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HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs TNT, Star vs Meralco – PBA 2017 Governors Cup semis

Oct 02, 2017 - 4:53 PM

Tune in here for live updates of the ongoing 2017 PBA Governors Cup semifinals

Castro powers TNT past Ginebra and into PBA Finals

Jun 17, 2017 - 7:17 PM

TNT will face San Miguel in a best of 7 finals affair

THE BLUR. Jayson Castro leads TNT past Ginebra for a return trip to the PBA Finals. Photo from PBA Images

Lassiter gushes over being compared to idol Curry after game-winning 3

Jun 15, 2017 - 12:18 PM

For Marcio Lassiter there s no greater honor than being compared to Stephen Curry

DUBS FAN. Marcio Lassiter is a proud Warriors fan. And he's even prouder to be compared to idol Steph Curry after his huge game-winning 3-pointer in the semifinals. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Lassiter banks in game-winning 3 as SMB seizes 2-1 semis lead over Star

Jun 14, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Coach Leo Austria describes Marcio Lassiter s clutch bucket as ala Steph Curry given that Lassiter is a known huge Golden State Warriors fan

'ALA-STEPH CURRY.' Marcio Lassiter makes a big shot 'ala-Steph Curry' as SMB moves ahead of Star in the semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

TNT on brink of finals stint after pushing Ginebra down 0-2

Jun 13, 2017 - 9:52 PM

TNT is now a win away from the finals of the 2017 PBA Commissioner s Cup

2-0. Jayson Castro and TNT are a win away from the finals Photo from PBA Images

SMB clings to one-point win over Star, levels semis series

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:37 PM

San Miguel escapes with a key Game 2 victory to tie the best of 5 semifinals at one game apiece

ESCAPE. June Mar Fajardo and the San Miguel Beermen escape with a Game 2 win in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

TNT and its hulking import Smith too much for Ginebra in semis game 1

Jun 11, 2017 - 8:49 PM

UPDATED TNT holds on to its lead from the first half leaning on import Joshua Smith s size to ward off Ginebra

DOMINANCE. Import Joshua Smith dominates as TNT takes game 1 of the semifinals against Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

Aldrech Ramos heeds coach's call to shoot for Star in Game 1

Jun 11, 2017 - 5:28 PM

He was told to stop hesitating So he did

TIMELY TRIPLE. Aldrech Ramos buries a timely triple to snuff out San Miguel's comeback hopes in game 1 of the PBA semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Star survives late San Miguel rally for 1-0 semis lead

Jun 10, 2017 - 7:23 PM

UPDATED Allein Maliksi shoots his way to 26 points while Aldrech Ramos buries the timely 3 pointer to stop San Miguel s late comeback attempt

TIMELY TRIPLE. Aldrech Ramos buries a timely triple to snuff out San Miguel's comeback hopes in game 1 of the PBA semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA Semifinals Game 7 – San Miguel Beermen vs TNT KaTropa

Feb 20, 2017 - 1:10 PM

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Nash Racela on Game 6: 'We want to deal with this defeat professionally'

Feb 19, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The first year PBA coach opted for less candor following TNT KaTropa s Game 6 loss to San Miguel Beer than he did in the past week

WELL-OFFICIATED. TNT coach Nash Racela comments on Game 6, saying it was a 'well-officiated' ballgame and that he will take this loss as a 'professional'. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

San Miguel routs TNT to force semis Game 7

Feb 18, 2017 - 7:24 PM

June Mar Fajardo chooses he right time to post his 14th double double of the conference

20-20. June Mar Fajardo has another monster game as the Beermen force Game 7 against the KaTropa. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA Semifinals Game 6 – San Miguel Beermen vs TNT KaTropa

Feb 18, 2017 - 2:52 PM

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Defense, unexpected heroes fueled Star’s 3-2 semis lead

Feb 18, 2017 - 1:10 PM

With the top defensive teams grinding it out for a slot in the finals Chito Victolero knows the only way to keep pace is for Star to find consistency on defense

DEFENSE. Rafi Reavis contests Japeth Aguilar's shot in Game 5. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA semifinals Game 5 - San Miguel Beermen vs TNT KaTropa

Feb 16, 2017 - 3:21 PM

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LOOK: Ginebra stars hand out roses for Valentine's

