Basketball

  • Meralco Signs Chris Lutz

    Though it will take time for him to make his debut in a Meralco jersey, Chris Lutz is elated with his new start.

    Joining the Bolts on Monday after being dropped to the unrestricted free agent pool by San Miguel, the 31-year-old swingman is excited on the prospects of rebooting his professional career.

  • Meralco Succumbs in Tight San Miguel Clash

    Meralco bowed to San Miguel late, 110-105 Wednesday in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

  • Meralco tries to go up 3-1 vs Barangay Ginebra

    GAINED the upper hand in the ongoing best-of-seven Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup finals last time around, the Meralco Bolts try to take a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings as they trek back to the court today for Game Four at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

  • Meralco withstands Blackwater, books semifinal slot

    Meralco Bolts made big baskets down the stretch to stave off the Blackwater Elite, 104-96, in their 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup do-or-die quarterfinals match, at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum Thursday night.

    Young guards Baser Amer and Garvo Lanete conspired to keep Meralco afloat early in the payoff period, before Allen Durham and Jared Dillinger took over in the final six minutes, hitting clutch shot after another to take out the Elite and set up semifinal date with the Star Hotshots.

  • Meralco, Star angle for better positions in QF

    ALREADY assured of spots in the quarterfinals (QF) of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup, the Meralco Bolts and Star Hotshots look to put themselves in better positions in the playoffs when they return to the floor today against also-ran opponents.

    The Bolts (7-2), in solo second spot at the moment, try to fortify their position in the top four, where a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarters awaits, when they collide against GlobalPort Batang Pier (3-7) in the 7 p.m. main game at the Mall of Asia Arena.

  • Meralco's Baser Amer continues to impress!

    Meralco's Baser Amer (left) continues to impress! He had 20 pts 6 rebs 8 assts 0 turnover in 26:43 mins as the Bolts crushed Blackwater 107-78 in the PBA Governors Cup at the Araneta.

  • Meralco's comeback win over Phoenix

    Allen Durham and Garvo Lanete combined for 60 points to get the Meralco Bolts back to their winning ways, grinding out a 107-104 victory over the Phoenix Fuel Masters on Friday night at Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

  • Meyers Leonard Destroys Phoenix Suns from the Arc

    Dave King from Bright Side of the Sun takes on Portland’s 113-104 victory over Phoenix.

    The Portland Trail Blazers powered past the Phoenix Suns in Game 4 of their 2017 preseason campaign tonight, led by Meyers Leonard shooting 5-6 from deep on his way to a team-high 17 points. You can watch highlights of the game in our Video Recap.

  • Miami Heat 90 Orlando Magic 93: Magic squeak by Heat in back-and-forth game

    The Magic we’re up-and-down all night, but pulled out a close one against the Heat in Orlando.

    Playing in their third preseason game of the season, the Orlando Magic welcomed their in-state rival Miami Heat to the Amway Center. Despite inconsistent play, the Magic snuck past the Heat, 93-90.

  • Miami Heat high on NBA Filipino Heritage Week

    ONE of the teams prominently featured in the first-ever Filipino Heritage Week in the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Miami Heat are taking it with much excitement and feel privileged to be part it.

    Currently ongoing until March 19, the Filipino Heritage Week has The Association celebrating Philippine culture with millions of Filipino fans around the world.

  • Miami Heat Trading Goran Dragic For John Wall?

    Washington Wizards' backcourt duo John Wall and Bradley Beal are in dispute. The pair is among the pillars of the team but couldn't get to agree all the time. Wall feels that his on-court relationship with Beal needs to be improved.

  • Michael Jordan praises Russell Westbrook’s loyalty at Oklahoma Hall of Fame induction

    Westbrook also touched on unifying the community during his speech.

    Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame late Thursday night with a ringing endorsement from NBA’s unanimous “GOAT,” Michael Jordan. In his comments, MJ praised the Thunder’s MVP candidate for his loyalty to the organization that drafted him.

    "Another thing you guys should be proud of is the sense of loyalty this kid has shown," said Jordan, who owns a majority stake in the Hornets. “He could've easily come to Charlotte. But he decided to stay here in Oklahoma.”

  • Michael Jordan releases statement on shootings of African-Americans, police

    Michael Jordan once said, "Republicans buy shoes, too." when asked why he wouldn't endorse a black Democratic candidate during a senate race in the 1990's. That statement set the tone for Jordan's entire career as a social activist.

  • Michael Jordan thinks Kawhi Leonard is 'probably the best in the game'

    Jordan believes Leonard may be the best player in the NBA right now.

    San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard is one of the best players in the entire NBA. He can defend a team's best offensive player with his huge 6'7 frame while shouldering a lot of the Spurs' scoring load by himself. It’s up for debate where Leonard falls in the pecking order of the NBA’s best players, but Michael Jordan has him at the top.

  • Middling teams Phoenix, ROS face off

    MIDDLE-of-the-pack teams Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters and Rain or Shine Elasto Painters battle each other in the main game of the Holy Wednesday offering of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Having it seesaw so far in the mid-season PBA tournament, Phoenix (2-3) and Rain or Shine (3-2), coming off losses in their previous assignments, look to get back on the winning track in their 7 p.m. encounter before the league takes a brief break for the Holy Week.

  • Mike Scott continues to be the Wizards’ X-Factor off the bench in the playoffs

    Scott is scoring double figures AND making 69 percent of his shots in the first round against the Raptors.

    Last Sunday, Trey Flynn wrote that the Wizards’ (or Raptors’ bench will decide the series outcome as opposed to the starters. For the Wizards, forwardMike Scott has proven to be one of the Wizards’ go-to option off the bench.

  • MILO brings basic sports program to grassroots

    MILO Philippines continues its unwavering commitment to give the Filipino youth more opportunities to get into sports with the launch of their newest sports programs, the MILO Champ Camp and the Barangay MILO Liga. 

    Over the next two years, these programs aim to bring sports closer to grassroots communities by engaging over one million students and 60,000 parents through the MILO Champ Camp and over 500,000 residents in 300 barangays with the Barangay MILO Liga.

  • Milwaukee Butchers the Bulls, 95-69

    This one was over in the first.

    Linguists are still trying to concoct the proper word for the type of destruction the Milwaukee Bucks laid down on the Chicago Bulls tonight in a 95-69 win that was never in doubt all night.

  • Mixed feelings emerge as Atlanta Hawks, Kyle Korver part ways

    The Hawks didn’t come away empty-handed from the Kyle Korver trade but that doesn’t always make it easier.

    The Atlanta Hawks pulled the trigger on a trade to send Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers and the reported return is a 2019 first-round pick and the rights to Mike Dunleavy Jr. At this juncture, nothing is official on the deal, including the fact that details are very much up in the air with regard to the final destination for Dunleavy.

    With that said, it seems quite clear that Korver is headed to Cleveland and, in the aftermath of Atlanta’s fifth straight win, it was clear that the past several years with the Hawks meant a great deal to Kyle.

  • Monster Comeback Gives Wolves a 99-94 Win in Chicago

    Trailing by as many as 21, the Wolves roared back to beat the Bulls on the road.

    The first quarter of this game felt like the low point. All of the Wolves flaws were on display on national television, and it was ugly. Their interior defense was toothless, their ball-handling sloppy, and their shot selection abysmal. Six minutes in, the Wolves trailed 26-6, and looked like the worst team in the league.