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GILAS PILIPINAS, PBA STARS EMBARK ON NATIONAL TOUR

A repeat of the Gilas Pilipinas-PBA selection matchup is set.

The Philippine Basketball Association presents the two teams in a national tour that serves as the final stage of the national team’s buildup for the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship that the country is hosting Aug. 1-11.

The Nationals and the PBA stars face off on July 19 in Davao, four days later in Cebu and on the 26th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.

And it’s expected to be a slam-bang series just like their showdown in the recent PBA All-Star Game in Digos, Davao del Sur that ended in a standoff.

The Nationals are done with their Lithuanian training and their defense of their Jones Cup championship in Taipei as they go on their Luz-Vi-Min tour with the PBA stars to be handled by Air21 coach Franz Pumaren.

The series could also serve as coach Chot Reyes’ basis in naming his Final 12 for the Asian eliminator to the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Reyes’ pool is down to 15, namely Marcus Douthit, Sonny Thoss, Junmar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter, Marc Pingris, Japeth Aguilar, Ranidel de Ocampo, Gary David, Jeff Chan, Gabe Norwood, Larry Fonacier, LA Tenorio, Jayson Castro, Jimmy Alapag and Ryan Reyes. Kelly Williams and Jared Dillinger are out due to health problems.

Challenging the Nationals in the series are Calvin Abueva, Cyrus Baguio, Mark Barroca, Beau Belga, Alex Cabagnot, KG Canaleta, Jayvee Casio, Joe Devance, Chris Ellis, Arwind Santos, PJ Simon, Chris Tiu and Jay Washington.

Most of them were with the PBA select team that fought the Nationals to a 124-124 tie in the last All-Star Game.

Out are James Yap, Mark Caguioa and Marcio Lassiter, and in their place came in Devance, Tiu, Simon and Barroca.

Chan banged away a three-pointer off Alex Cabagnot with six-tenths of a second left, capping Gilas Pilipinas’ bristling chase from 11 points down as the Nationals forced the standoff during the All-Star Game

Castro, David, Fonacier and Thoss came through with clutch baskets of their own in a mighty endgame Gilas siege saving the Nationals from what could have been an embarrassing loss.

Santos, a member of the national team to the 2009 Tianjin Asian joust, sizzled with a game-high 27 points and shared MVP honors with Chan.

It had appeared a won ball game for the PBA stars as Belga canned in two charities giving them a 120-114 lead with 1:14 left.

But Chan and David knocked in a trey each and Castro buried two foul shots in a strong Gilas finish forging the tie.

The two teams settle their score in their national tour. (SB)

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  • caguioa die hard

    WALANG KWENTA GINEBRA…..WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA………..

    • http://www.facebook.com/jamestaladoc James Ta

      tama ka jan pre mangu2ha nalang sila ng kangkong kasama nila mga fans nila

      • shawn yap

        oo nga mga pre

        • shawn yap

          Wala na yan Alaska na ang mag-chachamp
          Go Go Alaska

      • akura

        haha pero salamat sa Ginebra,nanalo ko sa pustahan,,,hahaha

        • #pasawaykayo

          ako rin PANALO sa pustahan!..ahaha..walang kahirap-hirap…

    • fcuk

      haha.. nice naman.. mas walang kwenta team mo.. laglag na sa semis.. sumasakay ka lang sa alaska para makapang-asar e.. siraulo..

    • arenas

      Wala kang kwentang tao isa kang inutil, isa kang nilalang na kinakahiya ng sarili mong mga magulang na criminal

  • khen

    do or die na naman ginebra, ano bayan……

  • khen

    do or die na naman ginebra, ano bayan…..

  • kingjohn

    hahaha wawalisin yan ng alaska,,mismatch yan

  • kingjohn

    ginebra will never win against alaska,, bwahahaha

  • arenas

    Caguioa die hard isa kang taong elementary graduate lng sa isang public school

    • caguioa die hard

      TAMBAK PA RIN…..NO MATCH IS THE WORD…….WAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA…..

