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The Rundown: Nets win New York showdown, Suns get 17th straight W

The Nets defeated the Knicks in the battle of New York, while the Suns beat the Warriors for a franchise-tying 17th straight victory.

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Extra Pass: Jazz’s Mitchell-Conley duo to face Blazers’ Lillard-McCollum

Expect an offensive showdown when the Jazz (13-7) and Trail Blazers (10-10) meet on Tuesday (PHT).

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League Pass power rankings: Keep an eye out for Cavaliers, Trail Blazers

The Cavaliers have been one of the most entertaining teams this season despite the injuries that caused their stars to miss time. The Trail Blazers, meanwhile, are starting to heat up after a slow start.

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The Rundown: Timberwolves outlast Sixers in double OT, Suns win 16th straight

The Timberwolves survived Joel Embiid’s 42-point outburst and won in a wild double overtime finish. The Suns, on the other hand, extended their hot streak to 16 after defeating the Nets.

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Iconic Plays: Michael Jordan’s ‘The Last Shot’

Michael Jordan's game-winner in the 1998 NBA Finals is one of the most legendary shots in league history.

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Extra Pass: Streaking Nets, Celtics all set for battle

The Nets are looking to extend their three-game winning run when they face the Celtics, who are also in the middle of a three-game streak.

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The Rundown: Lakers rally back to defeat Pistons after LeBron ejection

After an altercation that resulted in LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart getting ejected, the Lakers orchestrated a comeback win against the Pistons.

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The Rundown: Giannis hangs 47 on Lakers, Butler gets triple-double

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks took down the Lakers, while Jimmy Butler returned to lead the Heat to a win over the Pelicans.

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Extra Pass: Warriors hoping to start new streak vs. Nets

The Warriors, who just had their seven-game streak snapped, are looking to return to the win column as they clash with a familiar face in Kevin Durant and the Nets.

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The Rundown: Mobley continues to shine as Cavaliers turn back Celtics

Evan Mobley has been making the most out of his rookie year so far, helping the Cavaliers blitz their way to a 9-5 start this season.

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Extra Pass: Bucks, Lakers go for third straight win

The Bucks and the Lakers hope to extend their winning streaks when they take on the Celtics and Timberwolves, respectively.

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The Rundown: Bucks overcome Maxey’s 31, beat Sixers

It was a light three-game slate in the NBA on Wednesday as the Bucks, Jazz, and Clippers all scored wins.

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Filipino Heritage Night: NBA's close connection with Filipino community

The Warriors and the Knicks both celebrated Filipino Heritage Night on Monday (PHT), which featured Filipino artists, music, delicacies, and of course, NBA personalities and fans.

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Extra Pass: Scorching Durant, Nets set to test Bulls

Kevin Durant and the Nets are on a hot five-game streak entering into their match against the Bulls who are coming off back-to-back losses.

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The Rundown: Durant, Nets hush Pistons; Rose lights up Bucks

Kevin Durant came up big down the stretch to help the Nets outlast the Pistons, while D-Rose had a strong outing off the pine to lead the Knicks to victory.

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Extra Pass: Lakers hope to avenge previous loss to Thunder

The last time they faced the Thunder, the Lakers blew a 26-point lead and Russell Westbrook got ejected.

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The Rundown: DeRozan hangs 37 in Bulls' comeback win over Celtics

DeMar DeRozan exploded for 37 points as the Bulls rallied from 19 points down to beat the Celtics.

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Game Guide: Franchise stars Doncic-Tatum, rookies Mobley-Barnes face off

More exciting matchups coming up this week, bannered by Luka Doncic and the Mavericks taking on Jayson Tatum and the Celtics.

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Extra Pass: Lillard, Blazers hoping for 3rd straight win in Charlotte

After a slow start to the season, Damian Lillard is getting his groove, resulting in back-to-back wins for the Blazers heading into their first game against the Hornets.

