THE Blackwater Elite gave their Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup campaign some boost by beating the NLEX Road Warriors, 104-98, yesterday in the resumption of PBA action after the weeklong All-Star break.
With only one win to show for entering the contest, the Elite, boosted by the usual all-around numbers of import Greg Smith and steady play from Niño Canaleta and Michael Digregorio, improved to 2-6 with the win over NLEX and remain mathematically alive to advance to the quarterfinal phase of the PBA’s mid-season tournament.
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.
MAHINDRA proved that it is for real after notching one of its biggest wins in franchise history.
Former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player Dorian Peña was arrested Wednesday along with two companions during a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) entrapment operation in Mandaluyong City.
The 39-year-old Peña, who played for several PBA teams, was taken to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for inquest proceedings along with Ledy Mae Vilchez and Jose Paolo Ampeso yesterday.
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.
(MANILA, Philippines) – Following his historic win at the first-ever King of the Rock national finals last March 19, 2016 in Manila, Filipino-American Robbie Herndon has decided to step down as the Philippines’ first representative to the world finals to be held later this year in Serbia.
To be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the Kings, the champions in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup last season, are out to improve on their underperforming 1-2 record so far, which partly they blame on the long gaps they have had in between games.
Citing their inability to establish some momentum with the weeklong breaks they have been having, the Kings have seen their campaign go up and down.
They opened their Philippine Cup bid with a loss to the TNT KaTropa, 108-103, on Nov. 27 before winning over the Rain or Shine Elastopainters, 81-74, on Dec. 4.
WHAT seemingly was a lost cause for the Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters yesterday proved otherwise as they rallied back from 26 points down to pull the rug from under the GlobalPort Batang Pier, 101-99, to nail their second straight win in the PBA Philippine Cup.
Left for dead after being buried by 26 markers early in the fourth period, Phoenix rose as the quarter progressed, behind the efforts of Mark Borboran and Cyrus Baguio, to turn things around en route to the win, their second straight in the season-opening Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) tournament to take its record to 4-3 for joint fourth place.
Even Reynel Hugnatan was surprised of his scintillating shooting on Saturday, providing the spark as Meralco gained a 2-1 series lead after a 119-113 triumph over top seed TNT.
“Hindi ko nga alam kung bakit pumasok yun eh,” he said. “Sabi lang ni coach, pag open itira lang.”
SAN Miguel Beer order in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals, beat Barangay Ginebra, 94-85, on Friday night and take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
GILAS Pilipinas is off to a rousing start in its preparations for the upcoming SEABA Championships, to be hosted by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.
After announcing his 12-man roster for the SEABA tilt late Friday night following the nationals’ win over the Luzon All-Stars in Lucena, Quezon, coach Chot Reyes immediately looked forward to the first chance of seeing how well his newly composed team can perform and he wasn’t disappointed.
THE Philippines once again punctuated its standing as king of Southeast Asian basketball as Gilas Pilipinas topped the 2017 SEABA Men’s Championship by beating Indonesia, 97-64, in the de facto finals last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
A battle of unbeaten teams in the marquee regional basketball tournament, the Philippines stamped its class on an Indonesian side which created waves during the week-long tournament.
SAN Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra are still figuring in their heated battle in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup finals, but both teams are already looking forward to next conference as well as they have already secured imports for the Commissioner’s Cup.
For obvious reasons, the Gin Kings are set to bring back Justin Brownlee, their popular reinforcement, who helped them win the Governors’ Cup last season and end their eight-year title drought.
AGAINST all odds.
Following the injuries and inconsistencies and do-or-die games all tournament long, Barangay Ginebra still managed to make its way to the finals of the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup.
GAME 4 will dictate the direction of the best-of-seven semifinals war between Star and Barangay Ginebra as they resume hostilities in the playoffs of the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup.
Still ahead 2-1 in the series, the Hotshots will try to get back on track and move on the hill while the rejuvenated Gin Kings are going for the equalizer in their 7 p.m. Game 4 clash at the Smart Araneta Coliseum tonight.
ACTION further intensifies in the homestretch of the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup with two critical games featuring teams with different standings.
After getting back on track right away in its last game, Barangay Ginebra (6-2) now aims to grab solo second place as it is resumes its campaign against Blackwater (2-7), a team battling for survival, at 7 p.m., as the action shifts to Laguna at the Alonte Sports Arena.
It took a Justin Brownlee buzzer beating three to down a valiant Meralco squad.
The Bolts surrendered the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals to Ginebra in six games, falling in a dramatic 91-88 heartbreaker Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
CAN Barangay Ginebra finally quench its eight-year championship thirst?
That will be answered tonight when the Gin Kings try to finish off Meralco as they shoot for the championship in the best-of-seven finals series of the 2016 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup.
LOCKED at a game apiece, the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings and Meralco Bolts go for a 2-1 series edge when they collide in Game Three today of their best-of-seven Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup finals series.
BARANGAY Ginebra has won its last 2 games this past week and part of that has to do with top playmaker LA Tenorio, who has complemented do-it-all Justin Brownlee early in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup campaign.
True, Brownlee was the catalyst in Ginebra’s back-to-back wins over GlobalPort and bitter rival Star, but in both games, Tenorio also stood tall, orchestrating the offense and bringing in his usual steady leadership for the crowd favorites.
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