      • arenas

        Trying hard ka mg english elementary graduate

  • ping

    magyayabang pa rin kaya ang ginebra fans? sasabihin na nmn nila nagpatalo lang yan kasi mahilig sa do-or-die yan eh

  • sonny thoss

    Asan na si never say die lalampasuhin pala ang alaska sa game 2 anong nangyari sa ginebra mo tambak na naman haha

  • BaranGAY GAYnebra BuGoK Kueens

    Babaero Akolagi • 20 hours ago −
    BUKAS SURE AKO BABAWIIN NG GINEBRA ANG GINAWA NG ALASKA

    Babaero Akolagi • 5 days ago
    HWAG KANG MAGALALA MALIIT LANG ANG ILALAMANG NG GINEBRA
    30POINTS SA 1ST GAME KONTRA SA ALASKA MO.
    20POINTS SA 2ND GAME

    • joemar

      another monster game by Alaska.. Nice!!!. Ginebra may bounce back on game 3… Go Alaska!! Go for the goal Ginebra!!!!Goodluck for both team!! may the best team win!!! #C’gratsAlaskaAces

      • Udeen Juanga

        go for the goal? ano yun soccer! hahahha

    • http://www.facebook.com/svcullo Sonny V. Cullo

      talo na naman ang ginebra sa game 2.
      hina talaga!

      • caguioa die hard

        GANON TLGA PRE…..NO MATCH IS THE WORD…….WAHAHAHAHAHAHA……

  • FINAL GAME

    bakit alang post sa game 2 final? ayaw nila pakita ang points ng bawat team?

    • joemar

      gabi na daw.. bukas na lang :) hahahah

    • DDS-Davao

      ito sir The scores:
      ALASKA 104 – Thoss 16, Dozier 15, Abueva 15, Baguio 15, Hontiveros 15, Casio 13, Espinas 8, Jazul 4, Belasco 3, Dela Cruz 0.

      GINEBRA 90 – Helterbrand 17, Tenorio 16, Baracael 11, Raymundo 10, Macklin 8, Ellis 8, Labgala 5, Urbiztondo 5, Mamaril 4, Hatfield 4, Caguioa 2, Maierhofer 0.

      Quarters: 25-23, 54-37, 74-56, 104-90

      NOTE: MAS UPDATED ANG FACEBOOK KYSA DITO

      • joemar

        6 players ang naka-double digit sa kanila.. meaning maganda ang ikot ng bola… tingin ko tpos n yan sa sunday!!! hahahaha

      • Marc Khun

        Biruin niyo yun :) 6 players in double figures.. thats what we call unselfish plays,walang pa star walang pa bida. they are just focus to win. im so amazed on what coach Luigi is doing now tlaga :)

  • caguioa die hard

    MARK CAGUIOA SPEAKS AFTER GAME 1:……..ALAM NYO?SA TOTOO LANG….MAS GUSTO KO NA MATALO SA GAME 1…….ALAM NYO KUNG BAKIT?…..KASI ALAM KO NA RING TALO SA GAME 2 AT GAME 3……..WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA……………..

    • joemar

      hahahahah… yun pala yung totoong sinabi ni mark hahaha!!!

    • DIE HARD ABUEVA

      para kang puwet ng manuk..wala tigil ng kkadakdak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • caguioa die hard

    AL CHUA SPEAKS AFTER GAME 1:……..MAY HANG OVER PA ANG TEAM DAHIL SA DO OR DIE BATTLE VS TNT……NGYN….ALAM KO NA KUNG PAPANO MANANALO…….KUNG PAPANONG MANANALO ULIT ANG ALASKA…….TAMBAK KME ULIT…….WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..

    • joemar

      hahahaha.. ayan wala nang nagpapakitang mga Ginebra fans… tahimik nila ee..

