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Jalen Green keen on ‘learning how to win’

Rockets star Jalen Green said developing a winning mindset is one of the things he focused on for the upcoming season.

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WNBA Wrap: Playoff race heats up

The action in the W gets more intense with the postseason fast approaching.

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WNBA Wrap: Sky hitting stride, Plum continues to sizzle

It’s all about hot streaks as the Chicago Sky and Kelsey Plum highlight this edition of WNBA Wrap.

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'Hustle' makes the right plays

Adam Sandler's latest movie, 'Hustle', gives basketball fans an inside peek of what it takes to make it to the NBA.

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WNBA All-Star: Team Wilson wins, Plum scores record-tying 30 points

Kelsey Plum took home the MVP honors as Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles played their last All-Star Game.

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Everything you need to know about the 2022 WNBA All-Star weekend

Tune in to the AT&T WNBA All-Star Game will on Monday at 1:00 AM (PHT) bannered by team captains A'ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart.

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Kai Sotto goes undrafted, vows to keep chasing NBA dream

“The dream is always the NBA. I’ll do whatever it takes to get better, to get stronger, to improve,” says Sotto.

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Celtics hoping to reach another level after bridesmaid finish

The Celtics overachieved by being in the NBA Finals, but they need to take it up a notch in order to return to the biggest stage and win it all the way.

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Curry drops another masterful performance

Did Steph Curry just have his best Finals showing yet? The greatest shooter of all time never seems to run out of tricks.

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WNBA Wrap: Plum, Young enjoying career seasons

Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young of the Las Vegas Aces are both shining this season under the mentorship of new head coach Becky Hammon.

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‘Tough grinders’: How the Celtics snatched Game 1

The Celtics clawed their way out of a double-digit deficit in the fourth period to steal Game 1 of the NBA Finals from the Warriors.

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What’s next for Luka and the Mavericks?

After reaching the Western Conference Finals, the Mavericks need to answer some big questions heading into the offseason.

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Warriors bench mob steps up in loss

Just when the Warriors were ready to wave the white flag in Game 4, their bench personnel put up a fight and came close to mounting a comeback.

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Wiggins embraces role with Warriors

Andrew Wiggins has been instrumental in the Warriors’ 3-0 mastery of the Mavericks in the West finals.

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How the Mavericks got outplayed by the Warriors

The Warriors present a unique challenge to the Mavericks, who suffered a huge loss in their series opener.

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Suns pick up the pieces after terrible crash

How can the Suns recover from such a devastating end to a promising season?

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WNBA: Players to watch out for this season

Less than two weeks into the 2022 season, we list down a few WNBA players to keep tabs on, from seasoned veterans to up-and-coming stars.

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Questions ahead of Suns-Mavericks Game 7

What can we expect in Game 7 between the Suns and the Mavs?

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Growing animosity between Mavs and Suns

The Mavericks-Suns series is getting more heated each game, reminiscent of their playoff battles back in the early 2000s.

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How the Mavs won back-to-back at home

It’s now down to a best-of-3 as the Mavericks knotted the series after four games. How will the Suns respond?

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New NBA Store in PH offers more than just merch

The newly opened NBA Store at SM Megamall gives Filipino NBA fans a unique shopping experience.

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Defense key in Mavs-Suns series

The Suns’ elite defense helped them cruise through Game 1. Luka Doncic, meanwhile, admitted that the Mavs still need to level up their defense.

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Series preview: Suns, Mavericks ready for battle

Luka Doncic and Devin Booker, who both missed a few games in the first round due to injuries, are all set to lead their respective teams in the semis.

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The Rundown: Grizzlies close out Timberwolves

The Grizzlies beat the Timberwolves to set up a duel with the Warriors in the Western Conference Semifinals.

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Stealing the limelight: Unexpected stars in the 2022 NBA Playoffs

Some players have surprisingly upped their game and put on amazing performances in this season's playoffs.

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The Rundown: Heat, Bucks go up 3-1; Nuggets avoid sweep

The Nuggets staved off elimination with a Game 4 win, while the Heat and Bucks took a commanding 3-1 lead in their respective series.

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The Rundown: Embiid clutch 3 gives 76ers 3-0 series lead

Joel Embiid delivered the game-winning triple that put the Sixers one win away from entering the East semifinals.

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Series preview: Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz

The Mavericks and Jazz meet in the first round of the 2021-22 NBA Playoffs.

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Play-In Tournament: Who will advance in the East?

The Nets, Cavaliers, Hawks, and Hornets are all hoping to survive the Play-In Tournament and move on to the NBA Playoffs.

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The Rundown: Nets take down Cavs, Luka explodes for 39

The Nets grabbed the 7th spot after beating the Cavs, while Luka Doncic scored 39 points for the Mavs.

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Extra Pass: Durant, Irving hope to lead Nets past Knicks

The Nets will look to pull off another win against the Knicks at the Garden, 7:30 AM on NBA TV Philippines (via Smart GigaPlay or Cignal TV).

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The Rundown: Doncic leads Mavs to win over Bucks

The Mavericks moved a step closer to clinching homecourt advantage in the playoffs after defeating the defending champions.

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Extra Pass: Lowry returns to Toronto

Catch the Heat-Raptors game at 7:00 AM on NBA TV Philippines, available on Smart GigaPlay and Cignal TV.

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Extra Pass: Crucial game for Heat, Bulls as playoffs loom

The Miami Heat face the Chicago Bulls tomorrow on NBA TV Philippines via Smart GigaPlay.

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She Got Game: Charmie Lising

Creating unique content and changing narratives in sports media. NBA.com Philippines' associate editor Charmie Lising is about all that and more.

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The Rundown: Heat, Suns claim Ws; Grizzlies top Southwest Division

The Heat and Suns registered important wins over their respective opponents, while the Grizzlies became the Southwest Division champs for the first time in franchise history.

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The Rundown: Celtics move to top spot after dominating Timberwolves

Following their sixth straight win, the Celtics have risen to the top of the Eastern Conference.

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The Rundown: Nets take down Heat, Morant-less Grizzlies beat Bucks

Kevin Durant and the Nets sent the Heat to their fourth straight loss, while the Grizzlies claimed their fourth straight win at the Bucks’ expense.

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Extra Pass: Sixers seek to extend Clippers’ woes

The Sixers are looking to give the Clippers another loss tomorrow on NBA TV Philippines, via Smart GigaPlay.

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The Rundown: Grizzlies hold off Nets, Warriors down Heat

The Ja Morant-less Grizzlies used a balanced attack to withstand the Nets, while the shorthanded Warriors took down the East-leading Heat.

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Extra Pass: Sixers, Heat set for exciting duel

Catch the Sixers as they attempt to take down the East’s No. 1 team, live at 7:30 AM on NBA TV Philippines via Smart’s GigaPlay app and Cignal TV.

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League Pass power rankings: Celtics, Raptors going all-in as playoffs loom

The Celtics and Raptors are just two of the teams that distinctly leveled up their play as the playoff race continues to heat up.

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The Rundown: Timberwolves beat Cavs, inch closer to 6th seed

After winning 10 of their last 11 games, the Timberwolves are just half a game behind the sixth-seeded Nuggets in the standings.

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The Rundown: Lakers, Cavaliers get OT wins

The Lakers defeated the Raptors behind LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, while the Cavs leaned on Lauri Markkanen to beat the Nuggets.

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Extra Pass: Magic continue homestand against Pistons

The Magic are hoping to bounce back from two straight home losses as they host the Pistons, live at 7:00 AM on One Sports and NBA TV Philippines (via Smart Giga Play/Cignal TV).

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The Rundown: Kyrie explodes for 60 vs. Magic

Kyrie Irving scored a career-high and franchise-record 60 points to lead the Nets to win over the Magic.

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Game Guide: Embiid-Jokic, Doncic-Durant showdowns

Embiid versus Jokic? Doncic versus Durant? Mark your calendars for these superstar showdowns and more!

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Extra Pass: Nets hope to continue winning against Knicks

It’s an early tipoff between the Knicks and Nets (1:00 AM), then Ja Morant and the Grizzlies face the Thunder (7:00 AM), both available on NBA TV Philippines via Smart GigaPlay.

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The Rundown: Nets turn back Sixers; Curry hits 20K points

Kevin Durant and the Nets beat their former teammate James Harden and the Sixers, while Steph Curry reached another scoring milestone.

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Extra Pass: Conference leaders Heat, Suns set for battle

Catch the No. 1 teams in the East and West as the Suns visit the Heat, 8:30 AM on NBA League Pass.

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The Rundown: Bucks take down undermanned Suns; Tatum pours 54 over Nets

Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday starred for the Bucks as they defeated the Heat. Jayson Tatum delivered 54 points to steer the Celtics past the Nets.

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Extra Pass: Don’t miss Heat-Sixers, Lakers-Warriors

Two interesting games NBA fans in the Philippines should tune in to tomorrow.

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The Rundown: Celtics rally past Hawks, KAT drops 39 on Warriors

The Celtics scored a comeback win over the Hawks, while Karl-Anthony Towns scored 39 points in the Timberwolves’ win over the Warriors.

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League Pass power rankings: Nets, Sixers with most compelling storylines

After the Harden-Simmons blockbuster trade, the Nets and the Sixers became the top must-watch teams in the league.

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The Rundown: Irving lifts Nets past Bucks, Morant unleashes 46 vs. Bulls

Kyrie Irving’s season-high 38 points steered the Nets to a win over the defending champs, Ja Morant delivered a regular-season career-high 46 points against the Bulls.

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The Rundown: Timberwolves hush Grizzlies, DeRozan fires 37

The Timberwolves overcame the Grizzlies, while DeMar DeRozan lifted the Bulls to another win.

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Clorox Rising Stars: Cunningham named MVP as Team Barry wins

Cade Cunningham, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2021 NBA Draft, earned the Clorox Rising Stars MVP honors.

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Extra Pass: Nets seeking third straight victory vs. Wizards

Catch the Nets-Wizards game at 8:30 AM, followed by the Rockets-Clippers game at 11:30 AM, on NBA TV Philippines via Smart GigaPlay or Cignal TV.

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The Rundown: Nets end skid, DeRozan goes for 40

The Nets, led by newcomer Seth Curry, snapped their 11-game losing streak, while DeMar DeRozan exploded for 40 points in the Bulls’ win over the Spurs.

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League Pass power rankings: Heat, Clippers making strides ahead of All-Star break

The Heat continue to dominate the East, while the new-look Clippers remain competitive despite the absence of their two superstars.

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Was letting go of Haliburton worth it for the Kings?

In a stunning move, the Kings sent a potential franchise cornerstone in Tyrese Haliburton to the Pacers.

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Extra Pass: Cavaliers head to Philly armed with four-game streak

Caris LeVert and the upstart Cavaliers take on Joel Embiid and the Sixers at 8:30 AM on NBA TV Philippines, available on Smart GigaPlay app and Cignal TV.

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The Rundown: Suns overcome Sixers; Giannis hangs 44 on Lakers

Behind Chris Paul and Devin Booker, the Suns survived the Sixers, while Giannis Antetokounmpo had a 44-14-8 line in the Bucks’ win over the Lakers.

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Extra Pass: Knicks looking to grab road win against Jazz

Coming off back-to-back losses, the Knicks are hoping to turn their fortunes around as they head to Utah for their next road stop.

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The Rundown: Raptors, Celtics pile up Ws; Doncic now 10th on triple-double list

The Raptors and Celtics extended their winning streaks, while Luka Doncic secured the 44th triple-double of his career.

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Extra Pass: Celtics seek third straight W; Lakers, Blazers hope to end slump

Watch the Hornets-Celtics (8:30 AM) and Trail Blazers-Lakers (11:30 AM) games tomorrow on NBA TV Philippines, available on Smart’s GigaPlay app and Cignal TV.

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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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The Rundown: Raptors survive Heat in triple OT

The Raptors grabbed a road win over the Heat after engaging in a tough battle that needed three overtimes to get settled.

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Extra Pass: Morant, Grizzlies face struggling Jazz

First-time All-Star Ja Morant will lead the Memphis Grizzlies against the Utah Jazz on NBA TV Philippines.

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The Rundown: CP3, Suns hold off depleted Jazz

The Phoenix Suns, led by Chris Paul, notched a home win over the Jazz, who played without key guys.

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Extra Pass: Undermanned Jazz clash with struggling Warriors

Catch the Jazz-Warriors game tomorrow at 9:30 AM on NBA TV Philippines, available on Smart’s GigaPlay app and Cignal TV.

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Waiver Watcher: McLemore, Dosunmu among players to consider

Check out this list of players to pluck off the waiver wire if they’re still available in your leagues.

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The Rundown: Timberwolves escape Knicks, Thompson lifts Warriors

The Timberwolves held off the Knicks at MSG, while Klay Thompson scored 21 in the Warriors’ win over the Pistons.

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Extra Pass: Warriors begin seven-game home stretch vs. Pistons

The Warriors hope to regain their footing as they host the Pistons to start their almost two-week homestand, 11:00AM on NBA TV Philippines (available on Smart GigaPlay app).

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The Rundown: Doncic, Mavericks snap Grizzlies’ run

Luka Doncic’s triple-double helped the Mavericks put an end to the Grizzlies’ 11-game winning streak.

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Extra Pass: Tune in to Warriors-Bucks, Grizzlies-Wolves

Check out the Warriors-Bucks (8:30 AM on One Sports) and Grizzlies-Wolves (9:00 AM on NBA TV Philippines via Smart GigaPlay) showdowns tomorrow!

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Ja Morant is for real

Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant has taken a massive leap this season, putting the entire league on notice.

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Game Guide: Klay’s comeback tour continues as Warriors face Grizzlies, Bucks

Watch out for more Klay Thompson action this week with the Warriors set to face Ja Morant’s Grizzlies and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Bucks.

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The Rundown: All about Klay Thompson’s triumphant return

Klay Thompson did not disappoint in his first game back after over two years, dropping 17 points in the Warriors’ victory over the Cavaliers.

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Extra Pass: Can Suns stay hot against Heat?

The Phoenix Suns are looking to win their fourth straight game when they host the Miami Heat tomorrow.

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The Rundown: Morant propels Grizzlies to sixth straight win

Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies won their sixth game in a row after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday (PHT).

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Extra Pass: Heat hoping to pull off upset vs. Warriors

The Heat, despite being undermanned, will look to catch the Warriors off guard as they visit Chase Center.

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League Pass power rankings: Tune in to the Grizzlies, Sixers, Bulls

Ja Morant and the Grizzlies, Joel Embiid and the Sixers, DeMar Derozan and the Bulls – these are the players and teams that you should keep an eye on this week.

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The Rundown: DeRozan, Bulls bury Pacers with buzzer-beater

DeMar DeRozan knocked down a buzzer-beater to give the Bulls a win over the Pacers.

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Extra Pass: Warriors hope to get even in Jokic-Curry showdown

Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets prevailed in Round 1 of their back-to-back games against the Warriors.

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Clarkson, Spoelstra call for help for Typhoon Odette victims

Filipino-Americans Jordan Clarkson and Erik Spoelstra reached out to fans to request aid for families affected by Typhoon Odette.

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The Rundown: Grizzlies shock Suns as Morant hits wild game-winner

Ja Morant nailed a tough bucket with 0.5 seconds left to lift the visiting Grizzlies past the Suns.

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Extra Pass: Sixers, Wizards face off

Joel Embiid and the Sixers will look to bounce back from their previous loss as they face the Wizards.

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‘I love the game’: Pau Gasol talks about basketball journey

Lakers legend Pau Gasol shared recently on NBA Connections how much work he put in throughout his professional career.

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The Rundown: Brown, Celtics stop Cavs; SGA gets triple-double

Jaylen Brown helped the Celtics end the Cavs’ winning streak, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a 27-11-12 line in the Thunder’s win over the Nuggets.

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Extra Pass: Suns all set for clash against depleted Lakers

The Suns are hoping to solidify their top position in the West as they visit the Lakers.

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Game Guide: Gear up for NBA Christmas games

It’s all about NBA Christmas in this week’s edition of Game Guide.

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The Rundown: Beal fires 37 in Wizards’ win over Jazz

Bradley Beal propelled the Wizards to a victory against the Jazz, which put an end to their four-game skid.

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Extra Pass: Curry, Warriors face Celtics

Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors continue their road trip to Boston to play the Celtics.

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The Rundown: Crazy game-winners for Pelicans, Lakers

The Pelicans and Lakers chalked up victories on Thursday (PHT) thanks to game-winners from Devonte’ Graham and Austin Reaves, respectively.

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Extra Pass: Bucks looking for 3rd straight win vs. skidding Celtics

Fresh off back-to-back wins, the Bucks are about to face the struggling Celtics who are expected to have Jaylen Brown back in the lineup.

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League Pass power rankings: Watch out for the Jazz, Bucks

The spotlight may not be on the Jazz and the Bucks but they are still among the top teams in the league that are worth watching.

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The Rundown: Nets overcome Hawks; Giannis, Bucks snap Rockets’ streak

Kevin Durant and the Nets took down Trae Young and the Hawks, while Giannis Antetokounmpo did a little bit of everything to help the Bucks end the Rockets’ winning streak.

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Extra Pass: Sixers gunning for 4th straight win at Jazz's expense

Both the Sixers and Jazz are looking to carry over the momentum from their previous wins as they head into the second leg of back-to-back matches.

