Basketball

PBA

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.

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PBA

WHO says the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters are doomed to mediocrity without long-time coach Yeng Guiao?

Chris Tiu and the rest of his teammates made sure experts won’t ever be saying that with back-to-back victories over the Kia Picanto and the TNT KaTropa the past week in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Governors Cup.

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PBA

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

GILAS PILIPINAS earned a return trip to the gold medal game in men’s basketball of the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, after defeating scrappy Singapore, 68-60, in the semifinals played at the MABA Stadium.

While they got challenged more than expected by the Singaporeans, the nationals kept their composure in the end to hack out the victory, giving them the chance to defend the title they have been holding for more than two decades now.

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PBA

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

FRESH from their victory in their last game, the GlobalPort Batang Pier take on the San Miguel Beermen in Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup action today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Defeated the Kia Picanto, 102-90, in their match on Aug. 20, the Batang Pier (2-2) look to sustain the momentum of that win in their 7 p.m. main game encounter with the Beermen (2-1), who lost last time around.

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PBA

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

THE Blackwater Elite continued to pile up the wins in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup yesterday just as they kept the Alaska Aces winless and reeling following a 111-106 double overtime (OT) victory in midweek action at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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