PBA Commissioner' Cup 2019 - updates

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San Miguel back in the finals with Game 4 win over Rain or Shine

Aug 02, 2019 - 9:48 PM

The Beermen roar back from another double-digit deficit to punch their ticket to the finals for the second straight conference

ON TO THE NEXT. Chris McCullough and San Miguel deny Rain or Shine a winner-take-all match. Photo from PBA Images


TNT too hot to handle for Ginebra, ends finals drought

Aug 01, 2019 - 9:34 PM

Terrence Jones collects his fifth triple-double of the conference and receives sufficient help from the locals as the KaTropa finish off the Gin Kings in 4 games

DROUGHT OVER. Terrence Jones and TNT deny LA Tenorio and Barangay Ginebra's bid for a second straight championship in the PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine survives McCullough career night to avert San Miguel sweep

Jul 31, 2019 - 9:46 PM

The Elasto Painters shave their series deficit in the best-of-five semifinals to 1-2 despite squandering another huge lead

NOT DONE YET. Javee Mocon and Rain or Shine stay alive. Photo from PBA Images


No sweep: Ginebra staves off elimination vs TNT in Game 3

Jul 30, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Justin Brownlee turns on the switch in the endgame as the Gin Kings shave their deficit in the best-of-five semifinals duel to 1-2

ANOTHER DAY. Stanley Pringle and Ginebra stay alive. Photo from PBA Images


Ross on fire as San Miguel stuns Rain or Shine in 41-point turnaround

Jul 29, 2019 - 9:32 PM

The Beermen gain a 2-0 lead over the Elasto Painters in their best-of-five semifinals series after storming back from down 29 points

MARKSMAN. Chris Ross fires from all cylinders for a career-high in three-pointers made. Photo from PBA Images


TNT a win away from finals, pushes Ginebra to brink

Jul 28, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Terrence Jones collects his fourth triple-double for the KaTropa, who last reached the finals two years ago

BACK-TO-BACK. Terrence Jones and TNT assert their mastery over Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


TNT clamps down on Brownlee late to survive Ginebra in Game 1

Jul 26, 2019 - 9:40 PM

The KaTropa limit reigning Best Import of the Conference Justin Brownlee to a single point in the final quarter to draw first blood in the semifinals

BEST IMPORT CONTENDER. Terrence Jones comes up clutch for TNT anew with two big buckets down the stretch. Photo from PBA Images


Nambatac clutch again, propels Rain or Shine over Blackwater to semis

Jul 25, 2019 - 9:36 PM

Rain or Shine completes the semifinals cast and will face San Miguel in a best-of-five series

BATTLE-TESTED. Rain or Shine displays the experience it gained from countless trips in the playoffs to overcome Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel survives twice-to-beat NorthPort to reach semis

Jul 24, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The Beermen waste a 16-point lead but execute the right plays in the endgame to advance to the next round

ON TO THE NEXT. June Mar Fajardo and San Miguel won't be heading for a vacation anytime soon. 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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)


Elorde, Bolick take over late as NorthPort survives Columbian

Jul 03, 2019 - 7:21 PM

Nico Elorde buries 3 big three-pointers down the stretch, while Robert Bolick scores the game-winning layup as the Batang Pier pick up their eighth win

BREAKS OF THE GAME. CJ Perez and Columbian fall short in their bid to upset NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra rains 3-pointers late to topple pesky Alaska

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:59 PM

Justin Brownlee, Stanley Pringle, LA Tenorio, and Japeth Aguilar all breach the 20-point mark as the Gin Kings bounce back from a loss

ACROSS THE BOARD. Justin Brownlee flirts with a triple-double in a win for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Columbian adds to San Miguel misery with OT escape

Jun 30, 2019 - 7:23 PM

Lester Prosper and CJ Perez conspire as the Dyip deal the Beermen their fifth loss in 7 outings

ANOTHER LOSS. Charles Rhodes and San Miguel continue to struggle. Photo from PBA Images


Barroca dazzles in Zamboanga as streaking Magnolia blasts Meralco

Jun 29, 2019 - 7:48 PM

Mark Barroca fires a team-high in points to help the Hotshots earn their fifth straight win in dominant fashion

TOWN PRIDE. Mark Barroca gives a basketball treat to his townsmen in Zamboanga City. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra star Brownlee blames self despite 4th-quarter outburst

Jun 28, 2019 - 11:07 PM

Justin Brownlee goes hard on himself even after scoring all but one of Ginebra's 22 points in the final period

SCORING OUTBURST. Justin Brownlee admits he needs to get more of his Ginebra teammates involved. Photo from PBA Images

Wright, Phoenix down Ginebra off 45-point 3rd-quarter blast

Jun 28, 2019 - 9:57 PM

Despite coach Louie Alas' ejection, the Fuel Masters sustain their second-half tear against the Kings

UPPERHAND. Matthew Wright and the Fuel Masters get the better of Stanley Pringle and the Kings. Photo from PBA Images

Ashaolu turns heads in debut as NLEX averts disaster for 2nd win

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Proving coach Yeng Guiao wrong, Olu Ashaolu drops all-around numbers in his first game with the Road Warriors

WORKHORSE. Olu Ashaolu quickly delivers the goods for the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo from PBA Images

Streaking Magnolia punishes San Miguel with 36-point romp

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:00 PM

James Farr, Jio Jalalon and Mark Barroca show the way as the Hotshots earn their fourth straight win

KEY COG. James Farr continues to prove he is a perfect fit for Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix ends NorthPort streak behind hot-shooting Wright

Jun 26, 2019 - 7:21 PM

Matthew Wright finds his range as the Fuel Masters regain their winning ways

GUNNER. Matthew Wright scorches hot for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra gives NLEX sound beating as Pringle debuts

Jun 23, 2019 - 9:53 PM

Seeing action for the first time since his trade from NorthPort, Stanley Pringle conspires with Justin Brownlee in the dominant win

NEW KING. Stanley Pringle debuts for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine ends Columbian curse in OT thriller

Jun 23, 2019 - 7:34 PM

Winless to the Dyip since the Philippine Cup last year, the Elasto Painters get over the hump behind Denzel Bowles and Rey Nambatac

BACK ON TRACK. Rain or Shine snaps a four-game skid to Columbian. Photo from PBA Images


Pingris returns as Magnolia escapes Phoenix to extend winning streak

Jun 22, 2019 - 9:31 PM

Paul Lee and import James Farr rise to the occasion to give the Hotshots their third straight win

FIERY. Paul Lee and Magnolia maintain their hot streak after starting the conference on the wrong foot. Photo from PBA Images


Retooled NorthPort preys on import-less Blackwater for share of lead

Jun 22, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Bolstered by 3 former Barangay Ginebra standouts acquired from the Stanley Pringle trade, NorthPort ties TNT at the top of the standings

DO-IT-ALL. Robert Bolick flirts with a triple-double for NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel rides Cabagnot's hot hands to thwart Alaska

Jun 21, 2019 - 10:00 PM

San Miguel redeems itself from a heartbreaking overtime loss to Barangay Ginebra for its second win in 5 games

BACK ON TRACK. Alex Cabagnot and San Miguel return to the winning column. Photo from PBA Images


Castro return boosts TNT in comeback win over Columbian

Jun 21, 2019 - 7:02 PM

Also drawing a prolific performance from Terrence Jones, the KaTropa notch their seventh win in 8 games to gain solo lead

BACK IN ACTION. Jayson Castro returns from a one-game absence for TNT and delivers. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX ends dry spell, zaps Meralco for maiden win

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:53 PM

After dropping their first 6 games of the conference, the Road Warriors bank on Tony Mitchell and Jericho Cruz to keep their playoff bid running

BREAKTHROUGH. Tony Mitchell gets his first win as a member of the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo from PBA Images


Fresh off Pringle trade, NorthPort rallies from 25 down to stun Rain or Shine

Jun 19, 2019 - 7:23 PM

NorthPort ties TNT on top after clinching its third straight win and sixth overall in 7 games

CLUTCH. Mo Tautuaa records a career-high in points and hits big baskets down the stretch. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra escapes in OT to frustrate San Miguel

Jun 16, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Justin Brownlee plays all 53 minutes and delivers across the board as the Gin Kings even their record after back-to-back losses

IRON MAN. Justin Brownlee displays his impressive endurance. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia wins back-to-back as Columbian crashes anew

Jun 16, 2019 - 7:05 PM

The trio of Ian Sangalang, James Farr, and Paul Lee combine for 65 points to power the Magnolia Hotshots to a winning streak

LETHAL WEAPON. Paul Lee comes off the bench and delivers on the offensive end. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix arrests slide, halts Alaska winning streak

Jun 15, 2019 - 9:32 PM

Richard Howell delivers a monster double-double, while Justin Chua hits the biggest buckets down the stretch as the Fuel Masters snap a three-game skid

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Richard Howell delivers on both ends for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


Jones resets career-high as TNT zaps Meralco for solo lead

Jun 15, 2019 - 6:58 PM

Terrence Jones explodes for a new PBA career-high in points to power a KaTropa side missing star guard Jayson Castro

SCORING MACHINE. Terrence Jones delivers the goods for TNT. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia cracks winning column against struggling NLEX

Jun 14, 2019 - 9:17 PM

Jericho Cruz debuts as Yeng Guiao returns for the Road Warriors, but the Hotshots still prevail

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. James Farr frolicks in the paint for Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images