Batang Pier end Beermen s streak

GlobalPort pulled the rug on San Miguel Beer, 98-94, snapping the defending conference champion’s three-game win streak in the PBA’s Commissioner’s Cup hostilities Wednesday night at the Mall of Asia Arena......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJun 13th, 2018

GlobalPort rises to 4-4, snaps San Miguel’s 3-game streak

GlobalPort toppled San Miguel, 98-94, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. The Batang Pier reached .500 territory with a 4-4 record and in the process, snapped the Beermen's three-game winning streak. Stanley Pringle came up with a crucial steal on Alex Cabagnot that led to a layup by Moala Tautuaa on the other end for the Batang Pier's 97-94 lead with 19 seconds left. Globalport and San Miguel went tit-for-tat in the final six minutes of the game with Cabagnot scoring on a 3-pointer to give the Beermen an 89-88 lead before Kelly Nabong made a layup to give Batang Pier the 90-89 bubble. Reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo tied the game a...Keep on reading: GlobalPort rises to 4-4, snaps San Miguel’s 3-game streak.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Texters overrun BPier; Hotshots nip Beermen

TNT KaTropa banked on the endgame explosions of Marqus Blakely and Terrence Romeo, completing a tremendous fightback from 23 down and adding to the woes of the NorthPort Batang Pier in a mind-boggling 104-102 win in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

PBA: Blakely looking at brighter signal with TNT

Looks like brighter signal is ahead for TNT in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. New import Marqus Blakely says that chemistry is a bit of a problem for the KaTropa with him being the team's third import in the season-ending conference. That, coupled with the KaTropa having a new head coach in Bong Ravena and a new consultant in Mark Dickel, is making adjustments aplenty for TNT. Still, the KaTropa are 2-0 with Blakely, including 23-point comeback vs. Northport Sunday. "I wouldn’t say it’s too different. I’d just say it's chemistry," Blakely said on the difference between TNT and Magnolia, the previous team he played for in the PBA. "We’ve been together 2, 3 weeks now? In Magnolia,  as soon as you step in the gym, we’d still have the chemistry from 2, 3 conferences ago. That’s something we still have to build on [with TNT] every practice to get better. You could see it. There are ups and downs, there are more so because were not all on the same page. Chemistry is something we could fix over this next three weeks," he added. Despite adjusting on the fly, Blakely and the KaTropa did more than enough to steal a win from the Batang Pier to maintain their now three-game winning streak in the Governors' Cup. Blakely scored 15 points in the fourth quarter against Northport, including the go-ahead layup for the final tally. "I mean we saw two tales for two different teams today. First half, we didn’t play as well as we wanted to," Blakely said. "But what we saw is defense. Defense is gonna get us out of any situation. I think we were down 20, 25 at one point. Coach told us that we weren’t getting stops in transition, and get us more points, easy points, easy buckets in transition—open shots We just focused in on that, we played a hell of a game," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

PBA: Champion Ginebra goes for solo first before FIBA break

The protagonists from the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals are coming in hot in the Governors' Cup. Two-time defending champion Brgy. Ginebra is off to a 2-0 start in its latest title defense behind the continued brilliance of super import Justin Brownlee. On Wednesday the Gin Kings take on the winless Northport Batang Pier (0-3) as they look to take over no. 1 in the standings before the league goes on a break for the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. Meanwhile, the Beermen had a rousing debut last week behind the tireless Christian Standhardinger. San Miguel will take on Blackwater as both teams shoot for their second win in as many games. The Ginebra-Northport clash is set for 7:00 p.m. at the Big Dome right after the 4:30 p.m. showdown of the Beermen and Elite.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018


