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WATCH: Sean Anthony keys GlobalPort s first win

MANILA, Philippines — Sean Anthony has been a steady source of points for GlobalPort in the All-Filipino conference......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJan 12th, 2018

PBA Season 43 preview: The Pack

Forget the PBA impasse for a second. Seriously, forget it. Why? There are basketball games to be played. That's right, the PBA will push through with the opening of the 43rd season as originally scheduled and before we start what appears to be another long, exciting, stressful (for the good reasons, of course), and eventful year of basketball, let's look at all 12 teams first. We start with "The Pack" in this preview. Special thanks to Alaska's coach Alex Compton for this idea. Okay here we go.   Rain or Shine Elasto Painters PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Quarterfinals Commissioner's Cup - Quarterfinals Governors' Cup - Quarterfinals PBA Season 43 opening day line up: Gabe Norwood Ed Daquioag Jericho Cruz Dexter Maiquez Maverick Ahanmisi Jewel Ponferrada Mark Borboran Chris Tiu James Yap Don Trollano Raymond Almazan Rey Nambatac Beau Belga Ronnie Matias Jeremy King Injured/Reserve: Jay Washington Head coach: Caloy Garcia The Elasto Painters, after losing so many key peices from their championship team in the previous offseason, didn't exactly have a bad year in 2017. ROS made it to the playoffs in each of the three conferences. However, the Painters failed to advance to the semifinals in all three as well. Rain or Shine is a champion team but the transition period for this franchise might be extended unless they can actually sustain their strong starts to conferences.   NLEX Road Warriors PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Missed playoffs Commissioner's Cup - Missed playoffs Governors' Cup - Quarterfinals PBA Season 43 opening day line up: Emman Monfort Michael Miranda Juami Tiongson Jansen Rios Kevin Alas Cyrus Baguio Alex Mallari Larry Fonacier Kiefer Ravena Raul Soyud Kenneth Ighalo Rabeh Al-Hussaini Alfonso Gotladera JR Quinahan Asi Taulava Injured/Reserve: Ronjay Buenafe Head coach: Yeng Guiao It took them a while but the Road Warriors finally figured things out under coach Yeng Guiao. And now with a new star at poing guard plus a another offseason of playing together, this season feels like the actual start of the Yeng Guiao era in NLEX. The Road Warriors have a nice mix of young and veteran talent and they have a champion coach at the helm. The potential is there to make noise in the playoffs.   Phoenix Fuel Masters PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Quarterfinals Commissioner's Cup - Quarterfinals Governors' Cup - Missed playoffs PBA Season 43 opening day line up: LA Revilla Jason Perkins Gelo Alolino JC Intal Joseph Eriobu Justin Chua Marvin Hayes Jeff Chan Doug Kramer Jam Cortez Karl Dehesa Rey Guevarra William Wilson RJ Jazul Matthew Wright Head coach: Louie Alas Phoenix is in it to win it. The Fuel Masters missed the playoffs once for the first time in four conferences and the team literally changed almost their entire coaching staff. Coach Louie Alas will have an interesting squad to work with in his debut season with the team. If Phoenix can avoid a major slide similar to what happened in the 2017 Governors' Cup, expect the Fuel Masters to be featured in the playoff race.   KIA Picanto PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Missed playoffs Commissioner's Cup - Missed playoffs Governors' Cup - Missed playoffs PBA Season 43 opening day line up: Reden Celda Jackson Corpuz JR Reyes Jon Gabriel Philip Paniamogan Rashawn McCarthy Prince Caperal Eric Camson Jan Jamon Pedrito Galanza Roldan Sara Glenn Khobuntin Mark Yee Dylan Ababou Ronald Tubid Head coach: Chris Gavina Kia's unconventional ways will be tested this season. After basically trading away Christian Standhardinger, people will most certainly watch the Picanto to lose. But you never know with this team, they have a brilliant coach and maybe Kia manages to pull off an upset or two this season. Maybe it's not so bad after all. We'll see.   Meralco Bolts PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Missed playoffs Commissioner's Cup - Quarterfinals Governors' Cup - Finals PBA Season 43 opening day line up: Bryan Faundo Mike Tolomia Cliff Hodge Nico Salva Baser Amer Chris Newsome KG Canaleta Garvo Lanete Joseph Sedurifa Anjo Caram Jason Ballesteros Jared Dillinger Reynel Hugnatan Ranidel De Ocampo Mac Baracael Injured/Reserve: Ken Bono Head coach: Norman Black For the past two seasons, Meralco has not performed well in the Philippine Cup. Without an import, the Bolts just shut down for some reason. However, the team can build on a more mature set of locals this time around to make some noise in the All-Filipino. And you already know coach Norman Black is not allowing another All-Filipino collapse from his team.   Blackwater Elite PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Missed playoffs Commissioner's Cup - Missed playoffs Governors' Cup - Quarterfinals PBA Season 43 opening day line up: Mike Cortez Mike Digregorio Ael Banal Roi Sumang JP Erram Mark Cruz John Pinto Mac Belo James Sena Renz Palma Chris Javier Allein Maliksi Dave Marcelo Raymar Jose Kyle Neypes Head coach: Leo Isaac Blackwater has an interesting team. Just looking at their line up from top to bottom, the Elite have all the tools to make a playoff runs this season. Starting with the All-Filipino, Blackwater can finish the job that they failed to do last season. People forget that the Elite, despite missing the playoffs, had a pretty good Philippine Cup last year.   Globalport Batang Pier PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Quarterfinals Commissioner's Cup - Quarterfinals Governors' Cup - Missed playoffs PBA Season 43 opening day line up: Yousef Taha Julian Sargent Stanley Pringle Terrence Romeo Nico Elorde Sean Anthony Micahel Juico Jonathan Gray Ryan Arana Kelly Nabong Lervin Flores Joseph Gabayni Bradwyn Guinto Injured/Reserve: Arnold Van Opstal Head coach: Pido Jarencio Regardless if its Pido Jarencio or Franz Pumaren coaching this team, things will be hard for Globalport if Terrence Romeo continues to miss time. But looking at it from another angle, maybe Stanley Pringle shows us another level to his game and takes the Batang Pier to new heights. However, Globalport fans would feel more comfortable if the Bro recovers according to schedule and makes his debut sooner rather than later.   Alaska Aces PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Quarterfinals Commissioner's Cup - Missed playoffs Governors' Cup - Missed playoffs PBA Season 43 opening day line up: Simon Enciso Chris Banchero Sonny Thoss Calvin Abueva Marion Magat Jake Pascual Jeron Teng Chris Exciminiano Carl Bryan Cruz Abel Galiguez Davon Potts Jvee Casio Kevin Racal Vic Manuel Injured/Reserve: Noy Baclao Head coach: Alex Compton It possibly can't get any worse for Alaska this season. After a down year, the Aces are poised for a bounce back season. If Alaska can re-learn how to finish games, the team can absolutely regain its lofty standing on top of the league. The pieces are there, it's amazing how the Aces lost so many games last season. It cannot get any worse.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

