Basketball

  • 76ers win a game before December for the first time since 2013

    They last won a game in November or December 1,085 days ago!

    The Philadelphia 76ers have been a terrible team by design for several years. As such, they were the owners of one of the saddest streaks in NBA history: They hadn’t won an NBA game in October or November since 2013.

  • A Filipino player gets to go to Stephen Curry's basketball camp after blocking his 3-pointer

    Whenever Stephen Curry shoots a three, it usually goes in. That’s the law of the universe that wrought his ridiculous season last year. Not so much during a scrimmage on Tuesday in Taiwan. Gian Mamuyac, who plays for the Philippines’ U-17 national team, managed to block Curry’s potential buzzer-beating three.

  • A ridiculous number of NBA records were broken in the 2016-17 season

    Triple-doubles, three-pointers, and a 70-point game. NBA offenses shattered records all over the place this year.

    For a year once thought to be a foregone conclusion—that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors would barrel through the other 28 teams on the way to the finals — this season has brought about some of the most inconceivable moments the NBA has ever seen.

  • Aces rout Elite, 109 to 95, seize share of early lead

    THE rampage continued for Alaska as it cruised its way to its second straight win, routing Blackwater, 109-95, to gain a share of the early lead in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Once again strutting his wares, Cory Jefferson paced the Aces with another solid double-double production of 28 points and 15 rebounds, totally outplaying his counterpart Greg Smith.

  • Adam Hanga will reportedly be joining the Spurs

    Looks like the team’s 2011 draft pick will finally be joining the club.

    Six years after being drafted by the San Antonio Spurs, EuroHoops has reported that Hungarian forward Adam Hanga will be coming to the NBA, .

    The 28-year-old was the 59th pick of the 2011 Draft, but decided to stay in Europe and had a very successful four-year career with Saski Baskonia in Spain, and is the reigning EuroLeague Defensive Player of the Year.

  • Adamson past UP in UAAP debut

    Rookie Jerrick Ahanmisi exploded for 28 points in his debut as the Adamson Soaring Falcons held off a late rally by the UP Fighting Maroons, 104-85, to open the UAAP Season 79 basketball tournament on Sunday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

  • Adamson survives FEU, 61-59, boosts semis bid

    THE Adamson Soaring Falcons boosted their Final Four push in Season 79 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), getting the better of erstwhile streaking Far Eastern University Tamaraws, 61-59, in opening action yesterday at the Fil-Oil Arena in San Juan City.

  • After going down 25 in Game 1 of 2017 WCF, the Warriors ended the series on a 477-388 run

    From down 25 to up 89 for the series is a 114 point swing! Whoa.

    With 7:05 left in the second quarter of Game 1 in the Western Conference Finals, the Warriors were in trouble. The Spurs, off to a blazing hot start, had come roaring out of the gates and slapped the Warriors in the face. A hard, meaningful slap. Right in the kisser. So, with 7:05 left in the second quarter, Kawhi Leonard was fouled by David West. He approached the foul line, sank the first shot. Sank the second. The Warriors were down by 25 points. At home. In Game 1.

  • Alan Williams’ dream job with Suns gets guaranteed a bit longer

    When the Phoenix Suns guaranteed the contract of local prep-to-pro Alan Williams for the 2016-17 season, lots of dreams came true at once.

  • Alaska Aces crush Elite

    The Alaska Aces exploited the absence of injured import Eric Dawson to destroy the Blackwater Elite 107-87 in the 2016 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup yesterday August 28 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. 

  • Alaska lists its 1st win

    NOW with a complete line-up in tow, Alaska showed everyone that it is back in full strength.

    The Aces finally listed their first victory of the season, coming from behind in the last few minutes and taking a hard-fought 95-84 victory over erstwhile league-leading GlobalPort in the 2016-17 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City last night.

    In his first game of the season after missing his team’s first two due to an injury, Calvin Abueva went right back to work with a vengeance, leading his team to triumph with a solid game with a double-double of 22 points and 11 boards to lead the Aces’ charge.

  • Alaska pads top 8 bid

    THE Alaska Aces padded their push for a top eight spot in the elimination round of the PBA Philippine Cup yesterday with a 107-91 victory over the Mahindra Floodbuster in a key match at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.

    Needing to win to keep in step with the pack racing to avoid being lumped in the bottom four teams that will be eliminated at the end of the classification phase, the Aces delivered accordingly, banking on their depth and experience when pushed to the wall by the resilient Floodbuster.

  • Alaska, Fuel Masters gun for second place

    THE battle for the No. 2 seed is bound to further intensify as Alaska Aces and the Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters figure in a crucial tussle in the homestretch of the elimination round of the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association.

    With several teams still in the running for the No. 2 ranking and the twice-to-beat incentive that comes with it, the battle between the Fuel Masters (6-4) and the Aces (5-4) at 7 p.m. at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City tonight will have a lot at stake.

  • Alaska, Phoenix gun for share of lead

    THE Alaska Aces and the Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters aim to gain a share of early tournament lead when they shoot for a second straight win against separate foes in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup.

    Following a very impressive showing in their opening game win, the Aces (1-0) are looking for a follow-up as they take on Blackwater Elite (0-1) this time around at 4:15 p.m. in the first game at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

  • Alaska, Star break deadlock

    THE Alaska Aces and the Star Hotshots, tied at seventh, battle out of their deadlock while cellar dwelling teams Meralco Bolts and Mahindra FloodBuster fight for survival.

    These four teams in the lower half of the team standings plunge into action with a sense of urgency as the homestretch of the elimination round in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup approaches.

  • Aldridge and Leonard lead Spurs over Bulls, 119-100

    The Spurs won their fifth Christmas Day game (out of 11 in franchise history) and their first since 2008 (over the Phoenix Suns) as they took care of the Chicago Bulls on Sunday afternoon in the AT&T Center.

    The two biggest stars on the team carried the bulk of the load for San Antonio as Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge had efficient nights while the team as a whole played well and shared the ball. The team finished with 30 assists on their 48 buckets.

  • Alex Stepheson Named as Commissioner’s Cup Import

    Meralco is bringing in the big guns for the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

    The Bolts signed 6-foot-10 Alex Stepheson to reinforce the squad for the second conference as they seek to exceed last year’s semifinal finish.

  • ALL - STAR PBA GAME 2016

    It’s going to be height versus speed when the South team battles the defending champion North today in the 27th edition of the PBA All-Star Game at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

  • All-NBA Teams 2017: Russell Westbrook, James Harden, LeBron James make first team

    Russell Westbrook edged out Stephen Curry for first-team honors after a record-breaking season. Meanwhile, Paul George missed out.

    The NBA announced its All-NBA first team on Thursday, and it features the players you’d expect to stand atop the league’s totem pole.

  • All-Star starter spot “I should be a starter,” Thomas

    On the eve of the announcement, Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas has a fresh batch of motivation after missing out on a starting spot with the Eastern Conference All-Star team when he lost a tie-breaker to DeMar DeRozan.

    Thomas wasn’t bashful when asked if he liked his chances to earn a starting role. “I should be a starter,” Thomas said. “But I can’t control that.”

    Thomas leads the East in scoring and is fourth in the NBA, averaging 28.7 points per game. Thirteen times this season he has scored at least 30 points. Not only is he leading the NBA in fourth-quarter scoring, but his average of 10.1 points per game in that frame is the best mark in the NBA over the past two decades.