Coming off a thrilling victory over Talk ‘N Text last Sunday, Barangay Ginebra is hoping to bring its momentum when it clashes with slumping Barako Bull in PLDT MyDSL Philippine Cup action on Friday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
The Ginebra-Barako Bull faceoff is set at 8 p.m. with live broadcast over TV5. It follows the opening match between the Alaska Aces and the GlobalPort Batang Pier at 5:45 p.m. live over AksyonTV.
Japeth Aguilar hit the game-winning three-pointer for Ginebra against Talk ‘N Text, and he will once again be expected to lead the Gin Kings charge against Barako Bull. Helping Ginebra’s cause will be the return to health of LA Tenorio and Mark Caguioa, the Gin Kings’ superstar backcourt who played limited minutes against the Tropang Texters while battling illness.
The Gin Kings will take on a Barako Bull side that has lost its last three games. It has been a disappointing turn of events for the energy drink franchise, which opened the season with back-to-back impressive wins over Air 21 and Alaska....
Asi Taulava is a veteran when it comes to donning Philippine colors in international competition, representing the country in the Asian Games in 2002 and 2010 and in the FIBA Asia Championship in 2007, 2009, and 2011.
Once the lone post presence for the national team at the center spot, Taulava is gladdened to see the emergence of young giants June Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter, and Japeth Aguilar.
“It’s good to see these guys coming in,” Taulava told InterAkyon.com in a telephone interview. “You cannot say anything bad about anyone among these guys. They’re vastly improving and I’m not going to favor one over the other, particularly, June Mar and Greg.”...
MANILA, Philippines – High-leaping forward Japeth Aguilar is beginning to win the hearts of Barangay Ginebra fans with his strong play so far in the PBA Philippine Cup, and point guard LA Tenorio said the big man should now work on being more consistent and mature.
Aguilar was the star in the Gin Kings’ 97-95 victory over Talk 'N Text last week, hitting the go-ahead triple and then blocking Ranidel De Ocampo as time expired to preserve the win.
Ginebra coach Ato Agustin revealed after the game that their last play was specifically designed for Aguilar, but that the three-pointer was unexpected....
The Gilas Pilipinas mainstay hit a rare three-point shot with less than a second left to propel the Kings to a thrilling 97-95 victory over the Tropang Texters that left fans inside the Smart Araneta Coliseum buzzing.
“It’s a make or break (shot). I just tried to stay calm as possible,” said Aguilar after Ginebra’s 97-95 victory against his former team, defending three-time champion Talk ’N Text Sunday night in their PLDT myDSL PBA Philippine Cup game....
Perhaps hate is too harsh a word. People really, really disliked Japeth Aguilar. Either that or they were indifferent to him, this despite a flashy game with plenty of highlight reel-worthy dunks and rejections, plus a clutch of headlines that had his name constantly splashed across sports pages and websites.
The odd thing about the hate, or the dislike, or the indifference, is that it's hard to fault the actions of Japeth that resulted in all these negative emotions....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||5||1||0.833|
|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|
|2010-2011 Philippine Cup||14||9||0.609||3rd|