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LOOKBACK: The origin of PBA’s Manila Clasico

Jun 10, 2020 - 6:22 PM

Since the '80s, the showdown between Purefoods and Ginebra highlights the rivalry between a glamour squad and an everyday man’s team

YOUTH POWER. Over 3 decades ago, a new Purefoods squad built its franchise around the charming and talented Alvin Patrimonio. Photo from Facebook/Pinas Ball

LOOK: Donovan Mitchell holds mini-clinic, attends PBA’s Manila Clasico

Jun 18, 2018 - 7:35 PM

The NBA Rookie of the Year candidate makes his Philippine visit worthwhile

Ginebra thwarts Magnolia on Christmas Day behind Slaughter's double-double

Dec 25, 2017 - 7:44 PM

Greg Slaughter has 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead Ginebra

CHRISTMAS WIN. Santa Claus had a win in his sack for the Gin Kings on this Christmas clash while Magnolia remains winless at the Philippine Arena. Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Magnolia - 2017 Christmas Clasico

Dec 25, 2017 - 8:03 AM

Follow along as NLEX faces GlobalPort at 3 pm and Ginebra battles Magnolia at 5:15 pm

SCHEDULE: 2017-18 PBA Philippine Cup

Dec 15, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Find out when your favorite teams are playing and which matchups to look forward to in the season-opening conference

Spoelstra 'amazed but not surprised' 54k fans witnessed Ginebra win, says Cone

Dec 07, 2017 - 4:42 PM

Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone tells buddy Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra about the PBA record-high number of fans who watched Game 7 of the Governors’ Cup finals

54,086. That is the amazing all-time high attendance of the PBA. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Ginebra continues streak, overcomes rival Star in overtime

Sep 03, 2017 - 10:09 PM

Ginebra has now won 6 straight games to grab the solo lead in the elimination ladder of the season ending conference

OVERTIME. Down 92-95 with 2.5 seconds to go, the Hotshots sent the game into overtime. Photo by PBA Images

Ginebra stops streaking Star behind Brownlee's 30 points

Apr 09, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The Gin Kings stop a 4 game winning run by their rivals

2-1. Justin Brownlee leads the Gin Kings to a victory over the Hotshots. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup – Star Hotshots vs Barangay Ginebra

Apr 08, 2017 - 11:43 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates from the game starting at 6:45 pm on Sunday April 9

Ginebra overcomes rival Star in Game 7 for PH Cup Finals berth

Feb 21, 2017 - 9:18 PM

With the win the Gin Kings are back in the finals just 4 months since winning their first title in 8 years

BACK IN THE FINALS. Sol Mercado sparks Ginebra in Game 7 to lead them back into the finals after winning a title 4 months ago. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LOOK: Ginebra legend Jaworski watches Manila Clasico semis Game 7

Feb 21, 2017 - 9:16 PM

See photos of the Living Legend watching courtside here

Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Devance, playing through pain, refuses to let Ginebra down

Feb 21, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Joe Devance is aware he s inspiring his Ginebra teammates but says it s really his teammates who are inspiring him

Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA semifinals Game 7 – Ginebra vs Star Hotshots

Feb 21, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Bookmark this page for live updates on Tuesday February 21 starting at 7 pm

Tenorio comes alive as Ginebra drags Star to deciding Game 7

Feb 19, 2017 - 8:46 PM

LA Tenorio breaks out of his shell as this Manila Clasico semifinals goes to a Game 7

GAME 7. LA Tenorio explodes for a series-best 19 points as Ginebra and Star will go to a deciding Game 7 in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA semifinals Game 6 - Ginebra vs Star Hotshots

Feb 19, 2017 - 3:04 PM

Bookmark this page for live updates on Sunday February 19 starting at 6:30 pm

Defense, unexpected heroes fueled Star’s 3-2 semis lead

Feb 18, 2017 - 1:10 PM

With the top defensive teams grinding it out for a slot in the finals Chito Victolero knows the only way to keep pace is for Star to find consistency on defense

DEFENSE. Rafi Reavis contests Japeth Aguilar's shot in Game 5. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Star Hotshots push Ginebra to brink of elimination with Game 5 win

Feb 17, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The Star Hotshots move within one win of the Philippine Cup finals with a win over Barangay Ginebra

SHOOTING STARS. The Star Hotshots pulled out a big win in Game 5 to push Ginebra to the brink. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA semifinals Game 5 - Ginebra vs Star Hotshots

Feb 17, 2017 - 3:49 PM

Bookmark this page for live updates on Friday February 17 starting at 7 pm

Barangay Ginebra must sustain energy after digging out of 0-2 hole

Feb 15, 2017 - 11:10 PM

It s been a taxing series for both Ginebra and Star the two top defensive squads in the league this 2017 PBA Philippine Cup conference

