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Now that the NBA season is over, basketball action shifts back to the local scene, with the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Finals kicking off this week, along with the Fil Oil Flying V pre-season tournament playoffs. Let’s start with the PBA Commissioner’s Cup (All-Filipino) best-of-seven championship series between the San…

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Cleveland made the on-going NBA Finals a bit interesting by scoring a 137-116 win at home to prevent Golden State from sweeping the best-of-seven series.  Now 3-1, Game 5 of the series moves back to Oakland on Wednesday morning here in Manila. The Golden State Warriors (GSW) blasted the Cleveland…

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Game 1 of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals was not as thrilling as many of us thought it would be. The Golden State Warriors (GSW) cruised to an easy 113-91 win at home over archrival Cleveland Cavaliers (CLE). Both teams had star-studded rosters to make a rip-roaring match-up. While…

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It’s the Golden State Warriors (GSW) versus Cleveland Cavaliers (CLE) III in the coming National Basketball Association (NBA) best-of-seven Finals, beginning on June 1 (June 2, 9AM in Manila) at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. For the third straight season, the Warriors and Cavs battle for pro basketball’s finest…

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada: One of the most heralded men’s collegiate basketball teams in the United States is the University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV) Runnin’ Rebels varsity, an NCAA Division 1 school. The Rebels welcomed back former assistant coach and long-time New Mexico State U head coach Marvin Menzies…

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What are the chances that the emerging Boston Celtics will battle the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Eastern Conference championship? I’d say very good. Although we’re just in the beginning of the First Round of the National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs, it’s hard to imagine the Celtics not reaching the conference…

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Rookie team Cignal HD Haw­k­eyes—San Beda became the 12th champion of the Philippine Basketball Association Developmental League (PBA D-League) last Thursday by outlasting the Racal Ceramica Tile Masters, 81-78, in Game 3 of the best-of-three finals. With half of the roster composed of reigning NCAA champions San Beda Red Lions,…

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During the Philippine Basketball Association’s Developmental League’s (PBA D-League) inaugural season in 2011, the NLEX Road Warriors became the first ever champion after sweeping Cebuana Lhuiller, 2-0, in the best-of-three finals.  Led by head coach Teodorico “Boyet” Fernandez, and a bunch of collegiate standouts, the MVP Group-backed Road Warriors went…

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It’s sudden death Tuesday tomorrow in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Developmental League semifinal games. In the first game at 3PM, the Racal Tile Masters tangle with the Café France-CEU Bakers. In the second match at 5PM, the Tanduay Rhum Masters collide with the Cignal HD-San Beda Hawkeyes. Games will…

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Thanks to the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) of hoops mentor Eric Altamirano, we all got to see Kamaka Hepa in the flesh. The 17-year old, 6’9” Fil-Am from Alaska saw action in the NBTC League National Finals held at the Mall of Asia Arena last week, and left everybody…