PBA Governors' Cup 2018 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on PBA Governors' Cup 2018

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Alex Compton, Alaska fall short once more of grand prize

Dec 20, 2018 - 5:13 PM

The 44-year-old mentor has now lost 5 straight PBA finals, a new PBA record for successive championship defeats

MOVING FORWARD. Alex Compton tries to stick to the positive of having a better campaign this year compared to last season. Photo from PBA Images


3 years since PBA heartbreak, Romeo Travis basks in championship glory

Dec 20, 2018 - 3:27 PM

The 34-year-old completes his redemption campaign by leading Magnolia to the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup title

REDEMPTION. Romeo Travis gets it done this time after getting swept in the finals in 2015. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia clobbers Alaska to snap 4-year PBA title drought

Dec 19, 2018 - 9:23 PM

The Hotshots finish off the Aces in 6 games to crown themselves the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup champions

DOMINANT. Magnolia closes out the title series against Alaska in blowout fashion. Photo from PBA Images


Same spot, same result: Paul Lee breaks Alaska's heart all over again

Dec 15, 2018 - 3:29 PM

The newly crowned Best Player of the Conference hits a game-winner versus the Aces in the PBA finals again two years later

CRUNCHMAN. Paul Lee and Magnolia move on the cusp of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup title. Photo from PBA Images


Ian Sangalang finds perfect time for breakout game

Dec 15, 2018 - 11:26 AM

Only one win separates Magnolia from its first PBA title since 2014, thanks largely to the five-year big man's timely offensive eruption

TIMELY. Ian Sangalang carries the scoring cudgels for Magnolia after being relatively quiet in the past 4 finals game. Photo from PBA Images


Battered Travis hopes PBA title makes enduring pain all worth it

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:15 AM

The former Best Import plays through a busted glabella as Magnolia moves on the brink of winning the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup championship

INCHING CLOSER. Romeo Travis is one win away from his first PBA title. Photo from PBA Images


Lee hits game-winner as Magnolia moves on cusp of PBA title

Dec 14, 2018 - 9:37 PM

The Hotshots gain a 3-2 lead over Alaska in the best-of-seven finals affair

ONE WIN AWAY. Paul Lee proves clutch as Magnolia inches closer to its first championship since 2014. Photo from PBA Images


Barroca: Banchero punching incident just heat of moment

Dec 13, 2018 - 9:59 AM

The Magnolia guard hit the Alaska standout's groin with a closed fist during Game 4 of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals

NO BAD BLOOD. Mark Barroca (right) says he and Chris Banchero are friends outside the court. Photo from PBA Images


Compton slams 'dirty basketball' as Banchero sustains low blow

Dec 13, 2018 - 8:55 AM

The outspoken mentor says he has a problem with Magnolia players getting away with punches in the PBA title series

LOW BLOW. Alaska's Chris Banchero (left) gets punched in the groin by Magnolia's Mark Barroca. Photo from PBA Images


Harris shows way as Alaska evens PBA finals vs Magnolia

Dec 12, 2018 - 9:48 PM

The Alaska Aces knot the best-of-seven series at 2-all after dropping the first two games

TAKING CHARGE. Mike Harris flexes his muscles as Alaska equalizes in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Fueled by 'trash talk,' Mike Harris brings Alaska back from the dead

Dec 10, 2018 - 1:18 AM

The Aces avoid falling to a 0-3 hole in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals thanks to the red-hot import

NOT YET OVER. Mike Harris gives Alaska a fighting chance in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Chito Victolero calls for consistent officiating after blowout loss

Dec 09, 2018 - 11:25 PM

This comes after Alaska coach Alex Compton said that Magnolia's Mark Barroca and Jio Jalalon were not getting whistled for fouls as much as they should be

MANHANDLED. Chito Victolero and the Magnolia Hotshots fail to gain a commanding 3-0 lead in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Harris plays hero as Alaska blasts Magnolia in Game 3

Dec 09, 2018 - 8:52 PM

The Aces notch their first win in the best-of-seven PBA finals affair to shave the Hotshots' series lead to 1-2

FLEXING HIS MUSCLES. Mike Harris won't let Alaska go down 0-3 in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Hope not lost on Mike Harris even as Alaska trails 0-2

Dec 08, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Having won championships in multiple parts of the globe, the Best Import contender says the Aces only need to win one to change the series' complexion

NO WORRIES. Mike Harris says he's been in the same situation before. Photo from PBA Images


Compton calls out PBA officiating, says Magnolia guards 'foul a lot'

Dec 08, 2018 - 12:21 AM

The Alaska coach says the Hotshots backcourt duo of Mark Barroca and Jio Jalalon are not whistled for fouls as much as they should be

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. Alex Compton says Alaska needs to play better as it trails 0-2 in the 2018 Governors' Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Travis likes Magnolia's gritty Game 2 win over opening blowout

Dec 07, 2018 - 11:23 PM

The former Best Import highlighted the need to remain grounded and focused now that the Hotshots are up 2-0 in the best-of-seven finals affair against Alaska

TWO MORE. Romeo Travis is two wins away from his first PBA title. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia noses out Alaska for 2-0 lead in PBA finals

Dec 07, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Jio Jalalon delivers again as the Hotshots move two wins away from the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup championship

LOCKING HORNS. Alaska's Mike Harris and Magnolia's Romeo Travis engage in another intense import matchup. Photo from PBA Images


Vic Manuel expects Alaska fightback: 'Babawi kami'

Dec 06, 2018 - 8:44 AM

After getting whipped by the Magnolia Hotshots, the Alaska Aces vow to avoid another flat start in Game 2 of the best-of-seven PBA Finals

OFF GUARD. Vic Manuel admits Magnolia caught Alaska off guard in the series-opener of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals. PBA Images


Jalalon pumped up by Barroca in masterful Game 1 showing

Dec 06, 2018 - 12:59 AM

The sophomore guard flirts with a triple-double to help propel Magnolia over Alaska in Game 1 of 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals

YOUNG RELIABLE. Now in his second finals appearance, Jio Jalalon says will always give it his best. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia thwarts Alaska to draw first blood in PBA finals

Dec 05, 2018 - 10:04 PM

Romeo Travis and Mark Barroca conspire as the Hotshots take Game 1 of the best-of-seven affair

FORMIDABLE DEFENSE. Magnolia clamps down on Alaska import Mike Harris to take Game 1. PBA Images