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Jones Cup 2015: Gilas Pilipinas bows to Iranians

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Playing catch up majority of the match, Gilas Pilipinas fell to Asian powerhouse Iran, 74-65, Thursday in the Jones Cup 2015 in Taipei. The Iranians led by Hamed Haddadi went on a 9-0 run to put the game out of Philippines’ reach with a minute to go. After pulling within 61-65 with 3:41 left, the […]

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Chemistry ‘flowing’ on the court as Gilas gets another win in Jones Cup 2015


Gilas Pilipinas unleashed two hot streaks of three-pointers to highlight a torrid second half that carried the Nationals to a crucial 75-60 win over Japan in the 2015 Jones Cup at the Xinchuang Gymnasium here Wednesday night.

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Melton happy to see buddy Tautuaa prosper in Gilas stint


While Mo Tautuaa is slowly building his name with his Gilas Pilipinas stint in the Jones Cup 2015, one fellow player is ecstatic to see close friend thrive in the international spotlight. Justin Melton couldn’t be prouder of Tautuaa’s feat of making it to the national team pool even before playing a single game in […]

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Jones Cup 2015: Gilas Pilipinas beats Japan ahead of Iran clash

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Gilas Pilipinas pulled away in the second half for a convincing 75-60 win over Japan Wednesday, a day before its clash versus Iran in the Jones Cup 2015 in Taiwan. Terrence Romeo teamed up with fellow national team newcomer Moala Tautuaa in a telling run bridging the last two periods that broke the game wide […]

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Not backing down, Gilas Pilipinas wins physical encounter with Russia

The two benches emptied as some of the players from Gilas and Spartak Primorye of Russia reached their boiling point during a highly-physical affair Tuesday. INQUIRER PHOTO

Gilas Pilipinas came back strong from a loss to South KoreaMonday night, standing its ground in a rugged duel with Spartak Primorye and pulling off an 85-71 win in the 2015 Jones Cup at the Xinchuang Gymnasium here Tuesday.

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Jones Cup: Gilas Pilipinas falls to South Korea

Gilas' Terrence Romeo scored a game-high 23 points but his brilliant performance still wasn't enough to rescue the Philippines against Korea in the 2015 Jones Cup on Monday night. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Terrence Romeo sizzled with another highlight performance but Gilas Pilipinas staggered with a five-minute scoreless spell in the fourth quarter and bowed to South Korea, 82-70, in the Jones Cup here at the Xinchuang Gymnasium here Monday night.

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Romeo is not a fluke, says Baldwin after Gilas win over Chinese Taipei-A

Terrence Romeo (left) drew praise from Gilas head coach Tab Baldwin after leading PH to a win over Chinese Taipei-A in the 2015 Jones Cup. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Minus Andray Blatche and majority of the old Gilas group, newcomers Terrence Romeo and Calvin Abueva picked up the slack as Team Phl humbled Chinese Taipei, 77-69, in a triumphant comeback in the Jones Cup here Sunday night.

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Gilas Pilipinas averts meltdown, beats Chinese Taipei-A


Gilas Pilipinas averted a meltdown and survived Chinese Taipei-A, 77-69, Sunday night in the 2015 Jones Cup in Taiwan. Newcomers Calvin Abueva and Terrence Romeo carried the cudgels for the Nationals in the fourth quarter, combing for 13 points. After the Filipinos lead by as many as 16 at halftime, the Taiwanese then roared back […]

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Gilas determined to achieve goal in Jones Cup sans Blatche

Moala Tautuaa, Gilas' naturalized reserve player, will be getting a lot of playing time in the Jones Cup with the absence of Andray Blatche. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Minus Andray Blatche, Gilas Pilipinas is determined to achieve its mission in the Jones Cup, hoping to get in best shape possible for the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship on Sept. 23-Oct. 3 in Changsha, China.

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Gilas Pilipinas starts grueling Jones Cup schedule vs Chinese Taipei-A

The Philippine team's Jones Cup schedule of eight straight games begins against Chinese Taipei.

Gilas Pilipinas makes its return to the Jones Cup when it opens its campaign against bitter rival and host Chinese Taipei-A on Sunday night at Xinchuang Gymnasium in Taipei.