Miss the PBA yet? Don't worry as there's more action coming your way starting Friday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. The 2018 PBA Governors' Cup will tip off this weekend and we have prolific imports in town, 12 of them to be exact. Get to know who they are before we start the third and final conference for this season.   Justin Brownlee --- Ginebra By now, Justin Brownlee needs no introduction but here goes anyway for the benefit of those who don't know him for some reason. Brownlee is a three-time PBA champion for the Gin Kings and a one-time Best Import. His first two titles came in the Governors' Cup. The first one was in 2016 when he hit "The Shot" in Game 6. The second one was last year when he led the barangay to a Game 7 win in front of more than 50,000 fans at the Philippine Arena. He's a Ginebra legend.   Allen Durham --- Meralco The reigning two-time Best Import is back for the Bolts and he's looking to complete some unfinished business. Durham has led Meralco to two Governors' Cup Finals in his previous two stints in the PBA but each time, the Bolts lost to Ginebra for the title. Is third time the charm for Allen Durham and Meralco?   AZ Reid --- San Miguel Arizona Reid won two Best Imports back when he was still with Rain or Shine and he won his first Governors' Cup title when he switched over to San Miguel. Now, the high-scoring import is back for the Beermen after a one-year hiatus. He has some business to finish here and at the top of the list is regaining his lost PBA championship.   Eugene Phelps --- Phoenix El Destructor first made a name for himself in the Governors' Cup. The Commissioner's Cup might not be his best cup of tea but when it comes to the season-ending conference, Eugene Phelps has proven before that he's a force to be reckoned with. With an upgraded local lineup and perhaps better durability this time around, El Destructor might just become extra destructive to the oppposition.   Henry Walker --- Blackwater The Elite made their second playoff appearance last year in the Governors' Cup with Henry Walker. As the no. 8 seed, they were a few minutes away from stunning no. 1 Meralco to go to the semis. Mr. Inspiration has provided nothing but positive stuff for Blackwater and with a longer build up, the Elite might be ready to take the next step in the Governors' Cup in order to salvage what has been a lost season.   Mike Harris --- Alaska The Aces are bringing in Mike Harris as reinforcement in the Governors' Cup. Harris has NBA experience with the Houston Rockets and the Utah Jazz. He has tremendous international experience and the PBA is only the latest in his long list of stops. He has a career average of 3.4 points in the NBA, playing a total of 54 games spread across five seasons.   Akeem Wright --- Columbian The Dyip will have 33-year-old Akeem Wright for the Governors' Cup. Wright was undrafted in the 2007 NBA Draft and since then, he's built an international career with stops in the Middle East and Europe.   Romeo Travis --- Magnolia A close buddy of LeBron James, Romeo Travis is back in the PBA. The first time, he played for Alaska and won Best Import but lost in the Finals to San Miguel Beer  back in 2015. Now, Travis will suit up for the Magnolia Hotshots. Travis of course is part of the LeBron's high school team at St. Vincent-St. Mary.   Olu Ashaolu --- NLEX We've seen Olu in the Commissioner's Cup as he played NLEX's last game of the conference as part of the team's prep for the Governors' Cup. Ashaolu played for Lousiana Tech and Oregon and college and went undrafted in the 2012 NBA Draft.   Rashad Woods --- Northport The Batang Pier will go with Rashad Woods for the Governors' Cup. Woods has had memorable stints in Mexico and in the Middle East, where he's known as the "Arab Ace."   J'Nathan Bullock --- Rain or Shine Bullock is back for a second stint with ROS. Last season, Bullock and the Elasto Painters were eliminated in the quarterfinals but not after erasing TNT's twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs. Bullock will join a ROS team that will be coming off an Asian Games campaign in Indonesia.   Mike Glover --- TNT Glover was Globalport's replacement import for Globalport two years ago but now, he'll start for the KaTropa in the 2018 Governors' Cup. The hulking forward went for 25.6 points and 14.0 rebounds in his first PBA tour.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

