In the 4:30 p.m. curtain raiser, NLEX and Mahindra are out to barge into the winning column after both teams suffered 2 straight setbacks.
Meralco is currently tied with idle Alaska atop the standings with 2-0 records, after successive wins by the Bolts over NLEX and Mahindra.
Bolts head coach Norman Black knows his crew will have a tough test against the KaTropa, who will bring in veteran NBA journeyman Lou Amundson as their new import. Amundson replaced Denzel Bowles after TNT let go of the former Star import due to “attitude problems.”...
MANILA — The Philippine Basketball Association's (PBA) board of governors has agreed to release 15 Gilas players 15 days ahead of the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (Seaba) men’s championship.
According to a report on Spin.ph, the decision was made Wednesday following a special board meeting held at the league office in Libis, Quezon City.
The Seaba tournament, slated on May 12-18 at Araneta Coliseum, serves as a qualifier to the FIBA Asia Cup....
MANILA, Philippines – NLEX coach Yeng Guiao is now contemplating "drastic measures" after the Road Warriors suffered another disappointing result against the Meralco Bolts in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup on Sunday.
Down by just two points, 67-69, at the end of the third frame, NLEX proceeded to give up 12 straight points to the Bolts to start the final quarter. They were never able to recover, and Meralco took the 91-84 win to drop the Road Warriors to 0-2.
"We were in the game for three quarters, we were playing good offensively and defensively, and then the usual thing happens. We collapse in the fourth quarter," said Guiao after the game. "So we still have to find the cure for that."...
MANILA, Philippines – The Meralco Bolts used a balanced effort and a huge fourth-quarter run to defeat the NLEX Road Warriors, 91-84, and earn a share of the early lead in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.
Five players scored in double-digits for Meralco, led by Jared Dillinger's 20 points. Import Alex Stepheson had 18 points, 24 rebounds, and four blocks to again anchor the Bolts' defense, and Chris Newsome had 15 points.
After taking a two-point lead, 69-67, at the end of the third quarter, Meralco went all-Filipino to start the payoff period and promptly scored 12 unanswered points to take complete control of the game, 81-67....
Yap scored 5 of his 26 points in an 11-2 windup in the last 2 minutes that capped his best game since being traded from Star to Rain Or Shine prior to the start of the 2016-17 season.
"It's nice to see James back," Rain Or Shine coach Caloy Garcia said. "I felt last conference his knee wasn't good pa. I just hope he'll be healthy."...
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2016-2017 Commissioners' Cup||0||3||0.000|
|2016-2017 Philippine Cup||2||9||0.182||12th|
|2015-2016 Governors' Cup||5||7||0.417||7th|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||5||7||0.417||7th|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||5||7||0.417||7th|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||3||8||0.273||11th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||6||7||0.462||5th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||4||8||0.333||10th|