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Phoenix books quarterfinals ticket, beats Ginebra

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Phoenix Petroleum has flanked two cracks at seizing solo second place. The Fuel Masters succeeded in their third try versus a Japeth Aguilar-less Barangay Ginebra side. With a methodical defense and a steady offense, the Fuel Masters rolled past the Gin Kings, 79-73, to virtually clinch a quarterfinals spot in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome in […]

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Fajardo, Castro, Abueva lead Gilas pool

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San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo and TNT’s Jayson Castro headlined the 24-man Gilas Pilipinas pool which will make up the national team for the coming international tournaments. National team coach Chot Reyes announced the names on Sunday at Philsports Arena in Pasig in between the Alaska-Mahindra and Ginebra-Phoenix doubleheader. Calvin Abueva and Terrence Romeo are also […]

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Alaska boosts playoff bid, ousts Mahindra

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Alaska pulled away in the fourth quarter to bet Mahindra, 107-91, and grab a share of second place in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Philsports Arena in Pasig City. Calvin Abueva was in his usual self, scattering 18 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks to power the Aces’ fourth-quarter surge. “We’re in a […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Hanna Frial

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Name: Hanna Frial  Age: 20 Hails from: Pasig City Fan of which team: Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings Favorite player: LA Tenorio How long have you been a fan of the team: 2 years Why are you a fan of the team: I’m a fan because of LA. He’s a good player

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PBA Fan of the Day: Sancho Alejandro Almonte

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Name: Sancho Alejandro Almonte Age: 15 Hails from: Mandaluyong Fan of which team: Alaska Aces Favorite Player: Vic Manuel How long have you been a fan of the team: 3 years Why are you a fan of the team: They have small but terrible players

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Alaska, Mahindra in crucial clash

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Alaska head coach Alex Compton knows his team, which is currently in the bottom half of the standings with a 4-4 card, in a precarious situation with the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup already in its homestretch. Compton questioned his players maturity after Alaska lost to Blackwater, 103-100, on Sunday. “We played with fire and we got […]

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Streaking Beermen seize No. 1 spot, beat Batang Pier

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LAPU LAPU CITY — June Mar Fajardo made a worthy homecoming in his home province, teaming up with Arwind Santos and Marcio Lassiter to power San Miguel Beer past GlobalPort and into an outright top finish in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup elims here Saturday night. Before an impressive crowd at the Hoops Dome here, […]

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Garcia: Rain or Shine played ‘terrible’ in loss to Meralco

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Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia expressed his displeasure over the Elasto Painters’ 82-72 loss to the Meralco Bolts on Friday. “We played a terrible game, offensively and defensively. The players on the court weren’t playing well together,” Garcia said. Falling behind by as much as 15 early, the Elasto Painters had a tough time […]

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Belo, dela Cruz to go all out for playoff-seeking Elite

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With the way Blackwater started the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup, Mac Belo and Art dela Cruz agree that it would definitely be a disappointment if the team misses out on the quarterfinals. And that’s the reason why the Elite will be coming into their next game more focused as they eye to secure a seat […]

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Phoenix, Ginebra hope to stay in twice-to-beat race

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Barangay Ginebra and Phoenix Petroleum clash Sunday night in one of the key matches in the homestretch of the PBA Philippine Cup elimination round, each one fighting to stay in the race for a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.        Both in a heavy pack behind runaway leader San Miguel Beer, the Gin Kings and […]

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Sumang: Elite in ‘must win’ vs Hotshots

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Roi Sumang may finally be coming into his own after a slow start to his PBA career but his focus remains on Blackwater’s fate in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup. That’s why even though Sumang had 20 points, four assists, and three rebounds in the game, the only thing he could care about was the […]

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Cone’s fears realized as Aguilar hyperextends elbow after dunk

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Tim Cone has always worried about seeing Japeth Aguilar get injured doing what he does best, and on Friday those fears were realized. The lanky forward hyperextended his right elbow after a breakaway dunk at the 3:55 mark of the second quarter with Ginebra leading 44-35. “I turned to (assistant coach) Richard (del Rosario) after […]

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‘I haven’t seen a rebounding guard like Scottie Thompson’

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Scottie Thompson’s amazing rebounding skills have been in full display in the past few games that hauling 15 rebounds now doesn’t look like anything out of the ordinary for the guard. “How many rebounds [did he get]? 15? Only 15?,” Ginebra head coach Tim Cone asked the reporters in jest after the game Friday night. […]

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Dillinger returns, but far from top form: ‘I had zero legs’

