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D-League: Kouame cranks up defense in bounce-back win

Jun 20, 2019 - 9:32 PM

Cignal-Ateneo is now one win away from the 2019 PBA D-League crown thanks to Angelo Kouame's 9 blocks

X-FACTOR. Angelo Kouame's dominance in the paint proves to be the key to Cignal-Ateneo's Game 3 win. Photo by PBA Images

Kouame records 9 blocks as Ateneo clamps CEU in Game 3

Jun 20, 2019 - 6:57 PM

The Blue Eagles crush the Scorpions to move within a win of capturing the PBA D-League crown

LOCKED IN. The Blue Eagles give the Scorpions no wiggle room in the lopsided Game 3. Photo from PBA Images

Isaac Go named 2019 PBA D-League MVP

Jun 20, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The sweet-shooting big man edges fellow Ateneo stalwart Thirdy Ravena for the top individual plum

BACK ON TOP. Ateneo's Isaac Go bags his second MVP award in 5 months. Photo from PBA Images

FAST FACTS: NBA Rookie Draft 2019

Jun 20, 2019 - 2:46 PM

In each of the last 9 years, a college freshman has been selected first overall. Will that streak continue?

DOMINANT DUO. Zion Williamson (middle) and RJ Barrett (left) of Duke University are expected to land in the top 3. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP


Grizzlies trade Mike Conley to Jazz for 3 players, 2 picks

Jun 20, 2019 - 12:21 PM

The grizzled point guard bids farewell to the team that drafted him in 2007

ON TO THE NEXT. Mike Conley will play for another team in the next NBA season after 12 years with the Memphis Grizzlies. Photo from Memphis Grizzlies' Twitter account (@memgrizz)


Bolick admits crying after learning of Pringle trade

Jun 19, 2019 - 11:41 PM

Both point guards, Robert Bolick says Stanley Pringle helped him elevate his game in the short time they've played together

BEYOND BASKETBALL. Robert Bolick says he will keep in touch with Stanley Pringle, whom he considers as his older brother. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX ends dry spell, zaps Meralco for maiden win

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:53 PM

After dropping their first 6 games of the conference, the Road Warriors bank on Tony Mitchell and Jericho Cruz to keep their playoff bid running

BREAKTHROUGH. Tony Mitchell gets his first win as a member of the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo from PBA Images


Fresh off Pringle trade, NorthPort rallies from 25 down to stun Rain or Shine

Jun 19, 2019 - 7:23 PM

NorthPort ties TNT on top after clinching its third straight win and sixth overall in 7 games

CLUTCH. Mo Tautuaa records a career-high in points and hits big baskets down the stretch. Photo from PBA Images


Pelicans eye Zion Williamson, future in NBA Draft

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:43 AM

After trading team star Anthony Davis to the Lakers, the Pelicans get a chance to reshape the franchise with Duke teen sensation Zion Williamson

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

D-League: CEU evens finals series over Ateneo

Jun 18, 2019 - 8:16 PM

The CEU Scorpions halt Cignal-Ateneo's 10-game winning streak in the 2019 PBA D-League

DO-OR-DIE. Jerome Santos' double-double 10 of 28 points and 10 rebounds helps the CEU Scorpions even the series at 1-1. Photo from Kyle Janremy Bustos

LOOK: Stars and laughs highlight Toronto Raptors championship parade

Jun 18, 2019 - 4:47 PM

Check out the joyous scenes that celebrate Toronto's first NBA championship

LAST LAUGH. Kawhi Leonard gets the last laugh which won over the hearts of many. Photo from Toronto Raptors' Twitter

NorthPort trades Stanley Pringle to Ginebra

Jun 18, 2019 - 3:56 PM

Batang Pier coach Pido Jarencio looks to reunite with his former UST players

FAREWELL. Stanley Pringle is set to part ways with NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


Shooting at rally mars Raptors celebration of NBA crown

Jun 18, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Gunshots briefly halt the victory rally at the jam-packed square

MEMORABLE CROWD. The Toronto Raptors star in the victory celebration attended by one million people. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images North America/AFP

Davao Occidental, Imus flying to Dubai for MPBL games

Jun 18, 2019 - 12:42 AM

Expected to attract overseas Filipino workers are the Banderas' Jayjay Helterbrand and Gerald Anderson

NEW LEAGUE. Jayjay Helterbrand resumes his basketball career with the Imus Banderas. Photo from MPBL's Facebook page


Raptors coach Nurse to guide Canada in FIBA World Cup

Jun 17, 2019 - 10:56 AM

After leading the Raptors to an NBA title as a rookie coach, Nick Nurse will test his mettle in the international scene

ONE OF A FEW. Nick Nurse becomes the ninth rookie coach in NBA history to steer a team to a championship. Photo from NBA.com


Rhodes sorry to San Miguel for fouling out in marquee clash vs Ginebra

Jun 16, 2019 - 11:55 PM

The Beermen absorb a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Gin Kings with Charles Rhodes not playing in the crucial stretch

SLUMP. Charles Rhodes and San Miguel crash to their third loss in 4 games. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra escapes in OT to frustrate San Miguel

