PBA Governors' Cup 2019 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on PBA Governors' Cup 2019


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

McDaniels delivers in endgame as perfect TNT escapes Alaska in OT

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:53 PM

TNT gets off to a 7-0 start for the first time since the PBA expanded to 12 teams

SUPER IMPORT. KJ McDaniels proves to be a cut above the rest. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco back on track with convincing win over Blackwater

Oct 18, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Allen Durham, Raymond Almazan, and Baser Amer star as Meralco bounces back to improve to solo 4th place

NO STREAK. Allen Durham and Meralco deny Blackwater back-to-back wins. Photo from PBA Images

Blakely returns as Blackwater sends import-less Magnolia skidding

Oct 16, 2019 - 10:07 PM

Blackwater settles its import situation as Marqus Blakely helps the Elite nail their second win in 5 games

ALL-AROUND. Marqus Blakely makes his presence felt on both ends for Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images

Harris erupts for 45 as NLEX tops Columbian for 5th win

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Former NBA player Manny Harris makes sure NLEX doesn't regret its decision to replace former import Olu Ashaolu

UPPER ECHELON. Kiefer Ravena and NLEX climb to solo second in the team standings. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra spoils Wells' 52-point explosion to stun San Miguel

Oct 13, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Justin Brownlee unleashes a triple-double as Barangay Ginebra snaps its skid while pinning a first loss on San Miguel

TRIPLE DOUBLE. Justin Brownlee leads Ginebra past 2019 PBA Commissioners' Cup champion San Miguel. Photo by PBA Images

House on fire as Alaska nabs first win

Oct 13, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Frank House drops a huge double-double as Alaska scores a breakthrough win in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup

CONSISTENCY. Frank House lifts the Alaska Aces to their first win in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo by PBA Images

Phelps, Garcia come in clutch as Phoenix snaps skid over Rain or Shine

Oct 09, 2019 - 9:48 PM

Eugene Phelps and RR Garcia team up for the game-winning play to lift Phoenix in a bounce-back win

CLUTCH. Eugene Phelps dishes it to RR Garcia for the game-winner. Photo by PBA Images

Rosario hits dagger as TNT escapes NorthPort to stay perfect

Oct 09, 2019 - 7:09 PM

Behind Troy Rosario and KJ McDaniels, TNT mounts a comeback to edge out NorthPort and extend their unbeaten run to 5 games

DAGGER THREE. Troy Rosario's go-ahead three in the 1:06 mark of the 4th quarter powered TNT to stay perfect in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo by PBA Images

Magnolia keeps Alaska winless for third straight victory

Oct 06, 2019 - 9:38 PM

In a clash between Governors' Cup finalists, defending champion Magnolia proves the steadier team in the endgame as it staves off a late Alaska rally

WINNING STREAK. Ian Sangalang churns out a double-double for the red-hot Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco breezes past reeling Phoenix for second straight win

Oct 06, 2019 - 7:31 PM

Heroes just two days ago, import Allen Durham and Baser Amer take charge anew for Meralco

NEAR-PERFECT. Allen Durham and Meralco pick up their third win in 4 games. Photo from PBA Images

Down 28, NLEX stuns Barangay Ginebra in Dubai OT nail-biter

Oct 06, 2019 - 1:47 AM

Kiefer Ravena sends it to overtime before Philip Paniamogan and Jericho Cruz come up clutch as NLEX deals Barangay Ginebra it second straight loss

BACK ON TRACK. Olu Ashaolu and NLEX notch their fourth win in 5 games. Photo from PBA Images

TNT stays perfect after edging upset-minded Columbian

Oct 05, 2019 - 9:38 PM

KJ McDaniels, Roger Pogoy, and Jayson Castro team up for 81 points to power TNT to its fourth straight win

AT THE TOP. Jayson Castro and TNT jump to solo lead in the standings. Photo from PBA Images

Blakely flirts with quadruple-double as Blackwater ends dry spell

Oct 05, 2019 - 7:12 PM

Blackwater notches its first win while dealing NorthPort its third straight loss in the PBA Governors' Cup

WINLESS NO MORE. Ray Parks and Blackwater finally clinch a win. Photo from PBA Images

Wells delivers as San Miguel turns back NLEX in Dubai thriller

Oct 05, 2019 - 2:56 AM

San Miguel deals NLEX its first loss to stay unbeaten in the PBA Governors' Cup

IMMACULATE RECORD. Dez Wells and San Miguel score another impressive win. Photo from PBA Images