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The Rundown: Nuggets overcome Suns, Magic win 9th straight
Nikola Jokic helped the Nuggets beat the Suns while the Magic won their ninth straight game.
The Rundown: Nuggets overcome Suns, Magic win 9th straight
Nikola Jokic helped the Nuggets beat the Suns while the Magic won their ninth straight game.
Believing in the Magic
The Orlando Magic are slowly becoming a force in the East, and we’re all for it.
The Rundown: Booker hits game-winner in Suns’ win over Knicks
No Kevin Durant, no problem as Devin Booker delivered in the clutch to help the Suns extend their win streak to seven.
After Steph Curry, who is the Warriors’ next best option?
The Golden State Warriors need someone other than Steph Curry to provide some boost on offense.
Coming into their own
NBA.com Philippines writer Polo Bustamante talks about three teams that are finally hitting their stride.
The Rundown: Thunder beat Warriors, Butler powers Heat to 7th straight win
The Thunder got their revenge on the Warriors and Jimmy Butler scored 36 points to lead the Heat to a win over the Nets.
The Maxey era has officially begun
People thought losing James Harden would hurt the Sixers. But it gave them the chance to finally go all-in on Tyrese Maxey.
The Rundown: Cavaliers take down Warriors
The Cavaliers have swept the Warriors for the first time since the 2009-2010 season.
Things I’d like to see in the NBA In-Season Tournament
NBA.com Philippines writer Polo Bustamante has a few ideas to make the NBA In-Season Tournament better.
The Rundown: Timberwolves give Celtics first loss
Anthony Edwards was instrumental in helping Minnesota deal Boston its first loss of the season.
Westbrook, Russell, or Irving: Who provides the best value?
NBA.com Philippines writer Polo Bustamante looks at three starting point guards to find out which player is a bargain at his current salary.
Winners and losers from the James Harden trade
Philly finally moved James Harden to LA. Who benefited from the trade?
The Rundown: Luka gets triple-double, Steph comes up clutch
Luka Doncic notched a triple-double in the Mavs’ win, while Steph Curry exploded for 41 to steer the Warriors.
2023-24 NBA Season Preview: Toronto Raptors
The Raptors will look to Scottie Barnes and Pascal Siakam to lead the way this season.
2023-24 NBA Season Preview: Portland Trail Blazers
With Damian Lillard gone, a new era begins in Portland.
2023-24 NBA Season Preview: New Orleans Pelicans
Will the Pelicans finally get a full season with Zion Williamson?
2023-24 NBA Season Preview: Sacramento Kings
Will the Kings continue to light the beam this season?
2023-24 NBA Season Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves
It may be time for Minnesota to hand Anthony Edwards the keys.
2023-24 NBA Season Preview: Atlanta Hawks
How far can Trae Young and the Hawks fly this season?
2023-24 NBA Season Preview: New York Knicks
Can Brunson lead the Knicks to a top four berth this season?
2023-24 NBA Season Preview: Detroit Pistons
Pistons guards Jaden Ivey and Cade Cunningham enter the 2023-24 season with elevated expectations.
2023-24 NBA Season Preview: Memphis Grizzlies
With Ja Morant out for a huge chunk of the season, how will things pan out for the Grizzlies?
New NBA show ‘1 of 1’ premieres Oct. 5 on NBA TV Philippines
'1 of 1' examines ultra-rare and super unique NBA players, coaches, teams, and moments.
NBA players who showed out at the FIBA World Cup
NBA.com Philippines writer Polo Bustamante highlights three players who had an impressive run at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.
The 2014-15 Hawks that surprised the league
NBA.com Philippines writer Polo Bustamante looks back on the Atlanta Hawks who had a stellar 2014-15 season.
How the '09 Magic ignited the 3-point revolution
The Dwight Howard-led Orlando Magic thrived in the late 2000s using a strategy that involved a lot of spacing and shooting.
WNBA Weekly Wrap: Liberty on a hot streak
The Aces have been the best team in the league this season. But the hottest team in the league right now is the New York Liberty.
How good were the T-Mac and Yao Ming Rockets?
Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming formed a formidable duo for the Rockets in the mid- to late 2000s but they never really reached their full potential.
When the Wizards had Arenas, Jamison, and Butler
In the mid-2000s, the Wizards made some noise behind their star trio of Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison, and Caron Butler.
WNBA Weekly Wrap: Wings stun Aces, Stewie erupts for 43 points
The Dallas Wings handed the Las Vegas Aces their second loss of the season. Breanna Stewart delivered a 43-point performance against the Phoenix Mercury.
Can 2023 Las Vegas Aces be the GOAT?
It’s still early in the season, but the Las Vegas Aces seem on pace to become the greatest WNBA team of all time.
Winners and losers of 2023 NBA Draft
Another draft, another crop of talent entering the league. Who were the winners and losers of the NBA Draft?
NBA Draft: Biggest needs for top 10 teams
With the 2023 NBA Draft coming up, here are the biggest needs of the top 10 teams in the draft.
Under the radar no more
Winning the championship will finally give the Denver Nuggets the recognition they deserve.
Gordon is so important to the Nuggets
It's no secret - Aaron Gordon is thriving in Denver.
The Rundown: Nuggets take commanding 3-1 lead
The Nuggets are now a win away from the NBA championship.
Possible landing spots for Chris Paul
Chris Paul’s future with the Suns is uncertain. Which teams would be a great fit if Phoenix ultimately decides to waive him?
NBA Finals preview: Gear up for Nuggets vs. Heat
This interesting matchup between the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat is the NBA Finals series no one saw coming.
WNBA Weekly Wrap: Aces up 4-0, Delle Donne off to impressive start
The Aces are now the only undefeated team in the league. Elena Delle Donne looks like she’s back to her old self with her explosive performances.
Celebrating the Nuggets’ historic feat
The Nuggets have come a long way from the time they last faced the Lakers in the West Finals in 2020.
2023 NBA Draft Lottery: Winners and losers
The order of NBA Draft picks is set. Who are the winners and losers of this year’s sweepstakes?
Championship window closing on the Suns
Next season will be the ultimate test for the Suns as they give the Kevin Durant-Devin Booker show another go along with a new coach.
Playoff Jokic flying under the radar
Nikola Jokic’s superhuman performances in the playoffs have not been getting the same kind of attention that other superstars are getting.
The Suns’ success hinges on KD and Book
Are the points from Devin Booker and Kevin Durant enough to carry the Suns past the Nuggets?
Suns need to amp up defense to bounce back
The Suns’ overall defensive effort has been underwhelming in the playoffs so far.
Clippers fall short of pre-season expectations
The Clippers came into the season as West favorites but injuries to their superstars doomed their season once more.
New and improved Cavs bullied in the playoffs
The Cavaliers showed a lot of potential in the regular season but their weaknesses got exposed in the postseason.
Timberwolves might be better off with Edwards leading
The twin-towers experiment the Timberwolves did this season blew up in their faces.
2023 NBA Playoffs: Nuggets vs. Suns preview
Nikola Jokic and the top-seeded Denver Nuggets will face Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, and the Phoenix Suns.
How Jaren Jackson Jr. and Lauri Markkanen made the leap
The rise of Jaren Jackson, Jr. and Lauri Markkanen this season earned them the Defensive Player of the Year and Most Improved Player awards, respectively.
A new alpha in Minnesota
If the Timberwolves want to reach the next level, they’ll have to continue to let Anthony Edwards be the pack leader.
Cavaliers need to solve offensive woes
Even with gunners like Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland, the Cavaliers still lack offensive production from everyone else on the roster.
Allow Jamal Murray to reintroduce himself
Jamal Murray was insanely good back in the 2020 Bubble. Unfortunately for the Timberwolves, that dude is back.
