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Ginebra spoils Wells' 52-point explosion to stun San Miguel

Oct 13, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Justin Brownlee unleashes a triple-double as Barangay Ginebra snaps its skid while pinning a first loss on San Miguel

TRIPLE DOUBLE. Justin Brownlee leads Ginebra past 2019 PBA Commissioners' Cup champion San Miguel. Photo by PBA Images

House on fire as Alaska nabs first win

Oct 13, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Frank House drops a huge double-double as Alaska scores a breakthrough win in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup

CONSISTENCY. Frank House lifts the Alaska Aces to their first win in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo by PBA Images

McDaniels erupts for 51 as TNT stays unbeaten

Oct 12, 2019 - 10:22 PM

TNT banks on KJ McDaniels' 51-point explosion to secure their sixth straight victory

Photo from PBA Images

NorthPort tops Phoenix to snap skid

Oct 12, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Mo Tautuaa leads a balanced charge as NorthPort dumps Phoenix to halt its four-game slide

TANGLED. Phoenix import Eugene Phelps and NorthPort counterpart Mhycal Ammons contest the ball. Photo from PBA Images

Paul Lee brushes off losing tooth in Magnolia loss to San Miguel

Oct 12, 2019 - 12:03 AM

A painful faceplant on court leaves Paul Lee losing yet another tooth

PART OF THE GAME. Even after an on-court accident, Magnolia star Paul Lee returns to the floor for the final possession. Photo from PBA Images

Lassiter just ‘fortunate to play’ after two-month absence

Oct 11, 2019 - 11:38 PM

Marcio Lassiter takes the floor for only 7 minutes, but it’s more than enough for the recuperating San Miguel veteran

PROGRESS. San Miguel’s Marcio Lassiter gets his 'feel-out game' versus Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images

Unbeaten San Miguel cools down Magnolia in chippy thriller

Oct 11, 2019 - 9:36 PM

June Mar Fajardo and Dez Wells come through as San Miguel escapes Magnolia by the slimmest of margins

Photo from PBA Images

McCarthy, Perez lead Columbian bounce-back over Blackwater

Oct 11, 2019 - 6:58 PM

CJ Perez gets Columbian off to a hot start as Rashawn McCarthy also delivers the finishing touches

Phelps, Garcia come in clutch as Phoenix snaps skid over Rain or Shine

Oct 09, 2019 - 9:48 PM

Eugene Phelps and RR Garcia team up for the game-winning play to lift Phoenix in a bounce-back win

CLUTCH. Eugene Phelps dishes it to RR Garcia for the game-winner. Photo by PBA Images

Rosario hits dagger as TNT escapes NorthPort to stay perfect

Oct 09, 2019 - 7:09 PM

Behind Troy Rosario and KJ McDaniels, TNT mounts a comeback to edge out NorthPort and extend their unbeaten run to 5 games

DAGGER THREE. Troy Rosario's go-ahead three in the 1:06 mark of the 4th quarter powered TNT to stay perfect in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo by PBA Images

Magnolia keeps Alaska winless for third straight victory

Oct 06, 2019 - 9:38 PM

In a clash between Governors' Cup finalists, defending champion Magnolia proves the steadier team in the endgame as it staves off a late Alaska rally

WINNING STREAK. Ian Sangalang churns out a double-double for the red-hot Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco breezes past reeling Phoenix for second straight win

Oct 06, 2019 - 7:31 PM

Heroes just two days ago, import Allen Durham and Baser Amer take charge anew for Meralco

NEAR-PERFECT. Allen Durham and Meralco pick up their third win in 4 games. Photo from PBA Images


Down 28, NLEX stuns Barangay Ginebra in Dubai OT nail-biter

Oct 06, 2019 - 1:47 AM

Kiefer Ravena sends it to overtime before Philip Paniamogan and Jericho Cruz come up clutch as NLEX deals Barangay Ginebra it second straight loss

BACK ON TRACK. Olu Ashaolu and NLEX notch their fourth win in 5 games. Photo from PBA Images


TNT stays perfect after edging upset-minded Columbian

Oct 05, 2019 - 9:38 PM

KJ McDaniels, Roger Pogoy, and Jayson Castro team up for 81 points to power TNT to its fourth straight win

AT THE TOP. Jayson Castro and TNT jump to solo lead in the standings. Photo from PBA Images


Blakely flirts with quadruple-double as Blackwater ends dry spell

Oct 05, 2019 - 7:12 PM

Blackwater notches its first win while dealing NorthPort its third straight loss in the PBA Governors' Cup

WINLESS NO MORE. Ray Parks and Blackwater finally clinch a win. Photo from PBA Images


Wells delivers as San Miguel turns back NLEX in Dubai thriller

Oct 05, 2019 - 2:56 AM

San Miguel deals NLEX its first loss to stay unbeaten in the PBA Governors' Cup

IMMACULATE RECORD. Dez Wells and San Miguel score another impressive win. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia noses out Rain or Shine in low-scoring affair

Oct 04, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Romeo Travis does most of the heavy lifting as Magnolia wins back-to-back games after dropping its conference-opener

