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  • Final Score: Cavs outlast Bucks in 102-95 Win

    The Cavaliers held off several surges from the Bucks to get the win Monday.

    The Cavaliers held off a pesky Bucks squad Monday night, as they captured a 102-95 win at home.

    Just as they had all night, the Bucks hung around in the fourth quarter. After a Derrick Williams dunk set up by LeBron James, John Henson responded with a tough finish near the rim to make it 83-81. An Iman Shumpert triple from the corner made it 86-81, but once again Milwaukee closed the gap to one possession with another Henson bucket.

  • Final Score: Cleveland Cavaliers defeat Chicago Bulls 119-112

    The Cavaliers hang on for a win against the lowly Bulls.

    There may be new faces on the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, but their ability to play down to their competition has remained the same. The Cavs put in the minimum-required effort against the Chicago Bulls and came away with a 119-112 win.

  • Final Score: Cleveland Cavaliers fall to Chicago Bulls 108-94

    Cavs unable to run with the Bulls in preseason tilt.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers struggled in their first outing as a semi-complete lineup as they lost to the Chicago Bulls 108-94. While there were signs for optimism, it’s clear that this roster is still a work in progress as they prepare for the regular season.

  • Final Score: Cleveland Cavaliers win Game 4 106-102, sweep Indiana Pacers

    For all the concern about the Cleveland Cavaliers heading into the playoffs, they start things off on the right foot as they sweep the Indiana Pacers with a 106-102 win in game four. While the series was often too close for comfort, this veteran team found a way to win and will be rewarded with some much needed rest.

  • Final Score: Kyrie Irving leads Cavaliers to 112-99 win vs. Celtics

    Kyrie Irving saves the day as the Cavs take a 3-1 lead.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have taken a 3-1 lead over the Boston Celtics in a game that was much closer than the final score suggested. The toughness of the Celtics was once again on display, as the wine and gold had to overcome a ton of adversity to come away with the much needed win.

  • Final Score: Kyrie Irving leads Cavs to 137-116 Game 4 win

    Kyrie was at his best Friday as the Cavs live to play another day.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers’ season isn’t over yet. And they have Kyrie Irving to thank.

    Down 3-0 coming into Friday’s Game 3, the Cavs picked up their first win of the series behind a 40 point, seven rebound, four assist night from Irving. LeBron James chipped in a 31 point, 11 assist, 10 rebound performance — if one can simply chip in with a triple-double — and Kevin Love added 23 points and five rebounds. Kevin Durant lead the Warriors with 35 points.

  • Final Score: Suns beat Jazz, 97-88; receive standing O from loyal Suns fans

    The Phoenix Suns snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Utah Jazz, making interim coach Jay Triano 2-0 in Phoenix.

    I predicted blood in this morning game preview, but had no idea whose blood would be spilled.

    The Phoenix Suns improbably snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Jazz in impressive fashion, leading from start to finish.

  • Final Score: Suns down Raptors, 99-91, in front of home crowd

    The Phoenix Suns got a feel-good win over the Toronto Raptors while ALSO playing all of their rookies in the same game!

    The Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors were both on the second game of a back-to-back. The Suns were more ready to play.

    The Raptors just could not find the range and were down 14 points going into the 4th quarter before going on a big run - making their first 4 threes of the quarter - and even pulled within 5 points with 2:52 to play. They pulled to 5 points again within the final minute, going with four guards most of the 4th to get the Suns nervous.

  • Final score: Warriors put away the brooms, losing to the Spurs 103-90

    Despite 32 points by Durant and a near triple-double from Draymond, the Warriors were unable to closeout the Spurs due to a sloppy first half.

    The San Antonio Spurs extended their season by defeating the Golden State Warriors 103-90 today and pushed this first-round series to a Game 5.

    Despite the lopsided disparity in talent levels between these two teams, it was hardly expected for the Spurs to ever go quietly into the night.

  • Final: Clippers 114, Pelicans 96

    Strong individual efforts from Blake Griffin and Chris Paul helped the Clippers to their second win in as many nights down in New Orleans.

    The Clippers were able to complete their longest road trip of the season in style by trouncing the New Orleans Pelicans Friday night by a score of 114-96. Blake Griffin shrugged off a slow start to finish with 27 points, 10 rebounds and four assists on 12/22 shooting from the floor.

