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E-PAINTERS HOPE TO MAKE IT SHORT & SWEET

Ginebra vs Rain or Shine (03-28-15)

Rain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao honestly feels they don’t get much luxury as the playoff top seed while finding Barangay Ginebra San Miguel as the No. 8 team. “This is a team capable of beating us twice. So we have to be very careful, we have to play with a sense of urgency,” […]

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#PBA2015 PLAYOFF PREVIEW: TALK N TEXT TROPANG TEXTERS vs BARAKO BULL ENERGY – THE FAVORED VS THE FORSAKEN

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Without a doubt, TNT is the heavily-favored club in this quarterfinal pairing. They have won 3 of their last 4 games and were the ones who dealt BAR its first loss of the conference in mid-February. The Texters have two BPC candidates in Jayson Castro and RDO and import Ivan Johnson has been on a […]

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TEXTERS SHOOT FOR SEMIS SEAT

Talk N Text vs Barako Bull (03-28-15)

Coming off of a highly emotional battle against Alaska before claiming the second twice-to-beat incentive, second-seed Talk ‘N Text now shifts its focus to cunning Barako Bull as the two teams open their quarterfinal duel Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena. Behind the monster performance of Ivan Johnson, the Tropang Texters seek to make the most […]

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WE’RE PRETTY FOCUSED RIGHT NOW – DEVANCE

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With two triples to open the game, Joe Devance’s eight first quarter points turned out to be the firing start for Purefoods’ methodical 120-86 domination of Alaska. Finishing the game with 10 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists, the first pick of the 2007 PBA Draft did everything he could to lift the Hotshots to […]

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MAKE WAY FOR MERALCO’S OTHER GUNNER

Macapagal 2 (03-27-15)

NLEX carefully laid down its gameplan against Meralco import Josh Davis and gunner Gary David. Little did the Road Warriors’ coaching staff believe that it would be Mark Macapagal who make his mark in the game and anchor Meralco to a 1-0 series lead courtesy of a 97-82 Game 1 victory. Used sparingly this conference […]

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PUREFOODS ON TARGET

James Yap (03-27-15)

A well-rested team up against the Alaska side coming off a tough grind in the last stretch of the elims, the Purefoods Star Hotshots didn’t go wrong as they ran, ran and ran. The Hotshots were hyperactive, pushing the ball practically all night as they clobbered the badly stunned Aces, 120-86, in Game One of […]

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MERALCO JOLTS NLEX AS PLAYOFFS BEGIN

Macapagal (03-27-15)

Mark Macapagal picked the right night to step up for the slumping Meralco squad. The seldom-used forward came unchained and propelled the Bolts to a 97-82 beatdown of NLEX, gaining a 1-0 headstart in their best-of-three quarterfinals series in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Macapagal went 5-of-10 from threes and wound up with personal two-season-best […]

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#PBA2015 QUARTERFINALS PREVIEW: PUREFOODS STAR HOTSHOTS vs ALASKA ACES – FAMILIAR FOES

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The Tim Cone angle has been an ever-present plot-line every time these two teams meet. It’s inevitable, since, for the longest time, Tim Cone was Alaska and vice versa. After leaving the Aces, Cone has continued his coaching dominance, while Alaska has gone on a bit of a roller-coaster ride. Alex Compton, for all his […]

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TOUGH MATCHUP

Purefoods vs Alaska (03-27-15)

Against Philippine Cup runner-up Alaska, reigning champion Purefoods Star could have gotten the toughest matchup among the top seeds in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs. “Alaska it is, and we probably could not have picked a tougher opponent,” said Purefoods coach Tim Cone on the eve of the playoffs opener. “At this time of the […]

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WHY STOP NOW?

Meralco vs NLEX (03-27-15)

Entering the playoffs for the first time in its young PBA life, NLEX is looking to make an impact deep into the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. But before they could achieve it, the Road Warriors first have to go through sister team Meralco. Coach Boyet Fernandez, however, vowed to leave no stones unturned in shutting […]

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