Romeo loses cool vs NorthPort, vows to keep emotions in check
Terrence Romeo says he has no problems with physicality in games, but acknowledges he should learn not to engage in heated exchanges Published 12:03 AM, July 22, 2019 Updated 12:03 AM, July 22, 2019 GUTSY WIN. Terrence Romeo and San Miguel stay alive in the playoffs. Photo from PBA... Read more
Cruz gets under Jones’ skin, helps Alaska stay alive vs favored TNT
Carl Bryan Cruz and the Aces limit Terrence Jones to his second lowest scoring and lowest rebounding outputs in the PBA Published 10:36 PM, July 21, 2019 Updated 10:36 PM, July 21, 2019 ALL OUT. With Alaska on the verge of reaching the semifinals, Carl Bryan Cruz says he... Read more
McCullough catches fire late as San Miguel drags NorthPort to KO match
The Beermen arrest a monumental meltdown by shutting the door on the Batang Pier in the final 6 minutes Published 9:31 PM, July 21, 2019 Updated 9:31 PM, July 21, 2019 RELIBLE IMPORT. Chris McCullough delivers another win for San Miguel. Read more
Alaska shocks TNT with 36-point obliteration, forces do-or-die
Considered heavy underdogs against the twice-to-beat KaTropa, the Aces prove they are no pushovers to keep their semifinals bid alive Published 7:01 PM, July 21, 2019 Updated 7:02 PM, July 21, 2019 KEY COG. Diamon Simpson continues to be a steady presence for Alaska. Read more
Brownlee wary of Magnolia fightback as Ginebra takes Game 1
As history suggests, Magnolia can be extremely dangerous coming off a defeat, especially when Ginebra is on the other side Published 11:11 PM, July 20, 2019 Updated 11:11 PM, July 20, 2019 CLASICO SHOWDOWN. Justin Brownlee knows it will not be easy for Barangay Ginebra to close out Magnolia... Read more
Magnolia limits Brownlee, but Ginebra pulls through in Game 1
The Gin Kings take the opener of the best-of-three quarterfinals series by keeping the Hotshots scoreless in the last two minutes Published 9:15 PM, July 20, 2019 Updated 9:15 PM, July 20, 2019 MAIDEN. Stanley Pringle earns his first playoff win as a member of Barangay Ginebra. Read more
Nambatac embracing go-to guy role for Rain or Shine
Rey Nambatac stars in several key plays as Rain or Shine trumps Blackwater in Game 1 of the quarterfinals Published 9:04 PM, July 20, 2019 Updated 9:04 PM, July 20, 2019 CLUTCH. Rey Nambatac does not shy away from the biggest moments. Photo from PBA Images MANILA, Philippines –... Read more
Rain or Shine draws first blood vs Blackwater behind Nambatac winner
The Elasto Painters storm back from 8 points down in the final two minutes to take Game 1 of their best-of-three quarterfinals duel against the Elite Published 7:07 PM, July 20, 2019 Updated 7:07 PM, July 20, 2019 SUPRISE, SURPRISE. No. 6 Rain or Shine stuns No. 3 Blackwater. Read more
Harden to skip 2019 FIBA World Cup
Begging off from Team USA, James Harden wants to focus on the new-look Rockets that also now banner Russell Westbrook @afp Published 11:16 AM, July 20, 2019 Updated 11:16 AM, July 20, 2019 TWO STARS OUT. James Harden’s announcement comes just days after Anthony Davis also decides to skip... Read more
Manuel, Alaska go through eye of the needle to reach playoffs
Coming off a five-game skid and wasting numerous chances to advance to the quarterfinals, Vic Manuel and Alaska finally pull through Published 9:12 AM, July 20, 2019 Updated 9:12 AM, July 20, 2019 HARD-PRESSED. Vic Manuel and Alaska need to prepare hard with TNT, the hottest team in the... Read more