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Star trounces NLEX to advance to Governors' Cup semis

Sep 27, 2017 - 12:04 AM

Kristofer Acox plays his fourth game with the Hotshots, leading the scoring with 21 points

LOCKED IN. Star Hotshots is the first team to enter the semifinals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Walker warns teammates: 'We just poked the bear'

Sep 26, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Blackwater Elite's upset of the Meralco Bolts forces a knockout game

WARNING. Blackwater Elite hopes to repeat its upset on the Meralco Bolts. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Meralco Bolts down San Miguel to clinch Govs' Cup top spot

Sep 24, 2017 - 9:34 PM

Meralco overturns a 16-point deficit to finish the eliminations at 9-3

BOLTED. The Meralco Bolts stamped themselves as the top seed heading into the quarterfinals. Photo by PBA Images

Star pushes NLEX out of top 4 race

Sep 24, 2017 - 7:16 PM

The Star Hotshots overcome an early 15-point deficit to close out the elimination round with a victory.

STAR PERFORMANCE. Five players from Star scored in double figures, including Paul Lee with 15 points. Photo by PBA Images

TNT KaTropa dominates Ginebra to secure twice-to-beat

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The TNT Katropa secured their spot in the top 4 and surged to their fourth straight win after toppling the top seed Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.

TWICE TO BEAT. Jayson Castro showed why he is one of the best guards in the league by dropping 28 points and 7 assists. Photo by PBA Images

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters manhandle Blackwater Elite

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:42 PM

Rain or Shine gets the win but falls short of a top 4 spot after TNT defeated Ginebra.

PAINT JOB. Gabe Norwood added 15 points in the win over Blackwater. Photo by PBA Images

Durham drops triple-double to power Meralco over Globalport

Sep 22, 2017 - 10:09 PM

Globalport trims a big deficit to single digits but can't topple the Meralco Bolts

BIG STATS. Allen Durham dropped 22 points, 22 rebounds and 10 assists in the win. Photo by PBA Images

After reaching 5K point club, Pingris jokes: 'Aabot ng 10,000 ‘yan'

Sep 22, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Marc Pingris admits he isn't playing at 100 percent after coming back from a hip injury.

HOTSHOT. Marc Pingris entered the 5,000-point club with his 12-point, 9-rebound, 4-assist outing. Photo by PBA Images

Star demolishes Kia by 47 as Pingris joins 5,000-point club

Sep 22, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Kia ends its conference with a 0-11 record.

HOTSHOTS. Star shot a scintillating 60 percent from the field and outrebounded Kia by 21 boards. Photo by PBA Images

San Miguel Beermen continue bid en route to a quarterfinals berth

Sep 21, 2017 - 12:03 AM

San Miguel solidified their bid for a win-once incentive in the quarterfinals after improving to 7-3 and forced a three-way tie with the Meralco Bolts and the TNT Katropa

SLUGGISH START. Alex Cabangot's charities secured the win for the Beermen. Photo by PBA Images

Alaska's Dela Cruz has played his last PBA game, Hontiveros leans towards retirement too

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:08 PM

Dondon Hontiveros, now 40, may have also played his last game in the league

END OF AN ERA. After 18 years in the league, Tony dela Cruz is retiring from the PBA. Photo by PBA Images

Rain or Shine thrashes Alaska by 30, remains in race for top 4 spot

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Chris Tiu is named Player of the Game with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.

DOWNPOUR. Rain or Shine led by as much as 37 points in the victory over Alaska. Photo by PBA Images

Ex-PBA player Cris Bolado dies in motorcycle accident

Sep 18, 2017 - 3:13 PM

Bolado, an 11-time PBA champion, played in the league from 1994 to 2003.

FINAL RIDE. Cris Bolado, an 11-time PBA champion, died in a motorcycle accident in Cambodia. Photo from Bolado's Facebook

TNT edges Star, Blackwater clinches playoff berth in Govs' Cup

Sep 17, 2017 - 9:53 PM

TNT held off Star to notch their 7th win

EXPLOSIVE. Glen Rice Jr finished with an explosive double-double of 43 points and 19 rebounds in TNT's win. Photo by PBA Images/AFP

Ginebra bests Rain or Shine to grab solo lead in Governors' Cup

Sep 16, 2017 - 9:20 PM

'It was a real grind tonight trying to get that win,' says Ginebra head coach Tim Cone

SOLO LEAD. Raymond Almazan finished with a team-high of 20 points. Photo by PBA Images.