    • 14th ring to aces today

      baka hindi pa din maka get over from the game 1 tambakan, kaya ayun tambak ulit

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffcaceres37 Jeff Caceres

    The Kings are outplayed once again by the Aces. Although Ginebra had improved their offense compare to the last outing, but it was not enough for them to stop the Aces mighty defense, offense and rebounding. The real problem of Ginebra is their maintenance of defense, and they had lack of aggressiveness there.

    Coach Luigi Trillo was indeed a defensive genius mastermind, something that Tim Cone didn’t have during his years with the Aces. The Aces are a win away from claiming their first title in the post Tim Cone era. As for coach Alfrancis Chua, he needs to double his time studying the whole game to see if Ginebra was indeed a “NEVER SAY DIE” team.

    But right now, Ginebra is already on a very tough and desperate situation. No excuses, they had to win till the end. Alaska must not be “contented” that they’re 2-0, and they shall prepare for the Gin Kings’ comeback. Well played by Alaska, it’s just that Ginebra was once again outplayed.

    • joemar

      Ginebra is on “Must win” situation (Game 3 on Sunday)

    • caguioa die hard

      PARE….THE WORD IS “MISMATCH”…THATS IT….3-0 NA YAN PRE……SABIHIN MO NANG MAYABANG AKO……PERO TAPOS NA YAN SA SUNDAY…..MATBE A CLOSE FIGHT?BUT ALASKA WILL END THE SERIES ON SUNDAY…..

      • http://www.facebook.com/Steel.ram.o9 Ram Gutierrez

        its not finish yet dumbass ! hindi p nga ngsisimula laban inuunahan muna oo dlawang laro n outplayed ang ginebra pero hnde pwedeng sbhin n tapos n agad s sunday ?! bket s ros twice to beat advantage nanalo sila ? s tnt 1-2 pero nkapsok pdin sila wg bsta bsta maliitin ang ginebra hnde din biro pnagdaanan nila bgo mkapsok s finals ! kaya hnde mo pdeng sbhin na tapos n laban s sunday baka kainin mo lahat ng snabe mo pg ng CHAMPION ang ginebra !

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

          hahaha umaasa p!!!!!!! wawa nman….. ano kaya gagawin ng mga referee pra lng mkpg champion ginebra mo?

          • fcuk

            e di gagawin nila yung trabaho nila bopols.. anong gagawin nila, matutulog?

        • arki steve

          mga refs n lang ang pag asa ng ginebra kse mga refs din ang nag dala sa kanila sa finals

        • caguioa die hard

          ganyan din ang mga sinasabi ng ginebra fans bago mg start ang game 2….1-1 dw?….eh cno ngyn ang napahiya?….aantayin nyo pa ulit na mapahiya kau?….hahahahha….cge….mukhang sanay nmn kaung mapahiya eh……wahahahahahhaha…..

        • http://www.facebook.com/teodoro.sauza Teodoro Sauza

          sa tulong ng ref?d kaya?

        • fong

          Anyare???

        • caguioa die hard

          ANYARE PARE?….TAMA B KO?….AY MALI PALA AKO…..SV KO MAYBE A CLOSE FIGHT EH TAMBAK PLA ULIT….WAHAHAHAHAHAHA……………..

        • caguioa die hard

          KAIN K NLNG NG KANGKONG….WAHAHAHAHA…PAHIYA….PAHIYA…PAHIYA…WAWA NMN…..WAHAHAHAHAHA…………

      • fcuk

        siguro nga pro bilog ang bola… anything can still happen and the rate for ginebra to get the game 3 is 50-50.. walang mismatch dun..

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

          oo pati buhay mo mag 50/50 pag natalo ginebra….

      • khalyx

        edi kaw na…

      • lolong

        Oo di na kaya tlga….Ginebra Fans

  • caguioa die hard

    BREAKING NEWS PO…..HNGGNG NGYN EH NAKA “NGA NGA” PA RIN ANG MGA GINEBRA FANS SA MOA…….ANG IBA AYAW PANG UMUWI……ANG IBA AKALA NANANAGINIP LANG……ANG IBA MABABALIW NA……WAHAHAHAHAHAHHA….AT YNG NANUOD LANG SA BAHAY……HNGGNG NGYN EH TULALA PA RIN…..WAHAHAHAHAH…..MGA GINEBRA FANS…….GISING………TAPOZ NA PO ANG LABAN……TAMBAK ULIT……..WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH…….

    • DDS-Davao

      hahahahaha ikaw na tol “caguioa die hard” MABUHAY KA!!!

    • joemar

      hahaha.. mas lalong walang lalabas na Ginebra fans nyan ee.. hahahaha

    • sonny thoss

      pre baka kasama na si never say die sa MOA na nakatulala di matanggap na tambak na naman ang ginebra he he

      • caguioa die hard

        MALAMANG PRE….

    • lolong

      brad asarin mo nlang ng asarin si kagiwa wla nman sa condition gsto maglaro biwcit.

      Ginebra fan

      Ayaw tlga magpasapaw ni lolong

    • 2brodd

      hahahaahaa…..!!! ,may tama ka hoy gising na kayo!!

    • seven_gins

      ang OA mo dre,..

    • WTF zombies!

      Hahahahaha! Apir!

  • joemar

    Kung TNT kaya ang pumasok.. mas maganda kaya ang laban??

  • JCAng

    I think they will remove: Slaughter, Aguilar, and R. Reyes. Slaughter and Aguilar are inexperienced, and R. Reyes because there are already 3 SGs (aside from him) in: David, Chan, and Fonacier who are more consistent shooters.

  • caguioa die hard

    ANG TAGAL NMN NG FORUM NG ALASKA WIN TODAY VS GINEBRA……MALAMANG HNGGNG NGYN EH NKA NGANGA PA RIN UNG NKA ASSIGN D2….HAHAHAHHAHA….C SONNY THOSS NGA NA BEST PLYER EH HINDI NA ININTERVIEW……KUNG GINEBRA PANALO BKA HNGNG NGYN EH NG II SPEACH PA CHUA AT CAGUIOA…….WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..BIAS KAYO MGA MEDIA……PWE…….WAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA…..

    • fcuk

      wala ka namang ibang masabi e.. laki ng galit mo sa ginebra.. talo na e..

  • joemar

    So pag talo (tambak) ang team, di na lalabas mga fans. ngayon nyu pagtanggol ung GInebra “Never say die” at “Puso ng PBA” (daw) team.. hahaha…pakita nyu kahit manalo o matalo ung team nyu ee di kayo nagtatago… pag panalo dami sinasabi.. ngayon nga nga!!! di sana ko magagalit sa Ginebra fans ee… kaso may mga fans na matitigas ang mukha.. hahahaha… peace!!!!

    • caguioa die hard

      KARAMIHAN NMN PRE NG GINEBRA FANS EH SUKDULAN ANG YABANG PERO WALA NMNG BINATBAT……MALAMANG NATAUHAN NA SILA…..BKA WALA NG MG COMMENT NITO NI ISA……..WAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA…..OK LNG PRE….TAU TAU NLNG MG USAP D2……TUTAL MG CHA CHAMPION N ANG ALASKA SA LINGGO……WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA……

      • joemar

        anu naman kaya ang mga idadahilan nila… “Never say die” naman daw sila ehh.. ok n yun!! haha

      • fcuk

        lul.. haha.. matalo manalo, ginebrapa rin at hindi magbabago yun.. hindi man mag-champion ngayon, ok lang basta ginebra pa rin, kahit pulutin pa kami sa kangkungan, giebra pa rin.. e ikaw, kapag laglag ang team, lipat sa iba para makaepal lang haha.. kakahiya ka wala kang loyalty sa team mo.. lul.. haha..