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The Rundown: Historic night for Filipinos as Clarkson, Green duel for first time

It was a memorable day for Filipinos as Jordan Clarkson and Jalen Green became the first players of Filipino descent to play in the same NBA game.

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Extra Pass: Butler, Herro hope to sustain stellar showing as Heat face Nets

The Heat, who have been showing great promise in their first few games of the season, will get to test their mettle when they head to Brooklyn to battle the Nets.

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League Pass Power Rankings: Hornets, Pacers steal the show

After one week of play, here are five teams you should be investing League Pass subscriptions on.

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The Rundown: Jalen Green erupts for 30 points; Lakers grab first win

Jalen Green had a breakout game for the Rockets, while the Lakers finally got their first win of the season after escaping Ja Morant and the Grizzlies.

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Extra Pass: Suns battle Blazers, aim for second straight win

Coming off a stellar outing against the Lakers, the Suns are looking for back-to-back wins when they face the Blazers tomorrow.

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The Rundown: Knicks, Celtics put on a show at MSG

The Knicks needed two overtime sessions to hold off the Celtics, while Zach Lavine had an impressive night to lead the Bulls to their first win.

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Extra Pass: Nets looking to spoil Bucks’ ring ceremony in season opener

After losing to the Bucks in Game 7 of the East semifinal, Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets head back to Milwaukee for an exciting matchup to open the season.

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Revisiting past WNBA franchises

Take a trip down memory lane as NBA.com Philippines looks back on some memorable WNBA franchises.

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Ignite performance coach Ernie DeLosAngeles happy to see players succeed

Ernie DeLosAngeles finds fulfillment in training and developing young athletes, including fellow Filipino-American and incoming Houston Rockets rookie Jalen Green.

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NBA preseason games you shouldn’t miss

Lakers-Nets and other preseason games NBA fans should watch out for.

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Point A to Point B: How moving cities transformed NBA franchises

NBA.com Philippines’ Renee Ticzon and Jon Carlos Rodriguez draw a connection between the past and present locations of five NBA franchises.

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Iconic plays: Kawhi Leonard’s spectacular one-finger block

Kawhi Leonard only needed one finger to avoid being on the wrong side of a Jamal Murray poster dunk.

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NBA player conversations we want to hear

Iverson-Carter on early 2000s basketball, Doncic-Nowitzki on leading the Mavs franchise, and other player conversations that would be interesting to listen to.

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Finals Flashback: The one the LA Lakers want to forget

No one expected the Detroit Pistons would beat a stacked Los Angeles Lakers squad for the 2004 title.

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Offseason Update: NBA stars enjoying life off the court

Fashion, music, and entertainment. Several NBA players are making the most of the offseason.

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Iconic plays: Throwback to Ginobili’s poster block on Harden

Remember when Manu Ginobili and the Spurs crushed the Rockets’ hopes in the 2017 West semifinals with a game-saving, series-leading block on James Harden?

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Fear the ‘Fro: Ben Wallace goes from undrafted to Hall of Famer

Pistons legend Ben Wallace worked his way to a Hall of Fame career through his elite rebounding, blocking, and defensive skills.

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Best NBA podcast episodes to listen to

From twins Brook and Robin Lopez giving us a glimpse of their relationship to Jeremy Lin talking about anti-Asian violence, we give you a list of NBA podcast episodes that you should check out.

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WNBA Weekly Wrap: Mercury, Sky, Lynx clinch playoff spots

The Phoenix Mercury, Chicago Sky, and Minnesota Lynx secured playoff berths this week, joining the Connecticut Sun, Las Vegas Aces, and Seattle Storm in the Top 6.

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Offseason Update: What are the players up to?

The NBA may be on a break but NBA social media remains abuzz. Let's check in on what the players are doing this offseason based on Twitter and Instagram posts.

