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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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Wright’s hard work rewarded with All-Star MVPs, Gilas inclusion

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LUCENA — As much as he’s proud to have been named the MVP for the second straight leg of the 2017 PBA All-Star Week, Matthew Wright takes more pride knowing that he has made a good account of himself with Gilas Pilipinas. “I’m just grateful in participating in this All-Star activity. A lot of guys […]

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TNT rips Phoenix in Amundson’s last game

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ANTIPOLO — Lou Amundson had a dominating sendoff in his final game for TNT after leading a 122-93 demolition job of Phoenix Sunday in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Ynares Center here. The 10-year NBA veteran posted 20 points, eight rebounds and two blocks to lead the KaTropa to their first win. Amundson will […]

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Star guards ‘much better than my guards,’ says Phoenix coach

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Phoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia said poor guard play coupled with a bad shooting night from the outside made it difficult for the Fuel Masters to beat the Star Hotshots on Wednesday night. Vanguardia admitted the Hotshots’ guards outplayed his backcourt and shooting just 8% from long range obviously didn’t help. “Their guards are much […]

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Hotshots rout Fuel Masters anew

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Star reasserted its mastery over Phoenix with a 101-82 win in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. With the latest double-digit victory, the Hotshots have now beaten the Fuel Masters by an average of 28.5 points in their last four meetings including a 44-point whipping back in the Philippine Cup. […]

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Phoenix taps ‘rim protector’ McKay in place of Puerto Rico-bound Phelps

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With explosive import Eugene Phelps bound for Puerto Rico, Phoenix has tapped the services of defensive stalwart Jameel McKay when it faces Star Wednesday. Phoenix had to let go of Phelps, who left after leading the Fuel Masters to a 118-116 double overtime win over the Blackwater Elite on Saturday to prepare himself for his […]

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Lee on Star’s recent success: ‘We commit to each other’

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Looking like a well-oiled machine, Star has been on a roll late in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup. With everything clicking, the Hotshots racked six straight victories, their last being a 91-71 win over Phoenix to book a spot in the semifinals. And for Paul Lee, the team’s chemistry has truly been evident in this […]

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Pingris attributes Hotshots’ rise to defense

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Entering the semifinals for the first time since coach Tim Cone’s departure, Star is looking like a contender once again after last season’s disastrous run. And Marc Pingris knows where to attribute the Hotshots’ turnaround. “Kaya kami nandito ngayon sa semis dahil sa defense namin. Ganoon kami ka-confident na bumabalik yung dating team namin dahil sa […]

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Hotshots nail semis berth, roll past Fuel Masters

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Star continued its dominance over Phoenix, sweeping their best-of-3 quarterfinals series with a 91-71 rout Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Hotshots booked the second semifinals ticket in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup and will now await the winner of the Ginebra-Alaska series. Paul Lee and Marc Pingris teamed up to help Star secure another rout, […]

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Kramer grateful to be back after health scare

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Call it a triumph of God’s grace for Doug Kramer. After suffering from a heart ailment back in November, Kramer made his return on Saturday in Game 1 of Phoenix’s quarterfinals duel against Star. The 33-year-old Kramer played 22 minutes off the bench did his best in his first game since he returned from a […]

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Phoenix fights for survival vs Star

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Star has been waylaying Phoenix for their past two meetings that a Hotshots sweep of their best-of-3 quarterfinals series is inevitable. Fuel Masters coach Ariel Vanguardia agrees that his team is definitely the underdog, but that doesn’t mean that they’re just going to roll over and die. “You can’t find a way to score against […]

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Star torches Phoenix in Game 1

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Star got its groove in the second half to pound Phoenix, 114-83, in Game 1 of their best-of-three quarterfinals duel in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.  The Hotshots displayed their mastery of the Fuel Masters with their reserves leading a third quarter surge for a 82-63 lead. Star’s first five picked […]

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Star hopes to sustain momentum vs Phoenix in playoff opener

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The Star Hotshots, in their strongest showing since their grand slam run in 2014, and the Phoenix Fuel Masters, dangerous against anybody in their good night, start their PBA Philippine Cup best-of-three showdown at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City Saturday. Game time is at 5 p.m. with the Hotshots setting out the odds-on […]

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Kramer welcome addition to Phoenix in playoffs push

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No thanks to a technicality, Doug Kramer’s debut with Phoenix got postponed for at least a week. Coach Ariel Vanguardia shared that the 6-foot-5 slotman was supposed to play in the Fuel Masters’ 106-85 loss to Alaska on Friday. “It’s pity. We put Doug Kramer in the lineup but it was past 1 p.m. when […]

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Phoenix books quarterfinals ticket, beats Ginebra

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Phoenix Petroleum has flanked two cracks at seizing solo second place. The Fuel Masters succeeded in their third try versus a Japeth Aguilar-less Barangay Ginebra side. With a methodical defense and a steady offense, the Fuel Masters rolled past the Gin Kings, 79-73, to virtually clinch a quarterfinals spot in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome in […]

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Phoenix, Ginebra hope to stay in twice-to-beat race

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Barangay Ginebra and Phoenix Petroleum clash Sunday night in one of the key matches in the homestretch of the PBA Philippine Cup elimination round, each one fighting to stay in the race for a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.        Both in a heavy pack behind runaway leader San Miguel Beer, the Gin Kings and […]

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High-octane Painters too much for misfiring Fuel Masters

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Phoenix played with fire and got burned. Fuel Masters head coach Ariel Vanguardia admitted that going mano a mano with a deep Rain or Shine squad cost itself the game, losing the duel, 97-82, on Sunday. “We gambled on them taking threes. The bad thing is they made them,” he said. Known to prosper in free-flowing […]

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Rookie Wright keen on helping Phoenix win

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Phoenix rookie Matthew Wright has been consistently delivering the goods for the Fuel Masters in the ongoing PBA Philippine Cup.  In fact, the St. Bonaventure University standout is averaging 17.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.0 steals per outing, good enough to keep him in second place behind Blackwater’s Mac Belo in the Rookie […]

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Trollano, Matias help ROS overcome absence of key players

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With Gabe Norwood and Raymond Almazan missing Rain or Shine’s tussle with Phoenix due to injuries, coach Caloy Garcia dug deep from his bag of tricks. Luckily for Garcia, his reserves delivered with the Elasto Painters drawing 56 points from their bench in their 97-82 rout, showing once again that they have the depth to […]

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Rain or Shine dedicates season to late No. 1 supporter ‘Mommy Yu’

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It has been an emotional holiday season for Rain or Shine, but the team is relieved that somehow, it was able to start the year on the right note with a 97-82 win over Phoenix on Sunday. And the Elasto Painters dedicated the victory to no less than their top supporter Margaret “Mommy” Yu, who […]

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Cruz plays through flu, lifts Painters to 5th win

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Feeling under the weather ahead of its Rain or Shine’s first game of the year, Jericho Cruz hoped that somehow, he will still be able to perform against Phoenix. “Coming into this game, I didn’t expect coach Caloy to give me playing time because I was sick for four days,” Cruz said as he made […]

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Phoenix blows chance to move up in loss to Rain or Shine

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There’s nothing Matthew Wright feels but regret following Phoenix’s 97-82 loss to Rain or Shine on Sunday. “We had a chance to go to number two, but we blew it. You don’t get a lot of opportunities like that especially when there’s only three or four games left,” he said. The Fuel Masters blew a chance […]

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Cruz-led Rain or Shine downs Phoenix, gains solo 2nd

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Rain or Shine was missing two key players and there were also worries about its long layoff. The Elasto Painters proved such concerns were unfounded when they came out a 97-82 victor over Phoenix Sunday to claim solo second spot in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Rain or Shine used an early surge […]

