All eyes were fixed on Jason Castro “the Blur” took the floor at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna Sunday night to claim a 104-92 victory and secure the No. 1 seed in the PBA Governors' Cup .
IT goes without saying that in the Philippine Basketball Association, the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel team is a huge draw. When the Kings are on center court, practically everything is abuzz.
THE much-anticipated battle between the top two teams finally takes place as sizzling San Miguel Beer and Rain or Shine collide in a titanic clash in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup.
Winners of six straight, the top-ranked Beermen (7-1) are on a roll and they plan on continuing their surge, but the second-running Elasto Painters (5-2) are likewise on a streak.
WHO says the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters are doomed to mediocrity without long-time coach Yeng Guiao?
Chris Tiu and the rest of his teammates made sure experts won’t ever be saying that with back-to-back victories over the Kia Picanto and the TNT KaTropa the past week in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Governors Cup.
NO import in the clutch, no problem.
TNT KaTropa pulled of an astounding rally down the stretch to prolong Alaska’s misery and take a thrilling 107-106 win that put the Texters back on track in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup Friday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Before flying to Lebanon today to be a part of the national team in the FIBA Asia Cup, RR Pogoy first took care of business for his mother team, pouring in 25 points, highlighted by seven triples on only eight attempts as his scoring down the stretch lifted the Tropang Texters when they needed it the most.
TNT KaTropa got their semifinal bid in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup to a good start, defeating the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings, 100-94, in Game One of their best-of-five series last night at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Boosted by a strong start and the towering play of import Joshua Smith, the KaTropa maintained the cushion they got the rest of the contest to upend the top-seeded Kings for the early series lead.
Jayson Castro took advantage of a well-executed screen
TNT KaTropa went one up over the Meralco Bolts in their best-of-three Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinal series, beating the latter, 102-84, in Game One yesterday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
A battle of teams that finished fourth and fifth place, respectively, at the end of the elimination round, the KaTropa gave their tournament push a favor by taking the opener to move a win away from advancing to the next round.
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.
THE TNT KaTropa are just a win away from returning to the finals of the Philippine Basketball Association after beating the defending champions San Miguel Beermen, 101-94, in Game Five of their best-of-seven Philippine Cup semifinal series last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
THE TNT KaTropa got back to the win column yesterday after defeating the Meralco Bolts, 113-107, in their Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup encounter yesterday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Lost in their previous game, the KaTropa avoided dropping consecutive games by making sure to be on top of the Bolts from start to finish.
TNT KaTropa is in a good position to hold a huge advantage over the Grand Slam-seeking Beermen.
The Tropang Texters are eyeing a commanding 2-0 lead over San Miguel Beer in the continuation of their best-of-seven titular tilt in the finals of the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup.
THREE teams want to reclaim a piece of the top spot while one wants to continue its move up the standings as the 2016-17 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup resumes.
Streaking TNT KaTropa, winners of two in a row and holding a 2-1 card, resumes its sibling rivalry with the Meralco Bolts (1-1) in their 7 p.m. clash.
Blackwater Elite and Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, both at 2-1, who want to keep their place up top will part ways when they face off at 4:15 p.m. at the Smart Araneta Coliseum today, Friday, December 9.
ROGER Pogoy may only be a rookie, but the young TNT wingman plays with the confidence of a veteran.
The 6-2 former Far Eastern University showed just that on Sunday, firing 17 points, none bigger than his three-point shot with under two minutes left to help TNT KaTropa beat a rallying Barangay Ginebra side, 100-94 in the opening game of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series.
A deadly gunner, whose confidence grew further with his recent stints at Gilas, Pogoy’s heads-up play earned him the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the period of June 6-11.
THE TNT KaTropa wrested the early lead in their best-of-seven Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup finals with the San Miguel Beermen, taking Game One, 104-102, last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Bucking an early breakaway by the Beermen, the KaTropa charged back and took the fight to their opponents and succeeded, with hurting import Joshua Smith taking the hero’s role, to move a step forward toward the title of the PBA’s midseason tournament.
THE TNT KaTropa moved one step away from returning to the finals after topping the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings anew in Game Two of their best-of-five PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series, 107-103, last night at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Had the series edge entering the contest following their series-opening victory last Sunday, the KaTropa did their cause in the midseason Philippine Basketball Association tournament a huge favor by claiming another win that thrust them closer to another finals stint after more than a year of coming up short.
WANG'S Ballclub is bringing in multi-titled coach Loreto “Ato” Tolentino to bolster its chances in the coming 2017 PBA Developmental League.
Tolentino, one of the countrys most successful coaches in the collegiate scene, will join the coaching staff as its chief consultant in the tournament which kicks off on Jan. 17.
Tolentino, now 70, will sit on the bench alongside team owner-manager Alex Wang and coach Pablo Lucas.
DEFENDING champion Barangay Ginebra is sitting at the top of the team standings in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup halfway through the tournament and coach Tim Cone is certainly pleased.
Carrying a 6-1 mark approaching the homestretch of the elimination round, the Gin Kings are at the top of the heap and have already secured a place in the quarterfinals.
AFTER a 10-day break from live action, the defending PBA Philippine Cup champions San Miguel Beermen return, battling the Meralco Bolts in the main game of the final playdate in 2016 of the league today at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.
Set for 7 p.m., the Beermen (4-1), who was last seen in action in an out-of-town game against the NLEX Road Warriors in Cagayan de Oro on Dec. 17, will try to maintain their winning ways and keep hold of the top spot in the standings while adding to the struggles of the Bolts (2-3), losers of their last two assignments.
WHILE the San Miguel Beermen and TNT KaTropa facing in the finals of a Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) tournament after six years has some “oddness” to it, still there is no denying that the two deserve to face in the championship of the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup and should be counted on to give an exciting series, one local basketball analyst said.
Set to begin tomorrow at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the Beermen and KaTropa reengage in the finals since the 2011 Governors’ Cup with all arrows pointing to a competitive series considering how both teams made their way to the “Big Dance.”
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