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Rain or Shine center Raymond Almazan battling San Miguel Beer counterpart June Mar Fajardo. Sports5/Paul Ryan Tan

The brewing rivalry between coach Yeng Guiao and his former import AZ Reid turns up a notch as Rain or Shine and San Miguel kick off their best-of-five PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals showdown on Thursday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

The Elasto Painters and the Beermen collide at 7 p.m. live on TV5.

When Guiao and Reid clashed for the first time, things turned ugly as they got involved in a verbal altercation in a Commissioner’s Cup game in March.

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Brandan Wright had a busy 2014-15 season, with trades to the Boston Celtics and then the Phoenix Suns after starting the season with the Dallas Mavericks. AP Photo/Chuck Burton

Brandan Wright has agreed with the Memphis Grizzlies on a three-year contract worth almost $18 million, Yahoo! Sports reported, citing league sources.

He will be signed using the full midlevel exception, according to the report.

The eighth overall pick in the 2007 draft out of North Carolina, Wright had a busy 2014-15 season, with trades to the Boston Celtics and then the Phoenix Suns after starting the season with the Dallas Mavericks.

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The Clippers only had their taxpayer minimum of $3.3 per year to offer Paul Pierce, and that was enough to lure him from the Wizards Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Paul Pierce will join his hometown Los Angeles Clippers after agreeing to a three-year, $10.6 million deal, sources told ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne and Marc Stein on Wednesday.

The Clippers only had their taxpayer minimum to offer him, and that was enough to lure him from the Washington Wizards, with whom he proved to be every bit the veteran leader they had hoped in the postseason.

The deal will reunite Pierce with coach Doc Rivers, with whom he won the 2008 NBA title while with the Boston Celtics.

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Sources: Paul Millsap, Hawks agree to 3-year, $59M contract (July 02, 2015)
Chris Broussard [ Source: ESPN ]

Paul Millsap met with the Magic immediately after free agency began Wednesday. Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports

Paul Millsap has decided to return to the Atlanta Hawks, agreeing to a three-year deal worth $59 million that includes a player option after two years, according to league sources.

The Hawks' new leadership of president and coach Mike Budenholzer and general manager Wes Wilcox spent hours hammering out the deal with Millsap's agent, DeAngelo Simmons, to get it done.

With a four-year, $80 million offer on the table from the Orlando Magic the sides worked together to allow Millsap the chance to re-enter free agency in when the salary cap spikes in 2017.

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Last Hurrah for Reid? (July 02, 2015)
Joaquin Henson [ Source: Philippine Star ]

 Arizona Reid. Philippine Star photo

MANILA, Philippines - San Miguel Beer import Arizona Reid said the other day he’s seriously considering to hang up his sneakers after playing in the PBA Governors Cup so this conference could be his last hurrah.

Reid, 29, said his body is banged up from playing all over the world. Since graduating from High Point University in North Carolina in 2008, he has seen action in Italy, Switzerland, Finland, Australia, Lebanon, Germany, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, Belgium and the Philippines.  “My shoulders are hurting and I’m not getting any younger,” he said. “I’m a small guy playing against big guys and it’s physical out there. Still, I’m blessed to be in the situation I’m in. San Miguel is a great organization but I owe a lot to Rain Or Shine. Arizona Reid wouldn’t be Arizona Reid in the PBA if not for Rain Or Shine.”

It was Rain Or Shine that brought Reid to the PBA in the 2010-11 Governors Cup. Reid returned for two more conferences with Rain Or Shine then was cut after failing to lead the Elasto Painters to the 2013-14 Governors Cup title. In three conferences with Rain Or Shine, Reid took the Painters to the Final Four thrice and the Finals once. In the Governors Cup last season, Rain Or Shine lost to San Mig Coffee, 3-2, in the best-of-five Finals.

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Draymond Green had a career year for the Warriors, starting 79 games for the West's best team and finishing second in Defensive Player of the Year voting. Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports

Restricted free agent Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors have reached an impasse and have broken off contract talks, sources tell ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne.

According to one source, the market for players has been "surprising" and Green is looking for a deal that is in line with the five-year, $70 million deal the Milwaukee Bucks gave Khris Middleton.

A different source said that the talks have stalled over "just a gap."

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Kyle Singler staying with Thunder (July 02, 2015)
Royce Young [ Source: ESPN ]

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The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to a five-year deal worth nearly $25 million with restricted free-agent forward Kyle Singler, sources confirmed.

The final year of the agreement is a team option, sources said.

With Singler signed, the Thunder now turn their attention to finalizing an agreement with restricted free agent Enes Kanter. According to sources, the Thunder were set to meet with Kanter and his representation Wednesday and are said to be in a strong position to re-sign the Turkish big man.

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The Phoenix Suns have reached terms on a contract with veteran center Tyson Chandler on a four-year deal worth $52 million, according to league sources.

Sources told ESPN.com that Phoenix has committed all of its available salary-cap space to sign Chandler away from the Dallas Mavericks and pair him with guards Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe as the Suns' new cornerstones.

The Suns also reached terms Wednesday on a five-year, $70 million deal to re-sign Knight. The contracts with Chandler and Knight can't be officially signed until July 9, when a leaguewide moratorium on roster business is lifted.

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International Basketball

Another game, and another comfortable victory for the United States at the FIBA U19 World Championships in Greece.

In 17 minutes of action off the bench, 2016 forward Harry Giles accounted for 17 points and 12 rebounds to help lead Sean Miller’s team to a 93-45 win over Argentina in the Round of 16. Giles was one of three Americans to score in double figures, with fellow 2016 prospect Jayson Tatum adding 14 points and Arizona incoming freshman Allonzo Trier tallying 13.

Villanova freshman Jalen Brunson was next in line with nine points while also dishing out six assists.

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Chris Banchero of Alaska provided timely hits in Game 1. Sports5/Paul Ryan Tan

The ‘Never-say-die’ mantra may already be taken but the ‘no-quit’ Alaska Aces are more than living up to that spirit inside the court.

Alaska, like it has been all season long, picked up another come-from-behind victory on Wednesday, trailing by 18 points before pulling off a 97-91 victory over the Star Hotshots in Game One of their PBA Governors’ Cup semifinal series.

Their fans have taken to calling them the “no-quit squad”, a tag that Alaska coach Alex Compton finds agreeable.

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