PBA

  • James Yap finally etched his name among the best scoring machines in PBA history.

    The veteran gunner became a certified member of the league’s elite 10,000-point club during Rain or Shine’s Governors Cup game against Meralco at the Ynares Center here.

  • Jay’s pair of treys lifts Rain or Shine

    Veteran Jay Washington drained a pair of critical three-pointers down the stretch as Rain or Shine came through in the clutch to withstand a stiff challenge from Blackwater, taking a tough 95-88 victory to regain a share of tournament lead in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup yesterday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

  • KaTropa check streaking Blackwater Elite, 117-96

    THE TNT KaTropa slammed the door on erstwhile streaking Blackwater Elite, beating the latter, 117-96, in Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup action yesterday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

    Up against one of the hottest teams in the PBA in the season-ending tournament, the KaTropa banked on a total effort to put an end to the winning streak of the Elite while notching back-to-back victories of their own.

  • KaTropa submitting to the process of development

    THE TNT KaTropa were just two wins away from getting back to the top of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) but were waylaid by the San Miguel Beermen in the just-concluded Commissioner’s Cup.

    While it no doubt left a sting, they are looking at it as something they had to go through to reach the spot where they want to be.

  • KIA hires former GlobalPort import

    KIA Picanto finally has an official import for the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup.

    After original choice Chane Behanan was measured over the height limit last week, Kia scrambled to look for a replacement with less than a week before the opening of the season-ending conference and it was able to find one, a familiar face.

  • Kia Picanto hope to find win on eighth try

    By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

    STRUGGLING mightily to break through the win column in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup, Kia Picanto hope that on their eighth try they finally find magic.

  • Kings, Bolts battle for all the marbles today

    By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

    THE championship for the season-ending Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup gets settled once and for all today as protagonists Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings and Meralco Bolts tangle in a winner-take-all Game Seven at the Philippine Arena.

    Set up after the Bolts showcased a gutsy performance in Game Six on Wednesday to stave off elimination, 98-91, the two teams now go at it for all the marbles in the scheduled 7 p.m. encounter at the Bocaue, Bulacan, arena that attracted humongous crowd in Games 5 and 6.

  • Kings, Bolts play in pivotal Game 4 today

    By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

    THE ONGOING best-of-seven Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup finals affair hits the pivotal Game Four today where both the protagonists — Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings and Meralco Bolts — are looking to get the win that could well change the complexion of the series moving forward in their respective favor.

  • Lassiter trey keys SMB win

    Marcio Lassiter and his game-winning triple at the buzzer allowed the Beermen to escape a tough challenge from NLEX as they took a thrilling 94-93 squeaker to remain unscathed and grab a piece of the early lead in the 2016 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup Friday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

  • Lauri Markkanen is Finland basketball's star, and Bulls fans should be excited

    Markkanen has been lights-out shooting so far.

    Finland’s Lauri Markkanen caught an inbound pass and hoisted up a three-point shot from the corner with seconds to go in a three-point game against Slovenia that missed. After swishing shot after shot for 80 minutes of play, including coming up in the clutch just three days before to beat France, that was a shock. Missing hasn’t been in his repertoire.

  • League-leading Hotshots battle Alaska

    AS the elimination round reaches its penultimate playdate, a lot will be on the line.

    Two of the competing teams for a top two finish face separate opponents and are facing must-win situations in the homestretch of the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup.

  • Magnolia Hotshots rout Columbian by 25 points

    By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

    THE Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok notched their second straight win in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup and they did so in big fashion, routing the Columbian Dyip, 126-101, yesterday in the curtain-raiser at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

  • Mahindra keeps PBA hopes alive

    THE Mahindra Floodbusters drew timely triples from Reden Celda and Glenn Khobuntin in the final quarter to hold off Blackwater Elite, 96-87.

    Their efforts brightened the Floodbusters’ dimming hopes of reaching the playoffs of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup last night at the Araneta Coliseum.

  • Mahindra out to get 3rd win in a row

    EXPERIENCING a “resurrection” of late in the PBA Philippine Cup, the Mahindra Floodbuster are out to build on their winning streak, eyeing a third straight victory in their showdown with the TNT KaTropa today at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

    Victorious in their last two assignments after starting the season-opening Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) conference with five straight defeats, the Floodbuster (2-5) look to continue with their seeming tournament turnaround in their 4:15 p.m. encounter against the skidding KaTropa (4-4).

  • Mahindra routs NLEX, moves out of the cellar

    A STRONG finish pushed Mahindra to its third win as it walloped NLEX, 106-96, wrapping up its campaign on a positive note despite already being eliminated in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City last night.

    Alex Mallari had a career game, scoring a career-high 30 points to go with 10 rebounds and just missing a triple-double by one assist to lift the Floodbuster as he continues to show his vast improvement.

  • MALIKSI tops Tenorio and Romeo to win PBA 3-Point Contest 2017

    By Elishah Pangilinan

    STAR Hotshots Allein Maliksi  has overthrow Ginkings favorite L.A Tenorio  and dethroned GlobalPort's Terrence Romeo as the PBA  All-Star 3-point contest champion.

  • Meralco and Hotshots dispute PBA top spot

    LEAGUE-LEADING teams Meralco Bolts and Star Hotshots take on each other today with an eye on taking solo top spot in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup and moving a step closer to claiming a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.

    Sporting identical 7-2 records entering the contest, the Bolts and Hotshots headline the scheduled double-header today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum at 7 p.m. in a game that could reap huge dividends with regard to securing the all-important incentive in the next round of the mid-season PBA tournament.

  • Meralco Bolts eye 2-0 series lead over Star

    By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

    FASHIONED out a gutsy come-from-behind victory in their Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup best-of-five semifinal series opener on Sunday, the Meralco Bolts shoot for a commanding 2-0 lead over the Star Hotshots when they reengage for Game Two today in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

  • Meralco Bolts target share of lead against Alaska Aces

    THE rampaging Meralco Bolts look to gain a piece of the tournament lead but they will be tested when they battle the resurgent Alaska Aces.

    The Bolts go for a third consecutive victory at the resumption of the 2016-17 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup. The Bolts (2-1) can continue their move up the ladder when they test rejuvenated Alaska (1-2) 7 p.m. at the Smart Araneta Coliseum tonight.

    Earlier, two skidding teams in the Blackwater Elite and the NLEX Road Warriors aim to arrest their slides when they take the floor at 4:15 p.m. in the appetizer.

  • Meralco Bolts vs Phoenix Fuel Masters

    Meralco kept its tenacity and sharpness from a long, dull 16-day break, spilling Phoenix Petroleum, 81-66, to formally secure a playoff entry in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last 3 May 2017.

    Not surprisingly, Baser Amer, fresh from a first-ever All-Star appearance, stood out as the Bolts stretched their streak to three games and jacked up their overall record to 7-1.