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SMB tougher than Meralco?

Ginebra import Justin Brownlee said recently the Barangay would’ve found it tough to beat San Miguel Beer in a best-of-seven series and considered San Miguel.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 1st, 2016

Ginebra Returns as PBA Champ as Brownlee Winner Subdues Meralco

Ginebra Returns as PBA Champ as Brownlee Winner Subdues Meralco.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 19th, 2016

Ginebra returns as PBA champ as Brownlee winner subdues Meralco

MANILA -- All it took was one shot, and eight years of frustration came to an end......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 19th, 2016

Jaworski on Ginebra-Meralco series: There will be no losers

MANILA, Philippines – As far as reinforcements are concerned, Barangay Ginebra has Justin Brownlee.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2016

Brownlee triple hands Ginebra the Governors' Cup title

The wait is over. Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel captured its first PBA title in eight years after winning the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup Wednesday, beating the Meralco Bolts, 91-88, in Game 6 at the Big Dome. With 5.5 seconds left, Justin Br.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 19th, 2016

Jaworski on Ginebra-Meralco series: There will be no losers

MANILA, Philippines – As far as reinforcements are concerned, Barangay Ginebra has Justin Brownlee.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2016

POWER MOVE!

TODO-PUWERSANG pagbuslo ang ginawa ni Meralco import Allen Durham upang biguin ang dobleng depensa nila Sol Mercado at Justin Brownlee ng Ginebra sa Game 1 ng 2016 PBA Governor's Cup Finals sa Smart Araneta Coliseum. REY NILLAMA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 8th, 2016

Mercado shines as Ginebra shuts down Meralco late

Sol Mercado turned it on in the endgame all while the rest of Ginebra turned it off on Meralco in a 105-89 rout in the 2016 PBA Governor’s Cup. The two teams were slugging it out for the most part on Saturday in Lucena City, Quezon until.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2016

Elite face biggest Philippine Cup test against Ginebra

If Blackwater is truly serious about being a true PBA contender, then passing a crucial test Friday is going to be big for the Elite. Fresh from winning their fifth game last week, their most in one conference and only two short of their entire total last season, the Elite battle Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel with a chance to go for a top 2 finish on the line. With one playoff bonus still up for grabs, a win by Blackwater certainly gives the Ever Bilena franchise an inside track especially since eight teams basically remain in contention to join defending champion San Miguel Beer at the top. Being one of those eight teams, the Gin Kings would like to further their own campaign by notching what would be their first winning streak for the season. Through eight games so far, the reigning Governors' Cup champions have stumbled to an even 4-4 mark but the team is coming off a huge win over rival Meralco back in Iloilo City. Gametime is set at 7:00 p.m. from the Cuneta Astrodome. Also one of the eight teams in contention for a top 2 spot, Rain or Shine takes on a free-falling Meralco Bolts in the first game at 4:15 p.m., looking to bounce back from a sorry loss at the hands of the Beermen. Armed with a 5-3 record, the Elasto Painters are out to make sure they maintain solo second place for at least a day while the Bolts simply want to arrest a six-game slide. The Bolts are currently tied for last place with a woeful 2-7 card. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Beermen clinch playoff bonus on their day off

As proof of their dominance so far in the Philippine cup, two-time defending champion San Miguel Beermen clinched a twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs despite doing nothing Sunday. Following their seventh straight win just two days before to improve to a league-best 8-1, there was still a slight chance that the Beermen would actually fail to finish in the top two. But with both Alaska and TNT losing their respective games Sunday at the Big Dome, there's no doubt now about San Miguel heading to the playoffs to defend its title with some perks. Head statistician Fidel Mangonon III confirmed that the champs got the first of the two twice-to-beat advantages in the quarterfinals. As for the rest of the field, eight teams are currently separated by one game in the standings. Globalport and Rain or Shine currently share second place with identical 5-3 cards while Blackwater sits alone at fourth with a 5-4 record. TNT, Star, Ginebra, Phoenix, and Alaska are all stuck in the middle at 4-4 while Mahindra, NLEX, and Meralco complete the list with two wins each. Only eight teams advance in the Philippine Cup with the top-2 seeds earning a twice-to-beat advantage. Teams ranked 3rd-6th figure in a best-of-3 series and all ties are to be broken by the quotient system.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Gin Kings turn back Bolts to get back on winning track

Going back to the 2016 Governors' Cup Finals, Brgy. Ginebra has now won four straight games against Meralco. The Gin Kings asserted their mastery over the Bolts after taking an 83-72 decision Saturday in the Philippine Cup as the PBA travelled all the way to the University of San Agustin in Iloilo City. Joe Devance led the way for Ginebra, finishing with 19 points and six rebounds while Japeth Aguilar added a 17-point, 12-rebound double-double for the Gin Kings. The win pushed Ginebra back up to .500 with a 4-4 mark, leaving Meralco at the cellar with a 2-7 record after losing a sixth straight game. Reynel Hugnatan paced the Bolts with 18 points. Both teams played their first game since meeting for the last championship of the PBA's 41st season where Ginebra overcome a 1-2 series deficit to win its first championship in eight years after six grueling games.   br /> The scores: GINEBRA 83 - Devance 19, Tenorio 18, Aguilar 17, Mercado 9, Thompson 7, Caguioa 4, Ferrer 4, Ellis 3, Marcelo 2, Cruz 0, Mariano 0, Taha 0. MERALCO 72 - Hugnatan 18, Newsome 14, Amer 11, Caram 6, Yeo 6, Bono 5, Hodge 5, Faundo 4, Daquioag 3, Grey 0, Nabong 0. QUARTERSCORES: 14-23, 39-40, 56-50, 83-72 br /> --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

