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Celda rewards Gavina’s trust with career game for Mahindra

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Mahindra guard Reden Celda said he was just repaying the trust his head coach Chris Gavina is giving him after he finished with a career-high 25 points to help the Floodbuster keep their playoff hopes alive on Sunday. “I’m just returning the trust coach Chris gave me, I have the opportunity to play and of course […]

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Mahindra gets boost from new recruits in win over Blackwater

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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 […]

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Gavina blasts Mallari anew: ‘Sometimes he’s a detriment’

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Following another devastating loss, Mahindra coach Chris Gavina pulled no punches again as he called out players whom he felt were just playing for their own interest and not for the team. “We got a lot of guys who are willing to put it all on the line and they show it to me in […]

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Mahindra eyes better showing next conference

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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 […]

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Alaska, Mahindra in crucial clash

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Alaska head coach Alex Compton knows his team, which is currently in the bottom half of the standings with a 4-4 card, in a precarious situation with the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup already in its homestretch. Compton questioned his players maturity after Alaska lost to Blackwater, 103-100, on Sunday. “We played with fire and we got […]

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Rookie Eriobu ‘a tremendous talent,’ says Mahindra coach

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Rookie Joseph Eriobu has been one of the few positives for Mahindra, which is still searching for its first win in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup. The former Mapua Cardinal continued to impress, holding his own when the Floodbuster played San Miguel on Sunday. Hitting crucial baskets down the stretch, Eriobu fired 11 of his […]

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Gavina: Mahindra took a step forward in loss to SMB

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Losing by an average margin of 18 points in its first three games, Mahindra coach Chris Gavina said his team took a step forward with its narrow loss to San Miguel on Sunday. “This is definitely a moral victory,” Gavina said. “Going into this game, our focus and our energy and our effort really moved towards […]

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Gavina gives Mahindra leadership roles to Revilla, Araña, Mallari

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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 […]

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Gavina: Escoto, Eriobu adds versatility to Mahindra

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After nabbing five players in the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft, Mahindra coach Chris Gavina is ecstatic with what he feels is a potentially deep haul. “I’m extremely happy because we got a lot of dynamic players,” Gavina said Sunday. Though a lot have regarded this class as a fairly shallow one, that doesn’t deter Gavina […]

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Mahindra snaps TNT’s unbeaten run

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Mahindra’s sharp axe claimed the scalp of another usual league heavyweight and brought in a cherished bounty in the process. James White was his usual reliable self with 24 points and 10 rebounds and the Enforcer’s bench rose to the occasion, resulting in a 107-104 victory over erstwhile unbeaten TNT KaTropa Friday in the 2016 PBA Governors […]

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Player of the Week: Agovida rewards Mahindra’s trust

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Keith Agovida repaid the trust given to him by Mahindra assistant coach Chris Gavina with a breakout performance against powerhouse Alaska last Wednesday in the PBA Governors Cup. Challenged by Gavina to step up in the absence of injured LA Revilla, the 6-foot-2 Agovida scattered all 11 of his points in the second half, helping […]

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White gives Enforcers coach ‘MJ moment’ with first win

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The 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup is only a day old but it seems the chemistry between Mahindra coach Chris Gavina and his import James White seems to have been built for more than 24 hours. During the Enforcers’ opening game against Star, White approached his coach and told him a quote Michael Jordan once told […]

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Mahindra interim coach Gavina wants a defensive-minded team

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They’re called the Enforcers and their new coach wants them to assert that authority on the defensive end. Chris Gavina, the interim coach of Mahindra, said Friday at Arellano University the Enforcers will be known as a defensive-minded team come the PBA Governors’ Cup, a change in identity after it finished ninth in the league […]

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STANDINGS
GAMES TIME
Rain or Shine VS TNT KaTropa 06:45 PM
GlobalPort VS Kia Picanto 04:30 PM
AUGUST 20 SUNDAY SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
Star Hotshots VS Phoenix 07:00 PM
Alaska VS Blackwater 04:15 PM
AUGUST 23 WEDNESDAY MALL OF ASIA ARENA
GlobalPort VS San Miguel Beer 07:00 PM
Phoenix VS TNT KaTropa 04:15 PM
AUGUST 25 FRIDAY SMART ARANETA COLISEUM