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PUREFOODS VS. GLOBALPORT – OCT. 31, 2014

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ALASKA VS. MERALCO – OCT. 31, 2014

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PUREFOODS CLIMBS OUT OF CELLAR WITH COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN

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Coach Tim Cone was profuse in apologies to sportswriters after their game against GlobalPort Friday night. He said he’s got used to losing that he forgot to attend  the post-game interview as the winning coach right after the final buzzer. Cone wasn’t impressed as they barely scraped past GlobalPort, 81-75, to finally nail a first […]

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ALASKA DEALS MERALCO 41-POINT BEATING

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TAKE your pick of a scary movie for Halloween: It, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street or Alaska vs. Meralco in the PBA Philippine Cup? Good choice. No way, after all, can Jason or Freddie Krueger or Pennywise the Clown compete with last night’s blood-curdling massacre. After scoring the game’s first seven points, the […]

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COMMITTEE TO FINETUNE GILAS PROGRAM

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The minute news broke out that a Selection Committee has been formed to choose the national coach as well as members of the national pool, several quarters came up with their own conclusions regarding the fate of the Gilas program and its key personnel. To clarify the matter, PBA commissioner Chito Salud said, “The SBP […]

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INSPIRED BATANG PIER TAKE ON INJURY-RIDDLED HOTSHOTS

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GlobalPort faces another tough test with its head coach still under thorough evaluation as the Batang Pier tangle with the Purefoods Star Hotshots in an exciting Halloween presentation of the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday. In normal circumstances, Purefoods should’ve been a heavy favorite being a reigning four-peat champ taking on a […]

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TARGET: 3-0 & SOLO LEAD

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It isn’t Friday the 13th but ghosts and goblins will be lurking somewhere nonetheless, looking for an ambitious victim to claim in the PBA Philippine Cup on the eve of Halloween. Before night falls Friday, either the Alaska Aces or the Meralco Bolts, both unbeaten and both eyeing solo leadership, will be lying in ruin, their defeated form […]

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ASIAN REINFORCEMENTS OK’D FOR GOVS’ CUP

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IT’s final. Filipino fans could expect the “invasion” of some of Asia’s best basketball players following the unanimous approval of the Asian reinforcements for this season’s Governors’ Cup. Originally a brainchild of PBA chairman Patrick “Pato” Gregorio, the Asian reinforcements, which is “experimental in nature”, will serve as “second imports” for the 12 teams that […]

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SBP-PBA SELECTION COMMITTEE FORMED FOR TEAM PHL COACH, PLAYERS

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THE recent Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea may prove to be Chot Reyes’ last stint as head coach of Gilas Pilipinas. This came after Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Manny V. Pangilinan ordered the formation of a selection committee that will be in charge of “appointing the Gilas team’s new head coach along with […]

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PBA TO HAVE SAY IN NATIONAL TEAM SELECTION

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The Philippine Basketball Association and the PBA Developmental League have been tapped by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas to join the national cage federation in a screening committee that will make nominations for the next coach of the elite men’s national team. In a meeting at the Cojuangco Building in Makati Wednesday, the SBP board […]

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GROWING PAINS

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After its breakthrough opening day win over Blackwater, Kia crashed back to earth with a thud, suffering blowouts at the hands of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and Rain or Shine. Tough losses indeed, but their 1-2 slate has exceeded assistant coach Glenn Capacio’s expectations. “Ineexpect ko pa nga na di kami mananalo eh, pero at […]

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RIGHT MIX, RIGHT SYSTEM

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With NLEX going toe-to-toe with Ginebra in the first half of their game last Wednesday, it seemed like the loser will be the first one to blink. Mac Cardona would have none of it, as he poured in 16 points in the second half to finish with 25 points alongside six rebounds to steer the […]

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NLEX VS. GINEBRA – OCT. 29, 2014

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WANGS SEEKS EARLY D-LEAGUE SOLO LEAD

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Coming off an inspiring win to open the season, Wangs Basketball looks forward to another exceptional performance on Thursday when four more teams make their debut in the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup. The Couriers opened their campaign with an impressive 96-78 demolition of AMA University on Monday. An opportunity to take the early lead should […]

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NLEX TOPPLES GINEBRA

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NLEX threw Barangay Ginebra off with a shifting defense and completely took over the game in the payoff period in hammering out a 97-81 stunner in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night. The Road Warriors fought the Kings in a tight battle through the first three quarters before pressing their […]

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BACK IN THE GROOVE

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Paul Lee just couldn’t wait to get back on the court after suffering a hyperextended right knee in their season opener. And in the first minutes of their game against Kia, the enigmatic playmaker from tried to do more than what was expected of him. “Medyo nahirapan lang ako nung unang pasok sa akin ni […]

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RAIN OR SHINE HANDS KIA ANOTHER BLOWOUT LOSS

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RAIN or Shine is steadily recovering the lethal form that carried it to two finals the previous season and in the last two Philippine Cups. The Elasto Painters displayed this by carving a methodical 117-88 manhandling of hapless Kia Wednesday in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Paul Lee showed no ill […]

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TO – Philippine Cup

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TURNOVERS Rk Name Team G Total Avg 1 Nuyles, Alex Blackwater 6 21 3.500 2 Taulava, Asi NLEX 6 20 3.333 3 Tenorio, LA Brgy Ginebra San Miguel 7 23 3.286 4 Artadi, Paul Blackwater 6 19 3.167 Abueva, Calvin Alaska 6 19 3.167 6 Castro, Jayson Talk N’Text 6 18 3.000 7 Belga, Beau […]

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FT – Philippine Cup

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Free Throws % (10 made(s) minimum) Rk Name Team G M/A % 1 Uyloan, Jonathan Rain or Shine 6 10 / 10 100.00 % 2 Isip, Mark Globalport 6 13 / 14 92.86 % 3 Cruz, Jericho Rain or Shine 7 11 / 12 91.67 % 4 Hugnatan, Reynel Meralco 6 19 / 21 90.48 […]

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2PT FG – Philippine Cup

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2Points FIELD GOALS % (12 made(s) minimum) Rk Name Team G M/A % 1 Quinahan, JR Rain or Shine 7 13 / 21 61.90 % 2 Ellis, Chris Brgy Ginebra San Miguel 7 17 / 28 60.71 % 3 Almazan, Raymond Rain or Shine 7 27 / 45 60.00 % 4 Ramos, Aldrech NLEX 6 […]

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3PT FG – Philippine Cup

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3Points FIELD GOALS % (8 made(s) minimum) Rk Name Team G M/A % 1 Ramos, Aldrech NLEX 6 13 / 19 68.42 % 2 Lee, Paul Rain or Shine 6 11 / 22 50.00 % 3 Jazul, RJ Alaska 6 10 / 21 47.62 % 4 Reyes, Ryan Talk N’Text 6 10 / 22 45.45 […]

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TOTAL Field Goals – Philippine Cup

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Total FIELD GOALS % (12 made(s) minimum) Rk Name Team G M/A % 1 Ramos, Aldrech NLEX 6 26 / 41 63.41 % 2 Aguilar, Japeth Brgy Ginebra San Miguel 7 39 / 68 57.35 % 3 Almazan, Raymond Rain or Shine 7 27 / 48 56.25 % 4 Faundo, Bryan Blackwater 6 22 / […]

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BLOCKS – Philippine Cup

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BLOCKS Rk Name Team G Total Avg 1 Fajardo, June Mar San Miguel Beer 5 14 2.800 2 Aguilar, Japeth Brgy Ginebra San Miguel 5 12 2.400 3 Mamaril, Billy Brgy Ginebra San Miguel 5 11 2.200 4 Erram, John Paul Blackwater 5 9 1.800 Santos, Arwind San Miguel Beer 5 9 1.800 6 Eman, […]

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STEALS – Philippine Cup

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STEALS Rk Name Team G Total Avg 1 Reyes, Ryan Talk N’Text 6 14 2.333 2 Ross, Chris San Miguel Beer 6 13 2.167 3 Macapagal, Mark Meralco 3 6 2.000 Pringle, Stanley Globalport 6 12 2.000 5 Buensuceso, Virgil Kia 7 13 1.857 6 Anthony, Sean Meralco 6 11 1.833 7 Chan, Jeff Rain […]

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ASSIST – Philippine Cup

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ASSISTS Rk Name Team G Total Avg 1 Villanueva, Jonas NLEX 6 31 5.167 2 Pringle, Stanley Globalport 6 28 4.667 3 Cabagnot, Alex Globalport 5 22 4.400 4 Tenorio, LA Brgy Ginebra San Miguel 7 30 4.286 5 Castro, Jayson Talk N’Text 6 24 4.000 6 Artadi, Paul Blackwater 6 22 3.667 Lutz, Chris […]

