No jab, no job: PBA doubles down on strict vaccination rule

Musong Castillo 12/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Veteran Magnolia center Rafi Reavis stands to lose a lot more in salaries if he decides not to get vaccinated as the Philippine Basketball Association remains firm in its stand not to let uninoculated…

Meralco import: ‘I got to be better in Game 2’ 

Bong Lozada 01/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines—It could’ve boiled down to one final shot, but fate wasn’t on the side of Meralco and Allen Durham. Coming off his team’s final timeout, Durham drove hard to the hoop only to meet Japeth Aguilar…

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…

Cebu’s Fajardo leads tight PBA Best Player of the Conference race

Dennison Rey A. Dalupang 01/02/2020

June Mar Fajardo, the most dominant big man the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has ever seen, is again on track to winning another best player of the conference (BPC) race, though this Governors’ Cup derby could be…

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…

TNT nears finals berth in PBA Governors’ Cup

Dennison Rey A. Dalupang 12/20/2019

TNT used a fiery third period to pull the rug from under Meralco, 101-97, and seize control of their PBA Governors’ Cup race-to-three semifinal duel on Thursday night at Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. The KaTropa outscored 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…

Durham’s triple-double helps Meralco tie series with TNT

Musong Castillo 12/18/2019

A day before Game 2 of this PBA Governors’ Cup Final Four series was to be played, all the talk was on how Allen Durham should be contained. It was all that—talk. The workmanlike Meralco import had…

Ginebra recovers, ties series at 1-1

Denison Rey A. Dalupang 12/17/2019

The real Barangay Ginebra showed up on Monday night and, true to all preseries hype, made NorthPort look like it didn’t have a chance. Ginebra used a rip-roaring start to bury the Batang Pier early and be…

Major upset! No. 8 NorthPort ousts No. 1 NLEX via triple overtime thriller

11/28/2019

The NorthPort Batang Pier pulled off a huge upset by defeating the NLEX Road Warriors, 126-123, in a do-or-die quarterfinal match of the PBA Governors’ Cup  on Wednesday night, November 28, 2019, at the Araneta Coliseum.  …

TNT climbs back from 18 points down to oust defending champ Magnolia

Dennison Rey A. Dalupang 11/26/2019

MANILA, Philippines—TNT erased an 18-point deficit to scrape past and dethrone defending champion Magnolia, 98-97, in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals Monday night at Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. Ray Parks hit two pressure-packed free throws in…

No Grand Slam for SMB; Gin Kings oust Beermen in QF

11/24/2019

Barangay Ginebra did it again. The Gin Kings denied San Miguel another shot at a Grand Slam after ousting the Beermen with a 100-97 victory in the PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinal round on Sunday, November 24, 2019,…

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