San Miguel Beer avoids upset against Kia, secures quarterfinals spot

Sep 16, 2017 - 6:05 PM

June Mar Fajardo scores 41 points and grabs 17 rebounds in the 118-112 win

MAIN MAN. San Miguel banked on June Mar Fajardo, who dropped 20 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter alone. Photo by PBA Images

Balanced effort tows TNT past NLEX in post-RDO era

Sep 13, 2017 - 9:53 PM

TNT scores a crucial 112 107 victory over the NLEX Road Warriors

GAME-WINNER. Jayson Castro sealed the game for TNT with a triple. Photo by PBA Images

Rain Or Shine holds on for the win, keeps Phoenix reeling

Sep 13, 2017 - 6:48 PM

The Phoenix Fuel Masters fall to their 8th straight loss

OUT OF FUEL. The Fuel Masters pulled to within two in the third quarter but couldn't get the win over Rain or Shine. Photo by PBA Images

Ranidel De Ocampo traded to Meralco in 3-team deal

Sep 11, 2017 - 6:28 PM

TNT acquires Norbert Torres and Justin Chua in the deal

BLOCKBUSTER. Ranidel de Ocampo landed with the Meralco Bolts in the multiplayer 3-team trade. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Allein Maliksi set to be traded to Blackwater from Star - report

Sep 10, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Maliksi and Chris Javier are headed to the Elite while Star gets Bambam Gamalinda and Kyle Pascual

ELITE TRADE. The Elite are living up to their name after attaining Allein Maliks shortly after trading for Chris Ellis. Photo from PBA Images

Durham leads the charge as Meralco stops Star’s endgame rally

Sep 09, 2017 - 7:47 PM

The Meralco Bolts zap the Hotshots in Laguna

TOUGH STRETCH. Star absorbs its third straight loss. Screenshot from Sports 5 livestream

Ginebra pulls away late to beat Blackwater for 7th straight win

Sep 08, 2017 - 9:34 PM

Greg Slaughter had a team high 22 points coupled with 8 rebounds while Justin Brownlee had 17 markers and 13 boards

SEVEN STRAIGHT. Ginebra's fourth quarter rally helped seal the deal for their seventh straight win. Photo by PBA Images/AFP

Alaska holds off GlobalPort late to make it two wins in a row

Sep 08, 2017 - 6:37 PM

After shaking off a lengthy slump the Alaska Aces have now made it two victories in a row

MILK RUN. After defeating the San Miguel Beermen, the Alaska Aces follow it up with a win over GlobalPort. Photo by PBA Images

San Miguel, TNT hold on for victories over Rain Or Shine, Meralco

Sep 06, 2017 - 10:10 PM

The Elasto Painters comeback falls short against the Beermen

BEER RUN. The San Miguel Beermen ended their two-game losing streak with a win over Rain or Shine. Photo by PBA Images

Ginebra continues streak, overcomes rival Star in overtime

Sep 03, 2017 - 10:09 PM

Ginebra has now won 6 straight games to grab the solo lead in the elimination ladder of the season ending conference

OVERTIME. Down 92-95 with 2.5 seconds to go, the Hotshots sent the game into overtime. Photo by PBA Images

NLEX holds off late GlobalPort surge to notch 7th win

Sep 03, 2017 - 6:53 PM

NLEX successfully contained GlobalPort to secure the win

ROAD WARRIOR. Aaron Fuller set the tone for NLEX with a double-double of 33 points and 20 boards. Photo by PBA Images

Alaska tops San Miguel to snap Aces' worst ever losing streak

Sep 02, 2017 - 7:53 PM

Alaska wins its first game since April to snap their 14 game losing streak

SPOILED MILK. Calvin Abueva registered 13 points and 9 rebounds to get the Aces on the board with a victory. Photo by PBA Images

GlobalPort subdues TNT for bounce back win

Sep 01, 2017 - 9:50 PM

TNT refuses to go away in the final quarter but GlobalPort closes the door

GLOBAL WARMING. Sean Anthony scored 21 points in the GlobalPort win. Photo by PBA Images

Blackwater rolls to 4th win after crushing Kia

Sep 01, 2017 - 6:51 PM

Blackwater spoils the debut of Kia s new import Geron Johnson

WINNING WAYS. Blackwater has now won 4 of its last 5 games, while Kia dropped to its 8th straight defeat in the conference. Photo by PBA Images

Ginebra trades Chris Ellis, Dave Marcelo to Blackwater for Art Dela Cruz, Raymond Aguilar - report

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Chris Ellis is expected to get more playing time with Blackwater

TRADED. Chris Ellis is heading to the Blackwater Elite. Photo by PBA Images

Barangay Ginebra trounces Phoenix for 5th straight win

Aug 30, 2017 - 9:35 PM

Ginebra keeps peace with fellow conference leaders Meralco

GIN STREAK. Japeth Aguilar contributed 19 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks in the win. Photo by PBA media

TNT halts Blackwater’s streak with Ray Allen in attendance

Aug 30, 2017 - 7:09 PM

TNT halts Blackwater s franchise best win streak

FULL BARS. Glen Rice Jr throws down a dunk as TNT blasts Blackwater's winning streak. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Sumang posts career-high 32 as Blackwater hangs on to beat NLEX

Aug 18, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Henry Walker also comes through with 29 points 15 rebounds and 6 assists

ELITE PERFORMANCE. Roi Sumang scored 17 of his career-high 32 points in the second quarter to lead the Blackwater offense. Photo by PBA Images

