PBA Governors' Cup 2019 - updates

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Japeth deflects Finals MVP credit to entire Ginebra team

Jan 18, 2020 - 1:13 AM

Japeth Aguilar admits having a hard time accepting his first Finals MVP plum, saying all of his teammates did their part in winning the PBA Governors' Cup title

BIG CONTRIBUTOR. Japeth Aguilar captures his first Finals MVP award. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra breaks Meralco heart anew, bags Govs' Cup crown

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:28 PM

Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra win the PBA Governors' Cup title for the third time in the last 4 seasons – all at the expense of Meralco

CHAMP AGAIN. LA Tenorio adds another PBA title to his belt. Photo from PBA Images

Memory of blowing past 3-1 lead keeps Cone on his toes

Jan 17, 2020 - 3:53 PM

Tim Cone knows that a 3-1 series lead could either set up a quick wrap-up or lead to a colossal meltdown

ON THE CUSP. Tim Cone and Barangay Ginebra are a win away from another Governors' Cup crown. Photo from PBA Images


Tenorio, Ginebra dedicate Game 4 win to Taal eruption victims

Jan 16, 2020 - 12:51 AM

LA Tenorio hopes to make the Barangay Ginebra fans affected by the Taal Volcano eruption happy by winning the PBA Governors' Cup title

ONE MORE WIN. LA Tenorio and Barangay Ginebra dominate Meralco to move a win away from ruling the Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Cone: Brownlee after championships, not awards

Jan 15, 2020 - 11:51 PM

Justin Brownlee falls short of the Best Import award anew, but pushes Barangay Ginebra on the cusp of another PBA title

ON THE BRINK. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra are a win away from another PBA crown. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco tops TNT in Game 5 to set up finals trilogy with Ginebra

Dec 23, 2019 - 9:42 PM

Allen Durham and Bong Quinto show the way, with Meralco set to meet Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Governors' Cup finals for the third time in the last 4 seasons

BACK AT IT. Chris Newsome and Meralco reach the PBA Governors' Cup finals again after falling short last season. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco stays alive, drags TNT to do-or-die semis duel

Dec 21, 2019 - 9:12 PM

Allen Durham does not want to go home just yet as Meralco knots the best-of-five series at 2-2

CAN'T BE STOPPED. Import Allen Durham dominates against TNT in Game 4. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra sinks NorthPort in Game 4 to reach PBA finals

Dec 20, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Justin Brownlee and Japeth Aguilar both churn out near-triple-double outings for Barangay Ginebra

DO-IT-ALL. Japeth Aguilar shows another facet of his game by flirting with a triple-double. Photo from PBA Images


Clutch McDaniels, TNT nip Meralco to move on cusp of PBA finals

Dec 19, 2019 - 9:52 PM

TNT seizes a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five semifinals series, thanks to KJ McDaniels finding his shooting touch

ONE MORE WIN. Jayson Castro and TNT nears another finals appearance. Photo from PBA Images


Brownlee toys with NorthPort as Ginebra nears finals

Dec 18, 2019 - 9:40 PM

Import Justin Brownlee delivers his finest game of the playoffs as Barangay Ginebra gains a commanding 2-1 lead in the best-of-five semifinals series

SUPER IMPORT. Justin Brownlee rediscovers his lethal form for finals-seeking Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Durham electrifies Meralco to semis-tying romp over TNT

Dec 17, 2019 - 9:40 PM

Allen Durham runs roughshod over TNT with a 40-point triple-double as Meralco knots the best-of-five series at 1-1

DO-IT-ALL. Meralco import Allen Durham imposes his will on TNT. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra levels semis series with 25-point drubbing of NorthPort

Dec 16, 2019 - 9:35 PM

Humiliated by 34 points by NorthPort in Game 1, Barangay Ginebra returns the favor with 6 players breaching double figures in scoring in Game 2

BOUNCE BACK. LA Tenorio redeems himself from a quiet performance in Game 1. Photo from PBA Images


McDaniels, TNT pull plug on Meralco for 1-0 semis edge

Dec 15, 2019 - 9:30 PM

KJ McDaniels scatters 16 points in the final quarter as TNT fends off an inspired Meralco comeback in Game 1 of their best-of-five semifinals series

BEAST. KC McDaniels delivers another monster double-double for TNT. Photo from PBA Images


NorthPort steamrolls past Ginebra for 1-0 semis lead

Dec 14, 2019 - 9:12 PM

Facing a Barangay Ginebra core weary from leading Gilas Pilipinas to a SEA Games gold, NorthPort takes advantage in the PBA semifinal opener

RED-HOT. Michael Qualls and NorthPort stretch their winning streak to 5 games. Photo from PBA Images


No. 8 NorthPort stuns No. 1 NLEX in 3OT to reach semis

Nov 27, 2019 - 10:41 PM

Christian Standhardinger, Michael Qualls, and Sean Anthony star as NorthPort becomes only the fourth team in PBA history to take down the No. 1 team

TO THE NEXT. Michael Qualls propels NorthPort to its second semifinals appearance in franchise history. Photo from PBA Images


TNT dethrones Magnolia behind McDaniels, Parks heroics

Nov 25, 2019 - 10:28 PM

TNT storms back from 18 points down to secure its place in the semifinals of the PBA Governors' Cup

ON TO THE NEXT. KJ McDaniels and TNT prevent Magnolia from forcing a do-or-die match. Photo from PBA Images



NorthPort drags NLEX to do-or-die for semis berth in fight-marred game

Nov 25, 2019 - 7:11 PM

Michael Qualls bucks a strong elbow to the head from Poy Erram with a monster double-double outing for NorthPort

BEAST. Michael Qualls and NorthPort stay alive. Photo from PBA Images


Déjà vu: Ginebra ends San Miguel's Grand Slam bid anew

Nov 24, 2019 - 9:44 PM

Two years after playing spoiler, Barangay Ginebra again dashes San Miguel's dream of completing a PBA Grand Slam

TWO-WAY STAR. Justin Brownlee shows way on both ends as Barangay Ginebra eliminates San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Maliksi steadies ship as Meralco boots out Alaska for semis berth

Nov 24, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Allen Maliksi plays his finest game as Meralco marches to the PBA Governors' Cup semifinals for the fourth straight year

ON TO THE NEXT. Allen Durham flirts with a triple-double for the semifinals-bound Meralco. Photo from PBA Images


McDaniels, TNT seal playoff bonus with thrilling win vs San Miguel

Nov 20, 2019 - 10:13 PM

KJ McDaniels delivers in clutch plays on both ends as TNT ends a three-game slide to nail the last twice-to-beat quarterfinals incentive

ALL-AROUND. KJ McDaniels comes to the rescue for TNT with a stellar performance across the board. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska nails last playoff berth with sound beating of NLEX

Nov 20, 2019 - 8:04 PM

After a horrendous 0-5 start, Alaska completes an incredible turnaround to barge into the quarterfinals

PLAYOFF-BOUND. Franko House and Alaska are bound to the quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images


Gilas Pilipinas cancels SEA Games practice

Nov 18, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Tim Cone and his staff decide to call off practice to give players seeing action on the final day of the PBA Governors' Cup elimination round enough time to rest

GOT TO HAVE FAITH. Tim Cone trusts that his players are well-capable of coming together for the SEA Games. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


NorthPort survives Barangay Ginebra to nail playoff berth

Nov 17, 2019 - 9:26 PM

NorthPort wins its last two elimination round games to clinch a spot in the quarterfinals

DO-IT-ALL. Michael Qualls shines on both ends for playoff-bound NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


Playoffs still in sight for Rain or Shine after cooling down Meralco

Nov 17, 2019 - 7:22 PM

Led by import Richard Ross and Rey Nambatac, Rain or Shine erases a 13-point deficit to snap Meralco's five-game win streak

