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Asi Taulava of NLEX. PBA Media Bureau photo

Asi Taulava could only watch the game at home and tweet when NLEX played against Barangay Ginebra on Wednesday night.

The 43-year-old center was suspended by the league after his slapping incident with David Semerad in the Road Warriors' loss to San Miguel Beermen on Friday.

Taulava, however, was only summoned to the PBA office on Tuesday, a day before the game against the Gin Kings.

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Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has begun to explore potential sites for a new Clippers arena, multiple NBA sources said.

The Clippers would neither confirm nor deny they are actively searching for a location, but one NBA source said that an area that piques the franchise's interest is Los Angeles' west side.

The Clippers have been co-tenants of Staples Center, owned and operated by Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), with the Los Angeles Lakers and the NHL's Los Angeles Kings since the facility opened in downtown Los Angeles prior to the 1999-2000 NBA season. In January 2013, the Clippers agreed to a 10-year extension of their lease that would keep the team at Staples Center until June 2024. Sources say any move by the Clippers would come after they fulfill the term of the current lease.

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Mahindra import James White. PBA Media Bureau

James White carried Mahindra to a 105-103 victory over San Miguel Beer of Wednesday night, finishing with 34 points and 11 rebounds in front of Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao.

It was the first time for Pacquiao, Mahindra's head coach, to watch his team play in the Governors' Cup, having been newly elected as a senator.

White, though, said he has already gained a lot from the boxing legend from meeting him in team practices.

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Arizona Reid missed a game-winning three against Mahindra. PBA Media Bureau

San Miguel import Arizona Reid maintained he did the right thing in refusing to heed his coach’s call for a time out during the final seconds before they got beat by Manny Pacquiao’s Mahindra on Wednesday night.

Reid refused to call a timeout while the Beermen were down by two points with 15 seconds to go despite coach Leo Austria’s instruction.

In the end, the import missed his three-point attempt and allowed the Enforcers to take a 105-103 win over the Beermen.

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Racal hero Paniamogan deflects credit to Terso (July 28, 2016)
Mark Giongco [ Source: Inquirer ]

Philip Paniamogan. PBA IMAGES

Philip Paniamogan was mobbed by his teammates as the horn sounded signaling the end of Racal’s dramatic win over Phoenix.

Paniamogan had just sank the game-winning shot, a contested step back triple from the top of the key with 3.1 seconds left that he cooly made as if it was shootaround.

It was a heroic moment for Paniamogan, but for the former Jose Rizal University star, there wouldn’t have been a celebration on the floor with him at the center of it if not for one of his teammates.

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 Senator and PBA coach Manny Pacquiao at the Mahindra bench. Photo courtesy of the PBA Media Bureau

MANILA -- Senator and Mahindra coach Manny Pacquiao paid his team a visit on Wednesday while the Enforcers were playing against San Miguel Beer at the PBA Governors' Cup.

It was the first time for the boxing superstar-playing coach to personally see his team play this season.

The boxing star was accompanied by his wife, Jinkee.

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Ginebra import Justin Brownlee in the paint against NLEX center Enrico Villanueva. PBA Media Bureau

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel returned to the winning track, needing a fourth quarter rally to trounce the NLEX Road Warriors, 85-72, in the PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Justin Brownlee scored 24 points and 14 rebounds to help Ginebra recover from its last loss and improve to 2-1.

Japeth Aguilar finished with 14 points and also contributed huge baskets down the stretch that ignited Ginebra’s late rally.

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In eight summer league appearances in Utah and Las Vegas, Demetrius Jackson averaged 5.3 points, 2 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1 steal in 16.6 minutes per game. David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images

Point guard Demetrius Jackson, the 45th pick in the 2016 draft, will sign a four-year, $5.5 million contract with the Boston Celtics, a league source confirmed to ESPN.

The Boston Globe first reported the details of Jackson's rookie contract.

In earning an average annual salary of $1.38 million, Jackson will essentially be paid similar to the No. 23 overall pick, assuming that player earned 100 percent of the league's rookie scale. Depending on the structure of Jackson's deal, his guaranteed first-year salary could rival that of a pick in the late teens.

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Paolo Taha scored in double figures for Mahindra against SMB. PBA Media Bureau photo

The Mahindra Enforcer survived a 43-point explosion from AZ Reid to notch a 105-103 win over defending champions San Miguel Beermen and get off to a 3-0 start in the PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

James White countered Reid’s superb performance with 34 points and 11 rebounds, and also defended the Beermen import’s attempt on a game-winning triple which would have completed San Miguel’s rally.

The Enforcer are now the solo leaders at 3-0, their best start in their young franchise.

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Bittersweet PBA debut for GlobalPort's Glover (July 28, 2016)
Camille B. Naredo [ Source: ABS CBN News ]

 GlobalPort import Mike Glover dunks against Star. Photo courtesy of the PBA Media Bureau

MANILA, Philippines – It was a bittersweet PBA debut for new GlobalPort import Mike Glover, who had an impressive game but failed to lead the Batang Pier to victory over the Star Hotshots last Sunday in their PBA Governors Cup game.

Glover, tapped to replace Dominique Sutton who is now chasing his NBA dreams, finished with 27 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists in his debut, but the Batang Pier lost in heartbreaking fashion, 102-105, to Star in overtime.

The 28-year-old Glover, who played collegiate ball at Iowa State, described his debut as "bittersweet."

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