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Brownlee, Chan shine as Ginebra tops Rain or Shine in Game 1

Jul 15, 2018 - 9:26 PM

The Gin Kings stretch their winning streak to 8 games and draw first blood in the best-of-5 semifinals series

MONSTER. Justin Brownlee messes with a triple-double of 35 points, 14 rebounds, 9 assists, 4 blocks and two steals for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel exacts revenge on Alaska to take Game 1 of semis clash

Jul 14, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Six players finish in double figures for the Beermen while only two breach double digits for the Aces

Manuel stars anew as Alaska repulses Magnolia to punch semis ticket

Jul 10, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Vic Manuel scores 22 points to go with 9 rebounds for the Aces

STREAK. Vic Manuel extends his streak of scoring at least 20 points to 11 games. File photo from PBA Images


Brownlee shines as Ginebra draws first blood vs Meralco

Jul 09, 2018 - 9:33 PM

Justin Brownlee messes with a triple-double of 25 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists as the Gin Kings set one foot forward on the way to the semifinals

STEADY FORCE. Justin Brownlee delivers another masterful performance as Barangay Ginebra won their 6th straight game. Photo from PBA Images


TNT could protest Game 1 loss to San Miguel

Jul 09, 2018 - 8:53 PM

The KaTropa miss a chance of taking the series-opener by wasting a 23-point lead to the Beermen

MELTDOWN. Jayson Castro and the TNT KaTropa squandered a 23-point lead en route to losing Game 1 of the quarterfinals to the San Miguel Beermen. Photo from PBA Images


Love questionable for NBA Finals 2018 opener

May 30, 2018 - 9:42 AM

One of the key pillars of the Cleveland Cavaliers remains in concussion protocol

KEY COG. The Cavaliers certainly need Kevin Love in their bid to upset the defending champion Warriors. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Harden scores 41 as Rockets blast past Jazz in series opener

Apr 30, 2018 - 7:11 AM

James Harden notches his 6th 40-point playoff game and dazzles with a near-triple-double showing

HOLDING THE FORT. James Harden and the Houston Rockets defend their home court in Game 1 against the Utah Jazz. Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP

Sangalang outduels Fajardo as Magnolia pulls off Game 1 stunner

Mar 24, 2018 - 11:41 AM

Ian Sangalang fires 14 points in the 4th quarter as the Magnolia Hotshots erase a 20-point deficit in the opener of Philippine Cup finals against San Miguel

Magnolia bags Game 1 of PH Cup finals with comeback win vs San Miguel

Mar 23, 2018 - 10:04 PM

(2nd UPDATE) The Magnolia Hotshots erase a 20-point deficit to draw first blood in the best-of-7 finals series for the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup championship

COMEBACK. Ian Sangalang gets the last laugh over June Mar Fajardo with the Magnolia Hotshots beating the San Miguel Beermen in Game 1 of the Philippine Cup finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


'Skyrus' shows up as Baguio leads NLEX in semis win vs Magnolia

Mar 11, 2018 - 12:57 AM

'It's nice to see Cyrus – vintage No Fear headband Cyrus Baguio 'yung naglalaro kanina,' Kiefer Ravena says of his NLEX teammate

SKYRUS. Cyrus Baguio turns back the hands of time in leading the NLEX Road Warriors' Game 1 win over the Magnolia Hotshots in their best-of-7 semifinals series. Photo by PBA Images


Guiao has mixed feelings after containing Lee in NLEX's Game 1 win

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:43 PM

'Parang dati, gustong-gusto mong mapagaling siya, ngayon naman gustong-gusto mong mapigilan siya,' says NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao of Paul Lee

BITTERSWEET. NLEX Road Warriors head coach Yeng Guiao has mixed feelings about trying to stop former player Paul Lee. Photo by PBA Images


Ravena comes up clutch again as NLEX nips Magnolia in Game 1

Mar 10, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Kiefer Ravena finishes with 16 points, highlighted by an assist on the go-ahead triple, a defensive rebound, two insurance free throws and a win-preserving steal

PLAYING LIKE A VET. Kiefer Ravena comes up with the biggest plays in crunchtime as the NLEX Road Warriors win Game 1. Photo by PBA Images


Prince Caperal always ready to step up for Barangay Ginebra

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Back-up big man Caperal provides quality minutes for Barangay Ginebra with 8 points and 5 rebounds in their Game 1 loss to the San Miguel Beermen

SHOWING HIS WARES. Prince Caperal makes his presence felt in limited action for Barangay Ginebra. File photo by PBA Images


With Fajardo contained, Pessumal goes on career night for San Miguel

Mar 09, 2018 - 11:08 PM

Von Pessumal scores a career-high 18 points in helping the San Miguel Beermen draw first blood against Barangay Ginebra in their best-of-7 semifinals series