Shorthanded NorthPort loses more players to injuries

ANTIPOLO---NorthPort's start in the PBA Governors' Cup is headed for a rough patch. Not only did the Batang Pier, who once held the franchise name GlobalPort, lost to NLEX, 123-107, they're also bound to lose some of their players on top of those who were already absent in their opening game. Head coach Pido Jarencio said he's looking to put guards Jeric Teng and Nico Elorde in the injury list. Teng and Elorde, Jarencio said, are sure to be out of the squad who already lost forward Sean Anthony to injury and star point guard Stanley Pringle who's representing the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games. "First of all, we sorely miss the two guys Stanley and Sean, I think by S...Keep on reading: Shorthanded NorthPort loses more players to injuries.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Nabong gets biggest fine for GlobalPort-Rain or Shine melee

The PBA on Thursday dropped the punishments to those involved in the melee between Rain or Shine and Globalport that saw three ejections and a bloodied Chris Tiu. Globalport center Kelly Nabong received the worst of sanctions as the league slapped him with a P30,000 fine--P20,000 for a flagrant foul 2 and P10,000 for displaying the middle finger. Nabong was ejected with 3:40 left in the Elasto Painters' 96-90 win on May 20 at Smart Araneta Coliseum after getting shoving Rain or Shine guard Maverick Ahanmisi, who was also slapped with a P15,000 fine after pushing down Sean Anthony. The scuffle began when Rain or Shine center Beau Belga and Globalport forward Moala Tautuaa dov...Keep on reading: Nabong gets biggest fine for GlobalPort-Rain or Shine melee.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

Of Pizzas and Ensaymada: The PBA Press Corps issue emphatic response to Ali Peek s accusations

The PBA Press Corps is taking none of Ali Peek's rather controversial comments. In an official statement released Tuesday, the PBA Press Corps condemned Peek's accusations on social media, saying that the group will not back down from anyone who questions its integrity. In a series of social media posts on Twitter and on Facebook, Peek, a 16-year PBA veteran who now works as a TV analyst, questioned the non-inclusion of Globalport's Sean Anthony and Alaska's Vic Manuel to any of the All-Star teams that will see action this week. Peek specifically singled out the "guys in [the PBA] Press Room" and even accused the Press Corps of taking bribes, whether in the form of money, pizza, and/or ensaymada, in exchange of votes for award and All-Star selections. The only problem with Peek's argument is that the PBA Press Corps has no say whatsoever in choosing players that will participate in the All-Star Games. "Mr. Peek got his facts wrong, first, because the media doesn’t determine who the members of the All-Star teams are, and second, the PBA Press Corps has never asked for anything in return from anyone for an award," the PBAPC statement said. "It was unimaginable on his part – not knowing how the All-Star members are named – considering that he was in the league that long and that he is a member of the television panel covering the games for Cignal’s HD Channel," the statement added. Ali Peek has since apoligized on his Facebook account, saying he "got carried away," and he was in a "very aggressive mood," as of late. However, the PBA Press Corps feel that Peek could have done better. "The PBA Press Corps doesn’t make decisions in a heartbeat, the group makes them after long deliberations and careful consideration," the statement said. "That’s why it pains the group so much that Mr. Peek decided to come up with his rants without any provocation.  And in his apology posted on Facebook today, the group wonders why Mr. Peek did not talk to the PBAPC first considering “that we are right next door to each other” before he came up with them?" the PBA PC added. The full PBA Press Corps statement can be read below.   Official statement from the PBA Press Corps in response to Ali Peek's rather controversial accusations on social media #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/AgCY3TeoJN — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) May 22, 2018     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

GlobalPort dumps struggling NLEX for third win

GlobalPort crushed NLEX, 116-94, to get its third win in four games in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Batang Pier improved to a 3-2 record while sending the Road Warriors to their fourth loss in five games. From a 32-32 stalemate early in the second quarter, the Batang Pier immediately rushed into open water and staged a 16-5 run with Sean Anthony capping off the scoring burst with a layup to give Globalport a 48-37 lead with 3:22 left in the period. Anthony then had his once more on ending a scoring run when he sunk two free throws at the 8:56 mark of the fourth to end the Batang Pier's 29-14 burst for their 95-75 lead. "Actually...Keep on reading: GlobalPort dumps struggling NLEX for third win.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

