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All Articles written by: Miguel Flores

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WNBA Wrap: Aces bag Commissioner’s Cup crown

The Aces’ win over the Sky in the Commissioner’s Cup championship game highlights this week’s WNBA Wrap.

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Podcast recommendation: People I (Mostly) Admire episode feat. Marc Davis

NBA referee Marc Davis talks about his job, a big part of which is being criticized constantly by players, fans, and management, and other socially relevant topics.

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Lanky legends Chet Holmgren can emulate

Let’s take a look at some lanky legends that could illuminate Chet Holmgren’s path to superstardom.

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WNBA Wrap: Sun notch comeback win, Powers goes off

We look back at the Sun's come-from-behind win over the Mystics, Aerial Powers' 32-point performance, and more in this week's WNBA Wrap.

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Making sense of the Hawks’ Murray acquisition

How will Dejounte Murray’s game fit with Trae Young and the Hawks?

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Offseason frenzy: Free Agency starts with a bang

Kevin Durant’s trade request, free agent signings, and huge contract extensions all on the first day of Free Agency.

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Everything you need to know about this offseason’s free agency

Who are the biggest free agents whose offseason moves can make a dent across the league?

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Late-round sleepers in 2022 NBA Draft

Three intriguing prospects who teams could select late in the NBA Draft.

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Curry, Warriors close out Celtics to win 2022 NBA title

Steph Curry led the Golden State Warriors to a Game 6 win over the Boston Celtics to claim their fourth title in eight years.

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Wiggins lifts Warriors to 3-2 series lead

Andrew Wiggins delivers in Game 5, pouring in 26 points and grabbing 13 boards to help Golden State take a 3-2 lead against Boston in the NBA Finals.

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The Rundown: Curry drops 43 as Warriors tie series

Stephen Curry exploded for 43 points in Game 4 to help the Warriors even the NBA Finals series at 2-2.

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Celtics hold off Warriors to grab 2-1 lead

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown combine for 53 points as Boston withstands Golden State's big rally and 31 from Steph Curry to win Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

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Warriors dominate Celtics in Game 2 to even series

Stephen Curry scores 29 points, including 14 during Golden State's decisive 3rd-quarter onslaught that blows open what had been a 2-point game at halftime.

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The Rundown: Celtics stun Warriors to take Game 1

The Celtics rallied in the fourth period to beat the Warriors in the NBA Finals series opener.

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Celtics-Heat finale one for the books

The Celtics had to overcome a late rally from the Heat to book a ticket to the NBA Finals.

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Understanding Kai Sotto’s NBA Draft situation

Getting drafted by an NBA team is Kai Sotto’s ultimate goal. But there are other options he can explore if his name doesn’t get called on draft night.

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Should the Bucks get Giannis more help?

The Bucks are a good team, but if they want to be great, they have to surround Giannis Antetokounmpo with better pieces.

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Questions ahead of Heat-Celtics Game 3

The series between the Heat and Celtics are tied 1-1. How should Game 3 play out?

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Celtics coming together at the right time

The Celtics have shown that they are a force to be reckoned with in the 2022 NBA Playoffs.

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Holiday mode: The true value of Jrue

NBA.com Philippines writers Polo Bustamante and Miguel Flores examine how vital Jrue Holiday is to the Bucks in the series against the Celtics

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Takeaways from the Celtics-Bucks opening games

The Celtics and Bucks are currently tied with one win apiece as the series shifts to Milwaukee for Game 3.

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Series preview: Giannis, Bucks set to face Celtics’ elite defense

The red-hot Celtics will take on Giannis Antetokounmpo and the reigning champion Bucks in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

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The Rundown: Suns, Mavs, Sixers advance to next round

The three teams reached the conference semis after defeating their respective opponents in six games.

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Nets need to reassess their Kyrie Irving situation

The Nets and Kyrie Irving have a lot of work to do after failing to meet expectations this season.

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The Rundown: Raptors avoid sweep; Jazz even series

The Raptors beat the Sixers in Game 4, while the Jazz escaped the Mavericks to tie their series at 2-2.

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How the Sixers seized 2-0 lead over Raptors

Before the series shifts to Toronto for Games 3 and 4, here are some takeaways from the first two games that the Sixers won at home.

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The Rundown: Sixers, Warriors go up 2-0; Mavs tie series vs. Jazz

The Sixers and Warriors took a 2-0 series lead against the Raptors and Nuggets, respectively, while the Mavs bounced back behind Jalen Brunson’s 41-point performance.

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Series preview: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors

Breaking down the first-round matchup between the fourth-seeded Sixers and fifth-seeded Raptors.

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The Rundown: Hawks, Pelicans keep playoff hopes alive

The Hawks and Pelicans move on to face the Cavaliers and Clippers, respectively, for the No. 8 seed.

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How the Lakers crumbled this season

There were lofty expectations for the Lakers heading into the 2021-22 season. But due to several factors, they failed to live up to them.

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Extra Pass: Mavericks’ crucial home finale vs. Spurs

The Mavericks (51-30) can clinch the third seed if they win against the Spurs and the Warriors (52-29) lose against the Pelicans.

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The Rundown: Bucks grab second spot from Celtics

The Bucks relied on their star trio to beat the Celtics and overtake them for the second seed in the East.

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Game Guide: Wrapping up the regular season

A few notable matchups to tune into as we approach the NBA postseason.

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The Rundown: Hawks survive Durant’s 55, rise to eighth place

The Hawks overcame Kevin Durant’s 55-point performance to grab the eighth seed in the East while sending the Nets to 10th place.

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The Rundown: Giannis wins duel vs. Embiid as Bucks escape Sixers

Giannis Antetokounmpo had a 40-point night to lead the Bucks past Joel Embiid and the Sixers in Philly.

