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Fajardo says San Miguel needs to ‘mature’ to save series

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It didn’t help San Miguel that reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo did spent more time than intended on the bench Friday night. Fajardo was saddled by foul trouble, picking up his fifth foul with still more than a quarter to go in the Beermen’s 97-96 loss to Ginebra in game 2 of the PBA Governors’ […]

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Cone: Thompson’s triple-double won’t be his last

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Tim Cone believes Scottie Thompson’s triple-double performance against San Miguel in the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals is only the first of many. Thompson, the fifth overall pick in the 2015 PBA Draft, picked up a tasty stat line of 12 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists, making him the first homegrown rookie since Johnny Abarrientos […]

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Aguilar drains buzzer-beater as Ginebra stuns San Miguel for 2-1 lead

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Japeth Aguilar nailed the winner at the buzzer as Ginebra fended off defending champions San Miguel, 97-96, to regain edge in the semifinal round of the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Aguilar connected on an uncontested jumper from the left baseline to give the crowd darlings a 2-1 series lead, just one win away […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Rule Dela Cruz

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Name: Rule Dela Cruz Age: 30 years old Hails from: Parañaque Favorite team: Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Favorite player: Scottie Thompson How long have you been a fan? Tagal na. About 10 years. Why are you a fan of Ginebra? “Gusto ko kasi ung winning attitude nila na Never-Say-Die.”

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Alapag honored as he nears Caidic’s record for most threes made

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After going 4-of-4 from three on Thursday, Jimmy Alapag inched closer to a career milestone, just six three-points away from surpassing Allan Caidic for the most three-pointers made in PBA history. “It’s a huge honor to be mentioned with, who I feel, is the greatest shooter our country has ever seen,” said the 38-year-old playmaker. […]

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Uichico: TNT needs to match Meralco’s defense, intensity

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TNT coach Jong Uichico was bracing for the worst, and Meralco game them just that. Coming out with a lot of fire, the Bolts handed the KaTropa only their second defeat in the season-ending 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup, evening up their semifinals series with a 106-91 victory on Thursday. “We started flat and we knew […]

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Dillinger hopes for best, awaits doctor’s orders for injured hamstring

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With the game already secured, Meralco took a huge hit after Jared Dillinger hurt his right hamstring late in the game. The energetic forward snatched the ball from Troy Rosario, but immediately felt the pain as he went down the court and scored the layup. He asked to be subbed out immediately with only 1:06 […]

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Ginebra, San Miguel face off for pivotal 2-1 lead

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San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra face off Friday for the pivotal 2-1 lead in their PBA Governors Cup Final Four playoff that has proved to be an exciting battle among the combatants on the floor and between the strategists on the bench. The Beermen and the Kings slug it out in Game Three of […]

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TNT ‘outhustled’ in only 2nd loss this conference, says Castro

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Benched for the entire fourth quarter, Jayson Castro explained that TNT opted to save his energy for Game 3 with Meralco already firing on all cylinders. “Up by 20 na sila. Maganda ang laro ng Meralco eh. Coaches’ decision yun para na lang din mas fresh ako sa third game,” he said after TNT’s 106-91 […]

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Alapag lights up as Meralco evens semis series

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Meralco made sure it won’t be a flash in the pan, clobbering TNT, 106-91, to even the series up 1-1 in their best-of-five semifinals series in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Jimmy Alapag went on a blazing 4-of-4 clip from three to lead the charge with 16 points and four […]

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Tenorio: Whole team confident we can beat San Miguel

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The way LA Tenorio sounded was as if Barangay Ginebra just won on Wedesday. The Gin Kings dropped Game 2 of the semifinals to the San Miguel Beermen, but that didn’t deter Tenorio’s confidence in his team. “I think in this game, we were the ones who beat ourselves,” the Ginebra playmaker said. “The most […]

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TNT not letting guard down vs Meralco as it seeks 2-0 edge

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TNT Ka Tropa coach Jong Uichico knows Meralco will try and come up with something new when the two teams square off anew Wednesday in their PBA Goverors Cup semifinals duel at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Meralco can come back. We can’t let our guards down,” said Uichico moments after his Texters’ 113-85 win in […]

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Fajardo shrugs off nasty cut to help SMB avoid 0-2 hole

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Blood coming from a nasty cut above the right eye trickled down June Mar Fajardo’s face as he scored against a Ginebra double team underneath the basket. Fajardo took an inadvertent elbow from San Miguel Beer import Elijah Millsap in the second quarter, but not even a gash and a bandage limiting his vision could […]

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Beermen squeak past Gin Kings to even semis series

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San Miguel Beer wavered yet again in the face of a searing Barangay Ginebra fightback but recovered and survived this time. June Mar Fajardo and Elijah Millsap made the big difference as the Beermen got back at the Gin Kings, 95-92, in Game Two of their PBA Governors Cup best-of-five face-off at the Smart Araneta […]

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Ginebra shoots for pivotal 2-0 lead vs San Miguel

