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Rappler's latest stories on Magnolia


Reavis after Magnolia falls short of crown: 'Calls didn't go our way'

May 17, 2019 - 10:03 PM

The 41-year-old veteran says the referees – not just the players – should bring their A game and a 'sorry' no longer matters when the score is settled

ALAS. Rafi Reavis could have won his 12th PBA championship. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel claims piece of history with 5th straight PH Cup title

May 15, 2019 - 10:07 PM

San Miguel storms back from 17 points down and survives Magnolia by a point in the Game 7 thriller

HISTORIC. San Miguel becomes the only PBA team to win the All-Filipino crown for 5 straight seasons. Photo from PBA's Facebook page

HIGHLIGHTS: San Miguel vs Magnolia - PBA PH Cup Finals 2019 Game 7

May 14, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Everything's on the line as the Beermen and the Hotshots vie for the title in a winner-take-all match on Wednesday, May 15

San Miguel drags Magnolia to Game 7 in PH Cup finals

May 12, 2019 - 8:42 PM

Seeking to become the first team in PBA history to win 5 straight All-Filipino crowns, the Beermen find a way through the Hotshots' stifling defense in Game 6

EXTENDED. San Miguel starts and finishes strong to force a do-or-die Game 7 against Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: San Miguel vs Magnolia - PBA PH Cup Finals 2019 Game 6

May 11, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Magnolia goes for the All-Filipino crown while San Miguel aims to force a winner-take-all match as they clash in Game 6 on Sunday, May 12

PBA to take legal action against 'Spider-Man'

May 11, 2019 - 8:21 AM

Unjust vexation and alarm and scandal are the cases that await the man who disrupted Game 5 of the 2019 Philippine Cup finals

CHARGES AHEAD. The man dressed as Spider-Man who stormed the court at the Araneta Coliseum is currently detained in jail. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

'Spider-Man' who disrupted PBA finals brought to jail

May 10, 2019 - 10:27 PM

(UPDATED) The man identified as Paolo Felizarta storms the court and accidentally hurts San Miguel star center June Mar Fajardo

APPREHENDED. 'Spider-Man' is caught by security personnel at the Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

Barroca buzzer-beater puts Magnolia on cusp of PH Cup title

May 10, 2019 - 9:59 PM

A man in a Spider-Man costume disrupts Game 5 but the Magnolia Hotshots keep their focus to escape the San Miguel Beermen

INCHING CLOSER. Magnolia moves one win away from the 2019 Philippine Cup championship. Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: San Miguel vs Magnolia - PBA PH Cup Finals 2019 Game 5

May 09, 2019 - 7:06 PM

San Miguel and Magnolia battle for the series lead as they clash in the crucial Game 5 on Friday, May 10

Near-perfect game for Fajardo as San Miguel knots finals series vs Magnolia

May 08, 2019 - 9:27 PM

On the night he was crowned Best Player of the Conference, the reigning five-time MVP proves to be a cut above the rest

THE KRAKEN. June Mar Fajardo bounces back big to help San Miguel tie Magnolia in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: San Miguel vs Magnolia - PBA PH Cup Finals 2019 Game 4

May 07, 2019 - 6:44 PM

The Hotshots seek to gain a commanding 3-1 lead while the Beermen eye to equalize the series when they tangle on Wednesday, May 8

Reavis experience key vs Fajardo in PBA finals

May 06, 2019 - 12:32 AM

Magnolia gains a 2-1 series lead over San Miguel with its 41-year-old veteran doing work on both ends of the floor

OLD BUT GOLD. Rafi Reavis helps contain June Mar Fajardo as Magnolia takes Game 3 against San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia clamps down on San Miguel for 2-1 finals lead

May 05, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Mark Barroca, Ian Sangalang, and Rafi Reavis show the way as the Hotshots regain the upper hand in the best-of-seven Philippine Cup finals affair

STOPPER. Rafi Reavis plays a key role in limiting June Mar Fajardo as Magnolia turns back San Miguel in Game 3. Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: San Miguel vs Magnolia - PBA PH Cup Finals 2019 Game 3

May 04, 2019 - 8:25 PM

San Miguel and Magnolia break the deadlock in Game 3 of the best-of-seven title series on Sunday, May 5

San Miguel exacts revenge on Magnolia to knot title series

May 03, 2019 - 9:27 PM

The Beermen level the best-of-seven affair at 1-1 with 7 players finishing in twin digits

BOUNCE BACK. Marcio Lassiter finds his shooting touch after going scoreless in Game 1. Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: San Miguel vs Magnolia - PBA PH Cup Finals 2019 Game 2

May 02, 2019 - 5:53 PM

Magnolia looks to reassert its mastery as San Miguel seeks to level the best-of-seven series in Game 2 on Friday, May 3

Déjà vu? Sangalang says PH Cup finals a different story from last year

May 02, 2019 - 9:28 AM

Magnolia does not want history to repeat itself as it draws first blood against San Miguel

ON THEIR TOES. Ian Sangalang and Magnolia expects a fightback from San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia stuns Fajardo, San Miguel in finals opener

May 01, 2019 - 10:06 PM

The Hotshots bank on a balanced attack to draw first blood against the Beermen

SPOILER. Magnolia puts to waste June Mar Fajardo's huge double-double effort for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images

No 'bigayan' for sister teams San Miguel, Magnolia in PBA finals

May 01, 2019 - 8:45 AM

The Beermen and the Hotshots assure that neither team will give an inch for the Philippine Cup title

TOOTH AND NAIL. Expect a dogfight between San Miguel and Magnolia in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images

LIVE UPDATES: San Miguel vs Magnolia - PBA PH Cup Finals 2019 Game 1

Apr 30, 2019 - 6:02 PM

The Beermen and the Hotshots look to draw first blood in Game 1 on Wednesday, May 1

Age just a number for 41-year-old Reavis

Apr 29, 2019 - 7:53 AM

The 17-year veteran plays a major role as Magnolia edges Rain or Shine in a do-or-die Game 7 to reach the Philippine Cup finals for the second straight year

RACKING IT UP. Rafi Reavis guns for his 12th PBA championship after helping Magnolia reach the finals anew. Photo from PBA Images

Caloy Garcia feels Rome dela Rosa Game 7 shot 'shouldn't have counted'

Apr 28, 2019 - 11:17 PM

Magnolia scrapes past Rain or Shine in a do-or-die Game 7 to set up a finals rematch against San Miguel in the PBA Philippine Cup

KEY COG. Rome dela Rosa plays a key role in Magnolia's return to the Philippine Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia reaches finals at Rain or Shine's expense in gritty Game 7

Apr 28, 2019 - 9:07 PM

The Magnolia Hotshots arrange a finals rematch in the PBA Philippine Cup and deny the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters their first finals trip since 2016

DENIED. James Yap falls prey to his former team Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images

Nambatac, Yap star as Rain or Shine drags Magnolia to Game 7

Apr 26, 2019 - 9:29 PM

The Elasto Painters stop the Hotshots' three-game winning streak to send their semifinals series to a winner-take-all

DO-OR-DIE. Game 7 it is for Rain or Shine and Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images

Nothing to celebrate for Barroca, Magnolia just yet

Apr 24, 2019 - 11:46 PM

The Hotshots remain on their toes even after moving on the cusp of a return trip to the Philippine Cup finals

ONE MORE. Mark Barroca and Magnolia are one win away from their second straight appearance in the Philippine Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia a win away from finals with big Game 5 win vs Rain or Shine

Apr 24, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The Hotshots tally their third straight win after dropping the first two games of the best-of-seven series

INCHING CLOSER. Magnolia takes the series lead over Rain or Shine for the first time. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia arrests meltdown to escape Rain or Shine in Game 4

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:51 PM

The Hotshots knot the best-of-seven semifinals affair at 2-all after nearly squandering a 21-point lead

ALL TIED UP. Magnolia and Rain or Shine are now tied in the best-of-seven semifinals series. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia savior Sangalang gets big boost from Pingris

Apr 16, 2019 - 11:52 PM

The fleet-footed slotman singlehandedly outscores Rain or Shine in the final frame as Magnolia escapes falling to a 0-3 hole in the semifinals series

TAKEOVER. Ian Sangalang plays hero as Magnolia avoids teetering on the brink of elimination. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia escapes brink with gritty Game 3 win vs Rain or Shine

Apr 16, 2019 - 9:37 PM

The Hotshots keep the Elasto Painters scoreless in the final 4 minutes to avoid a 0-3 hole in the best-of-seven semifinals duel

NO SWEEP. Jio Jalalon and Magnolia finally win one against Rain or Shine. Photo from PBA Images

Painters' hot shooting downs Hotshots for 2-0 semis lead

Apr 14, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Rain or Shine steals Magnolia's Hotshots moniker for the night as the Elasto Painters sizzle with 16 three-pointers

Photo from PBA Images

'Batang NCAA' rookie Javee Mocon shows off in ROS Game 1 win

Apr 12, 2019 - 11:25 PM

The former San Beda standout says the level of physicality in his first PBA playoffs is nothing new to him

MORE TO SHOW. Despite topscoring for Rain or Shine in the semis opener, Javee Mocon says he still has a lot to learn. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine pounces on error-prone Magnolia in semis opener

Apr 12, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Rookie Javee Mocon and Beau Belga take charge as the Elasto Painters secure a 1-0 series edge over the Hotshots

Jio Jalalon and the Hotshots fall by the wayside against Beau Belga and the Elasto Painters in the semis opener. Photo from PBA Images

SCHEDULE: 2019 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals

Apr 11, 2019 - 4:01 PM

Top-ranked Phoenix clashes with defending champion San Miguel as No. 2 Rain or Shine tackles Magnolia

Magnolia eliminates Ginebra anew to reach semis

Apr 10, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Paul Lee waxes hot as the Hotshots build a lead large enough to hold off the Gin Kings in the do-or-die quarterfinal match