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She Got Game: Raine Ticzon

NBA.com Philippines content creator Raine Ticzon talks about making it on her own and opening doors for more women.

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Extra Pass: East-leading Celtics take on the Raptors

Catch the Celtics as they put their six-game streak on the line against the Raptors, 7:30 AM on NBA League Pass.

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Extra Pass: Suns looking to extend streak vs. Nuggets

Jokic and the Nuggets will try to stop the Suns' six-game streak, live at 9:00 AM on One Sports.

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The Rundown: Maxey leads Sixers past Heat, LeBron gets triple-double

Tyrese Maxey powered the Sixers, who were without Joel Embiid and James Harden, to a win over the East-leading Heat, while LeBron James had a triple-double in Cleveland.

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Extra Pass: Raptors hope to get back on track vs. Sixers

The Raptors are looking to ramp up their hunt for an outright playoff spot in the East as they face the Sixers (8:30 AM on NBA TV Philippines via Smart GigaPlay app ad Cignal TV).

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Extra Pass: Doncic, Mavs gear up for battle with Nets

It’s going to be a Luka Doncic-Kevin Durant showdown as the Mavs visit the Nets, 7:30 AM on NBA TV Philippines via Smart’s GigaPlay app and Cignal TV.

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League Pass power rankings: Enjoy the Morant and Tatum show

The explosive Ja Morant and Jayson Tatum have made the Grizzlies and Celtics two of the most fun NBA teams to watch.

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The Rundown: Mavs spoil KG’s jersey retirement with victory over Celtics

On the night that the Celtics retired Kevin Garnett’s number, Luka Doncic and the Mavericks came away with the win at the Garden.

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Rookie Report: Race heats up with one month to go

Several rookies have caught our attention, but the Rookie of the Year award might just come down to a couple of guys with just one month left in the regular season.

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The Rundown: Suns become 1st team to clinch playoff spot

The Phoenix Suns were the first team in the league to clinch a spot in the playoffs after beating the Heat Thursday (PHT).

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It’s time to seriously talk about the MVP race

Only a select few are in the legitimate conversation for Most Valuable Player.

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Extra Pass: Pelicans gear up for Morant, Grizzlies

Both coming off a loss, the Pelicans and Grizzlies are raring to get back on track. Catch the game at 8:30 AM on NBA League Pass.

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The Rundown: Mavs, Heat notch wins; LeBron delivers 56 vs. Warriors

The Docic-less Mavs took down the Kings, while the Heat held off the Harden-less Sixers. LeBron James had a 56-point explosion for a much-needed Lakers win.

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Extra Pass: Can Cavaliers stop skid, Sixers?

The Cavaliers hope to end their woes and the Sixers’ 4-game winning streak tomorrow at NBA TV Philippines (available on Smart GigaPlay app).

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The Rundown: Heat edge Bulls, Morant explodes for 52

The Heat defeated the Bulls in a battle of top teams in the East, while Ja Morant went off for a career-high 52 points out West.

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Extra Pass: Harden, Sixers look to add to Knicks’ woes

After a successful Sixers debut, James Harden hopes to continue the momentum against the skidding Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

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The Sixers are all in with Harden and Embiid

Now that the Ben Simmons saga is over, the Sixers are now focused on trophy hunting behind the leadership of Joel Embiid and James Harden.

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Five takeaways from All-Star Weekend

There were plenty of incredible moments during the 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland.

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The Rundown: Cavs trio, KAT, Toppin winners of All-Star Saturday

In the 2022 edition of All-Star Saturday, the Cavaliers won the Skills Challenge, Karl-Anthony Towns became the new 3-point king, and Obi Toppin lorded over the Slam Dunk Contest.

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The Rundown: Heat edge Hornets in 2OT, Sixers survive Bucks

The Heat needed two overtimes to take care of business against the Hornets, while Joel Embiid led the Sixers past the Bucks.

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What to expect during NBA All-Star Weekend

It's time for another NBA All-Star Weekend! Watch the festivities from Feb. 19 to 21 on NBA TV Philippines, available on Smart GigaPlay and Cignal TV.

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Extra Pass: Tune in to Nuggets-Warriors, Lakers-Jazz

Both airing at 11:00 AM tomorrow, catch the Nuggets-Warriors game on NBA League Pass or Lakers-Jazz on NBA TV Philippines, available on Smart GigaPlay app and Cignal TV.

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Waiver Watcher: Dosunmu, Vassell among under-rostered players

Check out this list of players that you should pluck off the waiver wire ahead of fantasy playoffs.

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Game Guide: Bucks-Sixers, All-Star Weekend

Fans should tune in to James Harden’s first game with the 76ers, which could be against the Celtics or the Bucks, and the All-Star Weekend festivities.

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The Rundown: Nuggets escape Raptors, LeBron eclipses Abdul-Jabbar’s scoring record

Nikola Jokic’s double-double and game-saving block allowed the Nuggets to hold off the Raptors. LeBron James became the No. 1 all-time scorer (regular season and playoffs) in Lakers loss.

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Extra Pass: Surging Celtics take on Jokic, Nuggets

The Celtics, riding a six-game winning streak, face the reigning MVP and the visiting Nuggets.

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NBA trade deadline: Breakups that need to happen

Which teams and players should part ways? NBA.com Philippines’ Miguel Flores has a few in mind.

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The Rundown: Raptors grab 6th straight win, Suns outduel Bulls

The Raptors extended their winning streak to six games, while Devin Booker’s 38 led the Suns past the Bulls.

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League Pass power rankings: Grizzlies, Raptors worth the watch

The surging Grizzlies and Raptors are among the top must-watch teams in this week’s League Pass rankings.

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Extra Pass: Young, Doncic face off as Hawks visit Mavs

Two of the brightest young stars in Trae Young and Luka Doncic are set to take center stage in the Mavericks-Hawks showdown tomorrow.