CAN'T MISS. Von Pessumal shoots the lights out in helping the San Miguel Beermen take Game 1 of their best-of-7 semifinals series against Barangay Ginebra. Photo by PBA Images


San Miguel topples Ginebra, takes Game 1 of semis bout

Mar 09, 2018 - 9:12 PM

Arwind Santos scores 23 points in the first 3 quarters while Von Pessumal and Marcio Lassister make their presence felt with 18 and 17 points, respectively, for the Beermen

VETERAN. Arwind Santos led the charge on the offensive end as the San Miguel Beermen take down Barangay Ginebra in Game 1 of their best-of-7 semifinals series. Photo by PBA Images


Ginebra blows out Meralco to take Game 1 of Govs' Cup Finals

Oct 13, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Justin Brownlee leads the way for Ginebra, turning in 32 points, 19 rebounds and 6 assists

STRONG START. Barangay Ginebra made a strong statement to open the series, blowing out the Meralco Bolts. Photo by PBA Images

Rookie Pogoy shows valor of a veteran in Finals Game 1

Jun 22, 2017 - 1:26 PM

Beyond his 27 point career game RR Pogoy also tops the plus minus category

CAREER GAME. Rookie RR Pogoy comes up with a career game in his PBA Finals debut. Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: 2017 PBA Finals Game 1 - San Miguel Beermen vs TNT KaTropa

Jun 20, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Get updates here for Game 1 of the PBA Finals on Wednesday June 21 7 pm at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

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

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

Cavs vow more aggressive, decisive play against Warriors

Jun 03, 2017 - 1:47 PM

The Golden State Warriors expect a better Cleveland Cavaliers in Game two of the best of 7 NBA Finals

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 01: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts during Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on June 1, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Three things the Cavaliers forgot in Game 1

Jun 02, 2017 - 5:39 PM

Here are some of the things the Cleveland Cavaliers forgot to consider and what they have to take note of before Game 2

TEAMWORK. The fans witnessed a three-man show from LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, but the Cavs had few contributions from other players. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: The best dunks of NBA Finals Game 1

Jun 02, 2017 - 3:17 PM

Kevin Durant puts on a dunk fest including a coast to coast slam as he sets a personal best 6 dunks in first half of the NBA Finals Game 1

HANG TIME. Game 1 of the NBA Finals could have been mistaken for a slam dunk competition. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors blow out Cavs in Game 1 of NBA Finals

Jun 02, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry combine for 66 points as the Warriors make a statement to open the NBA Finals

ROMP. Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors had no issues with the defending champs in Game 1. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Cavs vs Warriors - NBA Finals 2017 Game 1

Jun 01, 2017 - 7:40 PM

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Warriors wary of LeBron as Cavs arrive for Finals

May 31, 2017 - 1:06 PM

The Cavaliers flew into San Francisco on Tuesday taking a team photo once they arrived that Cleveland forward Kevin Love posted on Instagram

LOOK OUT. The Golden State Warriors are understandably wary of LeBron James in the NBA Finals. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Cavs cruise to Game 1 win over Celtics

May 18, 2017 - 11:54 AM

LeBron James turns in 38 points 9 rebounds and 7 assists as the Cavs dominate throughout

ROAD WIN. The Boston Celtics had no answer for LeBron James in Game 1. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi Leonard says Zaza didn't intentionally hurt him

May 15, 2017 - 10:12 AM

Did he step under it? Like on purpose? No he was contesting the shot says Kawhi Leonard

INJURY. Kawhi Leonard is left in pain on the floor after landing on Zaza Pachulia's foot in the third quarter. Screenshot from YouTube

Warriors overcome early deficit to stun Spurs in Game 1

May 15, 2017 - 7:38 AM

Spurs dominate early and lead by 25 points before the Warriors rally in the second half to take Game 1

COMEBACK IS REAL. Durant and Curry lead the Warriors as Kawhi Leonard leaves the game in the third quarter with an ankle injury. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

DLSU Lady Spikers outlast Ateneo Lady Eagles to take Game 1 of UAAP Finals

May 02, 2017 - 6:46 PM

UPDATED The Lady Spikers move one win away from successfully defending their crown

FIRST BLOOD. The DLSU Lady Spikers finish off the Ateneo Lady Eagles in 4 sets to draw first blood in their best-of-3 UAAP Finals series. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: ADMU Lady Eagles vs DLSU Lady Spikers - UAAP Season 79 Finals Game 1

May 02, 2017 - 1:39 PM

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Thomas loses tooth but Celtics win series opener over Wizards

