Jervy Cruz - updates

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From college to pros: Ferrer, Cruz savor reunion with Pido at NorthPort

Jun 22, 2019 - 9:16 PM

The two former Barangay Ginebra standouts flourish under the system of their former collegiate coach

NEW START. Kevin Ferrer and Jervy Cruz enter a new chapter in their PBA careers with NorthPort. Photos from PBA Images

NorthPort trades Stanley Pringle to Ginebra

Jun 18, 2019 - 3:56 PM

Batang Pier coach Pido Jarencio looks to reunite with his former UST players

FAREWELL. Stanley Pringle is set to part ways with NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images

Larry Fonacier out for the rest of PBA Commissioner's Cup

Jun 20, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The NLEX Road Warrior is still confined in the hospital due to a fractured rib and collapsed lung

SIDELINED. Larry Fonacier's injury resulted from a mid-air collision with Barangay Ginebra's Jervy Cruz in Legazpi City. Photo by PBA Images

Ginebra finds timely heroes in Aguilar, Cruz in ending 3-game skid

Jan 29, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Aguilar and Cruz provide the much-needed support head coach Tim Cone had requested for after the Gin Kings crashed to their 3rd straight loss against Phoenix

DIFFERENCE. Raymond Aguilar's 16 points and 2 rebounds prove to be the difference. Photo by PBA Images

Rain or Shine eviscerates Blackwater to break out of slump

Jun 03, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Six Elasto Painters score in double figures as Rain or Shine defeats Blackwater by 38 points

PAINT JOB. Paul Lee had 13 points and 9 assists for Rain or Shine. Photo by Josh Albelda

Rain or Shine hangs on late to beat GlobalPort

Feb 06, 2015 - 6:38 PM

Terrence Romeo tries to will GlobalPort to a win late in the fourth quarter but the Elasto Painters buckle down on defense to fend off the rally

Rain or Shine hangs on late to tie semis series

Dec 20, 2014 - 7:45 PM

Jervy Cruz starts strong for Rain or Shine and Jonathan Uyloan and the rest of the Painters held on for the lead to tie the series at one game apiece

CRUZ CONTROL. Rain or Shine's Jervy Cruz (L) works against the defense of Alaska's Vic Manuel (R). Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Rain or Shine evens quarterfinals series against Meralco

Apr 23, 2014 - 11:31 PM

Rain or Shine forced 24 Meralco Bolts turnovers to turn over their Game 1 defeat and even their quarterfinals series

PAYBACK. Jervy Cruz of Rain or Shine puts up a layup in Game 2 against Meralco. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Rain or Shine, Meralco win big

Apr 15, 2014 - 1:25 PM

The best and worst of Monday s PBA games? Enzo Flojo breaks down Rain or Shine and Meralco s key wins in the Commissioner s Cup

IN THE PAINT. Jervy Cruz of Rain or Shine prepares to make his move. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA: Rain or Shine survives Air21 despite Chism's bad night

Apr 14, 2014 - 8:55 PM

Locals Jervy Cruz Paul Lee and Alex Nuyles picked up the slack on offense as Rain or Shine import shot a miserable two of11 from the field

PERFECT PAINTER. Jervy Cruz went 6/6 from the field to help the Painters beat the Express. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA Commish Cup Import Lowdown: McLean and Howell

Mar 07, 2014 - 12:05 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes the PBA Commissioner s Cup imports of Rain or Shine and Talk N Text

IMPORT QUALITY. Alex McLean (L) and Richard Howell (R) will bolster the lineups of Rain or Shine and Talk N Text, respectively. McLean photo from, Howell photo from his Facebook fan page

San Mig, RoS break deadlock in critical Game 3 tonight

Feb 19, 2014 - 11:04 AM

With the series even at 1 apiece San Mig Coffee and Rain or Shine battle it out tonight to take the upper hand in their Philippine Cup Finals series

PIVOTAL. With Ryan Arana sitting out tonight with an injury, Gabe Norwood will be looked upon to pick up the slack. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Mig, Rain or Shine battle for PBA Philippine Cup supremacy

