Tip-off is at 7 p.m. with the Aces, who will be shooting for a second straight victory after debuting with a loss, to miss the suspended Calvin Abueva even as Rain or Shine and Blackwater slug it out in the 4:15 p.m. appetizer.
Abueva, the Best Player of the Commissioner’s Cup, was suspended a game and fined P22,000 for elbowing Barangay Ginebra’s Chris Ellis in the face on Sunday, leaving a large hole in the Alaska game for today.
The Texters, though, are also having manpower problems of their own with four players, counting super rookie Troy Rosario and defensive whiz Matt Ganuelas-Rosser out because of different injuries....
Also included in the roster are GlobalPort’s Stanley Pringle, San Miguel’s Alex Cabagnot, Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood, and the TNT partners Ranidel de Ocampo and Troy Rosario, according to the PBA website.
Calling the shots for the North is Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao....
GlobalPort Batang Pier star Terrence Romeo is set to defend his Three-Point Shootout title against some of the league’s best snipers during the side events of the upcoming PBA All-Star Weekend slated in August.
Challenging Romeo for the crown are James Yap, Jeff Chan, Alex Cabagnot, RJ Jazul, JJ Helterbrand, Almond Vosotros, KG Canaleta, Jared Dillinger, Garvo Lanete, Simon Enciso and Troy Rosario.
Like his GlobalPort teammate, Jeric Fortuna is aiming for his own second straight title in the Obstacle Challenge against Scottie Thompson, Chris Ross, Mark Barroca, Carlo Lastimosa, Maverick Ahanmisi, Chris Banchero, LA Revilla, Chris Newsome, Eman Monfort, Mark Cruz and Jai Reyes....
MANILA, Philippines – Players from Team North in the 2016 PBA All-Star Game are looking forward not just to playing with each other in the highly anticipated showcase, but also to playing for fiery Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao.
Guiao has been tapped as the coach of the North team, which will feature Mark Caguioa of Ginebra, Terrence Romeo of GlobalPort, Marc Pingris of Star, Japeth Aguilar of Ginebra, and Calvin Abueva of Alaska as the starters.
"Alam naman natin si Coach Yeng," Romeo said. "Gusto niya lagi manalo 'yung team niya, so kung ano ang ipapagawa ni Coach Yeng, gagawin namin."...
After failing to lead Alaska in its opener against Meralco last Sunday, LaDontae Henton was motivated to prove that the Aces didn’t make the wrong choice on entrusting him the reins of the team in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup.
And the next time he got a chance, he truly showed his worth.
The 24-year-old forward led the Aces to a 109-100 victory over Ginebra in overtime on Sunday as he led his squad with 29 points, nine rebounds, and zero turnovers....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2015-2016 Governors' Cup||1||2||0.333|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||14||11||0.560||Runner-up|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||16||7||0.696||Runner-up|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||12||7||0.632||Runner-up|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||5||8||0.385||6th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||17||9||0.654||Runner-up|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||8||7||0.533||4th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||7||5||0.583||6th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||7||10||0.412||8th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||5||6||0.455||7th|