SUSTAINED ENERGY. Coach Tim Cone says Ginebra's priority is to maintain the team's strength after back-to-back grueling wins. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Ginebra comes back in Manila Clasico series, ties things up at 2-2

Feb 15, 2017 - 9:31 PM

The Gin Kings have now recovered from a 0 2 deficit to tie things up at two games apiece in the best of 7 Manila Clasico series

TIE SERIES. Ginebra turns back Star to tie the best-of-7 series at two games apiece. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA semifinals Game 4 - Ginebra vs Star Hotshots

Feb 15, 2017 - 4:07 PM

Bookmark this page for live updates on Wednesday February 15 starting at 7 pm

Ginebra sizzles late to finally get one against Star

Feb 13, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Ginebra avoids a 0 3 hole and snaps Star s 8 game winning run since the eliminations

CRUCIAL WIN. Ginebra finally gets a win against Star to avoid a 0-3 hole in the semifinals. Sol Mercado (C) sizzles for 16 points. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA semifinals Game 3 - Ginebra vs Star Hotshots

Feb 13, 2017 - 5:07 PM

Bookmark this page for live updates on Monday February 13 starting at 7 pm

Down 0-2, Helterbrand says Ginebra has no plans of giving up

Feb 11, 2017 - 9:57 PM

We always do it the hard way We’ve been doing it the hard way the whole conference says Jayjay Helterbrand

STILL CONFIDENT. Jayjay Helterbrand says Barangay Ginebra remains confident it can catch up from a 0-2 deficit against Star in the semifinals. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Star soars to 2-0 semifinals lead over Ginebra

Feb 11, 2017 - 7:23 PM

Stretching their win streak to 8 games since the eliminations the Hotshots have now taken a 2 0 lead in the best of 7 series with their guards taking charge

2-0. The Star Hotshots create separation from rivals Barangay Ginebra with under two minutes remaining to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Star holds off Ginebra to take Game 1 of Manila Clasico semis

Feb 09, 2017 - 9:21 PM

UPDATED The Star Hotshots draw first blood closing out the game late after an acrobatic Paul Lee runner in the lane

HOT SHOOTERS. Paul Lee overcame a slow first half to finish with 18 points and 5 rebounds, including a game-sealing floater in the lane. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

SCHEDULE: 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals

Feb 08, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Check out the full semifinals schedule where San Miguel takes on TNT and Star clashes with Ginebra

SEMIFINALS SHOWDOWN. Ginebra and Star meet again while defending champion San Miguel battles TNT. Photos from PBA Images

WATCH: Japeth Aguilar turns Manila Clasico into dunk contest

Aug 28, 2016 - 9:35 PM

Ginebra s comeback win over Star is highlighted by some heavy duty dunks from Japeth Aguilar

ROCK THE RIM. Japeth Aguilar set the crowd on fire with his rim-rattling dunks. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Down 17 early, Ginebra upends Star to reach PBA playoffs

Aug 28, 2016 - 9:01 PM

The Gin Kings improve to 6 2 and book a spot in the PBA Governors Cup playoffs

PLAYOFFS-BOUND. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra are into the playoffs after routing Star. Photo from PBA Images

Clutch Tenorio lifts Ginebra over rival Star

Feb 28, 2016 - 7:38 PM

The Gin Kings win back to back games to improve to 2 2 while the Hotshots fall to 1 4

CLUTCH. LA Tenorio (L) comes up with the clutch game-winning basket as Barangay Ginebra escapes Star. Photo from PBA Images

Tenorio hits game-winner as Ginebra completes epic Christmas comeback to eliminate Star

Dec 25, 2015 - 9:55 PM

Ginebra will now face GlobalPort with a ticket to the semis on the line

'Tis the season: PBA records on Christmas Day

Dec 25, 2015 - 4:52 PM

Who has scored the most points on Christmas Day in PBA history? Or averages the most assists? Find out here

‘No love lost’ for Cone on Christmas as Ginebra battles rival Star

Dec 22, 2015 - 3:44 PM

Ginebra and Star headline a PBA double header on Christmas Day and expect neither team to go easy on the other

NO LOVE LOST. Coach Tim Cone says both Barangay Ginebra and Star Hotshots will not hold back when they go to battle in a 'Manila Clasico' quarterfinals on Christmas Day. File Photo from PBA Images

SCHEDULE: 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Quarterfinals

Dec 20, 2015 - 9:07 PM

Want to spend Christmas Day watching basketball? Rappler has the schedule for the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Quarterfinals here

Tim Cone: Jason Webb 'outcoached me'

Oct 26, 2015 - 9:17 AM

When Jason Webb s team Star defeated Tim Cone s Ginebra on Sunday October 25 the veteran was quick to concede that his former ward outcoached him

