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John Wilson came up with another hot shooting performance to lead the Meralco Bolts, this time over the San Mig Coffee Super Coffee Mixers, 72-64, in the PLDT MyDSL 2014 PBA Philippine Cup, Wednesday, at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Meralco found themselves down by as much as 18 points in the second half, but finally dismantled San Mig Coffee by shifting to a tight zone defense. Meanwhile, John Wilson torched San Mig Coffee during a 28-5 blitz spanning the latter quarters, giving them a five-point lead midway through the final frame, 61-56, that they would not relinquish.
San Mig Coffee (1-5) couldn't retain their momentum since besting the Air21 Express last week. On the other hand Meralco (3-3) is on the upswing despite playing with a thin front court, winning three of their last four games.
NAYPYITAW—Sinag Pilipinas warms up for the tough grind ahead as it squares off with winless Myanmar Wednesday in the 27th Southeast Asian Games basketball tournament at Zayar Thiri Indoor Stadium A here.
Coach Jong Uichico wants a more cohesive and defensively sound unit to take the floor in the 4 p.m. game as Sinag braces for battle against contenders Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia in the next three days.
Despite victories against Singapore and Cambodia, Uichico feels Sinag—made up of the finest collegiate players back home and reinforced by Marcus Douthit—has yet to play to its full potential.
Recent addition Stephen Jackson will be in uniform for the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night and is expected to play against the Boston Celtics, according to coach Doc Rivers.
"We're going to play him, since we have no choice," Rivers said at Wednesday's shootaround at TD Garden. "We don't have enough players, honestly. You know we went into the game the other night with one [small forward] and two [shooting guards]. That's all we have. All of the middle position guys are out, from J.J. [Redick] to Matt Barnes and Reggie Bullock ... we don't have anybody."
Barnes (torn retina in left eye) and Bullock (left ankle sprain) are expected to miss the next two weeks. Redick is sidelined for at least another month with a broken bone in his right hand.
In Asi Taulava’s book, there’s no doubt about June Mar Fajardo’s status as the top big man in the PBA.
“He’s the alpha dog right now,” said Taulava, as the two behemoths went toe-to-toe in Wednesday’s duel between the Air 21 Express and the Petron Blaze Boosters.
The Express ended up losing, but the 40-year-old Taulava showed that he still had a thing or two to show his 24-year-old counterpart.
BOSTON -- Doc Rivers arrived at TD Garden on Wednesday morning as an opposing coach for the first time in 10 years. Immediately upon entering his former team's home, he felt a little thrown by his surroundings.
"I'm used to coming in through the [Celtics'] doors and used to going to the other side. This is strange already," Rivers said at the Los Angeles Clippers' morning shootaround.
Rivers spent nine seasons as Celtics coach before departing in June to become coach and senior vice president of basketball operations with the Clippers.
Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams will miss a fourth consecutive game as he recovers from a right knee infection, coach Brett Brown said after the team's shootaround on Wednesday.
Brown said the rookie standout, who is averaging 17.7 points and 7.3 assists per game, will not play Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves and that there is no date for his return.
Carter-Williams will continue to travel with the team but won't play until the infection is gone and the knee has healed.
“Alex Cabagnot, being ‘Mr. Clutch,’ killed us again.”
That was how Air 21 center Asi Taulava described the Express’ 90-88 loss to the Petron Blaze Boosters on Wednesday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Taulava watched as Cabagnot, back on the court after missing the Boosters’ first five games of the season, nailed a floater with 3.5 seconds left to give Petron its sixth straight win to open the season.
The Charlotte Bobcats have signed free agent Chris Douglas-Roberts from the D-League and waived forward James Southerland, the team announced Wednesday.
Douglas-Roberts, who played guard and forward for the Texas Legends, was averaging 18.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists this season. He has played in 161 career games for the Nets, Bucks and Mavericks, averaging 7.5 points in NBA play.
The Bobcats are dealing with injuries to small forwards Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Jeff Taylor.
Hog’s Breath Cafe hopes to make the most out of its speedy game as it tries to stay unbeaten when it battles Jumbo Plastic in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup today at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
The Razorbacks shoot for an eighth straight victory in the 4 p.m. match against the Giants, who are gunning for a sixth win to stay in the top four.
“Hopefully we’ll be able to compensate for our lack of size with our quickness and strong rebounding,” said Razorbacks coach Caloy Garcia.
Alex Cabagnot was playing in just his first game of the 2013-14 PBA season, but he was clutch right away, nailing the game-winner via a teardrop shot with 3.5 seconds to go, and giving the Petron Blaze Boosters a 90-88 win over the Air21 Express, Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Chris Lutz scored 25 points to lead six Boosters in double-digit scoring. Arwind Santos had 14 points and nine rebounds, while June Mar Fajardo had 13 points and 16 rebounds. Marcio Lassiter added 12 points, and point guards Chris Ross and Alex Cabagnot, both returning from the inactive list, each scattered 10 points and combined for 13 assists.
"I think it was really a tough win for us. Air21 came out to play, [so] tons of credit to Air21 for playing until the final buzzer," said Petron head coach Gee Abanilla. "We had to rely on the system to fight our way back."