PBA: Ginebra enters playoffs with a 5-game winning streak

Brgy. Ginebra's comeback is complete. The Gin Kings smashed Globalport Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome, scoring a 116-98 win in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup. The Gin Kings already advanced to the quarterfinals earlier by virtue of Alaska's win over Phoenix but Ginebra will now enter the playoffs with a five-game winning streak for a 6-5 record. Just a couple of weeks ago, Ginebra was at 1-5 and in the brink of elimination. Now, they somehow found a way to avoid a twice-to-beat disadvantage. "I thought we scored well, we hit shots but I thought we created a lot of offense off our defense," head coach Tim Cone said. "That's what we're trying to do for the last five games," he added. With a top-6 spot on the line, the Gin Kings came out firing, scoring the first seven points of the game. That set the tone early as Ginebra dominated the rest of the way, leading by as many as 23 points in the second half, 81-58. Justin Brownlee had a big performance, firing 36 points to go along with 11 rebounds and six rebounds. Four locals scored in double figures led by 19 from Japeth Aguilar while Scottie Thompson posted a triple-double of 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists. The Batang Pier dropped to 5-6 and will like have a twice-to-beat disadvantage in the quarterfinals. Malcolm White led the team in scoring with 19 points.   The Scores: Ginebra (116): 36, Aguilar 19, Devance 16, Tenorio 11, Thompson 10, Slaughter 8, Ferrer 4, Chan 4, Mercado 3, Cruz 3, Caguioa 2, Manuel 0, Caperal 0, Mariano 0 GlobalPort (98): White 19, Tautuaa 15, Pringle 14, Anthony 14, Taha 10, Grey 6, Espinas 6, Elorde 4, Guinto 4, Teng 3, Arana 3, Javelona 0, Flores 0 Quarter scores: 30-25, 58-45, 88-72, 116-98   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Beermen, Batang Pier seal deal

Titleholder San Miguel Beer and GlobalPort agreed yesterday on a trade deal involving Gabby Espinas, Kelly Nabong plus future draft picks in a transaction consummated ahead of the trade deadline in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Beermen ship Espinas to Batang Pier for Nabong, picks

Titleholder San Miguel Beer and GlobalPort agreed Thursday on a trade deal involving Gabby Espinas, Kelly Nabong plus future draft picks......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Phoenix halts skid in dominant win over GlobalPort

MANILA, Philippines – Despite letting go of Jeff Chan , the Phoenix Fuel Masters ended their 4-game losing streak with a 135-108 rout of GlobalPort Batang Pier in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup on Wednesday, June 20, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.  Eugene Phelps recorded  a triple-double of 37 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

PBA: Stanley Pringle awarded first POW for Comm s Cup

Fil-American guard Stanley Pringle chalked up his first Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award following his scintillating performance in GlobalPort’s king-sized upset of defending champion San Miguel Beer. The shifty guard out of Penn State churned out all-around numbers of 22 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals, leading the Batang Pier to a 98-94 win over the Beermen last Wednesday. Pringle, fresh from representing the Philippines in the recent 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup, saved his best in the final period when he scored eight points, grabbed two rebounds and made a crucial steal that led to a Mo Tautuaa basket in the dying seconds to seal GlobalPort’s fourth win in eight matches. GlobalPort is currently tied for fifth to sixth spots with SMB with the PBA Commissioner’s Cup elimination round heading to its last three weeks. Pringle's sterling effort enabled him to seal his first weekly citation this conference, beating Meralco’s Jared Dillinger and KG Canaleta, Rain or Shine’s James Yap and Beau Belga and Ginebra playmaker LA Tenorio. GlobalPort will have two big games coming up this week, starting with Phoenix on Wednesday, before facing Columbian Dyip two days later—the results of which could determine their playoff fate in the mid-season conference. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Beermen gun for fourth win vs Batang Pier

With or without Christian Standhardinger, defending champion San Miguel Beer will be hard-pressed against GlobalPort in today’s main game at the Mall of Asia Arena......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Alaska on a roll

Alaska extended its winning streak to six games after outlasting Magnolia, 103-99, in the PBA Commissioner's Cup on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Vic Manuel finished with a game-high 35 points for Alaska, which tied idle TNT KaTropa for second place at 6-1 and assured its spot in the eight-team quarterfinal round. Import Antonio Campbell had 28 points and 15 boards. The Hotshots, despite 21 points apiece from Paul Lee and new import Justin Jackson, absorbed a third consecutive loss and slid to 3-4, the same record of the GlobalPort Batang Pier. At halftime, Alaska team owner Fred Uytengsu led the retirement ceremony for the No. 35 jersey of Tony dela Cruz, one of its ...Keep on reading: Alaska on a roll.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

