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GILAS STILL LOADED MINUS KELLY, JARED

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Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes isn’t about to push the panic button with his pool of players for the coming FIBA Asia Championship slashed from 17 down to 15 on the sad fates of Kelly Williams and Jared Dillinger. “While we never predicted the Kelly Williams and Jared Dillinger events to happen, we planned for […]

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OVER THE WHAT?

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KERBY Raymundo is far from being a has-been, as what some may contend. The 32-year-old proved this by flashing his old lethal form now that Barangay Ginebra needs it most in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup to earn for himself the Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week honors for the extended period April 22 to […]

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ACES NAIL FIRST WIN OVER CONE, TIE SERIES WITH MIXERS

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Fighting with a warrior mentality, Alaska Milk finally nailed a breakout win over its former coach and pumped back life in its aspiration in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Rob Dozier delivered a monstrous performance and his teammates did their part as the Aces came back strong from their 69-71 loss Saturday, clobbering the Mixers, 86-67, […]

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Alaska 86, San Mig Coffee 67 — April 29, 2013 (Game 2 of best-of-5 semifinal)

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TALK ‘N TEXT TIES SERIES AT 1-1

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Fast fading away from the series, the Talk n Text Tropang Texters dug deep from within them and avoided plunging in a hole that is as good as death. The Texters battled back from nine points down at the start of the fourth quarter and forced a 1-1 deadlock with the Barangay Ginebra Kings in […]

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Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 79, Talk ‘N Text 85 — April 28, 2013 (Game 2 of best-of-5 semifinal)

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WORLD WAR II FOR SAN MIG COFFEE, ALASKA

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VETERAN mentor Tim Cone has just gone through what he termed as a “coach’s dream game.” It’s now time for Cone and his San Mig Coffee team to go for a dream goal when they shoot for a 2-0 lead against Alaska Monday in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals duel at at the MOA Arena. […]

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KINGS’ CROSSHAIRS ON 2-0 LEAD

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BY EXERTING extra efforts on both ends of the court, Barangay Ginebra managed to jump the gun on Talk N Text in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals duel. The Kings vow to do a lot more when they tangle with the Tropang Texters anew Sunday in Game 2 of the Cebuana Lhuillier-sponsored playoffs at the […]

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BOWLES BAILS OUT SAN MIG COFFEE IN ENDGAME

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Denzel Bowles has a knack at seizing big moment and winning big game. He pulled one again Saturday night. Bowles struggled most of the way but rose up in the crunch as defending champion San Mig Coffee squeezed out a 71-69 win over eliminations topnotcher Alaska Milk in the opener of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup […]

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San Mig Coffee 71, Alaska 69 — April 27, 2013 (Game 1 of best-of-5 semifinal)

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QUARTERFINAL REVELATIONS

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The Final Four cast is now complete and two teams which showed no-quit character topped the hits list. Two other teams proved to be a picture of consistency and continued their march to the semifinal round. Other hit list inclusions: a veteran forward stepping up big time to make up for the subpar showing of […]

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BARANGAY GINEBRA ROUTS TALK ‘N TEXT IN SEMIS OPENER

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It’s a virtual no-contest with the Barangay Ginebra Kings keeping their Cinderella ride and proving unstoppable against a surprisingly flat Talk ‘N Text side in the opener of their semifinals showdown. The Kings stormed out of the opening gate and hit giant strides to the finish as they blazed past the Tropang Texters, 104-81, in […]

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Talk ‘N Text 81, Barangay Ginebra 104 — April 26, 2013 (Game 1 of best-of-5 semifinal)

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COFFEE, MILK WON’T MIX THIS TIME

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SAN Mig Coffee head coach Tim Cone is not one to raise a fuzz about his unbeaten history against former team Alaska. Not when the circumstances are different and the stakes are as high as the ones stacked right now. The Aces and Mixers kick off their PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals series Saturday, each bristling […]

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PBA GAMES TELECAST STAYS ON IBC-13

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Airing of PBA games on IBC-13 continues. A possible treat to PBA fans is replay of games over ABC-5. This developed as the PBA board of governors nixed the proposal of official coveror ABC5 to move the telecast of PBA games for the rest of the Commissioner’s Cup playoffs from IBC-13 to channel 5, anticipating […]

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RUMBLE TIME FOR KINGS, TEXTERS

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BARANGAY Ginebra has slain one Goliath. It starts work on another one Friday. And the Kings are faced with the welcome problem of who will act out David this time when they tangle with Talk ‘N Text at the start of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals duel at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Every game may […]

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SANTOS, CABAGNOT LEAD PBA SELECT SQUAD VS SHANGHAI

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Petron hotshots Arwind Santos, Alex Cabagnot and Marcio Lassiter and Rain or Shine stalwarts Paul Lee, Chris Tiu and Beau Belga banner the PBA selection that hosts the visiting Shanghai Sharks in a friendly on May 7 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Air21 coach Franz Pumaren calls the shots for the PBA squad that will […]

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MIXERS LIGHTNING STRIKES BOLTS

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SAN Mig Coffee made a couple of breaks go a long way in realizing an immediate goal Wednesday. A fresher Denzel Bowles and a James Yap getting some respite from his back problems translated into a huge performance by the two in leading the Mixers to a 90-82 victory over Meralco and into the PBA […]

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Meralco 82, San Mig Coffee 90 — April 24, 2013 (Game 3 of best-of-3 quarterfinal)

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ALL-OUT WEDNESDAY

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MERALCO coach Ryan Gregorio may have mixed up some numbers, but he is crystal-clear on the one that matters most “All-out Wednesday, that is our battlecry,” said Gregorio, referring to his Bolts’ match against San Mig Coffee for the lone remaining semifinals berth in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The rubber […]