Star spoils former coach Tim Cone's Ginebra debut

Oct 25, 2015 - 7:19 PM

The Hotshots move up to 1 1 in the Philippine Cup following the win

IN VINES: Star Hotshots defeat Ginebra in 'Manila Clasico' clash

Jun 07, 2015 - 8:27 PM

The Star Hotshots win back to back for the first time in the 2015 PBA Governors Cup after beating rivals Barangay Ginebra

MANILA CLASICO. The Star Hotshots prevail over Barangay Ginebra. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Struggling Star Hotshots manhandle Ginebra for second straight win

Jun 07, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Joe Devance led the way with 26 points and 8 rebounds as the Star Hotshots win their latest Manila Clasico showdown with Ginebra

Joe Devance had a big game as the Star Hotshots top Barangay Ginebra. Photo by PBA Images

Yeo likens ‘Manila Clasico’ to Ateneo vs La Salle

Nov 10, 2014 - 10:59 AM

It was as if Yeo was in his ideal playing environment – one which he was long used to in his UAAP years It even seemed like he missed it

NINJA BOMBER. Joseph Yeo launches one of his five triples that helped Ginebra's furious third quarter rally vs Purefoods. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Purefoods (Manila Clasico 2015 PBA PH Cup)

Nov 09, 2014 - 4:08 PM

Rappler s live blog of the first edition of the Manila Clasico in the 40th Season of the PBA

WATCH: Ginebra's Forrester talks playing time, guarding Barroca

Mar 18, 2014 - 4:13 PM

James Forrester of Barangay Ginebra speaks with Rappler s Levi Verora about playing more minutes and guarding San Mig Coffee s Mark Barroca

NEVER SAY DIE. James Forrester (L), shown going for a loose ball against Barako Energy's Dorian Pena, may get expanded minutes as Ginebra begins to experiment. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Tim Cone speaks up on 'fixed' semis perceptions

Feb 14, 2014 - 6:41 AM

Multi titled San Mig Coffee head coach Tim Cone finally addressed the fixed perception of the PBA playoffs saying that it is unfair for people to think or say that

'UNFAIR'. San Mig Coffee head coach Tim Cone calls accusations of 'fixed' or 'scripted' games 'unfair.' File Photo by Josh Abelda

PBA: San Mig's Barroca staying positive, confident for Game 7

Feb 12, 2014 - 6:33 PM

San Mig Coffee point guard Mark Barroca is confident heading into game 7 owing to his team s experience in knockout games

CONFIDENT. Mark Barroca has been coming up with big plays for San Mig Coffee all series long. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs San Mig Coffee PBA semis game 7

Feb 12, 2014 - 3:38 PM

Who will advance to the PBA Finals? Follow Rappler s live blog of game 7 semis between Ginebra and San Mig Coffee

Barangay Ginebra defeats San Mig Coffee to force game 7

Feb 10, 2014 - 10:52 PM

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel snatched Game 6 from the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers 94 91 to force a decisive Game 7 in their Philippine Cup semifinals series

STANDING TALL. Barangay Ginebra center Greg Slaughter pulls down a rebound in a critical game 6 win. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: San Mig Coffee moves one win away from Philippine Cup Finals

Feb 08, 2014 - 6:09 PM

San Mig Coffee held on to a 79 76 victory to take a 3 2 lead over Barangay Ginebra

CAFFEINE HIGH. Mark Barroca scored 14 points en route to a San Mig victory. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Ginebra looking to even semis series with discipline, teamwork

Jan 31, 2014 - 7:21 PM

Head coach Ato Agustin and playmaker LA Tenorio agree that staying consistent and disciplined for an entire game is what they need to make it 1 1 against San Mig Coffee

DISCIPLINE AND TEAMWORK. Ginebra's LA Tenorio and head coach Ato Agustin say that for Ginebra to win Game 2 of the semis, they must be disciplined in staying consistent and work as a team. Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Barroca's clutch dramatics seal San Mig win

Jan 29, 2014 - 5:09 PM

Barroca s late heroics the see saw action and Joe Devance s hot hand from long range PBA writer Enzo Flojo takes a look back at game one between San Mig Super Coffee Mixers and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel

EVERYDAY HE'S HUSTLING. Mark Barroca goes after a loose ball. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Ginebra walks the talk of the offseason

Nov 18, 2013 - 2:52 PM

Amid talks over Barangay Ginebra’s potential in the offseason the PBA’s most popular ball club did not disappoint

FOR REAL. Barangay Ginebra San Miguel lived up to its billing in the offseason with a win over the San Mig Coffee Mixers in a Manila Clasico opening day treat. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: PBA 2014 opening day

Nov 17, 2013 - 12:46 PM

Rappler s live blog of the the PBA Season 2014 opening day

File Photos of Mark Caguioa and James Yap by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images