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LEAGUE-LEADING Star aims to stay unbeaten as it shoots for a fourth straight win in as many starts in the resumption of the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup.

At the top of the standings without a defeat, Star (3-0) tries to keep it rolling as it faces a challenge from ailing Phoenix (2-4) at 7 p.m. today at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

SAW how Christian Standhardinger and Carl Bryan Cruz made a good account of themselves in the recent FIBA Asia Cup, Gilas Pilipinas big man Troy Rosario said he is very excited to team up with the two as they begin their quest for the gold in the ongoing 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

Part of the 12-man team seeing action in the regional biennial meet, Messrs. Standhardinger and Cruz are doing double duty for the national team as they were also part of the Gilas squad that saw action in the just-concluded FIBA Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon, where the Philippines finished seventh overall.

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TOP half teams NLEX Road Warriors and Meralco Bolts look to fortify their win-loss cards in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup when they take on separate opponents in the resumption of festivities today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Took a break on Wednesday to give way to the campaign of Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon, the season-ending PBA tournament returns today with NLEX (5-1) and Meralco (4-1), currently second and third in that order in the standings, taking on the Blackwater Elite and Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters, respectively.

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GILAS Pilipinas ended its campaign in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon, on a winning note, beating Jordan, 75-70, last night to salvage a seventh place finish in the high-profile continental basketball tournament.

Relegated to the classification matches after bowing out in the quarterfinals last week, the Philippine men’s national basketball team exited on a high but not after having made to sweat by a highly determined Jordanian team.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

GILAS PILIPINAS will have its old nemesis South Korea as an opponent in the quarterfinals of the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup.

Taking place today at 11:30 p.m. at the Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon, the last eight encounter between the familiar foes was forged after South Korea defeated Japan, 81-68, late Monday night in the first phase of the knockout rounds of the continental basketball tournament.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

THE Philippines saw its promising run at the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon come to a screeching end early yesterday morning after it was routed by old nemesis South Korea, 118-86, in the quarterfinals of the high-profile continental basketball tournament.

Failing to stop the South Koreans’ fluid offense, Gilas Pilipinas scrambled all game long en route to bowing out of contention, a turnaround from the solid start it had in the Cup that had it sweeping all its three games in group play.

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MANY experts said that after Allan Caidic there has been a lack of great shooters in Philippine national teams to international competitions.

That may have been true before, but not anymore with the way Terrence Romeo has been hitting his outside shots in Gilas Pilipinas uniform. The latest examples are the Philippines’ twin victories in the Fiba Asia Cup.

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