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The Rundown: Wizards, Lakers break out of slump

Kyle Kuzma and Anthony Davis helped their respective teams end their losing skids.

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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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Extra Pass: Giant matchup between Jokic and Towns

The Nuggets-Timberwolves game is live at 9:00 AM on NBA League Pass. You can also catch the Nets-Suns match at 11:00 AM on NBA TV Philippines (available on Smart GigaPlay).

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The Rundown: CP3, Booker power Suns to 9th straight W

Chris Paul’s triple-double and Devin Booker’s 29 points were enough to lead the Suns past the Timberwolves for their ninth consecutive victory.

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Extra Pass: Lakers-Sixers, Warriors-Wolves doubleheader on Friday

Watch the Lakers-Sixers game at 8:30 AM on One Sports and the Warriors-Wolves game at 11:00 AM on NBA TV Philippines via Smart’s GigaPlay app.

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The Rundown: Heat take East top spot, Tatum drops 51

The Heat climbed to the No. 1 spot in the Eastern Conference after holding off the Lakers. Meanwhile, Jayson Tatum bounced back from a slump and hit nine 3s en route to 51 points.

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Extra Pass: Giannis, Bucks take on Kings

The Kings face a daunting task when they clash with the defending champions Bucks tomorrow.

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The Rundown: Embiid, Jokic come up big

Star centers Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic produced huge numbers to lead their respective teams to wins.

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Game Guide: Doncic-Booker face-off, Jazz on the heels of Warriors

Luka Doncic and the Mavericks are set to clash with Devin Booker and the Suns, while the Jazz are hoping to catch up to the Warriors in the West standings as they battle it out this week.

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Extra Pass: Jazz, Lakers hoping to get back on track

The Jazz, who just got out a four-game slide, are looking to grab their second straight win at the expense of the skidding Lakers (11:30 AM on NBA TV Philippines via Smart GigaPlay app).

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The Rundown: Bucks knock down Warriors, Grizzlies win 11th straight

The Bucks scored 77 points in the first half in their rout of the Warriors, while Ja Morant and the Grizzlies grabbed their 11th win in a row.

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Rookie Report: Mobley continues to rise

Evan Mobley’s numbers remain impressive. Could the Cavaliers rookie become an All-Star this season?

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Extra Pass: Top two East teams Bulls and Nets face off

Catch the exciting matchup between the Bulls and Nets at 11:00AM on NBA TV Philippines via Smart GigaPlay app.

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League Pass power rankings: Bulls, Raptors top fun teams to watch

DeMar DeRozan continues to play at an MVP level for the Bulls, while Fred VanVleet is the best reason to tune in to the Raptors.

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The Rundown: Hornets, Pacers, Heat pull off upsets

The Hornets turned back the defending champs Milwaukee Bucks, while the Pacers and Heat took care of business against the Jazz and Suns, respectively.

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Extra Pass: Nets vs. Bucks puts spotlight on Giannis-KD duel

The showdown between Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant will make tomorrow’s Nets-Bucks game a compelling watch.

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'41 Forever': Dirk Nowitzki's lasting impact on the NBA

The NBA was different when Dirk Nowitzki came in. But his influence and unique set of skills made the league better.

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The Rundown: Blazers lean on Simons to overcome Young’s 56-point game

Anfernee Simons scored 43 points to lead the shorthanded Blazers past Trae Young and the Hawks.

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Extra Pass: Magic hoping to stop skid against Celtics

The Magic are looking to end their four-game slide as they head to Boston to face the Celtics.

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The Rundown: Embiid, Sixers turn back Nets

Joel Embiid and the 76ers made a run late in the game to beat the Nets in Brooklyn.

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Extra Pass: Grizzlies going for third straight win vs. Lakers

Fresh off back-to-back wins, the Grizzlies are all set to battle LeBron James and the Lakers at home.

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The Rundown: Spurs win three straight; Embiid fires 36 vs. Wizards

The Spurs have won their third consecutive blowout game at the expense of the Pistons. Joel Embiid, meanwhile, carried the Sixers past the Wizards with a 36-13 double-double.

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Extra Pass: Explosive Warriors-Suns game headlines Christmas slate

It’s a holiday treat for hoop fans as the two best teams in the league square off as part of the Christmas Day schedule.

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The Rundown: Heat cruise past Pacers, Brunson carries Mavs

The depleted Heat dominated the visiting Pacers, while Jalen Brunson led the Mavs’ attack against the Timberwolves.

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Extra Pass: Jazz host Hornets in battle of top offensive teams

After absorbing back-to-back home losses, the Jazz will try to bounce back by shutting down LaMelo Ball and the Hornets.

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The Rundown: Spurs end Jazz’s winning streak, Lillard goes off for 43

The Spurs stopped the Jazz’s eight-game winning streak, while Damian Lillard scored a season-high 43 for the Blazers.

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Extra Pass: Sixers battle shorthanded Nets

The Sixers head to Brooklyn to face the depleted Nets, who are missing several players due to COVID-19 protocols.

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Greatest shooter of all time: Steph Curry’s historic crowning moment

NBA.com Philippines writer Migs Flores documented Steph Curry’s record-breaking feat as it magically unfolded at the Garden.

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Extra Pass: Steph Curry on the verge of making history at MSG

The countdown to Steph Curry’s historic feat of surpassing Ray Allen’s all-time 3-point record will most likely end tomorrow at the expense of the New York Knicks.

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Game Guide: Steph’s record chase, Cream of the East, Jokic vs. Trae

Steph Curry resumes his hunt for the all-time 3-point record, the Sixers and Nets battle it out in the East, Jokic’s Nuggets face Young’s Hawks.

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The Rundown: Sixers hold off Curry’s record chase, climb back to beat Warriors

Steph Curry breaking Ray Allen's 3-point record will have to wait as the Sixers were all set to stop him and the Warriors.

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The Rundown: Grizzlies trip Lakers, Jazz keep rolling

The Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz picked up wins on Friday (PHT).

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Iconic Plays: Dr. J's reverse layup

Recalling the moment Julius Erving hung in the air for a baseline scoop reverse in the 1980 NBA Finals.

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Extra Pass: Celtics hope to bounce back vs. Clippers

Coming off a loss to the Lakers, the Celtics are looking to win one in Los Angeles as they shift their focus on the Clippers.

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Waiver Watcher: Short-term adds to bolster your squad

NBA.com Philippines’ Miguel Flores has a few players in mind that fantasy team owners can look at as temporary options.

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Extra Pass: Spurs take on Booker-less Suns

The Spurs are looking to grab their fifth straight win as they face the Suns, who are still missing one of their main weapons in Devin Booker.

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The Rundown: Rockets beat Pelicans for sixth straight win

The Rockets continue to roll even without their starting backcourt duo in Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr.

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League Pass power rankings: Warriors, Bulls among this week’s showstoppers

Steph Curry and the Warriors have been putting on the most entertaining shows, along with the Bulls’ DeRozan-LaVine-Ball combo.

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Extra Pass: Bucks, Heat collide in East showdown

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and the rest of the Milwaukee Bucks will take on the Miami Heat, who will be missing Jimmy Butler.

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Rookie Report: Mobley, Barnes leading the pack

Let’s check in on the top rookies who have been putting on a show six weeks into the NBA season.

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The Rundown: Giannis delivers late as Bucks snatch eighth straight win

Giannis Antetokounmpo made the game-winning layup to lead the Bucks past LaMelo Ball and the Hornets.

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Extra Pass: Get ready for Knicks vs. Nets, Warriors vs. Suns

Grab your popcorns for entertaining battles featuring the Knicks vs. Nets in battle of New York and Warriors vs. Suns in battle of West leaders.

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The Rundown: Pelicans escape Jazz, Kings down Lakers in 3OT

Missed all 12 games? NBA.com Philippines writer Miguel Flores gives you the highlights of today’s action.

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Extra Pass: Suns pay Knicks a visit, hope to keep streak going

The Suns, the hottest team in the league, aim to extend their winning streak to 15 games when they head to Madison Square Garden to play the Knicks.

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The Rundown: Nets hold off Cavs, LaMelo shines in Hornets win

The Nets survived the Cavaliers, while LaMelo Ball stuffed the stat sheet in the Hornets’ win over the Wizards.

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Extra Pass: Do Raptors have enough to slow down Curry?

The Raptors will try their best to disrupt Steph Curry, who has been putting up MVP-level numbers for the league-leading Warriors.

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The Rundown: Curry, Warriors storm back to beat Cavs

Steph Curry dropped 40 points to lead the Warriors’ comeback against the Cavaliers.

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Pinoy court attendant Patrick Omega finds home with Suns

Patrick Omega considers it an honor to work for his hometown team, interact with world-class players, and represent Filipinos in the NBA.

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Extra Pass: Wizards put win streak on the line vs. Hornets

The Wizards, the best team in the East, hope to continue their winning ways when they take on the LaMelo Ball and the Hornets.

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The Rundown: Hornets snap Warriors’ seven-game streak, Young drops 42

The Warriors’ hot streak came to an end after a close loss to the Hornets but they continue to hold the best record in the league.

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Extra Pass: Gear up for intriguing Pistons-Raptors clash

The matchup between the Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors tomorrow is going to be an interesting one.

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Five best City Edition jerseys

NBA.com Philippines writer Miguel Flores shares some of his favorite City Edition jerseys.

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The Rundown: Cunningham win first duel with Green, Lakers outlast Heat

Cade Cunningham won his first showdown against fellow top rookie Jalen Green, while the Lakers survived the Heat in overtime.

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Extra Pass: Hawks hoping for a road win against Jazz

The Hawks, who recently lost to the Jazz at home, are looking to end a four-game losing streak when they visit Utah.

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Game Guide: Cunningham vs. Green, Bulls face red-hot Nets, Lakers-Spurs rematch

This year's top two draftees Cade Cunningham and Jalen Green will go up against each other for the first time this season.

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The Rundown: Doncic, Mavs stave off Celtics comeback with game-winning triple

Luka Doncic knocked down a contested 3 at the buzzer to stun the Celtics.

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The Rundown: Heat improve to 6-1, CP3 now 3rd in all-time assists

Jimmy Butler spearheaded the Heat to their sixth win of the season, while Chris Paul moved to third on the NBA’s all-time assists list.

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League Pass power rankings: Curry keeps Warriors entertaining

Steph Curry's Golden State Warriors are one of five teams you won’t regret watching on League Pass.

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Waiver Watcher: Long-term adds, streaming options for Week 3

Defensive-minded guard Alex Caruso is among the worthy waiver wire pickups heading into Week 3.

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Extra Pass: Streaking Wizards head to Atlanta for rematch with Hawks

The Wizards are looking to grab their fourth straight win and sixth overall at the expense of the Hawks.

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The Rundown: Heat deal Hornets second loss, Lakers back on track

Jimmy Butler powered the Heat past the Hornets, while the Lakers picked up a W in LeBron's return.

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First of many: Clarkson and Green inspire a nation

The showdown between Jordan Clarkson and Jalen Green was proof that seeing Filipinos in the NBA is no longer a pipe dream.

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Evan Mobley showing a lot of promise early

The 2021 third overall pick’s feel for the game and unique skills have allowed him to produce solid numbers to start the season.

