Orlando Johnson led the way with 25 points but the Kings’ local performers had the chance to show their stuff in this one.
Mark Caguioa scored 21 – 16 of those in a sizzling hot first quarter – while LA Tenorio had a nice all-around line of 20 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists.
Japeth Aguilar, playing his first game of the conference, had 15 points and 10 boards while leading the team’s charge in the fourth period....
MANILA, Philippines - Chito Narvasa will become the PBA’s ninth commissioner on Aug. 1 and said yesterday he’s looking forward to improving the game with officiating his priority in making sure the 40-year-old league’s future is secure.
Narvasa, 58, has been involved in basketball from when he began to play the sport as a 10-year-old boy. He saw action for the Ateneo varsity, became a PBA head coach with Purefoods and Shell, served as UAAP and NCAA commissioner for a season each and is the president of the Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines (BCAP). It’s an enduring love affair that will now reach a pinnacle with the dream job of PBA commissioner.
Because the work is full-time, Narvasa will give up all his current positions, including Vice Chairman/CEO of City State Savings Bank which is owned by Ambassador Antonio Cabangon-Chua. “I’ll be watching games five days a week,” he said. “It’s a full-time commitment. Besides, the Central Bank won’t allow staying with City State anyway. When I was considered for the job, I informed the Ambassador of the possibility of joining the PBA. He knows basketball has always been my love and promised to support and help me in any way he could. I wanted the Ambassador to know about it before he heard it from somebody else. It’s this transparency that I’ll bring to the PBA. That’s how I work. If you’re open with what you’re doing, the work becomes easier. I never hide anything from anyone. What I’ll do as commissioner is for the benefit of the league, nothing else.”...
Fatigue, even aggravated injuries notwithstanding, the Elasto Painters are determined to make the most of the cards they’ve been dealt. Question is, will they have anything else left against the undermanned but well-rested Kings in their 8 p.m. (12 midnight Manila time) encounter?”
That is because the Elasto Painters, long after presstime, remain in the thick of the fight in its opening game Thursday against Jarrid Famous and Globalport also at 8 p.m. in this side of the globe....
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters survived a career-high 40 points from Globalport star Terrence Romeo ro eke out a 119-112 win to barge into the win column in Dubai.
Import Wendell McKines scored 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds while JR Quiñahan scored a career-high 24 points, shooting 4-of8 from beyond the arc and a perfect 6-of-6 from the 2-point region to offset Romeo's career performance.
It was a high-scoring affair right from the get-go as both teams broke the 30-point mark in the first quarter, with the Elasto Painters finishing ahead, 38-32....
JARRID Famous suits up for Globalport today when the Batang Pier, coming off their first loss in the PBA Governors’ Cup, battle a Rain or Shine crew still seeking its first win in the season-ending conference.
Game time is 7:30 p.m. (11:30 p.m. in Manila) at Al Shabab Al Arabi Club in Dubai, the site of the first of two straight games that the Elasto Painters will be playing in their quest to vault back in contention.
Famous planed in late Tuesday night and joined the Batang Pier for practice. Globalport initially fielded the lumbering 7-foor-1 Patrick O’Bryant with Steve Thomas pinch-hitting for two games....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||1||3||0.250|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||15||7||0.682||Runn er-up|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||11||6||0.647||3rd|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||12||8||0.600||Runner-up|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||7||8||0.467||3rd|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||18||8||0.692||Runner-up|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||7||7||0.500||4th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||9||7||0.562||5th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||15||12||0.556||Runner-up|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||14||7||0.667||Champions|