Fresh off Pringle trade, NorthPort rallies from 25 down to stun Rain or Shine

MANILA, Philippines – NorthPort did not crumble even on the face of a 25-point hole and stunned Rain or Shine in overtime, 107-105, in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena on Wednesday, June 19. Mo Tautuaa and Robert Bolick came through in crunchtime as the ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJun 19th, 2019

PBA: Gin Kings go for 3rd straight win vs. Phoenix

The time is now for defending champion Brgy. Ginebra to make a run in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Following a big win against NLEX, the team's second straight, the Gin Kings are at 4-3 right in the middle of the team standings. With Stanley Pringle in tow, Ginebra is certainly positioned to get some major momentum going and that starts Friday as the champs take on a Phoenix team looking to do the same. Going through a number of setbacks, the Fuel Masters are yet to score a winning steak this conference. However, the 3-4 Fuel Masters are fresh from taking down the previously top-ranked Northport Batang Pier in their previous outing and that boost could help propel them forward. Tip off between Phoenix and Ginebra is at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Big Dome right after the 4:30 p.m. clash of Rain or Shine (3-3) and NLEX (1-7).   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 27th, 2019

PBA: Rejuvenated Castro is Player of the Week

Jayson Castro is back doing what he does best for TnT Katropa. The veteran guard has churned out solid numbers for the Katropa in their last two outings in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, both blowout wins against Rain or Shine and Blackwater. Castro showed an all-around game with averages of 14.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 7.5 assists in the twin victories won by the team behind a whooping margin of 19.5 points. As TnT clinches a twice-to-beat advantage heading into the playoffs, Castro emerged as unanimous choice as PBA Press Corps-Cignal Player of the Week for July 1-7. The two-time best point guard of Asia garnered the most number of votes out of the 12 players nominated for the weekly citation. Others who earned votes from the PBAPC include Reden Celda of Columbian Dyip and Barangay Ginebra’s Stanley Pringle. Meanwhile those who were nominated aside from the three were Roger Pogoy (TnT), Nico Elorde (NorthPort), Mark Borboran (Rain or Shine), Japeth Aguilar (Barangay Ginebra), CJ Perez and Rashawn McCarthy (Columbian Dyip), and Mike Digregorio, Bobby Ray Parks, and Allein Malik (Blackwater). Castro finished three rebounds short of completing a triple-double in the Katropa’s 115-97 rout of Blackwater. The 33-year-old native of Bacolor, Pampanga finished with 13 points, seven rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, and with no turnovers against the Elite. Four days earlier, Castro hit 15 points, six rebounds, and five assists as the Katropa downed the Elasto Painters, 102-81. His heroics had the Katropa stretching their winning streak in the tournament to seven games for a league-best 9-1 (win-loss) record and a shot of clinching the no. 1 seed in the playoffs. TnT plays its remaining game at the end of the eliminations on July 17 against Magnolia......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 11th, 2019

