Tempered expectations

Dennison Rey A. Dalupang 03/09/2021

Tim Cone, the multititled Barangay Ginebra coach, said that the most important battle for his Gin Kings in the coming PBA season is one that will be fought among themselves. “I think it’s going to be our…

Acquisition of ‘throwback’ star Standhardinger puts Ginebra on course for brighter tomorrows

Denison Rey Dalupang 03/06/2021

Barangay Ginebra is paving a path to a dynastic future by pulling a page from its past. The Gin Kings acquired NorthPort big man Christian Standhardinger for Greg Slaughter in a one-on-one swap that was reported a…

For the fans: Gin Kings win PBA All-Filipino crown

Denison Rey A. Dalupang 12/10/2020

In a conference played inside a bubble, where fans were barred from the stadium, Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone did not let the moment pass without a shoutout to the most passionate cheering section in basketball. “To…

Meralco, TNT force decider

Denison Rey A. Dalupang 11/26/2020

They say the greatest two words in sports are “Game Seven.” For a Meralco squad that faced the end of its season twice in the stretch, Game 5 sounds just as sweet. The Bolts, after all, have…

Ginebra, other teams enter PBA bubble

MARK GIONGCO 09/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The last batch of PBA teams have begun their arrival in Clark, Pampanga on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, for the resumption of the Philippine Cup on October 11, 2020. Among the clubs that joined…

Cone: Slaughter not responding to calls

Cedelf Tupas 07/03/2020

From all indications, Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone knows getting Greg Slaughter back is a long shot. “We don’t know if he’s coming back. He has not responded [to calls],” said Cone, referring to Slaughter, who has…

The end is near for Meralco

Denison Rey A. Dalupang 01/16/2020

Even one of the gutsiest stands by a player in years failed to stop a rampaging Barangay Ginebra, which is now within a win of claiming a third PBA Governors’ Cup title in four years. The Gin…

Ginebra takes 2-1 lead over Meralco in PBA Governors’ Cup Finals

Dennison Rey A. Dalupang 01/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Barangay Ginebra slipped past Meralco, 92-84, for a 2-1 series lead in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. Stanley Pringle emptied 17 of his 21 points in…

‘Road Kings’

Dennison Rey Dalupang 01/10/2020

Meralco coach Norman Black knows Barangay Ginebra counterpart Tim Cone and his charges will be bringing more than a winning feeling when they shoot for a 2-0 lead against his Bolts in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals…

BATTLE BEGINS

Dennison Rey Dalupang 01/07/2020

Barangay Ginebra’s Tim Cone and Meralco’s Norman Black have seen a lot of things transpire in their very long careers in the Philippine Basketball Association, and know that the Governors’ Cup Finals, which they will be a…

It’s going to be Meralco vs Ginebra in the finals again

Denison Rey A. Dalupang 12/24/2019

ANTIPOLO—With its defense clicking in the final three periods, Meralco on Monday night, December 23, 2019, took the best that TNT could offer and beat the KaTropa silly in the end, with an 89-78 victory in the…

Too much firepower: Ginebra nears finals berth in PBA

Musong Castillo 12/19/2019

Too loaded, too quick and too experienced, Barangay Ginebra dealt NorthPort a second straight beating on Wednesday night, December 18, 2019,  that—more than anything—could deflate the Batang Pier’s belief that they have a chance to make the…

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