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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


Japeth clinches first Finals MVP as Ginebra rules

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:49 PM

Japeth Aguilar delivers on both ends to help power Barangay Ginebra to a PBA Governors' Cup title for the third time in the last 4 seasons

DOMINANT FIGURE. Meralco finds no answer for Japeth Aguilar as he helps key Barangay Ginebra to another PBA Governors' Cup crown. 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


LIVE UPDATES: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governors' Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 5

Jan 16, 2020 - 6:50 PM

Barangay Ginebra seeks to wrap it up but Meralco aims to stay alive when they meet in Game 5 at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday, January 17.

No pain, no gain: Almazan wants to finish PBA finals despite knee injury

Jan 16, 2020 - 3:59 PM

Raymond Almazan endures the pain from a meniscal tear on his left knee and suits up for Meralco in Game 4 against Barangay Ginebra

ON THE BRINK. Raymond Almazan and Meralco have their backs against the wall after going down 1-3 in the PBA Governors' Cup finals. 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


Brownlee, Ginebra blast Meralco to move on cusp of PBA title

Jan 15, 2020 - 9:33 PM

Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra dominate the last 3 periods after a tight opening quarter to gain a 3-1 lead in the PBA Governors' Cup finals

ONE MORE WIN. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra are a win away from a third Governors' Cup crown in the last 4 seasons. Photo from PBA Images


Standhardinger caps fresh start in NorthPort with first Best Player award

Jan 15, 2020 - 7:15 PM

Traded in the middle of the PBA Governors' Cup, Christian Standhardinger shows he can put up monster numbers and lead a team to success

STELLAR CAMPAIGN. Christian Standhardinger beats out former teammate June Mar Fajardo for the coveted plum. Photo from PBA Images


Durham cops third Best Import honor

Jan 15, 2020 - 7:11 PM

Meralco's Allen Durham beats out Ginebra's Justin Brownlee yet again for the coveted award

UPPER HAND. Allen Durham beats out Just Brownlee anew for the top import award. Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governors' Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 4

Jan 14, 2020 - 6:47 PM

Barangay Ginebra shoots for a 3-1 lead, while Meralco seeks to level the best-of-seven duel at 2-2 in Game 4 at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, January 15

Injured Almazan a gametime decision for Meralco

Jan 14, 2020 - 4:49 PM

Raymond Almazan had been averaging 17.5 points, 11 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in the finals before injuring his left knee

CRUCIAL DECISION. Raymond Almazan will warm up for Game 4 and decide whether he is fit enough to play. Photo from PBA Images


Told by Cone of measly assist production, Brownlee answers call

Jan 13, 2020 - 11:50 PM

Justin Brownlee flirts with a triple-double to lead Barangay Ginebra to a 2-1 finals lead over Meralco after tallying just a single assist in the first two games combined

DO-IT-ALL. Justin Brownlee displays his full offensive repertoire in Game 3 of the PBA Governors' Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governor's Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 3

Jan 11, 2020 - 6:00 PM

A 2-1 lead is up for grabs as Barangay Ginebra and Meralco tangle in Game 3 at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, January 12

Meralco escapes Ginebra to knot PBA finals at 1-1

Jan 10, 2020 - 9:46 PM

Baser Amer and Allen Durham deliver down the stretch as Meralco frustrates Barangay Ginebra in Lucena City

BREAKTHROUGH. Allen Durham and Meralco get their first win in Lucena City. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governor's Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 2

Jan 09, 2020 - 8:12 PM

Barangay Ginebra and Meralco battle on the road for Game 2 in Lucena City on Friday, January 10

Tenorio: Game 1 vs Meralco 'hardest' Ginebra played in years

Jan 08, 2020 - 4:33 PM

LA Tenorio and Barangay Ginebra 'bleed for every point' against a tough Meralco side in Game 1 of the PBA Governors' Cup finals

ONE DOWN. LA Tenorio and Barangay Ginebra are 3 wins away from another PBA Governors' Cup crown. Photo from PBA Images


Brownlee, Ginebra survive Meralco in thrilling Game 1

Jan 07, 2020 - 10:10 PM

Justin Brownlee comes up clutch with big-time free throws as Barangay Ginebra draws first blood against Meralco in the best-of-seven finals series

EVER RELIABLE. As usual, Justin Brownlee saves the day for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governors' Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 1

Jan 06, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Barangay Ginebra and Meralco kick off the best-of-seven series on Tuesday, January 7, at the Araneta Coliseum

Black calls Quinto one of biggest draft steals in PBA history

Dec 24, 2019 - 7:56 AM

Bong Quinto keys Meralco back to the PBA finals with the finest game of his young professional career

DRAFT STEAL. Bong Quinto proves his worth once again for Meralco, which will face Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Governors' Cup finals for the third time in the last 4 seasons. 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