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Star changes name, will enter PBA season as Magnolia Hotshots

Nov 27, 2017 - 7:12 PM

The new PBA 2018 season unfolds on December 17 with the return of the Magnolia brand name

NAME CHANGE. They will still be the same Hotshots when the PBA opens next month.

Meralco Bolts complete sweep of Star Hotshots, advance to Govs Cup finals

Oct 05, 2017 - 10:17 PM

Star comes back from down 10 in the second half before Meralco puts the finishing touches on the series in overtime

ON TO THE FINALS. It took an extra period but the Meralco Bolts finished off the Star Hotshots and advance to the finals. Photo by PBA Images

Meralco takes 2-0 semis lead with demolition of Star

Oct 03, 2017 - 10:13 PM

Allen Durham paces the Bolts with 18 points, 25 boards, 5 assists and 3 blocks

DEMOLITION. Meralco bolts get a 2-0 lead over Star Hotshots in the PBA Semis. Photo from PBA Images.

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

Despite nipping Star in semis opener, Dillinger ‘tired of coming back from behind’

Oct 02, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Meralco Bolts have shown grit, but Jared Dillinger hopes the team can start winning games without needing a dramatic final quarter comeback

RESILIENCE. Jared Dillinger and the Bolts have overcome deficits to win their last 3 games, but Dillinger is hoping Meralco get get a "normal win for once." Photo by PBA Images

Meralco draws first blood in semis series against Star

Oct 01, 2017 - 10:13 PM

Allen Durham scored 10 of his game-high 23 points in the final period on top of 23 rebounds and 4 assists while Jared Dillinger chalked up 15 points

DEFENSE. Meralco lived up to its billing as the best defensive team in the league, winning a low-scoring Game 1 over Star. Photo by PBA Images

Hotshots defense proves to be key in quarterfinals win

Sep 27, 2017 - 3:12 PM

Star shows why it is ranked second in defense in the PBA (90.7 opponent points per game) by limiting the Road Warriors

QUARTERFINALS WIN. "The best offense is good defense" Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Star trounces NLEX to advance to Governors' Cup semis

Sep 27, 2017 - 12:04 AM

Kristofer Acox plays his fourth game with the Hotshots, leading the scoring with 21 points

LOCKED IN. Star Hotshots is the first team to enter the semifinals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Star pushes NLEX out of top 4 race

Sep 24, 2017 - 7:16 PM

The Star Hotshots overcome an early 15-point deficit to close out the elimination round with a victory.

STAR PERFORMANCE. Five players from Star scored in double figures, including Paul Lee with 15 points. Photo by PBA Images

After reaching 5K point club, Pingris jokes: 'Aabot ng 10,000 ‘yan'

Sep 22, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Marc Pingris admits he isn't playing at 100 percent after coming back from a hip injury.

HOTSHOT. Marc Pingris entered the 5,000-point club with his 12-point, 9-rebound, 4-assist outing. Photo by PBA Images

Star demolishes Kia by 47 as Pingris joins 5,000-point club

Sep 22, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Kia ends its conference with a 0-11 record.

HOTSHOTS. Star shot a scintillating 60 percent from the field and outrebounded Kia by 21 boards. Photo by PBA Images

TNT edges Star, Blackwater clinches playoff berth in Govs' Cup

Sep 17, 2017 - 9:53 PM

TNT held off Star to notch their 7th win

EXPLOSIVE. Glen Rice Jr finished with an explosive double-double of 43 points and 19 rebounds in TNT's win. Photo by PBA Images/AFP

Allein Maliksi set to be traded to Blackwater from Star - report

Sep 10, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Maliksi and Chris Javier are headed to the Elite while Star gets Bambam Gamalinda and Kyle Pascual

ELITE TRADE. The Elite are living up to their name after attaining Allein Maliks shortly after trading for Chris Ellis. Photo from PBA Images

Durham leads the charge as Meralco stops Star’s endgame rally

Sep 09, 2017 - 7:47 PM

The Meralco Bolts zap the Hotshots in Laguna

TOUGH STRETCH. Star absorbs its third straight loss. Screenshot from Sports 5 livestream

