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Denzel Bowles of Purefoods Star gets up a shot against San Miguel Beer's Jay-R Reyes. Sports5/Paul Ryan Tan

The Purefoods Star Hotshots needed extra time to defeat the struggling San Miguel Beermen, 113-105, on Sunday.

"Just when you thought you're gonna walk away, you struggle and head into OT," lamented Purefoods head coach Tim Cone.

"It's a desperation game, they were playing desperate. At a blink of an eye, they forced it into OT. Luckily, before the overtime got started, our guys got focused... It was a really good win for us but it was a little unsatisfactory, we need to be better than that."

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DeAndre Jordan grabs 26 rebounds as Clippers win in Chicago (March 02, 2015)
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CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 1: DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers prepares to shoot against the Chicago Bulls during the game on March 1, 2015 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

CHICAGO -- DeAndre Jordan had 26 rebounds and Chris Paul scored 28 points Sunday, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 96-86 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

Los Angeles was behind 76-75 when Jamal Crawford made a 3-pointer with 8:02 left. The Clippers never trailed the rest of the way. After a scoreless first half, Crawford had 16 points in the final two quarters.

The Clippers extended their winning streak to five in a row in Chicago, the longest in franchise history. They haven't lost there since Dec. 17, 2008.

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Talk 'N Text guard Kevin Louie Alas runs into the defense of Globalport counterpart Stanley Pringle. Sports5/Paul Ryan Tan

Last Wednesday, the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters suffered a shock loss to expansion team Kia.

On Sunday against GlobalPort, they made sure to pull out all the stops as they cemented their place atop the PBA Commissioner’s standings.

Several of Talk ‘N Text’s players admitted that the loss to the expansion team was a wake up call for the team, which now sits on solo first place with a 6-2 mark.

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Talk 'N Text forward Ranidel de Ocampo scored 25 points vs. Globalport, including 5 three-pointers. Sports5/Paul Ryan Tan

MANILA, Philippines — Talk ‘N Text approached Sunday’s game differently than any of its other games this conference.

Tropang Texters head coach Jong Uichico said the players were “extra motivated” heading into their game but it was not because of their stunning loss to the Kia Carnival last Wednesday but rather due to their previous defeat a little over three months ago.

“They are extra motivated because of last conference when we lost that game [against Globalport].”

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Talk 'N Text import Ivan Johnson stretches for a slam. Sports5/Paul Ryan Tan

Talk ‘N Text import Ivan Johnson scored his team’s last 11 points as the Tropang Texters booked a 96-88 victory and moved to the top of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup standings on Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Johnson finished with 35 points and 20 rebounds as Talk ‘N Text improved to 6-2 for the current conference while knocking their opponents down to 4-4.

Ranidel De Ocampo added 25 points, including 6-for-9 shooting from beyond the arc.

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JaVale McGee discussing buyout with Philadelphia 76ers (March 02, 2015)
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The 76ers are engaged in buyout talks with JaVale McGee in advance of Sunday night's playoff-eligibility deadline. Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images

The Philadelphia 76ers are engaged in active buyout talks with newly-acquired center JaVale McGee in advance of Sunday night's playoff-eligibility deadline, according to league sources.

Sources told that McGee, after initially saying upon being dealt to the Sixers that he did not want a buyout, has his representatives on the hunt for a team interested in signing the 7-footer once he clears waivers before signing off on a buyout.

McGee would have to be waived by Philadelphia by midnight Sunday to be eligible to play in the 2015 playoffs with another team. But his willingness to surrender salary -- with a guaranteed $12 million scheduled to come his way next season as well as the rest of this season's $11.25 million -- will almost certainly depend on what sort of deal can be had with a new team once the 27-year-old becomes a free agent.

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Peter John Ramos of Kis Canival. Sports5/Paul Ryan Tan

Kia import PJ Ramos is excited to watch Manny Pacquiao fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

"Manny invited me so hopefully I see him on May and just be with him," said Ramos after scoring a season-high 49 points against Blackwater on Saturday. "It's gonna be my first fight so hopefully it will be soon and I'll see him."

The boxing icon, who also serves as playing coach for the PBA franchise, is set to fly to the United States on Saturday night to start his training for the bout dubbed as the richest in the history of the sport.

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Brian Heruela of Blackwater in a file photo. PBA Image by Nuki Sabio

MANILA, Philippines — Rookie Brian Heruela couldn’t do anything but watch as Kia pounded Blackwater in the season opener last October.

Four and a half months later, Heruela, from a reserve to starting point guard, showed what he could’ve done by posting a near triple-double performance — 27 points, eight rebounds and seven assists — to lead the Elite past the Carnival Saturday night in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

Heruela shot 9-of-14 from the field to notch a career-high.

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Kevin Garnett buys 1,000 tickets for Minnesota Timberwolves fans (March 02, 2015)
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Kevin Garnett is thanking Timberwolves fans for their support by buying 1,000 tickets to give away for the team's next game. David Sherman/Getty Images

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Garnett has purchased 1,000 tickets to Minnesota's next game in appreciation of Timberwolves fans for their welcome of his return to the team.

The Timberwolves made the announcement on Sunday morning. They host the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.

The freebies courtesy of the 15-time All-Star power forward will be available on the team's website on Monday morning. The first 500 fans to claim them will get a pair of seats.

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Burke scores 23, Jazz hold on for 82-75 win over Bucks (March 01, 2015)
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT - FEBRUARY 28: Trey Burke #3 of the Utah Jazz handles the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks at EnergySolutions Arena on February 28, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Milwaukee Bucks have been one of the NBA's best defensive teams all season and entered Saturday night's game against Utah holding opponents to 43.2 percent shooting -- the third-best mark in the league.

The Jazz have turned up their defense since the All-Star break and allowed only one team to score more than 82 points in five games.

So it was no surprise they played a ragged game, combining for 45 turnovers and missing most of their shots as the Jazz held on for an 82-75 victory over Milwaukee.

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