Hotshots dismantle Dyip

Magnolia got off to a furious start, posting a huge 19-point lead right in the opening quarter then cruising to a 126-101 victory over Columbian Dyip to close in on the early leaders in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last night......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarMay 16th, 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: Streaking Aces battle Magnolia sans Calvin

Winners of five straight games, Alaska hopes to continue its streak as the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup continues Sunday at th Big Dome. At 5-1, the Aces look to keep in step with idle Rain or Shine and Magnolia at the top of the standings however, they'll have to do that withouth star forward Calvin Abueva. Alaska officially suspended Abueva on Saturday for missing team activities without permission. Calvin reportedly had "personal issues" to deal with. The Aces will have the Magnolia Hotshots on deck, a team that has struggled with back-to-back losses and will enter with a 3-3 mark. Tip off will be at 6:45 p.m. In the first game at 4:30 p.m., Phoenix (3-4) and Columbian (3-5) hope to get out of their respective slumps as they square off against each other. The Fuel Masters have lost back-to-back games while the Dyip have dropped three straight.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Behind China-bound import, blistering Hotshots turn Columbian Dyip into a wreck

Vernon Macklin got a lucrative offer overseas that he couldn't resist and, as he prepares for his swan song with Magnolia, showed his appreciation to management in style. With Macklin set to b.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Magnolia bumps Columbian off winning track with 25-point romp

MANILA, Philippines – The Magnolia Hotshots cruised to their second straight win by annihilating the Columbian Dyip, 126-101, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, May 16.  Import Vernon Macklin, who played his penultimate game for the Hotshots after securing a guaranteed contract in China's National Basketball League , churned out 19 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Hotshots get hot

MAGNOLIA is playing Meralco tomorrow, and the Hotshots seemed to be doing some light workouts on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Hotshots destroyed the Columbian Dyip, 126-101, behind an awesome offensive to clinch their second win in three games in the elimination round of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Magnolia Hotshots rout Columbian by 25 points

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter THE Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok notched their second straight win in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup and they did so in big fashion, routing the Columbian Dyip, 126-101, yesterday in the curtain-raiser at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Had it explosive in the opening half of the […] The post Magnolia Hotshots rout Columbian by 25 points appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Magnolia routs Columbian Dyip

Magnolia Pambansang Manok displayed fiery form from start to finish, routing Columbian Dyip, 126-101, for back-to-back wins in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 43 Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum. Import Vernon Macklin and the Hotshots stretched their 37-18 first quarter lead to an insurmountable 69-37 before the halftime break. Magnolia was never [...] The post Magnolia routs Columbian Dyip appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

PBA: Manuel powers Alaska to decimation of Columbian

Vic Manuel heated up in the second quarter and Alaska bludgeoned Columbian, 134-103, to score its second straight win in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The hardworking forward accounted for almost half of the Aces' production in the killer second quarter, going for 20 points in that period alone to dismantle the Dyip by halftime, 73-37. Manuel finished with 26 points on a 12-of-17 shooting from the field off the bench, to go with four rebounds, while import Antonio Campbell got a double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds. The duo were responsible for Alaska outscoring Columbian in that telling frame, 42-9, while also getting things done ...Keep on reading: PBA: Manuel powers Alaska to decimation of Columbian.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

Road Warriors rout Batang Pier for second straight win

Games Wednesday (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 4:30 p.m. – Phoenix vs. Col. Dyip 7 p.m. – NLEX vs. Magnolia OLU Ashaolu scored 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as NLEX routed NorthPort, 123-107, for its second straight win in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Meralco Bolts scolded, scramble past Columbian Dyip

Meralco overcame a poor start with a strong finish half last night, kicking off its PBA Governors Cup campaign with a 109-106 win over Columbian Dyip at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Bolts in big win

MERALCO exploded in the third quarter then outlasted Columbian Dyip in the fourth to pull off 109-106 win for a rousing start in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup on Friday at the Ynares Center in ANtipolo City.The Bolts, who trailed by 10 points in the first half, outplayed the Dyip….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

PBA: Durham gets near triple-double as Bolts beat Columbian to start Governors Cup

ANTIPOLO CITY --- Meralco got the win and that's the more important thing. The Bolts got themselves a challenge from the Columbian Dyip Friday at the Ynares Center here but Meralco still managed to be first on the board in the season-ending joust, picking up a tough 109-106 victory. Down by as many as 12 points, Meralco picked up the pace in the third period to take control of the game but had to hold on in the final secons as the Dyip tried to make a final comeback. Reigning two-time Best Import Allen Durham was still beasting for the Bolts, finishing with a near-triple double of 26 points, 20 rebounds, and nine assists to get Meralco's title bid going. "It's a good start for us for the conference, it was a tough win," head coach Norman Black said. "Columbian played very well, their import was very good," he added. The Dyip were up 14 in the second quarter and took a 10-point lead at the break. But with Durham leading the way, Meralco quickly turned things around in the third. The two-time Best Import scored 13 points to start the second half as the Bolts outscored Columbian, 42-23, to gain control of the game. After Durham, Baser Amer fired 23 points for Meralco. He also had eight rebounds and six assists. For the Dyip, import Akeem Wright dropped 30 points and 14 rebounds in his PBA debut.   The Scores: Meralco 109 - Durham 26, Amer 23, Tolomia 14, Hodge 11, Caram 10, de Ocampo 10, Canaleta 9, Salva 4, Newsome 2, Hugnatan 0, Laneta 0, Bono 0. Columbian 106 - Wright 30, King 24, Khobuntin 10, Corpuz 10, Escoto 8, Camson 8, McCarthy 5, Celda 5, Tubid 2, Cahilig 2, Cabrera 2, Lastimosa 0. Quarters: 26-25, 53-43, 85-76, 109-106.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Opening today: Govs’ Cup