Star goes up 2-0, keeps Alaska reeling

Jul 28, 2017 - 9:42 PM

Star wins its second straight to open the conference

LEETHAL WEAPON. Paul Lee added 18 points, 4 boards, and 5 assists in the win. Photo by PBA Images

Star surges late against Blackwater to score first win in Govs' Cup

Jul 23, 2017 - 7:04 PM

PJ Simon scores a team high 20 points on 8 of 10 shooting

FIRST WIN. The Hotshots capitalized on the Elite's miscues, scoring 27 points off the Elite's 28 turnovers. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel downs Star in Game 4 to book finals ticket

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:56 PM

The San Miguel Beermen await the winner of the Ginebra TNT KaTropa series in the Commissioner s Cup finals

BACK TO THE FINALS. Alex Cabagnot turned in a team-high 26 points as well as 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the series clinching victory. Photo by 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

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

WATCH: PBA honors fallen Marawi heroes on Independence Day

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:04 PM

The league honors the soldiers and police who died fighting for Marawi City

TRIBUTE. The PBA pays tribute to the fallen heroes in Marawi City on Philippine Independence Day 2017. 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

Star sweeps defending champ Rain or Shine, sets up semis with SMB

Jun 07, 2017 - 7:23 PM

There will be a new 2017 PBA Commissioner s Cup champion

SEMIS BOUND. Ricardo Ratliffe has 26 points and 24 rebounds to lead Star to the semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Star deals defending champ Rain or Shine 36-point beating

Jun 05, 2017 - 9:24 PM

This is the worst ever loss by a defending champion in the past 25 PBA seasons

1-0. Import Ricardo Ratliffe misses only two shot attempts in a 29-point, 8-rebound game to lead Star to a 1-0 quarterfinals lead over Rain or Shine. Photo from PBA Images

Star deals Alaska another heartbreaking loss in overtime

May 31, 2017 - 10:55 PM

Star s confidence soars while Alaska absorbs another painful blow to end the eliminations

HUGE COMEBACK. Paul Lee (L) helps Star complete a 21-point comeback against Alaska. Photo from PBA Images

Star prevails as Meralco goes cold in the fourth

May 24, 2017 - 9:44 PM

The Bolts did not score in the first 7 minutes of the fourth quarter

8-2. The Star Hotshots solidify their hold of the top spot with a fourth straight victory. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: Tony Mitchell breaks rim with powerful dunk

May 06, 2017 - 8:24 PM

Mitchell s and one dunk on Saturday May 6 in Batangas City was strong enough for the hoop to give way

POWERFUL JAM. Tony Mitchell's dunk is so strong the basket gives way. File Photo from PBA Images

Star weathers Rain or Shine's late rally for 6th win

May 06, 2017 - 8:16 PM

The Hotshots have lost only twice this conference

SIXTH WIN. Paul Lee (R) and the Star Hotshots dispatch the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in Batangas City. Photo from PBA Images

Star pounces as Blackwater falters in the fourth

Apr 22, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Star outscores Blackwater 31 20 in the final frame as the Elite cool off coming off a 28 17 third period run and are unable to sustain their effort

5-2. Paul Lee and the Star Hotshots defeat the Blackwater Elite for a 5-2 record in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel keeps Star at bay for 3-0 slate

Apr 16, 2017 - 9:08 PM

Import Charles Rhodes overcomes foul trouble to lead the Beermen

BIG GAME. Charles Rhodes (R) overcomes foul trouble to lead SMB past Star. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra stops streaking Star behind Brownlee's 30 points

Apr 09, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The Gin Kings stop a 4 game winning run by their rivals

2-1. Justin Brownlee leads the Gin Kings to a victory over the Hotshots. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup – Star Hotshots vs Barangay Ginebra

Apr 08, 2017 - 11:43 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates from the game starting at 6:45 pm on Sunday April 9

