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Brownlee: Whenever we play our game, we can beat everybody

With Ginebra running amuck in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, there’s no doubt that confidence of the league’s crowd darlings is high. The Gin Kings have been on a tear and their 102-89 win over top seed Rain or Shine in the first game of semifinals gave them their eighth straight victory since the eliminations. In… link: Brownlee: Whenever we play our game, we can beat everybody.....»»

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Dominant Beermen

San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria heaped praises on the Alaska coaching staff minutes after taking a 2-0 lead in their PBA Commissioner's Cup best-of-five semifinal series on Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. And even if they are just another win away from a sweep and a title series berth after their 105-94 victory, Austria and his Beermen are not thinking of the Finals yet. In fact, Austria feels strongly that their title-retention bid will find them crossing paths with sister team Barangay Ginebra. "I have to admire the tenacity of their coaching staff," Austria said in paying tribute to counterpart Alex Compton and his crew. "They made us work hard in the first half...Keep on reading: Dominant Beermen.....»»

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PBA: Coach Leo on Finals: 'I think it will be a good series against Ginebra'

It's either San Miguel Beer head coach Leo Austria is stressed over the PBA semifinals or he just has a really, really high level of confidence. Or maybe he just thinks in advance. Anyway, it seems like coach Leo is already ready for a Commissioner's Cup Finals against Brgy. Ginebra. After taking a 2-0 semis lead against Alaska Monday, Austria casually mentioned the Gin Kings as their Finals opponents. Take note, San Miguel could still end up losing to the Aces and Ginebra is still only up 1-0 against top seed Rain or Shine in the other series. But asked if he has the championship already in mind with the Beermen one win away from the Finals, Austria is keeping his focus on the present series against Alaska. Can't say the same against the Ginebra-Rain or Shine series. "No, we're not thinking of the championship, dahil kung para sa amin, darating 'yan eh," Austria. "But I think it will be a good series against Ginebra, dahil alam naman natin they are the hottest team in the league right now, eight consecutive wins ano. And makikita mo, nag-beef up sila, so with the addition of Jeff Chan, so probably they are preparing their team for our zone defense against them," he added. It's either San Miguel head coach Leo Austria is stressed over the PBA semifinals or he just has a really, really high level of confidence. Or maybe he just thinks in advance. Anyway, it's funny. That's coach Leo for you. Back to the Alaska series, Austria is still bracing for an Aces comeback. This current rivalry has seen crazier things happen in the recent past. "Well, makikita mo naman talaga, lahat naman sinasabi, sabi nila super team kami against Alaska without Abueva and Banchero. And they keep on fighting back, and in the first half, lagi kaming nalalamangan nila. So I have to admire, 'yung trabaho ng mga coaching staff dahil talagang scouted nila, and alam nila kung anong ginagawa namin, but maybe because of the superior talent we have, 'yun ang nagpe-prevail," Austria said. "But we should not be matuwa dito sa talent na pinapakita namin, dahil come championship game, so it's a different story. And we still have to work hard, especially on defense," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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A San Miguel-Ginebra finale? Why not?

AND now there are only four. With the PBA Commissioner’s Cup now in the semifinal phase, it’s time to take a look at the two matchups guaranteed to keep the avid fans to their feet, with smiles on their faces. 1. Rain or Shine vs. 5.Barangay Ginebra How do they….....»»

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Ginebra whips ROS in Final 4 opener

Barangay Ginebra missed the other half of its towering frontline and had a lemon of an import during its last scuffle with Rain or Shine. Playing at full strength this time, the Gin Kings got back.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 16th, 2018Related News

Brownlee, Chan shine as Ginebra tops Rain or Shine in Game 1

MANILA, Philippines – No one has yet to solve the Barangay Ginebra puzzle, not even Rain or Shine Elasto Painters who entered the playoffs with the No. 1 ranking. The Gin Kings stretched their winning streak to 8 games by drawing first blood against the Elasto Painters, 102-89, in their ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

Chan torches ex-team Rain or Shine in best game for Ginebra

MANILA, Philippines – Jeff Chan holds Rain or Shine dear to his heart, but that does not mean he cannot torch the Elasto Painters, just like he did to opponents when he was on their side. Chan had his best game in a Barangay Ginebra uniform as his 21-point, 4-rebound and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

Japeth Aguilar hopes to return for Ginebra in Game 2

MANILA, Philippines – Japeth Aguilar is keeping his fingers crossed as he's raring to suit up for Game 2 of Barangay Ginebra's best-of-5 semifinals duel against Rain or Shine in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Aguilar, who is suffering from swelling in his left Achilles, was sidelined in the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

Brownlee, Chan dazzle as Ginebra frustrates Rain or Shine in semis opener

Barangay Ginebra leaned on the all-around performance Justin Brownlee and the marksmanship of Jeff Chan to dominate Rain or Shine, 102-98, and take Game 1 of their best-of-five semifnal series, Sunday night at the Big Dome. Source link link: Brownlee, Chan dazzle as Ginebra frustrates Rain or Shine in semis opener.....»»