PBA: Clutch Bolick is Player of the Week

Robert Bolick showed he’s ready to take over the mantle at NorthPort following the shocking exit of top gunner Stanley Pringle. Two games since the Batang Pier dealt Pringle to Barangay Ginebra for the trio of Kevin Ferrer, Sol Mercado, and Jervy Cruz, the rookie guard out of San Beda jacked up his numbers in helping the team clinch a quarterfinals berth in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Bolick averaged 19.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 9.5 assists in an all-around effort to steer NorthPort to back-to-back wins over Rain or Shine and Blackwater and hike its record to a league-best 7-1 slate in a tie with TnT Katropa. The impressive performance earned the 23-year-old native of Leyte his first ever PBA Press Corps-Cignal Player of the Week for the period June 17-23. Also getting a vote from the PBAPC was Bolick’s NorthPort teammate Sean Anthony. Others who contended for the weekly citation were Batang Pier Moala Tautuaa, Jayson Castro and Roger Pogoy of TnT Katropa, San Miguel Beer’s Alex Cabagnot, Paul Lee of Magnolia, Pringle, and Jericho Cruz of NLEX. In NorthPort’s first game without the 32-year-old Pringle, Bolick and Tautuaa carried the fight for the Batang Pier by rallying them from as much as a 25-point deficit to nip the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in overtime, 107-105. Bolick hit 22 points and fired the pressure-pack three-pointer with 11 seconds left in regulation that sent the game into overtime.     Tautuaa finished with a career-high 34 points for NorthPort, which played with only an eighth-man rotation. Three days after, Bolick was at it again, missing just a single rebound of completing a triple double in the team’s 127-99 rout of the Elite. He finished with 16 points, nine rebounds, and 10 assists in the win that marked the first game of Mercado, Ferrer, and Cruz with the team. Bolick admitted he owed Pringle a lot for making him the player that he is with NorthPort right now. “Gusto ko siyang makasama ng mas matagal. Kaso one conference lang, madami pa sana akong matututunan. Kung ano man meron ako ngayon (sa) laro ko, lahat, sa kanya (Pringle) ko natutunan yun,” said Bolick of the player he considered as his first pro mentor......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

PBA: Champion Hotshots go for back-to-back wins

The time is now for defending champion Magnolia to build momentum in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup. After smashing Northport for their first win, the Hotshots (1-1) look to make it two in a row Friday against Rain or Shine at the MOA Arena. The Elasto Painters are up-and-down to start the Governors' Cup and currently sport a 1-2 mark after a loss to TNT in their previous outing. Tip off for Magnolia-ROS will be at 7:00 p.m. right after the 4:30 p.m. showdown between Meralco (1-1) and Alaska (0-3). Also seeing action are NLEX (3-0) and San Miguel (2-0) at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai. Tip off will be at 8:00 p.m. (12:00 a.m. Saturday in Manila).   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2019

PBA: Can TNT roll past a revived Phoenix team?

After back-to-back impressive wins to start the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup, TNT once again looks to gain a share of the lead in the season-ending joust. Behind import KJ McDaniels, the KaTropa already have two solid victories against Blackwater and Rain or Shine. On Wednesday, TNT shoots for three in a row opposite a revived Phoenix squad. A victory for the KaTropa allows them to tie idle NLEX for first place in the team standings. The Fuel Masters are at 1-2 but they are coming off a morale-boosting win over Brgy. Ginebra last week. Phoenix is on the move to take out another contender as the team builds momentum. Tip off for TNT-Phoenix will be at 7:00 p.m. right after the 4:30 p.m. showdown of Northport (1-1) and Columbian (1-1). Both games will be at the Big Dome.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 1st, 2019

Ikalawang panalo asinta ng NLEX, Meralco

Mga Laro Ngayong Biyernes (Sept. 27) (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 4:30 p.m. NLEX vs Meralco 7 p.m. Magnolia vs NorthPort Team Standings: TNT (1-0); Barangay Ginebra (1-0); San Miguel Beer (1-0); NLEX (1-0); Meralco (1-0); NorthPort (1-0); Rain or Shine (1-1); Columbian Dyip (1-1); Magnolia (0-1); Blackwater (0-1); Phoenix Pulse (0-2); Alaska (0-2) MAKUHA ang ikalawang […] The post Ikalawang panalo asinta ng NLEX, Meralco appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2019

Wright catches fire late to tow Rain or Shine past Columbian

MANILA, Philippines – Rain or Shine vented its ire on Columbian after a conference-opening defeat in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup, hacking out a 96-90 victory at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, September 22. Falling short of their comeback attempt against NorthPort two days ago, the Elasto Painters made sure to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2019

Bolick clutch as NorthPort avoids meltdown vs Rain or Shine

MANILA, Philippines – NorthPort averted a monumental meltdown and escaped with a 99-94 win over Rain or Shine in its 2019 PBA Governors' Cup opener at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday, September 20. Robert Bolick delivered 20 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds and knocked down the crucial foul ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2019

