Paul Lee brushes off losing tooth in Magnolia loss to San Miguel
A painful faceplant on court leaves Paul Lee losing yet another tooth Published 12:03 AM, October 12, 2019 Updated 12:03 AM, October 12, 2019 PART OF THE GAME. Even after an on-court accident, Magnolia star Paul Lee returns to the floor for the final possession. Read more
Lassiter just ‘fortunate to play’ after two-month absence
Marcio Lassiter takes the floor for only 7 minutes, but it’s more than enough for the recuperating San Miguel veteran Published 11:38 PM, October 11, 2019 Updated 11:38 PM, October 11, 2019 PROGRESS. San Miguel’s Marcio Lassiter gets his ‘feel-out game’ versus Magnolia. Read more
Unbeaten San Miguel cools down Magnolia in chippy thriller
June Mar Fajardo and Dez Wells come through as San Miguel escapes Magnolia by the slimmest of margins Published 9:36 PM, October 11, 2019 Updated 9:36 PM, October 11, 2019 DOUBLE-DOUBLE. June Mar Fajardo drops a 16-16 stat to tow San Miguel past Rafi Reavis and Magnolia. Read more
McCarthy, Perez lead Columbian bounce-back over Blackwater
CJ Perez gets Columbian off to a hot start as Rashawn McCarthy also delivers the finishing touches Published 6:58 PM, October 11, 2019 Updated 6:58 PM, October 11, 2019 EXPLOSIVE. CJ Perez unloads half of his 24-point total right in the opening quarter. Read more
NBA cancels all Lakers-Nets press events in China
The NBA says the China row has put the players in a ‘complicated and unprecedented situation’ @afp Published 5:58 PM, October 11, 2019 Updated 5:58 PM, October 11, 2019 NO MORE QUESTIONS. Visiting NBA players like Lakers superstar LeBron James and the Nets’ DeAndre Jordan will just let their... Read more
Warriors coach Kerr shrugs off Trump criticism
US President Donald Trump says Steve Kerr – a longtime critic of the president – ‘looked like a little boy’ when the Warriors coach declined to comment on the NBA-China row @afp Published 4:15 PM, October 11, 2019 Updated 4:15 PM, October 11, 2019 NBA ROW. Coach Steve Kerr... Read more
Curry cautious, Barkley blasts ‘idiots, fools’ in NBA-China row
As the NBA controversy in China rages on, Warriors star Steph Curry takes a wait-and-see stance while legend Charles Barkley rips league critics @afp Published 10:35 AM, October 11, 2019 Updated 10:36 AM, October 11, 2019 CIRCUMSPECT. ’We understand this is a business,’ says NBA superstar Steph Curry. Read more
Hail King James: NBA reigns for a night in China game
The preseason Shanghai clash between the Lakers and the Nets shows it will be difficult to shake the NBA’s huge following among passionate Chinese fans @afp Published 8:36 AM, October 11, 2019 Updated 8:36 AM, October 11, 2019 MAIN DRAW. LeBron James mesmerizes Chinese fans even as the Lakers... Read more
Controversy-hit Rockets beat Raptors in Japan preseason game
The Rockets split their preseason games with the NBA champion Raptors in a Japan tour overshadowed by the controversial tweet of Houston’s general manager @afp Published 11:04 PM, October 10, 2019 Updated 11:04 PM, October 10, 2019 IN FORM. Russell Westbrook picks up his first preseason victory with the... Read more
NBA game to go ahead in China despite free speech row
LeBron James and the Lakers take on the Brooklyn Nets in a Shanghai preseason game amid a controversial pro-democracy tweet that has angered China @afp Published 2:38 PM, October 10, 2019 Updated 2:38 PM, October 10, 2019 FREE SPEECH. The NBA has always championed free speech among its players... Read more