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The Rundown: Embiid’s 43 lifts Sixers in OT thriller vs. Hornets

Joel Embiid scored 43 points and hauled down 15 boards to eke the 76ers past the shorthanded Hornets.

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Extra Pass: Cavaliers hoping to earn fifth straight win vs. Jazz

The streaking Cavaliers will get tested by the Jazz, who are coming off an excellent shooting night where they drilled 27 3-pointers to beat the Celtics.

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The Rundown: Curry, Warriors end Suns’ hot streak

Steph Curry and the Warriors got their revenge and snapped the Suns’ 18-game winning streak.

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Iconic Plays: Kobe’s alley-oop to Shaq

No highlight reel of the Kobe-Shaq Lakers would be complete without the incredible lob late in Game 7 of the 2000 Western Conference Finals.

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The Rundown: Bulls hold off Knicks, Grizzlies beat Thunder by 73 points

The Bulls came to New York and took down the Knicks, while the Grizzlies had an NBA-record 73-point win over the Thunder.

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Extra Pass: Suns host Pistons, go for 18 wins in a row

Can the Suns get the franchise-record 18th straight win against the visiting Pistons?

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Waiver Watcher: Worthy pickups for Week 7

Willy Hernangomez and Danny Green lead a group of guys team owners might want to take a look at for Week 7 of fantasy basketball.

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The Rundown: Warriors remain unstoppable as Curry fires 33 against Clippers

Steph Curry continues to torch opponents, leading the Warriors past the Clippers for their seventh straight win and 18th overall.

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Tim Cone’s close relationship with Erik Spoelstra

PBA coach Tim Cone shares how grateful he is to have close ties to NBA champion coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat.

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Extra Pass: Scorching Suns take on Nets, aim to extend win streak

Can the Phoenix Suns get their 16th straight win this season when they play the Brooklyn Nets tomorrow?

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The Rundown: Warriors still NBA’s best; Rockets stun Bulls

The Warriors pushed their record to 16-2 after a comeback win over the 76ers, while the Rockets pulled off a huge upset over the Bulls.

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Extra Pass: Celtics look to add to Rockets’ woes

With Jayson Tatum heating up in their last few games, the Celtics are set to continue their winning ways at the expense of the skidding Rockets.

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The Rundown: Suns stay scorching, Celtics stomp Lakers

The Suns remained the hottest team in the league, winning their 11th straight, while the Celtics cruised past the Lakers in LeBron James’ return.

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Extra Pass: George, Morant headline Clippers-Grizzlies duel

Early MVP candidate Paul George faces rising star Ja Morant as the Clippers play the Grizzlies tomorrow.

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The Rundown: Suns win ninth straight, Bulls cruise past Lakers

The Suns remain scorching hot after extending their winning streak to nine games, while the Bulls capped their LA trip with a huge win over the Lakers.

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Game Guide: Curry vs. Durant; Bulls, Cavs to face Finals favorites

The Warriors will take on Kevin Durant and the Nets on Wednesday (PHT) after absorbing just their second loss of the season.

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League Pass power rankings: Wizards top this week’s show-stealers

Bradley Beal and the rest of the Wizards crew have been putting on a great show, so go on and check them out on NBA League Pass.

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Extra Pass: Red-hot Warriors shooting for 8th straight win vs. Hornets

With Steph Curry putting up MVP numbers, the Warriors are looking to further expand their hot streak when they take on the Hornets.

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The Rundown: Pacers tune out Jazz, VanVleet torches Sixers

The Pacers handed the Jazz their first home loss, while Fred VanVleet scored 32 points in the Raptors’ win in Philly.

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Isiah Thomas relishes inclusion to NBA’s 75th team

Legendary point guard Isiah Thomas reflects on his career milestones and shares his insights about some of the best NBA players today.

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Extra Pass: Heat move on from Morris-Jokic scuffle, face Lakers

After an altercation in their previous game that resulted in ejections and fines, the Heat head to Los Angeles for their match against the Lakers.

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The Rundown: Rubio's career outing lifts Cavs over Knicks; Nets win fifth straight

Ricky Rubio had a historic night for the Cavaliers, who extended their win streak to four games. The Nets also stayed hot, taking down the Raptors for their fifth win in a row.

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Lillard, Blazers get first crack at LeBron-less Lakers

Damian Lillard and the Blazers hope to score another win when they play the Lakers tomorrow.

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The Rundown: Embiid, Sixers survive Bulls' late rally

Joel Embiid made a crucial block late in the game to help the Sixers survive the Bulls on Thursday.

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Extra Pass: Mavs aim to keep unbeaten home record as Heat visit

The Mavericks put their 3-0 home record at stake as Jimmy Butler and the streaking Heat visit Dallas.

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The Rundown: Wizards improve to 5-1 after double OT win over Celtics

The Wizards notched their fifth win in six games, along with the Knicks, Bulls, Heat, and Warriors.

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Extra Pass: Can Harden, Nets find groove vs. Pacers?

Both the Brooklyn Nets and Indiana Pacers are coming off losses and hope to bounce back tomorrow.

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The Rundown: Davis, Westbrook give Lakers another W; Jazz trip Nuggets

Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook carried the LeBron-less Lakers past the Spurs, while the Jazz cruised past the Nuggets to go 3-0.

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Extra Pass: Clippers looking to bounce back vs. Trail Blazers

Paul George has been stellar for the Clippers to start the season but they remain winless heading into their match against the Trail Blazers.

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The Rundown: Nets rally to beat Sixers, CP3 hits historic milestone

The Nets finished strong to defeat the 76ers, while Chris Paul became the first and only player in NBA history to reach 20,000 points and 10,000 assists.

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Extra Pass: Doncic, Young face off in Mavericks-Hawks opener

Luka Doncic and the Mavericks clash with Trae Young and the Hawks to open their first season with Jason Kidd as head coach.

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Game Guide: East semis rematch, Walker’s Knicks debut, Luka vs Trae

Can’t decide which games to watch in this season’s opening week? Check out NBA.com Philippines’ Game Guide to help you pick.

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WNBA Finals: Mercury escape with OT win in Game 2 to tie the series

The Mercury carved out a thrilling overtime victory over the Sky at home before the series shifts to Chicago for Games 3 and 4.

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Your guide to picking a favorite NBA team

Need an NBA team to root for in the 2021-22 season? This guide is for you.

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Sun, Aces move on after failed title bid

After dominating the regular season, the Connecticut Sun and Las Vegas Aces took heartbreaking defeats in the semifinals.

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WNBA Finals preview: Mercury, Sky clash for the crown

The Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury ousted title favorites Connecticut Sun and Las Vegas Aces, respectively, en route to the 2021 WNBA Finals.

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WNBA Playoffs: Sky advance to finals, Aces force Game 5

The Chicago Sky reached the WNBA Finals after closing out the top-seeded Connecticut Sun, while the Las Vegas Aces beat the Phoenix Mercury to force a rubber match.

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Young players poised for a breakout season

We list down a few second- and third-year players who could turn out to be solid assets for their respective teams this upcoming season.

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WNBA Playoffs: Taurasi balls out as Mercury even series, Sun hold off Sky

Diana Taurasi scored a playoff career-high 37 points in the Mercury's Game 2 win over the Aces, while the Sun leaned on a balanced attack to take down the Sky.

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Early playoff exit for Storm, Lynx, Wings, Liberty

Defending champions Seattle Storm and Minnesota Lynx suffered upsets in the second round of the playoffs, while the New York Liberty and Dallas Wings exited in the first round.

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WNBA Semifinals: Vandersloot powers Sky past Sun in Game 1

The Chicago Sky took a road win in an exciting double overtime game against the Connecticut Sun. The Las Vegas Aces also drew first blood over the Phoenix Mercury.

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WNBA Playoffs preview: Sun-Sky, Aces-Mercury in best-of-five semifinals

It’s down to four WNBA teams as the top two seeds Connecticut Sun and Las Vegas Aces kick off their postseason campaigns against the Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury, respectively.

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WNBA Playoffs: Sky, Mercury advance to second round

The Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury took care of their respective opponents to reach the second round of the 2021 WNBA Playoffs.

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WNBA playoff preview: Sky vs. Wings, Mercury vs. Liberty

The Chicago Sky host the Dallas Wings, while the Phoenix Mercury host the New York Liberty in the first round of the WNBA playoffs.

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What’s next for eliminated WNBA teams?

A quick recap of the season that was for the Mystics, Sparks, Dream, and Fever before we move on to the playoffs.

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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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Add to Cart: Tucker, Morris fit into Heat Culture

PJ Tucker and Markieff Morris give the Miami Heat more shooting and frontline grit.

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Yearbook awards for the 2021 WNBA season

Comeback player of the year? Biggest breakthrough moment? Best team Twitter account? Before the WNBA's regular season ends, let's hand out some yearbook-style awards.

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No edits: When a team's icon wore a different jersey

A look at several players who changed teams after being iconic superstars for another franchise.

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Chris Webber finally gets his due

It took a while, but Chris Webber, who had a stellar career and greatly impacted the game, will enter the Hall of Fame at long last.

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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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Finals Flashback: Spurs’ last title in the Duncan-Ginobili-Parker era

In 2014, the Spurs crushed the 3-peat hopes of the Heat's Big 3 of James, Wade, and Bosh.

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WNBA Weekly Wrap: Sun enjoy eight-game streak

Sitting on top of the WNBA standings, the Connecticut Sun are the hottest team in the league right now with eight straight wins.

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Content creator Jake Soriano living out his dream with the Kings

Filipino-American Jake Soriano has been having a blast working as a video producer for the Kings organization: "I'm just lucky to be here."

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Seattle Storm win first-ever WNBA Commissioner’s Cup

The Seattle Storm dominated the Connecticut Sun to claim the inaugural WNBA Commissioner’s Cup.

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Team USA claims 7th straight Olympic women's basketball gold

The U.S. women's basketball team tied the record for most consecutive wins in Oympic team sports history after defeating host country Japan in the gold medal match.

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Can Team USA claim Olympic gold over France?

The US men's basketball team takes on a tough French team in the gold medal game of the Tokyo Olympics.

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Semis-bound: Team USA overcomes Rubio's 38 to beat Spain

The US men's basketball squad, behind Kevin Durant, reached the semifinals after withstanding Spain and Ricky Rubio's 38 points.

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Wilson steers USA women’s team to second straight win

A'ja Wilson had a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds in Team USA’s win over Japan in the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.

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USA defeats Nigeria in women's basketball, extends Olympic win streak to 50

A'ja Wilson's impressive Olympic debut helped Team USA grab a victory over Nigeria.

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Close to home: Jalen Green's ties to the Philippines

When Filipino-American Jalen Green gets drafted in the NBA next week, he will have an entire nation of basketball fans rooting for him.

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Other side of hard: Suns swallow crushing Finals loss

The pain the Phoenix Suns feel after losing in the NBA Finals might fade someday, but not anytime soon.

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Jonquel Jones leads tight WNBA MVP race

Having the season of her life, Jonquel Jones of the Connecticut Sun is a strong candidate for this year's MVP.

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Bucks shake off slow start, move one win away from NBA title

An iconic alley-oop play by Jrue Holiday and Giannis Antetokounmpo sealed the win that gave the Bucks a 3-2 lead in the series.

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The significance of Giannis' clutch block in Game 4

Giannis Antetokounmpo's block on Deandre Ayton that helped the Bucks win Game 4 will be talked about for a long time.

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MJ or Shaq? Giannis is a star in his own right

Giannis says he’s ‘not Michael Jordan’ but his Finals outbursts prove that he’s capable of elevating his game on the biggest stage.