Star soars to 4-0 with lopsided win over Mahindra

Apr 05, 2017 - 6:32 PM

The Hotshots pull away in the second quarter and go on to lead by as many as 21 points

JAM. Tony Mitchell slams it home as the Star Hotshots rout the Mahindra Floodbuster. Photo from PBA Images

Jalalon nails buzzer-beater as Star Hotshots outlast NLEX to stay unbeaten

Mar 31, 2017 - 9:46 PM

Jio Jalalon hits a buzzer beater to hold off the Road Warriors

HANGING IN. The Star Hotshots remain undefeated thanks to some late heroics. Photo by PBA Images

Star routs GlobalPort even as Romeo returns

Mar 25, 2017 - 7:42 PM

Star goes 2 0 for the first time in 5 conferences

ROAD WIN. Star blows out opponents in two consecutive games. Import Tony Mitchell (pictured) leads the Hotshots. File Photo from PBA Images

Barroca scores 17 as Star blows past ice-cold Phoenix

Mar 22, 2017 - 9:37 PM

Star pulls off the victory as Phoenix runs out of fuel in the fourth quarter

FIRST WIN. Star claims its first win of the Commissioner's Cup at Phoenix's expense. Photo from PBA Images

Alvin Patrimonio is not dead: PBA legend's death hoax debunked by wife

Feb 24, 2017 - 3:12 PM

The wife of the PBA legend dispelled rumors that he has died

Ginebra overcomes rival Star in Game 7 for PH Cup Finals berth

Feb 21, 2017 - 9:18 PM

With the win the Gin Kings are back in the finals just 4 months since winning their first title in 8 years

BACK IN THE FINALS. Sol Mercado sparks Ginebra in Game 7 to lead them back into the finals after winning a title 4 months ago. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LOOK: Ginebra legend Jaworski watches Manila Clasico semis Game 7

Feb 21, 2017 - 9:16 PM

See photos of the Living Legend watching courtside here

Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Devance, playing through pain, refuses to let Ginebra down

Feb 21, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Joe Devance is aware he s inspiring his Ginebra teammates but says it s really his teammates who are inspiring him

Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA semifinals Game 7 – Ginebra vs Star Hotshots

Feb 21, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Bookmark this page for live updates on Tuesday February 21 starting at 7 pm

Tenorio comes alive as Ginebra drags Star to deciding Game 7

Feb 19, 2017 - 8:46 PM

LA Tenorio breaks out of his shell as this Manila Clasico semifinals goes to a Game 7

GAME 7. LA Tenorio explodes for a series-best 19 points as Ginebra and Star will go to a deciding Game 7 in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA semifinals Game 6 - Ginebra vs Star Hotshots

Feb 19, 2017 - 3:04 PM

Bookmark this page for live updates on Sunday February 19 starting at 6:30 pm

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

Star Hotshots push Ginebra to brink of elimination with Game 5 win

Feb 17, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The Star Hotshots move within one win of the Philippine Cup finals with a win over Barangay Ginebra

SHOOTING STARS. The Star Hotshots pulled out a big win in Game 5 to push Ginebra to the brink. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA semifinals Game 5 - Ginebra vs Star Hotshots

Feb 17, 2017 - 3:49 PM

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Barangay Ginebra must sustain energy after digging out of 0-2 hole

Feb 15, 2017 - 11:10 PM

It s been a taxing series for both Ginebra and Star the two top defensive squads in the league this 2017 PBA Philippine Cup conference

SUSTAINED ENERGY. Coach Tim Cone says Ginebra's priority is to maintain the team's strength after back-to-back grueling wins. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Ginebra comes back in Manila Clasico series, ties things up at 2-2

Feb 15, 2017 - 9:31 PM

The Gin Kings have now recovered from a 0 2 deficit to tie things up at two games apiece in the best of 7 Manila Clasico series

TIE SERIES. Ginebra turns back Star to tie the best-of-7 series at two games apiece. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA semifinals Game 4 - Ginebra vs Star Hotshots

Feb 15, 2017 - 4:07 PM

Bookmark this page for live updates on Wednesday February 15 starting at 7 pm