MERALCO turned to its strength and held Barangay Ginebra to its lowest output in a championship series to regain the upperhand in the PBA Governors' Cup finals.
CHRIS Newsome stood tallest in Meralco's balanced attack to hold off No. 1 seed Magnolia in a do-or-die Game 5 to arrange another duel with rival Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Governors' Cup finals.
The seasoned guard did it all for the Bolts, canning 14.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 8.5 assists, and 2.5 steals in the last two games of the best-of-five semifinals which they won, 3-2.
THE Phillippine Basketball Association has teamed up with FiberKinetics, a leading company that deals in sports equipment and flooring.
"We welcome FiberKinetics to the PBA. Isa ito sa mga partnerships na makakatulong sa atin. Ang FiberKinetics ay kilala sa larangan ng paggawa ng matibay na mga courts, floors at timers at iba pang gamit natin sa basketball," said PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial during Friday's contract signing at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
CHRIS Banchero shrugged off the health issue nagging him and vowed to be ready to answer the call for Meralco for the rest of the PBA Governors Cup Finals against defending champion Barangay Ginebra.
The Fil-Italian guard was a game-time decision in the series opener on Wednesday, but suited up nonetheless, and provided stability to the Bolts' backcourt on the way to a 104-91 win at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
IT'S green and go for the grudge rematch between regular PBA Governors' Cup championship protagonists Barangay Ginebra and Meralco.
Taking the cue from the defending champion Gin Kings, the Bolts secured their fourth finals appearance of the last five Governors' Cup editions with a thundering 94-81 closeout of semifinal opponent Magnolia in Friday night's Game 5 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Basketball fans are going to have fun when the Philippine Basketball Association’s (PBA) 47th Season begins.
Not only will the oldest professional basketball league in Asia have a guest foreign team to make the games more interesting, it will make fans enjoy the experience better with fun and leisure options on the side.
JUSTIN Brownlee just added another feather to his growing legend in the PBA. The resident import of Barangay Ginebra now ranks no. 6 in the all-time scoring list among imports following his 47-point explosion in the Kings' closeout win of their Governors Cup semis series against the NLEX Road Warriors.