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PBA: Paul Lee bags Player of the Week honors

Paul Lee stood tall in Magnolia's back-to-back wins over Columbian Dyip and Meralco on the way to capturing the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award for the period of May 14-20. Nicknamed the “Leethal Weapon”, the 29-year-old Magnolia combo guard posted averages of 18.5 points, 7 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 steal in the Pambansang Manok’s two-win stretch this past week as they head to the PBA All-Star break in high spirits. Magnolia, which now totes a 3-1 card overall for solo fourth spot, hammered the hapless Columbian side, 126-101 last Wednesday as the “Angas ng Tondo” finished with 17 points, eight assists and two rebounds, while knocking down three triples. Lee then, upped the ante of his game by banging in 20 points, built around four three-point shots, issued six assists and added three boards as Magnolia nosed out Meralco, 81-79.  Import Vernon Macklin, who played his farewell game before heading to China, knocked down the game-winning foul shots in the dying seconds for Magnolia. The sweet-shooting Lee beat Magnolia teammate Mark Barroca, last week’s Player of the Week Vic Manuel of Alaska, TNT guard Ryan Reyes, Rain or Shine’s Chris Tiu and Phoenix gunners Jeff Chan and Matthew Wright for the weekly citation. Magnolia heads to the annual PBA showcase with three straight wins and will be back for action on June 2 when it faces league-leader Rain or Shine (5-1) at the Smart Araneta Coliseum......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 21st, 2018Related News

Burly import Joshua Smith rejoins TNT KaTropa

Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Joshua Smith is set to return for TNT in time for its next game against Columbian on June 1. The 6-foot-9 Smith, who serves as a replacement import for Jeremy T.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 19th, 2018Related News

PBA: Backup is on its way for TNT

Backup is on its way for TNT. The KaTropa are set to be reunited with import Joshua Smith, the very same reinforcement that had the team in the Commissioner's Cup Finals last season. After letting go of Jeremy Tyler, who was unimpressive in four games with TNT, team manager Virgil Villavicencio confirmed Friday that Smith will play in the KaTropa's next game on June 1. The hulking import is expected to touch down in Manila on May 25. Against the Blackwater Elite, TNT went All-Filipino but it hardly mattered as the KaTropa rolled to a 120-101 win. Head coach Nash Racela also confirmed that Smith's team in Japan has been eliminated from contention. That means unless out of the blue happens, Smith's scheduled should be right on track and he will be available when TNT takes on Columbian two weeks from now. "To tell you honestly, si Joshua Smith had a stint in Japan. Based on his schedule, we’re really looking at end of May, so during the All Star break," Racela said. "Yeah, they’re already out doon sa Japan. Right now, he’s available," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 18th, 2018Related News

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.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 17th, 2018Related News

Magnolia routs Columbian for 2nd straight win

Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Magnolia caught fire early to torch Columbian, 126-101, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Hotshots outscored the.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 17th, 2018Related News

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......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMay 16th, 2018Related News

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 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 16th, 2018Related News

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.….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsMay 16th, 2018Related News

Macklin savoring last ‘bittersweet’ days with Magnolia

Vernon Macklin is just days away from leaving Magnolia and he plans to spend his best days with his team before he flies to China for the National Basketball League. And the man once known as "Mack Attack" when he played for Ginebra in the PBA 2013 Commissioner's Cup began his farewell tour when he led Magnolia to a 126-101 shellacking of Columbian. Macklin played his penultimate game with the Hotshots in the 2018 Commissioner's Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta and he finished with 19 points and eight boards in a match that made him realize his departure is already fast approaching. "I still have the same mindset like if I was playing a normal game even if this is a bitterswee...Keep on reading: Macklin savoring last ‘bittersweet’ days with Magnolia.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 16th, 2018Related News

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......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMay 16th, 2018Related News

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......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 16th, 2018Related News

Columbian Dyip picking up their game

A WINNING record midway into the ongoing Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup by the Columbian Dyip may come as a surprise to many but not for the team which said the success it is enjoying right now is in line with its expectations. Holding a 3-2 record at the halfway juncture of the midseason […] The post Columbian Dyip picking up their game appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceMay 14th, 2018Related News

PBA: Vic Manuel earns Player of the Week honors

Alaska is off to a flying start in the Honda PBA Commissioner’s Cup, thanks to Vic Manuel’s electrifying plays off the bench. Nicknamed the “Muscleman”, the undersized forward has been providing the much-needed offense and hustle for an Aces side that has won their last three games after dropping their opening match against Rain or Shine. The Aces’ latest victory came on Sunday with the 6-foot-4 Manuel at the forefront.  Manuel fired a PBA career-high 29 points, making 12 of his 19 attempts from the field, while hauling down 12 rebounds to power Alaska to a 110-110 win over TNT in their duel in Antipolo. Manuel’s impressive effort earned him the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the period of May 7-13, edging out Meralco’s Baser Amer and Chris Newsome, Columbian guard Rashawn McCarthy, Rain or Shine’s Raymond Almazan, Ginebra’s Kevin Ferrer and NLEX big man JR Quinahan. The win, Alaska’s third in four matches, forced a three-way logjam for second to fourth spots with Meralco and TNT, just half a game behind Rain or Shine, which paces the team standings with its 4-1 record. Alaska takes a six-game respite before returning to action on Saturday when it flies to Dumaguete City to face defending champion San Miguel Beer......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 14th, 2018Related News

Aces Triumph

Games Wednesday (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 4:30 p.m. -- Columbian vs. Magnolia 7 p.m. -- NLEX vs. Globalport ALASKA extended its winning run to three after turning back erstwhile leader Talk N Text, 110-100 in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City last night. The Aces improved….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsMay 13th, 2018Related News

PBA: Aces stop TNT for third straight win

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal --- Alaska's winning streak continues at the expense of TNT. The Aces rolled to their third straight victory in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup, stopping the KaTropa, 110-100, Sunday at the Ynares Center here. Alaska improved to 3-1 in the standings, tied with TNT at the top. "I didn't expect that," head coach Alex Compton said as the Aces led by as many as 25 points in the fourth period, 92-67. "I got a little scared at the end but I was very happy with our defensive energy," he added. Vic Manuel's mid-season tear continues, leading Alaska with 29 points and 12 rebounds. This is the second time in three games that the Manuel has set a new PBA career high in points. He scored 27 against Blackwater and 26 vs. Columbian. Import Antonio Campbell was also impressive, finishing with 23 points and 20 rebounds for the Aces. Against one of the league's best offenses, Alaska actually matched TNT on offense, firing 34 points right in the opening period with Campbell leading the way. The Aces then pulled away for good in the second quarter and mostly just the KaTropa at bay in the second half. Five players scored in double figures for TNT with Jayson Castro leading the crew with 18 points and six assists. Terrence Romeo was right behind with 17 markers and eight dimes. Import Jeremy Tyler added 16 points but only three came in the second half. The Scores:   ALASKA 110 — Manuel 29, Campbell 23, Casio 10, Abueva 9, Banchero 8, Racal 8, Enciso 7, Magat 7, Thoss 5, Teng 4, Baclao 0, Exciminiano 0, Potts 0. TNT 100 — Castro 18, Romeo 17, Tyler 16, Rosario 15, Cruz 10, Pogoy 9, Semerad 5, Trollano 5, Reyes 3, Paredes 2, Carey 0, Garcia 0, Golla 0, Saitanan 0. Quarters: 34-26, 59-43, 85-67, 110-100.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 13th, 2018Related News

Norwood admits Rain or Shine failed to match Columbian s energy

Gabe Norwood tries to catch up with Rashawn McCarthy. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Rain or Shine captain Gabe Norwood wouldn't deny the fact that the Kia franchise has the Elasto Paint.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 10th, 2018Related News

Norwood admits Rain or Shine failed to match Columbian’s energy

Rain or Shine captain Gabe Norwood wouldn't deny the fact that the Kia franchise has the Elasto Painters' number this season. The Painters dropped to 0-2 against the Dyip this year after losing 104-96 on Wednesday night for their first setback this conference after a 3-0 start. "It's hard to argue with that right now," Norwood said when asked if Columbia has gained a mastery over his team. "They come out with a certain type of confidence because of the style of their play. We knew what we're getting into but they came out and we weren't able to disrupt their play, their style and what they wanted to do." Norwood, who finished with six points, five rebounds and six assists...Keep on reading: Norwood admits Rain or Shine failed to match Columbian’s energy.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 10th, 2018Related News

Garcia disappointed as Rain or Shine fails to capitalize on frontcourt edge

Rain or Shine defenders try to thwart Columbian import John Fields. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia could only scratch his head as his side once again fell to.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 10th, 2018Related News

Dyip halts streaking ROS five

Columbian Dyip played with cohesion in its second game with replacement import Bailey John Fields, topping the previously unbeaten Rain or Shine squad, 104-96, to again breach the .500 mark in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the MOA Arena in Pasay City last night......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMay 9th, 2018Related News

Columbian hands Rain or Shine first conference loss

MANILA, Philippines – The Columbian Dyip redeemed themselves from a bitter 31-point loss with a resounding 104-96 win over the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena on Wednesday, May 9. Columbian, which absorbed a 103-134 beating from the Alaska ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 9th, 2018Related News