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Defending champion San Miguel Beermen aim to further solidify their hold of the No.1 spot in the team standings as they battle the Mahindra Enforcers in the SMART BRO PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
San Miguel and Mahindra face off at 7 p.m. after the opening game between the GlobalPort Batang Pier and the NLEX Road Warriors at 4:15 p.m. Both games will be broadcast live on TV5.
The Beermen (6-1) currently share the top spot with the Alaska Aces who have the same record. Riding on a four-game winning streak, San Miguel is now the hottest team in the league, adding the Star Hotshots to their list of victims, 101-90, last Saturday.
GlobalPort and NLEX look to improve their respective slates to move up in the ladder.
The Batang Pier and the Road Warriors are both sporting 4-3 slates for a tie of fifth place. They produced different results in their last outings, with GlobalPort romping Blackwater, 120-105, last Sunday and NLEX yielding to Alaska, 89-81, last Friday.
The winner of the match takes over solo fourth and gain the momentum needed to enhance its chances of copping a spot among the top six teams and the perks that come with such a finish following the 11-game eliminations.
MANILA, Philippines — Former PBA Commissioner’s Cup Best Import Wayne Chism felt Rain or Shine got deeper and stronger this season after making some player movements in the offseason.
The 6-foot-8 Chism, who is eyeing a third tour of duty with the Elasto Painters this year, is in town for several days already as he roots for the team he led to a runner-up finish in the Commissioner’s Cup last season.
“They (Elasto Painters) look good and they’re very deep, especially they got big, because they got big guys down there and the rookie guards are also playing very well,” Chism told Philstar.com with his customary smile at the halftime of the Rain or Shine-Barangay Ginebra match on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Business tycoon and sports patron Manny V. Pangilinan on Tuesday confirmed the resignation of Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) president and chief executive officer Chito Salud.
The owner of three teams in the PBA, Pangilinan, who is also known as MVP, has mentioned Salud’s reported resignation in passing in a press briefing at Meralco Theater.
“Meanwhile, in the PBA, Chito Salud is also resigning,” Pangilinan told reporters during the press conference. RC
PBA president and chief executive officer Chito Salud on Tuesday announced that he will be leaving his post by the end of the year.
Salud said he decided to step down as the PBA’s boss after the “smooth execution” of the changes in the organizational structure of the league.
“I have formally and respectfully signified my intention to step down as President/CEO of the PBA effective at the end of Dec 2015,” Salud said in a statement.
MANILA, Philippines – With Paul Lee still recovering from an injury, Rain or Shine guard Jericho Cruz has been stepping up for the Elasto Painters in the 2015 PBA Philippine Cup.
The former Adamson University guard earned Player of the Week honors after helping Rain or Shine register victories over Barako Bull and Barangay Ginebra that kept them in a three-way tie for first place along with San Miguel and Alaska.
Cruz scored 23 points in a 110-104 win over Barako Bull, and had 16 points in their 94-86 victory over Ginebra on Sunday.
MANILA, Philippines - The Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup elimination round is heading for a wild finish with fierce battles up for the Top Two, the Top Six and the Magic 10.
Alaska Milk, Rain or Shine, San Miguel Beer and Talk n Text are locked in a tight fight for the first and second which guarantee outright Final Four entry.
Meanwhile, Mahindra, Star, Blackwater and Meralco are the teams looking to slug it out to avoid the last two spots or early elimination in the all-Filipino tourney.