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Barangay Ginebra will not beat San Miguel Beer’s rock solid starting unit but will be able to match up and compete with their support casts. Ginebra coach Tim Cone bears this in mind, making him hopeful they can duplicate their Game One victory and really get a chance to dethrone PBA Governors Cup titleholder San […]

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Castro proves he’s just as lethal despite limited scoring

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After posting 42 points in TNT’s quarterfinal victory over Phoenix, Jayson Castro knew that he’s going to be a marked man in Game 1 of its best-of-5 semifinals series against Meralco. Though he didn’t get the same offensive explosion, Castro still found away to be just as lethal by passing the rock to his equally […]

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Durham seeks help from locals after game 1 loss

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Meralco didn’t come out of the halftime break at its best and TNT took full advantage of it. The Bolts just couldn’t recover from the Michael Madanly-led breakaway and dropped the opening game, 113-95, of their best-of-5 semifinals series. “We came out in the third quarter a little flat and TNT, they’re the number one […]

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Madanly provides spark for TNT as Meralco clamps down on Castro

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With Meralco tightly guarding Jayson Castro, Michael Madanly stepped up big for TNT. Unloading 20 of his 22 points in the second half, the Syrian reinforcement’s scorching 4-of-6 three-point shooting propelled the KaTropa past the Bolts, 113-95, in game one their best-of-5 semifinals series on Tuesday. From a tight 45-43 affair at halftime, Madanly led […]

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TNT shreds Meralco in semis opener

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THERE was no big-time explosion from Jayson Castro Tuesday. Just a methodical all-around performance that helped TNT Ka Tropa trump Meralco 113-95 at the start of their PBA Governors Cup semifinals duel at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Michael Madanly scored 20 of his teamhigh 22 points in the second half, Troy Rosario provided the early […]

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Tenorio doesn’t mind going scoreless as long as Ginebra wins

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LA Tenorio isn’t losing sleep for his scoreless performance against San Miguel on Monday. “Mukha ba akong concerned?” Tenorio said smiling. “Hindi naman ako concerned. It’s not about me, it’s not about our import. it’s about the team.” Following his 32-point performance in Ginebra’s quarterfinal tiff against Alaska, Tenorio went 0-of-9 from the field in […]

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Austria looking to extend Beermen rotation in Game 2

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San Miguel coach Leo Austria admitted it was a miscue on his part that he failed to make the most of his bench. Fielding only eight players on Monday, a fatigued Beermen crew was dragged to a 115-108 defeat at the hands of Ginebra in Game 1 of their best-of-5 semifinals series in the 2016 […]

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Thompson, Ginebra not satisfied with Game 1 win

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With Ginebra’s three-guard combo terrorizing the open court, Scottie Thompson was once again front and center in the rally, orchestrating the Gin Kings’ huge 115-108 victory over the San Miguel Beermen in Game 1 of their best-of-5 semifinals series in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. But the rookie guard shared that just like his head […]

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Millsap takes blame for Beermen loss in Game 1

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Not even a late surge and a triple-double from Elijah Millsap could carry San Miguel past Ginebra in Game 1 of its best-of-five semifinals in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. But the returning import made it clear the Beermen are not pressing the panic button yet. “It’s a series,” he said, as he finished with […]

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2016 Governors’ Cup Semis Preview: TNT KaTropa vs Meralco Bolts

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Sister teams TNT and Meralco are on a collision course, and we’ll see just much glory is thicker than blood between these two clubs. TNT and Meralco have players and coaches who have played on both sides, and that adds a lot of potentially dramatic flavor to this match up. Among these are Jimmy Alapag, […]

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Meralco, TNT open semis series

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For quite a while now, Meralco has long been on the fringes of success. Bolts coach Norman Black believes the time is ripe for his Meralco crew to gain inclusion among the PBA’s elite, notwithstanding the awe-inspiring task of taking on the Governors Cup’s best team, led by arguably the conference’s top player. “We look […]

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Ginebra rallies, beats San Miguel in semis opener

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Barangay Ginebra worked on a wondrous effort versus San Miguel Beer in the opener of their PBA Governors Cup best-of-five semifinal series, fashioning out a come-from-behind 115-108 win before a good Monday crowd at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.         Justin Brownlee and Japeth Aguilar played solid games all night long while Sol Mercado, Scottie Thompson and Joe Devance […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Leonard Fernandez

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Name: Leonard Fernandez Age: 24 Hails from: Montalban Rizal Favorite team: Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Favorite player: Mark Caguioa How long have you been a fan of Ginebra: Since I was in elementary Why are you a fan of Ginebra: Family talaga Ginebra fan ever since, tsaka favorite ko before si Bal David

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San Miguel, Ginebra begin semis series

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It took San Miguel Beer two extra periods to get past Barangay Ginebra, 111-105, in their elimination round clash. And that could well be an indication on how the two teams will go at each other in their PBA Governors Cup best-of-five semifinal showdown beginning Monday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Both teams brace for a […]