SUPER IMPORT. Romeo Travis carries Magnolia behind his back with an all-around performance. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco zaps new-look Alaska behind Durham, Amer

Oct 04, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Allen Durham flirts with a triple-double while Baser Amer makes it rain from deep as Meralco returns to the winning track

ROMP. Allen Durham and Meralco prove too much for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


TNT rains threes vs Phoenix to stay unscathed

Oct 02, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Troy Rosario, Roger Pogoy, and import KJ McDaniels catch fire as TNT drains 8 of its 18 triples in the final quarter

UNDEFEATED. KJ McDaniels and TNT stretch their winning streak to 3 games. Photo from PBA Images


Perez, Alston tow Columbian past NorthPort for second win

Oct 02, 2019 - 7:33 PM

With the victory, Columbian eclipses its combined record in the past two Governors' Cup where it won only one of its 22 games

HEFTY BIG MAN. Khapri Alston frolicks in the paint anew for Columbian. Photo from PBA Images


Mighty San Miguel dominates import-less Alaska for second win

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Dez Wells and 5 other players breach double-figures as San Miguel keeps Alaska winless in 3 games

SUPER IMPORT. Dez Wells continues to lead the way for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Ashaolu, Ravena conspire as unbeaten NLEX adds to Blackwater woes

Sep 29, 2019 - 7:04 PM

NLEX extends it winning streak to 3 games and keeps Blackwater winless in two outings

UNSCATHED. Olu Ashaolu and NLEX remain perfect in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix earns first win as Wright, Phelps punish Barangay Ginebra

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:37 PM

Matthew Wright hits the game-winning bucket, while Eugene Phelps churns out a triple-double to steer Phoenix into the winning column

SUPER IMPORTS. Eugene Phelps and Justin Brownlee put on a show as they both finish with a triple-double. Photo from PBA Images


TNT pummels Rain or Shine behind do-it-all McDaniels

Sep 28, 2019 - 7:16 PM

KJ McDaniels and TNT remain unbeaten in two games to seize a piece of the lead with NLEX

BACK-TO-BACK. KJ McDaniels takes over late for the undefeated TNT. Photo from PBA Images


Travis flirts with triple-double in Magnolia romp vs NorthPort

Sep 27, 2019 - 9:58 PM

Defending Governors' Cup champion Magnolia cracks the winning column behind import Romeo Travis and Ian Sangalang

ON TRACK. Romeo Travis and Magnolia pick up their first win in the Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Ravena delivers in endgame as NLEX survives Meralco

Sep 27, 2019 - 6:58 PM

The Road Warriors arrest a meltdown to gain an early lead in the standings at 2-0

BACK-TO-BACK WINS. JR Quinahan topscores for the unbeaten NLEX. Photo from PBA Images


Calvin Abueva to return to Phoenix practice

Sep 25, 2019 - 11:51 PM

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial gives Calvin Abueva the go signal to return to Phoenix's training sessions

BACK TO WORK. Calvin Abueva gets ready for his PBA return. Photo from PBA Images

Wells racks up 42 in San Miguel's opening win over Phoenix

Sep 25, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Fresh from another title romp, the San Miguel Beermen got off to a good start in the 2019 Governors' Cup

FIREPOWER. San Miguel import Dez Wells makes immediate impact with the 2019 Commissioners' Cup champions. Photo by PBA Images

McDaniels erupts for 41 as TNT dominates Blackwater

Sep 25, 2019 - 7:02 PM

TNT opens its 2019 PBA Governors' Cup campaign with a lopsided win over Blackwater

SHARPSHOOTER. KJ McDaniels shines to lead TNT past Blackwater. Photo by PBA Images

Brownlee dominates as Ginebra steamrolls Alaska

Sep 22, 2019 - 9:38 PM

Barangay Ginebra keeps Alaska out of the winning column with a 19-point romp behind Justin Brownlee

SUPER IMPORT. Barangay Ginebra reinforcement Justin Brownlee proves too good for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Wright catches fire late to tow Rain or Shine past Columbian

Sep 22, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Joel Wright scores 8 of his team's last 10 points as Rain or Shine cracks the winning column

BACK ON TRACK. Joel Wright and Rain or Shine redeem themselves from their conference-opening loss. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco zaps Magnolia in 22-point turnaround

Sep 21, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Chris Newsome, Allen Durham, and Raymond Almazan deliver double-double performances as Meralco storms back from a 16-point hole

BACK AT IT. Allen Durham returns to Meralco for the fourth straight Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Ravena makes flamboyant return as NLEX dispatches Phoenix

Sep 21, 2019 - 7:26 PM

Kiefer Ravena sees action in the PBA for the first time in more than a year and immediately makes his presence felt

COMEBACK. Kiefer Ravena flirts with a triple-double in his PBA return for NLEX. Photo from PBA Images


Bolick clutch as NorthPort avoids meltdown vs Rain or Shine

Sep 20, 2019 - 10:09 PM

Robert Bolick knocks down a pair of free throws in the dying seconds to save the Batang Pier from a monumental collapse