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PBA: Gin Kings destroy no. 1 ROS to start semis

There's still no stopping Ginebra. The Gin Kings rolled past no. 1 Rain or Shine Sunday to start their 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals series, scoring a nice 102-89 victory at the Big Dome. With Jeff Chan firing at will in the fourth, Ginebra finally pulled away to take an early 1-0 lead in the best-of-5 series. The win was also the eighth straight for the Gin Kings dating back to the elimination round where they had to climb out of a 1-5 hole to make the playoffs as the no. 5 seed. Ginebra got off to a fast start, firing a 22-7 run right out of the gate. Rain or Shine settled down after that initial storm from the Gin Kings, keeping things close until the fourth. However, led by Chan's 10 points in the final 12 minutes, Ginebra managed to break the game wide open again by firing a 16-0 blast to take its largest lead of the night at 24 points, 102-78. "Best part about doing this game tonight was being able to do it without Japeth. He's been out of practice since our last game against Meralco, he got hit in his Achilles so he had some significant swelling in his Achilles tendon area," head coach Tim Cone said. "We don't know exactly how long he'll be out, we're hoping he can suit up in Game 2, but we didn't want to risk him tonight with that swelling. He had an MRI, and the initial reading was a slight tear but after review it was swelling. We're being very cautious. We want to make sure he plays in this series. And also he's a national team player, so we don't want to mess with a national team player as well," he added. Import Justin Brownlee was his usual brilliant self to lead the Gin Kings, scoring 35 points on top of 14 rebounds and nine assists. Chan finished with 21 points for his best game for Ginebra so far while Greg Slaughter added another 20 points in a starting role. For ROS, Reggie Johnson carried the Elasto Painters with 30 points and 13 boards while James Yap scored 15 and had eight rebounds. Game 2 is set for Tuesday also at the Big Dome.   The Scores:  Ginebra (102): Brownlee 35, Chan 21, Slaughter 20, Devance 12, Tenorio 5, Thompson 4, Mercado 3, Aguilar 2, Caperal 0, Manuel 0, Ferrer 0, Mariano 0 Rain or Shine (89): Johnson 30, Yap 15, Daquioag 10, Tiu 7, Washington 6, Ponferada 6, Ahanmisi 6, Belga 4, Nambatac 3, Norwood 2, Almazan 0 Quarterscores: 31-27, 52-45, 76-60, 102-89   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 15th, 2018Related News

PBA: Chan on ROS: 'yung Rain or Shine, I love that team'

Well, it finally happened. Jeff Chan's breakout game with Ginebra finally took place and it came against Rain or Shine of all teams. In Game 1 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals featuring the no. 1 Elasto Painters and the streaking Gin Kings, Chan had the hot hand, firing 21 points, 10 in the fourth quarter as Ginebra pulled away for the win. Chan shot 60 percent from the field and drilled three three-pointers, marking his best game in a Ginebra uniform so far. It's safe to say that the veteran sniper is getting more and more comfortable with his new team as his role gets better defined with each passing day. "Masasabi ko lang na medyo kumportable na ako, medyo nakukuha ko na pero not fully. The other day nag-usap naman kami ni coach Tim regarding sa role ko, so medyo nabigyan ng ilaw parang ganun," Chan said. "Parang ngayon alam ko na when and when not to shoot," he added. As for facing the Elasto Painters in the playoffs, the team where he won two titles and one Finals MVP, Chan says those are good memories. However, he's with the barangay now and its time to make new memories with his new team. "Basta ako masaya ako with my new team now. Masaya ako na I'm with Brgy. Ginebra," Chan said. "Masasabi ko lang, yung team na yun, yung Rain or Shine, I love that team. Maraming nangyari dun pero syempre kailangan mag move on. Kung saan ako present now, which is Ginebra, may goal kami dito," he added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 15th, 2018Related News

PBA: Japeth out indefinitely due to bum Achilles

Japeth Aguilar might actually miss the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals against Rain or Shine. In Game 1 Sunday, Japeth was in uniform but didn't suit up for Brgy. Ginebra at all, dealing with a bum Achilles. According to head coach Tim Cone, Aguilar hasn't practiced since Ginebra eliminated rival Meralco in the quarterfinals Wednesday and is basically out indefinitely. "He's been out of practice since our last game against Meralco. He got hit in his Achilles, so he has some significant swelling in his Achilles tendon area," he said after Ginebra rolled past the Elasto Painters for a quick 1-0 lead in the best-of-5 series. "So we don't know exactly how long he'll be out," he added. Japeth says his left Achilles is improving but they opted to sit out Game 1 to make sure. As the focus shifts to Game 2 and Ginebra going for a commanding 2-0 lead, Aguilar will be a game-time decision depending on how his follow up test goes. "Okay naman. Nag-i-improve naman siya araw araw. Kanina, tinry ko, ano talaga, decision din para hindi masyadong mapilit so dinecide ko muna na i-pahinga," Aguilar said.  "Hopefully, tutal may games pa naman... Hopefully, Game 2 maka-balik na," Japeth added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 15th, 2018Related News

PBA: Yap after Game 1 loss: 'Masaya lahat ng Ginebra fans ngayon'

James Yap loves beating Brgy. Ginebra. That's just a fact. Big Game James relishes in the opportunity to make the legions of Ginebra fans disappointed at least for one night. [Related: PBA: Yap on upcoming semis: "Masarap talunin ang Ginebra"] Sunday is not one of those nights. The Gin Kings demolished Yap's Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to open the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals, scoring a convincing 102-89 decision. As his no. 1 ROS is all of a sudden down in the short best-of-5, Yap will give this night to Ginebra and its fans. "Masarap naman talaga maglaro pag maraming tao. Alam mo naman Ginebra yan eh. Masaya," Yap said on facing an old rival. "I’m sure masaya lahat ng Ginebra fans ngayon," he added. James Yap has had many fierce battles with Ginebra before so you already know he'll be eager to bounce back in Game 2. Yap had a nice 15 points and eight rebounds for ROS in the series opener but obviously, that was not enought. James and the rest of the Elasto Painters have some major adjustments to do in time for Game 2. "Bawi na lang kami next game," Yap said. "Kailangan yung defense namin, yun ang i-adjust namin. Siguro i-execute pa namin yung play namin. Kailangan ma-execute, minsan nagkakanya-kanya kami eh. So medyo walang flow. Yung flow ng offense namin, di masyadong maganda. Sana next game, okay na," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 15th, 2018Related News

Gin Kings, Painters open semifinal clash

GINEBRA coach Tim Cone has not lost his admiration of Rain or Shine’s James Yap. After all, the fleet-footed shooting guard was one of his top gunners during their remarkable stint with grand slam champion San Mig Coffee during the 2014 PBA season. Cone’s respect for James became all the….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJul 14th, 2018Related News

James Yap says Ginebra fun to beat: So many people will hate you

Throughout his career, James Yap has always been a poster boy. He was the undisputed face of the PBA in the early part of his career, winning two MVPs in 2006 and 2010 as part of the Purefood franc.....»»

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James Yap says Ginebra fun to beat: ‘So many people will hate you’

Throughout his career, James Yap has always been a poster boy. He was the undisputed face of the PBA in the early part of his career, winning two MVPs in 2006 and 2010 as part of the Purefood franchise. And even when he was traded to Rain or Shine in 2016, he remains a presence in the league despite his diminished role. This positive notoriety that Yap has built in his 14-year career has always made him a crowd darling, but that doesn't mean he will hesitate to play the role of the villain. The Elasto Painters are set to face Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, arguably the most loved franchise in the PBA, in the Commissioner's Cup semifinals and Yap is ready to wear his cloak o...Keep on reading: James Yap says Ginebra fun to beat: ‘So many people will hate you’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 13th, 2018Related News

Ginebra sumasampa pa lang – Tenorio

AYAW pang sabihin ni LA Tenorio na nasa peak na ang Ginebra dahil mahaba pa ang lalakbayin sa PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Inumpisahan ng Gin Kings ang midseason tournament sa 1-5, limang sunod na panalo ang tinuhog para tapusin ang elimination round. Itinuloy ang pananalasa sa best-of-three quarterfinals, winalis nila sa dalawang laro ang Meralco, 88-81 at 104-90, ang huli nitong Miyerkoles… link: Ginebra sumasampa pa lang – Tenorio.....»»

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James Yap: Masarap talunin yung Ginebra dahil maraming magagalit sayo

MANILA, Philippines – As fate would have it, James Yap's first semifinals as a member of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters will be against PBA crowd darling Barangay Ginebra.  And sure enough, the two-time league Most Valuable Player is more than motivated not just to defeat the Gin Kings, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 12th, 2018Related News

Streaking Barangay Ginebra finds no reason to ease up

FIRMLY secured in the semifinals of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup and riding a seven-game winning streak, one could not be blamed for taking it easy. But not the streaking Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings, who are now more determined to take on the work to go deeper in the tournament......»»

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Newsome chooses to learn from mistakes after Bolts’ quarterfinals exit

Meralco forward Chris Newsome won't wallow too long after the Bolts got swept by Barangay Ginebra in the quarterfinals of the PBA Commissioner's Cup. With one more conference remaining in the 2017-2018 season, Newsome would rather set his sights on the Governors' Cup where the Bolts have had a fair success in the past two years. "There's only two ways you can go about it, either beat yourself up or look at what you did wrong and do whatever you can to improve it," said Newsome after the 104-90 loss to Ginebra that knocked Meralco out. READ:Ginebra sweeps Meralco, advances to PBA semis "I choose to look a it and try to improve, I feel like I've improved a lot since the las...Keep on reading: Newsome chooses to learn from mistakes after Bolts’ quarterfinals exit.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 12th, 2018Related News