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Extra Pass: Jordan Clarkson, Jalen Green banner Filipino Heritage Night

Fil-Am guards Jordan Clarkson and Jalen Green will face off for the first time as the Jazz visit the Rockets on Filipino Heritage Night.

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The Rundown: Bulls go 4-0; Markkanen, Collins unleash poster dunks

The Chicago Bulls, behind the late-game heroics of DeMar DeRozan, tamed the Toronto Raptors to stay undefeated.

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Extra Pass: Nets host Hornets to open 11-day home stretch

After splitting a pair of road games, the Nets will have a six-game homestand, beginning with a match against LaMelo Ball and the Hornets.

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The Rundown: Curry has masterful performance; Hawks, Heat dominate

Steph Curry put on an amazing show at the Chase Center with 45 points, anchored on eight 3s, while the Hawks and Heat made quick work of the Mavs and Bucks, respectively.

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Jalen Green diary: The debut

Filipino-American Jalen Green finally made his NBA debut. How well did he do?

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Extra Pass: Sixers face Zion-less Pelicans as Simmons saga continues

The Sixers head to New Orleans without Ben Simmons, who was suspended for their season opener due to “conduct detrimental to the team”.

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‘Previously in the NBA…’: A refresher for the new season

Forgot what happened last season? You might want to check this out before the 2021-22 NBA season begins.

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Year 19: LeBron James vs. NBA legends

How does LeBron James stack up against legends who played over 19 seasons in the league?

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Cheat sheet for NBA fantasy beginners

NBA.com Philippines All-Star Analyst Isaac Go and writer Migs Flores provide a simple guide for first-time NBA fantasy players.

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Hope or cope? The dilemma of stockpiling draft picks and cap space

Several NBA teams' concept of success is to hoard draft picks and create cap space, making their fans optimistic about the future. But does that strategy really pay off?

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Marcus Smart and his value to the Celtics

One of the most important pieces for the Boston Celtics is Marcus Smart, who recently signed a 4-year, $77 million extension.

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Big Threes: Key to winning in the NBA since the ‘60s

From the Lakers’ Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, and Jerry West to the Bucks’ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Oscar Robertson, and Bob Dandridge, NBA Big Threes have been around for the past six decades.

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Beginner’s guide to fantasy basketball

New to fantasy basketball? NBA.com Philippines All-Star Analyst Isaac Go and writer Migs Flores answer some Frequently Asked Questions that can help you ace your fantasy league!

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NBA players with uncertain Hall of Fame future

There are NBA players who are sure-shot future Hall of Famers, but there are also those whose impressive credentials may or may not be enough to get them into Springfield.

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NBA 2K22 FAQs: Defense, shot meters, game modes, and more

NBA.com Philippines writers Miguel Flores and Chuck Araneta answer some questions about NBA 2K22 a week after its release.

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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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NBA games at Rucker Park? Presentation gimmicks the league can explore

Here are some ideas for unique presentations the NBA can try to spice up the regular season.

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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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WNBA Weekly Wrap: Wings soar to the playoffs, Sun secure top seed

The Dallas Wings punch their ticket to the playoffs, leaving the Washington Mystics, LA Sparks, and New York Liberty fighting for the eighth and final spot.

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NBA 2K22 first impressions: A 2K Day like no other

NBA.com Philippines' Miguel Flores gives his first impressions of NBA 2K22 and its enhanced features.

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Lauren Jackson's career deserving of admiration

There's no argument that the career that WNBA legend and Australian basketball icon Lauren Jackson had is Hall of Fame worthy.

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Finals Flashback: Lakers-Magic series was closer than people remember

In the 2009 NBA Finals, the Lakers beat the Magic in five games to claim the franchise’s 15th title and gain redemption after their 2008 loss.

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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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Imagining “Kobe Challenge” mode in NBA 2K

If NBA 2K comes up with the “Kobe Challenge” – similar to NBA 2K11’s “Jordan Challenge” – which significant moments in the Black Mamba’s career should be included?

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Add to Cart: Lakers get scoring punch with Nunn bargain signing

As a solid offensive option off the bench, Kendrick Nunn gives the Los Angeles Lakers bang-for-the-buck value.

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Changing lanes: JR Smith’s post-NBA journey is inspiring

JR Smith's decision to return to school after retiring from the NBA is something we can all root for.

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All about NBA 2K player ratings

How are NBA 2K ratings computed and why do NBA players take their ratings seriously? Do you agree with the recently released 2K22 ratings?

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Summer feels: How Jalen Green navigated his first taste of the NBA

The Summer League gave us a glimpse of what we can expect from Jalen Green in his rookie year.

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Offseason explainer: Salary cap exceptions, contract extensions, and more

How were the Lakers able to sign many players? Why is Luka’s extension different from Trae’s? Why did KD only get a four-year extension? NBA.com Philippines’ Miguel Flores helps us make sense of all this.

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Team USA holds off France to capture Olympic gold

The U.S. men's basketball squad defeated France to win the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics men's basketball competition.

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Stewart powers US women’s team into semifinals

Breanna Stewart had a game-high 27 points as Team USA beat Australia to reach the semifinals in the Tokyo Olympics.

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Kevin Durant breaks U.S. men's basketball Olympic scoring record

Durant did not need to suit up for Team USA to cement his basketball legacy, but he continues to play because he loves the sport, and has made Olympic history in the process.

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Reactions from the 2021 NBA Draft

Did teams get their picks right? Will Jalen Green shine in Houston? NBA.com Philippines' Miguel Flores shares his observations from the 2021 NBA Draft.

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NBA Draft: Comparisons for Jalen Green, Cade Cunningham, and more

Looking at player comps for the draft's best prospects based on physical tools, athleticism, and skill sets.

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Tokyo Olympics: France stuns USA in men's basketball

France snaps U.S. men's basketball's 25-game Olympic winning streak.

