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Pumaren says recuperating Romeo’s mere presence gave GlobalPort boost

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GlobalPort coach Franz Pumaren praised his star guard Terrence Romeo for showing his willingness to be with the team despite recovering from his sickness. The super scorer has been on the recovery from his typhoid fever last week and has been dealing with a bum stomach since Saturday but still showed up in his uniform […]

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Minus Romeo, GlobalPort gets lift from rookie Pessumal

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GlobalPort head coach Franz Pumaren knows he has to get something from his bench players if the team aspires to advance to the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs. The Batang Pier ranks dead last in the league with only 23.2 bench points per game. But on Sunday, without Terrence Romeo to lean on, the reserves […]

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Pumaren seek more production from GlobalPort bench

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GlobalPort head coach Franz Pumaren couldn’t hide his disappointment following his team’s 109-101 loss to TNT in Game 1 of their best-of-3 quarterfinals series on Saturday. “I guess that this is our worst game of the conference,” Pumaren said. Without much help from the bench, the Batang Pier coughed up an early 12-point lead, 29-17, […]

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Coming off collapse, Batang Pier survive meltdown

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Finally, GlobalPort can turn over a new leaf. Haunted by their monumental collapse last week, the Batang Pier exorcised their demons and came away with a 97-89 victory over the Meralco Bolts on Friday. Taking notes from its heartbreaking 101-99 loss to Phoenix last Dec. 28 where it squandered a 26-point lead in the fourth quarter, […]

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GlobalPort deputy on meltdown: ‘We stopped playing defense’

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Christmas may be over but GlobalPort experienced what it’s like getting a visit from the Grinch.  On Wednesday, the Batang Pier was having their way against Phoenix but nothing would have prepared them against the Fuel Masters’ furious fourth-quarter fightback. Globalport assistant coach Cholo Villanueva said it was his team’s lackadaisical defensive effort in the […]

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GlobalPort riding on ‘new’ Romeo

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Terrence Romeo said GlobalPort has yet to prove anything even after its impressive victory over Barangay Ginebra, 91-84. The Batang Pier hiked their record to 3-1, joining the San Miguel Beermen and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters atop the standings. “Wala pa kaming napapatunayan. Challenge para sa amin na makita kami ng mga tao […]

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Romeo on GlobalPort’s start: ‘We have to forget that we’re 2-0′

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With GlobalPort winning its first two games in lopsided fashion, Terrence Romeo doesn’t want his team to feel overconfident early in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup. “We have to forget that we’re 2-0,” Romeo said after the Batang Pier’s 91-84 win over Star on Friday. Romeo has undoubtedly taken the leadership role for his crew, […]

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PBA Season 42 Preview: GlobalPort Batang Pier

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GlobalPort's backcourt tandem of Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

After struggling in the import-laden conferences, GlobalPort is eyeing to recapture its lost thunder in the Philippine Cup where it had its breakthrough run last season. And in doing so, the Batang Pier are entrusting their future under the guidance of team consultant Franz Pumaren. “We just want to better our standing this coming conference,” Pumaren […]

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4 GlobalPort picks can make lineup, says Pumaren

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GlobalPort have stockpiled on four picks in the draft and consultant Franz Pumaren said all four will have a chance to make the lineup. “Right now, everyone has a chance to make it to the regular lineup,” Pumaren said. The Batang Pier plucked shooter Von Pessumal in the Gilas round while also selecting guard Alfrancis Tamsi, […]

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STANDINGS
GAMES TIME
Meralco VS Phoenix 07:00 PM
NLEX VS Blackwater 04:15 PM
MAY 03 WEDNESDAY SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
San Miguel Beer VS TNT KaTropa 07:00 PM
GlobalPort VS Phoenix 04:15 PM
MAY 05 FRIDAY SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
Rain or Shine VS Star Hotshots 05:00 PM
MAY 06 SATURDAY BATANGAS CITY COLISEUM