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San Miguel aims to quiet Ginebra crowd in Game 2

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San Miguel is well aware of how Ginebra is fueled by the rowdy crowd. That’s why Beermen wasted no time in taking the life out of the Gin Kings faithful from the 14,026 inside Mall of Asia Arena in Game 1 of the Philippine Cup Finals. From the tip off, San Miguel thoroughly outplayed Ginebra […]

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Tenorio puts Ginebra’s Game 1 loss behind: ‘We cannot change it’

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LA Tenorio refused to dwell on Ginebra’s humiliating 27-point beatdown from San Miguel in Game 1 of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Finals on Friday. “We cannot change it. We just have to move forward and prepare for the game on Sunday,” Tenorio said after the Gin Kings’ 109-82 loss. Shooting 4-of-21 in the first […]

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Bench production key to Game 6 win, says Ginebra guard Tenorio

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After exploding for a series-best 19 points on Sunday, LA Tenorio couldn’t care any less of his scoring as long as Ginebra gets the win. “It’s just a bonus for me. What’s important is I involve my teammates on our offense,” he said. Averaging just 7.2 points on 27 percent shooting from the field, 3.2 […]

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Devance difference maker for Ginebra in Game 6

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Star guards Paul Lee and Mark Barroca agreed Joe Devance caught the Hotshots off guard in a 91-67 loss in Game 6 on Sunday. “Joe stepped up. We weren’t ready for that,” said Lee, who finished the game with eight points and three rebounds. “We were surprised by Joe. He gave them quality minutes,” said […]

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Ginebra has advantage in Game 7 because of Cone, says Pingris

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With the Star-Ginebra semifinals series going the distance, Marc Pingris admits the Hotshots will be the underdogs in their do-or-die. “They have the advantage because they have coach Tim (Cone),” Pingris said in Filipino. “He has a lot of experience in these situations compared to coach Chito (Victolero).” Pingris should know, given that Cone previously […]

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Hurting Devance plays key role for Ginebra in Game 6

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Joe Devance expects a painful and possibly sleepless night to celebrate his 35th birthday on Sunday. But at the end of the day, he knows that all of those pain will be worth it. “I’d be crying later, but I’ll be all right,” Devance said. Devance has every reason to feel such as he provided […]

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Ginebra extends semis vs Star to Game 7 behind Devance

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Joe Devance celebrated his birthday in style, providing the boost Barangay Ginebra needed in its 91-67 victory over Star on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The win allowed the Gin Kings to force a winner-take-all Game 7 in their 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series, slated on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena. The 35-year-old […]

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Gin Kings eye equalizer in close semis series vs Hotshots

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The Star Hotshots are still in the lead at 2-1 but the Barangay Ginebra Kings are back on the warpath promising an even more furious battle in Game 4 of their PBA Philippine Cup best-of-seven semifinals series at Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night. The two teams engaged in a slam-bang duel in each of their first three […]

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Devance returns to give Ginebra lift in Game 3

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Joe Devance only had six points and six rebounds but his impact in Barangay Ginebra’s win over Star in Game 3 of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals goes beyond his numbers. Devance returned after missing three games due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot and though, his injury is still very much bothering […]

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Lee on subpar Game 3 showing: ‘Credit to Ginebra defense’

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Star guard Paul Lee has been super the first two games of the semifinals series but in Game 3, he found his kryptonite in Barangay Ginebra’s defense. Lee is averaging 17.5 points in the semis but on Monday night, he was held to just seven points on 3-of-13 shooting from the field. “It’s not our […]

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Gin Kings avoid 0-3 hole, down Hotshots

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Barangay Ginebra beat out Star in a tough defensive battle, holding the Hotshots down to two points in the last 5:51 of play to pull off a 73-62 win in Game 3 of their PBA Philippine Cup best-of-seven semifinal showdown at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City Monday night.          Offensively, Sol Mercado, Japeth Aguilar […]

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Cone hints at Devance return as Ginebra tries to avoid 0-3 hole vs Star

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After barely squeezing through in Games 1 and 2, the Star Hotshots hardly take comfort in their 2-0 lead versus the ever-dangerous Barangay Ginebra Kings in their side of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. Star coach Cito Victolero said they would keep their cautious stand as they take on the Gin Kings in Game […]

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Compton, Aces look to avoid breakdowns in another ‘tough’ duel vs Gins

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After suffering a 17-point meltdown on Sunday, Alaska is hoping to pick up the pieces when it fights Ginebra anew on Tuesday. Aces head coach Alex Compton said that rather than being down following a 85-81 loss to the Gin Kings, the Aces must learn their lessons from the collapse as they eye a spot in […]

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Ginebra rallies past Alaska, forces do-or-die for semis slot

