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Abueva benched due to injured thumb

Jul 13, 2015 - 3:00 PM

I’m not going to force a guy who’s injured He can’t hold the ball ” Alaska coach Alex Compton bares reason for Calvin Abueva s absence in Game 2 endgame

INJURED THUMB. Calvin Abueva played limited minutes in Game 2 of the 2015 PBA Governors' Cup Finals with an injured right thumb. Photo from PBA Images

NLEX import Alexander proves worth, avoids ax

Jun 03, 2015 - 6:58 PM

Faced with the possibility of being sent home Kwame Alexander finished with 28 points 11 rebounds and two blocks as NLEX snapped a two game losing skid

SAFE FOR NOW. NLEX import Kwame Alexander (right) keeps his job for now after a dominant performance that helped the Road Warriors defeat the Aces. Photo from PBA Images

Talk ’N Text leans on De Ocampo to escape Alaska

May 18, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Ranidel de Ocampo hits crucial shots in the end to deal Alaska its first loss of the 2015 PBA Governors Cup

Larry Fonacier contributed 12 points as Talk 'N Text squeaked past Alaska. Photo from PBA Images

Johnson explodes again as Ginebra clinches first win

May 14, 2015 - 12:21 AM

Orlando Johnson stays hot in his third Ginebra game with 47 points

POWERHOUSE. Orlando Johnson is proving to be the powerhouse for Barangay Ginebra with his third straight near-50 point game. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Romeo boosts Globalport in Jarencio’s first game back as coach

May 06, 2015 - 12:14 AM

Globalport starts off the 2015 PBA Governors Cup strong with dominant win over Meralco

SIZZLING START. Terrence Romeo propels Globalport to first Governors' Cup win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Aces roll past Elite for easy Govs Cup opening win

May 05, 2015 - 11:24 PM

Alaska opens the second half with a massive 20 4 run and wrests control of the contest for good

HIGH NOTE. American import Romeo Travis opened up his PBA stint with a double-double performance to help Alaska to its first win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Santos vows Beermen to whip out ‘bazookas,’ ‘canyons’ for Govs Cup

Apr 01, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Arwind Santos wants nothing more than for the Beermen to remember the pain of a setback and come back guns ablaze

BAZOOKAS AND CANYONS. Arwind Santos swears the Beermen will not settle for anything less than bazookas and canyons when they return in the Governors' Cup after a disappointing Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA to play two Govs Cup games in Dubai

Feb 27, 2015 - 8:09 PM

The two games will feature Barangay Ginebra San Miguel the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and the Globalport Batang Pier

Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Meralco lands ‘built for PBA’ import for Govs Cup

Feb 18, 2015 - 6:45 AM

The Bolts signed veteran and newly crowned NBA D League All Star Game MVP Andre Emmett

Andre Emmett will be Meralco's import for the season-ending Governors' Cup. Photo from NBA.com

San Mig's grand slam victory is destiny fullfilled

Jul 13, 2014 - 6:45 AM

Unlike previous grand slams this one by San Mig Coffee was not a dominant run It was hard earned fighting thru numerous do or die battles

GRAND SLAM COACH. Winning a Grand Slam deserves a water bath. Here coach Tim Cone gets some love from his players after winning the championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: San Mig Coffee's historic Grand Slam

Jul 10, 2014 - 7:50 PM

Relive the glorious end to the PBA s 39th season through these photos

GRAND SLAM COACH. Winning a Grand Slam deserves a water bath. Here coach Tim Cone gets some love from his players after winning the championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Fajardo wins PBA MVP, lives an unexpected dream

Jul 05, 2014 - 10:07 PM

June Mar Fajardo never expected to be great at basketball He was never even fully acquainted with the sport as a kid But now he s the PBA s Most Valuable Player

MVP. 2014 PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo gives a speech after receiving his award. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Commissioner Salud says draft lottery was an 'honest draw'

Jul 04, 2014 - 3:50 PM

It may have appeared unrefined but it was an honest draw

HONEST DRAW. PBA Commissioner Chito Salud apologizes for the 'crude' draft lottery but insists it's an honest process. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

James Yap delivers as San Mig Coffee snatches away Game 1

Jul 01, 2014 - 11:40 PM

Trusted veteran James Yap delivered the final blow to put away the Painters in the last minute of Game 1

BIG GAME ONCE AGAIN. James Yap comes through for San Mig Coffee once again with two big shot to put away Rain or Shine in Game 1 of the Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

JVee Casio anxious to come back in Game 5 after costly slip

Jun 27, 2014 - 6:31 PM

It s one game It s a do or die for us We re looking forward to Saturday s game All or nothing

JVee Casio (R) attempts to steal the ball from Paul Lee (L). Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Talk 'N Text fights to stay alive in semis Game 3

Jun 23, 2014 - 7:11 PM

I have complete faith in the guys in that locker room to get out and get it done says Jimmy Alapag

KAYA KO YAN. Jimmy Alapag, seen driving to the basket in game 2 against San Mig Coffee's Justin Melton, feels good about their chances of making the finals. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Miguel thwarts Air21 in physical game

Jun 14, 2014 - 9:23 PM

San Miguel survives a game marred by multiple technical fouls and improves chances at clinching a twice to beat edge

FOUL TROUBLE. San Miguel bigman June Mar Fajardo (light) still finished in double figures despite battling foul trouble. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Gary David catches fire as Meralco ends season fighting

Jun 14, 2014 - 6:09 PM

David leads the charge for the Bolts as they bow out of the Governors Cup at 9th place with a 3 6 win loss record

ON FIRE. Gary David (dark) and the Meralco Bolts went out in style with a blowout win over the Globalport Batang Pier to end their PBA Governors' Cup campaign. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

West's aggression propels Meralco over San Miguel

Jun 07, 2014 - 9:16 PM

Meralco import Mario West figured in a 42 point 14 rebound performance to climb out of the cellar in the standings

FULL ON AGGRESSION. Meralco Bolts import Mario West came out aggressive and scored 42 points to down the San Miguel Beermen. File Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Offer from Kuwait nat'l team may be reason for missing Al-Hussaini

May 31, 2014 - 8:45 PM

PBA center Rabeh Al Hussaini is still in Kuwait and hasn t seen action for the reeling Meralco Bolts this conference

MISSING IN ACTION. Rabeh Al Hussaini hasn't suited up for the Meralco Bolts in the PBA Governors' Cup. File Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Cardona's endgame heroics propel Air21 past Alaska

May 30, 2014 - 10:03 PM

Mark Cardona came through in the game s final two minutes to give Air21 a much needed character building win over the Alaska Aces

CARDONA EXPRESS. Mark Cardona (white) took charge for the Air21 Express in the most crucial stretch to give his team the W. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Alapag, Fonacier lead Texters past Rain or Shine

May 29, 2014 - 1:12 AM

Talk N Text hangs on against Rain or Shine thanks to leadership of Jimmy Alapag and Larry Fonacier

MIGHTY MOUSE. Jimmy Alapag stood tall yet again for Talk 'N Text with 3 baskets from beyond the arc in their win over Rain or Shine. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Beermen squeak past Barako in OT

May 28, 2014 - 9:30 PM

Import Reggie Williams exploded for 33 points to lift the Beermen in overtime

IMPORT TO THE RESCUE. Reggie Williams (in red) towed San Miguel to victory with his all-around offensive explosion. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images