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Rain or Shine ties series at 1-1 after ‘God-given’ win

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For a long while, San Miguel Beer was drenching Rain or Shine with triples.

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Alaska Aces gun for first finals berth

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The Alaska Milk Aces hope to finally end a string of playoff losses to the Star Hotshots, taking their first of three cracks at wrapping up their PBA Governors Cup best-of-five semifinal playoff Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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Compton inspired by Cone’s quote on defense from years back

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Several years ago, Alex Compton was still learning the ropes as the man with the pen and the clipboard while Tim Cone was already one of the respected coaches in the league with a PBA Grand Slam under his belt. Cone was invited by Compton and coach Eric Altamirano to speak at one the National […]

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Aces outwork Hotshots to move within win of finals berth

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As planned, Alaska Milk asserted itself versus Star throughout Friday night, ending nights of dramatic comebacks in the PBA Governors Cup Final Four. The Aces had no big deficits to overcome this time as they buckled down to work early and seemingly outworked the Hotshots every inch of the way for a dominant 95-74 victory before a […]

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E-painters, Beermen eye adjustments for game 2

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Coach Leo Austria knows there was more than a little luck involved in his San Miguel Beer team’s initial win against Rain or Shine in their PBA Governors Cup semifinals duel.

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Santos finds a way to shine for San Miguel

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Arwind Santos knows a thing or two about sacrificing personal success for that of the team’s. The 2013 PBA MVP has seen his numbers dip in the past conferences, culminating with an exit from the top 10 of the statistical points race for the Best Player of the Conference this PBA Governors’ Cup. Though his […]

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Beermen fight back from 24 down to take Game 1 of semis

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San Miguel Beer essayed Thursday night almost the same tale written by Alaska Milk the previous night. The Beermen gallantly fought back from the depths of 24-point deficits and stunned the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 101-95, in Game One of their PBA Governors Cup Final Four faceoff at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. “It’s unbelievable,” […]

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Aces eye 2-0 lead, ready for Hotshots comeback in game 2

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Unwittingly, Alaska Milk coach Alex Compton has given away what they intend to do for the rest of the series after their come-from-behind victory Wednesday night. “Kung pwede ko lang hindi sabihin, but what we really have to do is just to be ourselves. It’s about being who we are, playing to our identity,” said […]

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X-factor in San Miguel, Rain or Shine series

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San Miguel Beer’s success this conference has been largely attributed to its reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo and import Arizona Reid. Aside from the fact that the offense runs through them more often than not, Fajardo and Reid average combined accounts for nearly half of the Beermen’s total points and about two thirds of their team’s […]

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Game 1 win important, but we have a long way to go — Casio

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In classic Alaska fashion, the Aces came back from an 18-point hole and stunned Star, 97-91, to take Game 1 of their best-of-5 semifinals series in the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup on Wednesday. And at the forefront of that barrage was JVee Casio, who finished with 18 points on a 2-of-4 shooting from threes to […]

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Aces rally past ‘kuya’ Hotshots for Game 1 win

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Coach Alex Compton just reminded his chargers at halftime the Star Hotshots are not their “big brothers,” and the Alaska Milk Aces came out smoking in the final half to salvage Game One of their PBA Governors Cup Final Four faceoff at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night.

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Focus on Fajardo as Beermen, Elastopainters begin semis duel

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Solving the puzzle each side is sure to offer is the primary concern of both San Miguel Beer and Rain or Shine when they start their 2015 PBA Governors Cup semifinals duel Thursday evening at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The opener of the best-of-five series may not mean much in the long run, but should offer […]

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Cone crosses swords with former team in semis

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It’s coach Tim Cone’s current team versus his former squad – the Star Hotshots opposite the Alaska Milk Aces. Mere mention of that surely touches a nerve. No hype needed,the drama will write itself. Cone and Alaska Milk figure in yet another exciting playoff matchup, facing off in one side of the PBA Governors Cup […]

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With their backs against the wall, Lassiter takes charge for Beermen

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Marcio Lassiter is just ecstatic to advance once again to the semifinals as San Miguel downed Meralco on Monday. Still feeling the sting of their early exit in the Commissioner’s Cup, the Beermen didn’t want to bow out early once again. They also did not want to relive the nightmares of the 2013 Commissioner’s Cup, […]

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SMB bounces back to complete semis cast

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June Mar Fajardo and his teammates didn’t renege on a vow. The San Miguel Beermen kept the promise made during practice Sunday, blasting the Meralco Bolts, 102-86, to book the last berth in the PBA Governors’ Cup Final Four Monday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Ang dami namin meetings ng management. Noong practice, sabi nung mga players ko: […]