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ANTIPOLO — Ginebra battled back from 17 points down and pulled off an 85-81 victory over Alaska on Sunday to force a do-or-die for a semifinals in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Center here. The Gin Kings fought back from a 50-37 deficit and unleashed a jaw-dropping 21-1 run to close the third frame […]

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Ginebra clinches playoff spot, rallies past NLEX

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Barangay Ginebra shook off a sluggish start and overcame an early 17-point second-quarter deficit in trumping NLEX, 90-80, to claim the seventh quarterfinals slot in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Cuneta Astrodome Sunday night. A few hours after Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle formed a devastating two-man wrecking crew for GlobalPort, LA Tenorio and Joe […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Hanna Frial

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Name: Hanna Frial  Age: 20 Hails from: Pasig City Fan of which team: Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings Favorite player: LA Tenorio How long have you been a fan of the team: 2 years Why are you a fan of the team: I’m a fan because of LA. He’s a good player

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Up-and-down trend continues for Ginebra after loss to San Miguel

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Barangay Ginebra’s roller coaster ride this 2017 PBA Philippine Cup continues. Alternating wins and losses through their first seven games, the Gin Kings have struggled to consistently churn out performances worthy of a winning streak. Though there were positives like the way it performed against San Miguel on Sunday, the team still drew the short […]

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Beermen bank on defense in squeaker over Gin Kings

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Known for its formidable offense, the two-time defending Philippine Cup champion San Miguel Beer proved that it can also pull off gritty wins through defense. And that’s exactly how the Beermen did it in turning back Barangay Ginebra in a close 72-70 decision on Sunday in front of a loud Big Dome crowd. Though the Beermen squandered […]

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Lassiter escapes bad shooting night, missed free throws with SMB win

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Marcio Lassiter almost took the brunt of the blame had San Miguel lost to Barangay Ginebra on Sunday. Fouled with the Beermen holding a slim 72-70 lead, the marksman shockingly muffed two charities and gave the Gin Kings one last shot with 11 seconds left. “I left it short. I can’t blame no one but myself,” […]

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Fajardo hopes Beermen will stay healthy the rest of the way

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June Mar Fajardo expected a tough outing with San Miguel going up against Ginebra on Sunday. With his paltry seven-point outing in Game 5 of last season’s Governors’ Cup semifinals still lingering in his mind, the three-time PBA Most Valuable Player fell once again to coach Tim Cone’s trap as he was saddled with four […]

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Tenorio stays positive despite Ginebra loss to SMB

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Despite being on the losing end of a 72-70 heartbreaker against San Miguel, Barangay Ginebra point guard LA Tenorio still believes the Kings have a lot to learn from the loss. “We fought even though we’re struggling offensively. We didn’t quit. I think that’s the positive side. We did a good job defending San Miguel,” […]

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Santos’ timely rebounds, defense help Beermen win

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Defense did it for San Miguel. Squandering a 10-point lead, 72-62, with 2:25 left in Sunday’s tiff against Barangay Ginebra, it was the Beermen’s defense which helped them secure a 72-70 thriller. And at the center of that victory was Arwind Santos, who hauled down three crucial rebounds as well as contesting LA Tenorio’s potential […]

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Beermen survive Gin Kings, extend run to 6 games

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San Miguel Beer closed in on a Top Two finish in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup eliminations as it survived Barangay Ginebra in a slow-scoring, defensive battle, grinding out a 72-70 decision before a crowd of over 10,000 at Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday night. The Gin Kings neutralized June Mar Fajardo, holding the 6-foot-10 SMB behemoth to his lowest output (nine […]

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Red-hot Beermen face tough test vs Gin Kings

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Unbeaten in their last five games and completely dominant in their last three outings, San Miguel Beer could finally be in for a hard grind versus Barangay Ginebra in a crucial setto to mark the return of the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday.          Anticipating a tough test against the Kings, the Beermen have […]

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Garcia rues ROS’ lack of ball movement in loss to Ginebra

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When it came down to winning time, Rain or Shine just didn’t have it.  Rain or Shine held a 74-70 lead over Barangay Ginebra late in the fourth quarter before the Gin Kings raced to an 11-0 run to take the game, 81-74, and ruin the Elasto Painters’ perfect record. ROS head coach Caloy Garcia […]

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Cone still ‘shocked’ to see former player Yap playing for ROS

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James Yap may be in tuned with his new team, but some people are still in shock the former Star player is now wearing another uniform. Take Ginebra head coach Tim Cone for instance. Cone was Yap’s coach when they won the Grand Slam back in 2014 and even though it’s been almost two years […]

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Ginebra downs Rain or Shine for first win

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Barangay Ginebra steeled itself at the finish, coming away with a decisive 11-to-nothing closing flurry to top Rain or Shine, 81-74, in a duel of champs in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City Sunday night. Japeth Aguilar, Joe Devance, LA Tenorio, Sol Mercado and Chris Ellis formed a solid […]