PBA: Batang Pier crush NLEX

Globalport's full offensive might was on display Wednesday. The Batang Pier exploded on the NLEX Road Warriors in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup, scoring a convincing 116-94 victory at the Big Dome. Up by only five in the middle of the third, 66-61, Globalport just left NLEX in the dust the rest of the way, rolling to their third win in five games. The domination continued in the fourth as the Batang Pier led by as many as 22 points, which ended up as the final tally. "Actually we just played good basketball. Yun lang ano. Our percentage was high, field goal percentage namin. At the same time, we defended well," head coach Pido Jarencio said as Globalport improved to 3-2. The Batang Pier shot 54 percent as a team. "Hats off to the players ano, lahat nagtulung-tulong. Total team effort. Sana maging consistent kaming ganon. Sabi ko nga sa inyo, we just keep on improving tapos yung mga little mistakes, naga-adjust kami," he added. Six players scored in double figures for Globalport led by Sean Anthony's 21 points. Import Malcolm White added 20 points and 14 rebounds. Stanley Pringle went for 19 points and eight assists and Nico Elorde was good for 16. For NLEX, the team's Commissioner's Cup struggles endure. The Road Warriors are now 1-4 for the conference and are far from their level that enabled them to advance in the semifinals of the All-Filipino. Kiefer Ravena led NLEX in scoring with 24 points however, import Arnett Moultrie only settled for 19.   The Scores: GLOBALPORT 116 — Anthony 21, White 20, Pringle 19, Elorde 16, Tautuaa 13, Sargent 10, Araña 6, Grey 6, Javelona 3, Guinto 2, Teng 0. NLEX 94 — Ravena 24, Moultrie 19, Fonacier 11, Ighalo 8, Mallari 6, Quiñahan 6, Buenafe 5, Miranda 5, Monfort 3, Soyud 3, Gotladera 2, Tiongson 2, Baguio 0. Quarters: 26-20, 55-43, 86-72, 116-94.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Hotshots shut down Batang Pier

Magnolia shut down GlobalPort's energetic duo of Sean Anthony and Stanley Pringle during the crucial moments for a 92-87 win on Saturday night in the PBA Commissioner's Cup at AUF Sports Arena in Angeles City. Paul Lee sacrificed himself to slow down the hardworking Anthony while Mark Barroca and Jio Jalalon alternated in forcing the athletic Pringle to take challenged shots that totally missed their mark. As the Hotshots clamped down on the Batang Pier backcourt, Ian Sangalang found holes in the GlobalPort defense underneath en route to Magnolia's first victory in the import-laced conference. Sangalang barreled his way to the rim, scoring five of his 22 points in a late run...Keep on reading: Hotshots shut down Batang Pier.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

PBA: Hotshots score first win after close decision with Globalport

When the going gets tough, you go to your star players. Ian Sangalang and Paul Lee provided the clutch hits as Magnolia escpaed Globalport Saturday in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup, scoring a 92-87 win at the AUF Sports Arena in Angeles City. Down two with less than four minutes to go, Sangalang and Lee scored Magnolia's next seven points to take a five-point lead with 1:46 left. It was more than enough for the Hotshots to secure their first win of the mid-season joust for a 1-1 record. Sangalang led the way with 22 points while import Vernon Macklin added 19 and 13 rebounds for Magnolia. The Batang Pier, who dropped to 2-2, got 20 points from Sean Anthony.   The scores: MAGNOLIA 92 - Sangalang 22, Macklin 19, Dela Rosa 14, Ramos 9, Lee 8, Barroca 7, Simon 6, Jalalon 5, Pascual 2, Herndon 0, Brondial 0. GLOBALPORT 87 - Anthony 20, White 17, Pringle 14, Tautuaa 12, Javelona 9, Grey 5, Araña 4, Elorde 2, Flores 2, Guinto 2, Teng 0, Gabayni 0, Juico 0. Quarterscores: 20-15, 37-37, 65-62, 92-87   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

Magnolia outplays GlobalPort down the stretch for 1st win

Magnolia got into the winning track after stopping GlobalPort 92-87 in the PBA Commissioner's Cup Saturday at AUF Sports Arena and Cultural Center. The Hotshots rallied late in the game closing out the fourth quarter on a 9-2 run with Paul Lee and Ian Sangalang hitting two crucial shots to put away the Batang Pier. Lee gave Magnolia an 88-85 lead with 2:29 left then, Sangalang followed it up a few moments later at the 1:46 mark for the Hotshots' 90-85 buffer. Magnolia evened its card to 1-1 while the Batang Pier dropped to 2-2. Sangalang finished with a game-high 22 points to go along eight rebounds while Vernon Macklin had 19 points and 13 boards. Sean Anthony led Glo...Keep on reading: Magnolia outplays GlobalPort down the stretch for 1st win.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