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Bridges an asset for the Suns in more ways than one

Mikal Bridges showed in Game 2 why he is a key ingredient for the Phoenix Suns' success.

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CP3 shines in NBA Finals debut as Suns take Game 1

Chris Paul’s historic performance helped the Phoenix Suns to a 118-105 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1.

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NBA Finals preview: Phoenix Suns vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Can Giannis Antetokounmpo return from injury and lead the Bucks to a title? Or will Chris Paul finally win a ring with the Suns?

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Clippers' future hinges on Kawhi's decision

After a rollercoaster season that showcased their resilience, the Clippers now head to the offseason awaiting Kawhi Leonard's decision to stay or go.

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'Can't give up now': Chris Paul finally reaches NBA Finals

Chris Paul advanced to the championship stage for the first time in his 16-year career.

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Give Paul George his flowers

Paul George continues to receive unwarranted criticisms despite his spectacular playoff performance this season.

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WNBA Weekly Wrap: Gray tows Aces past Storm, Taurasi back for Mercury

Chelsea Gray hit the winning jumper in the Aces' overtime win over the Storm.

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CP3 key to Suns surviving a shooting nightmare

The eyesore shooting was a product of both teams simply missing shots and the defense cranking up. In the end, CP3's decision-making led the Suns to the win and the 3-1 lead.

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Reggie Jackson’s time has arrived

With Kawhi Leonard sidelined, Reggie Jackson has stepped up and given the Clippers the added firepower they badly need.

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Career-defining moments for Ayton and Payne

Deandre Ayton's game-winning alley-oop and Cameron Payne's career night were the biggest defining moments for the Suns in Game 2.

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Suns are another puzzle Clippers need to figure out

The LA Clippers lost a series opener for the third straight time after the Phoenix Suns delivered the first punch. Now, it's time for them to throw one back.

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Jazz need time to recover from latest heartbreak

Outside of franchise cornerstones Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, the Jazz need to take a hard look at their roster as they move on from a heartbreaking finale.

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West Conference Finals preview: Phoenix Suns vs. LA Clippers

The Suns and the Clippers will begin the series without their best players Chris Paul (health and safety protocols) and Kawhi Leonard (knee sprain).

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Next Mann up: Clippers find a way to overcome the odds

Behind an incredible performance from Terance Mann, the Clippers climbed out of a 25-point hole and persevered against the Jazz to move on to the conference finals.

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George shows everyone he can carry Clippers on his own

The Clippers played Game 5 without Kawhi Leonard, but it didn't really matter as Paul George stepped up to the plate to deliver monster numbers and the W.

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No point guard, no problem: Clippers learn to adjust vs. Conley-less Jazz

The Clippers have managed to tie the series even without a true point guard because of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George's playmaking. The Jazz, meanwhile, are struggling without Mike Conley.

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Clippers’ success hinges on Kawhi and PG

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George need to take control for the Clippers to achieve playoff success.

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Stifle Tower: The Rudy Gobert era of defense

Three-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert set the standard for defenders in the modern basketball era.

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Down 0-2 again, Clippers searching for answers vs. Jazz

The LA Clippers are staring at another 0-2 hole. What do they have to do to beat the Utah Jazz in Game 3?

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Jordan Clarkson helps out vandalized Filipino food truck

The Utah Jazz guard came to the rescue of a Filipino food truck that was vandalized with anti-Asian graffiti.

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Mitchell responds to Snyders's challenge, takes over for the Jazz

Despite battling illness, Donovan Mitchell overcame a sluggish start and carried the Jazz to a come-from-behind victory.

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West semis preview: Utah Jazz vs. LA Clippers

It’s a battle between two teams who get much of their scoring from the 3-point line. But what other factors will play into this series?

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Young Grizzlies have bright future ahead

The Memphis Grizzlies have plenty to build on for next season as its young core continues to progress.

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Celtics regroup after first round exit

Whatever rebuild or improvements the Celtics will make, they should be centered around Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

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The Rundown: Sixers, Hawks, Jazz reach conference semis

The Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks, and Utah Jazz all advanced to the next round after ending their respective series on Thursday (PHT).

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WNBA Weekly Wrap: Storm take No. 1 spot, Jonquel Jones shines for Sun

The Seattle Storm (5-1) overtook the Connecticut Sun (6-2) in the standings. Jonquel Jones continues her stellar performance for the Sun.

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‘It’s surreal’: Conley relishing playoff experience against Grizzlies

Villain or not, Mike Conley has been having fun battling his old team in the playoffs.

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The Rundown: Bucks complete Heat sweep, Sixers go 3-0

The Bucks advanced to the next round after a 4-0 sweep of the Heat, while the Sixers moved one win away from the semis.

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Tatum's 50-point masterpiece against the Nets' Big 3

Jayson Tatum unpacked his full offensive arsenal for an iconic performance that led to a Game 3 win.

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Ja standing in the Jazz's way

If the Jazz want to prove that they are legit title contenders, they need to survive the Ja Morant challenge first.

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The Rundown: Davis shows up for Lakers; Nets, Mavs win their Game 2s

Behind Anthony Davis, the Lakers were able to get a Game 2 victory over the Suns. The Nets and Mavericks, meanwhile, took a 2-0 lead in their respective series.

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What jitters? Here’s your NBA Playoffs' All-Debut Team

Five players who performed spectacularly well in their first game in the NBA Playoffs.

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First round preview: Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies

The top-seeded Jazz take on the Grizzlies, the last team to secure a playoff spot. We break down the matchup.

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The Rundown: Grizzlies survive Warriors to enter playoffs

The Memphis Grizzlies scored an overtime victory over the Golden State Warriors to earn the 8th seed in the West.

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First round series preview: Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics

Is it enough for Brooklyn to rely on its Big 3? Which Kemba Walker will show up for Boston? Here’s a breakdown of the Nets-Celtics matchup.

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‘He wanted to win’: Bosh reflects on bond with Heat coach Spoelstra

Former NBA player Chris Bosh, who won two titles in Miami, shared that he had a great relationship with Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.

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Play-In Tournament: Breaking down the Eastern Conference

The East matchups are set with the No. 7 Celtics taking on the No. 8 Wizards, and the No. 9 Pacers battling the No. 10 Hornets.

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The Rundown: Lakers notch crucial win against Pacers in LeBron return

LeBron James and Anthony Davis led the Lakers to a victory that kept their bid for the 6th seed alive.

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Kobe's Mamba Mentality lives on

In the first installment of a series on 2020 Hall of Fame inductees, Yoyo Sarmenta touches on Kobe Bryant's work ethic and what Mamba Mentality personally means to him.

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On the Lookout: Watch out for the Sixers-Heat and Suns-Blazers showdown

Exciting games with crucial playoff seeding implications are coming your way as the regular season winds down.

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Triple-Double King: Breaking down Westbrook's historic moment

Russell Westbrook makes triple-doubles look easy nowadays, but that doesn’t make them any less special.

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The Rundown: Westbrook makes history with 182nd triple-double

Russell Westbrook set the all-time record for triple-doubles after posting 28 points, 13 boards, and 21 dimes on Tuesday (PHT).

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On the Lookout: Can Nets end slump against Nuggets?

The Brooklyn Nets hope to break out of their four-game slump when they take on the Denver Nuggets on Sunday (PHT).

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Mavericks and Knicks still have some fixing to do

Dallas and New York can be potentially dangerous come playoff time, but there are some minor things they can still improve on.

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The Rundown: Wizards escape Bucks, Clarkson provides spark for Jazz

The Wizards held off the Bucks behind Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook, while the Jazz leaned on Jordan Clarkson's 30-6-4 to beat the Spurs.

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Rookie Watch: Edwards, Ball still on top of the ROY race

Anthony Edwards continues to flourish with the Timberwolves, while LaMelo Ball picks up where he left off upon his return from injury.

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On the Lookout: Streaking Nuggets look to add to Lakers' woes

The Nuggets are hoping to extend their winning run to six games at the expense of the reeling Lakers, who are on the verge of sliding down to the play-in bracket.

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The Rundown: Tatum drops 60, steers Celtics to comeback win

Jayson Tatum helped the Celtics battle from a huge deficit by scoring a career-high 60 points, which tied a franchise record set by Larry Bird.

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On the Lookout: Beal-Westbrook duo hope to lift Wizards past Lakers

Prior to their recent loss, the Wizards are winners of eight straight games. They are looking to regain momentum as they face the Lakers.

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The Rundown: Nets down Suns behind KD, Wizards keep winning

Kevin Durant returned from a three-game absence to lead the Nets past the Suns, while the Wizards extended their winning streak to eight games.

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On the Lookout: Catch the Heat-Hawks and Celtics-Nets showdowns

As the race to the playoffs gets more intense, watch the Heat-Hawks and Celtics-Nets games as they shake up the East Conference standings.

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The Rundown: George’s clutch baskets help Clippers edge Blazers

Paul George and his late-game heroics enabled the LA Clippers to escape the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday (PHT).

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Big Question: Who is the Celtics’ barometer for success?

Jayson Tatum is the Boston Celtics' main weapon, but if they want to make a deep playoff run, they'll need consistency from other players as well.

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League Pass power rankings: Time to pay attention to the Celtics, Warriors

The streaking Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors, who are leaning heavily on Steph Curry's scoring outbursts, are two of this week's must-watch teams.

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On the Lookout: Butler hopes Heat get fired up against Nets

Jimmy Butler and the Heat are looking to end a three-game slump as they host the visiting Nets.

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WNBA Draft Results: Profiling the top 3 picks

A quick rundown of the first three picks of the 2021 WNBA Draft.

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The Rundown: Brown's 40-point game helps Celtics beat Lakers

Jaylen Brown shot an efficient 85 percent from the field to score 40 points and lead the Celtics to a win over the Lakers.

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On the Lookout: Celtics on the rise ahead of Trail Blazers game

Jayson Tatum and the Celtics are looking to continue their winning ways when they face off with the Trail Blazers.

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The Rundown: Lakers crush Nets, Trent Jr. erupts for 44 points

The undermanned Lakers took down the star-studded Nets by 25 points, while Gary Trent Jr. had a career night to help the Raptors win over the Cavs.

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Three moments that capture the greatness of Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade was a beast during his prime. Here are three notable moments that encapsulate how great of a player he was.

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On the Lookout: Heat look to get back on track vs. Lakers

The Miami Heat hope to get back into the win column against an undermanned LA Lakers squad on Friday.

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Do the Spurs have enough to creep back into the playoffs?

The San Antonio Spurs' chances of making the playoffs this season will depend on DeMar DeRozan's consistency and the contributions they get from their young core.

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The Rundown: Mavs tune out Jazz, Nets escape Knicks

Luka Doncic helped the Dallas Mavericks beat the Utah Jazz, while Kyrie Irving had a 40-point game in the Brooklyn Nets’ win over the New York Knicks.

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On the Lookout: Jazz to put home win streak on the line vs. Magic

The Utah Jazz hope to extend their home winning streak to 22 games when the Orlando Magic visit Salt Lake City on Sunday (PHT).

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Fil-Am Ron Harper Jr. declares for 2021 NBA Draft

Rutgers University's Ron Harper Jr., the Filipino-American son of NBA champion Ron Harper, announced his intention to enter the 2021 NBA Draft.

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James Harden’s transformation: A tale of three acts

NBA.com Philippines writer Yoyo Sarmenta breaks down James Harden's ever-evolving career into three acts.

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The Rundown: Booker, Doncic go on scoring sprees; Drummond hurts toe

Devin Booker and Luka Doncic torched the nets, while Andre Drummond's Lakers debut was cut short because of a toe contusion.

