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Santos gets last laugh vs heckler: 'Pinanganak akong mang-asar'

Mar 12, 2018 - 12:25 AM

Arwind Santos drains two clutch triples to power the San Miguel Beermen's come-from-behind Game 2 win over Barangay Ginebra

COLD-BLOODED. Arwind Santos proves clutch in the San Miguel Beermen's Game 2 win over Barangay Ginebra. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Lassiter waxes hot in OT as San Miguel goes 2-0 in semis vs Ginebra

Mar 11, 2018 - 9:26 PM

The San Miguel Beermen erase a 15-point deficit to take Game 2 of their best-of-7 semifinals series against Barangay Ginebra

CLUTCH. Marcio Lassiter buries the biggest buckets to lift the San Miguel Beermen over Barangay Ginebra in Game 2 of the semis. Photo by PBA Images

Meralco Bolts complete sweep of Star Hotshots, advance to Govs Cup finals

Oct 05, 2017 - 10:17 PM

Star comes back from down 10 in the second half before Meralco puts the finishing touches on the series in overtime

ON TO THE FINALS. It took an extra period but the Meralco Bolts finished off the Star Hotshots and advance to the finals. Photo by PBA Images

Suspended Kelly Nabong ‘not too happy with playing time,’ says Black

Oct 03, 2017 - 11:26 PM

The Bolts are hoping to sort things out with the Fil-Am big man during his suspension

NOT HAPPY. Coach Norman Black said that Nabaong was not happy with playing time. Photo by PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs TNT, Star vs Meralco – PBA 2017 Governors Cup semis

Oct 02, 2017 - 4:53 PM

Tune in here for live updates of the ongoing 2017 PBA Governors Cup semifinals

WATCH: PBA honors fallen Marawi heroes on Independence Day

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:04 PM

The league honors the soldiers and police who died fighting for Marawi City

TRIBUTE. The PBA pays tribute to the fallen heroes in Marawi City on Philippine Independence Day 2017. Photo from PBA Images

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA Semifinals Game 3 – San Miguel Beermen vs TNT KaTropa

Feb 12, 2017 - 12:51 PM

Bookmark this page for updates on the game on Sunday February 12 starting at 6:30 pm

Composure is key to TNT’s Game 2 win, says Jayson Castro

Feb 11, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Aside from staying focused during momentum shifts Castro says it was important TNT got a head start in the first half

COMPOSURE. Jayson Castro says TNT kept its composure against SMB. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA semifinals Game 2 - Ginebra vs Star Hotshots

Feb 11, 2017 - 1:46 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates from Game 2 of the semifinals on Saturday February 11 starting at 5 pm

WATCH: Arwind Santos puts both feet on backboard for monster dunk

Feb 10, 2017 - 9:46 PM

Spiderman puts sneakers to glass for the two handed dunk in Game 2 against TNT KaTropa

SPIDER SENSES. Arwind Santos can still jump out of the arena for big dunks. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

Hot shooting propels SMB to 1-0 lead over TNT

Feb 08, 2017 - 9:24 PM

The San Miguel Beermen make 16 of 26 3 pointers to draw first blood in their semifinals series against TNT KaTropa

1-0. San Miguel comes out on fire to get a 1-0 series lead over TNT in the best-of-7 semifinals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA Semifinals Game 1 – San Miguel Beermen vs TNT KaTropa

Feb 08, 2017 - 2:27 PM

Bookmark this page for updates on the game on Wednesday February 8 starting at 7 pm

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

Started from the bottom, now Meralco's in the PBA Finals

Oct 06, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Meralco quite literally started from the bottom this year with a 1 10 record and now they’re in the PBA Finals

FINALS-BOUND. Jimmy Alapag and the Meralco Bolts are going to the PBA Governors' Cup Finals. Photo from PBA Images

IN PHOTOS: Barangay Ginebra returns to the PBA Finals

Oct 04, 2016 - 11:34 PM

The Gin Kings have a shot at ending their 8 year title drought beginning Friday against the Meralco Bolts

HIGH FIVE. LA Tenorio happily looks to high give Mark Caguioa. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ginebra back in the PBA Finals after blowing out San Miguel

Oct 04, 2016 - 9:16 PM

The Gin Kings make it back to the PBA Finals for the first time in 3 years or since the 2013 Commissioner s Cup

BACK IN THE FINALS. Scottie Thompson comes alive again in game 5 to help Barangay Ginebra return to the PBA Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

MVP to Meralco Bolts: 'Job well done' on making PBA Finals

Oct 04, 2016 - 2:26 PM

Manny V Pangilinan is proud of what his Meralco Bolts have accomplished after 6 years of existence in the PBA