  • Final: Phoenix Suns hold off Oklahoma City Thunder, 118-111

    The difference makers in the game were three guys who didn’t get playing time this season until last week!

    Alan Williams got another double-double and Tyler Ulis scored a career high to lead the Suns to an unexpected victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder despite another explosive night from Russell Westbrook.

  • FINALLY! NETS SNAP 16-GAME LOSING STREAK WITH WIN OVER SACRAMENTO, 109-100

    Nets fans had seen just one win in the last two months prior to Wednesday. Although it was played at the Kings’ new Golden 1 Center, this felt like a golden opportunity to snap the 16-game losing streak, which they FINALLY did.

  • Firing Fred Hoiberg would be another Bulls mistake

    After botching the summer, Chicago is reportedly thinking about blaming it on the coach. This is what the Bulls do.

    The Bulls are 16-18, a half game out of the No. 8 seed in the East. Chicago has the No. 18 offense and the No. 13 defense. They are mediocre in every sense.

  • For Blackwater, basic team play is important

    ROUGH patches have their way of putting things in perspective, so learned the Blackwater Elite in the ongoing PBA Philippine Cup.

    Sent back to earth with back-to-back losses after winning their first two matches in the season-opening Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) tournament, the young PBA franchise said it is something it has to learn from while putting premium on playing team ball.

    “Going back to our basics and play hard basketball are very important for us,” said Blackwater coach Leo Isaac following their 96-85 victory last week over the NLEX Road Warriors that put them back on the winning track.

  • Four things from the Mavericks’ loss to the OKC Thunder, 109-98

    A short-handed Mavs team loses a tough one in OKC.

    The Mavs arrived in OKC tonight, the second night of a back to back, with no Dirk Nowitzki, no Wesley Matthews, no Deron Williams, and no J.J. Barea. Somehow, despite foul trouble and injuries, they made tonight’s contest into an actual basketball game. It was a contest they lost, but it was more of game than we had any right to expect.

    Sure, the Thunder were also on the second night of a back to back, but the Mavericks’ B and C teams managed to do a lot right tonight, some of which should fuel the hopes of those who still want the team to fight for that eighth seed.

  • Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies

    The Spurs try for consecutive 60 win seasons for the first time in franchise history in a battle with Memphis.

    San Antonio Spurs (59-17) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (42-35)

    April 4, 2017 | 7:30 pm CDT

    Watch: FSSW; Listen: 1200 AM WOAI

    Spurs injuries: Dejounte Murray (groin)

    Grizzlies injuries: Marc Gasol (foot), JaMychal Green (shoulder), Chandler Parsons (knee)

  • Globalport down Elasto Painters q’final ticket duo

    The play that officially marked the return of Splash brothers  Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle began in a most mundane way:  GlobalPort toyed with struggling Rain or Shine, 117-98, on Sunday.

    The chemistry between their elite players is building game-by-game and it is likely they will soon hit full stride as we get closer to the quarterfinals .

    Romeo had 20 points in the second quarter alone, which saw him shoot GlobalPort back into the game after they fell behind by 10 point, 21-31. His three-pointer with 5:11 left in the period put them ahead, 39-38, and it was a back-and-forth game from that point.

  • GlobalPort squares off with San Miguel today

    By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

    FRESH from their victory in their last game, the GlobalPort Batang Pier take on the San Miguel Beermen in Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup action today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Defeated the Kia Picanto, 102-90, in their match on Aug. 20, the Batang Pier (2-2) look to sustain the momentum of that win in their 7 p.m. main game encounter with the Beermen (2-1), who lost last time around.

  • Globe taps former NBA star to teach children

    FILIPINOS simply love basketball and Globe-Telecom teamed up with NBA Cares to give underprivileged children a once-in-a-lifetime experience of being taught by an NBA legend.

    Glen Rice and two-time Philippine Basketball Association most valuable player LA Tenorio staged last week a two-hour NBA Cares-Globe Telecom sports clinic for underprivileged children.

  • Golden State bucks Milwaukee for a 117-92 win

    The reigning MVP reigned supreme once again as the Warriors shut the Bucks down early.

    The Warriors came back from an early deficit to thrash the Bucks, 117-92.

    The story of the night was the triumphant return of MVP Stephen Curry. Despite struggling over the last several games, we knew it couldn’t last and tonight proved it as Curry shot for 69% on the night (nice). Curry shot 6-of-8 from downtown, a couple from the logo, to rack up 28 points.