Basketball

PBA

THE Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup goes on the road today with a twin bill set at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna.

Opening the festivities in the PBA south-of-Manila offering at 4:15 p.m. are GlobalPort Batang Pier and Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, two teams coming off wins in their previous assignments and are looking to build on their respective quarterfinal push.

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ACTION further intensifies in the homestretch of the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup with two critical games featuring teams with different standings.

After getting back on track right away in its last game, Barangay Ginebra (6-2) now aims to grab solo second place as it is resumes its campaign against Blackwater (2-7), a team battling for survival, at 7 p.m., as the action shifts to Laguna at the Alonte Sports Arena.

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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.

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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.

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AS EXPECTED, the Philippine men’s basketball team breezed past the competition in the just-concluded 2017 Southeast Asian Basketball Men’s Championship (SEABA). Dominating was Gilas Pilipinas that it defeated its regional opponents by an average margin of 59 points in the weeklong event.

But while Gilas had it “easy” in said tournament, the SEABA nonetheless provided ample lessons for the national team which it hopes to arm itself with as it takes on bigger challenges ahead.

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