Home » 9:25 pm Entries posted on “September, 2016” View Courtside stories »

Aguilar drains buzzer-beater as Ginebra stuns San Miguel for 2-1 lead

SHARES:

Japeth Aguilar nailed the winner at the buzzer as Ginebra fended off defending champions San Miguel, 97-96, to regain edge in the semifinal round of the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Aguilar connected on an uncontested jumper from the left baseline to give the crowd darlings a 2-1 series lead, just one win away […]

| | Read More »

Semis Game 3: San Miguel Beermen vs Barangay Ginebra San Miguel

SHARES:

| | Read More »

PBA Fan of the Day: Rule Dela Cruz

SHARES:

Name: Rule Dela Cruz Age: 30 years old Hails from: Parañaque Favorite team: Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Favorite player: Scottie Thompson How long have you been a fan? Tagal na. About 10 years. Why are you a fan of Ginebra? “Gusto ko kasi ung winning attitude nila na Never-Say-Die.”

| | Read More »

Alapag honored as he nears Caidic’s record for most threes made

SHARES:

After going 4-of-4 from three on Thursday, Jimmy Alapag inched closer to a career milestone, just six three-points away from surpassing Allan Caidic for the most three-pointers made in PBA history. “It’s a huge honor to be mentioned with, who I feel, is the greatest shooter our country has ever seen,” said the 38-year-old playmaker. […]

| | Read More »

Uichico: TNT needs to match Meralco’s defense, intensity

SHARES:

TNT coach Jong Uichico was bracing for the worst, and Meralco game them just that. Coming out with a lot of fire, the Bolts handed the KaTropa only their second defeat in the season-ending 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup, evening up their semifinals series with a 106-91 victory on Thursday. “We started flat and we knew […]

| | Read More »

Dillinger hopes for best, awaits doctor’s orders for injured hamstring

SHARES:

With the game already secured, Meralco took a huge hit after Jared Dillinger hurt his right hamstring late in the game. The energetic forward snatched the ball from Troy Rosario, but immediately felt the pain as he went down the court and scored the layup. He asked to be subbed out immediately with only 1:06 […]

| | Read More »

Ginebra, San Miguel face off for pivotal 2-1 lead

SHARES:

San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra face off Friday for the pivotal 2-1 lead in their PBA Governors Cup Final Four playoff that has proved to be an exciting battle among the combatants on the floor and between the strategists on the bench. The Beermen and the Kings slug it out in Game Three of […]

| | Read More »

TNT ‘outhustled’ in only 2nd loss this conference, says Castro

SHARES:

Benched for the entire fourth quarter, Jayson Castro explained that TNT opted to save his energy for Game 3 with Meralco already firing on all cylinders. “Up by 20 na sila. Maganda ang laro ng Meralco eh. Coaches’ decision yun para na lang din mas fresh ako sa third game,” he said after TNT’s 106-91 […]

| | Read More »

Alapag lights up as Meralco evens semis series

SHARES:

Meralco made sure it won’t be a flash in the pan, clobbering TNT, 106-91, to even the series up 1-1 in their best-of-five semifinals series in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Jimmy Alapag went on a blazing 4-of-4 clip from three to lead the charge with 16 points and four […]

| | Read More »

Semis Game 2 – Meralco Bolts vs TNT KaTropa

SHARES:

| | Read More »

Tenorio: Whole team confident we can beat San Miguel

SHARES:

The way LA Tenorio sounded was as if Barangay Ginebra just won on Wedesday. The Gin Kings dropped Game 2 of the semifinals to the San Miguel Beermen, but that didn’t deter Tenorio’s confidence in his team. “I think in this game, we were the ones who beat ourselves,” the Ginebra playmaker said. “The most […]

| | Read More »

TNT not letting guard down vs Meralco as it seeks 2-0 edge

SHARES:

TNT Ka Tropa coach Jong Uichico knows Meralco will try and come up with something new when the two teams square off anew Wednesday in their PBA Goverors Cup semifinals duel at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Meralco can come back. We can’t let our guards down,” said Uichico moments after his Texters’ 113-85 win in […]

| | Read More »

Fajardo shrugs off nasty cut to help SMB avoid 0-2 hole

SHARES:

Blood coming from a nasty cut above the right eye trickled down June Mar Fajardo’s face as he scored against a Ginebra double team underneath the basket. Fajardo took an inadvertent elbow from San Miguel Beer import Elijah Millsap in the second quarter, but not even a gash and a bandage limiting his vision could […]

| | Read More »