STILL ALIVE. Beau Belga and Rain or Shine remain in the running for a quarterfinals berth. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia stalls TNT’s playoff bonus bid in Davao City win

Nov 16, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Led by import Romeo Travis, Magnolia deals TNT its third straight loss and marches to the quarterfinals on a winning note

PLAYOFF-READY. Chris Banchero and Magnolia bounce back with a rousing win in Davao City. Photo from PBA Images


Barangay Ginebra seals playoff bonus with romp of Columbian

Nov 15, 2019 - 10:14 PM

Import Justin Brownlee flirts with a triple-double as Jeff Chan catches fire late to propel Barangay Ginebra to a 23-point win

ALL-AROUND. Justin Brownlee does it all again for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Wright hits game-winner as Phoenix ends PBA season on high note

Nov 15, 2019 - 7:48 PM

Phoenix storms back from a 14-point deficit to gift retiring player Doug Kramer a fitting exit

AT LONG LAST. Alonzo Gee notches his first win for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska escapes for third straight win, boots out Phoenix

Nov 13, 2019 - 10:06 PM

Alaska forces a three-way tie with NorthPort and Columbian for the last two quarterfinals spots despite nearly squandering a double-digit lead late

COMPLEMENTARY PIECE. Franko House continues to prove he is the right fit for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


NorthPort takes down No. 1 NLEX to enter playoff picture

Nov 13, 2019 - 7:29 PM

Michael Qualls and Christian Standhardinger deliver double-double performances as NorthPort arrests a two-game slide

STILL ALIVE. Michael Qualls and NorthPort pick up their fourth win in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Cruz hits game-winner as NLEX nips Magnolia from 26 points down

Nov 10, 2019 - 9:45 PM

NLEX clinches the twice-to-beat playoff bonus and tightens its grip on the No. 1 spot

ON A ROLL. Manny Harris and NLEX continue their hot streak with their fifth straight win. Photo from PBA Images


Caram, Durham electrify Meralco over NorthPort to nail playoff bonus

Nov 10, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Meralco picks up its fifth straight win to improve to No. 2 in the team standings

ROLLING. Allen Durham and Meralco stretch their winning streak. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine survives San Miguel comeback with stunning win

Nov 09, 2019 - 7:27 PM

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters stun the San Miguel Beermen to keep its playoff hopes alive in the PBA Governors' Cup

KEY PLAYER. Rey Nambatac helps Rain or Shine sustain the lead throughout the game. Photo by PBA Images

Barangay Ginebra spoils Parks debut for TNT in thriller

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:38 PM

Import Justin Brownlee and Stanley Pringle deliver down the stretch as Barangay Ginebra holds on to win against TNT

BACK ON TRACK. LA Tenorio and Barangay Ginebra return to the winning column. Photo from PBA Images


Durham, Almazan power Meralco to rout of Columbian for 4th straight win

Nov 08, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Meralco cruises to its fourth straight triumph and tightens its hold of the No. 3 spot in the team standings

TWIN TOWERS. Raymond Almazan and Allen Durham frolick inside the paint for Meralco. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia demolishes Phoenix in Banchero debut

Nov 06, 2019 - 10:20 PM

Import Romeo Travis flirts with a triple-double and Chris Banchero makes a quick impact as Magnolia picks up its second straight win

BACK-TO-BACK WINS. Romeo Travis and Magnolia begin to pick up steam in the middle of the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel survives Blackwater without high-scoring Wells

Nov 06, 2019 - 7:30 PM

June Mar Fajardo rises to the occasion as San Miguel snaps a two-game skid even minus import Dez Wells

WINNING FORM. June Mar Fajardo and San Miguel get back on track. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco shreds Barangay Ginebra to pieces for solo No. 3

Nov 03, 2019 - 9:26 PM

Allen Durham gets the last laugh against Barangay Ginebra this time with a near triple-double outing for Meralco

REVENGE GAME. Allen Durham proves too hot to handle for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska sinks NorthPort even without Banchero