PBA: CJ Perez and Dyip open Govs’ Cup vs. Alaska

The PBA is back. The 2019 Governors’ Cup tips off Friday at the MOA Arena, with Alaska taking on Columbian to start things off in the first 4:30 p.m. match. Jeffrey Cariaso debuts as head coach for the Aces while the Dyip welcome back top rookie CJ Perez from Gilas Pilipinas duty. In the second game at 7:00 p.m., Northport takes on Rain or Shine. Several Gilas players are also returning to their mother teams here with Robert Bolick back for the Batang Pier and Gabe Norwood and Beau Belga for the Elasto Painters. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2019

PBA: Champion Travis leads impressive list of 'balik imports' for Governors Cup

The resident import trend continues in the PBA. Eight of the 12 imports for the season-ending Governors' Cup have previous PBA experience, with five coming back to the same team they played for last season. Former Best Import Romeo Travis returns to Magnolia as the Hotshots look to defend their title. With Travis last year, the Hotshots dethroned Ginebra in the semifinals and took out Alaska in six games to win their first title in four years. Speaking of Ginebra, the Gin Kings will once again run it back with Justin Brownlee. JB has been a Ginebra fixture since 2016 and has three titles with the team. With Brownlee playing, the Gin Kings are always in the semifinals at the very least. After failing to complete a Governors' Cup three-peat last year and missing out on back-to-back Commissioner's Cup titles this year, you better believe that Brownlee and Ginebra are hungry for another championship. Also coming back for another tour of duty is Eugene Phelps for Phoenix. El Destructor has helped power the Fuel Masters to the upper half of the standings since coming over as a scoring and rebounding machine in 2016. After a suffering an upset last year, missing the semis as a top-2 seed, Phelps and Phoenix have some unfinished business in the Governors' Cup. The same goes for Olu Ashaolu and NLEX. Olu simply fits with the Road Warriors but Ashaolu's untimely injury last year robbed him of all the momentum he's built with NLEX. Now fully healthy with top local help in JP Erram and the returning Kiefer Ravena, Olu and the Road Warriors are a solid sleeper pick for the Governors' Cup. Finally, there's Allen Durham, who has even bigger unfinished business in the PBA with Meralco. Durham, a two-time Best Import, had the Bolts in back-to-back Finals, losing to Ginebra both times. Last year, AD powered Meralco all the way to the semifinals, surviving six straight knockout games. Third time wasn't the charm for Durham and the Bolts, maybe a fourth time can do the trick. Also coming back for return stints in the PBA are Mychal Ammons for Northport (formerly with TNT), Joel Wright for Rain or Shine (formerly with Star). Marqus Blakely (formerly with San Mig and TNT) will suit up for Blackwater in the East Asia Super League's Terrific 12 tournament in Macau and the Elite are also eyeing the two-time champion for a Governors' Cup stint following a release from the KaTropa.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 12th, 2019

PBA Finals: Flagships TNT and SMB start titular showdown

No rest for the weary because there’s a championship to win. The 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals will tip off with Game 1 Sunday at the Big Dome. Top-ranked TNT KaTropa and no. 7 San Miguel Beer will duke it out for the title. TNT dethroned Barangay Ginebra with a sensational four-game semifinals win last Friday. It’s the first time the KaTropa advanced to the Finals in two years. Their previous opponent? San Miguel. The result? A six-game loss in the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup Finals. Meanwhile, the Beermen have truly overcome a 2-5 start to make a third straight appearance in the Commissioner’s Cup Finals. To get here, San Miguel beat no. 2 Northport in a quarterfinals sweep before eliminating Rain or Shine in a tough four-game series in the semifinals. Tip off will be at 6:30 p.m. live from the Big Dome. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 4th, 2019

