NBA

  • 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.

  • Golovkin rumored to be looking for quick knockout of Jacobs to shutdown Brook fight concerns

    Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) is rumored to be looking for a fast knockout of Daniel Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) on Saturday to shut down the people who have concerns about him following his sluggish performance against Kell Brook on September 10 last year. There was a lot of criticism that Golovkin took after the Brook fight despite him winning by a 5th round knockout. Brook hit Golovkin frequently with his best shots, and it looked to some like the only reason Tripe G won the fight was due to Brook suffering a broken eye socket.

  • Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving might have been teammates in 2014 if not for LeBron James

    James’ return to Cleveland caused Cleveland to abandon its pursuit of Hayward.

    The best moment of the entertaining Celtics introductory press conference for Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward came when Hayward suggested LeBron James “squashed” a potential Hayward-Irving duo in Cleveland three years ago. Quoth Hayward:

    “I went to Cleveland on a visit when I was a restricted free agent [in 2014]. Kyrie came in and was saying how much fun it’d be if I was on the team, kind of recruiting me to go there. Then LeBron came and that kinda squashed that whole thing. It came full circle, and here we are now.”

  • Gordon Hayward will sign with the Celtics after all

    Hayward announced his decision in a Players Tribune letter after his agent denied the news upon it being reported early.

    After three meetings in three cities with three different teams, Gordon Hayward has made up his mind. The 27-year-old forward will sign with the Boston Celtics, he announced on The Players Tribune.

    Hayward will sign a four-year, $128 million deal, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Shams Charania. The fourth year is a player option.

  • Grizzlies come together to defeat Spurs 104-96

    The Memphis Grizzlies found ways to overcome impressive stat lines from the stars of the San Antonio Spurs on their way to a huge home victory over one of the NBA’s elite teams.

  • Grizzlies Edge Blazers in Furious Comeback, 88-86

    Marc Gasol poured in 36 and Toney Douglas played hero late as the Grizzlies won another dramatic thriller.

    Lineup Notes

    Memphis continues to play with just 10 warm bodies, with Carter, Conley, Ennis, Parsons, and Wright all still inactive.

    Game Story

    After a rough 1-8 start, Portland soon found a rhythm led by C.J. McCollum’s 15 points on 5 shots. As the Grizzlies headed into the locker room down 7 at half, Fizdale stayed on the court just long enough to get T’d up for, you know, suggesting things to the officials.

  • Grizzlies make believers out of the NBA, beat Spurs 110-108 in overtime classic

    It could happen.

    There are nights for statistical analysis and film breakdown. There are times where deep dives in to the X’s and O’s are warranted and needed. Grizzly Bear Blues is a community with a writing staff that can cover all of those things and then some.

  • Grizzlies outlast the Rockets 98-90

    The Grizzlies undefeated season continues!

    The Grizzlies’ hot and surprising start to the season continued into Monday night, as they fought off the Rockets 98-90 at the Toyota Center in Houston. After an impressive win over the defending champion Warriors Saturday night, Memphis was able to follow it up against a tough divisional opponent.

  • Grizzlies shock the Warriors/NBA, blow out Golden State 110-89

    Memphis’ hottest new club is “Blowing Out the Warriors.”

    Located on the corner of Beale Street and Wendigo Drive, the Grizzlies new hot spot blew up tonight! This place has everything - massive free throw advantages, terrible shooting performances from Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, Tony Allen made threes, and Marc Gasol domination.

    The Memphis Grizzlies led by as many as 30 (yes, 30) points tonight as Memphis beat the Golden State Warriors 110-89. It took a village to dominate the Warriors like the Grizzlies did tonight - Memphis had seven players score in double figures led by Marc Gasol with 19 points, 8 rebounds, and six assists, and JaMychal Green with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

  • Harden’s career game leads to victory over Knicks 129-122

    The Beard also made some NBA history in the process!

    James Harden and the Rockets earned their fourth straight victory Saturday night as they defeated the New York Knicks 129-122 to close out 2016. The Rockets won 15 of 17 games in the month of December and have themselves well-positioned as they head into 2017.