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Is Jared Dillinger’s return a sign of the pages turning for Meralco? The 33-year-old hopes so. Playing in only his second game in almost three and a half months, Dillinger was caught by surprise when coach Norman Black’s inserted him in the starting five. “I haven’t had too much time getting my feet wet and […]

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SMB shoots for no. 1 in Cebu homecoming for Fajardo, Quinahan

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June Mar Fajardo will play before his provincemates, spearheading San Miguel Beer’s first of two cracks at claiming playoff top seeding as they take on scoring machine Terrence Romeo and his GlobalPort teammates in a PBA Philippine Cup Petron Blaze road match at the Hoops Dome in Lapu Lapu City, Cebu Saturday. With an 8-1 […]

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Yap says Elasto Painters need to stick to system, move the ball

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After Rain or Shine missed another chance to advance to the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals, James Yap rued his team’s poor execution in the 82-72 defeat to Meralco on Friday. “We’re shooting forced shots,” he said. “We have to move the ball because that’s our system – not just shoot it on the first […]

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Thompson rallies Ginebra past Blackwater

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Despite without Japeth Aguilar in the entire second half, Barangay Ginebra held off Blackwater, 99-90, for a first successive triumphs that lifted the Gin Kings up to joint third in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome Friday night. The Gin Kings bucked the early exit of Aguilar on a muscle strain and withstood […]

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Great team effort carries Bolts to morale-boosting win

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Meralco finally got a breakthrough after nabbing an 82-72 win over Rain or Shine that ended its six-game tailspin on Friday. And for Chris Newsome, the victory did more than just fan the Bolts’ slim playoff chances. “It’s really big for us because the mood in the locker room is pretty heavy whenever you’re losing, […]

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Bolts zap sluggish Elasto Painters, end 6-game slide

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Even against a great Rain or Shine defensive stand, Meralco still found the bottom of the net. And even when the Bolts left the door wide open late, the Elasto Painters just couldn’t capitalize. Meralco pulled off an 82-72 stunner over a sluggish Rain or Shine crew to snap its six-game losing skid Friday in […]

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#PBATweetsmisan with Ginebra’s Jammer Jamito

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Victolero, Hotshots cautious over upcoming long break

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Still in the hunt for a playoff spot in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup, Star is hoping that a 10-day break will work in its favor. Coach Chito Victolero said that the Hotshots must be responsible during the breather as they eye to crack the top eight with three games remaining in their schedule. “Almost […]

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#PBATweetsmisan with Rain or Shine’s Jericho Cruz

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Ginebra starts tough weekend with Blackwater faceoff

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Governors Cup titlist Barangay Ginebra braces for a rough weekend in the PBA Philippine Cup as it plays two tough opponents, starting with Blackwater Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome then Phoenix Petroleum Sunday over at the Philsports Arena. “Big weekend for us,” said coach Tim Cone of their back-to-back matches which could clear the picture […]

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Bolts hope to finally end slide vs Elasto Painters

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HIS team is on a dizzying downward spiral and Meralco coach Norman Black is being stretched to the limits of his wits trying to come up with a solution. “We just have to keep on working, that’s all we can do at this point,” Black has said after his team absorbed a fifth straight loss. […]

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Changes ahead for Road Warriors

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It was another long night for NLEX. After being pounded by Phoenix on Wednesday, the Road Warriors spent the next couple of hours in the dugout getting a tongue-lashing from their head coach Yeng Guiao. “Of course, I’m disappointed. I think that practically eliminates us out of the conference. In a way that’s going to […]

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Enciso rebounds from worst offensive game with 21-point night

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Coming off his worst offensive game in his young PBA career, Simon Enciso knew he had to redeem himself the next time he hits the court. True enough, Enciso bounced back with a game-high 21 points to lead Phoenix over NLEX Wednesday night, 10 days after making only one field goal in a blowout loss […]

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Will Chris Lutz recharge the Bolts?

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Free agency isn’t usually a deep source of headlines in the PBA, but Chris Lutz and the Meralco Bolts changed that today. The talented Filipino-American wingman recently ended his contract with the San Miguel Beermen, and many PBA fans waited with bated breath about what decision the former Marshall Thundering Herd would make. Because he […]

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Hot Phoenix burns NLEX, grabs share of fourth

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Phoenix Petroleum ran on a high-octane gas in the second half and rammed past NLEX, 102-91, to move up to joint fourth place in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City Wednesday night. The Fuel Masters actually started gearing up late in the second period before going full blast in […]

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On brink of elimination, Mahindra with ‘nothing to lose, everything to gain’

