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BARAKO BULL ENDS SKID WITH STUNNER OVER SAN MIG COFFEE

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Resurrected. Barako Bull injected some life in its sagging playoffs aspiration as the Energy Cola drubbed the San Mig Coffee Mixers, 105-100, in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup Easter Sunday showdown at the Mall of Asia Arena. Evan Brock fired away 25 points even as Josh Urbiztondo and Mick Pennisi combined for 41 points with 9-of-12 […]

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San Mig Coffee 100, Barako Bull 105 — March 31, 2013

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RAIN OR SHINE REPEATS OVER AIR21

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ONCE again, Rain or Shine import Bruno Sundov got into foul trouble. That didn’t deter the Elasto Painters any as the locals ably stepped up and pointed the team to a 94-83 repeat win over Air21 Sunday and into a share of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup lead at the MOA Arena. Ryan Arana and Jeff […]

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Rain or Shine 94, Air21 83 — March 31, 2013

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DEVANCE MALAMANG MAKALARO NA SA MIYERKULES

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Matapos ang mahigit dalawang linggo, ibinalik na sa line-up ng San Mig Coffee Mixers si big man Joe Devance. Ang 2007 No.1 overall pick na si Devance ay may ilang larong nagpaliban sanhi ng hyperextended left knee, na nakuha niya matapos humampas ang kanyang tuhod sa defender na si Clifford Hodge ng Meralco Bolts. Pero […]

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BOBBY PARKS PASSES AWAY AT 51

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Legendary PBA import Bobby Parks has lost his battle with cancer. The seven-time Best Import awardee, inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 2009, passed on Saturday afternoon at 51. The former Memphis State U stalwart, a third-round, 58th overall choice by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1984 NBA Draft, died of lung cancer which […]

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SAN MIG COFFEE LOOKS TO ADD TO BARAKO BULL’S WOES

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San Mig Coffee and Barako Bull both look for some sort of resurrection as they clash in the main game of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Easter Sunday presentation at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The Mixers seek improvement from their up-and-down ride while the Energy Cola hope to arrest a six-game slide […]

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E- PAINTERS EYE LEAD AS EXPRESS GO FOR 5TH STRAIGHT W

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THEIR first meeting went down to the wire before Rain or Shine carved out a 99-97 squeaker of a win over Air21 last February 22. ROS coach Yeng Guiao knows it’s going to be a lot tougher Sunday night and the Elasto Painters will have to scratch, scrape, dig deep and get ready for the […]

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ALASKA TAKES BACK SOLO LEAD

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Putting behind them their sorry loss the last time out, the Alaska Milk Aces pulled another one against the Petron Blaze Boosters and once again took the front-running position in the race for the Top Two in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup elimination round. The Aces erased the memory of their 83-84 loss to the San […]

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Petron Blaze 84, Alaska 92 — March 27, 2013

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LUTZ MAKAKABALIK NA

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Nalalapit na ang pagbabalik aksyon ni Petron Blaze Boosters star Chris Lutz. Ang dating national team cager ay may iniindang bruised ribs, dahilan kaya’t mahigit isang buwan na itong nakapahinga. “It’s getting better, hopefully right now after the holiday break, I can practice,” wika ni Lutz sa panayam ng FrostByte. Ngayong Commissioner’s Cup ay isang […]

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DUNIGAN & THE EXPRESS HITTING THEIR STRIDE

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The tables are turning in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup as teams previously belonging in the lower half of the standings are making their way up. A veteran point guard is reasserting himself both in playmaking and scoring. And there’s this import who’s making a strong case for the tournament’s Best Import award. Two teams which […]

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CARDONA COMES OUT OF MINI-SLUMP TO LEAD MERALCO PAST GLOBALPORT

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Mark Cardona bounced back from dismal performances in his last two games with his best game of the season to get Meralco back on track in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup with a 103-92 victory over cellar-dwelling Globalport Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Held to an average of just 2.5 points on a combined 2-for-15 […]

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Globalport 92, Meralco 103 — March 27, 2013

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INJURY-HOBBLED ACES CONFIDENT OF REPEATING OVER BOOSTERS

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Alaska has no more Renaldo Balkman to think about in its rematch with Petron Blaze. The Aces, however, face a more daunting task as they’re without injured key players Jayvee Casio and Sonny Thoss in tangling with the Boosters in the main tiff of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Holy Wednesday presentation at the Smart Araneta […]

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BOLTS AIM TO QUASH BATANG PIER’S HOPES

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ALTHOUGH it is on a seven-game slide, GlobalPort knows all is not lost in its bid to advance to the PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs. “Maybe it will take one win for us to make a run of it,” said Batang Pier coach Junel Baculi. The time for GlobalPort to make its move is Wednesday when […]

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“COOL CAT” AT EASE WITH DUAL ROLES

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WEARING two hats in a game may befuddle some players, but not Mike Cortez. Air21’s premier guard even appeared to be entirely comfortable in his dual roles as facilitator and scorer, helping power the Express to back-to-back wins in the week that was and earning for himself the Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week […]

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Top 5 Plays of the week – March 20 2013

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ROS BLASTS TNT FOR SHARE OF LEAD

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RAIN or Shine coach Yeng Guiao is not one to discuss with his charges their long losing spell to Talk N Text. “Yes, I was kind of aware but I did not really think of it,” he stated. “I did not really look at it as a factor for this game, I did not even […]

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Talk ‘N Text 85, Rain or Shine 116 — March 24, 2013

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NO “SPARK,” NO PROBLEM FOR BARANGAY GINEBRA

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IF BARANGAY Ginebra keeps on playing like this, Mark Caguioa can afford to rest his injured left knee a while longer. With Vernon Macklin and LA Tenorio showing the way the Kings rolled to a 96-89 victory over Barako Bull Sunday to sidle up into the middle of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup pack at the […]