PBA: Coach Leo thankful as SMB somehow still makes Finals

Despite making yet another PBA Finals, San Miguel Beer’s journey to the title round of the Commissioner’s Cup was far from easy. The Beermen let go of former Best Import and champion Charles Rhodes after they stumbled into a sorry 2-5 start. And while his replacement, Chris McCullough, has been sensational, San Miguel still almost didn’t make the playoffs, barely moving on as the no. 7 seed. In the playoffs, the Beermen had to overcome Northport’s twice-to-beat advantage and had to erase a combined 55-point deficit in their three semifinals wins against Rain or Shine just to make the Finals. “Nagpapa-salamat kami sa Panginoon at dinala na naman kami dito sa Finals,” said head coach Leo Austria said after the Beermen’s close Game 4 win over ROS. “At the start of the conference, we were struggling and we almost didn't make it into the quarterfinals. It was just a matter of one win. But it's a roller-coaster journey to the Finals and we will embrace this,” he added. In the Finals, the Beermen draw top-ranked TNT. The KaTropa ended Ginebra’s title reign in the semifinals and they enter the championship round with just three losses all conference long. San Miguel has little to no time to prepare but the Beermen will certainly be ready by the time Game 1 tips off Sunday. “Talk ‘N Text, after watching their game last night, I think it will be tough to face them kasi alam nating they're really playing at the highest level of basketball. They transformed their team into another high-caliber championship team,” Austria said. “But we will see. We don't have ample time to prepare, but for us to be in the Finals, we're thankful. This is the Finals, let's see what we can do,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2019

PBA: Yung spirit ni Marcio Lassiter napunta sa kanya -- Austria on Ross

It seemed like San Miguel Beer barely missed the shooting of injured sniper Marcio Lassiter. Not with Chris Ross around. The Beermen guard picked the right time to explode from the outside as Ross willed SMB back from a 29-point hole to a 117-105 win over the shocked Rain or Shine on Monday night to take a 2-0 best-of-five 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals series lead at the MOA Arena. Ross hit a franchise-tying 10 triples on his way to a 34-point outing for the Beermen. Ross hit of 10-of-16 from down town including three in SMB’s blitz that turned an 18-47 deficit to just a 49-52 gap heading into halftime before the Beermen turned the tables around with a 68-point second half scoring output. “I cannot believe, especially Chris Ross, on his shooting,” said SMB coach Leo Austria. “I think ano eh, 'yung spirit ni Marcio Lassiter napapunta sa kanya ngayon, siya naging shooter namin.” Ross’ 10 triples tied Lassiter’s record back in 2015 Governors’ Cup also against the Elasto Painters. The Beermen lost Lassiter last week to a left knee injury last Thursday in the do-or-die quarterfinals clash against NorthPort. Lassiter was diagnosed with an MCL sprain and will be out for at least six weeks. Austria also credited his other wards for stepping up after a sluggish start. “Not only Chris Ross, everyone stepped up after going 29 points down. And, they know the importance of this game,” said Austria. “So we have to win because if we will make it to the Finals, so at least sana hindi humaba ito.” “Because in the other bracket, makikita natin na baka matapos ng maaga, so we need some time to re-focus, to recharge, because if we will get into the Finals, we're up against a really strong team,” he added. Game 3 is on Wednesday.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 29th, 2019

PBA: SMB out to sustain streak in semis vs. ROS

The 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals continue Saturday at the Big Dome. No. 6 Rain or Shine and no. 7 San Miguel start their own best-of-5 series, following top-ranked TNT and defending champion Ginebra the day before. Both squads are coming off do-or-die games earlier this week with the Elasto Painters needing three games to knock off no. 3 Blackwater in the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, the Beermen had to overcome a twice-to-beat disadvantage in order to eliminate the second-ranked Northport Batang Pier before moving on. Tip off will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday live from the Big Dome.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 27th, 2019