Knicks bully Cavs in series opener
Brunson and the Knicks bullied the Cavs into changing their defensive game plan.
Pelicans, Thunder over achieve this season
Despite not making the playoffs, the Pelicans and Thunder showed that they can compete with the top teams in the league.
2023 NBA Playoffs: Nuggets vs. Timberwolves preview
Can Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets assert their dominance? Or can the Timberwolves capitalize on their size to pull off an upset?
Storylines to watch in the 2023 NBA Playoffs (Part 2)
It’s time for playoff basketball! NBA.com Philippines writer highlights one interesting storyline for each series.
Storylines to watch in the 2023 NBA Playoffs (Part 1)
It’s time for playoff basketball! NBA.com Philippines writer highlights one interesting storyline for each series. Here's part one.
2023 NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers vs. Knicks preview
The fourth-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers take on the fifth-seeded New York Knicks in the first round.
Play-In Tournament picks: Who will qualify in the East?
The Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks, Toronto Raptors, and Chicago Bulls will be vying for the last two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.
The Rundown: Wolves, Jazz, Clippers earn wins
The Wolves took down the Spurs, the Jazz held off the Nuggets, and the Clippers scored a victory over the Trail Blazers.
How a Laker fan feels about Sacramento’s impressive season
From disdain to admiration, NBA.com Philippines writer Polo Bustamante shares his feelings on the Sacramento Kings’ rise from a point of view of a Laker fan.
Extra Pass: Lakers, Clippers gear up for all-important clash
Catch the Lakers as they try to extend their winning run against the Clippers live at 10:00 AM on NBA TV Philippines or via livestream on NBA League Pass.
The Rundown: Heat, Pelicans score crucial wins
Jimmy Butler and the Heat turned back the Mavericks, while the Pelicans held off the Clippers.
Extra Pass: Booker, Suns hope to take down Wolves
You can catch this battle with several playoff implications between the Minnesota and Phoenix live at 10:00 AM on NBA League Pass.
The Rundown: Bulls spoil LeBron’s return, Wolves beat Warriors
The Bulls took down the Lakers, the Wolves got even with the Warriors as the battle for playoff spots continue to get heated.
Extra Pass: Cavs take on slumping Nets
Watch the Nets and Cavs vie for an all-important win live at 7:30 AM on NBA League Pass.
The Rundown: Celtics knock down Kings
The Celtics ended their road trip with a win over one of the top teams in the Western Conference.
Extra Pass: Clippers look to pounce on Lillard, Blazers
The Clippers aim to go back to their winning ways as they face the skidding Trail Blazers.
The Rundown: Pacers pull off upset win over Bucks
The Pacers relied on a balanced attack to take down one of the top teams in the East.
‘Hoops Paradise’: Getting love from the Philippines
The fourth episode of ‘Hoops Paradise’ revolves around NBA players and their memorable visits to the Philippines.
The Rundown: Knicks put an end to Lakers’ streak
The Knicks finally recovered from a three-game skid as Julius Randle and RJ Barrett led their team past the Lakers.
The Rundown: Curry waxes hot in OT win over Bucks
Steph Curry came up clutch in the fourth quarter and overtime as the Warriors fended off the Bucks.
Muggsy Bogues continues to inspire players to dream big
Muggsy Bogues, the shortest player to ever play in the NBA, did not let his size get in the way of fulfilling his dream. His mission is to inspire kids to do the same.
Extra Pass: Heat looking to stop Cavs
You can watch this battle for playoff seeding between the Cavs and Heat live at 8:30 AM on NBA League Pass.
League Pass power rankings: The Bucks are wreaking havoc
The Milwaukee Bucks are one of the hottest teams in the league, making them a must-watch every time they play.
Extra Pass: Sliding Pelicans hoping to topple Kings
Catch these two West playoff hopefuls battle it out, live on NBA League Pass at 11:00 AM.
