HAVING it solid early in the season-ending Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup, the NLEX Road Warriors are looking to sustain their fine form as they take on the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the curtain-raiser today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Scheduled at 4:15 p.m., the Road Warriors, winners of their first two games in the ongoing PBA tournament, are out to make it three straight victories to give their turnaround bid further legs after bottom-scraping showings in the previous two conferences.
THE NLEX Road Warriors are winless no more in the ongoing Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup after beating the Alaska Aces, 100-92, in Wednesday action at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Unsuccessful to bag a win in their first nine tries in the mid-season PBA tournament, the Road Warriors (1-9) made their 10th try a breakthrough while adding to the misery of the Aces (4-5), which have dropped their fifth straight defeat with their latest loss.
FOUR teams hungry for glory will open the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup on July 19.
The Alaska Aces and the NLEX Road Warriors, teams who missed the playoffs in the Commissioner’s Cup, get their shot at redemption early, battling each other during opening day to see who can fast track its development.
THE NLEX Road Warriors and Blackwater Elite, two teams currently in a skid in the ongoing PBA Philippine Cup, try to wiggle out of their funk as they take on each other in league action today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
To face off in the 4:15 p.m. opener, the Road Warriors and Elite are eyeing a halt to their early bleeding in the season-opening Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) tournament that has seen them each lose back-to-back games of late.
After debuting with a win, now-Yeng Guaio-coached NLEX (1-2) has lost its last two matches -- against the Meralco Bolts and Star Hotshots in that order -- to an average deficit of 18.5 points.
Moments after a painful 120-73 defeat on Saturday night, head coach Norman Black didn’t hold back in his assessment of Meralco’s campaign in the Philippine Cup.
“We basically had no chance of winning this conference and we played like it,” he said after the Bolts absorbed their worst franchise defeat in the 47-point rout at Ynares Center in Antipolo.
Losing two close games prior to Sunday, coach Norman Black could only feel a sense of relief after Meralco escaped Mahindra, 86-83 at Mall of Asia Arena.
“It’s nice to win a close game for a change,” he said.
D ' Dean Henson
Sen. Manny Pacquiao made a surprise appearance at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and inspired Mahindra to score a 105-103 win over San Miguel Beer
METHODICALLY stamping its class, Rain or Shine was able to pick Blackwater apart, 107-93, to return to its winning ways and claim solo first place in the 2016-17 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup Friday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
In his first start for the Elasto Painters, James Yap produced his best game for his new team thus far, tallying a game-high 15 points and five rebounds to lead the way.
Four more Painters tallied in twin-digits to provide him ample support.
Two-time MVP of the PBA Willie Miller has Athlete’s Foot fever, that is, he is very fond of buying his footwear at the newly-rebranded lifestyle store.
“I always have a hard time finding shoes my size. Good thing Athlete’s Foot always has available sizes. It’s very convenient,” says Miller.
THE Philippine Basketball Association opens shop for its 42nd year this weekend with the thrust of building on the gains made last season and focusing on excellence on various levels.
Formally to open on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum with the season-opening conference Philippine Cup, “PBA@42” has league officials bullish of a good year and another opportunity for them to improve on their brand with the end view of making things more exciting for the PBA fans.
For the second time in five years, the Philippine Basketball Association All-Star Game ended in a draw. The game between the Mindanao PBA All Stars and the Gilas Pilipinas ended 114-114, on Wednesday at the Xavier University gym in Cagayan De Oro City.
THE THREE-leg Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) All-Star festivities kick off today in Digos, Davao del Sur, for the Mindanao stretch of the midseason classic.
Set for 7:30 p.m. at the Davao Del Sur Coliseum, the headlining match will pit the PBA Mindanao All-Stars against members of the national team.
THE stay of Chito Narvasa as Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) commissioner is now over after a majority of league board members moved not to endorse and support the extension of his term.
In a special board meeting held yesterday at the PBA office in Libis, Quezon City, seven present board members, citing primarily “loss of confidence,” all voted not to back Mr. Narvasa’s retention as league commissioner.
By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
PHILIPPINE Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup action goes on the road today with a double-header at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna.
The Phoenix Fuel Masters (2-1) battle the winless NLEX Road Warriors (0-3) in the curtain-raiser at 4:30 p.m. while struggling teams Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings (0-2) and Blackwater Elite (0-4) tussle in the main game at 7 p.m.
THE 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup is set to roll with two intriguing match-ups right away in its opening day.
Defending champion Rain or Shine Elasto Painters are set to take on former mentor Yeng Guiao and his NLEX Road Warriors side at 7 p.m. in the main event at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
MANILA, Philippines — Special treats are in store for kids when the PBA Commissioner’s Cup resumes on Easter Sunday with an interesting double-header the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The excitement begins at 3 p.m. at the Big Dome’s red gate where ticket holders, particularly kids, can take a “selfie” with their favorite movie characters such as Optimus Prime, the Minions and Star Wars.
THE Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup kicks off today with a double-header set at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Setting things into motion in the season-ending and import-laden PBA tournament are the Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters and Kia Picanto, which will go to battle in the curtain-raiser at 4:15 p.m., to be followed by the debut joust between the Alaska Aces and NLEX Road Warriors at 7 p.m.
Five cities will host out-of-town games in the season-ending 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup as the league released the full schedule on Tuesday.
THE Philippine Basketball Association gets fresh talent with the conduct on Sunday of the annual rookie draft.
Set to happen at the Robinsons Place Manila, the draft allows the 12 teams in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) to add on new players from a pool of 55 players, as of this writing, from the amateur ranks.
THE Philippine Basketball Association will donate a portion of its ticket sales for the duration of the elimination round of the season-ending Governor’s Cup to the victims of the Marawi City conflict.
The league also announced that general admission tickets will be sold at discounted price over the same span.
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