"Masakit din sa amin dahil first time din namin hindi nakapasok ngayon," he told reporters in the locker room after the Hotshots lost to Meralco Bolts.
Purefoods had won the last four PBA championship titles, only to fall to the Bolts in the quarterfinal round of the Philippine Cup playoffs.
"Promise namin na itong pagkatalo namin na to ito 'yung magpapalakas sa amin next conference," said Pingris, who scored five points against the Bolts....
The Purefoods Star Hotshots saw their string of four consecutive championships snapped on Thursday and superstar James Yap believes the absence of sophomore Ian Sangalang had a big part in their inability to keep the run going.
They have dominated the league in the recent past, winning the Grand Slam last season and making eight consecutive semifinal appearances but were knocked out of contention in the 2014 PBA Philippine Cup on Thursday by a team they’ve been so used to beating in the playoffs – the Meralco Bolts.
“Malaking bagay yung pagkawala ni Ian. Iba rin kasi kapag andun siya,” Yap told a small group of sportswriters after the loss....
World Peace, formerly Ron Artest, hinted on Thursday that is he bound for Manila in one of his Twitter posts.
PBA import agent Sheryl Reyes confirmed to Philstar.com that World Peace will be available to fly by February and can play as a replacement import....
"Huge win for Meralco's program," said coach Norman Black, who took over the Bolts before the season. "For 12 hours, I just want to enjoy this victory."
With the victory, the Bolts set up a knockout showdown against the Alaska Aces for a spot in the semifinals....
MANILA, Philippines – Former LA Laker Ron Artest, now known as Metta World Peace, has his sights on the Philippines.
The 2004 NBA Best Defender signified his intent to visit the Philippines through his official Twitter account.
The former NBA player was apparently referring to the Philippine Basketball Association when he mentioned the Philippine Basketball League....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||6||6||0.500||7th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||12||8||0.600||Champions|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||12||9||0.571||Champions|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||17||13||0.567||Champions|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||14||8||0.636||Champions|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||11||10||0.524||3rd|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||13||8||0.619||3rd|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||13||9||0.591||Runner-up|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||15||9||0.625||Champions|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||10||6||0.625||5th|