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Vanguardia wants consistency from Phoenix after OT loss to Mahindra

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Phoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia said his team blew a golden opportunity to climb up the standings in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup after a narrow loss to Mahindra in overtime at Mall of Asia Arena. The Fuel Masters had a chance to contend for the sixth seed had they won, but instead, they slipped to […]

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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 stays in playoff race, edges Phoenix in OT

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Mahindra remained in the playoff race after pulling off a 122-121 stunner over Phoenix in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. The Floodbuster improved to 3-7 with one more game left and held on to the 10th spot in the standings while the Fuel Masters slid to 4-6. Mahindra remained […]

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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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Corpuz fulfills PBA dream after nearly giving up

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Jackson Corpuz almost left his second sport for good. Transitioning from volleyball to basketball in his teens, the Philippine Christian University alumnus’ hope was all but lost when he got left out in the 2014 PBA Draft. “I almost gave up. But my girlfriend told me to continue dreaming because all of these are just […]

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TNT overcomes Mahindra for 4th win in a row

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TNT notched its fourth straight victory but not after surviving Mahindra, 86-84, Sunday in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Mall of Asia Arena. Donte Greene carried the KaTropa with 24 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, and three blocks, while Troy Rosario got 11 markers and four boards. Greene and Rosario came up big but […]

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Mahindra’s David has vintage performance in loss to Rain or Shine

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After getting his groove in the fourth quarter, Gary David hoped that he was on the floor late in regulation of Mahindra’s game against Rain or Shine. “If I was there on the floor, I will get the ball and I’ll take the shot,” David said. David was on the bench when the Floodbuster turned to […]

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Rain or Shine scrapes past Mahindra in OT

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Rain or Shine kept its record unblemished as it survived a pesky Mahindra squad, 99-95, in overtime Sunday in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Shawn Taggart carried the Elasto Painters’ firing 29 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and two blocks. His most important play of the day, though, was assisting on […]

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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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Mahindra’s Escoto ‘positive’ he can overcome knee injury

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Just less than a week after sustaining a knee injury, Russel Escoto is already talking about recovery. “Gagaling pa yan. Nakakapaglakad naman na ako,” he said. Escoto hurt his knee last Friday in the first half of Mahindra’s 106-96 win over NLEX. He exited the venue on crutches but said that he was able to […]

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Alaska boosts playoff bid, ousts Mahindra

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Alaska pulled away in the fourth quarter to bet Mahindra, 107-91, and grab a share of second place in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Philsports Arena in Pasig City. Calvin Abueva was in his usual self, scattering 18 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks to power the Aces’ fourth-quarter surge. “We’re in a […]

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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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Bottom teams Meralco, Mahindra aim for crucial win

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Mahinrda has snapped out of a disquieting skid in a big way and is now eyeing a second straight win that would push it back in the hunt for a playoff slot in the PBA Philippine Cup. Meralco coach Norman Black hopes it would not be at his team’s expense when the Bolts and Floodbuster […]

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Mahindra suffers another setback with David injury

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Mahindra coach Chris Gavina is hopeful his team’s revolving door of players will finally stop. “I really hope so,” he said. Still at the cellar after four games, the Floodbuster have already fielded in 19 players in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup, all of whom have yet to yield a win for the squad. Not […]

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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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Van Opstal on silver hair: ‘They call me Jack Frost now’

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He may not have played in San Miguel’s 94-91 win over Mahindra on Sunday, but Arnold Van Opstal still turned heads while sitting on the bench with his peculiar new hairdo. Sporting a silverish purple mane that resembles that of Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, the rookie didn’t escape the ribbing of his teammates. “They all like […]

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Jeric Teng ready to prove worth with Mahindra

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Jeric Teng found himself in an unfamiliar territory after being signed up by Mahindra a few days ago. But for the former University of Santo Tomas standout, it was an opportunity to underscore his talents to a team still searching for its first win. The 6-foot-2 shooting guard made a quiet debut after scoring just […]

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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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Santos reaches milestones in SMB win over Mahindra

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Reaching personal milestones in his 500th career game, Arwind Santos is grateful he’s able to join some of the league’s greats in San Miguel’s 94-91 win over Mahindra on Sunday. “Masaya ako dahil umabot ako sa ganoon. Hindi ko naman akalain na makukuha ko yun,” he said. “Kumbaga, kahit wala ka na sa mundo, nakaukit na […]

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Fajardo on Mahindra scare: ‘You can’t take them for granted’

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San Miguel struggled anew against Mahindra on Sunday, and even three-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo has no clue why that’s the case. “I don’t know,” Fajardo said in Filipino. Contrary to the Beermen’s defeats in the import-laden conferences, they were able to pull this win off, 94-91, for their third victory in four games. […]

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Fajardo, Santos help Beermen escape Floodbuster

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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 […]

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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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Used to winning, Araña and Mallari keep patience as Mahindra looks for 1st win

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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 […]

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Intal, Phoenix blast winless Mahindra

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Phoenix kept its fire burning and razed woeful Mahindra, 114-104, for its second straight win in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. After stunning defending champions San Miguel Beermen on Wednesday, the Fuel Masters continued their momentum and improved to 2-1 while sending the Floodbuster to a 0-3 record. Phoenix, however, experienced a bit […]

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Ramos bringing underdog mentality in return to Star franchise

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It will be a homecoming of sorts for Aldrech Ramos. Returning to the Purefoods franchise he suited for in 2012, the 6-foot-6 forward is optimistic that he can make waves this time out for Star. “Masaya ako kasi dito ako nag-start. Ngayon, nandito na ulit ako,” he said. The Hotshots acquired the services of Ramos […]

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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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STANDINGS
GAMES TIME
San Miguel Beer VS TNT KaTropa 07:00 PM
JUNE 23 FRIDAY SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
San Miguel Beer VS TNT KaTropa 06:30 PM
JUNE 25 SUNDAY SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
San Miguel Beer VS TNT KaTropa 07:00 PM
JUNE 28 WEDNESDAY SMART ARANETA COLISEUM