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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

THE hottest team right now in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup, the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings, is out to claim another victory when it takes on the struggling Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters in the 7 p.m. main game today at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Lost in their debut in the season-ending PBA conference, the Kings (4-1) have been unstoppable since, winning their next four games to make their way to the top of the standings.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

THE Rain or Shine Elasto Painters streaked to their third straight win in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup yesterday, defeating the Star Hotshots, 92-88, to hand the latter their first loss in the season-ending tournament.

Racked up back-to-back victories entering their curtain-raiser versus the Hotshots at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the E-Painters made it three in a row with a solid effort to hold off the Hotshots.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

THE Blackwater Elite continued to pile up the wins in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup yesterday just as they kept the Alaska Aces winless and reeling following a 111-106 double overtime (OT) victory in midweek action at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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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.

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FOLLOWING a slow start to the season-ending Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup that had them losing their first three games, the Blackwater Elite have since turned things around with back-to-back wins and look to extend it some more when they play anew today.

Set to take on the still-winless Alaska Aces in the 4:15 p.m. curtain-raiser at the Mall of Asia Arena, the Elite (2-3), boosted by the arrival of replacement import Henry Walker, go for a conference-high third straight win and pull even in the standings where they have been making steady ascent.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

GILAS PILIPINAS earned a return trip to the gold medal game in men’s basketball of the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, after defeating scrappy Singapore, 68-60, in the semifinals played at the MABA Stadium.

While they got challenged more than expected by the Singaporeans, the nationals kept their composure in the end to hack out the victory, giving them the chance to defend the title they have been holding for more than two decades now.

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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

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.

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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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