Alex Stepheson again led the way for the Bolts with 21 points and 15 rebounds to help his team maintain an unblemished record with 4 victories in 4 starts.
Baser Amer also shone brightly with a double-double performance of his own with 17 markers and 11 boards, to go with his 6 assists.
Meralco was leading by 10 points going to the final 2 minutes, but Rain or Shine mounted a huge rally that cut the Bolts’ lead to 83-85 just 40 seconds to go....
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....
And a big part of that success has been thanks to two players that have bolstered their frontline with their size, length and inside presence, things that the team sorely needed in during their campaign in the Philippine Cup.
With a healthy Raymond Almazan and an imposing import in Shawn Taggart manning the interior, the Elasto Painters have thrived, especially on Sunday where they grabbed 70 rebounds as a team – 23 more than the opposing Floodbuster – en route to a 99-95 win....
MANILA, Philippines – A rejuvenated James Yap is the first player to earn PBA Player of the Week honors in the 2017 Commissioner's Cup after he helped tow the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to back-to-back victories.
The break between conferences clearly helped Yap with his conditioning, and the former league MVP flashed his vintage form against NLEX and Mahindra.
Yap opened the midseason conference with averages of 19.0 points and 3.0 rebounds, beating Meralco's young backcourt of Baser Amer and Chris Newsome for the weekly citation....
But after Sunday’s feat, which saw him join the 5,000 career points club, the Fil-Am forward is just grateful to be able to get another accomplishment at this stage of his PBA career.
“It’s a nice milestone in my career,” Washington said....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2016-2017 Commissioners' Cup||3||1||0.750|
|2016-2017 Philippine Cup||6||7||0.462||8th|
|2015-2016 Governors' Cup||5||7||0.417||9th|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||16||7||0.696||Champions|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||12||7||0.632||3rd|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||9||7||0.562||3rd|
|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|