Nov 03, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Alaska wins back-to-back games for the first time in the PBA Governors' Cup despite the absence of Chris Banchero, who is on the trading block

STILL KICKING. Jeron Teng and Alaska keep their playoff hopes alive. Photo from PBA Images


Brownlee posts another triple-double as Ginebra fends off Blackwater

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:27 PM

Justin Brownlee collects his fourth triple-double in the PBA Governors' Cup as Ginebra picks up its fourth straight win

OLD RELIABLE. Justin Brownlee catches fire late as Barangay Ginebra stretches its winning streak. Photo from PBA Images


Harris triple-double propels NLEX to share of No. 1 spot with TNT

Oct 30, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Manny Harris falls short of the 40-point mark for the first time in 3 games, but comes out just as impressive as NLEX blows out Rain or Shine

DO-IT-ALL. Manny Harris earns his first career triple-double in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco toys with San Miguel as injury sidelines Wells

Oct 27, 2019 - 9:18 PM

Allen Durham and Baser Amer come up with inspiring performances to help Meralco deal San Miguel its third loss in the last 4 games

DO-IT-ALL. Allen Durham flashes his entire repertoire with a triple-double for Meralco. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia rips Columbian to end dry spell

Oct 27, 2019 - 7:17 PM

Playing his second game since returning from injury, Romeo Travis delivers a more prolific performance for Magnolia

WORKHORSE. Romeo Travis shines on both ends for Magnolia, which improves to 6th place. Photo from PBA Images


Barangay Ginebra outlasts Rain or Shine to stretch win streak

Oct 26, 2019 - 9:03 PM

Justin Brownlee and Scottie Thompson deliver at crunch time as Barangay Ginebra picks up its third straight win

STREAKING. Stanley Pringle and Barangay Ginebra pull away late to send Rain or Shine back to the losing track. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska still in playoff hunt with rousing win vs Blackwater

Oct 26, 2019 - 7:06 PM

Behind Jeron Teng and Franko House, Alaska nails its second win in the last 3 games after dropping its first 5 outings

STILL ALIVE. Import Franko House breathes life to Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX plays spoiler, deals TNT first loss behind magnificent Harris

Oct 25, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Manny Harris unleashes 28 of his 40 points in the second half as NLEX ends TNT's seven-game unbeaten run

SUPER IMPORT. Manny Harris once again proves NLEX made the right decision to sign him as import. Photo from PBA Images


Columbian puts to waste Gee monster game for Phoenix

Oct 25, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Import Khapri Alston and CJ Perez show the way, while Rashawn McCarthy delivers in crunchtime as Columbian snaps a two-game skid

PLAYOFF PICTURE. CJ Perez helps Columbian improve to 6th place in the Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Standhardinger frustrates ex-team San Miguel as NorthPort triumphs

Oct 23, 2019 - 9:52 PM

Traded for Mo Tautuaa, Christian Standhardinger immediately makes an impact for his new squad as NorthPort puts to waste Dez Wells' new PBA career-high

FRESH START. Christian Standhardinger ends up with a winning debut for NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine snaps 4-game skid at Blackwater's expense

Oct 23, 2019 - 7:25 PM

New import Kwame Alexander sparks a closing 15-1 run as Rain or Shine clinches its second win in 7 games

NO MORE DRY SPELL. Kwame Alexander provides a positive impact for Rain or Shine. Photo from PBA Images


Barangay Ginebra owns Magnolia in Manila Clasico with 22-point rout

Oct 20, 2019 - 9:21 PM

Justin Brownlee falls just a rebound short of a third straight triple-double as Barangay Ginebra begins to pick up steam with its first back-to-back wins

ALWAYS A THREAT. Justin Brownlee dominates anew for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel denies Columbian sweep of season series

Oct 20, 2019 - 7:16 PM

San Miguel defeats Columbian for the first time this season to tie NLEX for the No. 2 spot

FIRED UP. Dez Wells catches fire late in the final quarter as San Miguel exacts revenge on Columbian. Photo from PBA Images