    Right from the very start, you could tell Harden was going to have an incredible night, even though the rest of the Rockets started out slow.

  • Harden’s triple-double leads Rockets past Kings 135-128

    The Rockets get the season sweep over the Kings.

    The Rockets took care of business and beat the Sacramento Kings 135-128 on the road, completing the season series sweep.

    It was a very solid win for Houston, who lead by 15 after the first quarter and had the lead for pretty much the entire game. James Harden lead the way with 35 points, 15 assists, and 11 boards.

  • Hawks avoid shame of massive blown lead in 102-93 win over Bulls

    Well, that was breezy. Until it wasn’t.

    After a lackluster effort on Wednesday in Detroit, the Atlanta Hawks entered Friday evening with a bounce-back in the plans. Within moments after tip-off against the Chicago Bulls, it was apparent that a victory would be taking place. From there, the Hawks simply held on (for dear life down the stretch) and the final result was a 102-93 victory.

    Atlanta raced out of the gates and, frankly, never really looked back. The home team held a 20-8 lead in the early going and that quickly became a 28-13 advantage that pushed Chicago into a timeout. At that point, the Hawks had converted 13 of 17 from the floor and the red-hot shooting simply continued.

  • Hawks complete unlikely comeback in 114-110 win over Bucks

    What a win.

    At halftime, the Atlanta Hawks looked to be dead in the water. The Milwaukee Bucks finished the second quarter with a flurry to claim a 64-44 lead at the break and, with the way that Atlanta has been playing in the recent past, there was little reason for optimism. However, the Hawks made a heroic comeback down the stretch on the road and, in the end, it was enough to steal a four-point victory by the final score of 114-110.

  • Hawks outlast Spurs in 114-112 overtime classic

    48 minutes wasn’t enough on New Year’s Day.

    The Atlanta Hawks have encounterd all kinds of trouble when trying to defeat the San Antonio Spurs in the recent past. On Sunday evening, the team managed to flip the script on 18 losses in 19 games, putting together a very strong performance and snatching a 114-112 overtime victory from the edge of defeat.

  • Hawks Steal Victory Late, Beat Bulls 119-114

    Atlanta capitalized on a Chicago collapse with some key shots and defense

    The Atlanta Hawks beat the Chicago Bulls tonight by a score of 119-114, pulling off an improbable late comeback. The Bulls led for most of the evening, and the Hawks only took the lead for the first time late in the fourth quarter. After a disappointing showing on Monday night, this was a nice victory for the team.

  • Hawks Top Thunder 110-108, Pull to 14-14

    Atlanta got a crucial win tonight in Oklahoma City

    The Atlanta Hawks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder by a score of 110-108, moving to 14-14 on the season. This was a particularly thrilling game, coming down to the final possession (and final tenths of a second).

    Atlanta led after the first quarter, 22-16, holding the Thunder to under 20 points in an impressive defensive performance. This margin didn’t hold, though, as Russell Westbrook and the Thunder exploded in the second quarter to take the lead by a score of 53-48 at the half.

  • Head Coach Norman Black Reacts to Alaska Defeat

    Collapsing in the endgame, there was no doubt in coach Norman Black’s mind where Meralco failed to deliver in its game against Alaska on Wednesday: free-throw shooting.

    “It was a tough loss. If you’re up by nine with four minutes to go, you should win the basketball game, but we missed a lot of foul shots tonight and didn’t make the plays when we needed it,” he said, after the Bolts’ 81-79 defeat to the Aces.

  • Heat crumble in second half in 91-82 loss to Hornets

    Miami loses their sixth straight road game thanks to Kemba Walker’s heroics.

    Another game, another Miami Heat loss at the hands of a true go-to scorer. This time it was a 91-82 defeat to Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday night, marking their sixth consecutive road loss.

  • Heat grab crucial 106-103 road win vs Wizards to keep playoff push

    Miami won’t be eliminated from qualifying for the playoffs without a fight.

    It almost followed the same pattern as the night before, but this time the Miami Heat pulled off a gritty road victory in crunch time to keep their dwindling playoff hopes alive with a 106-103 win against the Washington Wizards.