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The parallel between Russell Westbrook and Spencer Dinwiddie

The trajectory of Russell Westbrook and Spencer Dinwiddie’s careers has always been aligned. Will playing for the Lakers and Wizards, respectively, change that?

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Warriors Hype Man: the Filipino voice of Roaracle

Franco Finn, the first and only Filipino hype man in the NBA, has been the life of the Golden State Warriors' party for two decades.

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Durant, Team USA maintain basketball supremacy

The world may have been catching up in men's basketball, but Team USA, for now, remains the Olympic gold standard.

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Team USA takes down Australia, enters gold medal match

Kevin Durant and Devin Booker spearheaded the attack as the US men’s basketball team cruised past Australia in the semis.

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Team USA wraps up group play with a win over France in women's basketball

The U.S. women's basketball team preserved their Olympic winning streak as they grabbed their 52nd straight victory ahead of the quarterfinals.

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Team USA back on track in men's basketball after Iran rout

The U.S. men's basketball team bounced back big after a loss that ended their 25-game Olympic win streak.

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Jalen Green to bring G League learnings to NBA

Top prospect Jalen Green says he will use all the knowledge, advice, and experience he got from his G League stint.

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First Olympic loss in 17 years a wake-up call for Team USA Men

It's been evident in the last few years that the world has been catching up to the U.S. in men's basketball. The opening loss to France in Tokyo just magnified it.

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Pau Gasol and his pursuit of gold

Spanish legend Pau Gasol continues his quest for gold as he makes his fifth appearance in the Olympics.

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Giannis is a champion, Finals MVP, and more

Giannis Antetokounmpo is at the top of the top because he did everything in his power to help the Milwaukee Bucks win the NBA championship.

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Jrue Holiday's value to the Bucks summed up in one iconic moment

Jrue Holiday's winning steal and lob in Game 5 will be remembered as one of the most legendary moments in NBA Finals history.

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Giannis dominates again for a crucial Bucks win

Giannis Antetokounmpo posted back-to-back 40-point, 10-rebound Finals performances to cut Suns lead to 2-1.

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Giannis went supernova in Game 2, but Bucks need more from him

Giannis Antetokounmpo did everything to keep the Bucks in step with the Suns in Game 2, but it still wasn't enough.

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Trae Young and the Hawks are just getting started

The Hawks saw their magical run end in the Eastern Conference Finals, but it's just the beginning of something great for the franchise.

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2021 NBA Finals wishlist

Here's a list of things we want to see during the NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns.

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WNBA Weekly Wrap: Laney steps up for Liberty, Lynx win four straight

Betnijah Laney helped carry the load for the New York Liberty, while the Minnesota Lynx grabbed their fourth straight win and fifth in six games.

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Prophecy fulfilled: Bucks finally break through

“Bucks in six” was redefined as Milwaukee had six players in double figures to eliminate the Atlanta Hawks and move onto the finals.

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Season on the line, can Hawks force Game 7?

The Milwaukee Bucks got their way in Game 5. How will the Hawks respond?

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Hawks and Bucks rely on next man up

With Trae Young and Giannis Antetokounmpo injured, both the Hawks and the Bucks need to dig deep in their lineup to get a shot at the championship.

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GP-approved: Pat Bev, Smart got that Glove mentality

NBA legend Gary Payton says notable defensive players like Patrick Beverley and Marcus Smart “have that dog in them.”

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How will Hawks respond in Game 4?

Down 2-1 with an injured Trae Young, the Atlanta Hawks are at a disadvantage heading into Game 4.

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Game 2: Dominant for Milwaukee, disastrous for Atlanta

The second quarter storm that the Bucks unleashed in Game 2 destroyed the Hawks with very little chance for recovery.

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Trae Young has a knack for dominating Game 1s

Putting up stellar performances in Game 1s is nothing new for Trae Young.

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Shoot your shot, Ben Simmons

After getting criticized for the way he played in the Hawks series, what's next for Ben Simmons?

