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ONE MORE TOUGH TEST FOR UNBEATEN ENERGY

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Barako Bull has been the biggest revelation so far in PBA Season 39. The Energy expect a tough test against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters but they are determined to get going and stay among the unbeaten frontrunners in the PLDT MyDSL PBA Philippine Cup. Barako Bull and Rain or Shine are pitted in […]

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CELLARDWELLERS PART WAYS

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The San Mig Super Coffee Mixers’ and Air21 Express’ woes may be far from over. But one of them will sleep a little more soundly Sunday night. The two downtrodden teams in the PLDT myDSL PBA Philippine Cup meet at 3 p.m., with their sights trained on a first ever win after three consecutive losses, a respite that […]

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THE SPARK ONE-UPS ROMEO: ‘LET’S DO THIS AGAIN!

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At the age of 34, Mark Caguioa definitely still has a lot left in the tank. And he showed just that when Barangay Ginebra San Miguel faced the GlobalPort Batang Pier Thursday at the Mall of Asia Arena. Face-to-face with Terrence Romeo, a player who has been compared to him by ex-teammate Eric Menk, Caguioa […]

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AFTER THEIR DUEL, ROMEO LAUDS HIS ‘IDOL’ CAGUIOA

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November 28, 2013 will go down in PBA history as the day the enigmatic rookie Terrence Romeo played with fire and stood face-to-face with “The Spark”. And he didn’t disappoint in his first game against Barangay Ginebra San Miguel. Known as a volume scorer even in his high school days, the 2013 UAAP Most Valuable […]

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WILLIAMS SLOWLY GETTING HIS GROOVE BACK

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Seven months of layoff is no joke, and for Kelly Williams, he is slowly getting himself used to the rigors of the PBA again. Sidelined for the better part of last season due to a nagging blood disorder, the 2008 Most Valuable Player is now regaining his confidence which made him a force to be […]

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DYNAMITE DANNY S READY TO EXPLODE AGAIN

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A familiar face from the San Miguel franchise has officially left the lair and jumped over the fence to its rivals. After Talk ‘N Text’s gut-wrenching 114-111 overtime win over Alaska, Danny Seigle came out of the Tropang Texters’ locker room wearing a royal blue shirt, a definitive sign that he has already changed stripes […]

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CAGUIOA TOWS GINEBRA PAST GLOBALPORT’S ROOKIE ONSLAUGHT

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Challenged by GlobalPort’s young guns, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel veteran mainstay Mark Caguioa stood his ground and saved the Kings from what could have been a humbling loss. Caguioa completely took over the game in the crunch and the Kings survived the Batang Pier’s determined fightback from a 19-point third quarter deficit, squeezing out a […]

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Globalport 104, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 109 – Nov. 28, 2013

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TALK ‘N TEXT SURVIVES ALASKA IN OT

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TALK ‘N Text finally got another victory. But this one should rank among the franchise’s toughest. The Tropang Texters withstood a gritty Alaska stand to eke out a 114-111 overtime victory over Thursday in the PLDT myDSL-PBA Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena. Jayson Castro scored a new career-high 33 points, capped by a critical […]

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Alaska 111, Talk ‘N Text 114 OT – Nov. 28, 2013

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WHAT AILS SUPER COFFEE MIXERS?

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Championship hangover. Key players of the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers point to this as the culprit behind their slump as after they lost to the Petron Blaze Boosters, 91-78, on Wednesday and slumped deeper into the cellar with a 0-3 slate. “Parang dala-dala pa rin namin yung pag-champion namin eh,” said Marc Pingris. “Sa […]

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LOOKING AT THE MERALCO BOLTS’ WIN OVER AIR21

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Looking at the Meralco Bolts’ win over Air21 They shot extremely well – 51.9% from the field. Their three-point shooting was on the money 13-26 for 50%. In that incandescent second period, they put up 38 points on the board. That’s the highest total of any quarter this Philippine Cup besting the 36 scored by […]

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EYES ON ROOKIES IN KINGS-BATANG PIER CLASH

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After sharing the spotlight as draft day winners, Barangay Ginebra and Globalport finally take the hard court pitting their draft acquisitions against one another Thursday at the Mall of Asia Arena. Top draft pick Greg Slaughter immediately made an impact as a Gin King and so did No. 5 draft selection Terrence Romeo as a […]

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ON AND OFF ACES, TEXTERS HOPING TO BOUNCE BACK

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ALASKA coach Luigi Trillo is far from being alarmed, but the way his team opened up the PLDT myDSL-PBA Philippine Cup in an up-and-down fashion continually nags at him. “One game our energy is there, the next wala,” rued Trillo. “So far we’ve been inconsistent and that simply would not do.” Especially Thursday, when the […]

