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GlobalPort ships Nabong to San Miguel for Espinas, future pick

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:42 PM

This is the 3rd trade the PBA has approved in 4 days

TRADE. Gabby Espinas (right) returns to the GlobalPort Batang Pier while Kelly Nabong will play for his 3rd team in his 6-year PBA career. File photos from PBA Images

Mixed feelings for Espinas after winning PBA title over former team

Jul 18, 2015 - 12:29 AM

Gabby Espinas is not relishing victory over his old team Alaska but he s not hiding his delight over his second career PBA title

Gabby Espinas is happily a role player with San Miguel, with whom he won his second PBA title. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA fines Maierhofer P20K for shoe block

May 29, 2015 - 5:26 PM

While not among those acts specifically prohibited by existing rules said act can be considered to be in breach of the general conduct of games the PBA said

Rico Maierhofer's tenacity on defense makes him a shoe-in for a roster spot. File photo by Josh Albelda

Alaska ends Ginebra's season, sets semis rematch with Rain or Shine

Jun 18, 2014 - 11:26 PM

The Alaska Aces made Barangay Ginebra San Miguel bow down to them 92 81 setting up a semifinals showdown with Rain or Shine

POCKET ACES. Alaska's Gabby Espinas goes to the rim against Ginebra. Photo by Josh Albelda

Alaska outshines Ginebra to complete playoffs cast

Jun 13, 2014 - 9:31 PM

Ginebra s fourth quarter woes caught up to them once more as they lose to the Alaska Aces

MILKMEN DELIVER. Calvin Abueva of Alaska drives to the basket against Ginebra import Zaccheus Mason. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Alaska's beasts Abueva, Espinas shut down Barako

Apr 02, 2014 - 8:47 PM

The Alaska defense limited Barako to just 71 points as they gained sole possession of 4th place in the PBA Commissioner s Cup standings

TOUGH MILKMEN. Alaska Ace Gabby Espinas goes to the basket against the Barako defense. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA Fastbreak: Alaska milks San Miguel in Laguna

Mar 30, 2014 - 4:03 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes Alaska s win over San Miguel Beer in Laguna

ALASKA DELIVERS. JV Casio and the Alaska Aces defeated San Miguel Beer in the conference's first road game. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Chan, Butch catch fire to lead ROS, Meralco

Mar 16, 2014 - 12:42 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes Saturday night s games between Rain or Shine and Alaska plus Meralco and Globalport

CLUTCH BUTCH. Brian Butch has been impossible to contain since joining the Meralco Bolts. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: San Mig Coffee still hot in Comms Cup debut

Mar 13, 2014 - 1:22 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes San Mig Coffee s return to action after winning the Philippine Cup plus the dominance of Meralco s import Brian Butch and more

IMPORT EXPORTING SHOTS. Meralco's Brian Butch sends Calvin Abueva's shot back during a Wednesday night win. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Alaska, TNT earn wins

Mar 09, 2014 - 4:45 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo breaks down Talk N Text and Alaska s wins on Saturday

BULLDOZIER. Alaska import Robert Dozier slams home 2 of his 25 points to lead Alaska over Globalport. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Ginebra massacres Alaska to earn semis ticket

Jan 25, 2014 - 6:54 PM

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel regained their winning form following back to back losses staving off elimination and beating Alaska to earn a trip to the Philippine Cup semi finals

BIRTHDAY BOY. Japeth Aguilar swats away a shot en route to leading his team to victory on his 27th birthday. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Alaska's Gabby Espinas fined P20K

Jan 23, 2014 - 9:20 PM

Alaska Aces forward Gabby Espinas has been fined P20 000 for his actions against Cliff Hodge in their controversial knockout game

PHYSICAL. Cliff Hodge (left) and Gabby Espinas (right) were very physical during their must-win game on Monday, January 20. 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. -

PBA Fastbreak: Alaska prevails over Meralco

Jan 21, 2014 - 3:38 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo examines the high stakes matchup between the Alaska Aces and Meralco Bolts from Monday night

ZAPPED. Jared Dillinger of the Meralco Bolts dishes a pass under the rim in a valiant but losing effort. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Alaska survives Barako Bull to force playoff with Meralco

Jan 19, 2014 - 5:41 PM

The Alaska Aces were teetering on the edge of missing the playoffs but pulled themselves back with a win over Barako Bull to force a playoff with Meralco Bolts

LIVE TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY. JVee Casio puts up a shot over Keith Jensen of Barako Bull. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Fastbreak: Asi vs Ginebra's twin towers, Alaska vets step up

Dec 19, 2013 - 5:18 PM

Ginebra s twin towers Aguilar and Slaughter get the better of Asi Taulava; veteran guards Hontiveros Baguio combine for 47 points for the Aces

TOWERS AND VETERANS. Asi Taulava shoots over Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar; Cyrus Baguio and Dondon Hontiveros guard Jared Dillinger. Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Alaska survives late run from San Mig Coffee

Nov 22, 2013 - 10:21 PM

SanMig Coffee threatened to come from behind but Alaska did enough to hold on to the lead and get the win

CLOSE WIN. Alaska Aces fend off a late rally from the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers to get their first win in the PBA Philippine Cup. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler