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Smith keeps his word, helps Blackwater stay alive

Jul 23, 2019 - 11:25 PM

The former NBA player lives up to his promise as Blackwater drags Rain or Shine to a do-or-die match in their quarterfinals series

NOT THIS TIME. Greg Smith and Blackwater deny Rain or Shine from reaching the semifinals. Photo from PBA Images


Smith bounces back as Blackwater forces Rain or Shine to sudden death

Jul 23, 2019 - 9:39 PM

The Elite protect their lead down the stretch this time to take Game 2 of the best-of-three quarterfinals duel

BREAKTHROUGH. Greg Smith will not end the conference for Blackwater without a win. Photo from PBA Images


Christmas eyes PBA comeback after winless stint with Magnolia

Jul 23, 2019 - 8:59 PM

Rakeem Christmas sees action for Magnolia in just 3 games at the Commissioner's Cup, all of which ended in a loss

HIATUS. Rakeem Christmas admits not playing organized basketball for more than a year affected his game. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra blows out Magnolia to punch semis ticket

Jul 23, 2019 - 6:57 PM

A blistering third-quarter surge is what the Gin Kings needed to sweep the best-of-three series and exact revenge on the Hotshots

TOUGH LUCK. Rakeem Christmas ends his PBA campaign winless in 3 games. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix disappointed Abueva played in 'ligang labas,' to impose fine

Jul 22, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Calvin Abueva is seen playing in a barangay league in Montalban, Rizal

SUSPENDED. It is still unknown when Calvin Abueva will see action in the PBA again. Photo from PBA Images


LOOK: Abueva seen playing in barangay league

Jul 22, 2019 - 6:51 PM

Calvin Abueva has not played in the PBA for almost two months since he was slapped an indefinite suspension

BIG LOSS. Phoenix is obviously missing the presence of Calvin Abueva as it missed the playoffs for the first time since acquiring him. Photo from PBA Images


Romeo loses cool vs NorthPort, vows to keep emotions in check

Jul 22, 2019 - 12:03 AM

Terrence Romeo says he has no problems with physicality in games, but acknowledges he should learn not to engage in heated exchanges

GUTSY WIN. Terrence Romeo and San Miguel stay alive in the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images


Cruz gets under Jones' skin, helps Alaska stay alive vs favored TNT

Jul 21, 2019 - 10:36 PM

Carl Bryan Cruz and the Aces limit Terrence Jones to his second lowest scoring and lowest rebounding outputs in the PBA

ALL OUT. With Alaska on the verge of reaching the semifinals, Carl Bryan Cruz says he is willing to give his all. Photo from PBA Images


McCullough catches fire late as San Miguel drags NorthPort to KO match

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:31 PM

The Beermen arrest a monumental meltdown by shutting the door on the Batang Pier in the final 6 minutes

RELIBLE IMPORT. Chris McCullough delivers another win for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska shocks TNT with 36-point obliteration, forces do-or-die

Jul 21, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Considered heavy underdogs against the twice-to-beat KaTropa, the Aces prove they are no pushovers to keep their semifinals bid alive

KEY COG. Diamon Simpson continues to be a steady presence for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Brownlee wary of Magnolia fightback as Ginebra takes Game 1

Jul 20, 2019 - 11:11 PM

As history suggests, Magnolia can be extremely dangerous coming off a defeat, especially when Ginebra is on the other side

CLASICO SHOWDOWN. Justin Brownlee knows it will not be easy for Barangay Ginebra to close out Magnolia in their best-of-three quarterfinals duel. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia limits Brownlee, but Ginebra pulls through in Game 1

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:15 PM

The Gin Kings take the opener of the best-of-three quarterfinals series by keeping the Hotshots scoreless in the last two minutes

MAIDEN. Stanley Pringle earns his first playoff win as a member of Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Nambatac embracing go-to guy role for Rain or Shine

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Rey Nambatac stars in several key plays as Rain or Shine trumps Blackwater in Game 1 of the quarterfinals

CLUTCH. Rey Nambatac does not shy away from the biggest moments. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine draws first blood vs Blackwater behind Nambatac winner

Jul 20, 2019 - 7:07 PM

The Elasto Painters storm back from 8 points down in the final two minutes to take Game 1 of their best-of-three quarterfinals duel against the Elite

SUPRISE, SURPRISE. No. 6 Rain or Shine stuns No. 3 Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images


Manuel, Alaska go through eye of the needle to reach playoffs

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Coming off a five-game skid and wasting numerous chances to advance to the quarterfinals, Vic Manuel and Alaska finally pull through

HARD-PRESSED. Vic Manuel and Alaska need to prepare hard with TNT, the hottest team in the PBA right now, waiting in the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska edges out Meralco in OT thriller to seize last playoff berth

Jul 19, 2019 - 9:55 PM

Behind Chris Banchero, Vic Manuel, and Diamon Simpson, Alaska advances to the next round against TNT

END OF THE ROAD. Chris Newsome and Meralco are denied a ticket to the quarterfinals by Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Christmas putting quiet PBA debut behind as Ginebra awaits in playoffs