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Rain or Shine eyes 3-0 start vs Ginebra

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Rain or Shine played a remarkable game in its season debut against TNT KaTropa then played even better in its next game versus Mahindra. Ginebra coach Tim Cone keenly followed those games and was impressed of the Elasto Painters. Cone said they have to get over their championship hangover and get their act together to […]

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Ferrer vows to work harder: ‘It’s not easy to earn coach Tim’s trust’

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Barangay Ginebra rookie Kevin Ferrer may not have had an impressive PBA debut but he promises to work on his game and get the attention of his head coach Tim Cone. The former University of Santo Tomas standout turned in three points, three rebounds and had a turnover in 11 minutes, subpar numbers as Barangay […]

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Gins ‘not ready’ for TNT’s late rally, says Tenorio

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LA Tenorio didn’t sugarcoat any words in expressing his disappointment over Barangay Ginebra’s 108-103 loss to TNT on Sunday. “We relaxed and we weren’t ready for their fourth quarter run. That’s where we had a problem,” he said. The Gin Kings seemed on their way to another easy win, leading by as much as 14 points […]

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De Ocampo leads TNT rally past Ginebra

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TNT outlasted Barangay Ginebra in a roller-coaster battle, breaking into the win-column in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup with a 108-103 decision Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The KaTropa opened a double-digit spread right in the first half, fell behind by 14 in the third quarter then rose up again in the final period to bounce back […]

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From Ginebra practice player to draftee, hard work pays off for de Guzman

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Jericho De Guzman stood at 6-foot-11, but he was never the one to standout in a basketball crowd. During the team’s championship run in the PBA Governors’ Cup, his only chance to step into the parquet floor was when the confetti started to fall inside Smart Araneta Coliseum. De Guzman was no fan. He was […]

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Cone on passing up on Jalalon: Ferrer’s the guy we’re looking for

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As much as Tim Cone would have loved to build a second installment of “The Fast and The Furious,” the Barangay Ginebra coach said picking forward Kevin Ferrer over guard Jio Jalalon boiled down to addressing the Gin Kings’ needs. Fans clamored for a Jalalon team up with Scottie Thompson in what would be a […]

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Ginebra’s Ferrer looks to improve maturity under Cone

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Kevin Ferrer has yet to wear an official Barangay Ginebra jersey, but when it comes to the team’s “never-say-die” attitude, the lanky forward has already lived it. In his first three years at University of Santo Tomas, Ferrer played under one Ginebra legend in Pido Jarencio. And Ferrer knows all too well how to play […]

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Banal, Alolino 1-2 in regular draft; Ginebra picks Jamito

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Blackwater tapped the services of Raphael Banal, picking the guard first in the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft Sunday at Robinsons Place Manila. The 23-year-old guard from Hope International University – California impressed a lot of scouts during the two-day Draft Combine showing his abilities as one of the field’s elite wingers. Banal, who is the son of […]

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Belo embraces new challenge at Elite; Gilas bets drafted

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Mac Belo hopes to bring his championship pedigree from the amateur ranks to Blackwater in the PBA. The soft spoken forward from Far Eastern University headed Gilas Pilipinas pool players, who were distributed to all 12 teams to open the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft Sunday at Robinsons Place Manila. “Ibibigay ko lang yung best ko para manalo kami tsaka […]

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Ginebra celebrates with ‘best fans in the world’

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Mobile phones acting as flashlights lit up the arena like stars, and as the ball found the bottom of the net, a thunderous roar and a wild celebration followed. Four days after Barangay Ginebra’s title win, the Gin Kings’ dramatic victory in Game 6 of the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals was still very much […]

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Brownlee: Ginebra not done with title a win away

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Justin Brownlee had a mediocre offensive output in Ginebra’s Game 4, and even though it came off in a 88-86 win for the Gin Kings, the import knows he could’ve done better. And he did just that in Game 5 as the Gin Kings trumped Ginebra, 92-81, to take a 3-2 series lead in the […]

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Thompson turns into fan seeing vintage Caguioa, Helterbrand

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When Jayjay Helterbrand started his career in the PBA, his now teammate Scottie Thompson was just entering first grade. And 16 years later, the two are now sharing the court with Thompson appearing to be the heir apparent. On Friday, however, Helterbrand gave a performance that left his young ward at awe. “Pagpasok nila (Helterbrand […]

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Ginebra, Meralco shoot for 3-2 lead

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Weather-permitting, Barangay Ginebra and Meralco continue their title showdown Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Amid the expected surge of tropical storm Karen, the Kings and the Bolts both try to wage their own storms inside the Big Dome as they dispute the pivotal 3-2 lead in the PBA Governors Cup Finals. As in their […]

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