Basketball

PBA

AFTER five tries, the GlobalPort Batang Pier are now in the win column of the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup following their disposal of the hapless NLEX Road Warriors, 85-82, in their Holy Wednesday encounter at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Held their own when challenged down the stretch and with import Malcolm White hitting a key basket, the Batang Pier (1-4) bested the Road Warriors (0-6) in a battle of tailending teams in the midseason PBA conference and infused life back into their jittery campaign.

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MIDDLE-of-the-pack teams Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters and Rain or Shine Elasto Painters battle each other in the main game of the Holy Wednesday offering of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Having it seesaw so far in the mid-season PBA tournament, Phoenix (2-3) and Rain or Shine (3-2), coming off losses in their previous assignments, look to get back on the winning track in their 7 p.m. encounter before the league takes a brief break for the Holy Week.

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BARANGAY Ginebra has won its last 2 games this past week and part of that has to do with top playmaker LA Tenorio, who has complemented do-it-all Justin Brownlee early in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup campaign.

True, Brownlee was the catalyst in Ginebra’s back-to-back wins over GlobalPort and bitter rival Star, but in both games, Tenorio also stood tall, orchestrating the offense and bringing in his usual steady leadership for the crowd favorites.

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TNT KaTropa sustained their ascent in the ongoing Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup, taking down the Mahindra Floodbuster, 86-84, in the opening match yesterday to win their fourth straight game.

After initially tumbling in their first outing in the mid-season PBA tournament, the KaTropa have racked up four victories in as many games after to fortify their place early in the top half of the standings at 4-1.

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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.

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