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OKC Thunder Routs LA Lakers in Game 1 of Western Conference Semifinals

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 | Basketball, SPORTS with No Comments »
OKC Thunder Forward Kevin Durant

OKC Thunder Forward Kevin Durant
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The Oklahoma City Thunder had a 29-point victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Semifinals on Monday, May 14, 2012, according to NBA.com. OKC Thunder routs the LA Lakers, 119-90, at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK.

Russell Westbrook led OKC with a near triple-double, 27 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant scored 25 points for the Thunder.

Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum scored 20 points apiece for the Lakers.

The Thunder took a 15-point halftime lead, opened the third quarter with a 15-2 blitz filled with crowd-pleasing 3-pointers and dunks, and never looked back. The final margin ended up being the fourth-largest in the history of the Oklahoma City franchise, including its years in Seattle.

The Lakers loss matched the 12th-largest defeat in LA postseason history, and the sixth worst of Bryant’s career. Three of those losses came in close-out games when L.A. was done for the series. Once was the start of a four-game sweep. The other two times, the Lakers came back to win the next game – both during their run to the 2000 NBA title.

LeBron James, NBA MVP Leads Heat win vs Pacers in East Semis Game 1

Monday, May 14th, 2012 | Basketball, SPORTS with No Comments »
LeBron James

LeBron James receives 2012 KIA NBA MVP
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Three-time NBA MVP LeBron James scored 32 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to lead the Miami Heat to victory over the Indiana Pacers, 95-86, in Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinal series on Sunday, May 13, 2012, according to NBA.com. Before the game, James was presented his third NBA MVP trophy by Commissioner David Stern during a pregame ceremony at the American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL.

Dwyane Wade scored 29 points for the Heat while Chris Bosh added 13 points for Miami despite leaving the game late in the first half due to a lower abdominal injury.

Miami outscored Indiana 25-16 in the fourth quarter with Wade and James scoring 22 of those points.

David West and Roy Hibbert each scored 17 points for Indiana. Darren Collison and George Hill had 10 points each for the Pacers. Danny Granger shot 1 for 10 from the field and scored only seven points for the Pacers.

Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers will be played on Tuesday, May 15 at the American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL.

LeBron James Wins 2012 KIA NBA MVP, Third Most Valuable Player Award in Four Seasons

Saturday, May 12th, 2012 | Basketball, SPORTS with 3 Comments
2012 KIA NBA MVP: Lebron James

LeBron James Wins 2012 KIA NBA MVP
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LeBron James of the Miami Heat won the 2012 KIA NBA MVP award, according to the latest NBA headline news at NBA.com on Friday, May 11, 2012. James is winning the NBA MVP award for the third time in four seasons.
Reports say that the MVP votes will be revealed on Saturday.
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UAAP Season 74 Finals Result: Ateneo wins 4-peat vs FEU in Game 2, 82-69

Saturday, October 1st, 2011 | Basketball, NEWS, Philippines, SPORTS with No Comments »
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UAAP Season 74
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Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) Blue Eagles defeated the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws, 82-69, in Game 2 of the 2011 UAAP Season 74 Finals to claim its fourth UAAP Men’s basketball championship on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the Araneta Coliseum. The win by Ateneo versus FEU completed their historic 4-peat in the UAAP men’s basketball by sweeping the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws in the Season 74 Finals.

The Blue Eagles swept the Tamaraws, 2-0, in their best-of-three title series. Ateneo won game 1 over FEU, 82-64.

Ateneo vs FEU UAAP Season 74 Finals
Ateneo wins UAAP Season 74 Finals vs FEU
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The 2011 UAAP Championship is Ateneo’s fourth straight title under head coach Norman Black. They first won the UAAP men’s basketball crown with Black in 2008.

UAAP Season 74 Finals Schedule: Ateneo vs FEU Game 2 Live on ABS-CBN

Saturday, October 1st, 2011 | Basketball, NEWS, Philippines, SPORTS with No Comments »

Game 2 of the 2011 UAAP Season 74 Finals between Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) Blue Eagles and Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws will be aired live on ABS-CBN, at 3 p.m. today, October 1, 2011.

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UAAP Season 74 Finals: Ateneo vs FEU
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Ateneo, shooting for its fourth straight UAAP Men’s Basketball Championship under head coach Norman Black, leads the best-of-three series versus FEU.

The Blue Eagles took game one of the UAAP finals through the heroics and perfect game of Nico Salva.

Game two of the UAAP Season 74 finals will be played at the Araneta Coliseum after the awarding ceremonies at 1 p.m..

ABS-CBN has cancelled its usual Saturday shows that include “E-Live” and “Failon Ngayon” to give way for the live coverage of the UAAP Season 74 Finals.

The Ateneo vs FEU game 2 was scheduled last Saturday, September 24. However, it was postponed due to Typhoon Pedring.

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