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Turnovers Phil Cup 2014

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TURNOVERS Rk Name Team G Total Avg 1 Fajardo, June Mar Petron Blaze 18 60 3.333 2 Taulava, Asi Air 21 14 44 3.143 3 Lutz, Chris Petron Blaze 20 61 3.050 4 Tenorio, LA Brgy Ginebra San Miguel 23 70 3.044 5 Mercado, Sol Globalport 14 39 2.786 6 Thoss, Sonny Alaska 17 45 […]

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FT% Phil Cup 2014

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Free Throws % (30 made(s) minimum) Rk Name Team G M/A % 1 Alapag, Jimmy Talk N Text 15 37 / 37 100.00 % 2 Macapagal, Mark Barako Bull 12 34 / 39 87.18 % 3 Fonacier, Larry Talk N Text 17 32 / 37 86.49 % 4 Castro, Jayson Talk N Text 17 92 […]

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2PT FG Phil Cup 2014

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2Points FIELD GOALS % (30 made(s) minimum) Rk Name Team G M/A % 1 Almazan, Raymond Rain or Shine 25 50 / 81 61.73 % 2 Cortez, Mike Meralco 10 36 / 61 59.02 % 3 Maierhofer, Rico Barako Bull 11 30 / 51 58.82 % 4 Belga, Beau Rain or Shine 24 67 / […]

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3PT FG Phil Cup 2014

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3Points FIELD GOALS % (20 made(s) minimum) Rk Name Team G M/A % 1 de Ocampo, Ranidel Talk N Text 14 34 / 82 41.46 % 2 Baracael, Mac Brgy Ginebra San Miguel 23 41 / 99 41.41 % 3 Castro, Jayson Talk N Text 17 28 / 69 40.58 % 4 Wilson, John Meralco […]

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Field Goals Phil Cup 2014

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Total FIELD GOALS % (30 made(s) minimum) Rk Name Team G M/A % 1 Maierhofer, Rico Barako Bull 11 30 / 54 55.56 % 2 Almazan, Raymond Rain or Shine 25 51 / 92 55.43 % 3 Reavis, Rafi San Mig Coffee 30 67 / 124 54.03 % 4 Espinas, Gabby Alaska 17 77 / […]

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Blocks Phil Cup 2014

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BLOCKS Rk Name Team G Total Avg 1 Aguilar, Japeth Brgy Ginebra San Miguel 23 64 2.783 2 Fajardo, June Mar Petron Blaze 18 46 2.556 3 Ildefonso, Danny Meralco 5 8 1.600 4 Slaughter, Greg Brgy Ginebra San Miguel 23 35 1.522 5 Santos, Arwind Petron Blaze 21 30 1.429 6 Thoss, Sonny Alaska […]

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Steals Phil Cup 2014

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STEALS Rk Name Team G Total Avg 1 Barroca, Mark San Mig Coffee 30 61 2.033 2 Ross, Chris Petron Blaze 18 30 1.667 3 Tenorio, LA Brgy Ginebra San Miguel 23 32 1.391 4 Custodio, BonBon Air 21 14 19 1.357 5 Villanueva, Jonas Barako Bull 5 6 1.200 6 Norwood, Gabe Rain or […]

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Assist Phil Cup 2014

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ASSISTS Rk Name Team G Total Avg 1 Tenorio, LA Brgy Ginebra San Miguel 23 149 6.478 2 Cortez, Mike Meralco 10 64 6.400 3 Yeo, Joseph Air 21 14 89 6.357 4 Cabagnot, Alex Petron Blaze 16 91 5.688 5 Mercado, Sol Globalport 14 71 5.071 6 Miranda, Dennis Barako Bull 12 58 4.833 […]

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Rebounds Phil Cup 2014

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TOTAL REBOUNDS Rk Name Team G Total Avg 1 Fajardo, June Mar Petron Blaze 18 268 14.889 2 Taulava, Asi Air 21 14 201 14.357 3 Santos, Arwind Petron Blaze 21 224 10.667 4 Slaughter, Greg Brgy Ginebra San Miguel 23 232 10.087 5 Washington, Jay Globalport 12 119 9.917 6 Espinas, Gabby Alaska 17 […]

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PPG Phil Cup 2014

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Rk Name Team G 2Points 3Points Free Throws Total Avg M/A % M/A % M/A % 1 Castro, Jayson Talk N Text 17 76 / 179 42.46 % 28 / 69 40.58 % 92 / 107 85.98 % 328 19.29 2 Washington, Jay Globalport 12 65 / 132 49.24 % 16 / 57 28.07 % […]