Meralco Bolts come back from double digit deficit to beat Phoenix Fuel Masters

Aug 18, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Allen Durham paces Meralco with 33 points 16 boards and 7 assists

BOLTED. Garvo Lanete goes for two easy points as the Meralco Bolts win without Gilas cadets Baser Amer and Mike Tolomia. Photo by PBA Images

Cyrus Baguio traded to NLEX Road Warriors in 3-team deal

Aug 15, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Cyrus Baguio is set to reunite with coach Yeng Guiao in NLEX

Photos courtesy of PBA Media Bureau

Rain or Shine trades Tolomia for Meralco's Daquioag

Aug 07, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Rain or Shine s dealing continues after it also traded longtime gunner Jeff Chan on Monday

CADETS SWITCH. Mike Tolomia and Ed Daquioag switch places in Rain or Shine-Meralco trade. Photos from PBA Images

Rain or Shine marksman Jeff Chan traded to Phoenix

Aug 07, 2017 - 2:28 PM

UPDATED Chan 33 is reportedly dealt to Phoenix in exchange for Mark Borboran and a 2020 second round draft pick

END OF AN ERA. Jeff Chan, Rain or Shine's longtime veteran sniper, is shipped to Phoenix for Mark Borboran and a 2017 first round draft pick. Photo from PBA Images

Returning Henry Walker instantly helps Blackwater snap losing streak

Aug 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Walker puts up a game high 32 points plus key baskets down the stretch in Blackwater s win over Phoenix

TRIUMPHANT RETURN. Henry Walker, seen here with driving with the ball, returns to the PBA and quickly leads Blackwater to its first win of the 2017 Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco trounces KIA to extend winning run

Aug 06, 2017 - 9:11 PM

Cliff Hodge and Reynel Hugnatan however suffer ankle injuries during the game

4-0. The Bolts remain undefeated after 4 games in the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Blackwater breaks through win column after slipping past Phoenix

Aug 06, 2017 - 7:41 PM

The Elite finally have a breakthrough in their fourth game of the conference

FIRST WIN. Henry Walker powers Blackwater to first win. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra gives NLEX its first heartbreak in PBA Governors' Cup

Aug 05, 2017 - 9:17 PM

Ginebra improves to a 3 1 record while NLEX suffers its first loss against 4 wins

THIRD STRAIGHT. Joe Devance and Barangay Ginebra notch their third consecutive victory. Photo from PBA Images

Fajardo confirms he'll join Gilas in Lebanon but unsure he'll play

Aug 05, 2017 - 5:02 PM

It’s going to be hard but of course I want to play says June Mar Fajardo

BPC RACE. June Mar Fajardo is on pace for another Best Player award. Photo from PBA Images

TNT steals win away from Alaska behind Pogoy’s treys

Aug 04, 2017 - 6:42 PM

TNT KaTropa improves to a 2 1 card while Alaska suffers their 4th straight loss

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San Miguel asserts mastery of TNT in latest rematch

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:27 PM

The Beermen go up 2 0 while the KaTropa fall to 1 1

STILL WINNERS. The San Miguel Beermen, with import Wendell McKines this time, prevails in a rematch of last conference's finals against TNT KaTropa. Photo from PBA Images

Defending champ Ginebra thrashes KIA for second Govs Cup win

Aug 02, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Ginebra goes up 2 1 while KIA remains winless in 4 games

OFF THE BENCH. Greg Slaughter successfully comes off the bench once again as Ginebra routs KIA. Photo from PBA Images

GlobalPort coach Pumaren brushes off sideline scuffle with guard Pringle

Jul 30, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Pumaren is caught on camera having a verbal spat with Pringle during a huddle

PLAYER-COACH SPAT. Stanley Pringle (C) gets into a heated argument with his coach Franz Pumaren during GlobalPort's game against Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

Defending champion Ginebra trounces GlobalPort to enter win column

Jul 30, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Ginebra wins big after dropping its conference opener

COURT GENERAL. LA Tenorio leads Barangay Ginebra to a rout of GlobalPort. Photo from PBA Images

PBA to donate portion of ticket sales to conflict-stricken Marawi City

Jul 30, 2017 - 8:05 PM

General admission tickets will also be sold at a discounted price for the remainder of the Governors Cup elimination round beginning Wednesday August 2

TRIBUTE. The PBA pays tribute to the fallen heroes in Marawi City on Philippine Independence Day 2017. Photo from PBA Images

NLEX rallies past Phoenix to make it 4-0

Jul 30, 2017 - 8:00 PM

NLEX is now 6 0 dating back to last conference

4-0. Carlo Lastimosa scores 14 points as NLEX rolls to a 4-0 record. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: James Yap breaches 10,000 points in PBA career

Jul 29, 2017 - 9:27 PM

Yap becomes the 14th player to join the elite club and the first in 16 years

10,000 POINTS. James Yap receives the game ball as he joins the 10,000-point club. Photo from the PBA's official Twitter/@pbaconnect