Struggling Ginebra and Meralco battle in Iloilo City

PBA conferences sure aren't created equal. The first meeting of Ginebra and Meralco since their epic Governors' Cup Finals showdown should be epic but instead, with both teams struggling in the All-Filipino, the anticipation is tamed. Nevertheless, both squads should deliver a show in Iloilo City Saturday as the Gin Kings and the Bolts fight for their respective playoff lives in the 2017 Philippine Cup. Meralco is in a worse situation currently as a five-game losing skid, tied for the longest this conference, has crippled a once promising campaign for the Bolts. As it stands, Meralco sits at the bottom of the standings and the Bolts' climb to one of the lower playoff seeds starts agains their recent Finals tormentor. Speaking of said Finals tormentor, Ginebra hasn't fared that much better with the Gin Kings still struggling with an up-and-down conference after winning their first title in eight years. Ginebra has been stuck in the middle of the pack so far, failing to establish a winning streak halfway through and is just barely surviving with a 3-4 card. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

Alaska battles Star as both make 2017 debuts

Following a long layoff, the Alaska Aces finally take the court for 2017 as the PBA resumes Wednesday at the Big Dome. After seeing action last Dec. 23, the Aces kickstart the new year against the Star Hotshots who are also making their debut for 2017. Finishing last year with even 3-3 records, the Aces and the Hotshots look to get back to their winning ways and further crowd the Philippine Cup standings. The Aces saw their three-game run snapped by TNT the last time out whil Star fell victim to Ginebra in the Christmas version of Manila Clasico. Gametime is set at 7:00 p.m. In the first game at 4:15 p.m., the Mahindra Floodbuster hope to start a winning streak for the first time this season as they battle the struggling Meralco Bolts. After starting with five straight defeats, Mahindra finally got on the board last Christmas by beating Blackwater while Meralco has suffered four consecutive setbacks so far for a 2-5 card. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

Ginebra struggling with life without Justin Brownlee

Safe to say, Brgy. Ginebra is missing a familiar figure in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup. A familiar figure that wears jersey no. 32 and goes by the name Justin Brownlee. Struggling to put together a winning streak in the All-Filipino after winning their first championship in eight years during the Governors' Cup, the Gin Kings are longing for their prolific import as they consistently stay inconsistent in the new PBA season. 'Maraming adjustments kasi unang-una, dati si Justin [Brownlee] nandun para sa amin,' Scottie Thompson said after Ginebra lost to San Miguel, dropping its record to 3-4. 'Ngayon wala na si Justin so kailangan namin mag-take over. Siguro yun yung medyo magulo sa team ngayon, yung role namin sa isa't-isa,' he added addressing the locals. Still below .500 with only four games left in the regular season, confidence hasn't left the Ginebra side entirely. Especially with the way they played the champs Sunday night, holding them down to only 72 points and marking three-time Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo to single digits. 'Actually, si coach Tim [Cone], sabi niya sa amin kung ganito lang lagi lalaruin namin, siguro darating din ang mga panalo. Okay naman siya, siguro kailangan lang namin yung finish sa bandang huli,' Thompson said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

Austria sees ‘royal rumble’ among SMB, TNT, ROS, Ginebra

Games on January 6 (MOA Arena) 4:15 p.m. – GlobalPort vs Meralco 7 p.m. – San Miguel vs Blackwater.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 29th, 2016

Romeo drops season-high 35 points to power GlobalPort over Ginebra

Updated Standings  - W L Rain or Shine 3 1 San Miguel 3 1 Globalport 3 1 Meralco 2 1.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 11th, 2016

New challenge for Uichico

For over 20 years, Jong Uichico was a coaching fixture in the PBA, moving from San Miguel Beer to Barangay Ginebra to Meralco and finally, to TNT KaTropa......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2016

Kings duel KaTropa; Bolts vs Elite

MANILA, Philippines - Four weeks after their classic Governors Cup title duel, Barangay Ginebra and Meralco make their keenly awaited return, taking on separ.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 26th, 2016

Air Force draws first blood, drops Cignal in series opener

Philippine Air Force needed a late fifth set spark to draw first blood and move a step closer to the title with a hard-earned 25-23, 25-19, 19-25, 25-27, 15-12, win Wednesday over defending champion Cignal in Game 1 of the best-of-three 13th V-League Re.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 9th, 2016

Opinion: To Take A Stand -- Oscar P. Lagman, Jr.: "Basketball court new battleground of corporate empires"

After Barangay Ginebra San Miguel beat the Meralco Bolts in game 6 of the finals of the Philippine Basketball Association Governors' Cup to bag the trophy, rookie Scottie Thompson hugged Coach Tim Cone. Tim said to Scottie: "Nice one rook, first champions.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 31st, 2016