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Batang Pier thwart Painters to enter win column

MANILA, Philippines – GlobalPort Batang Pier entered the PBA Philippine Cup’s winning column after a 78-70 victory over the Rain or Shine El.....»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJan 12th, 2018

PBA: Gutsy Grey rescues Globalport from elimination in Commissioner’s Cup

With Ed Daqioag all over him, Jonathan Grey launched the shot that would end or extend Globalport’s campaign in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Grey’s corner triple found the bottom of the net and proved to be the difference for the Batang Pier who rallied from as much as 12 points down to stun top-seeded Rain or Shine, 114-113, on Tuesday at the Araneta Coliseum. The second-year swingman wound up with a conference-high 22 points, the last three of which rescued his team from elimination. Eighth-seeded Globalport found itself chasing down the Elasto Painters for majority of the matchup. Rain or Shine even had a 12-point lead at the midway mark of the third quarter and was still ahead, 112-110, inside the last two minutes. Grey and Maverick Ahanmisi then traded splits from the stripe to put the score at 113-111 in favor of E-Painters with 16.2 ticks to go on the clock. Off a timeout, head coach Pido Jarencio put the ball, and his trust, on his starting guard who did nothing but come through. Rain or Shine still had 11.2 seconds to make something happen, but reinforcement Reggie Johnson bobbled the inbound pass from Chris Tiu and both of Johnson and Ahanmisi missed their game-tying tries. When the buzzer sounded, Jarencio and his wards were celebrating a stunning upset of the top seed that forces a do-or-die matchup for a semifinals spot on Thursday. Grey had the heroics, but Malcolm White showed the way for the Batang Pier all game long and totalled 28 points and 16 rebounds. Stanley Pringle was also all over the court and finished with 21 markers, nine boards, and nine assists. For the Elasto Painters, Johnson topped the scoring column with 24 points on top of 15 rebounds and six assists. Five other teammates were also in double-digits, including Raymond Almazan who had his own 17-point, 11-rebound double-double. Without an answer for Grey’s heroics, though, they have just lost their twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals. BOX SCORES GLOBALPORT 114 – White 28, Grey 22, Pringle 21, Anthony 11, Elorde 7, Taha 6, Tautuaa 6, Javelona 4, Espinas 3, Guinto 3, Teng 3, Arana 0 RAIN OR SHINE 113 – Johnson 24, Almazan 17, Yap 16, Ahanmisi 15, Daquioag 14, Tiu 10, Norwood 9, Belga 8, Torres 0 QUARTER SCORES: 24-26, 52-60, 83-91, 114-113 —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

B-Pier score

GLOBALPORT finally barged into the win column last night at the expense of Rain or Shine after eking out a 78-70 victory in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Batang Pier improved to a 1-2 win-loss record tied with the Elasto Painters and snapped their….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

PBA: Beermen inching closer to playoffs

Winners of back-to-back games, San Miguel looks for a third Wednesday as the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup is back in action at the Cuneta Astrodome. Finally back to .500 with a 4-4 mark, the Beermen go for win no. 5 as they look to inch closer to that playoff spot. San Miguel is currently 6th in the standings and they're battling five other teams for the remaining three slots in the quarterfinals. One of those teams is Northport and tha Batang Pier look to improve their 2-7 mark in order to keep their season alive. Tip off for San Miguel-Northport will be at 7:00 p.m. right after the 4:30 p.m. clash of Rain or Shine and Phoenix. The Fuel Masters (6-3) have clinched a playoff spot but their looking to secure a twice-to-beat edge. The Elasto Painters (2-6) meanwhile, are looking to avoid elimination and are in dire need of a victory.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

PBA: Back-to-back wins for ROS after sinking Northport

Looks like Rain or Shine is starting to find its groove. The Elasto Painters made it back-to-back wins in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, sinking Northport, 120-98, Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome. Following a 0-4 start, ROS has now improved to 2-4 and are pretty much in the thick of the playoff race. "We played back-to-back good games," head coach Caloy Garcia said. "Everybody was hitting it from anywhere so I think this is just our day, sana tuluy-tuloy yung ganitong laro namin," he added. Chris Tiu led a balanced attack from Rain or Shine, firing a career-high 23 points, 15 in the final period. Three other players finished with at least 20 points for the Elasto Painters with import Terrence Watson and Beau Belga going for 21 each. Belga didn't miss in eight attempts from field. James Yap added 20 points for good measure. Northport, coming into the game with back-to-back victories, crashed and didn't get anything going from the start. The Batang Pier trailed by as many as 25 points and dropped to 2-7 with the loss. Import Rashad Woods led the team with 30 points.   The Scores: Rain or Shine 120 - Tiu 23, Belga 21, Watson 21, Yap 20, Ahanmisi 13, Norwood 10, Ponferada 5, Borboran 3, Torres 2,Daquioag 2, Washington 0. NorthPort 98 - Woods 30, Anthony 17, Taha 14, Guinto 10, Pringle 9, Javelona 7, Grey 6, Espinas 3, Elorde 2, Gabayni 0, Arana 0, Fortuna 0.    Quarters: 35-19, 63-43, 87-71, 120-98.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

PBA: Almazan will have to regain spot with ROS says Garcia: 'Magkahiyaan naman tayo'

The Raymond Almazan saga could be nearing its conclusion. Almazan, Rain or Shine's top center, was still a no show Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome as the Elasto Painters won back-to-back games in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, beating Northport by 22 points. It's been weeks since Almazan went AWOL for Rain or Shine and contact with him has been limited and spotty at best. But with ROS picking up a 120-98 decision over the Batang Pier, pushing the Elasto Painters' record to 2-2 without Almazan and 2-4 for the conference, some light has been shed on the big man's mysterious disappearance. For one, it appears that Almazan is set to finally sit down with team management to sort this one out. "Wala pa ako nababalitaan," head coach Caloy Garcia said. "Actually with Raymond, I think they're having a meeting on Saturday. I haven't talked to him, I think management will talk to him on Saturday," he added. With rumors flying around that Garcia is part of the reason why Almazan decided to go AWOL, the Rain or Shine mentor simply brushed it off. Garcia defended himself, saying that he's only doing his job as head coach and would like to keep things professional overall. "Actually for me, nagulat nga ako dun na ako tinuro eh. At the end of the day I'm just doing my job. There was just a time that I told him... kasi madalas siya mag-absent at ma-late, we're losing and we needed him to come in and work. I didn't know that that's gonna cause this because lahat naman tanggap nila everybody comes in early and works and it's working right now," Garcia said. "If that's the reason why, it's my job to discipline the players. Samin nga wala nga kaming fine eh, so wag naman nila i-ano, sobra sobra naman na alam mo na. Basically we're just trying to be professionals," he added. With Rain or Shine chasing a playoff spot in the Governors' Cup, the Elasto Painters could certainly use the boost that Almazan is set to give once he returns to the team. However, Almazan's actual return will not be as simple as him showing up and being fielded for the rest of Rain or Shine's games this season. "Just be professional, yun lagi kong iniisip. If he shows up in practice and wants to play, then he has to work for it. Basically yun sinasabi ko sa mga players, magkahiyaan naman tayo," Garcia said. "You see players come in and really work hard that I don't even give chances to play. Pero sabi ko nga sa kanila, they should set good examples, especially the veterans. Hopefully, if ever mapa-isip siya maglaro, I hope he comes ready to play as a professional," he added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

REINFORCEMENTS HAVE ARRIVED

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

Grey heeds Jarencio s call in GlobalPort s upset of Rain or Shine

MANILA, Philippines – Challenged by GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio to bring his A-game as the Batang Pier sought an upset top seed Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the quarterfinals, Jonathan Grey delivered the goods.  Grey capped off a 22-point night with a game-winning triple that lifted the Batang Pier ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

After topsy-turvy elims, PBA quarterfinals match ups are set

  A topsy-turvy elimination round in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup has paved the way for a potentially thrilling quarterfinals, which fires off on Monday. On Saturday, victories by TNT and Magnolia overset the quarterfinals match-ups. Rain or Shine, one of the biggest revelations this conference, emerged as the No. 1 team after finishing the eliminations with a 9-2 record. The reward for the Elasto Painters, however, is a date with the eighth-seeded GlobalPort Batang Pier and their explosive point guard Stanley Pringle, who had a 50-point outing this conference. Fortunately for Rain or Shine and No. 2 Alaska, which faces No. 7 Magnolia, both will have a twice-to...Keep on reading: After topsy-turvy elims, PBA quarterfinals match ups are set.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 8th, 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

White sorry for hitting Tiu, calls Almazan play ‘dirty’

Malcolm White was at the start and end of the ugly confrontations between GlobalPort and Rain or Shine in the PBA Commissioner's Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. In a game that saw three ejections, several technical fouls, and two players fouling out, White said he has no hard feelings toward the Elasto Painters. "There are no hard feelings, also no hard feelings for the other team," said White after the Batang Pier lost, 96-90. White was on the offensive end first before becoming the recipient of an illegal hit in the final moments of the game when Raymond Almazan clocked him in the mouth with 40.3 seconds left in the game. The GlobalPort import was the first to thr...Keep on reading: White sorry for hitting Tiu, calls Almazan play ‘dirty’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

E-Painters sink Batang Pier

Chris Tiu returned to play in the last 3:20 mark with a busted lip and knocked in clutch baskets as Rain or Shine outfought GlobalPort, 96-90, in a fight-marred setto to reclaim the solo lead in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Tiu says ‘intentional’ elbow by White like ‘getting punched by Pacquiao’

What has been a physical game between Rain or Shine and GlobalPort intensified after Batang Pier import Malcolm White hit Elasto Painters guard Chris Tiu with a crushing elbow to the face in the fourth quarter. The 6-foot-9 import clocked Tiu, who is listed at 5-foot-11, at the 6:50 mark of the quarter that paved way to a wild last five minutes. "It was clearly intentional," said Tiu after Rain or Shine's 96-90 win Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. "He's been very rough the entire game, unfortunately, I didn't see it at all and he got me clean." "It's been the worst, the hardest hit I've ever gotten in my basketball career. I lost consciousness for maybe two seconds, it was ...Keep on reading: Tiu says ‘intentional’ elbow by White like ‘getting punched by Pacquiao’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Nabong on ejection: ‘I’m here to protect my players’

GlobalPort big man Kelly Nabong insisted he was neither the instigator nor was he trying to pick up fights during their matchup against Rain or Shine in the PBA Commissioner's Cup. The 6-foot-6 Nabong was ejected with 3:20 left in a heated game on Sunday that ended in a Batang Pier loss to the Elasto Painters at Smart Araneta Coliseum. "I wasn't even in the scuffle, it's more of protection," said Nabong. "My teammates were in the ground trying to get a jump ball, and they were trying to get up and a little point guard pushed my player back to the ground. As a big man, I'm trying to protect my players." "I'm not here to start fights, I'm here to end them and protect my player...Keep on reading: Nabong on ejection: ‘I’m here to protect my players’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

NLEX Road Warriors gun for back-to-back wins

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter FINALLY barged into the win column of the ongoing Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup in their last game, the NLEX Road Warriors look to sustain the momentum of that victory and win back-to-back games when they take on the GlobalPort Batang Pier in the 7 p.m. main […] The post NLEX Road Warriors gun for back-to-back wins appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Strong finish

MAGNOLIA barged into the win column after a thrilling 92-87 victory over Globalport in the lone road game of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the AUF gym in Pampanga last night. The Hotshots improved to a 1-1 win-loss record while dealing the Batang Pier their second loss in four outings.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

Batang pier strike

GLOBALPORT escaped with a thrilling 86-85 victory over Meralco last night and barged into the win column of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Batang Pier avenged their heartbreaking 114-128 loss to Talk N Text in their opening-day game and bucked the absence of Moala Tautuaa,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

Magnolia returns to winning column, repulses GlobalPort

(UPDATED) MANILA, Philippines – The Magnolia Hotshots overcame a lethargic first half to push back the GlobalPort Batang Pier, 96-81, and end a two-game skid in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Friday, February 16.  The Hotshots shot a paltry 27.3% from the field in the first ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

GlobalPort demolishes Meralco behind Grey, Nabong

MANILA, Philippines – Jonathan Grey dropped a career-high 24 points to power the GlobalPort Batang Pier past the Meralco Bolts, 107-88, and back to the win column of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, January 28. Grey, who also had 5 rebounds and two assists, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

GlobalPort Batang Pier zap Meralco Bolts by 19

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter THE GlobalPort Batang Pier got back in the win column of the PBA Philippine Cup, defeating the Meralco Bolts, 107-88, in the matinee match yesterday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Anchored on a balanced attack, the Batang Pier proved to be handful to the Bolts when they found […] The post GlobalPort Batang Pier zap Meralco Bolts by 19 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

Heruela steps up as Beermen thwart Batang Pier

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

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2018