Mahindra drew immediate impact from its new acquisitions to hammer out a morale-boosting win over Blackwater, 96-87, in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Glenn Khobuntin and Eric Camson, who were brought in on Friday via trade from NLEX in exchange for the embattled Alex Mallari, combined for 24 points and […]
Finishing with the second-worst record may be a disappointment, but not for a team like Mahindra, which still managed to win three games despite losing its core players from last season. “We weren’t expecting to do big things. We’re expecting to go last, but we didn’t go last, so there’s some silver linings,” said Mahindra […]
San Miguel needed to survive winless Mahindra in a 94-91 thriller to grab a share of the top spot in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Still struggling to find their old form, the Beermen had to battle back from an early 13-point deficit, 24-11, before Arwind Santos and June Mar Fajardo teamed […]
It seems Mahindra coach Chris Gavina has found the three men who will lead his ragtag troop. After a heartbreaking 114-104 loss to Phoenix in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup, Gavina said mainstay LA Revilla, and newly-acquired veterans Alex Mallari and Ryan Araña have to become his team’s leaders. Gavina added his team has enjoyed […]
Alex Mallari and Ryan Araña are no strangers to winning. Araña is a two-time champion, and his last title was with San Miguel in the 2016 Philippine Cup. Mallari, meanwhile, won four straight championships with the Purefoods franchise as a vital part of the San Mig Coffee Mixers’ Grand Slam team. But that was before […]
For Alex Mallari, Star’s record isn’t a reflection of how good the team is this 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup.
The expected reawakening for Star finally came Sunday and the Hotshots could only thank their defense for it.
With a key contributor in Rafi Reavis down due to a finger injury, the rest of the Star Hotshots have stepped up in his absence.