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Christmas putting quiet PBA debut behind as Ginebra awaits in playoffs

Jul 17, 2019 - 11:41 PM

Rakeem Christmas will have his hands full in his next PBA game as he faces reigning Best Import Justin Brownlee and defending champion Barangay Ginebra

ADJUSTMENT PERIOD. Rakeem Christmas will have to fast-track his adjustment to the Magnolia system entering the quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images


TNT seals No. 1 spot, deals new-look Magnolia 4th straight loss

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:43 PM

Best Import award frontrunner Terrence Jones delivers a near triple-double performance to catapult the KaTropa to their eighth straight victory

RUNNING HOT. Terrence Jones and TNT extend their winning streak. Photo from PBA Images


Delroy James breathes life to Meralco's playoff hopes

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:05 PM

Delroy James earns his first PBA win to help Meralco set up a playoff date with Alaska for the last quarterfinals berth

ONE MORE MATCH. Delroy James to extends his PBA stint with Meralco. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco stuns San Miguel to stay alive in playoff race

Jul 17, 2019 - 7:19 PM

Import Delroy James carries the scoring cudgels down the stretch as Meralco sets up a playoff date with Alaska for the last quarterfinal berth

KEY COGS. Chris Newsome and Brian Faundo provide timely contributions for Meralco Photo from PBA Images


'Not good news' for Ginebra as San Miguel or Magnolia awaits

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:59 PM

Barangay Ginebra braces for a grueling quarterfinals against either San Miguel or Magnolia – teams that won a championship in the last two conferences

WAXING HOT. Justin Brownlee heads into the playoff coming off a scorching 50-point performance. Photo from PBA Images


Brownlee erupts for 50 as Ginebra survives Columbian in OT

Jul 14, 2019 - 9:39 PM

Justin Brownlee raises his game to another level as the Gin Kings head into the playoffs as the No. 4 seed

CLUTCH. Stanley Pringle comes through in crunchtime for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


With Alaska still in control of playoff bid, Compton says 'honor the game'

Jul 14, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Alaska still has a shot at reaching the quarterfinals, but it needs to get past Phoenix or Meralco in the playoffs

BREAKTHROUGH. Diamon Simpson seeks for his first win with Alaska in the Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Blackwater seals No. 3 seed, denies Alaska playoff seat

Jul 14, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Ray Parks finishes with a near triple-double, while bench guys Roi Sumang and Rabeh Al-Hussaini come up clutch for the Elite

CLUTCH. Roi Sumang delivers anew for Blackwater down the stretch. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel nips Rain or Shine in CDO to punch playoff ticket

Jul 13, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Import Chris McCullough and June Mar Fajardo take over down the stretch as the Beermen tally their third straight win

BACK TO THE PLAYOFFS. June Mar Fajardo and San Miguel won't go on an early vacation. Photo from PBA Images


Chasing happiness: Gab Banal proves PBA not end-all, be-all

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:09 PM

For journeyman Gab Banal, his long list of duties is enough proof that hoop dreams don’t begin and end with the big league

NOTHING TO PROVE. Gab Banal says his basketball experience has been ‘very rich.’ Photo from PBA Images

Bolick boosts NorthPort bid for No. 1: 'I just want to win'

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:04 AM

Robert Bolick comes up clutch anew with a game-winner as NorthPort heads into the quarterfinals with a winning attitude

WIN ONCE. Robert Bolick and NorthPort will enjoy a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images


Bolick saves the day as NorthPort sinks Meralco

Jul 12, 2019 - 10:08 PM

The Batang Pier end the elimination round with a 9-2 record and could head into the quarterfinals as the No. 1 team

ICE IN HIS VEINS. Robert Bolick comes up clutch for NorthPort again. Photo from PBA Images


Guiao rips officiating as NLEX narrowly escapes

Jul 12, 2019 - 9:11 PM

Ejected for the nth time, Yeng Guiao says they 'survived a badly officiated game' against Phoenix

SILVER LINING. Yeng Guiao and NLEX head into the season-ending Governors' Cup with a win. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX escapes to put Phoenix in peril of missing playoffs

Jul 12, 2019 - 7:22 PM

The Road Warriors almost squander a 20-point lead but survive to finish their Commissioner's Cup campaign on a winning note

WIN AGAIN. Olu Ashaolu helps NLEX return to the winning track. Photo from PBA Images


Arwind says San Miguel also not keen on facing Ginebra in playoffs

Jul 10, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Arwind Santos says he'd rather have the Beermen tangle with the Gin Kings in the finals of the PBA Commissioner's Cup

IN THE RUNNING. Arwind Santos and San Miguel are back in the playoff picture after back-to-back wins. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel crushes Phoenix to return to playoff picture

Jul 10, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Behind Chris McCullough, the Beermen continue their late push for the quarterfinals as they leapt from 9th to 7th place in the team standings

WALKING BUCKET. Chris McCullough impresses anew for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Montgomery does enough for Rain or Shine as Bowles replacement

Jul 10, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Carl Montgomery holds his own in his PBA debut as Rain or Shine bolsters its playoff hopes

STAND-IN. Carl Montgomery helps Rain or Shine remain relevant in the playoff race. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine boosts playoff bid with escape over Magnolia

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:01 PM

The Elasto Painters pick up their second straight win, while the Hotshots absorb their third straight loss

WINNING DEBUT. Carl Montgomery debuts for Rain or Shine as a replacement for Denzel Bowles. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra trying to avoid San Miguel in playoffs, says Cone

Jul 08, 2019 - 8:48 AM

Tim Cone says San Miguel is 'good enough to beat anybody under any circumstances' even with its slow start in the PBA Commissioner's Cup

RIVALS. Barangay Ginebra dethroned San Miguel the last time they faced each other in the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images


Like Mike: Cone compares Brownlee to Jordan in Clasico explosion

Jul 07, 2019 - 11:11 PM

Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee puts on a scoring clinic against Magnolia and almost finishes with a triple-double

BEST IMPORT. Justin Brownlee dazzles as Barangay Ginebra punches playoff ticket. Photo from PBA Images


Brownlee waxes hot as Ginebra frustrates Magnolia in Manila Clasico

Jul 07, 2019 - 9:39 PM

Justin Brownlee resets his career-high in points as Barangay Ginebra bucks a lethargic start to punch its playoff ticket

STAN THE MAN. Stanley Pringle and Barangay Ginebra turn back Magnolia with a fiery second-half showing. Photo from PBA Images


Jones reciprocates teammates' trust as TNT seals playoff bonus

Jul 07, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Terrence Jones becomes the first TNT player in franchise history with 3 triple-doubles in the same conference since 1998

TEAM TO BEAT. Terrence Jones and TNT continue to wreak havoc in the PBA, clinching their ninth win in 10 games. Photo from PBA Images


TNT locks twice-to-beat bonus with romp of Blackwater

Jul 07, 2019 - 6:59 PM

Terrence Jones collects his second straight triple-double and third overall as he continues to solidify his case for the Best Import award

BEAST. TNT import Terrence Jones proves too much for Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images


Bowles felt 'something cracked in his knee'

Jul 06, 2019 - 10:57 PM

Denzel Bowles will 'most probably' be out for the PBA Commissioner's Cup after hurting his knee, says Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia

INJURED. Denzel Bowles provides an early lift to help Rain or Shine clinch its fourth win. Photo from PBA Images


Bowles exits with knee injury, but Rain or Shine escapes Alaska

Jul 06, 2019 - 9:22 PM

Locals step up big for the Elasto Painters as import Denzel Bowles suffers a knee injury in the first half

WIN AGAIN. Denzel Bowles and Rain or Shine rediscover their winning groove. Photo from PBA Images


Returning Celda comes up clutch for win-hungry Columbian

Jul 06, 2019 - 8:44 PM

Reden Celda comes back from a hip injury and delivers the game-winner as the Dyip remain in the playoff hunt

BACK WITH FLAIR. Reden Celda returns and gives Columbian a much-needed boost in the PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Columbian stuns Phoenix to keep playoff fire burning

Jul 06, 2019 - 7:03 PM

The Dyip pull off crucial plays on both ends of the floor to prevent the Fuel Masters from claiming a third straight win

PESKY DYIP. Lester Prosper and Columbian continue to play spoiler in the standings. Photo from PBA Images


New San Miguel import McCullough introduces self to PBA in fashion

Jul 05, 2019 - 11:52 PM

Chris McCullough almost reaches the half-century mark as San Miguel gets back on track for a playoff berth

SCORING MACHINE. Chris McCullough flaunts his offensive prowess in his PBA debut. Photo from PBA Images


McCullough dominates as San Miguel revives playoff campaign

Jul 05, 2019 - 9:44 PM

Replacing former Best Import Charles Rhodes, Chris McCullough does not disappoint in his PBA debut

ANOTHER LEVEL. Chris McCullough has himself a rousing PBA debut for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Motivated Sumang propels Blackwater to playoffs

Jul 05, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Roi Sumang says being a father changed his life and how he plays the game

MAIDEN. Roi Sumang and Blackwater are through to the Commissioner's Cup playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Photo from PBA Images


Blackwater through to playoffs after OT win over Magnolia

Jul 05, 2019 - 7:26 PM

The Elite stop a two-game slide and prevent the Hotshots from extending their winning run to 6 games

BACK ON TRACK. Ray Parks and Blackwater return to the winning column. Photo from PBA Images


Caloy believes Rain or Shine can still turn campaign around

Jul 04, 2019 - 12:09 AM

Coach Caloy Garcia says Rain or Shine locals should play consistently to be able to help import Denzel Bowles

BACKS AGAINST THE WALL. Rain or Shine faces 3 must-win games in order to advance to the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images


Jones triple-double powers TNT romp of Rain or Shine

Jul 03, 2019 - 9:48 PM

Terrence Jones links up with Roger Pogoy and Jayson Castro as the KaTropa solidify their hold of the No. 1 ranking

BEAST. Terrence Jones continues to make a strong case for the Best Import award. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel import says PH has best fried chicken

Jul 03, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Before he gets a taste of PBA action, former NBA player Chris McCullough can't help but rave about the country's fast food chicken