Beermen squeak past Gin Kings to even semis series

SHARES:

San Miguel Beer wavered yet again in the face of a searing Barangay Ginebra fightback but recovered and survived this time. June Mar Fajardo and Elijah Millsap made the big difference as the Beermen got back at the Gin Kings, 95-92, in Game Two of their PBA Governors Cup best-of-five face-off at the Smart Araneta […]

| | Read More »

Semis Game 2: San Miguel Beermen vs Barangay Ginebra San Miguel

SHARES:

| | Read More »

Ginebra shoots for pivotal 2-0 lead vs San Miguel

SHARES:

Barangay Ginebra will not beat San Miguel Beer’s rock solid starting unit but will be able to match up and compete with their support casts. Ginebra coach Tim Cone bears this in mind, making him hopeful they can duplicate their Game One victory and really get a chance to dethrone PBA Governors Cup titleholder San […]

| | Read More »

Castro proves he’s just as lethal despite limited scoring

SHARES:

After posting 42 points in TNT’s quarterfinal victory over Phoenix, Jayson Castro knew that he’s going to be a marked man in Game 1 of its best-of-5 semifinals series against Meralco. Though he didn’t get the same offensive explosion, Castro still found away to be just as lethal by passing the rock to his equally […]

| | Read More »

Durham seeks help from locals after game 1 loss

SHARES:

Meralco didn’t come out of the halftime break at its best and TNT took full advantage of it. The Bolts just couldn’t recover from the Michael Madanly-led breakaway and dropped the opening game, 113-95, of their best-of-5 semifinals series. “We came out in the third quarter a little flat and TNT, they’re the number one […]

| | Read More »

Madanly provides spark for TNT as Meralco clamps down on Castro

SHARES:

With Meralco tightly guarding Jayson Castro, Michael Madanly stepped up big for TNT. Unloading 20 of his 22 points in the second half, the Syrian reinforcement’s scorching 4-of-6 three-point shooting propelled the KaTropa past the Bolts, 113-95, in game one their best-of-5 semifinals series on Tuesday. From a tight 45-43 affair at halftime, Madanly led […]

| | Read More »

TNT shreds Meralco in semis opener

SHARES:

THERE was no big-time explosion from Jayson Castro Tuesday. Just a methodical all-around performance that helped TNT Ka Tropa trump Meralco 113-95 at the start of their PBA Governors Cup semifinals duel at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Michael Madanly scored 20 of his teamhigh 22 points in the second half, Troy Rosario provided the early […]

| | Read More »

Semis : TNT KaTropa vs Meralco Bolts

SHARES:

| | Read More »

Determined Castro cops second straight Player of the Week award

SHARES:

Most Valuable Player candidate Jayson Castro is determined to end the season with no less than a championship. His motivation has driven him to be at his best form in the PBA Governors Cup. Already averaging a team-high 21 points for the conference, the 5-foot-8 guard elevated his game further, dropping a season-high 42 points […]

| | Read More »

Tenorio doesn’t mind going scoreless as long as Ginebra wins

SHARES:

LA Tenorio isn’t losing sleep for his scoreless performance against San Miguel on Monday. “Mukha ba akong concerned?” Tenorio said smiling. “Hindi naman ako concerned. It’s not about me, it’s not about our import. it’s about the team.” Following his 32-point performance in Ginebra’s quarterfinal tiff against Alaska, Tenorio went 0-of-9 from the field in […]

| | Read More »

Austria looking to extend Beermen rotation in Game 2

SHARES:

San Miguel coach Leo Austria admitted it was a miscue on his part that he failed to make the most of his bench. Fielding only eight players on Monday, a fatigued Beermen crew was dragged to a 115-108 defeat at the hands of Ginebra in Game 1 of their best-of-5 semifinals series in the 2016 […]

| | Read More »

Thompson, Ginebra not satisfied with Game 1 win

SHARES:

With Ginebra’s three-guard combo terrorizing the open court, Scottie Thompson was once again front and center in the rally, orchestrating the Gin Kings’ huge 115-108 victory over the San Miguel Beermen in Game 1 of their best-of-5 semifinals series in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. But the rookie guard shared that just like his head […]

| | Read More »

Millsap takes blame for Beermen loss in Game 1

SHARES:

Not even a late surge and a triple-double from Elijah Millsap could carry San Miguel past Ginebra in Game 1 of its best-of-five semifinals in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. But the returning import made it clear the Beermen are not pressing the panic button yet. “It’s a series,” he said, as he finished with […]

| | Read More »

