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PBA Best Import Ladder Weeks 3-4: Only the best shall remain

Mar 31, 2014 - 7:24 PM

As the PBA Commissioner s Cup race heats up PBA writer Levi Verora ranks the imports who have best helped their teams so far

HOWELL DOING WELL. Talk N Text's Richard Howell drives to the basket against Ginebra's Greg Slaughter. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Meralco coach Gregorio says illnesses have hurt Bolts

Mar 29, 2014 - 4:25 AM

Meralco Bolts head coach Ryan Gregorio addressed the team s health and stamina after a difficult loss to Rain or Shine on Wednesday while voicing support for import Brian Butch

BROWNOUT. Meralco Bolts import Brian Butch fell ill prior to their loss to Rain or Shine on Wednesday, leading to a dip in production. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA Fastbreak: RoS, Air21 survive comebacks by Meralco, Ginebra

Mar 27, 2014 - 2:20 PM

Rain or Shine foils comeback attempt by Meralco while Air21 prevents another meltdown and secure a win vs Ginebra

WING GUNNERS. Rain or Shine's Jeff Chan (L) and Air21's Joseph Yeo (R) provided the scoring punch for their respective teams to notch wins. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rain or Shine squashes Meralco's comeback hopes for second win

Mar 26, 2014 - 8:17 PM

The Meralco Bolts ran out of comebacks on Wednesday as the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters turned them back

PAINT JOB. Rain or Shine's Jeff Chan charges past Meralco's Jared Dillinger for a layup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA Fastbreak: Meralco shuts the lights out on Air21

Mar 24, 2014 - 4:19 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo discusses the Meralco Bolts and Talk N Text victories from Sunday night

SHOCK THERAPY. Meralco Bolts import Brian Butch blocks a shot from Air21's Eric Camson. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Meralco Bolts import Butch not bothered by replacement rumors

Mar 24, 2014 - 1:18 AM

If rumors that Meralco Bolts import Brian Butch is being replaced are getting to him it didn t show in his performance against Air21

PLAYING FOR HIS JOB. Meralco Bolts import Brian Butch is rumored to be replaced by former Sacramento Kings power forward Darnell Jackson, but the Meralco front office may be forced to rethink that decision after his performance on Sunday night. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Meralco comes from behind to nip Air21

Mar 23, 2014 - 6:17 PM

The Meralco Bolts completed a 20 point comeback to escape the Air21 Express 109 98

ELECTRIC SHOCK. Meralco Bolts import Brian Butch goes to the basket against Air21's Aldrich Ramos. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Talk N Text undefeated, GlobalPort winless

Mar 22, 2014 - 5:11 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo breaks down Talk N Text and Ginebra s wins Friday night

BLURRED LINES. Talk N Text's Jayson Castro drives to the basket en route to their fifth straight win. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Talk 'N Text stays immaculate after Meralco drubbing

Mar 21, 2014 - 9:14 PM

Not even Brian Butch s intensity and three pointers from the parking lot were enough to keep the Meralco Bolts afloat against the stingy defense of the Talk N Text Tropang Texters on Friday

BLURRED LINES. Talk N Text's Jayson Castro drives to the basket en route to their fifth straight win. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Best Import Ladder Weeks 1-2: How well is Howell?

Mar 17, 2014 - 2:39 PM

PBA writer Levi Verora ranks the performances of the import players through weeks 1 2 in the Commissioner s Cup

TEXT ON TOP. Talk N Text import Richard Howell (L) is Rappler's pick for best import so far. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Chan, Butch catch fire to lead ROS, Meralco

Mar 16, 2014 - 12:42 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes Saturday night s games between Rain or Shine and Alaska plus Meralco and Globalport

CLUTCH BUTCH. Brian Butch has been impossible to contain since joining the Meralco Bolts. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Butch, Meralco survive late rally to keep GlobalPort winless

Mar 15, 2014 - 8:19 PM

Brian Butch had an electric outing pouring in a game high 42 points on 6 11 shooting from downtown to go along with 24 rebounds

BRIAN BOLT. The Meralco import was brilliant all game long pouring in 42 points on 6/11 shooting from downtown. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: San Mig Coffee still hot in Comms Cup debut

Mar 13, 2014 - 1:22 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes San Mig Coffee s return to action after winning the Philippine Cup plus the dominance of Meralco s import Brian Butch and more

IMPORT EXPORTING SHOTS. Meralco's Brian Butch sends Calvin Abueva's shot back during a Wednesday night win. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Import Butch boosts Meralco to upend Alaska

Mar 13, 2014 - 12:29 AM

The Meralco Bolts handed last season s Commissioner s Cup champions Alaska Aces their second loss

DOMINANT. Meralco import Brian Butch blocks a shot from Alaska's Calvin Abueva. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Beermen return with a bang, pummel Meralco

Mar 07, 2014 - 8:26 PM

The San Miguel Beermen dominated the Meralco Bolts in their first outing since reverting back to their iconic name

BEER BATH. San Miguel's Chris Lutz makes a move against Meralco import Brian Butch. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Commish Cup Import Lowdown: Lamizana and Butch

Mar 02, 2014 - 7:05 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes the Commissioner s Cup imports of Air 21 Express and Meralco Bolts in the first installment of the series

IMPORT QUALITY BASKETBALL. Herve Lamizana (L) and Brian Butch (R) will join Air 21 and Meralco, respectively. Lamizan photo from FIBA.com, Butch photo from brianbutchbasketball.com