Home » 7:51 pm Entries posted on “April, 2015” View Courtside stories »

PBA BOARD TO NAME NEW PBA COO/GAME COMM MAY 14

SHARES:

No new Commissioner just yet. Outgoing PBA Commissioner Chito Salud announced that the Board of Governors are going to convene on May 14 to finally name the league’s new chief operating officer. “The Board decided that they will assess and evaluate each one based on their presentation, background, track record, consult with their respective principals, and meet […]

| | Read More »

BATANG PIER PLUGGING HOLES FOR GOVS’ CUP CAMPAIGN

SHARES:

Looking to erase the nightmare of its early exit in the Commissioner’s Cup, GlobalPort will be beefing up its lineup with the acquisition of Patrick O’Bryant and Omar Krayem for the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup. O’Bryant, 28, is a former NBA veteran who played for the Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors before […]

| | Read More »

IRAN’S KOOCHOIE FOR MERALCO

SHARES:

After failing to land Mehdi Kamrani, Meralco has tapped another Iranian guard in Benny Koochoie as its Asian import for the Governors’ Cup. The 29-year-old is a veteran of the Iranian Super League and had a short stint with the Jiangsu Nangang Dragons in the Chinese Basketball Association. Koochoie, who last suited up for Sahrdari […]

| | Read More »

FINALS MVP RDO: “KAYA KA NAGBA-BASKETBALL, PARA MAG-CHAMPION”

SHARES:

It took a career-high performance from probably one of the best performers ever to grace a Talk ‘N Text uniform to put a historic game, a Game 7 even, away for good. Scoring a career-best 34 points, eight in the crucial second overtime period, to go with seven rebounds and four assists, Ranidel de Ocampo […]

| | Read More »

FAMILIAR TERRITORY BUT NEW CHAPTER FOR BALIK-CHAMPION COACH

SHARES:

In the end, the coach who steered his squad to the title gave the honor back to his players. Winning his ninth title, all coach Jong Uichico could do is to deflect the credit and trained the spotlight towards his players who valiantly fought through two overtime periods in search for that elusive 2015 PBA […]

| | Read More »

TNT CLAIMS COMMISSIONER’S CUP TITLE WITH CLASSIC GAME 7 WIN

SHARES:

Talk n Text outfought Rain or Shine in a truly classic Game Seven duel, pulling through in 58 minutes of a hell of a battle as the Tropang Texters reclaimed the PBA Commissioner’s Cup crown before a crowd of over 12,000 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night. Ranidel de Ocampo, Jayson Castro and Ivan Johnson outlasted […]

| | Read More »

TALK ‘N TEXT TROPANG TEXTERS VS. RAIN OR SHINE ELASTO PAINTERS – APR. 29, 2015

SHARES:

| | Read More »

#PBA2015 COMMISH CUP FINALS GAME 7 PREVIEW: IT ENDS TONIGHT

SHARES:

It has been a helluva series so far, complete with comebacks, close calls, scuffles, towel swipes, jersey pulls, jawing, yelling, and, well, everything but the neighbor’s cat. Jayson Castro has exploded. So has teammate Ranidel de Ocampo. Wayne Chism, too, has seen a few great games. Ditto with Chris Tiu and even Raymond Almazan. What […]

| | Read More »

NO MORE TOMORROWS

SHARES:

This is the grandest moment in pro basketball – Game Seven. It’s the ultimate event where real heroes are made, legacies are forged and hearts are broken. This is truly a defining moment that doesn’t happen so often. In fact, through the PBA’s 40 years of existence with over a hundred tournaments played, this is […]

| | Read More »

A WIN IS ALL YOU NEED

SHARES:

Probably playing his best game since returning to Talk ‘N Text, Jay Washington thinks that his outstanding performance in Game 6 of the ongoing PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals doesn’t really matter that much considering the Tropang Texters still wound up on the losing end. Posting 14 points, 11 rebounds, and two steals, Washington rued the […]

| | Read More »

TALK ‘N TEXT TROPANG TEXTERS VS RAIN OR SHINE ELASTO PAINTERS – APR. 26, 2015

SHARES:

| | Read More »

LISTEN & LEARN

SHARES:

If there’s one guy coach Yeng Guiao should commend for Rain or Shine’s good start in Game 6, it has to be Raymond Almazan. The reed-thin slotman supplied the Elasto Painters the energy they badly needed as his 11 first period points proved to be a big lift in Rain or Shine’s Game 6 conquest […]

| | Read More »

“IT ALL BOILS DOWN TO ONE GAME”

SHARES:

Talk ‘N Text coach Jong Uichico summed up his team’s fate as they fell 93-101 to Rain or Shine Sunday, extending the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals to a deciding Game 7. “It’s winner take all. It’s the way the series goes. It’s gonna happen one game or the next, but it’s just one game,” […]

| | Read More »

