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  • Black Reflects on San Miguel Defeat

    Meralco coach Norman Black offered no excuses following his side’s 101-86 loss to San Miguel on Wednesday.

    “Bad game. That’s all I can really tell you. We got off to a horrible start. We couldn’t defend the perimeter. We couldn’t defend the paint. We got down by 30,” he said.

  • Blackwater beats Alaska to put the skids under

    THE Blackwater Elite stopped their losing skid yesterday, beating the Alaska Aces, 103-100, but not after having made to labor in the PBA Philippine Cup opening match at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Playing catch-up for much of the contest, the Elite turned to a collective effort to rally back and win their first game in three outings to pad their record to 5-4 and fortify their place for a quarterfinal spot in the season-opening conference of the Philippine Basketball Association.

  • Blackwater bringing NBA journeyman

    BLACKWATER has joined the list of teams with an import for the upcoming 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup, choosing to tap NBA veteran Greg Smith for the mid-season tournament.

    The Dioceldo Sy-owned franchise is hoping that the 6’10” Smith can be the answer that the team has been searching for and help it rise to even greater heights after showing signs of improvement in the Philippine Cup.

  • Blackwater Elite tap ‘best talents’ in draft

    HOPING to improve their Philippine Basketball Association standing, Blackwater Elite selected what they deemed to be the “best talents” available in rookie draft proceedings held yesterday at Robinsons Place Manila.

  • Bolts bank on Durham’s monster numbers to win

    MERALCO delivered in the clutch in a game of spurts to trip Phoenix, 108-103, handing the Fuel Masters’ new coach in Ariel Vanguardia a rude welcome in the opening game of the 2016 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup Friday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

  • Bolts Regain Finals Advantage with Game 3 Victory

    Reynel Hugnatan heated up when Meralco needed him the most, nailing three crucial treys to help the Bolts down Ginebra, 107-103, Wednesday in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

  • Bolts shoot for 1st-ever finals appearance

    CAN Meralco finally break through all the way and make history?

    That will be answered as the peaking Bolts seek their first-ever finals appearance as they go up against TNT KaTropa again in the semifinals of the 2016 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup.

  • Bolts stay alive with huge victory over Elasto Painters

    DESPERATE times call for desperate measures.

    Meralco showed its survival skills as it staved off elimination, upsetting Rain or Shine, 82-72, in a dominant win to snap its six-game losing streak and stayed alive in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup last night at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

    Three starters led the charge for the Bolts, with Chris Newsome grabbing a game-high 19 points, four rebounds and six assists, while Cliff Hodge had a monster double-double of 17 points and 16 rebounds and Jonathan Uyloan also had a splendid game of 14 points, six rebounds and five assists.

  • BRGY. GINEBRA VS MERALCO BOLTS G2: GAME PREVIEW

    Barangay Ginebra San Miguel avoided what could have been another collapse as it held off Meralco to level their 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals series at 1-1 Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

  • Cliff Hodge Reflects on How Things Have Changed with Bolts

    Fresh from a run in the finals of the Governor’s Cup last year, the disappointment of the recent Philippine Cup campaign came as quite a surprise for many. But while the recent struggles have cast a shadow on last season’s breakthrough, co-captain Cliff Hodge is confident that there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Selected fourth overall in the 2012 draft, the do-it-all forward is one of a few with the unique perspective of seeing exactly how the franchise has evolved over the years.

  • Daquioag Staying Grounded after Impressing Anew

    Ed Daquioag may have been starstruck by Jayson Castro at first, but it didn’t stop him from performing at his best. The rookie went on another tear, finishing with 23 points and four rebounds in Meralco’s 98-87 win over TNT on Friday.

    More notably, the Santo Tomas star bucked his nerves and even nailed a three right in front of Castro in the final minute to seal the win — the Bolts’ second in three outings.

  • Deadlines for PBA Rookie aspirants set

    Deadlines for aspiring PBA rookies are nearing with the league’s 41st season- winding down in its third conference.

    September 2 is the final date for the submission of requirements for the Fil-foreign applicants, with the preliminary list of applicants to be released to member teams on September 9.

  • Devance: No pain, no gain for Gin Kings

    JOE Devance doesn’t mind playing through lots of pain, especially in the finals of the Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup.

    In pain for already more than three weeks and counting, Devance just refuses to be on the sidelines knowing Barangay Ginebra continues to need him the most in its war against San Miguel.

  • Dillinger Aware of Mahindra’s Playoffs Threat

    Meralco may have drawn first blood, but the war still isn’t over.

    Jared Dillinger knows that despite winning over Mahindra twice this conference, owning the opponent’s number doesn’t guarantee sweeps, especially come playoff time.

  • Durham Eager to Bounce Back and Make Series Competitive

    If there’s one thing Allen Durham dwells on in Meralco’s 113-95 loss to TNT on Tuesday, it’s definitely that disastrous third quarter.

    “We came out in the third quarter a little flat and TNT, they’re the number one team for a reason, and they capitalized off of our mistakes and you saw what happened,” he said.

  • Durham Leads Bolts to OT Win in Game 1

    Allen Durham took charge in the overtime period to pull off the 114-109 stunner over Ginebra in Game 1 of the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

  • Durham Unfazed by Precarious Finals Position

    Ginebra finally found something to throw off Meralco’s hulking reinforcement Allen Durham.Coach Tim Cone employed a double team on the Best Import awardee, which worked wonders as the Gin Kings limited him to a measly four points in the first half.

  • Elite race to 2-0 card

    A PROMISING start in the PBA Philippine Cup continued for the Blackwater Elite as they chalked up their second win in as many games in the tournament yesterday at the expense of the Meralco Bolts, 86-84, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Had it rough last year in the Philippine Basketball Association that saw them near bottom-scraping much of the time, the Elite have come out strong in the season-opening conference on the strength of a roster bannered by young up-and-comers.

  • Enforcers for real, surprise Beermen

    MAHINDRA proved that it is for real after notching one of its biggest wins in franchise history.

  • Fajardo, Pingris still willing to play for national team

    Veteran campaigners June Mar Fajardo and Marc Pingris are still willing to don the national colors in future international tournaments.

    After hearing the retirement of Jayson Castro and Ranidel De Ocampo, the San Miguel Beer behemoth guaranteed the fans to stay healthy and competitive for another tour of duty with Gilas Pilipinas maybe in the 2017 FIBA Asia Championship and 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.