How Westbrook, Love, Beverley, Jackson are fitting in
NBA.com Philippines writer Polo Bustamante reports on these four buyout players and how they’re impacting their respective teams.
Extra Pass: Clippers seek first win with Westbrook
Russell Westbrook and the Clippers hope to get a victory when they take on the Warriors tomorrow.
The Rundown: Knicks grab sixth straight win at Celtics’ expense
The Knicks continue to be on a roll, cruising to a win against the Celtics, who relinquished the league’s top spot to the Bucks after the loss.
Extra Pass: Can Kings stop Clippers in Westbrook’s debut?
The Kings are looking to put an end to the Clippers’ two-game winning streak.
Three ideas to spice up All-Star Weekend
NBA.com Philippines writer Polo Bustamante shares his ideas on how to make the NBA All-Star Weekend even more exciting.
The Rundown: Mac McClung steals show in dunk contest
Along with McClung, Team Jazz and Damian Lillard also emerged as winners in the Skills Challenge and 3-Point Shootout, respectively.
Extra Pass: Mavs hope to figure things out vs. Nuggets
Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving have yet to notch a victory together since they acquired the latter from the Brooklyn Nets.
The Rundown: Timberwolves survive Mavs’ comeback, Lillard hits Lakers with 40
The Timberwolves were able to hold off the Mavericks, while Damian Lillard scored 40 points in their win over the Lakers.
NBA trade deadline winners and losers
Now that the trade deadline has passed, it’s time to assess who came out as winners and losers from all those deals.
Extra Pass: Bucks eye 10th straight win
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks hope to get their 10th win in a row tomorrow against the Clippers.
The Rundown: Kyrie Irving scores 24 in Mavs debut
Kyrie Irving dazzled in his first game with the Mavericks with 24 points and five assists.
Four players set for All-Star debut
Gilgeous-Alexander, Haliburton, Markkanen, and Jackson Jr. are ready to make a splash in their first All-Star Game appearance.
Extra Pass: Kings hope to get back on track vs. Pelicans
You can catch these two West playoff hopefuls battle it out live at 8:00 AM on NBA TV Philippines or NBA League Pass.
‘Stew York’: Liberty locked and loaded
The New York Liberty become instant title contenders with the addition of Breanna Stewart.
The Rundown: Timberwolves beat Warriors in OT; Lillard fires 42
D'Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards took over down the stretch as the Timberwolves outlasted the Warriors. Damian Lillard’s hot streak continues against the Grizzlies.
League Pass power rankings: Warriors back on the radar
The Warriors aren’t as fun as they used to be but they’re still one team we should keep tabs on.
Extra Pass: Irving, Nets look to pounce on superstar-less Lakers
How will the Lakers fare without LeBron and AD? Watch the Nets host the Lakers, live at 8:30 AM on NBA TV Philippines or NBA League Pass.
The Rundown: Splash Brothers dominate Raptors
Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 64 points as the Warriors defeated the Raptors.
How the Hachimura trade impacts the Lakers and Wizards
Will Rui Hachimiura be the answer to the Lakers’ issues? What do the Wizards get out of the trade?
Extra Pass: Lakers take on Clippers
It’ll be an intercity affair when the Lakers face the Clippers tomorrow.
The Rundown: 76ers down Kings for 5th straight win
Even without Joel Embiid and James Harden, the 76ers managed to stun the Kings and snap their six-game win streak.
Three things I was wrong about
NBA.com Philippines writer Polo Bustamante admits he had misconceptions about two players and one team.
Extra Pass: Undermanned Pelicans battle Heat
CJ McCollum will lead the shorthanded Pelicans tomorrow against the Heat.
The Rundown: Embiid lifts 76ers past Lakers
Joel Embiid showed up in the clutch again as the Sixers beat the Lakers, spoiling LeBron James’ 38K-point milestone.