RIGHT TRACK. Robert Bolick powers NorthPort to a winning debut in the Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Winless in World Cup, Perez makes triumphant return with Columbian

Sep 20, 2019 - 9:19 PM

Columbian head coach Johnedel Cardel says CJ Perez has gotten smarter following his stint with Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA World Cup

HIGH NOTE. CJ Perez and Columbian open the Governors' Cup with a convincing win. Photo from PBA Images


Alston steers Columbian past Alaska with monster double-double

Sep 20, 2019 - 7:09 PM

The Dyip snap their eight-game skid against the Aces behind Khapri Alston and CJ Perez

WINNING TRACK. Khapri Alston and Columbian open their Governors' Cup campaign on a high note. Photo from PBA Images


Erram clutch block seals NLEX win over Meralco

Feb 02, 2019 - 7:24 PM

The Road Warriors win their second straight game thanks to the 6-foot-8 center's clutch play on the defensive end

MAIN MAN. Poy Erram submits another all-around game for the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo from PBA Images


Alex Compton, Alaska fall short once more of grand prize

Dec 20, 2018 - 5:13 PM

The 44-year-old mentor has now lost 5 straight PBA finals, a new PBA record for successive championship defeats

MOVING FORWARD. Alex Compton tries to stick to the positive of having a better campaign this year compared to last season. Photo from PBA Images


3 years since PBA heartbreak, Romeo Travis basks in championship glory

Dec 20, 2018 - 3:27 PM

The 34-year-old completes his redemption campaign by leading Magnolia to the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup title

REDEMPTION. Romeo Travis gets it done this time after getting swept in the finals in 2015. Photo from PBA Images


Chito Victolero gets Magnolia over the hump for first PBA title

Dec 20, 2018 - 10:53 AM

Groomed by experience in the last two years, the 43-year-old guides the Hotshots to their first championship since 2014

AT LAST. Chito Victolero clinches his first PBA title. Photo from PBA Images


Jio Jalalon savors 1st career championship with Magnolia

Dec 20, 2018 - 12:55 AM

After falling short of a title in the collegiate ranks, Jio Jalalon finally gets to relish the championship feeling

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA title perfect ending to Paul Lee's stellar year

Dec 20, 2018 - 12:07 AM

The 29-year-old star finally wins a championship under the Purefoods franchise since his trade from Rain or Shine in 2016

BLESSED. Paul Lee says he has nothing more to ask this year. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Magnolia clobbers Alaska to snap 4-year PBA title drought

Dec 19, 2018 - 9:23 PM

The Hotshots finish off the Aces in 6 games to crown themselves the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup champions

DOMINANT. Magnolia closes out the title series against Alaska in blowout fashion. Photo from PBA Images


Robert Bolick eager to show NorthPort he's a winner

Dec 16, 2018 - 11:18 PM

The spitfire guard may be the player the Batang Pier – a team that reached the semifinals only once in franchise history – has been looking for

HIGH EXPECTATIONS. Robert Bolick welcomes the challenge of being Stanley Pringle's new backcourt partner. Photo from PBA Images


Same spot, same result: Paul Lee breaks Alaska's heart all over again

Dec 15, 2018 - 3:29 PM

The newly crowned Best Player of the Conference hits a game-winner versus the Aces in the PBA finals again two years later

CRUNCHMAN. Paul Lee and Magnolia move on the cusp of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup title. Photo from PBA Images


Ian Sangalang finds perfect time for breakout game

Dec 15, 2018 - 11:26 AM

Only one win separates Magnolia from its first PBA title since 2014, thanks largely to the five-year big man's timely offensive eruption

TIMELY. Ian Sangalang carries the scoring cudgels for Magnolia after being relatively quiet in the past 4 finals game. Photo from PBA Images


Battered Travis hopes PBA title makes enduring pain all worth it

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:15 AM

The former Best Import plays through a busted glabella as Magnolia moves on the brink of winning the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup championship

INCHING CLOSER. Romeo Travis is one win away from his first PBA title. Photo from PBA Images


Lee hits game-winner as Magnolia moves on cusp of PBA title

Dec 14, 2018 - 9:37 PM

The Hotshots gain a 3-2 lead over Alaska in the best-of-seven finals affair

ONE WIN AWAY. Paul Lee proves clutch as Magnolia inches closer to its first championship since 2014. Photo from PBA Images


Barroca: Banchero punching incident just heat of moment

Dec 13, 2018 - 9:59 AM

The Magnolia guard hit the Alaska standout's groin with a closed fist during Game 4 of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals

NO BAD BLOOD. Mark Barroca (right) says he and Chris Banchero are friends outside the court. Photo from PBA Images


Compton slams 'dirty basketball' as Banchero sustains low blow

Dec 13, 2018 - 8:55 AM

The outspoken mentor says he has a problem with Magnolia players getting away with punches in the PBA title series

LOW BLOW. Alaska's Chris Banchero (left) gets punched in the groin by Magnolia's Mark Barroca. Photo from PBA Images