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TEAM Pilipinas has so far gotten a passing grade from its outspoken coach halfway through its preparation for the fifth window of the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers.

Yeng Guiao likes what he had seen so far with the national team, both in practice and in the two tune-up games it had played against visiting Jordan this week.

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Poor sport.

That well describes the action of the Jordan national basketball team, which walked out from the second game of its tuneup match with members of Team Pilipinas training pool Wednesday night at the Meralco Gym.

The hosts were leading, 82-73, with six minute and 26 seconds remaining in the contest marked by rugged plays capped by bitter verbal tussle between national coach Yeng Guiao and his Jordan counterpart Joseph Steibing.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

THE FINALS of the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup does not start until Dec. 5 to give way to the preparation and campaign of the league-backed national team for the fifth window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. It is a setup that Alaska Aces coach Alex Compton finds “different” but nonetheless welcomes on a personal level as it affords him time to rest and recharge following a gruelling ride they had to make to the championship stage.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

LEFT with an opening to advance to the semifinals of the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup, the Meralco Bolts are out to make full use of it when they meet the Phoenix Fuel Masters in the rubber match of their quarterfinal tiff today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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Alaska Aces pulled off a huge escape act, coming away with a 104-102 Game 3 victory over the Meralco Bolts in the semifinals of the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome Thursday evening.

With the hard-earned win, the third-seeded Aces moved on verge of nailing a trip to the finals as they took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.

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Fil-German rookie Christian Standhardinger delivered imports’ numbers all tournament long, and emerged the runaway leader in the stats race for the Best Player of the Conference in the PBA Governors Cup.

Standhardinger led all local players in scoring and rebounding and was the lone player to put in double-double averages for a whopping average of 43.1 statistical points per outing.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

THE resurgence of the Meralco Bolts in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup continued on Wednesday with a 90-74 victory over the Phoenix Fuel Masters in their quarterfinal face-off.

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