RAFFY LEDESMA

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The Golden State Warriors continue their unabashed dominance in the NBA Finals with a convincing 113-90 Game 1 win over their rivals, the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kevin Durant led the way with 38 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists but it was the stifling defense of the Warriors that really turned…

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Less than a year ago, Golden State Warriors’ superstar Kevin Durant became a villain of sorts despite his mild-mannered and professional demeanor. In July 2016, he made known his intentions to sign with the powerhouse Warriors in a piece titled “My Next Chapter,” leaving his former team Oklahoma City in…

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SINCE the early 1960s, the Boston Celtics logo features a leprechaun named Lucky spinning a basketball. This is apt given that the Celtics are the winningest franchise in NBA history with 17 titles, the last title won back in 2008. The Celtics returned to the Finals one more time in…

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CHICAGO, Illinois. Even at springtime, the “Windy City” feels very much like winter if you’re visiting for the first time. It was 3 degrees Celsius when I landed in Chicago with 7-time PBA D-League champion coach Boyet Fernandez. But it felt like -3 degrees. And yes, it’s windy out here…

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors are on a collision course for the third straight year in the NBA Finals. Both teams advanced to their respective Conference Finals with an immaculate 8-0 record in their first two playoffs series. The Cavaliers are waiting for the winner in the…

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Since the 2011-2012 season when point guard extraordinaire Chris Paul arrived in Los Angeles, expectations were high that the Clippers, once dubbed by Sports Illustrated as “worst franchise in professional sports history,” would finally turn the corner and start winning championships. With Paul, All-Star forward Blake Griffin, and center DeAndre…

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After more than five months of action, the NBA playoffs are about to start. Out in the East, the Cavaliers are still holding on the top spot by a game while their rivals Golden State Warriors have clinched the top seed with three games to go. Also in the East,…

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With a few more games left in the regular season, the playoff picture is becoming clearer by the day. While 16 teams from both conferences will make the playoffs, only a handful have a realistic shot at making the NBA Finals and taking the much coveted Larry O’Brien trophy. Here…

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Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook is averaging an amazing triple double (31.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 10.4 assists) and at this pace, he will be only the second NBA player in history to average a triple-double for the entire season. NBA legend Oscar Robertson achieved this back in the 1961-62…

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The Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t have assets to trade in the run-up to the deadline so they waited for the buyout market to begin and they hit pay dirt. Everybody wants to join a winner and this was glaringly true the past week as two good veterans, who were cut from…