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REBOUNDS – Philippine Cup

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TOTAL REBOUNDS Rk Name Team G Total Avg 1 Abueva, Calvin Alaska 6 84 14.000 2 Fajardo, June Mar San Miguel Beer 6 80 13.333 3 Hodge, Clifford Meralco 6 76 12.667 4 Slaughter, Greg Brgy Ginebra San Miguel 7 88 12.571 5 Pingris, Marc Purefoods 3 31 10.333 6 Taulava, Asi NLEX 6 61 […]

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PPG – Philippine Cup

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Rk Name Team G 2Points 3Points Free Throws Total Avg M/A % M/A % M/A % 1 Santos, Arwind San Miguel Beer 6 24 / 51 47.06 % 13 / 31 41.94 % 18 / 27 66.67 % 105 17.50 2 Cardona, Mark NLEX 6 33 / 71 46.48 % 2 / 9 22.22 % […]

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KIA SORENTO VS. RAIN OR SHINE – OCT. 29, 2014

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ALAS BATTLELINES DRAWN

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Tuesday’s game between Talk ‘N Text and Alaska posed another storyline when this year’s second overall draft pick Kevin Alas played his first game against his father Louie, who is the lead assistant coach on the Aces bench. The father-and-son tandem has been inseparable since the elder Alas took over the Letran coaching reins in […]

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MONSTER GAMES FROM THE BEAST

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Has the Beast been unleashed? It seems like that’s the case so far in the young season as Calvin Abueva has been making heads shake and eyes pop. He had 21 points, four rebounds, and two assists in their first game out against Purefoods, and he topped it with a career-high setting double-double of 26 […]

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#PBA2015 ROSTER REVIEW: THE RAIN OR SHINE ELASTO PAINTERS

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With the 2015 PBA season’s official rosters released, I found it only logical to look at each line-up and see where each team stands. In this series of posts, I’ll be breaking down each team’s bigs, wings, and floor generals while also looking at what kind of damage they’ll do this season. Let’s look at […]

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TAULAVA & SLAUGHTER BATTLE IN THE MIDDLE AS NLEX MEETS GINEBRA

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Asi Taulava and Greg Slaughter, among last season’s top performers with their exciting matchups, face off again as Barangay Ginebra and NLEX clash in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday. Taulava capped a celebrated PBA return in gaining membership in the Mythical First Five while Slaughter had his own good tale, […]

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E-PAINTERS NOT TAKING SORENTO LIGHTLY

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Rain or Shine looks to continue its winning ways as it braces for a showdown with Kia on Wednesday in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Elasto Painters are wary of the threat posed by the Sorento in their upcoming game, even if many view  Kia as an easy target this […]

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ALASKA VS. TALK ‘N TEXT – OCT. 28, 2014

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ABUEVA STARS AS ALASKA NIPS TNT, GAINS SHARE OF LEAD

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Calvin Abueva beat the buzzer with a game-winning one-handed running shot to cap a monstrous 20-20 game as Alaska  fashioned out a 100-98 nail-biter of a win over Talk n Text in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Tuesday night. Abueva came through with career-best 26 points and 22 rebounds and himself […]

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LEARNING FROM HIS NEW MENTOR

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Many people are comparing Cliff Hodge to NBA legend Dennis Rodman for his wild ways and his rebounding rate. And for the third-year forward, it’s such an honor for him to be mentioned in the same breath as the eccentric big man. “He’s a Hall of Famer. You can’t complain about that,” Hodge said. But […]

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MERALCO ESCAPES BLACKWATER FOR BEST ALL-FILIPINO START

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Meralco Bolts shooter John Wilson shot the lights out on Blackwater in overtime where he scored all of his nine points, including two three-pointers as the Bolts turned back the Elite, 83-75, Tuesday night to grab a share of leadership in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. It was the second overtime […]

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MERALCO VS. BLACKWATER – OCT. 28, 2014

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#PBA2015 ROSTER REVIEW: THE PUREFOODS STAR HOTSHOTS

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With the 2015 PBA season’s official rosters released, I found it only logical to look at each line-up and see where each team stands. In this series of posts, I’ll be breaking down each team’s bigs, wings, and floor generals while also looking at what kind of damage they’ll do this season. Let’s look at […]

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CAFE FRANCE, CEBUANA LHUILLIER, WANGS OPEN 2015 PBA D-LEAGUE WITH A BANG

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A bevy of beauties and a lot of hardcourt action welcomed the 2015 PBA D-League Season at the Ynares Sports Arena Monday. Showbiz stunners Angel Locsin and Phoemela Barranda and beauty queens Venus Raj and MJ Lastimosa led the team muses in the short but meaningful opening ceremonies that preceded the opening triplebill. In the […]

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