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Nitpicking the Top Twelve 2015 PBA Draft Picks Part 1

The 2015 Gatorade PBA Draft is in the books.

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Ginebra takes time out from practice to spend time with soldiers

Photo taken from LA Tenorio's Instagram account

Barangay Ginebra made time to fulfill a soldier’s wish when the well-loved franchise played an exhibition game against members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Friday at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

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PJ Simon excited to see fellow Mindanaoans Amer, Thompson blaze their own trails

North Cotabato-native PJ Simon of the Star Hotshots goes for a layup against the Globalport Batang Pier. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

With the new blood coming into the league, Peter June Simon is ecstatic that his fellow Mindanaoans are finding their way to the PBA.

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Legends 3-on-3 eyed to bring entertainment in between games

(From left to right) Former Purefoods stars Rey Evangelista, Jerry Codinera and Alvin Patrimonio should be a force to reckon with in a 3-on-3 game among legends. PBA Images

Some of the PBA’s all-time greats may again be strutting their stuff on the hardcourt.

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Gilas goal in Jones Cup is to get better, says Baldwin

Philippines guard Jayson Castro dribbles past Chinese Taipei during the Fiba Asia Championship in Manila two years ago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Less than four weeks before the start of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship, Gilas Pilipinas scrambles to get into fight form, pressing its buildup in the 2015 Jones Cup Invitational Basketball Tournament in Taipei beginning Saturday.

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Rain or Shine’s Chris Tiu extends playing career as pal Ty Tang retires

Chris Tiu has signed a two-year extension with Rain or Shine. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

In a welcome news to many PBA fans, well-loved Rain or Shine guard Chris Tiu is officially still an active player, having signed a two-year contract extension deal with the Asian Coating Inc. ball club.

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Aldrech Ramos ready to accept new role with Mahindra

Aldrech Ramos (middle) hopes to get a second stint with Gilas Pilipinas. Ramos was part of the original Gilas team assembled in 2010.

Sent moving to his fourth team in just three years, Aldrech Ramos is preparing for a bigger role before he goes to Mahindra.

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Statement of Mr. Jordan Clarkson re: his possibly playing for Gilas



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Talk ’N Text fast-tracks future with Tautuaa, Rosario

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If it still isn’t obvious, Talk ‘N Text was the biggest winner in the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft.

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Victolero says Mahindra got what it wanted in exchange for Troy Rosario

Bradwyn Guinto (right) played for the Cebuana Lhuillier Gems in the PBA D-League. Guinto was selected 14th overall by Mahindra in last Sunday's Rookie Draft. PBA Images

Mahindra had a busy and productive offseason as far as assistant coach Chito Victolero is concerned.

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Meralco’s Al-Hussaini hopes for successful PBA return

Rabeh Al-Hussaini is just happy to return for Meralco after being out of the PBA for about a year and a half. PBA Images

Rabeh Al-Hussaini isn’t thinking of redemption right away as he makes his return to the PBA.

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PBA now accepting applications for PBA D-League Draft

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The Philippine Basketball Association is now accepting applications for the 2015 PBA D-League Rookie Draft, according to tournament director Eric Castro. Applicants must be 17-26 years old to be eligible for the Draft scheduled on November 12, 2015. All applications must be submitted at the PBA Office at 186 E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave., Bagumbayan, Quezon […]

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To have Alapag as mentor a ‘dream come true’ for Amer

Baser Amer picked by Meralco. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Baser Amer considers the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft as probably one of the best days of his basketball career. Picked by Meralco at seventh, the San Beda guard is elated that he would be under the tutelage of Jimmy Alapag in the Bolts fort. “Dream come true talaga,” said Amer. “Bata pa lang ako, […]

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Talk N’ Text acquires no. 2 pick Rosario; Barako Bull, Ginebra swap


Talk N Text acquired second pick Troy Rosario in a three-team, five-player trade that got the approval of PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa Tuesday. The Tropang Texters acquired the 6-6 Rosario from Mahindra (formerly Kia) in exchange for sophomore guard Kevin Alas and veteran forward Rob Reyes. Mahindra then sent Alas to NLEX, which gave up […]

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Star begins new era with Webb, rookies in tow

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Star begins its new journey with coach Jason Webb now calling the shots.

