MANILA, Philippines – A back-and-forth duel between former teammates RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo was the highlight of an entertaining battle waged by Star and GlobalPort in the 2016 PBA Governors Cup Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.
Romeo and Garcia traded buckets in the see-saw battle, with the GlobalPort guard coming up with more points, 27, to Garcia's 26. He also added six points and six rebounds in nearly 45 minutes of playing time.
However, Romeo made only nine of his 23 attempts, while Garcia shot a highly efficient 11-of-13 from the field. Moreover, it was Garcia and the Hotshots who won the war, claiming a 105-102 overtime victory with Garcia stepping up in crunch time.
"Siyempre, masaya ako ngayon sa unang panalo namin. Siguro, na-challenge lang ako kasi si Terrence Romeo, talagang scorer 'yan," Garcia said after the game. "Kahit ma-stop mo siya, titira pa rin ng titira 'yan. Hindi titigil 'yun."...
“Us having a losing streak, I’m going to rip my pants again. Whatever it takes to win,” he said.
Webb inadvertently ripped his pants while pleading for a call in the third quarter. Though a number of fans kept on egging him to return to the dugout and change it, he wagered on and stayed with his team....
The Star Hotshots finally notched their first win of the conference after riding the heroics of RR Garcia to a 105-102 overtime win over GlobalPort in the 2016 Oppo PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Garcia had a terrific performance, scoring 26 points on 11-for-13 (84-percent) shooting. He scored eight points to lead his team in the extra period as well as the shot that tied the game at the end of regulation.
Import Marqus Blakely also had a big showing, notching 24 points, 22 rebounds, six assists and five steals while PJ Simon added 15 points, including a clutch three-pointer in the fourth period....
Guiao will have GlobalPort's Terrence Romeo, Alaska's Calvin Abueva, Star's Marc Pingris, and Barangay Ginebra's Mark Caguioa and Japeth Aguilar as his starters for the game on August 7.
While the fiery coach sees the All-Star game as just another assignment for him to fulfill, the on-court bad blood between him and the players admittedly crossed his mind....
San Miguel’s Fajardo will team up with fellow Ginebra big man Greg Slaughter, Star Hotshots veteran James Yap and Gin Kings members Scottie Thompson and Joe Devance for the South All-Stars.
Joining GlobalPort’s Romeo and Alaska’s Abueva for the North All-Stars are Star’s Marc Pingris and Ginebra teammates Mark Caguioa and Japeth Aguilar....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2015-2016 Governors' Cup||1||2||0.333|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||6||7||0.462||8th|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||4||8||0.333||9th|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||8||8||0.500||4th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||11||6||0.647||3rd|
|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|