GlobalPort, Anthony spoil Blackwater bid; RoS wins

GlobalPort foiled Blackwater’s bid for an instant result following a coaching change, riding high on Sean Anthony’s 21-point second-half explosion in fashioning out a 117-106 romp in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Ynares Sports Center here last night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

GlobalPort keeps cruising, sends Blackwater to 0-4 start

ANTIPOLO, Philippines (UPDATED) – GlobalPort spoiled Bong Ramos' head coaching debut for Blackwater as the Batang Pier repulsed the Elite, 117-106, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Ynares Center here on Wednesday, May 2.  Sean Anthony finished with a near-triple-double of 29 points, 13 rebounds, 8 assists and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

PBA: GlobalPort keeps Blackwater skidding

Blackwater apparently needed more than just a major coaching change. GlobalPort picked the Elite apart with pure aggressiveness and energy for a persuasive 117-106 win Wednesday night in the PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. Trailing by as many as 12 in the first half, the Batang Pier reversed the trend with Sean Anthony and Stanley Pringle mocking every defensive ploy thrown by Blackwater. Anthony poured 13 of his points in that huge third-quarter turnaround while Pringle's assortment of incursions created the separation that Global Part comfortably protected until the final buzzer. "Blackwater is a tough team despite of its record. Luckily, w...Keep on reading: PBA: GlobalPort keeps Blackwater skidding.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

PBA: Globalport takes first win in post-Terrence Romeo era

Globalport's new era is underway. The Batang Pier picked up their first win post-Terrence Romeo, a close 86-85 decision over Meralco in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Friday at the Big Dome. With Stanley Pringle hitting clutch free throws, Globalport took an 86-82 lead with 2.8 seconds to go. It was enough to hold on even as Chris Newsome made a last-second triple to seal the finaly tally. "We're struggling, especially Stanley kasi may nararamdaman siyang injury," head coach Pido Jarencio said. "Buti ngayon, naka-pick up siya nung fourth quarter. I'll take it. A win is a win," he added. The Batang Pier had to scrap their way against the Bolts in this one, as the game was close since the opening tip. But with Prinle leading the charge, Globalport got some room in the fourth to hold off Meralco. Import Malcolm White paced the Batang Pier with 27 points and 17 rebounds while Stanley added 17, 13 in the final period. Sean Anthony was good for another 15 points for Globalport. Meanwhile, playing their second game in three days took its toll on the Bolts as the team sturggled offensively, shooting only 41.3 percent from the field. KG Canaleta was the only one with the hot hand, firing a game-high 28 points. Arinze Onuaku, still recovering from a stomach virus, got 21 points and 13 boards. No other Meralco player scored in double figures and the Bolts dropped to 1-1 for the conference.     The Scores: GLOBALPORT 86 — White 27, Pringle 17, Anthony 15, Araña 7, Nabong 6, Grey 5, Teng 3, Elorde 2, Gabayni 2, Viernes 2, Guinto 0, Sargent 0. MERALCO 85 — Cañaleta 28, Onuaku 21, Caram 9, Newsome 9, Amer 8, Hodge 6, Hugnatan 2, Salva 2, Dillinger 0, Sedurifa 0. Quarters: 23-25, 45-44, 63-65, 86-85.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

June Mar on track for record-breaking 6th BPC award

The only person standing in the way of June Mar Fajardo's road to another milestone is teammate Arwind Santos. Based on the statistical points compiled after the elimination round of the 2018 Philippine Cup, the reigning four-time league MVP is on track for his sixth Best Player of the Conference award. If June Mar gets that sixth BPC plum, he'll break the tie with Danny Ildefonso for most BPC awards by a player in PBA history. Fajardo currently leads the pack with 44.1 statistical points build around the averages of 22.8 points per game, 13.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 2.1 blocks. Arwind is a distant second with 37.6 SPs after going for 16.3 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.4 steals, and 2.0 blocks per outing. Globalport's Stanley Pringle is third with 35.6 SPs while JP Erram is a surprise fourth with 35.3 SPs. Ginebra's Japeth Aguilar complete the top 5 with 34.2 SPs. Marcio Lassiter, Scottie Thompson, Sean Anthony, Paul Lee, and Matthew Wright finish off the top 10.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 5th, 2018

Anthony upbeat on GlobalPort s Philippine Cup bid despite loss to SMB

MANILA, Philippines — GlobalPort was coming off two straight wins that Sean Anthony firmly believes the team's loss to San Miguel on Wednesday night was not.....»»

