Mark Barroca led Purefoods with 25 points, while Alein Maliksi chipped in 20 for the Hotshots, who won for the first time in the tournament. Last season's Grand Slam champions had lost their first two games of the new season.
Marc Pingris, in his first game back for Purefoods since his Gilas Pilipinas stint, added nine points and 17 rebounds.
Stanley Pringle scored 12 points in the first quarter to give GlobalPort a comfortable lead after one, 26-15. Batang Pier padded their lead in the second, while limiting Purefoods to nine points in the period, to take a commanding 40-24 lead into the break....
The still winless Purefoods and GlobalPort collide at 7 p.m. after the opening match between the Alaska Aces and the Meralco Bolts at 4:15 p.m. Both games will be aired live on TV5.
After taking a rest from his grueling stint with the national team, Pingris returns to help the Purefoods’ decimated frontline which already saw the loss of up-and-coming forward Ian Sangalang (knee) and star James Yap (right calf) to injuries....
MANILA, Philippines – GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio apparently got close to losing his job when the Batang Pier lost their opening game to the NLEX Road Warriors.
Fortunately, Alex Cabagnot and top draft pick Stanley Pringle gave GlobalPort a 91-81 victory over Barako Bull on Sunday.
“He’s under assessment,” GlobalPort team owner Mikee Romero said in PBA.ph. “Pero kung na-zero-two kami, magkakaalaman na agad.”...
The PBA has approved the proposal to allow Asian cagers to play for the local teams as imports in the 2015 Governors' Cup.
The decision was made final after a unanimous agreement in the PBA Board of Governors' meeting on Thursday, according to the league's official website.
"This is clearly experimental on the part of the PBA, with the end in view of maximizing the marketing value of the PBA, not just within the country, but within the region," said PBA commissioner Chito Salud....
MANILA, Philippines – GlobalPort guard Alex Cabagnot hopes his younger teammates will learn to ignore the rumors swirling around their team and instead focus on the Batang Pier's future assignments in the PBA.
Cabagnot helped GlobalPort claim its first win of the season yesterday by scoring 21 points in a 91-81 win over the Barako Bull Energy at the Araneta Coliseum.
The win helped ease some of the pressure off head coach Pido Jarencio, who was "under assessment" from team management after winning only one game each in the past two conferences....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||1||2||0.333|
|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|