        • 2brodd

          ok lang ha kahit laging talo ayos ka rin no hahaha!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/Steel.ram.o9 Ram Gutierrez

      HINDI NMAN LAHAT NG FANS NG GINEBRA GNUN ! PERO MANALO MATALO S LINGGO GINEBRA PDIN CHAMPION PARA SKEN :) ! HNDE NMAN BIRO PNAGDAANAN NILA S CONFERENCE NA TO PARA MKAPSOK S FINALS ! PERO CONGRATS IN ADVANCE PGNANALO ALASKA S LINGGO :D

    • fcuk

      matigas din naman mukha mo e.. kaya hampas mo na lang din mukha mo sa pader..

      • Julius21gsm

        caguioa die hard busit ka.!!!. kung wala kang masabe 2mahimik ka nalang… kung ikaw kaya ang ipalaro ko sa game3 papasa ka ba kaya… yabang mo……..

  • Acesmen

    Always Say Die pag Alaska ka ang katapat nila mapapanis daw.. tuloy nalasing sila ng sariling alak nila..hehe

  • sonny thoss

    Sa linggo champion na ang ginebra este alaska pala mvp finals si calvin abueva at best import dozier.

  • sonny thoss

    Sana game 3 na ngayon para walang dahilan si chua na pagod sila kasi pagod din ang alaska para patas ang laban he he

  • leonel

    they wer lucky against TNT, 4 players sa starting lineup ng tnt ay injured.. isama mo pa sa import match up.. maliit si mitchell compare sa import ng Ginebra, he was force 2 play sa commisioner cup gayung for governor’s cup pa sna sya mglalaro.. but still umabot pa dn sa do or die game..

  • disqus_0oDgJe41aL

    sorry to divert the attention. but i think Dillinger should be
    investigated. it is quite astonishing that no details had been given
    regarding the accident that met him saturday dawn. is he drunk or under
    the influence of prohibited drugs? Is there a media black out? and what
    in the world is he doing that early on the streets of Metro Manila when
    they are expected to go all out war against Ginebra the following day.
    Don’t they have practice? It’s very unusual. these guys should be role
    models and you don’t want your kids to emulate the kind of behavior that
    Dillinger displayed. For the spirit of fairness, he should also be
    sanctioned according to the gravity of the offense he has committed (if
    there is any). Let the governing rule of law of the Philippine
    Basketball Association take its full course to erring players.

  • dnayrb

    alazzkaa, parang ganun lang champion na agad walang kahirap hirap..magsisi na yong pumusta sa ginebra bigay nyo na pera nyo.,I don’t think this gonna be a sweep game but i think it really could be like that. ,di na aabot ng game 5 to, wag na iyak mga fans, pray nlng kau na my himalang mangyari, yung mapilayan c calven o d kaya mabulag c casio at baguio.,tanggapin nu na talo na kau, sana man lang binigyan nu ng respeto alaska, gandang laro naman jan…GOODLUCK ACES, ROY at MVP pwedeng mangyari un, go Calvin sirain mo laro nila..nice nice nice!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Anthony-Samonte/100000659143710 Ray Anthony Samonte

    Ramdam na alaska na yan.wala parin tatalo sa alaska.

  • farmerson

    Sayang kita may game 4 pa yan!

  • carlo montemayor

    ♫ Hindi parin natatalo ng ginebra ang alaska ♫ HAHAHA

  • http://www.facebook.com/teodoro.sauza Teodoro Sauza

    may pag asa pa ta u mga ka brgy,sana gumawa ng paraan ang referee,,sayang din ang kikitain sa atin,ang dami natin..mag isipisip kau pba management..d kau mabubuhay pag wala ang fans ng ginebra,,kailangan mag sacrifice ang referee sa laban nato,,ano ba ung isang buwang suspencion kesa mawalan kayo ng income…

  • ricky

    pd ba mka suggest kai chot reyes na kunin nila si abueva? sa gilas pinas team.

  • Leah Labra

    san po sa davao yung laro ng gilas at pba selection sa july 19??

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