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On the Lookout: Heat hope to end slump against streaking Knicks

The Heat are looking to snap their six-game slide when they head to New York to battle the Knicks.

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The Rundown: Timberwolves stun Rockets with late flurry; Zion sets career-high 39

Minnesota ended the game on a 22-0 run to beat Houston. Meanwhile, Zion Williamson and John Collins had career-high scoring games.

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On the Lookout: After tough road trip, Jazz return home to face Nets

Undefeated for 16 straight games at home, the Jazz take on James Harden and the Nets to open their four-game stretch in Salt Lake City.

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Big Question: Who has been the third most important Laker?

Two players have been integral for the Lakers this season, but they need to elevate their game and carry the load in the absence of LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

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The Rundown: CP3 joins 10K-assist club, Knicks fall to Sixers

Chris Paul hit a huge milestone on Monday, reaching 10,000 career assists. The Knicks, meanwhile, suffered a tough loss at home against the 76ers.

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Mavericks need more than Luka Magic to reach next level

If the Dallas Mavericks want to become a great playoff team, they can't expect Luka Doncic to save them every single game.

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Pinoy fans are top NBA All-Star international viewers

The Philippines drew the largest audience across all measured international markets for this year's NBA All-Star on One Sports.

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On the Lookout: Luka Magic versus Dame Time

The Mavericks are recently gaining steam but will Luka Magic prevail over Dame Time in Portland?

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The Rundown: Pelicans get caught up in Dame Time

Damian Lillard exploded for 50 and came up big in the clutch to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a comeback win over the New Orleans Pelicans.

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League Pass power rankings: Spurs, Pacers make things interesting

The San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers make NBA.com Philippines' weekly list of top five under-the-radar League Pass teams.

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On the Lookout: Pelicans hope to avenge previous loss to Clippers

Both the Pelicans and Clippers are looking to carry the momentum from their lopsided victories over the Cavaliers and Warriors, respectively, when they face each other for the second time this season.

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The Rundown: Kyrie drops 40 as Nets stay hot

Kyrie Irving handed in a 40-point game to lead the Brooklyn Nets to their 11th win in 12 games.

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All about fun: Giannis crowned All-Star MVP

"I was just thinking about having fun," Giannis said after leading Team LeBron to a win and earning the Kobe Bryant All-Star Game MVP award.

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Classic Rewind: Revisiting the 2001 All-Star Game

Relive one of the most competitive All-Star Games in NBA history, where Allen Iverson powered the East to an iconic 21-point comeback.

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On the Lookout: Zion and Pelicans look to bounce back against Heat

Catch the Pelicans and the Heat in the last game day before the All-Star break.

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Zach LaVine has arrived and it’s time to take notice

Zach LaVine is showing everyone that he has blossomed into a certified do-it-all superstar the Chicago Bulls can consistently rely on.

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The Rundown: Zion's Pelicans take down Jazz, Jokic overwhelms Bulls

Zion Williamson led the Pelicans to an impressive win over the Jazz, while Nikola Jokic carried the Nuggets past the Bulls.

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The Rundown: Heat take down Jazz, LeBron helps Lakers stop skid

The Miami Heat used their defense to stop the league-leading Utah Jazz, while LeBron James filled up the stat sheet to lead the Lakers to a win.

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The Rundown: Jazz cruise past Lakers, SGA hits new career-high

The Utah Jazz sent the LA Lakers to their fourth straight loss on the same day Shai Gilgeous-Alexander erupted for a career-high 42.

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Big Question: Can the Timberwolves and Pistons turn their fortunes around?

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons have been struggling. Here's what they can do to make a comeback this season.

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On the Lookout: Battle of elite guards in Trail Blazers-Suns showdown

Dame Lillard and the Trail Blazers hope to return to the win column when they face Chris Paul and the Suns in Phoenix.

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The Rundown: Embiid, Murray come in hot with 50-point games

Joel Embiid and Jamal Murray made history after they each recorded a career-high 50 points on Saturday.

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Rookie Watch: LaMelo Ball ahead of the pack

With LaMelo Ball leading the way, this season's top rookies have been performing pretty well despite the circumstances.

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On the Lookout: Will Steph Curry catch fire against the Heat?

Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors face Jimmy Buttler and the Miami Heat.

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The Rundown: Nuggets punish Lakers, Doncic hits 40 again

The Nuggets dominated the Lakers in easy fashion, while Luka Doncic had another scoring spree for the Mavs.

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On the Lookout: Bucks aim to stop league-leading Jazz

Can Giannis and the Bucks avenge their previous loss to the Jazz?

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The Rundown: Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz continue their surge

Donovan Mitchell scored 36 points as the Utah Jazz continue to dominate the league.

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On the Lookout: Mitchell, Jazz look to extend win streak

After having their 11-game win streak snapped, the Jazz won three straight and hope to get another W in Indiana.

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The Rundown: Lakers turn it up, Oubre shoots the lights out

The Lakers used a strong second half to beat the Nuggets on the same night Kelly Oubre dropped a career-high of 40 points.

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On the Lookout: Tune in to Bucks-Pacers and Mavericks-Hawks

Eastern Conference contenders Bucks and Pacers meet for the first time this season. Young superstars Luka Doncic and Trae Young face off in Mavericks-Hawks.

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League Pass spotlight: Teams that you should be watching

NBA.com Philippines writer Yoyo Sarmenta drops a list of teams that are worth the watch.

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Kai Sotto making strides toward NBA dream

The journey to the NBA continues for Filipino hoops star and G League Ignite member Kai Sotto.

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Revisiting scene-stealers in the NBA bubble

A look back on the players who shone the brightest during the NBA bubble in Florida.

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

NBA.com Philippines writer Yoyo Sarmenta answers burning questions about the Rockets, Mavericks, Spurs, Pelicans, and Grizzlies