HELP EVEN IN PAIN

SHARES:

One win and you’re out. Jeff Chan knew the repercussions if ever Rain or Shine lost on Sunday. A defeat will send the Elasto Painters’ dream journey in the 2015 Commissioner’s Cup down the drain, surrendering the hardware to Talk ‘N Text. Uneasy the night before the all-important tiff, he called coach Yeng Guiao. Chan […]

| | Read More »

ONE FINAL DANCE

SHARES:

IT ALL boils down to one more game. Rain or Shine showed up with the defensive tenacity coach Yeng Guiao wanted and got away with a 101-93 win over Talk N Text Sunday that sent their PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals series into a deciding game at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. With the victory, the Elasto […]

| | Read More »

#PBA2015 COMMISH CUP FINALS GAME 6 PREVIEW: GAME 6: TALK N TEXT TROPANG TEXTERS vs RAIN OR SHINE ELASTO-PAINTERS – LAGLAG NA, O PAPALAG PA?

SHARES:

TNT came out strong in the second quarter of Game 5, road the hot shooting of RDO and Ivan Johnson, and successfully kept ROS at bay in the payoff period. Behind great play on both ends of the floor (TNT forced 16 ROS turnovers), the Texters were able to dictate the tempo of the game […]

| | Read More »

TEXTERS GO FOR JUGULAR

SHARES:

The title playoff remains a powder keg, but the Talk n Text Tropang Texters want to stay focused as they try to deliver the killer blow on the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday. With victories in the last two games for a 3-2 lead, […]

| | Read More »

MONGOLIAN SANCHIR SEEKS END TO GINEBRA’S 8-YR TITLE DROUGHT

SHARES:

Mongolian combo-guard Sanchir Tungalag has earned his place in Mongolian sports history. And he’s hoping to earn a spot in PBA annals as well. Sanchir is the first native Mongolian to play in a foreign basketball league, and the 26-year-old is looking forward to show his wares in front of Filipino basketball fans. “Since I’m […]

| | Read More »

NLEX TAPS JONES, SYRIAN GUNNER MADANLY

SHARES:

Looking to further improve its standing after a fifth-place finish in the Commissioner’s Cup, NLEX will bring in Rob Jones and Syrian forward Michel Madanly for the season-ending Governors’ Cup. Jones, 26, is coming off a stint with Brujos de Guayama in Puerto Rico where he averaged 9.0 points, 6.25 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.25 […]

| | Read More »

DEFENSIVE ENERGY NEEDED FOR GAME 6

SHARES:

With Rain or Shine’s back against the wall, all coach Yeng Guiao can do is look forward to Sunday’s all important Game 6 tussle. “We just want to win one more game and after that, if we’re able to succeed, all bets are off,” he said on the heels of the Elasto Painters’ 103-94 Game 5 defeat, […]

| | Read More »

RAIN OR SHINE ELASTO PAINTERS VS. TALK ‘N TEXT TROPANG TEXTERS – APR. 24, 2015

SHARES:

| | Read More »

TALK N TEXT RETAKES LEAD, 3-2

SHARES:

Ranidel de Ocampo sustained his red-hot shooting, Ivan Johnson contributed as much while Jayson Castro turned to be more of a facilitator as Talk n Text made it two in a row over Rain or Shine, 103-94, and inched closer to reclaiming the PBA Commissioner’s Cup crown at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday night. Larry […]

| | Read More »

BACK TO THE BATTLEFRONT FOR PIVOTAL 3-2 LEAD

SHARES:

The rough-and-tumble PBA Commissioner’s Cup finale between Talk n Text and Rain or Shine resumes Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, with the appropriate warning from the Commissioner’s Office already made. The Tropang Texters and the Elasto Painters dispute the pivotal 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series in the presence of a larger security detail following the […]

| | Read More »

QUINAHAN, ROSSER, IBAÑES SANCTIONED

SHARES:

The PBA Office of the Commissioner has issued the following statement on the incidents of misconduct during Game 4 of the Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Wednesday: The Office of the Commissioner is hereby affirming the flagrant fouls called in the 9:47 mark of the fourth quarter of Game 4 on Talk N’ Text’s Matt Ganuelas-Rosser and Rain or […]

| | Read More »

WAYNE’S GOTTA BE ON THE FLOOR

SHARES:

For coach Yeng Guiao, Rain or Shine’s struggles root from Wayne Chism’s inability to stay on the floor. “We just lost Wayne for 10 minutes. We couldn’t play him because he got called for his fourth foul very early,” Guiao said. The newly minted Best Import awardee was whistled for his fourth foul at the 9:09 mark […]

| | Read More »

FILLING THE GAPS

SHARES:

On a night when fellow Tropang Texter Jayson Castro was feted as the Best Player of the Conference, it was Ranidel de Ocampo who stole the show. The Tanza, Cavite native sizzled with 33 points, a career-high in a Talk ‘N Text jersey, to go with five rebounds to keep his squad alive as it […]

| | Read More »

TALK ‘N TEXT TROPANG TEXTERS VS. RAIN OR SHINE ELASTO PAINTERS – APR. 22, 2015

SHARES:

| | Read More »

TEXTERS SURVIVE TESTY MATCH, TIE SERIES

SHARES:

TALK N Text got alternating fire from Ranidel de Ocampo and Jayson Castro and also got a much-needed break to beat Rain or Shine, 99-92, in a testy match Wednesday and even up their PBA Commissioner’s Cup championship series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. De Ocampo matched his career-high with 33 points while Castro, after being named […]

| | Read More »

CASTRO NAMED BPC; CHISM BEST IMPORT

SHARES:

Talk ‘N Text stalwart Jayson Castro is a legend just into his seventh season as a pro baller with his enshrinement in the elite list of PBA Greatest Players. At 28, he’s surely far from done. On Wednesday, Castro embellished his treasure chest with the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Best Player of the Conference award. […]

| | Read More »

2015 BATANG PBA – APR. 21, 2015

SHARES:

| | Read More »

2015 BATANG PBA OPENING CEREMONY

SHARES:

| | Read More »

#PBA2015 Commish Cup Finals Game 4 Preview: GAME 4: TALK N TEXT TROPANG TEXTERS vs RAIN OR SHINE ELASTO-PAINTERS – LABAN NG MGA PALABAN

SHARES:

It seems that with every game, this series is increasing its intensity and physicality. There was Ivan Johnson bumping coach Yeng in Game 1, and now Johnson gives Paul Lee something to remember by hitting him with an elbow that knocked the Angas ng Tondo’s pearly whites out of their sockets. We should expect that […]

| | Read More »

E-PAINTERS LOOK TO BUILD 3-1 LEAD

SHARES:

In any sports event, a three-game-to-one lead in a best-of-seven series is too great to overcome. In the PBA, 32 of the last 33 teams that enjoyed that huge advantage went all the way to close out the series. Rain or Shine looks at building that insurmountable lead when it tackles the beleaguered Talk n […]

| | Read More »

BUSINESS AS USUAL

SHARES:

Two days after sustaining a gruesome hit from Talk ‘N Text import Ivan Johnson which saw a tooth get knocked out and two others pushed deeper to his gums, Paul Lee will surely be in uniform come Wednesday. As Rain or Shine shoots for a 3-1 series lead in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, […]

| | Read More »

GAME PLAN IN THE WAREHOUSE

SHARES:

Two-games-to-one up, and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters still have something up their sleeves in anticipation of possible game adjustments by the Talk n Text Tropang Texters. Coach Yeng Guiao said they have a game plan stored in the “warehouse.” “We had anticipated some things they might do (in Game Three). Pero di nila […]

| | Read More »

BREAKING DOWN RAIN OR SHINE’S GAME 3 WIN OVER TNT

SHARES:

Talk ‘N Text is in a lot of trouble. Didn’t see the adjustments from the Game 2 loss. If it was there, they were on their heels from the get-go as Rain or Shine dictated the pace. RoS made a living off the pick and roll. The Tropang Texters couldn’t solve this all night long. […]

| | Read More »

BACK IN HIS ELEMENT

SHARES:

Scoreless in the first two games, Jericho Cruz bounced back with vengeance in Game 3, as Rain or Shine took a 2-1 series lead with a 109-97 conquest of Talk n Text Sunday. The fearless rookie dropped 10 in the payoff period as his 14 points, three rebounds, and two assists helped the E-Painters stave […]

| | Read More »

NOTHING WILL STOP ROS’ LEE-THAL WEAPON

SHARES:

Ever the warrior. A front tooth might have gotten knocked out and two others might have been elbowed deeper into his gums, but Paul Lee sure proved that he’s one tough nut to crack. On the receiving end of an Ivan Johnson ebow on a drive in the 5:07 mark of the third, the former […]

| | Read More »

RAIN OR SHINE ELASTO PAINTERS VS. TALK ‘N TEXT TROPANG TEXTERS – APR. 19, 2015

SHARES:

| | Read More »

RAIN OR SHINE NOW IN FRONT, 2-1

SHARES:

JUST when Rain or Shine’s top player was seemingly taken out of the game for good came a couple of Elasto Painters to the rescue. Jeff Chan and Jericho Cruz took turns helping out Wayne Chism as Rain or Shine beat Talk N Text,  109-97, Sunday for a 2-1 lead in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup championship […]

| | Read More »

STANDINGS
GAMES TIME