Feb 14, 2014 - 4:06 PM

With two teams left standing San Mig Coffee and Rain or Shine battle out for the most coveted title in the PBA

COFFEE OR PAINT? Ian Sangalang of San Mig Coffee works to the basket against Raymond Almazan of Rain or Shine during a game earlier in the conference. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: RoS over Globalport, Alaska downs Ginebra

Jan 23, 2014 - 4:38 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes Wednesday night s PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals match ups

PBA Fastbreak: RoS over Globalport, Alaska downs Ginebra  Rain or Shine over GlobalPort, 106-96  The Best: How about Rain or Shine’s undersized but undaunted frontline? In this game, the trio of Jervy Cruz, Beau Belga, and Larry Rodriguez triumphantly led the Painters into the semifinals, combining for a total of 51 points and 22 rebounds. Belga, in particular, came up big, scoring 6 of his team’s last 8 points to ensure the Painters’ entry into the next round.  The Worst: The Batang Pier turned the ball over 7 more times than ROS. This resulted in a +9 advantage for the Painters in terms of points-off-turnovers. The trio of Terrence Romeo, Kelly Nabong and Sol Mercado were the chief culprits here, combining for 14 of GlobalPort’s 17 errors. Oh well, at least they’ll have some down time to practice and minimize those TOs for the future.  Great Gabe: After his hum-drum elimination round production, Gabe Norwood stepped up at a critical time, scoring 14 points on 4/9 FG shooting on top of 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block. Gilas Pilipinas’ prime defensive stopper was practically everywhere in this one, and coach Yeng Guiao will definitely need the George Mason University alum to be at his best moving forward.   Alaska over Ginebra, 104-97  The Best: Three Alaska Aces finished with double-doubles. Against a team with Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar patrolling the interior, that’s pretty spectacular. Calvin Abueva had 16 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals in arguably his most impressive outing of the season yet. Sonny Thoss added 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 steals, while Gabby Espinas registered 12 markers and 11 boards.  The Worst: At times, this game featured Ginebra at its worst — leaving people too open, having too many creases in the defense, and not boxing out tough enough. Sure, losing by just 7 points implies the Gin Kings could’ve done much worse, but the flipside is, especially knowing how well they’ve played so far, they also could’ve done much much better.  Fire in the hole!: The Aces not only outworked the Kings, they also outshot them, and how! Super snipers Cyrus Baguio, Dondon Hontiveros, and JV Casio continuously hit the mark here, combining for 10/17 shooting from beyond the arc. All three guys totaled 52 points for coach Luigi Trillo, whose team won its third straight win-or-go-home affair. Should the Aces pull off another stunner in Game Two, then they will march on to the semifinals and send Ginebra’s promising campaign to a tragic end. -

Rain or Shine dispatches Globalport, barges into semis

Jan 22, 2014 - 8:40 PM

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters barged into the semi finals as they outplayed the Globalport Batang Pier in the clutch en route to a 106 96 victory

SHINING. Jervy Cruz drives to the basket against Kelly Nabong. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Rain or Shine extends win streak to 5, routs TNT

Jan 11, 2014 - 9:24 PM

Extra Rice Inc came up big for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters as they led them to victory over Talk N Text Tropang Texters to gain a share of second place in the Philippine Cup standings

PAINT JOB. Jervy Cruz (pictured) cuts through TNT defenders for two of his 6 points. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Fastbreak: Tenorio torches Alaska, RoS halts Petron

Dec 22, 2013 - 3:46 PM

Tenorio churns out an all around performance vs his former team while the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters deal Petron its first loss of the Season

FIRST LOSS. June Mar Fajardo played well but fouled out in overtime as the Blaze Boosters suffer their first loss. Photo by KC Cruz/PBA Images

PBA Midseason Awards: Santos, Abueva shine

Mar 16, 2013 - 2:49 PM

Rappler basketball writer Enzo Flojo picks the best individual performers midway through the 2012 13 PBA season See who his winners are

Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images