Teams that made the quarterfinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup are taking advantage of the Holy Week break to either give their players time to rest or sharpen their skills in time for the big battles ahead.
Half of the eight playoff teams will have practice today (Maundy Thursday) and tomorrow (Good Friday). Others will resume training on Saturday.
One of the teams that will train during the PBA break is defending champion Alaska whose players rested Tuesday and Wednesday. Aces coach Luigi Trillo called for morning practice starting today instead of their usual 1 p.m. schedule at the Hoops gym in Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.
“We gave days off yesterday and today, then we’ll have practice Wednesday straight,” said Trillo....
He already has a jersey number picked out. “No. 17,” revealed the global boxing icon and congressman. Pacquiao’s birthday is Dec. 17.
“I might play in the PBA with Kia,” Pacquiao told Filipino sportswriters, confirming a story that came out in a news outlet that one of the three expansion teams accepted by the PBA would hire him....
Rob Dozier starred with 22 points and 16 rebounds for Best Player of the Game honors.
"I thought we did a good job in the first half," said Alaska head coach Luigi Trillo. "Obviously [Josh] Powell got injured and couldn't come back. They went on fire in the third quarter. They didn't give up, but without Powell there, napagod din si Greg [Slaughter]"...
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel fights for survival and a bit of redemption when it takes on defending champion Alaska Milk today in the PLDT Home TVolution PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Aces are already in the playoffs, courtesy of the Meralco Bolts’ Friday victory over Barako Bull. But a fifth win in eight games here will boost their drive to catch San Miguel Beer at second place in the homestretch surge for the second twice-to-beat slot in the quarters.
SMB can't afford to rest easy with the threat of the onrushing Aces, who have won their last three assignments, getting bigger every game....
Las Vegas — Manny Pacquiao is truly full of surprises. In an announcement that caught the Filipino press contingent here by, what else, surprise, Pacquiao said on Thursday that he is going to suit up for Kia Motors when the new ballclub plays in the PBA in October.
Kia was one of three teams accepted as new member of the PBA the other day.
Pacquiao, who faces Tim Bradley in a rematch this Saturday at the MGM Grand, did not disclose the details about his PBA debut but expressed excitement over the prospects of donning the jersey of the Columbian Auto-owned franchise....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||5||3||0.625|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||7||10||0.412||8th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||5||6||0.455||7th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||18||4||0.818||Champions|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||12||10||0.545||4th|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||2||7||0.222||9th|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||6||6||0.500||5th|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||3||11||0.214||9th|
|2010-2011 Governors' Cup||8||5||0.615||3rd|
|2010-2011 Commissioners' Cup||6||6||0.500||5th|