AT least four imports who had previously played in the PBA will be around for another tour of duty in the Commissioner’s Cup that will blast off on Feb.10.
These are Rob Dozier of Alaska, Othyus Jeffers of Barangay Ginebra and Al Thornton NLEX and Ivan Johnson of Talk ‘N Text.
Talk ‘N Text’s team representative Patrick ‘Pato’ Gregorio confirmed that the 6-foot-8 Johnson, who arrived yesterday morning, will be at the forefront of the Tropang Texters’ title-retention drive in the midseason conference they won last season with Johnson as their import.
The Texters are not only seeking to defend the Commissioner’s Cup title. They are also hoping to bounce back after a forgettable stint in the Philippine Cup where they were ousted by Rain or Shine in the second phase of the quarterfinal round....
GlobalPort avoided a sweep against top seed Alaska by winning Game One of their semifinals series, but they got soundly beaten in the next four games to end their campaign in the Smart-Bro Philippine Cup.
Still, reaching the final four for the first time in franchise history is already a huge milestone for the Batang Pier, who survived a knockout game against a higher-seeded Barangay Ginebra in the quarterfinals.
"Di namin napuntahan 'yung gusto naming ma-accomplish pero masaya pa rin kami dahil sa narating ng team," said star guard Terrence Romeo. "At least, nagawa namin 'yung best makapasok ng semis at marami kaming natutunan."...
GlobalPort advanced to the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals for the first time in franchise history with a hard-fought 84-83 overtime win against Barangay Ginebra in the quarterfinals. They registered another breakthrough when they stunned Alaska, 107-93, in the opener of their best-of-seven semifinals series.
GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio, after their Game 1 win, was jubilant yet at the same time wary....
The Alaska Aces target to win their fourth game in a row and finish off the GlobalPort Batang Pier in Game Five of their SMART BRO PBA Philippine Cup semifinals showdown on Tuesday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Tip-off is set at 7 p.m. live on TV5.
Up 3-1 in the best-of-seven series, Alaska is just a victory away from making the finals for the third time in four conferences....
PIDO Jarencio is a devout Catholic and believes in miracles.
He also believes that with the way Alaska has dominated his GlobalPort side in the last three games of their Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cup Final Four series, something of that sort is the only chance they have left.
“I will be waiting for a miracle; I believe in it,” Jarencio told the Inquirer over the phone yesterday while viewing tapes of the 84-109 shellacking his Batang Pier took at the hands of the Aces on Sunday....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|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|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||1||13||0.071||10th|