2016 Governors’ Cup Semis Preview: TNT KaTropa vs Meralco Bolts

SHARES:

Sister teams TNT and Meralco are on a collision course, and we’ll see just much glory is thicker than blood between these two clubs. TNT and Meralco have players and coaches who have played on both sides, and that adds a lot of potentially dramatic flavor to this match up. Among these are Jimmy Alapag, […]

| | Read More »

Meralco, TNT open semis series

SHARES:

For quite a while now, Meralco has long been on the fringes of success. Bolts coach Norman Black believes the time is ripe for his Meralco crew to gain inclusion among the PBA’s elite, notwithstanding the awe-inspiring task of taking on the Governors Cup’s best team, led by arguably the conference’s top player. “We look […]

| | Read More »

Ginebra rallies, beats San Miguel in semis opener

SHARES:

Barangay Ginebra worked on a wondrous effort versus San Miguel Beer in the opener of their PBA Governors Cup best-of-five semifinal series, fashioning out a come-from-behind 115-108 win before a good Monday crowd at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.         Justin Brownlee and Japeth Aguilar played solid games all night long while Sol Mercado, Scottie Thompson and Joe Devance […]

| | Read More »

Semis 1 : San Miguel Beermen vs Barangay Ginebra San Miguel

SHARES:

| | Read More »

PBA Fan of the Day: Leonard Fernandez

SHARES:

Name: Leonard Fernandez Age: 24 Hails from: Montalban Rizal Favorite team: Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Favorite player: Mark Caguioa How long have you been a fan of Ginebra: Since I was in elementary Why are you a fan of Ginebra: Family talaga Ginebra fan ever since, tsaka favorite ko before si Bal David

| | Read More »

San Miguel, Ginebra begin semis series

SHARES:

It took San Miguel Beer two extra periods to get past Barangay Ginebra, 111-105, in their elimination round clash. And that could well be an indication on how the two teams will go at each other in their PBA Governors Cup best-of-five semifinal showdown beginning Monday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Both teams brace for a […]

| | Read More »

Fajardo leads MVP race; Newsome, Rosario in close ROY contest

SHARES:

June Mar Fajardo is poised to snare his third straight MVP award as he leads the statistical race through the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals. Winning the Best Player of the Conference in the Philippine Cup, the San Miguel big man is way ahead of the pack, averaging 39.5 statistical points (SPs) for the season. […]

| | Read More »

2016 Govs’ Cup semis begins Monday

SHARES:

There were no surprises at the end of the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals as the top four teams went on to the next round. And it isn’t a bad thing with each of the semifinal match-ups having the potential to be a classic duel. The Final Four begins on Monday with crowd-drawers San Miguel […]

| | Read More »

Desire to make semis fuels Castro’s 42-point outburst

SHARES:

Jayson Castro knew he had to show up for TNT to seal its return in the semifinals after missing it the last three conferences. Castro didn’t leave anything to chance with another spellbinding performance in the quarterfinals against Phoenix Saturday night. The 30-year-old Castro was at his best as he came just a couple points […]

| | Read More »

Castro erupts for 42 as TNT returns to semis

SHARES:

ANTIPOLO – In just 27 minutes of action, Jason Castro torched Phoenix Petroleum with a career second-best 42 points and propelled TNT KaTropa back to the PBA Final Four for the first time since their 2015 Commissioner’s Cup title run. Castro churned out his most explosive performance since a 44-point game last season and the […]

| | Read More »

Quarters : TNT KaTropa vs Phoenix Fuel Masters

SHARES:

| | Read More »

Bolts gain semis, pip Enforcer for 3rd straight time

SHARES:

ANTIPOLO — Meralco repeated over Mahindra, 105-82, to gain a semifinals berth in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Ynares Center here. The Bolts bucked another slow start and overcame a double-digit deficit thanks to a 28-8 run in the second quarter. “We really felt this was an important game for us. We felt […]

| | Read More »

Lassiter: We need to close games better

SHARES:

San Miguel needed just one win to advance to the semifinals of the PBA Governors’ Cup, but against NLEX the defending champions had to labor just to get over the hump. And Marcio Lassiter said they have to learn from their near-collapse against the Road Warriors Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We gotta close out […]

| | Read More »

Quarters : Meralco Bolts vs Mahindra Enforcer

SHARES:

| | Read More »

STANDINGS
GAMES TIME