By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
LOOKING to give their Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup campaign renewed boost, the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings welcome back today old reliable import Justin Brownlee when they make their tournament return.
ROUTED in the series-opener, the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings levelled their best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup finals joust with the San Miguel Beermen with a 124-118 overtime win in Game Two last night in Lucena City.
Shot the lights out early, particularly in the second quarter, the Kings went for the separation and held on to avenge their 109-82 defeat in Game One and reduce the finals series to a best-of-five affair.
THE Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings remain alive in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup after staving off outright elimination with a gutsy win in Game Three of their best-of-five semifinal series with the TNT KaTropa, 125-101, last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
On the brink of exiting heading into the game following two straight narrow losses, the Kings showed feistiness amid a do-or-die setting to cut their series deficit, 2-1, and extend the semifinal engagement.
After a long hiatus to accommodate the Philippine Basketball Association All Star Week one of the most storied, most enduring rivalries in the PBA resumes when the Alaska Aces battle Barangay Ginebra in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup 6:45 p.m., today May 7 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Knights of Columbus (Kof C) of the Don Bosco Council 10277 - Our Lady of Good Council Church Surrey BC celebrated Christmas in an exciting and enjoyable way – by playing basketball.
THE Philippine national youth team is through to the semifinals of the FIBA U18 Asian Championship after beating Bahrain, 67-52, in their knockout quarterfinals on Thursday at the Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi in Thailand.
Returning from the FIBA U-17 World Cup last month, Philippines’ under-18 men’s national basketball team Batang Gilas is set to play again on the international stage at the FIBA U-18 Asian Championship in Nonthaburi, Thailand on Aug. 5 to 11.
GLOBALPORT Batang Pier, parading a new import and local players, fashioned out an afternoon upset yesterday, taking down top-echelon team Meralco Bolts, 94-86, in Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup action at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Now bannered by Justin Harper and featuring Sean Anthony, Jonathan Grey and Bradwyn Guinto in its fold, GlobalPort played with added bounce to infuse some spark to its “timid” campaign in the mid-season PBA tournament while halting erstwhile on-a-roll Meralco.
IT will be a battle of leagueleaders and undefeated teams today at the National Collegiate Athletic Association as the Lyceum Pirates and defending champions San Beda Red Lions take on one another in a marquee matchup set for 4 p.m. at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.
Currently occupying the one and two spots, respectively, Lyceum (8-0) and San Beda (6-0) seek to extend their strong run in the opening round of Season 94 and fortify their top-perch team status in the ongoing tournament.
Fiercest rivals Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University battle it out in the basketball court for the UAAP Men’s Basketball Championship Season 79 starting Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
THE long time-coming reengagement in the finals of the San Miguel Beermen and TNT KaTropa begins today with Game One of their best-of-seven Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
With tip-off set for 7 p.m., the finals encounter marks the first time in six years that the two storied franchises will be facing each other for a PBA championship.
SAN Miguel Beer flexed its championship muscles in the fourth period to come from behind and wallop Blackwater, 124-113, in the penultimate playdate of the elimination round of the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.
Charles Rhodes led the way with 32 points, but got plenty of help from June Mar Fajardo and Marcio Lassiter, who scored 28 and 21 points, respectively.
THE defending Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup champions San Miguel Beermen are finishing strong in the ongoing tournament after defeating the Blackwater Elite, 115-106, on Wednesday night at the Mall of Asia Arena for their third straight victory.
LEAGUE leader San Miguel Beer aims on holding on to the top spot as it faces a tough test in the continuing 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup.
The still unbeaten Beermen (5-0) are looking to inch a step closer to securing a berth in the quarterfinals but they are bound to face a stiff challenge from TNT KaTropa (5-2) in a much anticipated showdown at 7 p.m. at the Smart Araneta Coliseum tonight.
By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
VICTORIOUS in their Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup debut at the weekend, the San Miguel Beermen go for their second win today in the last PBA play date before it takes a two-week break for the preparation of the national team for the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.
NOW UP 2-1 in their best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup finals series, the San Miguel Beermen try to create further distance between them and the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings in Game Four today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Scheduled for 7 p.m., the defending champions Beermen are out to build on their 99-88 Game Three victory and move a step closer to winning their third straight Philippine Cup title.
BACK on track.
SAN Miguel Beer reclaimed sole possession of first place as it bounced back with a cruising 114-108 beatdown of dysfunctional NLEX to boost its bid further in the resumption of the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup last night at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.
THE San Miguel Beermen are now on the driver’s seat of their best-of-seven Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup finals affair with the TNT KaTropa after taking Game Three, 109-97, last night to race to a 2-1 series lead.
Building on its lopsided win in the second game of the finals of the midseason PBA tournament, San Miguel surged to back-to-back wins after dropping the series opener albeit needing to dig deep in Game Three to hack out the win.
JUST when it seemed that it was having a little bit of consistency problems for the tournament, San Miguel Beer made a statement to send a message that it is still the team to beat in the ongoing 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup.
Import problems and a brief losing streak made the grand slam-seeking Beermen seem human, but in the brightest lights, they shone to remind everyone why they have been dominating the league for the past three years.
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