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Kai Sotto unsuccessful in NBA Draft

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  MANILA – The Filipinos’ hope to see a homegrown player get drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA) remains a dream after seven-foot-three wunderkind Kai Sotto was left undrafted in the 2022 edition of the league’s annual draft on Friday (Philippine Time) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Adelaide 36er was not … Continue reading

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Fil-Am Spoelstra included in NBA’s 15 greatest coaches

NBA announces 15 greatest coaches in league history ANKARA (Anadolu/PNA) – NBA announced its 15 greatest coaches on Wednesday as part of celebrations for its 75th anniversary season. The list was compiled by votes from 43 current and former NBA head coaches along with the National Basketball Coaches Association and Executive Director David Fogel. The list … Continue reading

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Toronto Raptors to reduce seating capacity by half as anti-Covid measure

ANKARA – The Toronto Raptors – the only Canada-based NBA franchise – said that they will reduce home-game seating capacity by 50 percent as part of the anti-coronavirus measures. “Capacities at Scotiabank Arena (Raptors’ home court) will be reduced to fifty per cent effective Saturday,” the Raptors said on Twitter on Wednesday. Earlier this week, the … Continue reading

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Bucks end NBA title drought

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno   (Photo courtesy of Anadolu) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Milwaukee’s 50-year wait for a National Basketball Association (NBA) title ended on a historic 50-point outing from Giannis Antetokounmpo. Antetokounmpo’s sensational performance led the Bucks to a title-clinching 105-98 win over the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at the … Continue reading

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Bucks get one back at Suns

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  (Photo courtesy of Anadolu) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Milwaukee Bucks issued a huge statement to the Phoenix Suns that they are still in the championship running through a 120-100 win in Game 3 of the National Basketball Association Finals on Monday (Philippine Time) at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. Milwaukee … Continue reading

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Suns take NBA Finals opener

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno   Chris Paul (Photo courtesy of Anadolu) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Chris Paul sizzled in his first NBA Finals game, and the Phoenix Suns clamped down the Milwaukee Bucks, 118-105, in Game 1 of the championship series at the Phoenix Suns Arena on Wednesday (Philippine Time). In his highly-anticipated Finals debut, Paul became the … Continue reading

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Suns take 2-0 lead over Clippers with Ayton’s winning dunk

  ANKARA (Anadolu/PNA)– The Phoenix Suns sealed a 104-103 win over the Los Angeles Clippers thanks to Deandre Ayton’s winning dunk on late Tuesday. Ayton’s game-winning tip-in through Jae Crowder’s pass with 0.7 seconds remaining gave the Suns a 2-0 series lead at the Western Conference finals. Cameron Payne scored a career-high 29 points, Ayton posted … Continue reading