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Eastern Conference Finals preview: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks

The Milwaukee Bucks took a grueling path to the Eastern Conference Finals, while the Atlanta Hawks pulled off a pair of upsets to get to this stage.

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Still in flight: Hawks’ magical playoff run continues

No one expected the Atlanta Hawks to be where they are now.

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LaMelo Ball's dazzling court vision

Rookie of the Year LaMelo Ball captivated the league with his incredible passing skills and high basketball IQ.

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Unlikely heroes for the Sixers and Hawks

Different players have stepped up for the Sixers and Hawks throughout the series. Who will be the X-factor in Game 7?

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Trae Young keeps soaring to new heights

This may be his first postseason appearance, but Trae Young continues to impress in each game.

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Trae Young is unfazed by playoff spotlight

Trae Young's remarkable postseason journey continues after he lit up the 76ers with 25 points and 18 dimes in Game 4.

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How the Sixers regained control of series vs. Hawks

The Sixers stole home court in Game 3 against the Hawks, who need some big adjustments to get back in the series.

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Sixers-Hawks gets interesting as series shifts to Atlanta

Both the Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks need to find ways to be consistent. How will Game 3 unfold?

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The Mavericks go where Luka Magic takes them

After another first-round exit, the consensus is that Luka Doncic needs help. But finding a co-star for the Mavs' young superstar is more complicated than it seems.

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Young’s show-stopping playoff run continues against Sixers

Trae Young took over early in Game 1 to steal the show from Triple H, Joel Embiid, and the Sixers.

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WNBA Weekly Wrap: Loyd, Ogunbowale exchange game-winners

The Seattle Storm and Dallas Wings had iconic matches this week that both ended in game-winners.

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Unpredictable Clippers-Mavs series culminates in deciding Game 7

The series between the Clippers and Mavericks, which has been fun and full of surprises, will come down to one last game.

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East semis preview: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks

The top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers will be challenged by an Atlanta Hawks team with nothing to lose.

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We out: Knicks’ rollercoaster season ends with pain and hope

From ‘we here’ to ‘we out’ real quick, the Knicks move forward with painful battle scars that can fuel them for their next campaign.

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The Rundown: Kawhi goes off for 45 to push series to Game 7

Kawhi Leonard had an amazing two-way display for the Clippers in Game 6 to avoid elimination.

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The Rundown: Wizards avoid sweep, beat Sixers in Game 4

Behind Russell Westbrook's triple-double, the Wizards were able to stave off elimination with a Game 4 win over the Sixers.

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Unexpected rivalries in the NBA Playoffs

Four battles in the 2021 NBA Playoffs that not too many people saw coming.

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The Rundown: Rivers steps up for Nuggets, Davis takes over for Lakers

Austin Rivers scored 21 points to help Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets take a 2-1 lead, while Anthony Davis had 33 to lead the Lakers in Game 3.

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Clippers need answers quick to come back from 0-2 hole

The LA Clippers were unable to keep up with the Dallas Mavericks in Games 1 and 2. And they must make a few tweaks to make this a series.

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Julius Randle is just getting started

All the hard work Julius Randle did behind the scenes made him the league's Most Improved Player. And he's only scratching the surface.

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Hope for Dub Nation

The odds were stacked against the Warriors this season, but Steph's phenomenal showing and Klay's imminent return are enough reasons to get excited for the future.

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The Rundown: Trae Young silences Knicks, Madison Square Garden

Trae Young scored 32 points, including the game-winning floater, to help the Hawks steal Game 1 over the Knicks.

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The Rundown: LeBron nails crucial 3 as Lakers sink Curry, Warriors

LeBron James knocked down a game-clinching triple in the final moments of the game as the Lakers escaped the Warriors to become the 7th seed.

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First round series preview: New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks

The Knicks and Hawks are two young and inexperienced teams on a collision course in the first round.

