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.
By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
FOR the second year in a row, the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings and Meralco Bolts will dispute the championship for the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup, beginning today in Game One of their best-of-seven finals series in Lucena City in Quezon Province.
Happening at the Quezon Convention Center at 7 p.m., the defending champions Kings and Bolts try to draw first flood and move a step closer to bagging the title for the season-ending PBA conference.
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.
IN what may well be a championship showdown in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Governors Cup defending champion Barangay Ginebra battles Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer 6:45 p.m., today, Sunday, September 10 at the Araneta Coliseum.
The rampaging Gin Kings have made odds makers take a second look after tagging the Beermen as the team to beat this third conference.
Ginebra leaned on a fourth-quarter blitz to humble the Blackwater Elite, 98-81, last Friday.
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.
After two blowouts to open the series, Game 5 do or die of the Semifinals between the Barangay Ginebra and San Miguel Beer was shaping up to be a classic, until a late surge by the crowd favorite put the game -– and perhaps the championship -– out of reach for the defending champions over 20,000 fans at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
The Gin Kings became the 7th team to advance in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup after scoring a 90-80 comeback victory over NLEX Sunday at the Cuneta Astrodome.
Down by as much as 17 points in the first half, Ginebra had to use a big second-half push to beat the Road Warriors behind a season-high performance from LA Tenorio.
After 10 long years, Brgy Ginebra San Miguel is back in the PBA Philippine Cup finals after booting out Star in Game 7
LEAGUE-leading GlobalPort Batang Pier tries to keep its grip on the top spot while the Alaska Aces and the Star Hotshots continue their search for that elusive first win as the 2016-17 Philippine Basketball Association Philippines Cup resumes.
With its 2-0 start, the Batang Pier found itself in the solo lead and it shoots for its third straight win against winless Alaska (0-2) at 4:15 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay Today.
AFTER going into overdrive in the elimination round, the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinal phase is ready to go with the GlobalPort Batang Pier completing the cast.
Defeating the Alaska Aces, 107-106, in their knockout match last night, the Aces earned the eighth and final ticket in the playoffs which begin today.
But to do so, GlobalPort needed to get deep into its bag amid a tough challenge that Alaska posted.
AFTER five tries, the GlobalPort Batang Pier are now in the win column of the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup following their disposal of the hapless NLEX Road Warriors, 85-82, in their Holy Wednesday encounter at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Held their own when challenged down the stretch and with import Malcolm White hitting a key basket, the Batang Pier (1-4) bested the Road Warriors (0-6) in a battle of tailending teams in the midseason PBA conference and infused life back into their jittery campaign.
CURRENTLY at solo second place in the ongoing PBA Philippine Cup, GlobalPort Batang Pier try to go a notch higher and claim a share of the top spot as they take on Blackwater Elite in league action today at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City.
Set for 7 p.m., the Batang Pier (3-1) are out to win back-to-back after tumbling previously while also tying defending champions San Miguel Beermen (4-1) for early leadership in the season-opening Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) tournament.
Leading GlobalPort in the Philippine Cup is All-Star guard Terrence Romeo, who has his guns blazing with an average of 27 points per game to go along with five assists and 1.75 steals.
FRESH from their victory in their last game, the GlobalPort Batang Pier take on the San Miguel Beermen in Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup action today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Defeated the Kia Picanto, 102-90, in their match on Aug. 20, the Batang Pier (2-2) look to sustain the momentum of that win in their 7 p.m. main game encounter with the Beermen (2-1), who lost last time around.
THE scheduled Philippine Basketball Association double header today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum will feature four teams making their debut and are out to jumpstart their campaign in the season-opening Philippine Cup.
GlobalPort Batang Pier collide with Mahindra Floodbuster at 4:15 p.m. while the Alaska Aces face off with the NLEX Road Warriors at 7 p.m.
Infusing new faces in the roster, GlobalPort hopes to duplicate or even surpass the success it had in the same tournament last year where it reached the semifinals.
THE Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup goes on the road today with a twin bill set at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna.
Opening the festivities in the PBA south-of-Manila offering at 4:15 p.m. are GlobalPort Batang Pier and Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, two teams coming off wins in their previous assignments and are looking to build on their respective quarterfinal push.
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