TORONTO, Canada (AFP) - Defending champion Golden State needed Andre Iguodala’s clutch 3-pointer with seven seconds remaining Sunday to hold off Toronto 109-104 and lift the Warriors level in the NBA Finals.
TORONTO, Canada, (AFP) - Stephen Curry’s record-shattering 3-point shooting and Golden State’s run to five consecutive NBA Finals have transformed basketball with more long shots, versatile playmakers and switching defensive schemes.
“For me it's bigger than basketball and every night I go out there, I have a bigger purpose and I play for something bigger than just basketball,” Siakam said. “That's what makes it special that every night I'm out there, no matter the result, no matter how many points I score, I'm playing for something bigger than myself.”
TORONTO, Canada (AFP) – Confident despite losing their NBA Finals opener, the defending champion Golden State Warriors say they must hustle faster defensively and reduce mistakes to defeat the Toronto Raptors.
Trillo said there was a gentlemen’s agreement between Meralco and Dillinger that he will not be moving to any team after it relegated him to the unrestricted free agent (UFA) list to make room for new recruit Raymond Almazan on the injured/reserve list while the latter nursed a calf injury.
With Dondon Hontiveros back in its fold, San Miguel Beer looms as the overwhelming favorite to rule the four-team, month-long tournament presented and organized by UNTV through its president and CEO Dr. Daniel Razon in cooperation with Samahan ng mga Dating Propesyonal na Basketbolista ng Pilipinas Foundation Inc., (formerly PBA Legends Foundation).
“Based on the schedule we (SBP) submitted to the PBA, yun ang naka-calendar doon – practice games and a mini-tournament in Spain for the Gilas Pilipinas team,” said Panlilio after attending the regular board meeting of the league presided by chairman Ricky Vargas.
''We're playing an amazing team,'' Siakam said. ''They're the champions and we've just got to be ready. We won game one. We were very aggressive on defense and tried to make it tough for players to find open shots.
The Elite are probably reaping good results that they are in the thick of things at least this early in the elimination round, when four heavyweight teams that figured prominently in the last Philippine Cup have yet to plunge into action.
“I like the energy we’re coming in with for game one,” Curry said Wednesday. “We’ve been here before. We understand the hoopla and the pandemonium around the finals and how different things are when it comes to just the schedule and the vibe.
TORONTO, Canada (AFP) - Golden State All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins is “pain-free” after tearing a quad muscle last month but Warriors coach Steve Kerr is uncertain he will play in Thursday’s NBA Finals opener.
“Kaya ipinanganak itong PBA Legends Faceoff, nung nakita nila (UNTV) na maganda pa ring panoorin at makikita mo yung reception ng mga fans ay maganda, kaya nangyari itong faceoff na ito,” said tournament commissioner Fortunato ‘Atoy’ Co in Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at the Amelie Hotel-Manila.