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First round series preview: LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks

The Kawhi Leonard-Paul George duo prevailed in last year's playoff matchup. Can Luka Doncic and the Mavericks get their revenge?

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Nothing quiet about Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett is a Hall of Famer because he was an intense, loud, and fearless player who gave so much to the game.

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On the Lookout: Lakers need a win over Pelicans for a shot at 6th

To clinch the sixth spot in the West, the Lakers need to defeat the Pelicans and hope that the Blazers lose to the Nuggets.

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The Rundown: Booker's late FTs help Suns escape Blazers

Devin Booker made two crucial free throws in the closing seconds to help the Suns eke past the Blazers on Friday (PHT).

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On the Lookout: LeBron likely to return as Lakers face Knicks

LeBron James' much-awaited return might happen against the Knicks as the Lakers continue their late-season push to avoid the play-in tournament.

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League Pass power rankings: Keeping an eye on Bucks and Lakers

Five teams you need to watch out for this week as the postseason approaches.

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The Rundown: Westbrook ties triple-double record, Curry explodes for 49 in 29 minutes

Russell Westbrook tied Oscar Robertson's record of 181 triple-doubles in the Wizards' win over Pacers, while Stephen Curry torched the hoop with 11 3s for 49 points in only three quarters.

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On the Lookout: Luka Magic to be tested by Irving and the Nets

Luka Doncic and the Mavericks need all the wins they can get to secure a guaranteed playoffs spot but the Nets, despite their losing streak, are going to be a tough test for them.

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The Rundown: Lakers end slump, Westbrook gets impressive triple-double

The Los Angeles Lakers finally put a stop their losing skid, while Russell Westbrook produced a 14-21-24 line on Tuesday (PHT).

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Why Erik Spoelstra is one of the greatest NBA coaches

Erik Spoelstra has come a long way from being the Miami Heat's video coordinator over two decades ago to earning his 600th career win in his 13th year as head coach.

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On the Lookout: Can Warriors get back on track vs. Rockets?

The Warriors, who lost their last two games, will need to beat the Rockets to increase their chances of making the play-in tournament.

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The Rundown: Nuggets put clamps on Pelicans, Suns clinch playoff berth

Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets used defense to shoot down Zion Williamson's Pelicans, while the Suns secured a playoff spot for the first time in 11 years.

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Clarkson’s transformation from 46th pick to top 6th man

Jordan Clarkson has continuously evolved his game from his rookie year in Los Angeles to his ongoing career year in Utah.

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On the Lookout: Knicks gunning for 10th straight win vs. Suns

Currently enjoying their longest streak in eight years, the Knicks have no plans of slowing down as they prepare to host CP3 and the Suns.

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The Rundown: Curry, Green star as Warriors take down Nuggets

Steph Curry and Draymond Green led the attack in the Warriors' win over the Nuggets on Saturday (PHT).

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On the Lookout: Will Curry's scorching hot shooting continue vs. Wizards?

Steph Curry has been torching the league with his incredible shooting display, but Bradley Beal and the streaking Wizards are also heating up as of late.

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The Rundown: Randle wins duel vs. Zion, Adebayo nails game-winner

Julius Randle and the Knicks took care of Zion Williamson and the Pelicans, while Bam Adebayo hit a buzzer-beater to lift the Heat past the Nets.

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On the Lookout: Nets look to add to Hornets' woes

The Nets will take on the undermanned Hornets who are on a three-game losing streak.

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Details in the fabric: Top 5 WNBA Rebel edition jerseys

The WNBA's new Rebel jerseys have eye-popping designs, but they also tell stories that represent each city.

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The Rundown: Tatum saves Celtics, Dort drops career-high 42

Jayson Tatum came through in the clutch for the Celtics, while Lu Dort scored a career-high 42 points for the Thunder.

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On the Lookout: Heat begin four-game road trip with Blazers match

Portland is the first stop in the Heat's West Coast trip, followed by Phoenix, Denver, and Minnesota.

