The two cagers had played together for Far Eastern University in the UAAP before getting drafted by GlobalPort, where they remained backcourt mates last year.
"S'yempre, professional naman kami, hindi naman habambuhay magkakampi kami," said Garcia, who was traded to Barako for Keith Jensen last June that caused the back court duo to go their separate ways.
"'Di natin maiwasan 'yun e. Siguro challenge sa aming dalawa 'yun," he added....
MANILA, Philippines — Prized rookie Stanley Pringle continued to prove his worth and Globalport this time, held on to its lead for a 91-81 win over Barako Bull in the 2015 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Pringle scored 19 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the field and grabbed eight rebounds as he looked more like a seasoned veteran than a rookie in just his second game in the PBA.
The Batang Pier lost in their first game to the NLEX Road Warriors despite holding a big lead late but experience taught them well not to fall under the same mistakes....
GlobalPort and Barako Bull seek to grab their first wins of the season.
The Batang Pier built a huge lead all throughout only to crumble in the end and yield a 101-96 result to the NLEX Road Warriors last Wednesday.
The Energy Cola also dropped a tight 112-108 overtime game to the Meralco Bolts last Wednesday. ...
MANILA – Newly installed Barako Bull coach Koy Banal believes the team will do just fine despite not having a basketball superstar in their lineup.
Banal said this gives equal opportunity to each member of the team as they work on their chemistry.
“Yun ang maganda sa amin, we don’t have a legit superstar. We want to give everybody equal opportunity. Chemistry ang number one goal namin, to stay together, dapat maniwala kami sa sistema, sa isa’t isa para mag-work yung sistema,” he said in the PBA website.
Banal said it is important for the Energy Cola to improve their chemistry as it will allow the team to adjust even in the most difficult situation.
“Having been a part of coach Tim (Cone’s coaching staff), it’s always the chemistry that will help you in trying times. Kahit saan ‘yun outside basketball, if your family stays together, any problem you can withstand,” said the former assistant coach, who took over the post of Siot Tanquingcen.
Meanwhile, he said he is happy with the way the Energy Cola performed despite losing to Meralco in double overtime, 112-108, on Wednesday.
Banal said their objective against the Bolts was to keep the scores close, and they achieved this by forcing two game extensions.
“The plan was just to make the game close. I’m just thankful that the players gave their best and they made it close,” he said.
Banal said he doesn't plan to change Barako Bull's system right away as they are still in adjustment phase.
“Wala kaming binago. Even if you have one month to prepare, you can only do so much, so we just had some tweaking na ginawa ng konti. The system of coach Siot is still there,” he said.
A longtime assistant in the pro league, Banal said the jitters were natural especially because he only took over the team four days ago.
"Ano magagawa mo sa four days? Iba 'yung nakapag-adjust ka, one month to prepare, one month before the season starts. Meron kang time na mag-adjust e," Banal said....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||0||2||0.000|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||3||7||0.300||8th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||2||7||0.222||9th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||5||11||0.312||6th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||6||0.400||6th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||5||9||0.357||9th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||4||10||0.286||9th|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||4||6||0.400||8th|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||8||9||0.471||4th|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||6||9||0.400||8th|