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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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Fresh Painters wary of rust vs streaking Fuel Masters

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A well-rested Rain or Shine team and a Phoenix side coming off an epic win collide in what promises to be a very exciting match Sunday in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Elasto Painters are looking to at least keep their share of second-running spot, a position the Fuel Masters also covet. With […]

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Phoenix’s Enciso aims to make All-Star team next year

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Having an explosive sophomore year, Phoenix point guard Simon Enciso is on a mission to hit a big target in 2017. The 5-foot-11 Enciso revealed he is eyeing to play in next year’s All-Star Game which features the best cagers in the PBA. “To be part of the All-Star,” the 25-year old playmaker emphatically said. “I […]

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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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Borboran in right place at right time for game-winning tip

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When Phoenix needed a hero in its late-game rally against GlobalPort, one unassuming veteran stepped up from seemingly out of nowhere. Mark Borboran, has never been the guy to stand out in a PBA game, but on Wednesday he made sure his presence, though quiet, would ring out in the Fuel Masters’ 101-99 victory over […]

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Communication vital in Phoenix comeback win, says Baguio

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With Phoenix once again on the verge of a humiliating defeat, a veteran voice made sure the Fuel Masters would not go down as afterthoughts. Cyrus Baguio, despite playing horribly in the first three quarters, played a huge role not only on the stat sheets but also in the Fuel Masters’ intangibles in their 101-99 […]

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Phoenix rallies from 26 down, stuns GlobalPort

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True to its name, Phoenix rose from the ashes and shone in the end. Mark Borboran came up big in the fourth, including the game-winning tip with 2.4 seconds remaining as the Fuel Masters completed the 26-point comeback to stun GlobalPort, 101-99, Wednesday in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay. “We didn’t quit. […]

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Vanguardia takes blame for Phoenix’s 44-point loss to Star

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Phoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia took responsibility for his team’s embarrassing 123-79 loss to Star Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “I take full responsibility on this loss,” said Vanguardia whose team slipped to a 2-2 record.  “I think we over-prepared so whatever did in our preparation didn’t work.” Phoenix was riding the momentum of a two-game […]

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Player of the Week: JC Intal unleashing old form for Phoenix

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Now fully recovered from a foot injury that sidelined him for a great deal late last season JC Intal has flashed his old, deadly form to lead resurgent Phoenix to back-to-back victories last week. Nicknamed “Baby Rocket”, Intal banged in five of his team-high 22 points in the final 60 seconds to help Phoenix complete […]

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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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Intal comes off the bench, boosts Phoenix in win over SMB

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ANTIPOLO—Phoenix’s biggest contributor during its upset of defending Philippine Cup champion San Miguel Beer wasn’t even part of the starting five. Fuel Masters head coach Ariel Vanguardia had JC Intal come off the bench and the move did wonders for Phoenix.  Intal had a limited yet quality, 24-minute playing time and still led all scorers […]

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Intal leads Phoenix upset of SMB

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ANTIPOLO – JC Intal, a regular starter from their Barako Bull days, was surprised when told he’s playing off the bench.         He took that as a challenge, responding big time to lead Phoenix Petroleum to a first-ever win over San Miguel Beer. The 2015 FIBA Asia veteran churned out a big game in a relief […]

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Guards Alolino, Javelona fill needs for Phoenix

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Consider it a dream come true for Gelo Alolino. The former National University guard didn’t really have to wait that long before he heard his name called up in the stage in the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday. “Once na narinig ko yung name ko, I had a sigh of relief talaga,” Alolino said […]

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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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Abueva leads Aces rout of Fuel Masters

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Alaska is back. The Aces’ streak now stands at three as they recaptured their thunder on the defensive end and routed Phoenix, 103-87 Saturdayin the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup at Mall of Asia Arena. RJ Jazul topscored for Alaska with 19 points, six assists, three boards, and two steals, but it was Calvin Abueva who injected […]

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