May 01, 2017 - 4:10 AM

Isaiah Thomas loses his tooth in the first quarter but still manages to score 33 in a Game 1 victory

TOUGH DAY. Isaiah Thomas had buried his sister the day before opening the second round of the NBA playoffs. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets send message to misfiring Westbrook, Thunder in Game 1

Apr 17, 2017 - 2:38 PM

James Harden scores 37 as the Rockets lead by as many as 33 points to take a 1 0 lead

COOKING UP A STORM. James Harden outclasses his fellow MVP candidate Russell Westbrook but says it's just one win in a series. File photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

Isaiah Thomas plays with a heavy heart in loss to Bulls

Apr 17, 2017 - 1:16 PM

The Celtics star leads all scorers with 33 points honoring his late sister by writing R I P Lil Sis on his shoes

GRIEVING CELTIC. Just one day after the death of his sister, Isaiah Thomas suited up for Boston's playoff opener. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards top Hawks as John Wall scores 32 points

Apr 17, 2017 - 5:39 AM

Wall adds 14 assists while Bradley Beal scores 22 and Markieff Morris adds 21

OFF THE WALL. John Wall scores 15 of his 32 points in the third quarter to down the Hawks in Game 1. File photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Hot start powers San Miguel to Game 1 blowout over Ginebra

Feb 24, 2017 - 9:48 PM

San Miguel sends an early statement with a dominant win over Ginebra

BEER BATH. San Miguel jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in Game 2. Photo by PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: 2017 PBA Finals Game 1 - Barangay Ginebra vs San Miguel Beermen

Feb 24, 2017 - 7:31 PM

Ginebra and San Miguel clash in Game 1 on Friday February 24 beginning at 7 pm

Star holds off Ginebra to take Game 1 of Manila Clasico semis

Feb 09, 2017 - 9:21 PM

UPDATED The Star Hotshots draw first blood closing out the game late after an acrobatic Paul Lee runner in the lane

HOT SHOOTERS. Paul Lee overcame a slow first half to finish with 18 points and 5 rebounds, including a game-sealing floater in the lane. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

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

Hot shooting propels SMB to 1-0 lead over TNT

Feb 08, 2017 - 9:24 PM

The San Miguel Beermen make 16 of 26 3 pointers to draw first blood in their semifinals series against TNT KaTropa

1-0. San Miguel comes out on fire to get a 1-0 series lead over TNT in the best-of-7 semifinals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA Semifinals Game 1 – San Miguel Beermen vs TNT KaTropa

Feb 08, 2017 - 2:27 PM

Bookmark this page for updates on the game on Wednesday February 8 starting at 7 pm

Stir in Ateneo-La Salle game as ex-Batangas vice gov charges bench

Dec 03, 2016 - 9:04 PM

Security was reportedly called as a man charged towards the Ateneo bench who turned out to be former Batangas vice governor Mark Leviste

COMMOTION. Former Batangas vice governor Mark Leviste (in green jersey over white shirt) is restrained during Game 1 of the UAAP Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Thirdy Ravena admits weight of UAAP Finals moment got to Ateneo

Dec 03, 2016 - 8:36 PM

Before a loud crowd of 16 712 the Blue Eagles fall behind 16 2 to start and struggle to find their rhythm the entire first half

BIG MOMENT. Thirdy Ravena admits the big moment affected Ateneo in the UAAP Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Jeron Teng hits go-ahead shot, blocks Black to win Game 1

Dec 03, 2016 - 6:30 PM

With the game on the line La Salle s King Archer comes up big in the clutch in a Game 1 win over Ateneo

CLUTCH. With the game on the line, Jeron Teng showed why the call him King Archer. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle survives Ateneo rally for 1-0 UAAP Finals lead

Dec 03, 2016 - 6:00 PM

UPDATED Jeron Teng delivers on the go ahead layup with 15 1 seconds remaining as the top seed Green Archers survive a spirited comeback attempt from their rivals in the second half

FIRST BLOOD. La Salle draws first blood against rival Ateneo in the UAAP Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

CESAFI: Magis Eagles dominate UC in HS Finals Game 1

Oct 14, 2016 - 11:06 PM

Sacred Heart School Ateneo de Cebu is one game away from its fourth straight high school title

DOMINANCE. Jed Cedric Colonia and the Magis Eagles ran all over the Junior Webmasters in Game 1 of the CESAFI high school finals. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

San Beda squeaks by Arellano to take NCAA Finals Game 1

Oct 06, 2016 - 6:07 PM

Robert Bolick scores 24 and grabs 10 rebounds as the Red Lions withstand a late run by the Chiefs

FIRST BLOOD. Robert Bolick and San Beda secure a win over Arellano in Game 1. Photo by Josh Albelda/RAPPLER

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