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The Rundown: Clippers take down Suns in heavyweight clash

The LA Clippers played impressive basketball on Friday, scoring a huge win over the Phoenix Suns, the second-best team in the league.

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Aaron Gordon and the Nuggets are out for revenge

Is Aaron Gordon the best acquisition from this year's trade deadline given his seamless fit with the Denver Nuggets?

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On the Lookout: Short-handed Pelicans aim to rebound against Hawks

Zion Williamson (thumb sprain) and Brandon Ingram (first MTP irritation) are probable for Wednesday's rematch against the Hawks.

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League Pass power rankings: Blazers, Raptors worth the watch

The Portland Trail Blazers and Toronto Raptors finally make an appearance on NBA.com Philippines' weekly list of must-watch teams.

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The Rundown: Sixers win in Embiid return, Jazz set record 18 3s in a half

MVP candidate Joel Embiid returns after a 10-game absence and immediately helps the Sixers earn a win over the Timberwolves.

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On the Lookout: Warriors hope to build momentum vs Heat

Fighting to at least secure a spot in the play-in tournament, the Warriors are looking to get a second straight win when they battle the Heat on the road.

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Brooklyn Nets navigate championship-or-bust territory

It was already championship or bust for the Nets when James Harden formed a Big 3 with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. What more now that they acquired Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge?

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The Rundown: Pelicans get past Celtics, Westbrook has 35-10-20 game

New Orleans managed to beat Boston again, while Russell Westbrook produced a line for the history books.

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On the Lookout: Sixers, Clippers look to keep momentum going

Two top-contending teams currently on a four-game winning streak collide on Sunday (PHT).

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The Rundown: Bucks hold off Celtics, LeVert carries Pacers

The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics even with Giannis Antetokounmpo struggling, while Caris LeVert had 28-6-4 to lift the Indiana Pacers on Thursday.

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Be legendary: The Devin Booker 70-point game

Devin Booker became the youngest player to score 60 points or more in a game when he dropped 70 on the Boston Celtics on March 24, 2017.

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On the Lookout: Can LaVine rock the Bulls to a win over the Jazz?

Zach LaVine and the Bulls take on the Jazz, who are in the final stretch of a tough five-game road trip.

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The Rundown: Lillard, McCollum steer Blazers past Mavericks

Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum carried the Portland Trail Blazers to a big win over Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday.

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Breaking barriers: Bet on Becky Hammon

Becky Hammon has been blazing a trail for other women coaches. She stands out not because of her gender but because she is one of the best in her job and she absolutely deserves it.

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‘I’m back’: The game Michael Jordan returned to basketball

After being away from the game for a year and a half, Michael Jordan made his NBA return on March 19, 1995.

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On the Lookout: LeVert set to face former team in Pacers-Nets matchup

Caris LeVert, who had been stellar for the Pacers in his first two games back from surgery, is about to take on his former team as the Nets head to Indiana.

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The Caris LeVert comeback tour

Caris LeVert is back on the court doing what he does best, overcoming adversity in all shapes and forms.

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The Rundown: Curry, Warriors end skid against league-leading Jazz

Steph Curry scored 32 points on his birthday to help the Warriors beat the Jazz, putting a stop to their four-game losing streak.

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On the Lookout: Nuggets hope to get 5th straight win vs Grizzlies

The Nuggets are looking to further improve their position in the West as they head to Memphis for a battle with the Grizzlies.

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Undefeated All-Star captain: LeBron and his pursuit of happiness

LeBron James, who enjoyed his 17th All-Star Game despite not getting his usual numbers, says he wants to “retire” as All-Star captain to preserve his perfect 4-0 record.

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Big Question: Can the Nets overtake the Knicks as New York's team?

The Nets have only been in Brooklyn for nine years but they are starting to make a case that they can be New York City's team. Knicks fans, of course, would argue that it's never gonna happen.