CLASICO. Magnolia boots out Ginebra in the playoffs for the second straight conference. Photo from PBA Images

Jalalon records 4x5 game, sees Game 1 loss as wake-up call

Apr 08, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Magnolia guard Jio Jalalon says the Hotshots made adjustments in their game to force a do-or-die quarterfinals match with Barangay Ginebra

THE CYCLONE. Jio Jalalon stars on both ends to help Magnolia live another day. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia wrecks Ginebra to tie up Manila Clasico quarterfinals

Apr 08, 2019 - 6:57 PM

The Hotshots cruise to their biggest win over the Gin Kings behind a 29-point drubbing

HOLDING THE FORT. Ian Sangalang holds his own against Barangay Ginebra's Twin Towers. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra halts late Magnolia rally to take Clasico quarters opener

Apr 06, 2019 - 9:29 PM

Greg Slaughter leads a balanced scoring effort as the Gin Kings dominate the Hotshots

BIG EFFORT. Greg Slaughter posts a double-double to power Ginebra to a 1-0 series lead over Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia sets up Clasico quarters with Ginebra after NLEX rout

Apr 03, 2019 - 6:49 PM

The Hotshots head into a blockbuster showdown early against the Gin Kings in the quarterfinal round

LETHAL. Paul Lee spearheads Magnolia’s early assault. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia quashes Blackwater to boost playoff bid

Mar 22, 2019 - 9:52 PM

The Hotshots lock in on solo 6th place as the Elite end their horrendous campaign at the bottom of the standings

CARRYING THE LOAD. Ian Sangalang puts up another double-double for Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images

Banged up Lee endures pain to steer Magnolia back to playoff race

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:39 AM

The Hotshots improve to 7th place in the team standings behind the shifty guard's work from beyond the arc

NO PAIN, NO GAIN. Paul Lee shrugs off his injury. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia back on track as NorthPort free fall continues

Mar 20, 2019 - 10:05 PM

The Hotshots return to the playoff picture after limiting the Batang Pier to a franchise-low mark

LETHAL WEAPON. Paul Lee comes off the bench on fire to power Magnolia back to the winning column. Photo from PBA Images

Patrimonio passes Iron Man torch to Tenorio

Mar 18, 2019 - 9:54 PM

The Barangay Ginebra guard breaks the PBA legend's long-standing record of most consecutive games played

MUTUAL RESPECT. Alvin Patrimonio (right) salutes LA Patrimonio for his feat. Photos from PBA Images (Tenorio) and Rappler Talk (Patrimonio)

Ginebra nips Magnolia as Tenorio claims PBA Iron Man throne

Mar 17, 2019 - 10:03 PM

The Gin Kings get the job done in overtime as they take another Manila Clasico over the Hotshots

FORMIDABLE. LA Tenorio dethrones Alvin Patrimonio as the PBA's new Iron Man. Photo from PBA Images

Pingris close to PBA comeback for Magnolia

Mar 13, 2019 - 9:21 PM

Sidelined for more than a year, the 37-year-old forward says he's just working on his timing and power before he makes his basketball return

MISSING TIME. Marc Pingris has already missed two whole conferences for Magnolia since he went down with an ACL injury. Photo from PBA Images

Sangalang leads balanced attack as Magnolia gets win run going

Mar 13, 2019 - 7:08 PM

Magnolia bags back-to-back wins for the first time in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup with a demolition of Columbian

BIG THREAT. Ian Sangalang powers Magnolia to its third win in 7 games. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia back in winning form thanks to 'lucky charm'

Mar 09, 2019 - 11:24 PM

The Hotshots notch their second win in 6 games to stay in the hunt for a quarterfinals berth

BACK AT IT. Ian Sangalang and the Magnolia Hotshots rediscover their winning groove. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia rediscovers winning groove in romp of Alaska

Mar 09, 2019 - 9:19 PM

Ian Sangalang and Paul Lee conspire for 44 points, 22 rebounds and 10 assists as the Hotshots bag their second victory

SPARKPLUG. Paul Lee thrives off the bench for the Magnolia Hotshots. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia needs to activate playoff mentality, says Victolero

Mar 07, 2019 - 10:45 AM

Dwelling at the bottom of the standings, the Hotshots must start piling up wins soon to avoid an early exit

MORE TO POLISH. The Magnolia Hotshots should improve on their defensive stops in the endgame, says head coach Chito Victolero. Photo from PBA Images

Perkins proves clutch as Phoenix edges Magnolia to stay No. 1

Mar 06, 2019 - 10:03 PM

The Fuel Masters solidify their place at the top with their eighth win in 9 games

KEY COG. Jason Perkins delivers the goods for the red-hot Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images

CDO hometown hero Jalalon stars in Magnolia breakthrough vs Meralco

Mar 02, 2019 - 8:07 PM

Jio Jalalon takes charge as the Hotshots finally crash into the win column

LOCAL HERO. Jio Jalalon tows Magnolia to victory to thrill his hometown crowd. Photo from PBA Images