The Purefoods Star Hotshots and the Barako Bull Energy seek to push their respective win streaks as they take on separate foes in PBA Philippine Cup action Sunday at Alonte Sports Center in Biñan, Laguna.
The defending champion Hotshots meet the Meralco Bolts at 5:15 p.m. after the opening match between the Energy and the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters at 3 p.m. Both games will be broadcast live on TV5.
The eight-placed Purefoods (3-3) and 10th-seed Barako Bull (2-5) are both looking to grab their third straight win. The Hotshots beat the Blackwater Elite, 90-82, last Tuesday to even their record after starting the season slow with a 1-3 slate.
Against Purefoods, fifth-seed Meralco (4-3) tries to duplicate its impressive showing last Friday when the Bolts toppled Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, 109-99....
PBA legend Ramon Fernandez has joined the list of celebrity participants in BuyandSellPH.com’s online charity bazaar “Sari-Sari Stars”, putting several items, including two historic jerseys up for sale.
Fernandez donated his 1982 Toyota Corolla jersey, worn the year he earned his first of his four MVP awards, and his 1989 San Miguel Beermen jersey, the year he won his fourth and final MVP. Both jerseys are signed by the legendary center.
The historic Toyota jersey will be priced at P5,000 while the San Miguel jersey is set at P4,000....
"Purefoods is really closing in on Ginebra in terms of fanbase," bared league commissioner Chito Salud in an interview with online media members on Friday at Country Spice in Quezon City.
"The top three most popular teams: Ginebra, Purefoods, Rain or Shine," he added, citing a regular study being conducted by the PBA....
Suportado ni James Yap ang pakikipagrelasyon ng kanyang BFF (best friend forever) na si Ai-Ai delas Alas kay Gerald Sibayan.
Ayon sa basketbolista, hindi hadlang ang age gap ng dalawa upang maging masaya ang kanilang pagsasama.
Si Ai-Ai ay 50 years old, habang si Gerald ay 20....
“Ibang-iba yung laro namin ngayong conference na ito,” Pingris said. “Kailangan namin talagang pagbuhusan ng oras sa practice. Doon makukuha lahat ‘yan eh.”
The defending champions are seeking a fifth straight crown this conference, but are having another slow start to the season. The Hotshots are currently at 3-3 after losing three of their first four games....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||3||3||0.500|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||12||8||0.600||Champions|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||12||9||0.571||Champions|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||17||13||0.567||Champions|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||14||8||0.636||Champions|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||11||10||0.524||3rd|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||13||8||0.619||3rd|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||13||9||0.591||Runner-up|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||15||9||0.625||Champions|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||10||6||0.625||5th|