In a surprise move, assistant team manager Johnedel Cardel took the reins from head coach Pido Jarencio and assistant coach Eric Gonzales under the orders of Batang Pier owner Mikee Romero.
Cardel led the Batang Pier to a 125-118 victory against the Fuel Masters, marking his first victory in the PBA as a head coach.
"First time kong mag-coach ng PBA. Hindi ko in-expect na ako hahawak," said Cardel, who spoke to the media in the press room after the game....
The GlobalPort Batang Pier, already eliminated from the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup, played spoilers against Phoenix as they ended the playoff hopes of the Fuel Masters in a 125-118 win on Friday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
GlobalPort import Shawn Taggart scored 45 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in his final game while Terrence Romeo exploded for 40 as the Batang Pier closed out its campaign with a 3-8 record.
They also eliminated Phoenix, which needed to win the game to remain in contention for the final spot in the quarterfinal round....
Import Mo Charlo notched a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds while Jeff Chan knocked down four three-pointers to also finish with 18 as Rain or Shine booked its sixth win against four losses this conference.
Paul Lee added 12 points – 10 of those in the fourth quarter – Jericho Cruz chipped in with 11 while Chris Tiu had 10. Two other players, Raymond Almazan and JR Quinahan, finished with nine apiece....
MANILA, Philippines – Reigning two-conference champ San Miguel Beer, perennial contender Rain or Shine and rising NLEX all take a shot at an outright quarterfinals entry in a rare Tuesday bill in the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Saturday night.
The Beermen and the Road Warriors clash at 4:15 p.m. then the Elasto Painters and the Globalport Batang Pier collide at 7 p.m., marking the start of the last 10 days of the elimination round.
San Miguel, NLEX and Rain or Shine are all determined to make a strong finishing kick in the elims so as not just to make the quarterfinals cast but be in the Top Six to avoid a quarters matchup with a twice-to-beat advantage....
Terrence Romeo took over the PBA twitter account on Friday and interacted with fans, fulfilling requests and answering questions before suiting up for the game between GlobalPort Batang Pier and the NLEX Road Warriors.
The 24-year-old guard mostly dished out greetings, but he had a curious answer when a fan asked him who has the better handles between Kyrie Irving and Stephen Curry.
Romeo, also known for his killer crossovers, picked the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard over the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||3||8||0.273|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||10||8||0.556||4th|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||7||6||0.538||5th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||4||7||0.364||10th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||5||7||0.417||8th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||1||8||0.111||10th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||1||8||0.111||10th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||5||10||0.333||7th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||6||0.400||5th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||2||12||0.143||10th|