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PETRON BLAZE SECURES SOLO LEAD

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Junmar Fajardo imposed his huge presence at the paint, collecting mammoth double-double numbers as Petron Blaze sustained its unbeaten run, roaring to a third straight win at the expense of slumping Governors Cup titlist San Mig Coffee at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night. Fajardo grabbed 25 rebounds and tossed in 21 points as the […]

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Petron Blaze 91, San Mig Coffee 78 – Nov. 27, 2013

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CAREER GAME FROM WILSON LEADS MERALCO MASSACRE OF AIR21

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JOHN Wilson could not have picked a better time to carve a new career milestone. With Gary David struggling, Wilson led those who picked up the scoring slack for Meralco in a 112-79 thrashing of hapless Air21Wednesday to finally crash the win column of the PLDT myDSL-PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Wilson came […]

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Air21 79, Meralco 112 – Nov. 27, 2013

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AFTER MENK & TAULAVA, SEIGLE FINDS WAY BACK IN CLASS OF ’99 REUNION

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After Eric Menk, another member of Class ’99 is making a comeback in the Philippine Basketball Association. Danny Seigle, who became a free agent when Barako Bull released him prior to the start of the 2014 Season, has found a new home with defending champion Talk N Text. Paolo Trillo, the new team manager of […]

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SLAUGHTER JUST WANTS TO GET BETTER & WIN

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There is definitely pressure if you’re selected as the first overall pick in a Rookie Draft. But that pressure gets another layer when the team that plucked you out of the grab bag is no less than the crowd-favorite Barangay Ginebra San Miguel. And there’s no better player who can handle that enormous pressure than […]

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PACESETTING BOOSTERS BATTLE HARDLUCK SUPER COFFEE MIXERS

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San Mig Coffee and Petron Blaze are not delving on the past as they brace for their showdown in the PLDT MyDSL PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night. For both, their recent Governors Cup title duel is a thing of the past. It is not a dugout matter. For, indeed, this […]

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PLUGGING THE HOLES

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COMPARED to some other teams with manpower problems, Air21 and Meralco are better off. Yet the holes the Express and Bolts have to fill up are equally as gaping as the injury-plagued squads, more so Wednesday when they clash in the PLDT myDSL- PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Either one is going […]

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CAGUIAO, ALAPAG LEAD ALAGANG PBA VISIT TO TACLOBAN FRIDAY

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PBA rivals Mark Caguioa, Jimmy Alapag and Asi Taulava turn band of brothers to personally lend a hand in relief efforts in Tacloban City on Friday. LA Tenorio and Danny Seigle will also be in the PBA delegation – led by commissioner Chito Salud, board chairman Mon Segismundo and Board member Eric Arejola – to […]

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“NA-CHA-CHALLENGE KAMI” – BUENAFE

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With the game tied at 93, Ronjay Buenafe got the ball in the perimeter, drove to the baseline and rose up for a shot against JVee Casio and the outstretched arms of Gabby Espinas. Buenafe, already with nine points for the fourth quarter across his name, flicked off a shot which miraculously found the bottom […]

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DRAWING INSPIRATION

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BEING surrounded by people who are always ready to give support and comfort can do wonders to a player’s game. Just take the case of Ronjay Buenafe, who came up with two solid games in the week that was and led Barako Bull’s unexpected surge to the top of the PLDT myDSL PBA Philippine Cup […]

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SLAUGHTER, AGUILAR POWER KINGS TO 2ND WIN

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Barangay Ginebra’s good potential with its improved lineup was very evident for a second game in a row in the new PBA season. After mangling San Mig Coffee in their first game, the Gin Kings returned to manhandle the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 97-84, and remain one of the three remaining unbeaten teams in […]

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Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 97, Rain or Shine 84 – Nov. 24, 2015

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RED-HOT-FROM-RAINBOW-COUNTRY BARAKO BULL SURPRISES ALASKA

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THERE’S no doubting Barako Bull’s authenticity as a major force now. With Ronjay Buenafe coming up with a magical shot in the endgame, the Energy Cola snapped out of Alaska’s spell and with a 97-93 win Sunday for their second victory in as many games in the PLDT myDSL-PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. […]

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Alaska 93, Barako Bull 97 – Nov. 24, 2013

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BELGA TO ALMAZAN: ‘THERE’S NO REASON TO BE DOWN’

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On a night when Raymond Almazan made his PBA debut, it was one of the top Rain or Shine big men who showed the way for the reed-thin center on how it is done in the big leagues. With the Letran Knight struggling in his first night out, Beau Belga made his mark to lead […]

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