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2ND STRAIGHT UPSET WIN FOR AIR21

Air21, from the Shopinas.com line, broke new ground in its two-year PBA participation, beating San Mig Coffee for the first time Wednesday night.

The Express recorded a second three-game streak in franchise history, sustaining their progress with an 87-82 win over the Mixers in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

“We have to give it to our players. They really played well. They played smart especially as San Mig made a run,” said coach Franz Pumaren as his troops roared on, tying the Mixers at sixth place at 4-5.

“I’m so elated beating a team like San Mig Coffee and a coach like coach Tim (Cone). We’re playing tough defense and, for the second straight game, we held a topnotch team below their average,” Pumaren also said.

The Express held the Mixers to 31 points in the first half then held their ground in a shootout at the finish, enabling the team to pull a first one over San Mig Coffee in seven matches.

Rain or Shine and Meralco are the only teams Air21 hasn’t beaten in franchise history.

Michael Dunigan more than held his own against reigning Best Import Denzel Bowles, coming through with 25 points and 20 rebounds in 41 minutes of action. The San Mig reinforcement, on the other hand, collected 24 markers and 12 boards

The Air21 locals also stood their ground against their San Mig counterparts with KG Canaleta, Wynne Arboleda and Mark Isip helping big time with their crucial plays in the fourth quarter.

Canaleta scored on a turnaround jumper then made two charities while Arboleda hit three straight baskets as the Express cut loose from a close 73-68 count.

Gunigan and Mike Cortez teamed up early on as the Express enjoyed a pair of 13-point spreads at 59-46 and 61-48 in the third quarter.

The Mixers, however, charged back, 62-65, on the exploits of Bowles, PJ Simon and Mark Barroca.

Bowles and Simon fired 24 and 20, respectively, with Barroca adding 10, including seven in the payoff period.

James Yap struggled with a 6-of-19 field shooting, obviously affected by the latest woe in his private life.

Earlier in the day, he appeared on a court hearing with regards Kris Aquino’s petition for a temporary protection order (TPO) against her former husband.

Aquino accused Yap of overstepping his boundaries and of attempting to seduce her while visiting her home, and of inflicting psychological harm on their son James, or “Bimby.”  (SB)

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  • chito

    Ano naman kaya excuses nila this time why they lost…wala c jdv, ala sa focus c yap, bias referees, malas lang…hhmmm

    • http://www.facebook.com/vongola2304 Natsu Dragneel

      wala sa focus c yap dahil may issue siyang pinagdadaanan

      • chito

        Great so I’ll just look forward in their defeats against other teams in the future since Yap still have these “issues” going on.

      • http://www.facebook.com/reynald.cruz.902 Reynald Cruz

        parehas lng kc kayo ni james yap iyakin….. huhuhu…..

        • http://www.facebook.com/vongola2304 Natsu Dragneel

          umiiyak ka ba???? kung di pa, papaiyakin kita tpos ipapublic ko

          • ka-barangay79

            iiyak na yan wahahahahha!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/vongola2304 Natsu Dragneel

            ….ba’t ngayon umeepal ka dito??? dun ka sa gaynebra mo, gunggong….iiyak ginebra mo bukas….hahaha

          • http://www.youjizz.com/ EdNSD,,),,

            pag ikaw umeepal sa ginebra tuwang tuwa kang sup0t ka.hahaha

          • http://www.facebook.com/vongola2304 Natsu Dragneel

            inggit ka kasi dahil bading ka

      • http://www.youjizz.com/ EdNSD,,),,

        pano kayo mananalo niyan eh ngayon palang nagdadahilan kana. GoodLuck na lang sa idol mong si “Big Rape James YUCK”…hahaha

  • kolokoy

    hindi, umiyak si james kanina sa news

  • mamborat

    SMC FAN here….Ako ay malapit ng mawalan ng kompyinsa sa SMC, pwede ba Coach Tim? one time lang “magwala ka ulet, gaya nung dati nung head coach ka pa ng Alaska”. Parang larong PAMBARANGAY na lang ang ginagawa ng mga bata mo, parang di nila deserved na tawaging “DEFENDING CHAMPION”… yung game lang vs ALASKA ang impressive na panalo nyo & the rest is parang chamba or sinuwerte lang…di pwedeng laging naasa sa swerte or chamba…paki motivate naman ang lahat ng players nio n MAGSIPAG nakakatamad panoorin ang laro nio pag natatalo ng walang kalatoy latoy. walang energy, walang ka-hussle hussle, walang teamwork at walang presence of mind sa court….BORING!