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Throwback Rundown: D-Rose’s Bulls vs LeBron's Heat

What happened when the Bulls’ Derrick Rose—at the peak of his powers—faced the Heat’s Big 3 of LeBron, Wade, and Bosh 10 years ago?

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The Rundown: Bucks sink Grizzlies on Holiday game-winner

The Milwaukee Bucks escaped the Memphis Grizzlies after Jrue Holiday made a jumper with two seconds left in the game.

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Julius Randle embodies true New York grit

The New York Knicks have finally found their identity this season, mostly thanks to Julius Randle blossoming into the All-Star that he was meant to be.

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On the Lookout: Rising Suns hope to torch Lakers in LA

The Suns have been rising in the West but can they withstand the challenge of taking down the No. 2 seed in the Lakers?

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League Pass power rankings: Wizards, Knicks still must-watch

This is NBA.com Philippines' list of top five low-key teams that fans need to be watching on League Pass.

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The Rundown: Sexton, Garland carry Cavs past 76ers

Collin Sexton and Darius Garland spearheaded the Cavaliers to an OT win over the Sixers.

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Watching the 1998 All-Star Game in 2021

What happens when a young NBA fan watches the '98 All-Star Game for the first time? Let's look back at the classic showdown, which served as the passing of the torch from one generation of legends (and fans) to the next.

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2021 All-Star Game wishlist

Here's a list of things we wish would happen at the All-Star Game on March 8.

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On the Lookout: Will Luka Magic work against the 76ers?

Coming off a win powered by Luka Doncic's clutch shots, the Mavericks are about to get tested by Joel Embiid and the Sixers.

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The kind of shots that Kobe made

Over a decade ago, Kobe Bryant hit a game-winner against the Kings. NBA.com Philippines writer Jon Rodriguez recounts the events that led to the buzzer-beating shot.

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The Rundown: Lakers take another L, Booker gets 34 easy

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers lost their third straight game, while Devin Booker needed just three quarters to torch the Blazers with 34 points.

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On the Lookout: Next episode of LeBron vs Butler coming up

The LA Lakers and Miami Heat meet for the first time since the NBA Finals.

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In defense of Lu Dort

Lu Dort is slowly gaining credibility for his supervillain brand of defense that makes opposing players just wanna give up.

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The Rundown: Wizards, Bulls, Warriors claw back from huge deficits

The Wizards, Bulls, and Warriors overcame double-digit deficits on the same day Domantas Sabonis had a franchise record-setting triple-double for the Pacers.

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On the Lookout: Jazz and 76ers collide in titanic clash

It's automatically a must-watch when the West and East Conference leaders face off.

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The Rundown: Luka, Zion put on a show; Rozier explodes for 41

The game between the Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleans Pelicans had big this-is-the-future energy.

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On the Lookout: Nets hope to end slump against reeling Pacers

Which team will put an end to its three-game losing streak?

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The Rundown: Heat take down Knicks, Fox conquers Clippers

The Heat used a balanced attack to get past the Knicks, while De'Aaron Fox lit up the Clippers with 36 markers on Monday.

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On the Lookout: Nets-Raptors, Clippers-Celtics headline Saturday matchups

Will a red-hot VanVleet show up against the Nets? Leonard-George vs Tatum-Brown, who's going to win?

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Eight rare NBA moments we love to see

A compilation of rare gems of NBA moments that we love to see in an already unusual season.

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The Rundown: Fred VanVleet's record-breaking hits, Dame Time as usual

Fred VanVleet erupted for a franchise record 54 points for the Toronto Raptors; it's Dame Time as usual for Lillard in Washington.

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

NBA.com Philippines writer Jon Rodriguez answers questions about the Nets, Knicks, Celtics, 76ers, and Raptors.

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Everything you need to know about the 2020-21 NBA season

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the 2020-21 NBA season.