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Barako Bull 89, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 96 — March 24, 2013

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MIXERS BEAT ACES IN WILD, WOOLY GAME

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Coach Tim Cone stayed perfect versus his former team. Denzel Bowles churned out a giant double-double game with 30 points and 23 rebounds and Marc Pingris came through in the clutch as San Mig Coffee withstood frontrunner Alaska Milk in a furious battle, grinding out an 84-83 win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the […]

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CAGUIOA OUT FOR AT LEAST 1 WEEK WITH GR1 MCL SPRAIN

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This is one rather disappointing news to the Barangay throng. Top local gunner Mark Caguioa will be out for at least one week. Tests done on Caguioa’s injured left knee Saturday afternoon showed that he suffered a sprained left MCL (medial cruciate ligament). Because of this, attending physician Dr. Raul Canlas will place an immobilizer […]

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Alaska 83, San Mig Coffee 84 — March 23, 2013

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PBA LEGEND KAILANGAN NG TULONG

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Nakakalungkot ang balita na na-diagnose pala sa sakit na cirrhosis ang basketball legend na si Lim Eng Beng. Ang cirrhosis ay isang uri ng liver cancer na karaniwan ay nakukuha sa labis na pag-abuso sa atay dahil sa alak o pag inom ng maraming gamot. Hindi alcoholic at walang bisyo ang dating De La Salle […]

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TEXTERS HOPE TO REASSERT MASTERY OVER E-PAINTERS

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Talk n Text and Rain or Shine both triumphed the last time out, priming up the two teams for their crucial rematch in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup elimination round at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday. The Tropang Texters and the Elasto Painters clash at 6:30 p.m., the league’s final offering in its busy weekend schedule […]

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CAGUIOA-LESS KINGS TARGET 4TH STRAIGHT W

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BARANGAY Ginebra’s current position in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup is not exactly an enviable one, but coach Alfrancis Chua isn’t complaining. “Mas maganda na iyung galing sa mga talo and then nagpapanalo kaysa galing panalo tapos napapagtatalo,” reasoned Chua. The former is precisely what the Kings have been doing of late, winning four of their […]

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Air21 87, Globalport 82 — March 23, 2013

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STRONG 3RD QUARTER HELPS AIR21 IN COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN OVER GLOBALPORT

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Air21 nearly tripled Globalport’s third quarter output en route to a 29-point turnaround and an ensuing 87-72 win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum that gave the Express solo fifth spot in the team standings. Wynne Arboleda had nine points in that pivotal third canto where Air21 outscored the Batang Pier […]

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PBA ACCEPTS APPLICANTS TO REFS ACADEMY

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If you are physically fit, have a passion for basketball and thrive under pressure, then you can be part of the PBA family. The PBA Referees Academy is once again opening its doors to welcome a new breed of game officials who will work the games of the country’s best basketball talents and Asia’s finest […]

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KINGS SURVIVE ‘HACK-A-MACK,’ SHAKY FINISH

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Barangay Ginebra built a huge lead early, enough to survive a shaky finish as the Kings repulsed the Meralco Bolts, 84-81, to force a four-way logjam at fifth place in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday night. Vernon Macklin piled up 23 points despite 5-of-15 free throws and added 22 rebounds […]

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PACESETTING ACES SEEK REVENGE ON MIXERS

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Amidst another crisis in his personal life, San Mig Coffee main man James Yap gives his assurance he can cope and do his job on the hard court. In difficult times, Yap goes on with his basketball life, hoping to help solve San Mig Coffee’s up-and-down ride in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Yap is fully […]

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BATANG PIER PARADE MORGAN VS. EXPRESS

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GLOBALPORT’S recent woes may yet turn out to be a blessing in disguise. That is, if new import Sylvester Morgan proves to be as good as advertised. The 6-foot-10 southpaw arrived Thursday evening, well in time for the Batang Pier’s rematch with Air21 Saturday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. “For […]

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Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 84, Meralco 81 — March 22, 2013

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Petron Blaze 85, Talk ‘N Text 93 OT — March 22, 2013

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TALK ‘N TEXT CLAMPS DOWN ON PETRON BLAZE IN O.T. EN ROUTE TO WIN

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“IT’S better to be lucky than good,” was how Talk ‘N Text head coach Norman Black put it. Black could afford such quip after his Tropang Texters celebrated their escape from the jaws of defeat with a 93-85 overtime victory over Petron Blaze Friday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Donnell […]

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YAP, ABUEVA LEAD ALL-STAR VOTING

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Perennial top vote-getter James Yap of San Mig Coffee is at it again, leading everybody in the balloting for the 2013 PBA All-Star Game slated May 5 in Digos, Davao del Sur. A big surprise was Alaska rookie Calvin Abueva coming in second to Yap as of last count on March 15. Fans have until […]

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NO TRADES FOR BATANG PIER’S MMDA

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Matapos na ilabas natin sa FrostByte ang ating analysis sa biglaang pagbaba ng playing minutes ni Japeth Aguilar sa huling dalawang laro ng GlobalPort Batang Pier, agad tayong nakatanggap ng tawag mula sa isa sa trusted lieutenants ni team owner Mikee Romero. At ayon sa head ng basketball operations ng Sultan900,Inc. franchise na si Ginoong […]

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KINGS OUT TO KEEP STREAK ALIVE VS BOLTS

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Meralco coach Ryan Gregorio foresees his Bolts and the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings figuring in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation Friday night. “Both teams can’t afford to put their guards down. Each one can’t blink,” he says. A battle is really expected as the Bolts and the Kings clash in the 7:30 p.m. mainer of the […]

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