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Chito Narvasa begins PBA regime

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New PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa had one word to say after conducting his first-ever PBA Rookie Draft. “Mainit! (It’s hot!),” quipped Narvasa as gasped for air in his barong tagalog after a tiring eight rounds the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday. But in all seriousness, the former PBA coach was happy to finally […]

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Fernandez happy to have experienced Lanete back in tow for NLEX

Garvo Lanete goes to NLEX. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Rain or Shine’s surprise choice of Maverick Ahanmisi at No. 3 disrupted the flow of the draft but somehow, someway, NLEX knew that no matter what happens, the Road Warriors would get what they wanted.

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Newsome looking forward to training under old mentor Black


Norman Black had already left Ateneo for a head coaching stint back in the PBA with Meralco when Chris Newsome played for the Blue Eagles.

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Guiao shrugs off Ahanmisi surprise, happy with Rain or Shine’s draft haul


Everyone was surprised with Rain or Shine’s pick at third overall in the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft.

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Isaac expects Dela Cruz to make an impact for Blackwater right away

Art Dela Cruz happy to have been drafted by Globalport. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

While most would preferred to play for the popular teams, San Beda forward Art dela Cruz wouldn’t have it in any other way. Dela Cruz, who was projected to go as high as third, was drafted ninth overall by Blackwater. The Elite finished with the worst record last season. “I expected to be a late […]

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Late pick Sumang a welcome addition for Globalport, says Jarencio


Though he had to wait of the third round before his name got called, Roi Sumang is just happy to get a chance to strut his wares in the pros.

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Cone believes Thompson could be a future star for Ginebra


Ginebra coach Tim Cone is well aware of what his new recruit Earl Scottie Thompson is capable of.

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Ginebra draftee Thompson excited to play for his ‘favorite coach’

Ginebra no. 5 pick Scottie Thompson. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

The familiar chants of “Gi-neb-ra” filled the air as the crowd darlings were on the board for the fifth overall pick.

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Rain or Shine surprise no. 3 pick Ahanmisi also stunned by selection

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As much as Rain or Shine shocked everyone with its selection of Maverick Ahanmisi at three, the Fil-Nigerian guard said that the early pick also surprised him. “No, I didn’t expect it,” said Ahanmisi said during the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft. “I’ve been told I’ll be picked at seven, eight, or nine. It was […]

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PBA Draft: Tautuaa, Rosario go 1-2; Thompson to Ginebra


Talk ‘N Text officially selected Fil-Tongan Moala Tautuaa as the No.1 overall pick in the 2015 PBA Draft on Sunday at Robinson’s Place Manila.

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2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft: D-Day for 63 rookies

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It’s the most anticipated day for 63 hopefuls as the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft rolls on Sunday at Robinsons Midtown in Ermita. Expected to go 1-2 in this year’s proceedings are Moala Tautuaa and Troy Rosario, though both men won’t be at hand as they are currently with the Gilas Pilipinas squad in Estonia. […]

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PBA Draft Focus: The Sleeper Picks


On Sunday, we will have the 2015 PBA Draft, where some of the most talented and most exciting young hoopsters will have a shot at making the big time and cracking the PBA. It’ll be interesting to see who gets picked and at which spot. Which teams will look better with their rookies, and which […]

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PBA Draft Focus: Troy Rosario looking to emulate mentor Danny I.


Even before entering for the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft, Troy Rosario has already enjoyed a fruitful career in the amateur ranks. He had a brilliant end to his college career as he helped lead the National University Bulldogs to its first UAAP Basketball title since 1954, and dominated in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games […]

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PBA Draft Focus: Tautuaa out to play hard as he joins PBA


Crowned as the 2015 PBA D-League Foundation Cup MVP, Moala Tautuaa admitted that there were some things he wished he could’ve accomplished in his two-conference stay in the developmentals.

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Gilas Pilipinas falls anew, loses to Estonia


Despite picking up the slack late after trailing early in the game, Gilas Pilipinas fell short again, this time against host Estonia, 90-80, in the Toyota Four Nations Cup on Saturday at Saku Suurhall Arena in Tallinn. After the home team unloading 33 points in the first quarter and erecting a lead as high as 23, Gilas […]

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