    • zildjian47

      kht sa PAMBARANGAY di na uubra yan eh.. sa attitude nila.

  • http://www.facebook.com/babaero.akolagi Babaero Akolagi

    mas magaling p rin ang brgy ginebra s kanila. next season n lang ang smc baka may chance kpag naging player na si bimbi s smc…

  • Jun Taqueban

    Di pa updated ang players ng Petron dito a R. Balkman pa rin. Mabagal ang update dito.

  • http://www.facebook.com/boboy.senturias Boboy Senturias

    coach tim!bigyan mo naman kaming mga fans ng pag-asa na umasang mag champion muli ang team mo……nakakapanghina ng loob ang mga galaw ng players mo, masyadong kumpyansa’t kampanti sa mga laro na hindi naman sana dapat……always keep the focus mga players ng smc……….

  • sonix_212

    Siguro kailangan na re evaluate ang team. masyado mababaw ang bench. JCY, Ping, PJ, JDV sino pa? Ala na yata baroca practice ka mag shooting sa labas. Walang outside threat ang SMC. Remember nagchampion ang SMC franchise dahil sa mga steady shooters nila, Capacio, Cabahug, Al Solis, Ravena, Paul Guerrero, Pumaren. Pag may outside shooter talaga mag oopen up and loob para mag operate sina Capt, Raymundo, ngayon si Ping at JDV.

  • joseph

    wla n wenta san mig

  • joseph

    kabisado n laro ni bowles

    • zildjian47

      mahina ang locals, lamya.

  • http://www.fappal.com/ fappal

    Sorry San Mig, bawi nalng!

  • http://www.facebook.com/alexander.santiago.714 Alexander Santiago

    Di maka-comment si Natsu Dragneel. Nilampaso kasi ng Air21 yung pinakamamahal nyang si James “Iyak” Yap.

    • http://www.facebook.com/vongola2304 Natsu Dragneel

      naku po, may baklang pumalag dito ah…ano bang team mo ah, parang makapaglait ka kung sinong ungas dito…tanggap po namin ang pagkatalo namin…eh lahat lang naman ng teams natatalo…..drama nalang ang panoorin mo at panonoorin din kitang umiyak

      • ka-barangay79

        pano ba yan? tabla na sa standing ang ginebra at smcm? :D nasan na yabang mo?

        • http://www.facebook.com/vongola2304 Natsu Dragneel

          sus, may laro pa po smcm ngayon, gunggong

          • http://www.youjizz.com/ EdNSD,,),,

            eh may laro kami bukas. papartidahan na kita. may injury pa si MC. ikaw naman magdasal na manalo SanPig mo at Gumawa nang milagro si “Big Rape James YUCK”.hahahaha

  • http://www.facebook.com/natsu.enero Natsu Enero

    sana manalo na kyo sa susunod na laro I love san mig coffee ever :)wag sa na kyo malumg kot ganan talaga may talo may panalo :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/alexander.santiago.714 Alexander Santiago

    Nung nanalo Ginebra versus SanMig Coffee Sisters sabi nila “bigay” ang laban. Ngayon, ano naman kaya dahilan nila? Dami nila comment nung nanalo Ginebra tapos ngayong tinalo team nila ng Air21 puro mga nagsitago sa lungga. Dapat through thick and thin ang suporta…

    • http://www.facebook.com/vongola2304 Natsu Dragneel

      pare, gunggong ka ba??? wala kasi si devance at si james yap may issue na pinagdadaanan kaya ganon!

      • ka-barangay79

        hahaha! may pinagdadaanan?………………. FYI tabla na sa standing ang ginebra at smcm. sabi mo dati hindi mag-aabot sa standing ang ginebra at san mig?

        • http://www.facebook.com/vongola2304 Natsu Dragneel

          nagkataon lang po…hahah…ipapangako ko po na hindi na po mauulit to

          • http://www.youjizz.com/ EdNSD,,),,

            pinapangako mo? hahaha laugh trip tong batang toh!. hahahaha. parang nagmamakaawang ewan.hahaha. sure ka ba na mananalo San Pig mo jan? hahaha. eh ngayon palang nagdadahilan kana.

          • http://www.facebook.com/vongola2304 Natsu Dragneel

            huh?? anong laugh trip?? umiyak ka nalang

  • morris

    magulo utak ni papa james kaya olats!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerick.brillo Jerick Wilson Brillo

    ipasok si sena!

  • http://twitter.com/RodleeSantiago rodlee santiago

    antayin nlng ntin resulta kng cno tlga deserving s finals! bsta sken san mig p rin aq! ihnap nyo nlng ng ktpat team ko;-)

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