'JOB WELL DONE'. MVP congratulates his PBA team, the Meralco Bolts, for making the Finals for the first time in its history. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Cliff Hodge plays his 'best game ever' to propel Meralco to PBA Finals

Oct 04, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Toiling away for 4 years in quiet gyms is finally paying off for the fourth overall pick from the 2012 draft

PAYING OFF. All of Cliff Hodge's (R) hard work is finally paying off. He is seen here trying to get past the defense of TNT rookie Troy Rosario in game 2 of the semis. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra's LA Tenorio ahead of game 5: 'Wala kaming karapatan mapagod'

Oct 04, 2016 - 12:35 PM

Being only a win away from a return trip to the PBA Finals after 3 years Tenorio believes this is not the time for the Gin Kings to make any excuses

NO EXCUSES. LA Tenorio says Ginebra is so close to its goal it can't make any excuses now. Photo from PBA Images

LIVE BLOG: PBA semifinals game 5 – Ginebra vs San Miguel

Oct 04, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Bookmark this page and get updates from the big game through Rappler s live blog starting at 7 pm

TNT crumbles as Meralco barges into Finals for the first time

Oct 03, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The Bolts enter the Finals for the first time since joining the league in 2010

INTO THE FINALS. Meralco makes it to the PBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. Photo from PBA Images

Lassiter, San Miguel deflate Ginebra to force semis game 5

Oct 02, 2016 - 9:13 PM

Ginebra is left deflated after a scoreless first 8 minutes in the second period where Marcio Lassiter takes full advantage

ON FIRE. Marcio Lassiter (R) catches fire to help San Miguel force a game 5 against Ginebra. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Chris Newsome with back-to-back vicious dunks on TNT

Oct 01, 2016 - 8:51 PM

Chris Newsome flies high for two highlight jams

NEWSOME JAMS. Chris Newsome (C) completes two memorable dunks against TNT. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco prevails in TNT shootout, moves a win away from Finals

Oct 01, 2016 - 8:49 PM

In a thrilling highlight filled game Meralco shoots past TNT to move a win away from a franchise first Finals appearance in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup

FULLY CHARGED. The Meralco Bolts gain a 2-1 semis lead over TNT KaTropa and are one win away from the Finals. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco blasts TNT to even series

Sep 29, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Durhan and Alapag lead as Meralco takes Game 2 in impressive fashion

Cone not too concerned with slow start: Ginebra plays better catching up

Sep 28, 2016 - 11:30 PM

I think this team plays a little better when they are playing from behind because of their crowd head coach Tim Cone says of Barangay Ginebra

RE-FOCUS. Coach Tim Cone says Ginebra needs better focus heading into game 3. Import Justin Brownlee (R) went from a conference-high performance in game 1 to a conference-low showing in game 2. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel escapes Ginebra in game 2 to tie semis series

Sep 28, 2016 - 9:37 PM

UPDATED San Miguel turns back the comebacking Ginebra to tie the best of 5 semifinals at one game apiece

1-1. June Mar Fajardo and the San Miguel Beermen tie the best-of-5 semifinals against Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

TNT third quarter blitz takes power out of Meralco

Sep 27, 2016 - 9:32 PM

Asian import Michael Madanly leads TNT pouring 20 of his 22 points in the second half

1-0. TNT goes up 1-0 over Meralco in the semis. Import Mychal Ammons is seen here dunking the ball. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Beermen import Millsap looks to be more aggressive for semis game 2

Sep 27, 2016 - 6:01 PM

The 29 year old American is not satisifed with his triple double performance of 29 points 14 rebounds and 11 assists in game 1 against Ginebra

MORE AGGRESSIVE. Elijah Millsap wants to start out aggressive in game 2 of the semis. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cone: Tenorio can still be most impactful player without scoring

Sep 27, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Without scoring the 32 year old Tenorio contributes 3 rebounds 4 assists and one steal in over 31 minutes of play

IMPACTFUL. LA Tenorio (L), though scoreless, works to defend Alex Cabagnot during game 1 of the semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Brownlee, Ginebra sink San Miguel for 1-0 PBA semis lead

Sep 26, 2016 - 9:22 PM

UPDATED Justin Brownlee notches a conference high 39 points in the big first win to open the best of 5 semifinals series

1-0. Ginebra draws first blood in the best-of-5 semifinals series versus San Miguel. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Paul Lee says injury-hit Rain or Shine will endure in PBA semis

Jan 13, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Lee admits the injuries are taking their toll on a team used to a longer rotation

PRESS ON. Paul Lee and Rain or Shine will press on amid a rash of injuries against the towering San Miguel in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Rain or Shine goes up 2-1 despite Fajardo’s 40

Jan 09, 2016 - 7:38 PM

Rain or Shine wins the game but loses Jericho Cruz to injury

San Miguel coach Austria says slow starts are nothing new for Beermen

Jan 08, 2016 - 3:20 PM

San Miguel Beermen coach Leo Austria says Rain or Shine s cohesive core and their own rust are factors in their double digit deficits in Games 1 and 2

SLOW BURN. San Miguel was able to overcome a large deficit in Game 1 but weren't able to conjure the magic in Game 2. File photo by PBA Images

PBA commish Narvasa ‘not too happy’ with officiating in Alaska-GlobalPort Game 2

Jan 08, 2016 - 2:30 PM

The commissioner says he wants officiating to improve so the PBA can draw more younger fans

Romeo uses jitters to fuel career game in PBA semis debut

Jan 05, 2016 - 12:18 AM

Before his career game performance Terrence Romeo lost sleep Sunday night wondering what lay ahead 24 hours later

WHAT JITTERS? Terrence Romeo puts on a show in his first PBA semifinals appearance. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alas turns physicality into motivation in semis

Apr 08, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Rookie combo guard Kevin Alas relishes the physicality in the PBA and shows he s more than ready for it

READY. Talk 'N Text rookie Kevin Alas (R), seen here driving against Rain or Shine's Jeff Chan says he's not bothered by the PBA's physicality. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Bowles thriving in Purefoods’ triangle with career-high

Apr 02, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Denzel Bowles after scoring a career high 49 points credits his strong point production on the Purefoods triangle offense

MONSTER BOWLES. Denzel Bowles delivers his best scoring output pouring 49 points to help Purefoods get past Talk 'N Text. Photo courtesy of PBA Images

Barroca on miracle shot: ‘That’s a highlight of my career’

Apr 01, 2015 - 11:08 PM

That’s one of the highlights of my career that shot I wasn t even looking I just heaved the ball

Mark Barroca, seen here guarded by Aaron Aban, hits a dagger miracle shot to lift Purefoods over Talk 'N Text. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

IN VINES: Barroca hits miracle shot, Purefoods wins

Apr 01, 2015 - 10:21 PM

Denzel Bowles fires a desperation shot that s way off to the side of the backboard but Mark Barroca was there to bail the Hotshots out

Mark Barroca, seen here taking a floater, hits a miracle shot to lift Purefoods over Talk 'N Text in Game 1 of their semis match. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bowles catches fire to lead Purefoods to game 1 semis win

Apr 01, 2015 - 9:06 PM

Denzel Bowles drops a career high 49 points as the Hotshots take PBA Commissioner s Cup semis game 1 vs the Tropang Texters

Purefoods import Denzel Bowles takes a shot over Talk 'N Text import Ivan Johnson. Photo courtesy of PBA Images

PBA suspends referee for error in ROS-Meralco game 1

Apr 01, 2015 - 4:51 PM

Referee Art Herrera is suspended 5 game days for an error in mechanics and judgment in changing a call in game 1 of the ROS MERALCO semifinal series

A PBA referee was suspended for an error in judgment over a shot taken by Rain or Shine's Gabe Norwood in Game 1 their semifinals series vs Meralco. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Bowles powers B-MEG in close-out game 4 victory vs. Ginebra

Apr 18, 2012 - 7:19 AM

B MEG closes out series vs Ginebra with a 108 84 victory in game 4

Talk 'N Text demolishes Barako Bull in game 4, evens series at 2-2

Apr 17, 2012 - 11:51 AM

Talk N Text sets up a game 5 showdown against Barako Bull

Ginebra lives to fight another day in Commissioner's Cup semis

Apr 16, 2012 - 9:07 AM

Ginebra showed their never say die spirit and avoided elimination with a do or die victory against B Meg

Barako fends off late Talk 'N Text rally to grab 2-1 semis lead

Apr 15, 2012 - 12:44 PM

Barako Bull is one game away from completing an upset as they lead over Talk N Text

Texters play like defending champs, even series vs. Barako

Apr 13, 2012 - 12:31 AM

Talk N Text demolished Barako Bull in game two of their semifinals match up to even the series at one game a piece

Barako, B-Meg draw first blood in PBA Commissioner's Cup semis

Apr 12, 2012 - 9:44 AM

Barako Bull Energy and B Meg Llamados both take game 1 of their semifinals match ups