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

Anthony still makes impact for Batang Pier on off shooting night

Fresh from his career third-best 29-point explosion in the GlobalPort's 97-104 defeat against Ginebra last Sunday, the version Sean Anthony who came to play on Friday had a lot of difficulty putting the ball through the hoop. But rather than mope over his offensive struggles, Anthony put his focus on the dirty work for the Batang Pier. The Fil-Am forward collected a unique assists-rebounds double-double in the win, finishing with 13 boards and 12 dimes, a first since Chris Ross did it in 2010. His role as the stabilizing force allowed GlobalPort to claim the 78-70 breakthrough victory over Rain or Shine in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup. "Rebounding is always gonna be there ...Keep on reading: Anthony still makes impact for Batang Pier on off shooting night.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Lack of experience, chemistry doomed GlobalPort in loss to Gins, says Anthony

Charge it to experience. Sean Anthony opted to look at the positives rather than dwell on the negatives following GlobalPort's 97-104 defeat to Ginebra on Sunday. "We're a young team. We're a new team, and we gotta learn to play with each other still. We have five rookies, four new players, and a new coach, so we're gonna just look at the positives," he said. In control for the first three quarters, the Batang Pier lost grip of the game in the fourth frame as the Gin Kings exploded for 36 points. "We had the lead almost the whole game, up until the end, and we had our spots. We just didn't close it down the stretch," he said. "Our lack of team chemistry and our youth s...Keep on reading: Lack of experience, chemistry doomed GlobalPort in loss to Gins, says Anthony.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2018

Coach Tim says Ginebra better off if it lost to Global

Despite completing a classic NSD comeback against Globalport to go 2-0 in the 2018 Philippine Cup, Ginebra head coach Tim Cone was not happy about the way his team played Sunday. While his team won the game, Cone had a problem with the Gin Kings having to come back against a Batang Pier crew that was missing Terrence Romeo. "Well that's what teams coming from championships do. This is the way they do it. They sleepwalk for 3 and a half quarters and try to win a game down the stretch," Cone said on Ginebra's 104-97 victory against Globalport.  "That's what we're trying to avoid. In my experience I've seen it. They don't play until they really have to and I'm very distrubed by that," he added. The Gin Kings were lethargic almost all game long as Globalport took control, leading for 33 and a half minutes on the strength of Sean Anthony's offensive explosion and a near triple-double from Stanley Pringle. Cone was visibly upset at the bench as well as the Gin Kings struggled to erase a nine-point deficit before tha brave fourth-quarter stand in the last six minutes and change of the game. The winningest PBA head coach even went ahead and said that Ginebra might have been better long-term if it lost this one. "Happy, I'm not happy. I'm okay with the win, but I'm not happy about the way we played. We need to be better if we're going to make some noise in the All-Filipino," he said. "We might have been better off losing this basketball game to wake us up and realize that we can't do that. Because now, it's gonna encourage us to do it again. We think we can get away with it, and I've just known through experience, you just don't get away with those things over the long haul," Cone added. Ultimately, the champion mentor says that it all boils down to Ginebra beating the teams they're supposed to. With a loaded lineup, the Gin Kings are certainly more than capable of taking down all PBA teams and do it convincingly. "We need to get ourselves fired up right from the very start of the basketball games and play," Cone said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 7th, 2018

Blackwater escapes Northport 

Nards Pinto of Blackwater drives on Sean Anthony of Northport in a PBA Season 43 Governors’ Cup game on Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum. PBA MEDIA BUREAU PHOTO Blackwater pulled off a thrilling 113-111 come-from-behind victory over NorthPort on Wednesday in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 43 Governors’ Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. Unlikely hero Chris Javier joined… link: Blackwater escapes Northport .....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018