Josh Boone, in what is widely rumored as his last game with the Beermen, led the team with 32 points, 21 rebounds and two blocks. Arwind Santos and Marcio Lassiter had 18 and 16 points, respectively, while Sol Mercado added 14 points and four assists.
"This is the kind of game na gusto namin; ito yung direction na pupuntahan namin," said head coach Biboy Ravanes. "And with this game, na-gauge namin yung level namin because Ginebra is one of the best teams. Thank God our team passed with flying colors." He added that the win was a good way to celebrate Chris Ross' birthday tonight. The point guard put up seven points and six assists.
"Before we only used to play 36 minutes, now we play the game for 48 minutes," said Ravanes, praising his team's effort....
La Salle coach Juno Sauler, who led the Green Archers to the UAAP title last season, was back at the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel bench in their opening match in the PLDT Home TVolution Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday night at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
A longtime assistant coach for the Gin Kings, Sauler was seen drawing up plays for the team in the endgame of their overtime victory over Barako Bull.
Ginebra executive Robert Non confirmed that management has allowed Sauler to take a more active role for the Gin Kings....
Leon Rodgers and Chris Ellis combined for 48 points as Barangay Ginebra San Miguel pulled one over Barako Bull Energy Cola in overtime, 108-104, in the 2014 PBA Commissioner's Cup, Friday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Leon Rodgers had 31 points, eight rebounds and four assists playing both forward positions for Ginebra. Chris Ellis scored 17 points, making 3-of-4 from the arc, to go with seven rebounds. Japeth Aguilar and Mark Caguioa each had 12 points and combined for 13 rebounds. LA Tenorio had a near-triple double, tallying nine points, nine rebounds, and 14 assists to tie his career high.
"Yung breaks went to our side, especially yung sa overtime," said head coach Ato Agustin. He credited his team for adjusting their play, admitting that their team were making some changes on offense....
In an interview with Spin.ph’s Snow Badua, the “Big J” said his itch for basketball remains even after leaving the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) to join politics in 1998.
“Yung competitive spirit natin is always there and maybe has multiplied. But all of us grow in different ways, you know,” said Jaworski, who is among the PBA’s 25 Greatest Players of All Time....
The Gin Kings, who made an unceremonious exit in the Final Four of the Philippine Cup after losing Game 7 horribly to eventual champion San Mig Coffee, battle Barako Bull.
“The team is doing okay, that (Final Four exit) is behind us now,” Ginebra guard LA Tenorio said. “We have a great team and we are raring to make a run for another title again.”
All eyes though are on the Gin Kings who will parade Leon Rodgers as they take on Barako Bull in the main game at 8 p.m....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||1||1||0.500|
|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|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||9||7||0.562||6th|
|2010-2011 Governors' Cup||8||5||0.615||4th|
|2010-2011 Commissioners' Cup||12||10||0.545||Runner-up|