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.
Meralco rose through a tough adversity, beating out TNT KaTropa in an overtime grind, 103-100, to force a do-or-die face-off in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup best-of-three quarterfinals duel at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night.
THE Meralco Bolts, losing finalists in last year’s Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup, begin their road to redemption today as they open their bid in the 2017 edition of the season-ending PBA tournament.
Taking on the Blackwater Elite in the 4:15 p.m. curtain-raiser at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the Bolts are looking to get off on the right foot from which to build their thrust from and possibly put themselves back in a position to compete for the title after bowing to reigning champions Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings in 2016.
COASTING for most part, Phoenix still needed to weather a second-half storm before eventually turning back Star, 106-93, for a much-needed victory in the 2016 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday night.
THE Phoenix Fuel Masters snapped out of a telling four-game losing streak yesterday, defeating the GlobalPort Batang Pier, 135-108, to keep their flickering playoff hopes in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup alive.
THE PHOENIX Petroleum Fuel Masters opened their Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup campaign in the column after beating the Kia Picanto, 118-105, in their tournament-opening encounter yesterday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Relying on a collective effort, with import Eugene Phelps showing the way, the Fuel Masters bucked a spirited fight from Picanto en route to booking their first win in the season-ending PBA tournament.
STANLEY Pringle went on a key scoring spree in the payoff period to help GlobalPort grind out a hard-fought 86-85 squeaker over Meralco to list its first win in the 2018 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Pringle scored 13 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to give his team the lift it needed. He also had seven rebounds and three assists.
FOLLOWING several games held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates the past several seasons, the Philippine Basketball Association is now looking at another possible destination for out of country games.
The PBA is thoroughly studying the possibility of holding games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the near future.
THE San Miguel Beermen punctuated their standing as the most successful franchise in the Philippine Basketball Association with their 24th title following their annexing of the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup title recently. It is something stakeholders said is a product, in large part, of the culture fostered within the organization, particularly those of striving for excellence and a sense of family.
In celebration of their second straight PBA title this season, which put them in great position for another PBA grand slam after that of 1989, the Beermen held a victory party with their fans and San Miguel employees on Wednesday at the conglomerate’s head office in Ortigas.
THE Rain or Shine Elastopainters play their former coach Yeng Guiao and the NLEX Road Warriors in the PBA Philippine Cup main game today set for 7 p.m. at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.
It will mark the first time that the E-Painters will face their erstwhile head bench tactician after Mr. Guiao left the team to take the helm over at NLEX.
For Rain or Shine, their debut match against Mr. Guiao will be an emotional game and they are expecting it to be a big challenge since the veteran coach is “familiar” with the kind of system it runs.
DON'T be surprised if Sunday’s much-awaited PBA Rookie Draft at Robinson's Place Manila provides as much excitement as the PBA Governor's Cup title showdown
between Barangay Ginebra and Meralco. While Fil-German Christian Standhardinger is expected to be made No. 1 pick by San Miguel Beer (after the trade with Kia
Picanto), the rest of the rookie hopefuls could end up with teams which desperately need to bolster their lineups.
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