Extra Pass: All eyes on LeBron-Luka duel
LeBron James’ Lakers take on Luka Doncic’s Dallas Mavericks tomorrow.
The Rundown: Bucks stop Knicks’ four-game win streak
The Bucks rallied back from 17 points down to steal the win in Madison Square Garden.
New Year, New You: NBA stars who reinvented themselves
Russell Westbrook, Marcus Smart, and Brook Lopez are just a few of the NBA stars who embraced new roles this season.
The Rundown: Fox’s game-winner lifts Kings past Jazz
Lauri Markkanen’s potential game-winning 3 was a bit too late, allowing the De’Aaron Fox and the Kings to escape the Jazz.
Extra Pass: Can Pelicans keep momentum going vs. Grizzlies?
Zion Williamson and the Pelicans hope to extend their win streak to six games tomorrow.
The Rundown: Kings down Nuggets, Pelicans reclaim West top seed
The Pelicans bagged their fourth straight win to move up to No. 1 in the West, as the Nuggets lost to the Kings.
League Pass power rankings: Jokic makes Nuggets a fun watch
Whether the Nuggets are the best team in the league is up for debate. What we do know is that Nikola Jokic makes them the best team to watch right now.
Extra Pass: Tune in to Sixers-Knicks on Christmas
The Sixers and Knicks open up the NBA Christmas Day festivities when they tip-off at 1:00 AM, live on NBA League Pass.
The Rundown: Pelicans win behind McCollum’s 40-point masterpiece
With Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson out, CJ McCollum did the heavy lifting to lead the Pelicans to a win over the Spurs.
Extra Pass: Zion-Giannis show coming right up
The New Orleans-Milwaukee game will be live at 9:00 AM on NBA League Pass.
The Rundown: Kyrie nails game-winner, Nets win 4th straight
Kyrie Irving knocked down a triple at the buzzer to help the Nets grab their fourth win in a row.
More awards the NBA could give out
The NBA recently renamed awards and revealed new ones that honor the legends of the league. NBA.com Philippines writer Polo Bustamante has a few fictional ones in mind.
Extra Pass: Can Lakers add to Celtics’ woes?
The Lakers have their hands full against the Celtics, who are coming off two straight losses.
Extra Pass: Can Lakers end skid vs. Pistons?
The Lakers can get back to their winning ways tomorrow against the Pistons.
Throwback 3s: Ray Allen, Glenn Robinson, and Sam Cassell
Once upon a time, the trio of Ray Allen, Glenn Robinson Jr., and Sam Cassell made the Milwaukee Bucks a dangerous team in the league.
Extra Pass: Best of the East vs. best of the West
The Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns, the top two teams in their respective conferences, meet tomorrow on NBA TV Philippines.
The Rundown: Leonard hits game-winner in return vs. Hornets
Back like he never left, Kawhi Leonard delivers the most crucial shot for the Clippers.
It’s time to stop hating on Anthony Davis
NBA.com Philippines’ Polo Bustamante tells us why his support for Anthony Davis never wavered despite all the struggles and injuries.
Extra Pass: Mavericks trying for two wins in a row
The Mavericks hope to get their second straight victory when they take on the young and depleted Pistons tomorrow.
The Rundown: Pacers’ Nembhard delivers game-winner vs. Lakers
Andrew Nembhard hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to allow the Pacers to complete a come-from-behind win against the Lakers.
Extra Pass: Can Bucks stop Cavs in Central Division showdown?
The top two teams in the Central Division go head-to-head tomorrow on NBA TV Philippines.
The Rundown: Kings keep rolling with 7th straight win
The Sacramento Kings continued their hot streak by extending their winning streak to seven games.
League Pass power rankings: Keep your eye on the Celtics
If you like offense, the Boston Celtics are a must-watch team right now.
Extra Pass: Warriors looking for first road win vs. Rockets
The Warriors hope to end their woes on the road when they face the Rockets tomorrow.
The Rundown: O’Neale’s putback helps Nets escape Blazers
The Nets survived the West’s best team after Royce O’Neale made a tip-in with 0.7 seconds left.
Extra Pass: Doncic, Mavericks collide with Clippers
Luka Doncic and the Mavericks hope to win their second straight game when they play the Clippers tomorrow on NBA TV Philippines.
Three players thriving on new teams
Let’s take a look at three players who have been performing well with their new squads.
Extra Pass: Lakers, Clippers in battle of LA
The Lakers and Clippers rekindle their rivalry tomorrow on NBA TV Philippines.
The Rundown: Grant’s game-winner lifts Blazers past Suns
Jerami Grant knocked down a shot at the buzzer to help the Blazers escape the Suns.
Extra Pass: Can Cavaliers get repeat win over Celtics?
The Cavaliers are putting their five-game winning streak on the line in a rematch against the Celtics.
The Rundown: Lakers grab first win; Doncic pours 44 over Magic
The Lakers finally got into the W column at the expense of the Nuggets. Luka Doncic delivers a 44-point masterpiece against the Magic.
Extra Pass: Bucks eyeing 3-0 start, take on Nets
Milwaukee is putting its perfect record on the line against a tough East rival.
Winners and losers of Week 1
Let’s take a look at the big winners and losers of the first week of the new season.
The Rundown: Lillard, Simons lead Blazers past Nuggets
Damian Lillard dropped 31 and Anfernee Simons caught fire in the third quarter as the Trail Blazers moved up to 4-0.
League Pass power rankings: Morant’s Grizzlies are a must-stream team
Games have been entertaining to start the season. Here are some of the interesting teams you should be watching.
Extra Pass: Warriors host Nuggets in playoff rematch
Denver is looking to avenge last season’s playoff elimination at the hands of Golden State on NBA TV Philippines via Smart GigaPlay.
The Rundown: Warriors, Celtics open new season with statement wins
The Warriors dominated the Lakers right after receiving their championship rings, while Tatum and Brown powered the Celtics over the Sixers.
Hype is Real: Time for Sixers to buckle down
As things finally settle in Philly, the 76ers are focused on simply winning basketball games.
Hype is Real: Suns hoping continuity is key
Phoenix is out to prove that the team that set the franchise record for wins is for real.
Hype is Real: Blazers get Lillard some help
The Portland Trail Blazers want to show Damian Lillard that it’s winning time.
Overreacting to NBA preseason games
The best time to overreact to everything happening in the NBA is during the preseason.
Hype is Real: Wizards looking to start winning
With their franchise player Bradley Beal secured, Washington is looking to finally take a step forward.
Hype is Real: Pistons’ youth movement continues
This season is an opportunity for the Pistons’ young players to make huge leaps.
Hype is Real: Expectations high for the Dallas Mavericks
There are a lot of things to be optimistic about Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks this season.
Chelsea Gray delivers Aces to promised land
Gray cemented her status as the league’s premier point guard after leading the Aces in the Finals.
New Opportunity All-Stars
These five players have been placed in a position to break out next season because of new opportunities given to them.
The Rundown: Aces dominate Sun to go up 2-0
The Aces refused to let the Sun leave Las Vegas with a win.
The Sky come crashing down
The extended Cinderella run by the Chicago Sky ended abruptly at the hands of the Connecticut Sun.
Revisiting the 2012 Thunder and their KD-Westbrook-Harden trio
The Oklahoma City Thunder had a ton of potential in 2012, reaching the NBA Finals behind their young Big 3 of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden.
A look back at the 2020 Bubble Lakers
It wasn’t the ideal situation but LeBron, AD, and company got the job done at the Disney Bubble in Orlando.
Throwback Transactions: How the 'Seven Seconds or Less' Suns were born
Steve Nash became a legendary game-changer during his second run with the Phoenix Suns.
2022 WNBA semifinals preview: Chicago Sky vs. Connecticut Sun
The Sky and the Sun continue their rivalry in the playoffs as they both vie for a spot in the 2022 WNBA Finals.