Jun 16, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Justin Brownlee plays all 53 minutes and delivers across the board as the Gin Kings even their record after back-to-back losses

IRON MAN. Justin Brownlee displays his impressive endurance. Photo from PBA Images


Jerramy King back for Columbian after 5-month absence

Jun 16, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Seeing action for the first time since injuring his knee in January, the do-it-all guard admits there is plenty of room to improve

RELIABLE. Columbian receives a big boost with the return of Jerramy King. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia wins back-to-back as Columbian crashes anew

Jun 16, 2019 - 7:05 PM

The trio of Ian Sangalang, James Farr, and Paul Lee combine for 65 points to power the Magnolia Hotshots to a winning streak

LETHAL WEAPON. Paul Lee comes off the bench and delivers on the offensive end. Photo from PBA Images


Pasig rules 1st leg of 2019 Chooks-to-Go 3x3 Patriot's Cup

Jun 16, 2019 - 6:34 PM

Taylor Statham powers Pasig past Phenom-Basilan Steel, who had a dream start to the tournament

TOP TEAM. Pasig remains to be the country's top 3x3 basketball team as it edges out Phenom-Basilan Steel in the Final of the 2019 Patriot's Cup 1st leg. Photo from release

FAST FACTS: Canada and its love affair with basketball

Jun 16, 2019 - 10:11 AM

For a country where the sport's inventor was born and where the first NBA game was held, the Toronto Raptors capturing their first title is a significant moment

TRUST THE KLAW. Kawhi Leonard helps bring to Toronto the Raptors' maiden championship in franchise history. Photo from Toronto Raptors' Twitter account (@Raptors)


Anthony Davis heading to Lakers in blockbuster trade

Jun 16, 2019 - 8:03 AM

(UPDATED) The Pelicans agree to trade the All-Star forward to the Lakers for a young trio and 3 first-round draft picks

FILE - JUNE 15: The Los Angeles Lakers have traded Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks to the New Orleans Pelicans for star Anthony Davis on June 15, 2019. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers guards Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Suspended Abueva 'remorseful' of wrongdoings, says Alas

Jun 15, 2019 - 11:37 PM

Louie Alas says Calvin Abueva, who has been suspended indefinitely, is set to issue a letter to the PBA

OUT. Calvin Abueva has missed 3 games for Phoenix in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Black praises Jones, but says production far from iconic imports

Jun 15, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Norman Black, who once averaged more than 50 points, says he has witnessed plenty of more impressive import campaigns

DOMINANT. Terrence Jones continues to solidify his case for the Best Import award. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix arrests slide, halts Alaska winning streak

Jun 15, 2019 - 9:32 PM

Richard Howell delivers a monster double-double, while Justin Chua hits the biggest buckets down the stretch as the Fuel Masters snap a three-game skid

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Richard Howell delivers on both ends for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


Foreign players to intensify Chooks 3x3 Patriot's Cup

Jun 15, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Two foreign guest teams will be competing the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 Patriot's Cup

INTENSE COMPETITION. World No. 14 VetHealth-Delhi 3BL will be one of two foreign guest teams for the Patriot's Cup. Photo from release

Jones resets career-high as TNT zaps Meralco for solo lead

Jun 15, 2019 - 6:58 PM

Terrence Jones explodes for a new PBA career-high in points to power a KaTropa side missing star guard Jayson Castro

SCORING MACHINE. Terrence Jones delivers the goods for TNT. Photo from PBA Images


WATCH: Kawhi's postseason for the ages

Jun 15, 2019 - 11:56 AM

After his much publicized move from the Spurs to the Raptors, Kawhi Leonard proves yet again he’s one of the league’s best

SENSATIONAL. Kawhi Leonard powers the Raptors to the NBA championship right on his first year in Toronto. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Toronto to hold Raptors championship parade Monday

Jun 15, 2019 - 8:49 AM

'Prehistoric: Dinosaurs rule the Earth again,' a newspaper headline screams as Canada cheers the Toronto Raptors' historic NBA title romp

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13: The Toronto Raptors celebrate with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after their team defeated the Golden State Warriors to win Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

Jun 15, 2019 - 1:17 AM

'This is why I play basketball. This is what I work hard for,' says Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard as the Raptors dethrone the Warriors for their first NBA championship

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13: The Toronto Raptors celebrate with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after defeating the Golden State Warriors to win Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Cruz wants to make most out of reunion with Guiao

Jun 14, 2019 - 11:25 PM

As Jericho Cruz sees action in the PBA for the first time in two months, a familiar face calls the shots for him

NEW TEAM. Jericho Cruz begins a new chapter of his career with NLEX. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia cracks winning column against struggling NLEX

Jun 14, 2019 - 9:17 PM

Jericho Cruz debuts as Yeng Guiao returns for the Road Warriors, but the Hotshots still prevail

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. James Farr frolicks in the paint for Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


Lassiter joins elite company with three-point barrage

Jun 14, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Marcio Lassiter shoots the lights out with 9 three-pointers as San Miguel earns its first win in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup

SNIPER. Marcio Lassiter makes it rain from long range for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