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Still our time – PJ Simon

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Though facing an upstart GlobalPort squad which paraded the explosive backcourt tandem of Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle, Star’s quarterfinal conquest showed that for guys like James Yap and Peter June Simon, it’s still their time. Yap got it done in Game 1 when the Hotshots mauled the Batang Pier by 53 points, and Simon […]

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Bolts, Beermen clash one more time for last final 4 ticket

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For San Miguel Beer, it’s about rising from a fall. For Meralco, it’s about completing an upset. The Beermen and the Bolts clash in a do-or-die match Monday at the Big Dome to determine which team slugs it out with the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters on one side of the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals. Seventh-ranked Meralco […]

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Proving his worth

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Vindication was what Kelly Nabong gave Meralco on Saturday, as the bruiser stepped up big and justified Meralco’s acquisition of him early in the conference to save the Bolts’ campaign in the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup. “Kelly Nabong played big for us inside the paint,” said coach Norman Black. “He did a good job of driving […]

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Star makes it to semis

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The Star Hotshots struck twice against the GlobalPort Batang Pier, following up a record 53-point triumph the last time out with a hard-earned 101-94 win to reach the PBA Governors’ Cup Final Four at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday. There’s no repeat of a blowout victory but the Hotshots came through just the same and stayed […]

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#PBA2015 GOVS CUP PLAYOFFS PREVIEW: GLOBALPORT BATANG PIER vs PUREFOODS STAR HOTSHOTS – BUMALIKTAD MULI ANG MUNDO

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The GlobalPort Batang Pier totally bombed in Game 1, losing to the lower-seeded Star Hotshots by 53 points, which is the third-largest margin in PBA history and most lopsided in PBA PLAYOFFS history. It’s crazy to think how a team that had a wonderful run in the elims could play so terribly in the quarterfinals […]

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BRAND NEW BALLGAME AS HOTSHOTS, BATANG PIER TANGLE FOR SEMIS SLOT

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For some, winning by a margin of historical proportions should be a big shot to a team’s confidence. However, for coach Tim Cone, winning Game 1 of Star’s quarterfinal duel against GlobalPort by 53 points doesn’t mean that much. “We cannot pat ourselves in the back. We just gladly got back in it,” he said […]

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MERALCO FORCES RUBBER MATCH

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Seventh ranked Meralco fought with grit and guts all night long and stunned second seed San Miguel Beer, 106-99, to force a do-or-die game in their PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals matchup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Saturday night. Jared Dillinger and Kelly Nabong played big off the bench, proving to be major factors as the Bolts foiled […]

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7TH STRAIGHT WIN NETS RAIN OR SHINE 7TH STRAIGHT FINAL 4 STINT

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When in doubt, put it in Paul Lee’s hands. That’s how Rain or Shine extended its winning streak to seven and is now firmly in the semifinals of the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup. The Tondo native evaded two defenders and drilled the game-winning turnaround jumper with 7.3 seconds to lift the Elasto Painters over Barako […]

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FOCUSED & READY

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It was 2004. James Yap was still a wide-eyed pro rookie from the University of the East and raring to strut his stuff in the PBA. With two dribbles, he soared to the basket and slammed the ball for his first pair of points in the pro league. Thirteen years after, and Yap, now a […]

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BEERMEN SEEK SEMIS BERTH

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Philippine Cup titlist San Miguel Beer, out for redemption following its early downfall in the second conference, tries to make another step towards a shot at ultimate glory versus Meralco in their quarterfinals matchup in the PBA Governors’ Cup. As the playoff second seed, San Miguel can make the best-of-five semifinals with a win Saturday or Monday, both […]

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E-PAINTERS GUN FOR 7TH STRAIGHT W, SEMIS SPOT

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Now the hottest team in the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup with six straight wins, Rain or Shine hopes to sustain the momentum going into the playoffs. Securing the third seed and a twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals, coach Yeng Guiao is glad that the streak allowed the Elasto Painters to recover from their early woes. […]

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ALASKA CLAIMS FIRST FINAL 4 TICKET

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Alaska found a game-changer in a near brawl late in the third period, igniting a fightback that knocked Barangay Ginebra San Miguel out of the PBA Governors’ Cup. The Aces went on a rampage after the fracas that netted four technical fouls and went all the way to ease out the Kings, 114-108, in their […]

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STAR BLUDGEONS GLOBALPORT TO STAY ALIVE

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The Star Hotshots sure know how to exact revenge the hard way. After a GlobalPort win last Tuesday denied the Hotshots of snagging the final twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs, Star decimated the Batang Pier with a 126-73 mugging at the start of the playoffs Friday at Smart-Araneta Coliseum. The demolition job by the Hotshots forced a […]

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#PBA2015 GOVS CUP QUARTERFINALS PREVIEW: GLOBALPORT BATANG PIER vs PUREFOODS STAR HOTSHOTS – BALIKTAD NA ANG MUNDO

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The GlobalPort Batang Pier are coming off their best finish in franchise history, and their prize? Facing the defending champion Purefoods Star Hotshots in the quarterfinals. What’s going for GLO is that they have a 2x to beat edge against PUR. Now, we will really get to see what GLO is made of as they […]

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ACES SEEK FINAL 4 SPOT

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Elims topnotcher Alaska carries a twice-to-beat advantage but Barangay Ginebra San Miguel rides the momentum of stirring back-to-back triumphs, promising a battle royale in their PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals matchup. The Aces take their first of two shots at the Final Four at 7 p.m. Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. They’re practically 1-0 up in a best-of-three […]

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BATANG PIER HOPEFUL VS HOTSHOTS

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GLOBALPORT has gotten Star’s number in their initial PBA Governors’ Cup meeting. Whether the Batang Pier could make it two in a row over the Hotshots would be known Friday when they collide anew, but this time with so much more at stake as the quarterfinals of the season-ending tourney unfold at the Smart Araneta […]

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BLACKWATER TO INVEST ON YOUNG TALENTS

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Finishing at the tailend in all three conferences, Blackwater’s inaugural season in the PBA may be considered forgettable. Team manager Johnson Martines admits that, and promised that a shake-up is on the horizon for the Elite. “This season, medyo di maganda. Right now, ang instruction ko sa coaches is to review the games, compile the […]

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GEARING UP FOR THE PLAYOFF GRIND

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Losing might not bode well on a team’s preparation for the playoffs, but coach Alex Compton can sleep knowing that the Alaska crew which finished the 117-104 overtime defeat to GlobalPort, majorly composed of third stringers, went all out and even stretched the Batang Pier to playing extra time. “There are some things that we […]

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GINEBRA SNEAKS INTO QUARTERS

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On the brink of elimination, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel drew all the breaks it needed and salvaged a record 25th straight PBA playoffs appearance. Japeth Aguilar fired a trey from the left flank with 1.7 seconds to go and the Kings survived a tough grind against the NLEX Road Warriors, squeezing out a 110-107 win […]

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PACQUIAO INSPIRES REVILLA-LED KIA TO WIN OVER MERALCO

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KIA has just thrown a monkey wrench on the PBA Governors Cup projections. With LA Revilla leading those Carnival who showed nerves of steel in the stretch an 88-85 upset win over Meralco was fashioned Wednesday as they stayed in the hunt for the last quarterfinals spot in the season-ending tourney at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The […]

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SUTTON TO SUIT UP FOR TEXTERS IF THEY MAKE IT TO QF

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If and when Talk n Text makes it to the quarterfinals of the PBA Governors’ Cup, its opponent can expect something new in the Tropang Texters’ game. For one, they should be armed with a lot more firepower. The reason? The Texters have Dominique Sutton on hold. If TNT makes it to the playoffs, Sutton […]

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IT’S PINGRIS TIME!

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Coming to the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Marc Pingris had a hunch that things won’t go their way. Needing an Alaska win over GlobalPort and Star winning against Blackwater to snatch the twice-to-beat advantage, the high-energy forward knew that they will somehow end at the lower half of the final eight. And true to his instincts, […]

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#PBA2015 GOVS CUP PREVIEW: NLEX ROAD WARRIORS vs BGY. GINEBRA KINGS – PLAYING THE SPOILER GAME

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NLX has already been booted out of contention for the quarterfinals, while GIN is still barely alive for the eighth and final spot. The Kings have to win in this game, though, and hope that Kia lost (or didn’t win by much) in the previous game. NLX can play the spoiler’s role in this match, […]

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KINGS HOPING TO BOOK LAST QF SEAT

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It’s either Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s last game in the season or the Kings will be fighting for the last berth in the PBA Governors’ Cup postseason play. That’s the scenario as the Gin Kings play the out-of-it-all NLEX side in the last game of the Governors’ Cup one-round-robin eliminations at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday. […]

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#PBA2015 GOVS CUP PREVIEW: KIA CARNIVAL vs MERALCO BOLTS – BREAKTHROUGH OR BREAKDOWN?

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MER is already assured of a quarterfinal spot due to its current record and its superior quotient, but, of course, the Bolts would love to head into the next round with momentum and confidence. On the other end, the Kia Carnival are on the verge of making their first quarterfinal appearance, but for them to […]

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