Feb 14, 2017 - 10:33 PM

Scottie Thompson Sol Mercado Greg Slaughter Kevin Ferrer and Mark Caguioa hand out flowers at halftime during Game 3 of their semis series

Barangay Ginebra center Greg Slaughter, though injured, is seen handing out flowers to fans. Photo from facebook.com/ginebra1979

Ross drops 31 as San Miguel overpowers TNT, evens series

Feb 14, 2017 - 9:09 PM

San Miguel leads by as much as 22 points before settling for the 11 point victory tying the series at 2 2

BIG TIME. Chris Ross explodes for the Beermen as they even the best-of-7 series at 2-2. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA Semifinals Game 4 – San Miguel Beermen vs TNT KaTropa

Feb 14, 2017 - 1:52 PM

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Down 0-2, Helterbrand says Ginebra has no plans of giving up

Feb 11, 2017 - 9:57 PM

We always do it the hard way We’ve been doing it the hard way the whole conference says Jayjay Helterbrand

STILL CONFIDENT. Jayjay Helterbrand says Barangay Ginebra remains confident it can catch up from a 0-2 deficit against Star in the semifinals. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Star soars to 2-0 semifinals lead over Ginebra

Feb 11, 2017 - 7:23 PM

Stretching their win streak to 8 games since the eliminations the Hotshots have now taken a 2 0 lead in the best of 7 series with their guards taking charge

2-0. The Star Hotshots create separation from rivals Barangay Ginebra with under two minutes remaining to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

TNT KaTropa wins Game 2, evens semis series against SMB

Feb 10, 2017 - 9:23 PM

Jayson Castro s double double leads TNT to a victory in Game 2 against the defending champion San Miguel Beermen

BLURED LINES. Jayson Castro scored 10 points and dished 11 assists to go along with 7 rebounds in a Game 2 victory for TNT KaTropa. Photo by PBA Images

Head-to-head: Star, Ginebra collide in Manila Clasico semifinals

Feb 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Which of these old rivals will prevail?

MANILA CLASICO. Star and Ginebra open another chapter of their storied Manila Clasico rivalry in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

TNT keen on solving San Miguel puzzle in semis game 2

Feb 09, 2017 - 10:00 AM

TNT will continue looking for ways to handle San Miguel after losing Game 1

FIND A WAY. TNT coach Nash Racela says they will continue to find a way to defend San Miguel. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Barangay Ginebra returns to the PBA Finals

Oct 04, 2016 - 11:34 PM

The Gin Kings have a shot at ending their 8 year title drought beginning Friday against the Meralco Bolts

HIGH FIVE. LA Tenorio happily looks to high give Mark Caguioa. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ginebra back in the PBA Finals after blowing out San Miguel

Oct 04, 2016 - 9:16 PM

The Gin Kings make it back to the PBA Finals for the first time in 3 years or since the 2013 Commissioner s Cup

BACK IN THE FINALS. Scottie Thompson comes alive again in game 5 to help Barangay Ginebra return to the PBA Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

TNT crumbles as Meralco barges into Finals for the first time

Oct 03, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The Bolts enter the Finals for the first time since joining the league in 2010

INTO THE FINALS. Meralco makes it to the PBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. Photo from PBA Images

Lassiter, San Miguel deflate Ginebra to force semis game 5

Oct 02, 2016 - 9:13 PM

Ginebra is left deflated after a scoreless first 8 minutes in the second period where Marcio Lassiter takes full advantage

ON FIRE. Marcio Lassiter (R) catches fire to help San Miguel force a game 5 against Ginebra. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Chris Newsome with back-to-back vicious dunks on TNT

Oct 01, 2016 - 8:51 PM

Chris Newsome flies high for two highlight jams

NEWSOME JAMS. Chris Newsome (C) completes two memorable dunks against TNT. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco prevails in TNT shootout, moves a win away from Finals

Oct 01, 2016 - 8:49 PM

In a thrilling highlight filled game Meralco shoots past TNT to move a win away from a franchise first Finals appearance in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup

FULLY CHARGED. The Meralco Bolts gain a 2-1 semis lead over TNT KaTropa and are one win away from the Finals. Photo from PBA Images

Cone not too concerned with slow start: Ginebra plays better catching up

Sep 28, 2016 - 11:30 PM

I think this team plays a little better when they are playing from behind because of their crowd head coach Tim Cone says of Barangay Ginebra

RE-FOCUS. Coach Tim Cone says Ginebra needs better focus heading into game 3. Import Justin Brownlee (R) went from a conference-high performance in game 1 to a conference-low showing in game 2. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel escapes Ginebra in game 2 to tie semis series

Sep 28, 2016 - 9:37 PM

UPDATED San Miguel turns back the comebacking Ginebra to tie the best of 5 semifinals at one game apiece

1-1. June Mar Fajardo and the San Miguel Beermen tie the best-of-5 semifinals against Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

TNT third quarter blitz takes power out of Meralco

Sep 27, 2016 - 9:32 PM

Asian import Michael Madanly leads TNT pouring 20 of his 22 points in the second half

1-0. TNT goes up 1-0 over Meralco in the semis. Import Mychal Ammons is seen here dunking the ball. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Beermen import Millsap looks to be more aggressive for semis game 2

Sep 27, 2016 - 6:01 PM

The 29 year old American is not satisifed with his triple double performance of 29 points 14 rebounds and 11 assists in game 1 against Ginebra

MORE AGGRESSIVE. Elijah Millsap wants to start out aggressive in game 2 of the semis. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cone: Tenorio can still be most impactful player without scoring

Sep 27, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Without scoring the 32 year old Tenorio contributes 3 rebounds 4 assists and one steal in over 31 minutes of play

IMPACTFUL. LA Tenorio (L), though scoreless, works to defend Alex Cabagnot during game 1 of the semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Brownlee, Ginebra sink San Miguel for 1-0 PBA semis lead

Sep 26, 2016 - 9:22 PM

UPDATED Justin Brownlee notches a conference high 39 points in the big first win to open the best of 5 semifinals series

1-0. Ginebra draws first blood in the best-of-5 semifinals series versus San Miguel. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Keen on reaching PBA semis, Jayson Castro takes charge for TNT

Sep 24, 2016 - 11:01 PM

Jayson Castro Asia s best point guard comes just two points shy of his career high as TNT reaches the PBA semifinals

AGGRESSIVE. Jayson Castro says he aimed to be aggressive to help push TNT into the semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: Jared Dillinger's buzzer-beater from beyond halfcourt

May 02, 2016 - 10:51 PM

Jared Dillinger hits a 3 pointer from the opponent s 3 point line

BIG SHOT. Jared Dillinger hits a big shot to end the third quarter in Game 4 of the semifinals between Meralco and Alaska. Photo by Eduardo Solo/Rappler

Yeng Guiao walked from Ayala to Araneta to make Game 6

Jan 16, 2016 - 6:59 AM

Not even the PBA coach and politician was spared from payday Friday traffic

Rain or Shine's Paul Lee out 3 to 4 weeks - report

Jan 15, 2016 - 11:24 PM

Paul Lee is once again out of action due to soreness in his knee

LEE OUT. Rain or Shine's Paul Lee is heading back to the injured list after having missed the Philippine Cup eliminations with injuries. File photo by PBA Images

June Mar Fajardo hurts knee, gets stretchered off court in Game 6

Jan 15, 2016 - 8:51 PM

Reigning PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo leaves the court on a stretcher after hurting his knee leaving the Beermen s Philippine Cup title defense in jeopardy

BIG LOSS. Reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo gets stretchered off the court. Photo by PBA Images

Ex-Powerade coach Perasol to Globalport: ‘Stay together'

Jan 06, 2016 - 1:55 AM

As Globalport is compared to Powerade former coach Bo Perasol shares the lessons he learned from his old team’s memorable 2012 Philippine Cup run

WORDS OF ADVICE. Former Powerade coach Bo Perasol offers advice to Globalport, a team compared to his old one, as he watches on the sideline. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

WATCH: Terrence Romeo scores career-high 41 points in semis debut

Jan 04, 2016 - 9:46 PM

Terrence Romeo brings his A game against the Alaska Aces as Globalport takes a 1 0 series lead

BIG GAME. Terrence Romeo delivered big time in his first semifinals game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

B-MEG gains 2-0 edge over struggling Ginebra in PBA semis

Apr 14, 2012 - 3:55 PM

B Meg played well late in the game to put the GinKings away in Game 2 of their semis match up