5 things we learned from the NBA Finals

Jun 14, 2019 - 7:32 PM

The Raptors become the first team outside the US to win the NBA Finals, and they did it with a roster of stars from around the world

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13: Kawhi Leonard #2 and Serge Ibaka #9 of the Toronto Raptors celebrates their teams victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game Six to win the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

San Miguel blasts Blackwater for 1st win behind Rhodes, Lassiter

Jun 14, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Charles Rhodes dominates the import-less Elite, while Marcio Lassiter catches fire late as the Beermen bounce back from back-to-back losses

BIG PROBLEM. Charles Rhodes flexes his muscles for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


'We the champs:' Twitter users go wild after Raptors' historic NBA title

Jun 14, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Social media users congratulate the new kings of basketball

WATCH: Kawhi Leonard silences doubters with NBA title

Jun 14, 2019 - 6:00 PM

'The Klaw' powers the Raptors to their maiden NBA championship and captures his second Finals MVP plum in the process

DYNASTY KILLER. Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors stop the Golden State Warriors from winning a third straight NBA crown. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Jubilation in Toronto as fans celebrate Raptors' NBA win

Jun 14, 2019 - 4:32 PM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also joins the Raptors revelry, tweeting 'And that's how we do it in the North'

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13: The Toronto Raptors celebrate with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after their team defeated the Golden State Warriors to win Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Injury-riddled Warriors vow 'We'll be back' atop NBA

Jun 14, 2019 - 4:10 PM

'True champions like we are, we should be able to adapt and keep this same kind of DNA no matter what our roster looks like next year,' says Steph Curry

NOT OVER. Steph Curry says the Golden State Warriors are far from done. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: NBA personalities react to Raptors dethroning Warriors

Jun 14, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Paul Pierce, Magic Johnson, Vince Carter, and more chime in as the Raptors prevent the Warriors from clinching a third straight NBA title

WE THE NORTH. Twitter reacts to the Toronto Raptors winning their first NBA title. Background photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images/AFP


Klay Thompson suffers torn ACL as Warriors face tough off-season

Jun 14, 2019 - 2:41 PM

The Warriors now head to a difficult postseason as both stars Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant face a year-long rehab

BIG BLOW. Warriors star Klay Thompson after hurting his leg following an awkward landing in Game 6. Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images/AFP

Klay Thompson falls as Golden State crumbles in Game 6 loss

Jun 14, 2019 - 12:44 PM

The Warriors dynasty comes to an end as another star in Klay Thompson succumbs to injury

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images/AFP

RAPTORS RULE: Toronto dethrones Warriors to bag first NBA crown

Jun 14, 2019 - 11:49 AM

The Raptors pounce on a Warriors side that lost another star to injury to capture the franchise’s first championship

HISTORIC. Kyle Lowry and the Raptors wrap it up on the road. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

D-League: Malick Diouf keeps CEU hopes alive

Jun 13, 2019 - 9:06 PM

Ranged against powerhouse Ateneo, Malick Diouf and the CEU Scorpions still hope to pull off the improbable in the PBA D-League Finals

ALL OUT. Malick Diouf carries the CEU Scorpions on his shoulders in the title series opener. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

Ateneo draws first blood vs CEU in D-League Finals

Jun 13, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Isaac Go and Thirdy Ravena take charge as the Blue Eagles overwhelm the Scorpions in Game 1 of the best-of-five title series

FLYING HIGH. Matt Nieto and the Blue Eagles soar past the Scorpions by 35 points in Game 1 of the title series. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

Warriors set for emotional NBA Finals showdown with Raptors

Jun 13, 2019 - 2:58 PM

History favors the Raptors but the Warriors take inspiration playing for injured star Kevin Durant in their farewell game at the Oracle Arena

SUPERSTAR SHOWDOWN. Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors hope to contain the Warriors 'Splash Brothers' Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Trail Blazers guard Lillard wins NBA Citizenship Award

Jun 13, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Blazers star Damian Lillard gets honored for supporting high school students and boosting an anti-bullying message in Portland

 BEYOND BASKETBALL. Damian Lillard pushes for a positive school culture in Portland. Photo from NBA

HIGHLIGHTS Warriors vs Raptors - NBA Finals 2019 Game 6

Jun 13, 2019 - 10:13 AM

Bookmark for Game 6 updates of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 13, 9 pm ET (June 14, 9 am, Philippine time) live from Oracle Arena in Oakland, California

Family tragedy taught Kawhi to enjoy life and hoops

Jun 13, 2019 - 9:44 AM

Since his father's murder, Kawhi Leonard has learned that life and basketball are 'two different things'

COMPOSED. With his trademark calm demeanor, Kawhi Leonard has helped the Raptors handle pressure situations. Photo from AFP

Warriors' Durant undergoes torn Achilles tendon surgery

Jun 13, 2019 - 8:40 AM

'It's going to be a journey but I'm built for this,' says Kevin Durant as he faces a year of rehabilitation

ROAD BACK. After Kevin Durant turns his focus on rehab, the Warriors star says he’ll be cheering for his 'brothers' as they try to force a Game 7 against the Raptors. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP