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LOOKING FOR BREAKTHROUGH

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In the last two PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Meralco won the opening battle of a best-of-three quarterfinal series but still ended up losing the war. In the same situation now, the Bolts hope to finally squeeze through and nail an elusive Final Four passage, going for the kill versus the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Wednesday [...]

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ACES OUT TO KNOCK MIXERS OUT

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Arguably the hottest team in the league right now, Alaska is aiming for the jugular when it battles San Mig Super Coffee in Game 2 of their best-of-three quarterfinals series in the 2014 PLDT Home TVolution PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Aces will gun for their seventh straight victory, and [...]

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HOWELL POWERS TALK N TEXT TO FINAL 4

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Talk n Text won’t go wrong going to Richard Howell against Barangay Ginebra. Howell overpowered his matchups against local defenders, and the Tropang Texters overwhelmed Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, 97-84, to book the first slot in the PLDT Home TVolution PBA Commissioner’s Cup Final Four at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Tuesday night. It’s practically an [...]

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AIR21 FORGES SUDDEN-DEATH AGAINST SMB

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Air21 made sure it won’t squander a big lead this time as the Express shocked San Miguel Beer, 92-79, to force a sudden-death game in their quarterfinal series in the 2014 PLDT Home TVolution PBA Commissioner’s Cup Tuesday at the Smart-Araneta-Coliseum. Learning from their first encounter just a week ago when the Express squandered an 18-point fourth [...]

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FAJARDO LEADS STATS RACE

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San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo is on target for a second Best Player of the Conference citation as he once again topped the statistical points standings at the end of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations. The 6-foot-10 Cebuano center normed 12.6 points, 10.7 rebounds (best among the locals), 1.3 assists, 0.6 steals, and 1.9 [...]

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UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT REVISITED

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Among the most harrowing playoff experiences Talk n Text has had was being the playoff top seed bungling a twice-to-beat quarterfinals advantage versus Barangay Ginebra. The memory of then dominant rookie Asi Taulava crying unabashedly as Ginebra whooped it up in celebration will be forever etched in the minds of those who witnessed the game. [...]

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BEERMEN, EXPRESS RETURN TO BATTLE

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Just six days after both teams wrapped up their elimination campaigns against each other, San Miguel Beer and Air21 once again find themselves on opposite ends as they begin their quarterfinals showdown Tuesday in the 2014 PLDT Home TVolution PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The second-seed Beermen will enjoy a twice-to-beat advantage over the [...]

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BARAKO BULL TAPS TANQUINGCEN TO TURN FORTUNES AROUND

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Barako Bull Energy will bank on the championship experience of three-time champion coach Siot Tanquingcen when the Governors’ Cup kicks off next month. The George Chua franchise Monday announced its plan to tap Tanquingcen to replace Bong Ramos as its head coach. “Yes, we have already informed the team of our new head coach. We’ve [...]

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ALASKA CLAIMS OPENER

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Alaska pounced on San Mig Super Coffee in one crucial stretch in the fourth quarter, cutting loose from a seesawing game en route to an 86-77 victory in Game One of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup best-of-three quarterfinal showdown at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Monday. The Aces came through with a lethal 14-to-nothing run from a [...]

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MERALCO WINS Q’FINAL SERIES OPENER vs RoS

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A well-rested Meralco squad drew first blood in its best-of-three quarterfinals series against Rain or Shine, escaping with a 94-91 victory Monday at the start of the 2014 PLDT Home TVolution PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Darnell Jackson had a double-double of 30 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Bolts in the [...]

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