Barangay Ginebra San Miguel has won back-to-back games to push its win-loss record above .500, but the coming PBA All-Star break could either work in favor of the banged-up Kings or halt the momentum of the team that is now rolling after big wins over Purefoods and Blackwater.
Veteran guards Mark Caguioa and LA Tenorio are hoping the break could turn out to be a positive for the Kings (4-3), who are now locked in a three-way tie for fifth to seventh places with idle GlobalPort and Purefoods.
But if it were up to Caguioa, he prefers not to have a break potentially mess with the rhythm that Ginebra has begun to establish.
“Kung ako ang tatanungin mas gusto ko dere-drecho kaming naglalaro para hindi masira yung momentum namin. Lalo pa ngayon maganda yung itinatakbo ng team namin,” said Caguioa....
Marcus Douthit of Blackwater and Jayjay Helterbrand of Barangay Ginebra had to use their bikes to be able to reach the SMART-Araneta Coliseum before the call time of their respective teams Wednesday night.
For the Elite import, he likes to use his bike for dual purposes – both for convenience and to keep in shape.
“Both. I’ve been using this bike for about a year now,” Douthit told InterAksyon.com in an exclusive interview....
"Napaka-importante sa amin nito. Nag-improve kami sa standings, we needed this win badly talaga," said Ginebra head coach Ato Agustin. "We started bad, we started slow. Buti na lang nakabalik kami ng second half. I reminded them wag sila magrelax."
After being out-scored 25-20 in the first, Ginebra countered with a 29-20 second quarter to go up 49-45 at the half. The Gin Kings limited Blackwater to just 15 points in the third while scorring 22 to claim an 11-point lead heading into the final frame, 71-60....
MANILA, Philippines – Will the next PBA commissioner be a lawyer, a management guru, a marketing expert, a sportsman or a personality with a variety of expertise?
This will be known Thursday as the PBA board of governors convenes in another special meeting to draft the criteria and guidelines in the search for the man that will succeed outgoing PBA commissioner Chito Salud.
One thing that the board has already agreed upon is naming the new commissioner on or before the end of the current PBA Commissioner’s Cup so that he can undergo training under Salud during the season-ending Governors Cup....
The Gin Kings are coming off a rousing 96-87 win over rival Purefoods, while the Elite are hoping to bounce back from a 101-78 defeat to GlobalPort.
The Kings are optimistic of their chances against the Elite especially as they have won three of their last four games....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||4||3||0.571|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||7||6||0.538||5th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||5||5||0.500||6th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||3||7||0.300||8th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||15||8||0.652||3rd|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||7||0.364||8th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||12||12||0.500||Runner-up|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||8||9||0.471||6th|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||9||6||0.600||3rd|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||8||6||0.571||3rd|