THE Philippine Basketball Association gets fresh talent with the conduct on Sunday of the annual rookie draft.
Set to happen at the Robinsons Place Manila, the draft allows the 12 teams in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) to add on new players from a pool of 55 players, as of this writing, from the amateur ranks.
Meralco rose through a tough adversity, beating out TNT KaTropa in an overtime grind, 103-100, to force a do-or-die face-off in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup best-of-three quarterfinals duel at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night.
COASTING for most part, Phoenix still needed to weather a second-half storm before eventually turning back Star, 106-93, for a much-needed victory in the 2016 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday night.
FOLLOWING several games held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates the past several seasons, the Philippine Basketball Association is now looking at another possible destination for out of country games.
The PBA is thoroughly studying the possibility of holding games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the near future.
THE Rain or Shine Elastopainters play their former coach Yeng Guiao and the NLEX Road Warriors in the PBA Philippine Cup main game today set for 7 p.m. at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.
It will mark the first time that the E-Painters will face their erstwhile head bench tactician after Mr. Guiao left the team to take the helm over at NLEX.
For Rain or Shine, their debut match against Mr. Guiao will be an emotional game and they are expecting it to be a big challenge since the veteran coach is “familiar” with the kind of system it runs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE San Miguel Beermen knotted their best-of-five Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series with the Star Hotshots at one game apiece after topping Game Two, 77-76, last night at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Wound up at the raw end in the series opener last Saturday, the Beermen avoided being thrust to the brink of exiting with a narrow victory in the second game that reduced the series to a best-of-three.
THE best-of-five Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series between the San Miguel Beermen and Star Hotshots is now in the control of the former after winning in Game Three, 111-110, behind Marcio Lassiter’s game-winning three-pointer last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Claiming their second straight victory after falling in the series-opener, the Beermen are now one win shy of barging into another finals appearance.
THREE straight times they competed in the finals of the most prestigious conference of the Philippine Basketball Association and every time they emerged victorious -- and now the San Miguel Beermen have a share of PBA history.
Beating the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings, 91-85, in Game Five of their best-of-seven Philippine Cup finals last night, the Beermen closed out the series, 4-1, to win their third consecutive All-Filipino title, joining the Talk ’N Text franchise (2010-12) as the only teams in league history to accomplish such feat.
THE PBA Philippine Cup semifinal encounter between the defending champions San Miguel Beermen and TNT KaTropa comes down to a winner-take-all as the two teams battle it out in Game Seven today.
Happening at the Mall of Asia Arena at 7 p.m., the Beermen and KaTropa try to outdo each other for the right to take one of finals spot in the season-opening Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) tournament.
THE San Miguel Beermen (SMB) punched their way into the semifinals of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup yesterday, defeating convincingly the Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters, 115-96, in their quarterfinal pairing in proceedings held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
SAN Miguel Beer is staring at a return trip to the finals when it attempts to finish off Star in the continuation of their highly competitive best-of-five semifinals series in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup.
On the brink of yet another finals’ appearance, the Beermen, leading 2-1, can wrap things up in Game 4 today at 7 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
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