MANILA, Philippines — Stanley Pringle scored 24 points on an efficient shooting night as GlobalPort staved off a second-half rally by Star to win 91-84 in the Philippine Basketball Association at the Araneta Coliseum on Friday.
Pringle shot 10 of 15 from the field for the Batang Pier, who built a 21-point lead in the first quarter only to see it dwindle to single digits after the break.
The win enabled GlobalPort (2-0) to share the top of the standings with Rain or Shine.
Terrence Romeo, whose partnership with Pringle has given GlobalPort a legitimate 1-2 punch, chipped in 18 points....
The Batang Pier (1-0) looked good during their first game when they shut down Mahindra, 97-75, last week.
But GlobalPort will be up against a gritty Hotshot squad (0-1) that gave San Miguel a stiff competition before losing 96-88....
After missing Rain or Shine’s (ROS) first game, James Yap will finally suit up for his new team when the Painters battle the Mahindra Floodbusters today in the 42nd PBA Philippine Cup at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City.
The former two-time league MVP, however, will be playing on limited minutes saying he’s not yet in perfect form.
“Laro na ako, pero limited minutes lang muna,” said Yap when contacted by The Bulletin....
The 6-foot-8 Van Opstal, who was picked by San Miguel Beer from the Gilas Cadet pool, cooled his heels in the inaugurals of PBA Season 42 when coach Leo Austria said that “we will only use the players we need” in a close win over Star.
Facing Phoenix Petroleum at 7 p.m. today in the Philippine Cup eliminations at Ynares Center here, Van Opstal certainly is wishing that the multititled Austria finds a need for him against the Fuel Masters....
The PBA has just ushered in its 42nd season but that didn’t prevent the league from collecting P38,000 in fines from eight players and one coach for their different infractions during the first week of the Oppo Philippine Cup.
NLEX big man Enrico Villanueva got the heftiest fine of P15,000 for a flagrant foul penalty one on rookie Carl Bryan Cruz and his “sarcastic and disrespectful on-court behaviour” during their game versus Alaska last week.
His teammate Eman Monfort was also slapped with a P10,000 penalty for “committing an injurious contact” again on Cruz....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2016-2017 Philippine Cup||0||2||0.000|
|2015-2016 Governors' Cup||2||9||0.182||11th|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||6||7||0.462||8th|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||4||8||0.333||9th|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||8||8||0.500||4th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||11||6||0.647||3rd|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||6||6||0.500||7th|
|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|