NEW GUY. Chris McCullough looks to help save San Miguel in its bid to reach the playoffs of the PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from McCullough's Twitter account (@brisskuno)


Elorde, Bolick take over late as NorthPort survives Columbian

Jul 03, 2019 - 7:21 PM

Nico Elorde buries 3 big three-pointers down the stretch, while Robert Bolick scores the game-winning layup as the Batang Pier pick up their eighth win

BREAKS OF THE GAME. CJ Perez and Columbian fall short in their bid to upset NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


Well-wishes pour in as Kevin Alas, Selina Dagdag announce engagement

Jul 01, 2019 - 4:53 PM

The NLEX guard pops the question to the PBA courtside reporter after two years as a couple

FIANCE. Kevin Alas and Selina Dagdag are now engaged. Photo from Alas' Instagram account (@kevinlouiealas)


Tim Cone salivates at return of injured players for Ginebra

Jul 01, 2019 - 10:01 AM

The Gin Kings are bound to get even more talented as soon as Jeff Chan, Jared Dillinger, and Art dela Cruz recover from their respective injuries

LOADED. Tim Cone and Barangay Ginebra have an abundance of talent at their disposal. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra rains 3-pointers late to topple pesky Alaska

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:59 PM

Justin Brownlee, Stanley Pringle, LA Tenorio, and Japeth Aguilar all breach the 20-point mark as the Gin Kings bounce back from a loss

ACROSS THE BOARD. Justin Brownlee flirts with a triple-double in a win for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Arwind says struggling San Miguel to start small, target last playoff spot

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:35 PM

The Beermen currently reside at 10th place in the PBA Commissioner's Cup after absorbing their fifth loss in 7 games

DOWN BUT NOT OUT. Arwind Santos says pride will prevail for San Miguel in its bid to reach the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images


Columbian adds to San Miguel misery with OT escape

Jun 30, 2019 - 7:23 PM

Lester Prosper and CJ Perez conspire as the Dyip deal the Beermen their fifth loss in 7 outings

ANOTHER LOSS. Charles Rhodes and San Miguel continue to struggle. Photo from PBA Images


Barroca dazzles in Zamboanga as streaking Magnolia blasts Meralco

Jun 29, 2019 - 7:48 PM

Mark Barroca fires a team-high in points to help the Hotshots earn their fifth straight win in dominant fashion

TOWN PRIDE. Mark Barroca gives a basketball treat to his townsmen in Zamboanga City. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra star Brownlee blames self despite 4th-quarter outburst

Jun 28, 2019 - 11:07 PM

Justin Brownlee goes hard on himself even after scoring all but one of Ginebra's 22 points in the final period

SCORING OUTBURST. Justin Brownlee admits he needs to get more of his Ginebra teammates involved. Photo from PBA Images

Wright, Phoenix down Ginebra off 45-point 3rd-quarter blast

Jun 28, 2019 - 9:57 PM

Despite coach Louie Alas' ejection, the Fuel Masters sustain their second-half tear against the Kings

UPPERHAND. Matthew Wright and the Fuel Masters get the better of Stanley Pringle and the Kings. Photo from PBA Images

Ashaolu turns heads in debut as NLEX averts disaster for 2nd win

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Proving coach Yeng Guiao wrong, Olu Ashaolu drops all-around numbers in his first game with the Road Warriors

WORKHORSE. Olu Ashaolu quickly delivers the goods for the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind would rather lose by 50 than in Game 7 of finals

Jun 27, 2019 - 9:07 AM

Arwind Santos sticks to the positives after San Miguel absorbed a 36-point beating from Magnolia – the team it beat in 7 games for the Philippine Cup title

BOUNCE BACK. Arwind Santos says the conference is not yet over for the struggling San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Streaking Magnolia punishes San Miguel with 36-point romp

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:00 PM

James Farr, Jio Jalalon and Mark Barroca show the way as the Hotshots earn their fourth straight win

KEY COG. James Farr continues to prove he is a perfect fit for Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix ends NorthPort streak behind hot-shooting Wright

Jun 26, 2019 - 7:21 PM

Matthew Wright finds his range as the Fuel Masters regain their winning ways

GUNNER. Matthew Wright scorches hot for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


Despite D-League title romp, Baldwin expects more from Ateneo

Jun 26, 2019 - 1:27 AM

Tab Baldwin says the Ateneo Blue Eagles are far from ready for their three-peat bid in the UAAP

KINGS OF COURT. The Ateneo Blue Eagles capture the 2019 PBA D-League crown. Photo from PBA Images


Cignal-Ateneo buries CEU to win PBA D-League title

Jun 25, 2019 - 6:38 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles clinch their second offseason title since winning their second straight UAAP crown in 2018

NOT GOING THE DISTANCE. Thirdy Ravena and Cignal-Ateneo dispose of CEU in 4 games. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra gives NLEX sound beating as Pringle debuts

Jun 23, 2019 - 9:53 PM

Seeing action for the first time since his trade from NorthPort, Stanley Pringle conspires with Justin Brownlee in the dominant win

NEW KING. Stanley Pringle debuts for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images