San Miguel gives bad ending to NorthPort s fairytale PBA Comm s Cup

San Miguel discarded NorthPort's twice-to-beat advantage and the seventh-seed proceeded to dispatch of the second-seed following a well-earned 90-88 win, Wednesday at Araneta Coliseum. Chris Mccullough pounded in a 30-point, 11-rebound double-double to power the Beermen to the semifinals of the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup. In the endgame, it was also the American reinforcement who came up big, hitting the go-ahead layup over multiple defenders as well as the win-sealing free throws. Still, Robert Bolick had more than enough time to make something happen for the Batang Pier, but Arwind Santos got a good contest on his triple try. In the end, San Miguel also got much-welcome contributions from Arwind Santos who had 10 points, half coming in the last two minutes, and 10 rebounds as well as Alex Cabagnot who had 10 markers, five boards, and four assists. That allowed the Beermen to rally around the loss of Marcio Lassiter who scored 11 points in just 15 minutes before exiting due to an apparent left knee injury. More importantly, that allowed them to move on to the next round where they await the winner between Blackwater and Rain or Shine. On the other hand, NorthPort's best elimination round finish failed to translate to the playoffs. Armed with its first-ever twice-to-beat advantage in franchise history, it was unable to overcome dynastic San Miguel. Fronting their effort in this one were Garvo Lanete and Mo Tautuaa who had 22 and 20 points, respectively. American reinforcement Prince Ibeh also added 15 markers and 20 rebounds while Bolick chipped in 13 points, seven boards, five assists and two steals. BOX SCORES SAN MIGUELl 90 - McCullough 31, Lassiter 11, Cabagnot 10, Santos 10, Fajardo 8, Standhardinger 8, Romeo 5, Pessumal 3, Ross 2, Rosser 2. NORTHPORT 88 - Lanete 22, Tautuaa 20, Ibeh 15, Bolick 13, Anthony 10, Taha 4, Elorde 2, Ferrer 2, Mercado 0, Cruz 0. QUARTER SCORES: 21-27, 43-39, 72-62, 90-88 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @rieogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 24th, 2019

PBA: Steady Banchero is Player of the Week

Chris Banchero is fast emerging as Alaska’s newest take-charge guy. Blessed with good looks, the Fil-Italian guard made the Aces look even good when their campaign in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup was on the line. Banchero came through in the clutch for Alaska in its do-or-die encounter with Meralco for the last berth in the quarterfinals, and then delivered anew as the Aces stunned top seed TnT Katropa to force a do-or-die encounter for a semifinals slot. The 30-year-old Banchero averaged 14.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 6.0 assists in the two crucial sudden-death victories that earned him a unanimous choice as PBA Press Corps-Cignal Player of the Week for the period July 15-21. Banchero received nine out of the total 13 votes tallied for the weekly citation, with the rest of the votes going to Alaska teammate Vic ‘The Muscle Man’ Manuel. Another Alaska player in Simon Enciso was also nominated for the individual honor along with Barangay Ginebra’s Stanley Pringle and Japeth Aguilar, June Mar Fajardo and Chris Ross of San Miguel Beer, and Rain or Shine’s Ed Daquioag and Rey Nambatac. Manuel finished with a team-high 23 points as the Aces survived Meralco in overtime, 108-103, but it was Banchero who kept the team alive in the waning seconds of regulation. Down by four in the final 20 seconds, Banchero scored Alaska’s last five points, including a pressure-packed jumper with three seconds left that sent the game into overtime, 96-all. Given a new lease of life, the Aces again leaned on Banchero’s strong start that set the tone for the team’s 108-72 blowout win over the Katropa in their quarterfinals series in what was the worst defeat of TnT in its entire playoffs history. Alaska and TnT tangle anew on Wednesday for the right to advance in the best-of-five semifinals......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2019

