PBA Commissioner’s Cup 2018 - updates

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Tim Cone didn't imagine Mark Caguioa to be like this

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:35 AM

The PBA's winningest coach says the former league MVP's unselfishness sets the tone for the Gin Kings, who have won 3 titles in the last 6 conferences

PILING IT UP. Mark Caguioa has now won 7 PBA titles in his storied 17-year career. Photo from PBA Images


Twitter erupts as Barangay Ginebra reigns supreme

Aug 08, 2018 - 10:28 PM

Social media users congratulate the new champions for winning their first PBA Commissioner's Cup title in 21 years

HIGHLIGHTS: PBA Finals 2018 Game 6 - Barangay Ginebra vs San Miguel Beermen

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates on the game starting 7 pm on Wednesday, August 8, at the Mall of Asia Arena

On the verge of losing PBA finals, Santos cites 'Beeracle'

Aug 06, 2018 - 3:13 PM

San Miguel teeters on the brink of losing its first championship series following a perfect 6-of-6 run in the finals of the last 10 conferences

REDEMPTION. Arwind Santos is expecting the Beermen to strike back as they trail 2-3 in the best-of-7 Commissioner's Cup finals against Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Cone: Scottie Thompson 'reminds me of Westbrook'

Aug 06, 2018 - 8:27 AM

The 3-year guard showcases his scoring prowess as Barangay Ginebra gains a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 Commissioner's Cup finals

SCORING CHOPS. Scottie Thompson makes the biggest buckets down the stretch as Ginebra moves a win closer to dethroning San Miguel as Commissioner's Cup kings. Photo from PBA Images


Balkman on Game 5 loss: 'We didn't lose that game'

Aug 06, 2018 - 7:53 AM

San Miguel squandered a 5-point lead down the stretch in Game 5 as Barangay Ginebra seized a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 finals series

NOT OUT YET. Renaldo Balkman says people should not count San Miguel out even with Barangay Ginebra holding a 3-2 lead in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Thompson proves clutch as Ginebra nips San Miguel in Game 5

Aug 05, 2018 - 9:09 PM

The do-it-all guard finishes with a game-high 20 points and sinks the biggest buckets down the stretch

HIGHLIGHTS: PBA Finals 2018 Game 5 - Barangay Ginebra vs San Miguel Beermen

Aug 05, 2018 - 7:07 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates on the game starting 6:30 pm on Sunday, August 5, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

On night of milestones, Fajardo still eyes biggest prize

Aug 04, 2018 - 4:31 PM

'The Kraken' wants more after adding another Best Player of the Conference award to his collection and joining the 5,000-point club

NO HAPPY ENDING. June Mar Fajardo's night of winning his 7th Best Player of the Conference award and joining the 5,000-point club did not have a happy ending. Photo from PBA Images


Tim Cone: No finals series as 'strange' as San Miguel-Ginebra

Aug 04, 2018 - 8:20 AM

The first 4 games of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals have been decided by an average of 30.3 points

BOUNCE BACK. Tim Cone and his Barangay Ginebra even the best-of-7 affair with a 130-100 win over San Miguel in Game 4. Photo from PBA Images


Joe Devance downplays shoving incident with Renaldo Balkman

Aug 03, 2018 - 11:28 PM

The Barangay Ginebra forward says he's sure there are no 'hard feelings' between him and the San Miguel import

KEY COG. Joe Devance puts up 18 points and 5 rebounds as Barangay Ginebra ties the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals at 2-2. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra evens PBA Finals with Game 4 thrashing of San Miguel

Aug 03, 2018 - 9:21 PM

Justin Brownlee stars for the Gin Kings with a near triple-double of 37 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 blocks and two steals

TOWERING PRESENCE. Greg Slaughter finishes with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: PBA Finals 2018 Game 4 - Barangay Ginebra vs San Miguel Beermen

Aug 03, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates on the game starting 7 pm on Friday, August 3, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

Lost and embarrassed Ginebra needs to find an answer

Aug 02, 2018 - 9:40 PM

It’s starting to feel like Ginebra needs a perfect game to stay alive against San Miguel Beer

LOADED. The Beermen have proven to be too good and too deep for the Gin Kings in the PBA finals. Photo from PBA Images

Balkman break: SMB import gives back to Pinoy kids

Aug 02, 2018 - 3:02 PM

The Puerto Rican import plans to take a break from the heated 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals to visit the Alay Pag-asa Christian Foundation

SPREADING THE LOVE. Renaldo Balkman says he wants to give children something he did not have before. Photo from PBA Images


Jawo: Ginebra 'uptight' in another PBA finals blowout loss

Aug 02, 2018 - 9:59 AM

'The Living Legend' had plenty to say after his former team absorbed a 38-point beating from San Miguel in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals

BLOWOUT. Present in the last two games of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals, Robert Jaworski saw former team Barangay Ginebra beaten by an average of 33.0 points. Photo from PBA Images


Arwind Santos feels the love amid Ginebra boos

Aug 02, 2018 - 9:07 AM

The former league MVP has been the subject of ire of the Gin Kings' die-hard hopefuls in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals

PESKY. Arwind Santos helps San Miguel deal Barangay Ginebra a 38-point beating with 11 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals. Photo from PBA Images


Chris Ross relishes reverse LeBron James moment

Aug 01, 2018 - 11:52 PM

The do-it-all guard unusually dons a headband to cover a forehead wound but sinks 7 treys to help San Miguel destroy Barangay Ginebra in Game 3

RESILIENT. Not even a forehead cut could prevent a headband-clad Chris Ross from powering San Miguel to a 38-point rout of Barangay Ginebra in Game 3 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc


Ross explodes from deep as San Miguel buries Ginebra by 38 in Game 3

Aug 01, 2018 - 9:20 PM

The Beermen have won the last two games by an average of 33 points after dropping the opener by 28 points

Chris Ross bounces back from his ejection in Game 2 with a Game 3 explosion. File photo


HIGHLIGHTS: PBA Finals 2018 Game 3 - Barangay Ginebra vs San Miguel Beermen

Aug 01, 2018 - 12:02 AM

Bookmark this page to get updates on the game starting 7 pm on Wednesday, August 1, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

PBA summons Arwind Santos, Renaldo Balkman

Jul 30, 2018 - 8:35 PM

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial will talk to the San Miguel teammates for the late-game altercations in Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals

EJECTED. Arwind Santos questioned the disqualifying foul slapped on him in San Miguel's Game 2 win over Barangay Ginebra in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Last thing Brownlee expects in PBA Finals is another blowout

Jul 30, 2018 - 4:53 PM

The import is bracing for tougher duels between Barangay Ginebra and San Miguel after the first two games ended with a combined margin of 53 points

BOUNCE BACK. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra aim for a bounce back game after absorbing a 25-point beating in Game 2 against San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra's Tim Cone expects 'chippier' battle as PBA finals progresses

Jul 30, 2018 - 2:25 PM

San Miguel's series-tying Game 2 win saw two players ejected and 3 technical fouls called in the 4th quarter alone

NO LOVE LOST. Barangay Ginebra and San Miguel may be sister teams but Tim Cone says there is no love lost between the two. Photo from PBA Images


Arwind Santos questions ejection for hit on Scottie Thompson

Jul 29, 2018 - 11:52 PM

The Beermen forward gets slapped with a disqualifying foul for elbowing the Gin Kings guard in the torso

KEY COG. Arwind Santos chalks up 14 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and two steals before his ejection. File photo from PBA Images


Ross on techs that led to ejection: 'I don't think I deserve them'

Jul 29, 2018 - 11:29 PM

Chris Ross gets slapped with two technical fouls in a span of 15 seconds in Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals

EJECTED. Chris Ross finishes with 5 assists, 3 rebounds and two steals. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel rides Cabagnot's hot hand to blast Ginebra in Game 2

Jul 29, 2018 - 8:50 PM

The Beermen bounce back from a 28-point Game 1 drubbing to equalize the best-of-7 PBA finals series


HIGHLIGHTS: PBA Finals 2018 Game 2 - Barangay Ginebra vs San Miguel Beermen

Jul 29, 2018 - 7:06 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates on the game starting 6:30 pm on Sunday, July 29, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

Silver lining: Standhardinger stands out in SMB blowout loss

Jul 28, 2018 - 3:22 PM

San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria says his prized rookie is ready to take on heavier minutes in the best-of-7 championship series

DOWN THE DRAIN. Christian Standhardinger' career-best 26 points goes for naught in San Miguel's 99-127 Game 1 loss to Barangay Ginebra in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Tim Cone least surprised as Devance notches milestone

Jul 28, 2018 - 11:34 AM

The Ginebra coach heaps praise on Joe Devance as the reliable veteran joins the 500 triples made club

DO-IT-ALL. Joe Devance scatters 20 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 3 steals in Barangay Ginebra's 127-99 Game 1 win over the San Miguel Beermen in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


LA Tenorio all praise for red-hot Brownlee

Jul 28, 2018 - 9:22 AM

The Barangay Ginebra point guard says Justin Brownlee is the best import he's ever played with in the PBA

UNSTOPPABLE. Justin Brownlee powers Barangay Ginebra to a rousing 127-99 romp of the San Miguel Beermen in Game 1 of 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Brownlee plays near-perfect game as Ginebra thwarts San Miguel in Game 1

Jul 27, 2018 - 9:52 PM

(UPDATED) Justin Brownlee finishes with 42 points, 9 assists, 7 rebounds and two blocks for the Gin Kings


HIGHLIGHTS: PBA Finals 2018 Game 1 - Barangay Ginebra vs San Miguel Beermen

Jul 27, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates on the game starting 7 pm on Friday, July 27, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

Tim Cone, Ginebra brace for dogfight vs 'GOAT' San Miguel

Jul 27, 2018 - 12:01 PM

The PBA's winningest tactician considers this batch of Beermen as the greatest of all time

DOGFIGHT. Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone is expecting a long series against the San Miguel Beermen in their best-of-7 series for the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup championship. Photo from PBA Images


SMC teams: Just flat out way better

Jul 26, 2018 - 1:05 PM

Both San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra finished outside the top 4 in the eliminations, yet here they are in the PBA finals

SMC SUPREMACY. Arwind Santos’ San Miguel Beer and Justin Brownlee’s Barangay Ginebra clash in a PBA title series that underscores yet again the SMC group’s league dominance. Photo by PBA Images

Wright all riled up over technical foul

Jun 20, 2018 - 8:33 PM

The Phoenix guard expresses disappointment over the officiating after picking up a foul despite getting clotheslined by Malcolm White

UNFAIR. Matthew Wright believes that the league should do something about Malcolm White's behavior during the game. Photo by PBA Images

FIBA suspends Kiefer Ravena for 18 months after testing positive for banned substances

May 28, 2018 - 6:38 PM

The NLEX Road Warriors rookie says he took a pre-workout drink that can be bought over the counter

SUSPENDED. Kiefer Ravena. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Get to know the PBA Commissioner's Cup imports

Apr 20, 2018 - 8:04 PM

Barangay Ginebra taps new import Charles Garcia as five former reinforcements return for the mid-season conference

IMPORTS. Meralco Bolts' Arinze Onuaku is one of the 12 PBA imports that will see action in the 2018 Commissioner's Cup. File photo from PBA Media Bureau