PBA

  • Ravena can’t play in PBA, too

    The 18-month ban on Kiefer Ravena is not just in FIBA-sanctioned tournaments, but in the Philippine Basketball Association as well.

    “We will follow the FIBA ruling and we will impose our own measures also,” said Commissioner Willie Marcial following a PBA Board meeting yesterday.

  • Ravena wants to follow in father’s footsteps

    TWENTY-FIVE years ago, a young Bong Ravena was drafted by Swift head coach Yeng Guiao in 1992 in the Philippine Basketball Association as he felt the youthful do-it-all wingman can do wonders.

    True enough, Ravena made his presence felt immediately as he won Rookie of the Year honors and had a fruitful and lengthy PBA career.

  • Recap: Meralco Bolts vs Columbian DYIP 116 - 103

    FINAL: The @meralcobolts beat @columbianpba, 116-103

  • Returning import Ratliffe drops 37 on TNT, gives Star its seventh win

    The Hotshots made important baskets late in the game to turn back TNT KaTropa, 107-97, and cruise to their seventh win in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday night at the Mall of Asia Arena. 

    Ricardo Ratliffe, in his return as a Star reinforcement, showed why he was brought back to the team after producing 37 points, 22 rebounds, and 3 swats in 39 minutes.

  • Road Warriors shut down Batang Pier, 109-99

    NLEX took control of the game in the payoff period after squandering an early lead in the first half to turn back undermanned GlobalPort, 109-99,  in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum yesterday.

    The triumvirate of Aaron Fuller, Juami Tiongson and JR Quinahan did damage for the Road Warriors, lifting the squad to victory.

  • Road Warriors streak to fourth straight victory

    THE NLEX Road Warriors made it four wins in as many games in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup after they defeated the Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters, 95-91, yesterday.

    One of the hottest teams early in the season-ending PBA tournament, the Road Warriors (4-0) continued to surge by adding the Fuel Masters (2-2) to their list of conquered.

  • Road Warriors, Bolts look to pad PBA cards

    TOP half teams NLEX Road Warriors and Meralco Bolts look to fortify their win-loss cards in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup when they take on separate opponents in the resumption of festivities today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Took a break on Wednesday to give way to the campaign of Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon, the season-ending PBA tournament returns today with NLEX (5-1) and Meralco (4-1), currently second and third in that order in the standings, taking on the Blackwater Elite and Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters, respectively.

  • Romeo leads ailing Globalport to win over Bolts

    Mall of Asia - GlobalPort star Terrence Romeo finished with 27 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists to lead his GlobalPort Batang Pier past the Meralco Bolts, 97-89, in the first game back of the PBA Philippine Cup since the year change on Friday, January 6, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.

    The victory improved the record of the Batang Pier to 4-3 as they snapped a two-game losing skid. The Bolts (2-5) have lost four straight after going 2-1 in their first three games.

  • Romeo saves GlobalPort

    STILL alive.

    Terrence Romeo delivered in the clutch to save GlobalPort, allowing the Batang Pier to edge Rain or Shine, 107-101, in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup yesterday at the Alonte Sports Arena in Binan, Laguna.

  • Romeo silences all his doubters

    MANY experts said that after Allan Caidic there has been a lack of great shooters in Philippine national teams to international competitions.

    That may have been true before, but not anymore with the way Terrence Romeo has been hitting his outside shots in Gilas Pilipinas uniform. The latest examples are the Philippines’ twin victories in the Fiba Asia Cup.

  • ROS breaks Star’s streak

    By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

    THE Rain or Shine Elasto Painters streaked to their third straight win in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup yesterday, defeating the Star Hotshots, 92-88, to hand the latter their first loss in the season-ending tournament.

    Racked up back-to-back victories entering their curtain-raiser versus the Hotshots at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the E-Painters made it three in a row with a solid effort to hold off the Hotshots.

  • ROS clinches no. 1 spot with win over Meralco

    THE Rain or Shine (ROS) Elasto Painters are already assured of finishing at no. 1 at the end of the elimination round of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup after securing their ninth win in 10 matches with a 106-99 overtime victory over the Meralco Bolts on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

  • ROS Elasto Painters playing as a ‘family’

    CURRENTLY having one of their better starts in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters credit playing as a team, nay, a “family” as one big reason for the early success they are having in the Commissioner’s Cup.

    Moved to solo first place with a 5-1 record after earning a hard-fought 96-90 victory over the GlobalPort Batang Pier on Sunday, the E-Painters in said game showed anew their having each other’s back and supporting one another as providing a key motor that keeps them going.

  • ROS pads top-2 push with win over Phoenix

    THE Rain or Shine Elastopainters padded their push for a top-two finish in the elimination round of the PBA Philippine Cup, beating the Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters, 97-82, in their opening encounter at the Smart Araneta Coliseum yesterday.

    Standing tough in the face of a resilient challenge from Phoenix, Rain or Shine fortified its hold of the second spot in the standings of the season-opening Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) conference with the win.

  • Sacrifice, hard work spell success for SM Beermen

    WINNING their third straight PBA Philippine Cup title, the San Miguel Beermen have further solidified their standing as the best locally composed team in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) right now. But the team is quick to highlight that hardly is a “given” to it despite the solid crew it has and that where it is now is a product of a lot sacrifice and hard work.

  • San Miguel Beer battles TNT KaTropa

    THE semifinals of the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup loom and powerhouse teams San Miguel Beer and TNT KaTropa clash in a projected blockbuster matchup.

    Defending champion San Miguel is looking as dominant as ever, being armed with a nine-game winning streak and has only lost once all tournament long.

    “It’s a good thing the semifinals are a best-of-seven. That will be a long series. That will give us a chance to make adjustments,” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria.

  • San Miguel Beermen defeated Meralco Bolts 99-92

    Three-peat Philippine Cup champions San Miguel Beermen opened the new conference with a bang, erasing a 15-point deficit to stun erstwhile undefeated Meralco Bolts, 99-92, in the OPPO PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday night at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

  • San Miguel Beermen eye hat trick

    EYES on the hat-trick.

    Defending champion San Miguel Beer overcame every challenge in the semifinals to move forward and seal its return to the finals of the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup.

  • San Miguel Beermen eye second straight win

    THE San Miguel Beermen trek back to the court today, facing the Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters in the main game of Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup action at the Mall of Asia Arena.

    Made a winning debut in the midseason PBA tournament last Sunday against the Meralco Bolts, 99-92, Philippine Cup champion San Miguel is out to keep its good form as it goes for another run at a title.

  • San Miguel Beermen eye to join top 4 mix

    By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

    WITH the race for the top four spots and the twice-to-beat advantage that goes with it in the quarterfinals of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup heating up as the elimination round hits the homestretch, the San Miguel Beermen are eyeing to throw themselves in the mix when they take the floor today against the already-eliminated Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters.