2018 Philippine Cup - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 2018 Philippine Cup


In his first playoff game, Kiefer Ravena did what Kiefer Ravena does best

Mar 06, 2018 - 1:10 PM

If you’ve been watching Ravena for years, what he did against Alaska is the norm

'IT' FACTOR. The Phenom Kiefer Ravena continues to exceed expectations in his first PBA quarters game. Photo by PBA Images

Magnolia escapes Blackwater for solo 1st place

Feb 02, 2018 - 7:44 PM

The Magnolia Hotshots nab solo top spot in the PBA Philippine Cup by nipping the Blackwater Elite

CLUTCH. Ian Sangalang finishes with just 8 points but makes the biggest plays down the stretch to push Magnolia to first place. Photo by PBA Images

Alas victimized by Alaska's defense: 'We were raped by my former team'

Feb 01, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Phoenix buries only 30 of its 89 shot attempts top produce a paltry 21% shooting from long range

WRATH. The Alaska Aces' prowess in defense limited the Phoenix Fuelmasters to 75 points. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Abueva changes jersey number to signal transformation to Beast 2.0

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:22 PM

Abueva leaves behind the melancholy state he was in for 3 weeks

BEAST 2.0. Calvin Abueva now sports the number 88 jersey number as part of his transformation to Beast 2.0. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Garcia, Williams lift TNT past Kia in nip-and-tuck battle

Jan 31, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Racela considers Kia Picanto a threat in the PBA Philippine Cup for its unpredictability

FINEST FORM. Kelly Williams is in his finest form, registering 23 points on an 11-of-18 shooting on top of 8 rebounds. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ross fined anew by PBA, referees, barker suspended in SMB-Ginebra's confusing ending

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:28 PM

TNT KaTropa's Troy Rosario is also penalized for a flagrant foul penalty 1

FINED. Chris Ross is paying a total of P25,800 for saying statements detrimental to the league and for the two technical fouls he received during the game. Photo by PBA Images

Barroca inspired during big game by upcoming church wedding

Jan 28, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Mark Barroca's wedding with long-time beau Ruselle is set on the couple's anniversary on February 12

TYING THE KNOT. Mark Barroca owes it to his wife for inspiring him to make big buckets. File photo by PBA Images

Barroca, Melton shine as Magnolia gets past TNT for 4th straight win

Jan 27, 2018 - 9:53 PM

The Hotshots preserve the lead even after TNT manages to cut the deficit

20 POINTS. Mark Barroca leads TNT with 20 points, shooting on a 7-of-14 field goal percentage. Photo by PBA Images

Late heroics by Fajardo, Heruela ensure San Miguel win over Globalport

Jan 24, 2018 - 9:47 PM

Heruela steps up from the bench to score double digits as the Beermen remain unbeaten in the PBA Philippine Cup

THE KRAKEN. June Mar Fajardo records a double-double of 34 points and 13 rebounds. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

PBA fines to Guiao, Ross for quarrelling over alleged racist remark

Jan 22, 2018 - 6:52 PM

PBA officer-in-charge Willie Marcial says there is no evidence to prove Yeng Guiao made a racist remark

FINED. Yeng Guiao is slapped with a P11,000 fine for hurling the N-word at Chris Ross. File photo from PBA Images

Glenn Khobuntin plays hero down the stretch as Kia lifts 8-month dry spell

Jan 21, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Khobuntin deflects credit to his teammates for the collective effort to notch their first victory of the season

GAME-WINNER. Glenn Khonbuntin makes the game-sealing layup to end Kia's 16-game losing streak. Photo by PBA Images

Ravena's offensive explosions aside, Guiao wants more from NLEX after back-to-back losses

Jan 15, 2018 - 4:17 PM

The Road Warriors deal with scoring and rebounding woes as clash with defending champs San Miguel looms

CAREER NIGHT. Guiao would rather not need Kiefer Ravena to carry the offensive burden alone for the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jeron Teng once again powers Alaska, but admits he's still adjusting to his role

Jan 14, 2018 - 11:02 PM

Jeron Teng has had two 20-point outings in his first 4 games but admits he's still familiarizing himself with Alaska's system

WORK-IN-PROGRESS. Teng pours in 13 points in the third quarter alone. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Miguel downs TNT in Iloilo, moves to 3-0 in the Philippine Cup

Jan 13, 2018 - 7:53 PM

Fajardo is named Player of the Game after a 20-point, 6-rebound, 3-block performance

STILL UNBEATEN. The 3-time defending champion San Miguel Beermen have yet to be toppled in the 2018 Philippine Cup. Photo by PBA Images

Alaska notches first PH cup win, deals Meralco second straight loss

Jan 10, 2018 - 10:11 PM

The Alaska Aces clinch their first win in the 2018 Philippine Cup

SECOND VICTORY. Calvin Abueva leads the Aces with 19 points. Photo by PBA Images

Magnolia welcomes new year with a 47-point demolition of Kia

Jan 10, 2018 - 8:38 PM

The 124-77 thrashing tied Kia's franchise-worst defeat also inflicted by Magnolia

TOP SCORER. Ian Sangalang leads the demolition of Kia. Photo by PBA Images

WATCH: Pingris gets busted lip but comes back immediately to help Magnolia demolish Kia

Jan 10, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Pingris caught the ball at the post with 7:35 left in the first quarter when Corpuz went after the rock but instead got a bit of the veteran forward's face

BLOODIED. Marc Pingris manages to come back to the game after the bloodied lip incident. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Phoenix avoids 4th quarter collapse, hands NLEX first loss

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:48 PM

Both teams now hold a 2-1 record in the 2018 Philippine Cup

FUEL. Matthew Wright fuels Phoenix with 19 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds. Photo by PBA Images

Caguioa dons retired Ginebra partner Helterbrand's jersey number as tribute

Dec 25, 2017 - 5:47 PM

Caguioa pays tribute to his now-retired 'Fast and the Furious' running mate Helterbrand

BROTHERS FOR LIFE. Caguioa pays tribute to co-Ginebra lifer Jayjay Helterbrand by sporting his jersey number for a conference. File photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Ravena comes up big again as NLEX rips Romeo-less Globalpor

Dec 25, 2017 - 5:20 PM

NLEX remains perfect 2-0 in the 2018 Philippine Cup eliminations

BIG TIME PLAY. Kiefer Ravena turned in a team-high 20 points on top of 5 assists, 4 steals and two boards for the Road Warriors. Photo by PBA Images

IN PHOTOS: Kiefer Ravena debuts in the PBA with NLEX

Dec 20, 2017 - 9:22 PM

Kiefer Ravena lives up to his 'Phenom' nickname in his PBA debut, bringing a dose of excitement to the NLEX franchise

TOP SCORER. Ravena comes up for the layup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler