Well, it was quite nice to have that Giannis Antetokounmpo fella back. Right from the opening tip, his presence was felt throughout Fiserv Forum. It was pretty fun to watch the Bucks play some super good basketball with him out on the court.
James Harden put the team on his beard tying his career high with 61 points and conjuring a Rockets 111-105 victory against the red hot San Antonio Spurs.
The Beard was unbelievable. In 37 minutes he went for 61 points on 19-34 shooting, 9-13 from three, 14-17 from the line, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and just 3 turnovers.
What was shaping up to be a defensive slugfest in the first half, turned into a rout in the second as the Golden State Warriors pummeled the Indiana Pacers, 112-89.
For all of the Warriors firepower on offense, no one scored over 20 tonight. DeMarcus Cousins led the way with 19 points while Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant chipped in with 18 and 15 a piece respectively.
By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
SMOKING-hot TNT KaTropa return to PBA Philippine Cup action today, looking to sustain their solid form of late and continue their assault on a top two finish heading into the next round of the season-opening Philippine Basketball Association tournament.
Never forget the cardinal rule leading into the NBA playoffs: Non-superpowers deserve some loving, too.
Most postseason-bound teams do not want for attention in the usual sense. They're known entities. But we all have the tendency to overlook squads when they're not considered legitimate title contenders. Even if they're given a puncher's chance of escaping the first round, they're little more than impressive footnotes unfit to upend the playoff picture.
Former NBA all-star Kenny Anderson, now head coach of the Fisk University basketball program in Nashville, Tennessee, suffered a stroke last week and is now recuperating and undergoing rehabilitation.
Anderson, 48, from Queens, New York, recognized during his teen years as an athletic prodigy, was hospitalized Saturday evening, Feb. 23, due to health concerns. He remained in intensive care until he was released the following Monday.
Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens told reporters that he was "disappointed" with C's guard Marcus Smart after he was ejected following a retaliatory shove of Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid on Wednesday.
With the Celtics up 69-58 early in the third quarter, Embiid appeared to give Smart an elbow. The 25-year-old then sent Embiid flying with a push. Embiid got a technical, but the officials gave Smart a Flagrant 2 foul and an ejection.
Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant said there's no chance he returns to the franchise to play alongside LeBron James despite the team's disappointing 2018-19 season.
"No. That's an easy one … because I don't want to play no more. I'm done," he said Tuesday during a Q&A session hosted by Frank Isola of The Athletic at the NBA Store in New York City.
Warriors go 3-1 on road trip.
The beauty about the NBA is the fact that there is no time to dwell on disappointments, missed opportunities and slumps.
Case in point, tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Warriors put last night’s loss to the Spurs and the circumstances around it behind them. Last night’s loss, as Klay Thompsonwould say, is “in the past like a ponytail”
Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska returns to Benguet State University for this year’s second Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp on March 23 and 24. Jr. NBA coaches, led by Carlos Barroca of the NBA and PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso, will bring the league’s youth basketball participation program to teach basketball fundamentals and impart core values of the game to boys and girls ages 10-14.
“The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.”
“It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.” – Pope John XXIII
NEW YORK CITY – Carmen’s search for her biological father began when she was eight years old.
“That was the age when my life started to become hell,” Carmen, who turned 65 last October 27, hissed.
Carmen was eight when her mother, Diosdada, married Arnulfo in Jamindan, Capiz.Read more ...
EVER heard of the apocryphal story of how a frog reacts when dumped into a pot of boiling water vs dumped in a pot of simmering water that is slowly brought to a boil?
This story is often told to demonstrate how change that slowly creeps around us (the simmering water brought to a boil) could catch us unawares and end up turning us into cooked frogs.Read more ...
Jakarta—For Ernest John Obiena, the seven-month rehabilitation period and the intense training that came after, all come down to this — the Asian Games.
Obiena, fully healed from a torn ACL injury he sustained prior to the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, will be hoping to duplicate or surpass his 5.6 meters in the pole vault competitions of the Asian Games here today (Wednesday).Read more ...
“Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.”
NEW YORK CITY -- From the Iloilo Provincial Capitol where the trial courts were located before the construction of the Iloilo Hall of Justice on Bonifacio Drive, City Proper sometime in August 1990, a human rights lawyer from San Joaquin, Iloilo requested me to escort him to his office located in the YMCA building on Iznart St. which is five minutes away by walk.Read more ...
By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
ITS second game against Australia in the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers does not come until after its match against Chinese Taipei on Friday but Gilas Pilipinas has its sights on the Boomers, vowing to give the latter a better showing when they next meet.Read more ...