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Fajardo leads MVP race; Newsome, Rosario in close ROY contest

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June Mar Fajardo is poised to snare his third straight MVP award as he leads the statistical race through the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals. Winning the Best Player of the Conference in the Philippine Cup, the San Miguel big man is way ahead of the pack, averaging 39.5 statistical points (SPs) for the season. […]

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2016 Govs’ Cup semis begins Monday

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There were no surprises at the end of the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals as the top four teams went on to the next round. And it isn’t a bad thing with each of the semifinal match-ups having the potential to be a classic duel. The Final Four begins on Monday with crowd-drawers San Miguel […]

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Desire to make semis fuels Castro’s 42-point outburst

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Jayson Castro knew he had to show up for TNT to seal its return in the semifinals after missing it the last three conferences. Castro didn’t leave anything to chance with another spellbinding performance in the quarterfinals against Phoenix Saturday night. The 30-year-old Castro was at his best as he came just a couple points […]

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Castro erupts for 42 as TNT returns to semis

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ANTIPOLO – In just 27 minutes of action, Jason Castro torched Phoenix Petroleum with a career second-best 42 points and propelled TNT KaTropa back to the PBA Final Four for the first time since their 2015 Commissioner’s Cup title run. Castro churned out his most explosive performance since a 44-point game last season and the […]

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Bolts gain semis, pip Enforcer for 3rd straight time

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ANTIPOLO — Meralco repeated over Mahindra, 105-82, to gain a semifinals berth in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Ynares Center here. The Bolts bucked another slow start and overcame a double-digit deficit thanks to a 28-8 run in the second quarter. “We really felt this was an important game for us. We felt […]

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Lassiter: We need to close games better

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San Miguel needed just one win to advance to the semifinals of the PBA Governors’ Cup, but against NLEX the defending champions had to labor just to get over the hump. And Marcio Lassiter said they have to learn from their near-collapse against the Road Warriors Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We gotta close out […]

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Brownlee: We expected Alaska to keep on fighting

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A 20-point fourth quarter lead may not be enough to break Alaska, but a clutch three-pointer might do the trick. Just ask Ginebra import Justin Brownlee. Brownlee willed Ginebra past the Aces, 109-104, going absolutely clutch when the Gin Kings squandered their 86-66 lead in the fourth. “We expected them to never give up and […]

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Abueva on botched comeback: ‘Kinabahan nga sila’

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It was a comeback for the ages, but it was a comeback that failed. Alaska was on the verge of pulling off another shocker when it rallied back from 20 points down against Ginebra in the PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. But Kings import Justin Brownlee did just enough to put […]

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TNT KaTropa shoots for semis vs Phoenix

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Top seed TNT KaTropa vows not to leave anything to chance as it tackles eighth ranked Phoenix Petroleum in their quarterfinals matchup in the PBA Governors Cup at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo Saturday. The Tropang Texters are eager to come out strong and keep the momentum of their dominant elims ride as they […]

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Meralco expecting another tough game from Mahindra

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Winning their first two matches this conference, Meralco still isn’t resting on its laurels as it takes on Mahindra anew, this time in the quarterfinals. “They were both close games so it wasn’t like we were completely dominating them,” said Jared Dillinger. And the Bolts would have to keep that mindset when they take on […]

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Ginebra survives Alaska to book semis ticket vs SMB

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Barangay Ginebra is back in the PBA Final Four for the first time in three years. With huge games from LA Tenorio and Justin Brownlee, Ginebra overcame Alaska Milk, 109-104, in an emotional, rollercoaster game to advance to the PBA Governors Cup semifinals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday night. Tenorio poured in a personal […]

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Fajardo admits San Miguel relaxed against NLEX

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San Miguel’s prized center on Friday admitted the Beermen somewhat eased off the aggression in their lone game in the quarterfinals against NLEX at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Defending two-time MVP June Mar Fajardo said the reigning Governors’ Cup champions relaxed when they ended the first half with a 15-point lead, 63-48. “Medyo [nag-relax]. Buti nanalo,” […]

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STANDINGS
STANDINGS Women's 3x3 A
STANDINGS Women's 3x3 B
SCHEDULES
GAMES TIME
San Miguel Beermen VS Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 7:00 PM Game #77
FRIDAY, SEP 30 SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
Meralco Bolts VS TNT Ka Tropa 5:00 PM Game #78
SATURDAY, OCT 01 SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel VS San Miguel Beermen 6:30 PM Game #79
SUNDAY, OCT 02 SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
TNT Ka Tropa VS Meralco Bolts 7:00 PM Game #80
MONDAY, OCT 03 SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
SCHEDULES 3x3
GAMES TIME
NLEX Road Warriors VS Global Port Batang Pier 5:30 PM Game #31
Star Hotshots VS San Miguel Beermen 5:45 PM Game #32
MONDAY, OCT 03 SMART ARANETA COLISEUM