In honor of Russell: Jersey No. 6 All-Star Team
Bill Russell made jersey No. 6 iconic. Here are the best players to rock the same number.
Breaking down the WNBA MVP battle
The race to the WNBA MVP is down to two players, Breanna Stewart and A’ja Wilson. Who deserves to take home the crown as the league’s best player?
Throwback transactions: The moves that made ‘Deee-troit Basketball’
The Detroit Pistons wouldn’t have won the 2004 NBA Championship if they didn’t make a couple of shrewd moves.
Advanced Magic: A look back at the ‘95 Orlando Magic
Back in 1995, the Magic were young and brash. They were also a team ahead of their time.
Changing of the Guard: Next stars in line post-Bird-Taurasi era
Sabrina Ionescu, Arike Ogunbowale, and Rhyne Howard are ready to step into the big shoes that will be left by Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi.
A’ja Wilson’s bag of scoring tricks runs deep
When it comes to putting the ball into the basket, nobody has done it better this season than A’ja Wilson.
Three Cents: Current players who play like Penny Hardaway
Here are three players that have the same kind of magic that the Orlando All-Star point guard had.
WNBA Wrap: Seattle storming up the standings
The Seattle Storm reloaded and are aiming to reclaim their spot at the top of the standings.
Grading the Lakers’ free agency moves
The Lakers are filling out their roster with interesting offseason additions.
Teams that need to make moves this offseason
Making a major roster move this offseason is absolutely necessary for these five teams.
Winners and losers of the 2022 NBA Draft
NBA.com Philippines writer Polo Bustamante gives a rundown of the 2022 NBA Draft, which delivered a little bit of everything.
Winners and losers of the 2022 NBA Finals
The Curry-Thompson-Green core came out as big winners, in more ways than one.
Andrew Wiggins’ growth with the Warriors is undeniable
Game 5 was further proof that the right situation changed the course of Andrew Wiggins’ career.
Leading the way: Jimmy Alapag takes on a new mission
Jimmy Alapag aims to be an inspiration for young coaches and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
WNBA Wrap: Mercury rise into the playoff picture
Phoenix strung together three straight wins last week to claim the eighth spot in the standings.
Celtics went back to their roots in Game 3
The Celtics bullied the Warriors by being aggressive on both ends of the floor to take a 2-1 series lead.
NBA player comparisons for Kai Sotto
Kai Sotto can model his game and NBA journey after these three NBA players.
Warriors teach Celtics lesson on sustainability
Golden State leaned on their tried and tested formula led by Steph Curry and Draymond Green to win Game 2.
NBA Finals preview: Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics
The Warriors proved that they’re the best in the West. The Celtics took down the top team in the East to advance. These two teams will now battle it out for the NBA title.
Kai Sotto modeling game after Nikola Jokic and Giannis Antetokounmpo
NBA Draft hopeful Kai Sotto is looking at two MVP-level players for inspiration.
Surprise players in the NBA Conference Finals
Here are five players who have come out of nowhere to give their teams a boost in the 2022 NBA Conference Finals.
Kai Sotto gears up for team workouts before 2022 NBA Draft
Kai is putting in serious work as he prepares to showcase his skills to NBA teams heading into the 2022 NBA Draft.
Tito Jimmy is still a bucket
NBA titos should be cheering for Jimmy Butler, a superstar they can truly relate to.
Sixers creating the wrong kind of playoff tradition
Playoff flameouts are becoming a habit for Joel Embiid, James Harden, Doc Rivers, and the Philadelphia 76ers.
Series preview: Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics
The top two teams in the East face off in the conference finals. Here's a breakdown of the matchup.
Sweet revenge for Jason Kidd and Luka Doncic
It’s poetic that Jason Kidd and Luka Doncic teamed up to eliminate the Phoenix Suns in this year’s playoffs.
Holiday mode: The true value of Jrue
NBA.com Philippines writers Polo Bustamante and Miguel Flores examine how vital Jrue Holiday is to the Bucks in the series against the Celtics
Nikola Jokic: The center of attention
Nikola Jokic is changing the game and, at the same time, bringing back the value of the center position.
Tyler Herro has no limits
It didn’t matter if he was coming off the bench, Tyler Herro was a huge part of the Heat’s rise to the top of the East.
Welcome to the Poole Party
Jordan Poole is giving us a glimpse of the Warriors’ future with an impressive playoff run.
How CP3 dominated the Mavs in Game 2
Chris Paul put on another masterful performance to help the Suns take a 2-0 lead over the Mavs.
Is it time to break up the Jazz band?
After another playoff flameout, the Jazz need to answer some hard questions in the offseason.
Kai Sotto gearing up for 2022 NBA Draft
Kai Sotto reiterates his commitment to the Gilas program but for now his focus shifts to the 2022 NBA Draft.
Bulls and Raptors show how playoff teams are built
The Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors are trending upwards after a return to the playoffs this season.
Hawks still need to learn how to fly
The Hawks go back to the drawing board after taking a step back this season.
Three teams that could be a great fit for Kai Sotto
Which NBA teams best fit Kai Sotto? Here are three possible options.
Scottie Barnes does all the little winning things
Scottie Barnes is a jack of all trades who’s mastered the art of winning in his rookie year.
The Rundown: Celtics sweep the Nets
Boston holds off Brooklyn to close out the series in four games.
The Rundown: Grizzlies mount comeback for series lead
Memphis took a 2-1 series lead after an exciting 26-point comeback against the Timberwolves in Game 3.
The LeBron James guide to the 2022 NBA Playoffs
Here are three first-round series that famous NBA “fan” LeBron James is probably watching.
Series preview: Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets
It’s a rematch of last year’s first round series with the roles reversed. The Boston Celtics are now the favorites over the Brooklyn Nets.
The Rundown: Steph Curry returns in Golden State’s Game 1 win
Steph Curry’s return, combined with Jordan Poole’s hot shooting, sparked the Warriors as they blew out the Nuggets in Game 1.
Series preview: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
The Timberwolves survived the Play-In Tournament to set up a date with the much-improved Grizzlies in the first round.
Play-In Tournament: Who gets the final two playoff spots in the West?
The West matchups are set with the No. 7 Timberwolves taking on the No. 8 Clippers, and the No. 9 Pelicans battling the No. 10 Spurs.
The Rundown: Ja Morant returns, lifts Grizzlies to win over Pelicans
After 3 weeks of absence, Ja Morant is back like he never left. He drops 21 points and nine assists in the Grizzlies’ win.
Extra Pass: Suns look to bounce back vs. Jazz
The Phoenix Suns and the Utah Jazz – two playoff-bound teams – face off on NBA TV Philippines, via Smart GigaPlay.
The Rundown: Lakers out of playoff race
The Lakers were eliminated from the Play-In Tournament after a loss to the Suns and a win by the Spurs.
Nightly Notable: Luka Doncic | Dec. 3 (PHT)
Luka Doncic finished with 36 points, 15 rebounds and 18 assists in a loss against the Thunder.
The Fast Break | Dec. 3 (PHT)
Catch up on all the best action from 12 games of NBA action on this edition of The Fast Break.
Top Plays | Dec. 3 (PHT)
LeBron James turns back the clock to land at the top spot in Saturday's NBA Top 10 Plays.
The Fast Break | Nov. 30 (PHT)
Get up to date on what went down during a seven game NBA night with the Fast Break.
Top 10 Plays | Nov. 30 (PHT)
Check out the best plays from Wednesday night in the NBA with the Top 10!
Nightly Notable: Nikola Jokic | Nov. 30 (PHT)
Nikola Jokic finishes with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists in a win over the Houston Rockets.
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