PBA: Columbian’s “suki” is now SMB, not ROS

The streak ended last week in Batangas but there was a time when Columbian’s “suki” in the PBA was Rain or Shine. For four conferences from the 2018 Philippine Cup to the 2019 All-Filipino, the Dyip couldn’t lose against Rain or Shine. Columbian’s winning streak finally ended in the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup, taking an L in overtime to the Elasto Painters. But as one winning streak ends, another one starts. The Dyip’s “suki” now is San Miguel Beer. After Sunday’s overtime win, Columbian is now 2-0 for the season against the Beermen, the reigning five-time Philippine Cup champions. “Nawala sa Rain or Shine eh,” head coach Johnedel Cardel on the Columbian “suki” tag. “Pero we’re just lucky to beat San Miguel. I know San Miguel is a champion team. Sana this gives the boys more motivation na we can beat anybody if we play together,” he added. At 2-6, Columbian still has an outside shot of making the playoffs. However, the road is definitely not easy as the Dyip will have Northport, Phoenix, and defending champion Ginebra to finish off the elimination round. Cardel is hoping the big win over the Beermen can spark a nice late run. “Sana this win will carry us to the last three games, makuha pa rin namin, even though we're in big trouble,” Cardel said. “Sabi ko sa kanila, we'll just play our game, this Wednesday against NorthPort, Saturday against Phoenix, we'll see what happens. Just continue our good attitude inside especially on defense, then our offense, patience pa rin,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 30th, 2019

PBA: No fear for Wright as they challenge loaded Gin Kings: 'They have to guard us too'

Getting that first winning streak for the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup has been a challenge for Phoenix. At 3-4, the Fuel Masters are having a hard time getting any sort of momentum going. Despite coming off a big win against top-ranked Northport Wednesday, the challenge of getting a winning run won't get any easier for Phoenix as they take on defending champion Ginebra Friday. The Gin Kings are tough enough but they reloaded last week with a blockbuster trade which makes things all the more difficult for the Fuel Masters. "Yeah I heard they traded for some guy, he’s pretty good," Phoenix guard Matthew Wright said on the Gin Kings that now have Stanley Pringle. "Ginebra is Ginebra, you’re gonna have to keep the crowd quiet as much as possible and you’re gonna have to play straight up defense," he added. Now sporting a Brownlee-Pringle duo, Ginebra has become even more dynamic. Wright knows that but he also knows that he and his Fuel Masters are a problem as well. "They’re a big squad now and with Stanley, they’re a lot more explosive and dynamic. We also have to worry about Brownlee as well," Wright said.  "We have our work cut out for us but they have to guard us too," he added   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 27th, 2019

PBA: Ginebra’s new weapon could mean trouble for the rest of the league

Well, it looks like both Ginebra and Northport won the blockbuster PBA trade last week. At least for conference with imports, the Gin Kings have perhaps the most explosive duo in the league in Justin Brownlee and Stanley Pringle. If you’re looking for the most simple comparison, think Golden State’s Steph and KD but with a local twist. “When you have two guys like that it’s like a Steph Curry and a Kevin Durant, I mean, who do you guard?” Ginebra head coach Tim Cone said of his new power duo. “That’s what we envision,” he added. For the pair’s first game together — a strong win against NLEX in Batangas — Brownlee dropped 39 points while Pringle had a cool 16 on 60 percent shooting. It’s certainly encouraging for Ginebra that Brownlee can still get his numbers and usual impact even with a new star alongside him. Now it’s just matter of getting Pringle more comfortable with Ginebra. The Gin Kings have a new super weapon and they’ll utilize him for sure. “We have to find different ways to get him in iso’s cause he’s such a great one-on-one player, and we have to find ways to get him in the post,” Cone said of Pringle. “So there’s still a lot to [do]. Right now, he’s just trying to figure out where he’s supposed to be in the triangle, which is difficult when you only had a couple days of practice. But he’s a special player and he picked it up very well,” Cone added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

PBA: Kings down Road Warriors

Pringle, acquired in a four-player trade from NorthPort last Tuesday, finished with 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals to help the Kings improve to 4-3 for fifth place. #PBA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019