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DAWSON LEADS BEST IMPORT DERBY

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Prolific scoring Meralco import Eric Dawson led the fight for the first Bobby Parks Trophy through the elimination round of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. The former San Antonio Spur was the runaway leader in the stats race with an accumulated 707 stats points or a whopping average of 54.8 an outing. Dawson was over a […]

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Rain or Shine 79, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 81 — April 22, 2013 (quarterfinal)

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RISE OF THE KINGS

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THIS should rank among Barangay Ginebra’s biggest accomplishments. The Kings refused to wilt under tremendous pressure and leaned on Vernon Macklin’s heroics in the endgame to eke out an 81-79 victory over Rain or Shine Monday and into not only the PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals but also the record books. Macklin scored four straight points […]

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SOLID AS A ROCK

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WHEN Talk N Text coach Norman Black was talking about his team being made up of experienced players, they’re the ones who know when to turn their game up a notch in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. “They know if we’re going to have to make a run we have to make it now,” said Black. […]

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CHARACTER TEST

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BARANGAY Ginebra San Miguel has shown its mettle anew by prevailing in a do-or-die battle and living to fight another day. It’s now Rain or Shine’s turn to show its own stuff when the Elasto Painters and Kings square off anew Monday in the deciding game of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup duel at the Smart […]

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SAN MIG COFFEE FORCES RUBBER MATCH

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San Mig Coffee remains the occupant of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup throne. The titleholder hung on to dear life as it fought with a gritty resolve and got even with Meralco, 100-92, in Game Two of their best-of-three quarterfinals showdown at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday night. On Wednesday in the same venue, the Mixers […]

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San Mig Coffee 100, Meralco 92 — April 21, 2013 (Game 2 of best-of-3 quarterfinal)

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TALK ‘N TEXT SWEEPS PETRON BLAZE

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JEROME Jordan finally contributed to Talk N Text’s cause – but only just. With the Tropang Texters’ locals doing most of the damage they managed a 96-86 win over Petron Blaze Sunday to advance to the PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Ranidel de Ocampo, Jayson Castro and Ryan Reyes all made […]

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Talk ‘N Text 96, Petron Blaze 86 — April 21, 2013 (Game 2 of best-of-3 quarterfinal)

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NEVER SAY DIE

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The Barangay Ginebra Kings are not ready to go idle yet. The Kings won’t fade away just yet, coming through with a great fourth-quarter effort to turn back the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 90-83, and force a knockout game in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals match-up Saturday night at the Mall of Asia Arena […]

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Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 90, Rain or Shine 83 — April 20, 2013 (quarterfinal)

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NO PAIN, NO GAIN

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Eric Dawson maintains he can’t abandon his teammates even when he’s in pain, and Meralco can make history with just one more push in its best-of-three showdown with San Mig Coffee in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals. Meralco has never landed in the Final Four since taking over the Sta. Lucia Realty franchise in 2010. […]

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LOFTY EXPECTATIONS

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JEROME Jordan is one puzzle Talk N Text coach Norman Black is as concerned with as Petron Blaze. “I’ll just have to try to get the best out of him,” said Black of the 7-foot Jamaican who performed far below expectations in his first playoff game for the Tropang Texters. “But we’ll talk to him, […]

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ALASKA MAKES IT FIRST TO FINAL FOUR

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IT TOOK some doing, but Alaska still achieved what it set out to do: A short work of Air21. The Aces made the needed clutch plays on both ends down the stretch before they could dispatch the Express via an 87-81 count Saturday at the MOA Arena to advance to the PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals. […]

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Alaska 87, Air21 81 — April 20, 2013 (quarterfinal)

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RIZAL RULES COCA-COLA PBA YOUNGSTARS 9-12 AGE GRP

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Banking on its inside game in the final period, Rizal Province repulsed defending titlist Marikina, 47-38, to bag the Coca-Cola PBA Youngstars 9-12 yrs age group championship at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday. Miguel Santos, who was named tournament Most Valuable Player, scored 12 of his game-high 16 points in the fourth quarter as Rizal […]

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2013 COCA COLA-PBA YOUNGSTARS FIRES OFF SATURDAY

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The country’s future basketball stars take centerstage today with the start of the 2013 edition of the Coca-Cola PBA Youngstars in various venues around the country. Thirteen teams tangle in the Metro Manila leg, which will open at the Blue Eagle gym in Ateneo with PBA commissioner Chito Salud as guest of honor. Another 120 […]

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E-PAINTERS FAVORED IN QF DUEL VS KINGS

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Rain or Shine has the upper hand versus Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in their recent duels. And their twice-to-beat advantage as second seeds just makes the Elasto Painters the overwhelming favorites against the Kings. The E-Painters, however, would be the last to count the Kings out. “Ginebra is always a dangerous foe,” said Rain or […]

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INTACT ACES LOOK FOR QUICK KILL

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ALASKA managed to end the PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations on a very bright note despite an injury-plagued lineup. The Aces are now all healthy and that gives coach Luigi Trillo reason to be optimistic his crew can make short work of Air21 in their quarterfinals matchup Saturday at the MOA Arena. Alaska goes into the […]

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TALK N TEXT CLAIMS GAME 1

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Talk n Text coach Norman Black couldn’t believe what he saw as he went through the stats sheet. “I hope I’m blind,” said Black, shocked in seeing the woeful numbers of import Jerome Jordan. Jordan was virtually absent but Talk n Text’s ace locals all stepped up and held the fort as the Tropang Texters […]

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