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Mahindra coach Chris Gavina questioned his team’s desire following a 104-92 loss to TNT on Wednesday. At 2-6, the Floodbuster are now on the verge of elimination and with only three games left to make a playoff run, their will to win will be tested yet again. “I give a lot of credit to Talk […]

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TNT snaps losing skid, halts Mahindra

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TNT KaTropa gave Mahindra a dose of its own three-point shooting medicine and reaped some welcome dividends in return. Troy Rosario sparked the Texters’three-point shooting binge in the fourth period, resulting in a 104-92 victory over the Floodbuster Wednesday that got the former back into the upper half of the PBA Philippine Cup standings at […]

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#PBATweetsmisan with Phoenix’s Doug Kramer

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#PBATweetsmisan with Mahindra’s Reden Celda

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Phoenix goes for share of 4th; NLEX fights for life

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Phoenix Petroleum takes on back-to-the-wall NLEX as the Fuel Masters try to go above the .500 mark again and stick close with the frontrunners heading into the homestretch of the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at the Cuneta Astrodome Wednesday. The Fuel Masters seek a share of fourth place with the Blackwater Elite while the Road […]

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Floodbuster seek third straight win

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IT SURE looks like Mahindra’s players have finally bought into the system instituted by chief assistant coach Chris Gavina, calling the shots in lieu of Manny Pacquiao. The same, however, cannot be fully said about TNT KaTropa, as head strategist Nash Racela himself laments. Whose game would be enough to prevail would be known Wednesday […]

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Self discipline key to keep career going for Yancy de Ocampo

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To maintain his tip-top shape, San Miguel Beer veteran center Nancy De Ocampo said he sees to it that he has self-discipline as far as taking care of his body is concerned. De Ocampo, whose yunger brother Ranidel plays for TNT, is now in his 15th season in the PBA starting career with the defunct Fedex Express, […]

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After big win over TNT, Pingris says Star has more work to be done

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Coming off an 88-77 win over TNT, Star forward Marc Pingris knows that the Hotshots’ work is just getting started. “Sinasabi ni coach sa amin na hindi kami pwede mag-celebrate dahil may gusto kaming puntahan. Ang madalas niyang sinasabi, be humble lang. May mga malalakas pa tayong kalaban,” Pingris said. (Coach keeps telling us that […]

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Lee wants no letup from Hotshots

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Star couldn’t have landed in a more complicated spot in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup standings. After a resounding 88-77 victory over TNT Sunday, the Hotshots lodged themselves in a five-way tie with Ginebra, Alaska, Phoenix, and the KaTropa, who all have 4-4 records. And to get out of the logjam, shooting guard Paul Lee […]

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Player of the Week: Resurgent Sumang steps up for Elite

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Roi Sumang is starting to show his true potential after spending much of his rookie season in obscurity. Selected 27th overall by GlobalPort in 2015, the pint-sized Sumang only played 27 games in 8.4 minutes, producing underwhelming numbers of 3.4 points, 0.7 rebound and 0.7 assist with the GlobalPort Batang Pier and late in his […]

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Lutz bolts into Meralco’s lineup

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The Meralco Bolts beefed up their lineup by signing San Miguel Beermen free agent Chris Lutz. The former Gilas Pilipinas standout, on Monday, agreed to join the Bolts after sitting out for almost a season due to a hip injury. After a bridesmaid finish in the Governors’ Cup, Meralco has only 2 games remaining this […]

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Isaac’s trust in players rewarded in Blackwater win over Alaska

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If there’s one guy who has a ton of belief in Blackwater, it’s coach Leo Isaac. And his faith in his players was in full effect on Sunday when he stuck with Roi Sumang in the endgame as the Elite pulled off a 103-100 victory over the Alaska Aces. “You want to see players who […]

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GAMES TIME
Star Hotshots VS Blackwater Elite 4:15 PM Game #57
TNT Ka Tropa VS Global Port Batang Pier 7:00 PM Game #58
WEDNESDAY, JAN 25 CUNETA ASTRODOME
Mahindra Flood Buster VS NLEX Road Warriors 4:15 PM Game #59
Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters VS Alaska Aces 7:00 PM Game #60
FRIDAY, JAN 27 CUNETA ASTRODOME
Meralco Bolts VS Star Hotshots 3:00 PM Game #61
San Miguel Beermen VS TNT Ka Tropa 5:15 PM Game #62
SATURDAY, JAN 28 PHILSPORTS ARENA
Global Port Batang Pier VS Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 4:30 PM Game #63
NLEX Road Warriors VS Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 6:45 PM Game #64
SUNDAY, JAN 29 CUNETA ASTRODOME