PBA: Matthew Wright is not worried about the team after loss to SMB

Even though the Phoenix Fuel Masters fall back to .500 after losing to the San Miguel Beermen, sharpshooter Matthew Wright says there's nothing to be afraid of. The Fil-Canadian Wright finished with 17 points on a dismal 7/21 shooting, including a forgettable performance from beyond the arc on a 3/13 clip. "We played hard. We played really hard today. I felt like we gave ourselves a chance to win. We played well in the first half, I thought we were gonna be there at the end of the game, but... there's nothing much I can comment, man. I don't wanna get in trouble. I'll just leave it at that," he said after the game. Leading by 12 at the half, 49-37, it was San Miguel that revved up the engines and scored 69 points to Phoenix's 45. Furthermore, the Beermen clogged the paint and torched the nets for a 17-1 blitz to end the game. "A lot of things went wrong. They scored more points than us in the second half -- they killed us in the second half. It was like they finally jelled today after three games. It looked like they finally got into rhythm and got used to each other. They're a good team. There's nothing we can really do about that." Despite all that jazz, Wright is confident about the team's current standing, sitting at fifth place with a 3-3 slate, tied with the Columbian Dyip and the Globalport Batang Pier. "I'm not worried about us. We've been playing well. Eugene has been playing well for us, so... We just have to forget about this game. We have to have amnesia, and come back."   ___   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

Standhardinger, Pringle lead PH team in 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Four PBA players will don the national colors in the 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup.  San Miguel Beermen's Christian Standhardinger, GlobalPort Batang Pier's Stanley Pringle and TNT KaTropa's Troy Rosario and Roger Pogoy will represent the country in the annual tourney which the Philippines will host from ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Alaska stretches win streak to 6 in comeback fashion vs GlobalPort

(UPDATED) ANTIPOLO, Philippines – It looks like there's no stopping the Alaska Aces as they remain undefeated this year, pulling off a come-from-behind 105-98 victory in overtime against the GlobalPort Batang Pier for their 6th straight win in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at the Ynares Center here on Sunday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2018

Bolts restore power; Beermen slam Batang Pier 

MANILA, Philippines — Governors Cup runner-up Meralco simply outclassed a badly depleted Kia Picanto squad, snapping a three-game slump with an emphatic 105-.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

Defense failed Global vs. SMB says Anthony

Globalport's calling card this season has been its defense, which is a little weird considering the team has a ton of scorers. You'd think that they would just prefer to outgun their opponents. But that's now the case, in their two wins so far this season, the Batang Pier held opponents to below 80 points. It was stifling defense. It was certainly effective as well. However, against the high-powered San Miguel offense, Global's brick wall fell apart in the most inconvenient time, allowing the Beermen to zoom to a fifth straight win in the All-Filipino. "They went on an 18-0 run and we just didn’t play defense. Defense got us the last two wins," forward Sean Anthony said. "Props to Brian Heruela and June Mar because they just took over and we couldn’t stop them so it’s back to the drawing board on the defensive end because you can’t let, what, the last 6 minutes [and they] scored 18 points is crazy," he added. With a little over six minutes to go Wednesday, the Batang Pier were up by three, 83-80. However, the Beermen came back with a 21-2 run, at one point scoring 18 straight, to take over the game. The game was practically over and there was still a good 90 seconds left on the clock. The Batang Pier ultimately gave up 107 points, 33 in the fourth quarter alone. Now it's back to the drawing board for Global. "What got us the last two wins was ball movement and defense and that didn’t happen tonight," Anthony said. "We got to go back on our basics and lock up on defense and move the ball to the open guy and play as a team. We’ll look at the tape and we’ll get back to that," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 24th, 2018

Late heroics by Fajardo, Heruela ensure San Miguel win over Globalport

MANILA, Philippines – June Mar Fajardo and Brian Heruela came up big down the stretch as the San Miguel Beermen used a late salvo to turn back the pesky Globalport Batang Pier, 107-93, and remain unscathed in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum Wednesday, January 24. It was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2018

Heruela steps up as Beermen thwart Batang Pier

Heruela steps up as Beermen thwart Batang Pier.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2018

Streaking San Miguel and GlobalPort collide

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter ON-A-ROLL San Miguel Beermen and GlobalPort Batang Pier try to extend their surge in the PBA Philippine Cup when they lock horns in the main game today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The defending champions Beermen (4-0), the lone team left in the season-opening PBA tournament yet to […] The post Streaking San Miguel and GlobalPort collide appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018