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Known for offense, Castro says defense will carry TNT to semis

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TNT is known for its offensive firepower but Jayson Castro knows that what will propel TNT into the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals is its defense. On Saturday, TNT showed what it can accomplish on the defensive end of the floor in a 109-101 win over GlobalPort in Game 1 of their best-of-three quarterfinals series. […]

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Rain or Shine outclasses Blackwater for last playoff spot

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Rain or Shine just refused to be eliminated as it scored a 103-80 shellacking of Blackwater in a do-or-die duel for the last quarterfinals slot in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday night. The Elasto Painters snapped out of a rut and duplicated their 107-93 drubbing of the Elite last Dec. 9 to gain the […]

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Ginebra, Rain or Shine begin quarterfinals showdown

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To many, Barangay Ginebra and Rain or Shine make the matchup with the trimmings of a classic showdown from among four pairings in the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals. On one side is the Ginebra team on its strongest run under coach Tim Cone while on the other side is the ROS team which is […]

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Tenorio, Ginebra beat Star at the buzzer

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Barangay Ginebra beat out Star, 92-89, in a Christmas Day overtime battle to remember to advance to the knockout stage of the Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals before a crowd of nearly 22,000 at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.     When a lot had given up on them, leaving the venue with over […]

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2015-16 PH Cup Playoff Preview: Barangay Ginebra Kings vs Star Hotshots

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If memory serves, this will be the first time ever that these two storied teams will meet on Christmas Day in the Philippine Cup quarterfinals. It’s awesome enough that when these two meet, they draw the crowds in and always put up an amazing show, but now that the stakes are much higher than before, […]

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PBA giving away 500 tickets for Christmas Day games

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The PBA will be giving away free general admission tickets for the Christmas Day double-header to lucky fans on Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.

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2016 Philippine Cup Playoffs start on Christmas

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The 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Playoffs begin on Christmas Day with Barangay Ginebra and Star, two of the most popular teams in the league, clashing in the main game on Friday.

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Barako Bull stays positive despite losing twice-to-beat edge

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Barako Bull lost its hold on a twice-to-beat advantage following its setback to Alaska, but its head coach Koy Banal doesn’t mind not having that edge heading into the quarterfinals.

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Webb on Ginebra: ‘They’ve already figured out a way to win’

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Star handed Barangay Ginebra a beating and foiled its former coach Tim Cone’s debut on the Kings’ throne the first time these two rivals met this season.

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Playoff appearance not an achievement yet, says Blackwater coach

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Making its first franchise quarterfinals appearance in the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup, Blackwater coach Leo Isaac does not want to get too ahead of himself and consider the feat as an achievement.

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Cone, Ginebra brace for Star ahead of Christmas Day clash

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Tim Cone isn’t the type of coach who dwells on the past. But after Barangay Ginebra overcame TNT’s fourth-quarter rally on Sunday night, the winningest coach in PBA history was left with no choice but to recall his first game as the Kings head coach two months ago with an impending showdown with his former team on Christmas Day.

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Blackwater makes playoffs, boots out Mahindra

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The explosive game Blackwater expects from Mike Cortez finally came Sunday – and in the most opportune of times.

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