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SMB Legends Beats Alaska’s Former Aces in Reunion Game

The San Miguel Beermen bounced back from a sluggish first half and came alive in the second half to repulse the Alaska Aces, 96-83, in the Return of the Rivals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Sunday. The former stars of SMB prevailed over those of Alaska in the battle pitting franchises […].....»»

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Caidic flaunts timeless range as San Miguel turns back Alaska

MANILA, Philippines – Allan Caidic hardly looked like he missed a beat as he fueled San Miguel's come-from-behind 96-83 over Alaska in the Return of the Rivals at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, February 17. The 55-year-old, arguably the best Filipino shooter in history, fired a game-high 26 points spiked ........»»

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SMB Legends scramble past Alaska in Return of the Rivals

SMB Legends scramble past Alaska in Return of the Rivals.....»»

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Allan Caidic steals show in San Miguel-Alaska PBA Legends game

"The Triggerman" is still locked and loaded. After all these years, Allan Caidic can still shoot the lights out and he shot San Miguel Beer past Alaska, 96-83, in the PBA Legends: Return of the Rivals charity event Sunday before a packed Araneta Coliseum crowd. "It feels great. But more than the result and the game you watched, it's the solidarity of the players. We came together for a good cause," Caidic, who played for the Beermen from 1993 to 1998, said. Caidic, who turns 56 in June, started slow before heating up as the game went on to finish with a game-high 26 points on 6-of-14 shooting from downtown. He fired 16 points in a back and forth final frame alone. The crowd, fully ...Keep on reading: Allan Caidic steals show in San Miguel-Alaska PBA Legends game.....»»

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Nostalgia hits in PBA Legends charity event

Nostalgia was in the air as early as the pre-game introductions. The fans, who filled the historic Araneta Coliseum to the rafters, felt the glorious memories come back and so did the players themselves. "It was goosebumps. It brings back memories," said Allan Caidic, who played for San Miguel Beer from 1993 to 1998, after leading the Beermen over Alaska in the curtain raiser of the PBA Legends: Return of the Rivals even Sunday night."We used to play Alaska during the mid-1990s. We were rivals." "It was like everything came back. We went back to the 90s. Everyone enjoyed. All four teams, the crowd," said another San Miguel great Olsen Racela, who played for the Beermen from 1997 to ...Keep on reading: Nostalgia hits in PBA Legends charity event.....»»

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Caidic s timeless touch lifts San Miguel over Alaska in PBA legends showdown

Allan Caidic had a lot of it in the fourth quarter where he tossed in 16 of his 26 points as San Miguel Beer outshone Alaska Milk, 96-83, in their side of the legends classic......»»

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PBA old timers see action in ‘Return of the Rivals’

Retired players of San Miguel Beer, Alaska, Purefoods and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel will show they still got the moves in Return of the Rivals of the Philippine Basketball Association…READ The post PBA old timers see action in ‘Return of the Rivals’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Uytengsu urged to air grievances in proper venue

PBA chairman Ricky Vargas called on the league ethics committee yesterday to take a look at a recent statement of Alaska Milk team owner Wilfred Steven Uytengsu alluding to violations by ball clubs of certain league rules......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2019Related News

PBA chairman Vargas bothered by Alaska owner Uytengsu s grievances

MANILA, Philippines – PBA chairman Ricky Vargas called out Alaska team owner Wilfred S. Uytengsu for airing his grievances in public and saying "it's two companies that are essentially running the league."  Uytengsu appeared in ESPN5's Sportscenter earlier this week and talked about transactions that create an "unlevel playing field" ........»»

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Yap to the rescue - Inquirer Sports

James Yap hit the big shots during the biggest moments on Wednesday night, lifting Rain or Shine to a nail-biting 75-74 over Magnolia to remain in the lead in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Ma.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2019Related News

Sonny Thoss shows flashes of old form in Aces win - Inquirer Sports

MANILA, PhilippinesSonny Thoss was dormant for the past two games Alaska played in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup. The 37-year-old center scored a total of 10 points with the Aces splitting their first t.....»»

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Playing different roles, Jeron Teng steps up for depleted Alaska - Inquirer Sports

MANILA, PhilippinesJeron Teng is one of Alaskas most diligent troopers and with the team still severely undermanned three games into its campaign in the PBA Philippine Cup, the sophomore wing man knew.....»»

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PBA: Lee on Magnolia s 0-3 start: 'Alam ng lahat sitwasyon namin ngayon'

Magnolia's rough start to the season continues. After capturing the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, the Hotshots haven't won since, starting the 2019 Philippine Cup with three straight losses, the latest being a dramatic one-point loss to Rain or Shine Wednesday. Entering the Gilas break, Magnolia remains as the only winless team in the All-Filipino. Still, despite the 0-3 record, the Hotshots are not dwelling on their poor card. "Siguro ano, di na lang namin titingnan na parang negative," guard Paul Lee said. "Kailangan kung ano yung nasa harap namin, doon kami mag-focus kasi baka lalo lang mapasama kapag inisip namin yung 0-3 kami," he added. While that's a great mindset to have, it doesn't change the fact that the Hotshots are 0-3. And if Magnolia is to build on its latest championship and have another strong playoff run, the team will have to turn things around and start winning games. The break to give way for Gilas is the perfect way for the Hotshots to recalibrate. "Laging nire-remind ni Coach Chito na yung sense of urgency, kailangan and yan na talaga. Kasi yun nga, mahirap malubog talaga. Kailangan next game, talagang next game pilitin namin na makuha yung panalo, kasi parang do-or-die na sa amin yun," Lee said. "Siguro alam naman ng lahat kung ano yung sitwasyon namin ngayon, so there's no point na magre-relax pa kami or what," he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Banchero s career-high 16 assists leaves Compton in awe

MANILA, Philippines – It was a dime-dropping delight kind of night for Chris Banchero in Alaska's 103-101 win over Blackwater in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday, February 13.  Banchero issued a career-high 16 assists to go with 11 points and 2 steals as the Aces booked their second ........»»

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Yap hits game-winner as Rain or Shine turns back Magnolia

MANILA, Philippines – Expect James Yap to deliver in the clutch. Yap showed he is still deadly as ever by converting the game-winning three-point play in Rain or Shine's 75-74 triumph over Magnolia in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena on Wednesday, February 13.  The Elasto Painters ........»»

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Yap insists no extra motivation to beat ex-team Magnolia

MANILA, Philippines – Just like any other game. James Yap insisted he had no extra motivation against former team Magnolia when he converted the game-winning three-point play in Rain or Shine's 75-74 triumph in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday, February 13.  "Actually, hindi ko na iniisip 'yun kasi ........»»

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Yap to the rescue

  James Yap hit the big shots during the biggest moments on Wednesday night, lifting Rain or Shine to a nail-biting 75-74 over Magnolia to remain in the lead in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Mall of Asia Arena.   The former two-time MVP while playing, interestingly, for the Purefoods franchise, hit 11 points in the fourth, including the game-winning three-point play with 2.5 seconds left that lifted the Elasto Painters to their fifth straight win in a 7-1 record.   That more or less meant a seat in the quarterfinals for the Painters, who have played the most games before the tournament goes on a much-needed break.   The loss was the t...Keep on reading: Yap to the rescue.....»»

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Depleted Aces deal Elite 6th loss

A nine-man Alaska Milk squad continued to do a wondrous job, scoring a second straight win on a 103-101 nipping of Blackwater in the PBA Philippine Cup at the MOA Arena in Pasay City last night......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 13th, 2019Related News

PBA: Allein Maliksi learning the ropes as Blackwater s leader

For 31-year old Allein Maliksi, taking the daunting task of being the Blackwater Elite's locker room leader will be no walk in the park, but he is willing to take charge. His team showed promise against the hobbled Alaska Aces Wednesday evening at the Mall of Asia Arena, going down by as much as 13, 63-50, midway through the third quarter before closing in on the lead and eventually taking the lead in the fourth. Although Blackwater exhibited grit, the inexperience of a young team became speed bumps down the stretch as the veteran Aces escaped with a 103-101 win. Maliksi led the Blackwater offense with 25 points, five rebounds, three assists and several clutch jumpers, as he became a much-needed driving force for a team that features five rookies and a handful role players. "Wala yung teamwork. So kailangan talaga namin mag-build ulit ng magkakasama kami ng matagal, so kumbaga medyo parang naging rookie team ulit yung team ko so para sa akin as a leader nila na nilo-look forward," said the former Growling Tiger.  "I'm always trying to take charge na ma-encourage sila, fix their mindset na this game, we need to be smart." Maliksi previously thought that being a leader was to sacrifice one's indivudual game for the overall well-being of the squad, but as coach Bong Ramos made him realize, that was far from being a leader. "Sabi ko sa kaniya, 'ba’t ayaw mong tumira?' 'Kasi, coach, diba ako ang leader,' sabi niya, 'eh gusto ko sakin magsimula yung nagfi-feed, yung nagpapasa.' “No,' sabi ko, 'not because you’re trying to be a leader or you’re the leader of the team, hindi ka na titira," Ramos said. "That is not your game. Your game is to score, maging agresibo ka umopensa. Hindi pupwede yung ganiyan. Eh yung mga kasama mo inaasahan shu-shoot ka eh. Biro mo four attempts ka lang sa Ginebra,'" he added. By being the team's designated scorer, Maliksi noted that aside from the points, he had also set an example for the team in other aspects of the game, such as precise passing and defending. That could serve as a great start for their talented rookies in Paul Desiderio, Abu Tratter, and Diego Dario, along with newcomers Joseph Eriobu and Gelo Alolino. "[Medyo proud ako sa mga teammates ko and sa team ko. Kasi, kahit nalalamangan kami ng double-digit, nakakabalik kami. And yung sa dulo, medyo breaks of the game, di kami naka-depensa. Naka-shoot si Banchero at si Sonny Thoss sa huli. So, yun nga, sabi ko sa kanila, after the game, proud ako sa kanilang lahat kasi hindi tayo nag-give up." Staring at a record which is unlikely enough for a playoff run, all Maliksi wants the team to do is to hang their head high for the season isn't over in the first conference. "Iniisip lang namin every game magimprove kami. Every game lumalaban hindi yung lopsided na tambak talaga kami -- yun yung talagang iniiwasan namin eh. Though hindi kami ganun kabeteranong team kasi mga rookies and mga ngayon lang halos nabigyan ng playing time yung iba,"  "We need to be patient about it. Hindi pwede mawalan ng pasensya -- ako hinahabaan ko rin kasi minsan gusto ko na mainis pero hindi pwede kasi hindi ka pwede bumigay as a leader." __ Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 13th, 2019Related News

PBA: Yap outduels Lee as ROS maintains no. 1

The James Yap-Paul Lee duel finally came more than two years since the blockbuster trade that involved the two of them. Yap takes this one. The former two-time MVP saved Rain or Shine from an absolute collapse, nailing the game-winning free throw to beat Magnolia, 75-74, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at the MOA Arena. Paul Lee faked the life our of Gabe Norwood and hit a beautiful jumper to put the Hotshots up two, 74-72, with 6.1 seconds to go. Rain or Shine then turned to James after the timeout and Yap faked both Rafi Reavis and Rome Dela Rosa before drilling his signature one-hand floater. Yap was fouled too and he hit the marginal free throw for the Elasto Painters. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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