Jul 17, 2019 - 11:41 PM

Rakeem Christmas will have his hands full in his next PBA game as he faces reigning Best Import Justin Brownlee and defending champion Barangay Ginebra

ADJUSTMENT PERIOD. Rakeem Christmas will have to fast-track his adjustment to the Magnolia system entering the quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images


TNT seals No. 1 spot, deals new-look Magnolia 4th straight loss

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:43 PM

Best Import award frontrunner Terrence Jones delivers a near triple-double performance to catapult the KaTropa to their eighth straight victory

RUNNING HOT. Terrence Jones and TNT extend their winning streak. Photo from PBA Images


Delroy James breathes life to Meralco's playoff hopes

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:05 PM

Delroy James earns his first PBA win to help Meralco set up a playoff date with Alaska for the last quarterfinals berth

ONE MORE MATCH. Delroy James to extends his PBA stint with Meralco. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco stuns San Miguel to stay alive in playoff race

Jul 17, 2019 - 7:19 PM

Import Delroy James carries the scoring cudgels down the stretch as Meralco sets up a playoff date with Alaska for the last quarterfinal berth

KEY COGS. Chris Newsome and Brian Faundo provide timely contributions for Meralco Photo from PBA Images


'Not good news' for Ginebra as San Miguel or Magnolia awaits

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:59 PM

Barangay Ginebra braces for a grueling quarterfinals against either San Miguel or Magnolia – teams that won a championship in the last two conferences

WAXING HOT. Justin Brownlee heads into the playoff coming off a scorching 50-point performance. Photo from PBA Images


Brownlee erupts for 50 as Ginebra survives Columbian in OT

Jul 14, 2019 - 9:39 PM

Justin Brownlee raises his game to another level as the Gin Kings head into the playoffs as the No. 4 seed

CLUTCH. Stanley Pringle comes through in crunchtime for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


With Alaska still in control of playoff bid, Compton says 'honor the game'

Jul 14, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Alaska still has a shot at reaching the quarterfinals, but it needs to get past Phoenix or Meralco in the playoffs

BREAKTHROUGH. Diamon Simpson seeks for his first win with Alaska in the Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Blackwater seals No. 3 seed, denies Alaska playoff seat

Jul 14, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Ray Parks finishes with a near triple-double, while bench guys Roi Sumang and Rabeh Al-Hussaini come up clutch for the Elite

CLUTCH. Roi Sumang delivers anew for Blackwater down the stretch. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel nips Rain or Shine in CDO to punch playoff ticket

Jul 13, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Import Chris McCullough and June Mar Fajardo take over down the stretch as the Beermen tally their third straight win

BACK TO THE PLAYOFFS. June Mar Fajardo and San Miguel won't go on an early vacation. Photo from PBA Images


Chasing happiness: Gab Banal proves PBA not end-all, be-all

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:09 PM

For journeyman Gab Banal, his long list of duties is enough proof that hoop dreams don’t begin and end with the big league

NOTHING TO PROVE. Gab Banal says his basketball experience has been ‘very rich.’ Photo from PBA Images

Bolick boosts NorthPort bid for No. 1: 'I just want to win'

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:04 AM

Robert Bolick comes up clutch anew with a game-winner as NorthPort heads into the quarterfinals with a winning attitude

WIN ONCE. Robert Bolick and NorthPort will enjoy a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images


Bolick saves the day as NorthPort sinks Meralco

Jul 12, 2019 - 10:08 PM

The Batang Pier end the elimination round with a 9-2 record and could head into the quarterfinals as the No. 1 team

ICE IN HIS VEINS. Robert Bolick comes up clutch for NorthPort again. Photo from PBA Images


Guiao rips officiating as NLEX narrowly escapes

Jul 12, 2019 - 9:11 PM

Ejected for the nth time, Yeng Guiao says they 'survived a badly officiated game' against Phoenix

SILVER LINING. Yeng Guiao and NLEX head into the season-ending Governors' Cup with a win. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX escapes to put Phoenix in peril of missing playoffs

Jul 12, 2019 - 7:22 PM

The Road Warriors almost squander a 20-point lead but survive to finish their Commissioner's Cup campaign on a winning note

WIN AGAIN. Olu Ashaolu helps NLEX return to the winning track. Photo from PBA Images


Arwind says San Miguel also not keen on facing Ginebra in playoffs

Jul 10, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Arwind Santos says he'd rather have the Beermen tangle with the Gin Kings in the finals of the PBA Commissioner's Cup

IN THE RUNNING. Arwind Santos and San Miguel are back in the playoff picture after back-to-back wins. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel crushes Phoenix to return to playoff picture

Jul 10, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Behind Chris McCullough, the Beermen continue their late push for the quarterfinals as they leapt from 9th to 7th place in the team standings

WALKING BUCKET. Chris McCullough impresses anew for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Montgomery does enough for Rain or Shine as Bowles replacement

Jul 10, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Carl Montgomery holds his own in his PBA debut as Rain or Shine bolsters its playoff hopes

STAND-IN. Carl Montgomery helps Rain or Shine remain relevant in the playoff race. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine boosts playoff bid with escape over Magnolia

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:01 PM

The Elasto Painters pick up their second straight win, while the Hotshots absorb their third straight loss

WINNING DEBUT. Carl Montgomery debuts for Rain or Shine as a replacement for Denzel Bowles. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra trying to avoid San Miguel in playoffs, says Cone

Jul 08, 2019 - 8:48 AM

Tim Cone says San Miguel is 'good enough to beat anybody under any circumstances' even with its slow start in the PBA Commissioner's Cup

RIVALS. Barangay Ginebra dethroned San Miguel the last time they faced each other in the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images


Like Mike: Cone compares Brownlee to Jordan in Clasico explosion

Jul 07, 2019 - 11:11 PM

Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee puts on a scoring clinic against Magnolia and almost finishes with a triple-double

BEST IMPORT. Justin Brownlee dazzles as Barangay Ginebra punches playoff ticket. Photo from PBA Images


Brownlee waxes hot as Ginebra frustrates Magnolia in Manila Clasico

Jul 07, 2019 - 9:39 PM

Justin Brownlee resets his career-high in points as Barangay Ginebra bucks a lethargic start to punch its playoff ticket

STAN THE MAN. Stanley Pringle and Barangay Ginebra turn back Magnolia with a fiery second-half showing. Photo from PBA Images


Jones reciprocates teammates' trust as TNT seals playoff bonus

Jul 07, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Terrence Jones becomes the first TNT player in franchise history with 3 triple-doubles in the same conference since 1998

TEAM TO BEAT. Terrence Jones and TNT continue to wreak havoc in the PBA, clinching their ninth win in 10 games. Photo from PBA Images


TNT locks twice-to-beat bonus with romp of Blackwater

Jul 07, 2019 - 6:59 PM

Terrence Jones collects his second straight triple-double and third overall as he continues to solidify his case for the Best Import award

BEAST. TNT import Terrence Jones proves too much for Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images


Bowles felt 'something cracked in his knee'

Jul 06, 2019 - 10:57 PM

Denzel Bowles will 'most probably' be out for the PBA Commissioner's Cup after hurting his knee, says Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia

INJURED. Denzel Bowles provides an early lift to help Rain or Shine clinch its fourth win. Photo from PBA Images


Bowles exits with knee injury, but Rain or Shine escapes Alaska

Jul 06, 2019 - 9:22 PM

Locals step up big for the Elasto Painters as import Denzel Bowles suffers a knee injury in the first half

WIN AGAIN. Denzel Bowles and Rain or Shine rediscover their winning groove. Photo from PBA Images


Returning Celda comes up clutch for win-hungry Columbian

Jul 06, 2019 - 8:44 PM

Reden Celda comes back from a hip injury and delivers the game-winner as the Dyip remain in the playoff hunt

BACK WITH FLAIR. Reden Celda returns and gives Columbian a much-needed boost in the PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Columbian stuns Phoenix to keep playoff fire burning

Jul 06, 2019 - 7:03 PM

The Dyip pull off crucial plays on both ends of the floor to prevent the Fuel Masters from claiming a third straight win

PESKY DYIP. Lester Prosper and Columbian continue to play spoiler in the standings. Photo from PBA Images


New San Miguel import McCullough introduces self to PBA in fashion

Jul 05, 2019 - 11:52 PM

Chris McCullough almost reaches the half-century mark as San Miguel gets back on track for a playoff berth

SCORING MACHINE. Chris McCullough flaunts his offensive prowess in his PBA debut. Photo from PBA Images


McCullough dominates as San Miguel revives playoff campaign

Jul 05, 2019 - 9:44 PM

Replacing former Best Import Charles Rhodes, Chris McCullough does not disappoint in his PBA debut

ANOTHER LEVEL. Chris McCullough has himself a rousing PBA debut for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Motivated Sumang propels Blackwater to playoffs

Jul 05, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Roi Sumang says being a father changed his life and how he plays the game

MAIDEN. Roi Sumang and Blackwater are through to the Commissioner's Cup playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Photo from PBA Images


Blackwater through to playoffs after OT win over Magnolia

Jul 05, 2019 - 7:26 PM

The Elite stop a two-game slide and prevent the Hotshots from extending their winning run to 6 games

BACK ON TRACK. Ray Parks and Blackwater return to the winning column. Photo from PBA Images


Caloy believes Rain or Shine can still turn campaign around

Jul 04, 2019 - 12:09 AM

Coach Caloy Garcia says Rain or Shine locals should play consistently to be able to help import Denzel Bowles

BACKS AGAINST THE WALL. Rain or Shine faces 3 must-win games in order to advance to the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images


Jones triple-double powers TNT romp of Rain or Shine

Jul 03, 2019 - 9:48 PM

Terrence Jones links up with Roger Pogoy and Jayson Castro as the KaTropa solidify their hold of the No. 1 ranking

BEAST. Terrence Jones continues to make a strong case for the Best Import award. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel import says PH has best fried chicken

Jul 03, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Before he gets a taste of PBA action, former NBA player Chris McCullough can't help but rave about the country's fast food chicken

NEW GUY. Chris McCullough looks to help save San Miguel in its bid to reach the playoffs of the PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from McCullough's Twitter account (@brisskuno)