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Mediocre no more: The Bucks' journey to NBA glory

The Milwaukee Bucks started becoming a mediocre team in the '90s after achieving success in the decades prior. But drafting Giannis Antetokoumpo in 2013 turned the franchise's fortunes around.

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Giannis scores 50 as Bucks win NBA title

Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 50 in Game 6 to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to their first championship in 50 years.

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Three storylines heading into Game 6 of the NBA Finals

Can Giannis and the Bucks close out the series for their first title in five decades? Or will the Suns roar back and force a Game 7?

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Three main takeaways from Suns-Bucks Game 4

The Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns are now tied at 2-2. Here’s what we learned from Game 4.

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Why Suns-Bucks Finals matchup is good for the league

They are not the Finals contenders that NBA fans are familiar with but it's refreshing to see new stars shine and compete for the championship.

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WNBA Weekly Wrap: Lynx with seven straight wins, Griner in MVP conversation

The Lynx head to the Olympic break with a seven-game winning streak. Brittney Griner continues her dominance for the Mercury.

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What the NBA was like the last time Bucks and Suns were in the Finals

The Bucks last went to the NBA Finals in 1974, the Suns in 1993. What was the league like back then? Who were the superstars?

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Suns hold off Bucks for 2-0 series lead

Behind Mikal Bridges and Devin Booker, the Phoenix Suns grabbed a 118-108 Game 2 over the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Chris Paul for Finals MVP?

If Game 1 is any indication, Chris Paul's Finals MVP campaign is on the right track.

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NBA Finals: How the Bucks got here

Reaching the NBA Finals has been a long time coming for the Milwaukee Bucks.

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We all forgot about Brook Lopez

Brook Lopez, who was once a franchise player, came up big for the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5.

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Can the Bucks overcome Giannis Antetokounmpo’s injury?

The Milwaukee Bucks will have to find a way to get past the Atlanta Hawks without their superstar.

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NBA Draft: Best destinations for Jalen Green

Now that we know the 2021 NBA Draft lottery results, where does Jalen Green fit best?

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Digesting the Bucks' Game 3 win

Three takeaways from Game 3, including Khris Middleton's career night, Trae Young's injury, and Giannis' free throw countdowns.

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Jrue Holiday flexes defensive prowess

Jrue Holiday was vital to the Bucks' defensive adjustments in Game 2, which resulted in a dominant victory.

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Three questions Bucks need to answer ahead of Game 2

The Milwaukee Bucks were stunned by the Atlanta Hawks in the series opener. What do they need to address for Game 2?

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Season finale of the Brooklyn Nets experiment

With their Big 3 in and out of the lineup, the Nets failed to reach the championship conclusion they were aiming for this season.

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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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Durant leaves it all on the court for the Nets

Kevin Durant gave his everything in a grueling seven-game series against the Bucks, but the Nets' title hopes still flamed out.

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What we can expect in Nets-Bucks Game 7

The series between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks will come down to a seventh and final game. Here are some things to ponder on ahead of the monumental matchup.

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Kevin Durant continues to be great

Only a few can single-handedly take over a game when they need to. One of them is Kevin Durant.

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Checking in on the Nets-Bucks series after four games

What did we see in the first four games of this series? NBA.com Philippines writer Miguel Flores takes a look.

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WNBA Weekly Wrap: Wings take down Mercury twice, Parker back for Sky

Arike Ogunbowale and Marina Mabrey continue to lead the Wings, who scored back-to-back wins over the Mercury this week. Candace Parker, meanwhile, is finally back in action for the Sky.

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NBA Heels: Young, Embiid epitome of stars you love to hate

Trae Young and Joel Embiid are among the NBA stars who have embraced their antagonist roles, making the playoff storylines a lot more interesting.

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What went right for the Bucks in Game 3

The Milwaukee Bucks were able to avoid a 0-3 hole after beating the Brooklyn Nets in Game 3.

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Kevin Durant back to his lethal form

Kevin Durant has been an unstoppable force for the Nets, who are now 2-0 against the Bucks in the East semifinals.

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Be legendary: Devin Booker has arrived

Proving that his stellar bubble performance was not a fluke, Devin Booker led the Phoenix Suns to a first-round victory against the defending champs.

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Three things we learned from Game 1 of Nets-Bucks series

Brooklyn drew first blood in the semifinals series against Milwaukee. NBA.com Philippines writer Miguel Flores shares his takeaways from Game 1.

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Where do LeBron James and the Lakers go from here?

Is LeBron James fading? Can Anthony Davis stay healthy? There are a lot of uncertain factors that lie ahead for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Heat fail to find their groove

It’s time for the Miami Heat to reevaluate after a disappointing season and an early exit from the NBA Playoffs this year.

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The Rundown: Nuggets survive Lillard's 55, Nets advance to East semis

Damian Lillard's historic 55-10 performance was not enough for the Blazers to win in Game 5. The Nets toppled the Celtics in five games to set a semis date with the Bucks.

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The Rundown: Clippers win Game 3, Tatum drops 50 on Nets

Paul George and Kawhi Leonard led the Clippers to a Game 3 victory, while Jayson Tatum’s 50 helped the Celtics beat the Nets.

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Why basketball gods? CP3 injured in the playoffs again

The Point God might need to have a word with the basketball gods about his history of playoff injuries.

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How Jordan Clarkson embraced the sixth man role

It took some time before Jordan Clarkson accepted his bench role. When he finally did, he flourished and won Sixth Man of the Year.

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The Rundown: Bucks, Nuggets notch convincing wins

The Bucks destroyed the Heat to go up 2-0, while the Nuggets leaned on Nikola Jokic to tie their series against the Blazers.

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During crunch time, Bucks put their trust in Khris Middleton

The Milwaukee Bucks are comfortable leaning on Khris Middleton to deliver in crucial situations.

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Chris Bosh was ahead of his time

Soon to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, Chris Bosh had his own innovative ways of changing the game, which allowed him to cement his legacy as an all-time great.

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First round preview: Phoenix Suns vs. LA Lakers

This series is going to be explosive: LeBron James and Anthony Davis on one side, Chris Paul and Devin Booker on the other.

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The Rundown: Wizards dump Pacers to earn 8th seed

The Wizards easily got past the Pacers to book the final playoff spot in the East, securing a date with the top-seeded Sixers.

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Play-in diary: The Steph Curry experience

Watching Steph Curry attempt to take down the defending champions in the play-in was a marvelous experience, which we tried to capture diary-style.

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First round series preview: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat

Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo hope to steer the Heat past Giannis Antetokounmpo's Bucks, just like they did in the NBA bubble playoffs.

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The Rundown: Mavs secure playoff berth, Jokic carries Nuggets

Dallas clinched a playoff spot by beating Toronto, while Nikola Jokic’s triple-double paced Denver past Detroit.

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On the Lookout: Westbrook, Wizards determined to avenge loss to Hawks

Russell Westbrook and the Wizards gave the Hawks a scare in the fourth quarter but their attempted comeback fell short. Who's going to prevail in their rematch?

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The Rundown: AD goes for 42 as Lakers evade Suns

Anthony Davis had a 42-point game performance to lead the Lakers to a solid win over the second-seeded Suns.

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'96 draft class: The stories you probably didn't know

The 1996 Draft class is special because it brought in several well-known characters who had interesting stories attached to them.

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On the Lookout: Pelicans clash with East powerhouse Sixers

Still fighting for a play-in slot, Zion Williamson and the Pelicans are hoping to complete another upset of the top-seeded 76ers.

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The Rundown: Ball brothers share the spotlight

Top rookie LaMelo Ball and his brother Lonzo Ball had impressive performances for their respective teams on Wednesday (PHT).

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Is it time for the Lakers to panic?

After losing three straight games, the Lakers are now in danger of falling out of the Top 6 and into the play-in tournament. Are the defending champions in trouble?

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On the Lookout: Lakers take on Raptors in tough playoff chase

Coming off back-to-back losses, the Lakers are hoping to put an end to a skid that caused them to slide out of the top 5 in the West.

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The Rundown: KD’s Nets get past Pacers, KPJ goes for 50

Kevin Durant led the attack in the Nets’ win over the Pacers, while Kevin Porter Jr. dropped a 50-point double-double for the Rockets.

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Zeroing in on title contenders and sleepers

As we head into the last stretch of the regular season, let's examine which teams are likely to make a deep playoff run and contend for the championship.

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On the Lookout: Rockets host Timberwolves; Curry, Doncic face off

Can Steph Curry continue his legendary shooting streak against Luka Doncic and the Mavericks?

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The Rundown: Mavericks complete two-game Lakers sweep

The Mavericks hold on to the West's No. 6 seed after scoring back-to-back victories against the Lakers at home.

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On the Lookout: Suns eyeing third straight win against Celtics

Coming off back-to-back close wins, the Suns are hoping to continue their momentum against injury-riddled Celtics.

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How Pinoy fans fell in love with small-market NBA teams

The Philippines is mostly a "Lakers country" but if you know where to look, you'll also find diehard fans of small-market teams like the Spurs, Suns, Wizards, and Jazz.

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The Rundown: Steph Curry still on fire, CP3 passes Magic on assists list

Steph Curry continued to shoot well in Golden State’s win over Philly, while Chris Paul passed Magic Johnson on the list of all-time assist leaders.

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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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12 notable Asian players in the NBA

Filipino-Americans Raymond Townsend and Jordan Clarkson belong in this list of notable Asian players who made it to the NBA.

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On the Lookout: Streaking Warriors, Celtics on collision course

Steph Curry, who has been on a tear as of late, will lead the Golden State Warriors in a tussle with the red-hot Boston Celtics, winners of five straight games.

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The Rundown: Luka Magic dispels Grizzlies, 76ers hold off Nets

Luka Doncic made an off-balance 3 at the buzzer to lift Dallas past Memphis, while Philadelphia was able to survive a late rally from Brooklyn to snag the win.

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On the Lookout: Bulls, Grizzlies looking to bounce back from losses

Both coming off back-to-back losses, the Bulls and the Grizzlies are hoping to get back on track when they face each other in Memphis.

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League Pass power rankings: Nuggets, Suns playing fun basketball

The Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns should be on your list of must-watch teams this week.

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The Rundown: East goes wild, Tatum and Lavine drop 50s

Jayson Tatum and Zach Lavine each had 50-point games on a day where there was a lot of movement in the Eastern Conference standings.

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Like it or not, the Suns are built for the playoffs

The Phoenix Suns have the necessary tools on both ends of the floor to succeed in the postseason.

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On the Lookout: Nuggets go for 7th straight win against Spurs

The Denver Nuggets will put their winning streak on the line when they host the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday (PHT).

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Players worthy of League Pass alerts

If there are customized notifications for must-watch NBA players, who would be on your #LeaguePassAlert list?

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The Rundown: Lonzo Ball, Clint Capela put up big numbers

The New Orleans Pelicans and Atlanta Hawks got huge games from Lonzo Ball and Clint Capela, respectively, on Monday (PHT).

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Joel Embiid aggressive in triumphant return

Joel Embiid immediately made his presence felt in his return, posting 24 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks in the Sixers' win over the Timberwolves.

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On the Lookout: Doncic, Mavs hoping to secure 3rd straight road win

Trying to chase an outright playoff berth, Luka Doncic and the Mavericks face the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

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Scouting report: Why Jalen Green is a top NBA Draft prospect

Filipino-American Jalen Green is projected to be a top pick in the 2021 Draft. NBA.com Philippines writer Miguel Flores explains why.

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The Rundown: Magic rally late to upset Clippers

The Orlando Magic went on an 11-0 spurt in the closing minutes of the game to stun the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.

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Time for the Heat to get their act together

Are the Miami Heat capable of another deep playoff run?

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Why the Lakers are a good fit for Andre Drummond

Andre Drummond can not only help the Lakers stay afloat with LeBron James and Anthony Davis out, but his presence boosts the team's chances of defending the title.

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On the Lookout: Gordon to debut for Nuggets against Hawks

Aaron Gordon will play his first game with Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets as the Hawks visit Denver.

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The Rundown: Knicks rally to beat Wizards, Fox goes for 44

New York battled back from 17 points down to beat Washington, while De'Aaron Fox exploded for 44 points Golden State.

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Trade deadline survival kit for the Filipino NBA fan

Confused with all the trade deadline terms? This handy guide from NBA.com Philippines writer Miguel Flores provides the ins-and-outs.

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On the Lookout: Booker, Suns hope to torch the surging Heat

The Phoenix Suns begin their four-game road trip with a battle against the surging Miami Heat.

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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: LeBron hurts ankle as Hawks win 8th straight

The Atlanta Hawks extended their win streak to eight games after beating the Los Angeles Lakers, who lost LeBron James to an ankle injury on Sunday.

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On the Lookout: LaMelo Ball faces LeBron's Lakers for the first time

LaMelo Ball and the Hornets will go up against LeBron James and the Lakers, who are currently enjoying a three-game win streak despite being shorthanded.

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Has Blake Griffin run out of hops?

NBA.com Philippines writer Miguel Flores looks back on Blake Griffin's journey as he begins the next chapter of his career as a Brooklyn Net.

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The Rundown: Hornets get fourth straight W

The Charlotte Hornets continue to pile up the wins after beating the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.

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

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

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The Rundown: Embiid goes down; Dragic and Kuzma deliver down the stretch

Goran Dragic and Kyle Kuzma had a stellar fourth quarter to lead their respective teams to wins on Saturday. Unfortunately for the Sixers, though, Joel Embiid hyperextended his left knee.

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The Rundown: Luka's triple-double lifts Mavs past Spurs

Luka Doncic put up 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists in the Mavs' win over the Spurs.

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Storylines to follow in the second half of the season

Four compelling storylines to watch as the regular season winds down.

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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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League Pass power rankings: Hornets and Suns are top must-watch

NBA.com Philippines' weekly list of top five under-the-radar teams that fans need to catch on NBA League Pass.

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On the Lookout: 2021 NBA All-Star

Catch the 2021 NBA All-Star on One Sports or NBA TV Philippines on Cignal on Monday, March 8, beginning at 7:30AM.

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Point God to Point Dad: CP3 is paying it forward

Over the last two years, Chris Paul has become a "point dad" for his young teams, taking players under his wing while defying Father Time with his elite play.

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On the Lookout: League leaders collide in Sixers-Jazz showdown

The Sixers are hoping to bounce back from their loss to the Jazz last month, as the league's East and West top teams meet again in a titanic clash.

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The Rundown: Giannis muscles Bucks past Clippers, Knicks over .500

Giannis Antetokounmpo rallied the Bucks to a big win over the Clippers and the Knicks moved above .500 for the first time since the 2012-13 season.

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Outside the limelight: 2021 Role Player All-Stars

Putting the spotlight on players who aren't the main stars, but X-factors who consistently contribute to the success of their teams.

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On the Lookout: Celtics look to end skid against Pacers

Caught in the middle of the Eastern Conference pack, both the Celtics and Pacers are hoping to bounce back and find their momentum.

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The Rundown: Luka Magic saves Mavs, Jokic carries Nuggets

Luka Doncic's late-game heroics lifted the Mavericks past the Celtics, while Nikola Jokic tore the Blazers up with 41 points.

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On the Lookout: Surging Nets take on full-strength Clippers

Still without KD, the Nets hope to extend their five-game win streak as they face the Clippers led by returning Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

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Déjà Vu: Three NBA teams that look eerily familiar

What can the Charlotte Hornets, Brooklyn Nets, and Boston Celtics learn from similar teams in the past?

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The Rundown: LeBron makes history by eclipsing 35K milestone

The undermanned Lakers lost big to the Nets, but LeBron James reached a historic milestone after surpassing the 35,000-point mark.

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On the Lookout: Catch the Nets-Suns and Nuggets-Celtics games

The Brooklyn Nets hope to continue winning in Phoenix, while Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets head to Boston.

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The Rundown: Jazz fest continues, KD gets love in Bay Area return

The Utah Jazz continue their winning ways, while Kevin Durant plays in his first game back in Golden State.

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On the Lookout: Tatum, Celtics look to topple Raptors anew

The Boston Celtics look to snap out of a funk when the Toronto Raptors come to town.

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The Rundown: LeBron does LeBron stuff, LaMelo stays hot

The Lakers, without Anthony Davis, leaned on LeBron James to slay the Thunder, while LaMelo Ball continued his hot streak from the field.

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On the Lookout: Will Oubre, Warriors strike twice against Mavericks?

Kelly Oubre Jr. and the Warriors scorched the Mavericks in their last game. Can they repeat?

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The Rundown: Embiid, Porzingis come up big

Bigs are back in the NBA as Philadelphia's Joel Embiid and Dallas' Kristaps Porzingis headline Thursday's (Manila time) 10-game slate.

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On the Lookout: Lillard, Blazers take on struggling Bucks

NBA.com Philippines writer Miguel Flores tells us why the Blazers-Bucks game on Tuesday is must-watch.

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