As all eyes are on the Philippine team campaigning in the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, the PBA Governors’ Cup quietly starts today with Meralco colliding with Columbian Dyip and Talk ‘N Text taking on NLEX at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City.The Bolts seem all excited about….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Ginebra-Meralco rematch set Oct. 7 in Laguna

Games Friday (Ynares Center, Antipolo) 4:30 p.m. -- Columbian vs. Meralco 7 p.m. -- NLEX vs. Talk N Text NEWLY-crowned PBA Commissioner’s Cup champion Barangay Ginebra returns to action against Columbian Dyip on Aug. 31 while Asian Games-bound Rain or Shine will make its debut against Talk N Text in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

LOOK: Complete 2018 Governors Cup schedule

The PBA is back. Complete schedule for the 2018 Governors' Cup is out and the league will start with a double-header Friday, August 17, at the Ynares Center in Antipolo. Columbian Dyip will be up first as they take on the Meralco Bolts followed by an NLEX-TNT clash in the second game. Other notable game are the Phoenix-Columbian match on August 22 where Calvin Abueva will debut with the Fuel Masters. The Abueva vs. Alaska game is set a week later on August 29 at the Big Dome. Defending champion Brgy. Ginebra will meet San Miguel Beer again in the main event of the Septerber 23 playdate while Ginebra vs. Meralco, which has been the rivalry of the Governors' Cup, is set for October 7 in Laguna. Check the complete Governors' Cup schedule below. Here’s the #govscup2018 ELIMS schedule 👇🏼 — PBA (@pbaconnect) August 14, 2018     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Bolts tangle with Dyip in PBA Governors Cup opener

Meralco, with two-time Best Import winner Allen Durham, tangles with Columbian Dyip while TNT KaTropa takes on NLEX Road Warriors in the opener of the PBA Governors Cup Friday at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

2 bagong mukha, ilang balik import masisilayan sa Govs Cup

ANG Alaska at Columbian Dyip na lamang sa 12 team ang wala pang maipaparadang import sa season-ending 2018 PBA Governors Cup na bubuksan sa Aug. 17 sa Ynares Sports Center sa Antipolo, Rizal. Karamihan sa mga import na maglalaro nga­yong third conference ay puro ‘nagbabalik na agila’ pero hindi na sa dati nilang team na… link: 2 bagong mukha, ilang balik import masisilayan sa Govs Cup.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Duterte tells cops to ignore critics of drug war: Never mind the idiots

President Rodrigo Duterte renewed his order to the police to dismantle the drug trade in the Philippines as he assured that they would not go to jail for doing their duty. Duterte told the police to ignore criticisms from human rights groups who have been critical on his administration's war on drugs. "We protect and serve our nations. We have to prepare the world of our descendants for tomorrow. If we cannot do something now sa drugs, your grandchildren will suffer and we would have left a life and a nation to them that is still in shambles," he said in his speech during the 117th Police Service Anniversary at Camp Crame in Quezon City. The President, who said in his State of t...Keep on reading: Duterte tells cops to ignore critics of drug war: Never mind the idiots.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Asia diplomats press North Korea to deliver on anti-nuke vows

Asia's top diplomats will press North Korea to turn a pledge to completely dismantle its nuclear arsenal into reality amid concerns it's proceeding with its programs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

PVL: Domingo steps up to the challenge

With Far Eastern University missing the services of Toni Rose Basas and the departure of top hitter Bernadeth Pons after last UAAP season, the Lady Tamaraws needed someone to step up on offense. Celine Domingo embraced that role with her recent performance for FEU in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference said it all. The UAAP Season 80 Best Blocker averaged 18 points per game as she led the Lady Tams to an early share of the lead with University of Sto. Tomas with back-to-back wins to open their campaign. However, instead of feeling pressured on her new role, Domingo treats it as a challenge.     “Nararamdaman ko naman (ang pressure), pero hindi ganoon totally kabigat. Hindi ko siya tine-take as pressure, kasi 'di naman kami pine-pressure ni coach eh,” she said. Domingo had her scoring prowess in full display Wednesday when she led FEU to a 25-16, 21-25, 25-19, 25-22, win over San Beda University. The incoming sophomore, a transferee from University of the East, posted a personal conference-best 22 points built on 15 attacks, four kill blocks and three aces.     Domingo was the main weapon of the Lady Tams with her quick kills as they dismantle the Lady Red Spikers, who gave FEU a scare after taking the second frame.  “Siguro part kasi 'yun ng game plan namin na i-feed muna sa quickers, para pag binato sa open, magiging madali na para sa spiker na paluin,” said Domingo. Playing with na slew of newcomers, Domingo provided the maturity and composure as FEU dodged another upset-scare since escaping College of St. Benilde in five sets in their conference opener last Sunday. “Siguro isa na ding factor 'yung kailangan mag-step up din kami, tapos isa na rin ako sa nakakatanda, ayun po,” added Domingo. Still, Domingo admitted that she still has a lot to improve on as she prepares for UAAP Season 81. “Siguro 'yun ano pa rin, 'yung blockings. Siyempre may puhunan na ako doon, kailangan ko lang i-continue and mas mag-improve pa,” she said. “Big thing din 'yun, pag na-block na, wala ng kailangang gawin eh. So 'yun, kailangan ko pa i-improve 'yun.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018