TNT team manager Virgil Villavicencio yesterday divulged that Denzel Bowles, who starred for the B-Meg Llamados and captured the Best Import award in 2012, has signed to play for the Ka Tropa in the Commissioner’s Cup.
“It’s a done deal,” said Villavicencio when contacted by Bulletin-Tempo.
The official of the TNT said that they expect Bowles to arrive Monday, “but it depends on him, his (plane) ticket is already available” in time for the team’s resumption on their practice session for the import-flavored conference set March 17....
MANILA, Philippines — The TNT KaTropa may have lost to the San Miguel Beermen in the semifinals of the PBA Philippine Cup, but head coach Nash Racela believes his team still managed to exceed expectations.
Playing without injured star point guard Jayson Castro, the KaTropa could not match San Miguel's firepower in the 3rd quarter and wound up losing 96-83.
"I think the team exceeded expectations," said Racela after the loss. "Nobody expected us to be in this position."...
MANILA, Philippines — TNT point guard Jayson Castro could only lament the lost opportunity for himself and his teammates after the KaTropa bowed out of the PBA Philippine Cup playoffs with a loss to San Miguel Beer in the semifinals.
With Castro sitting in the stands, the Beermen came away with a 96-83 victory over the KaTropa to advance to the finals. "The Blur" missed the game due to a hamstring injury he suffered in Game 6, a 104-88 TNT loss that allowed SMB to force the deciding game.
"Oo (nakakapanghinayang), kasi malaki 'yung chance namin," Castro said after the game....
MANILA, Philippines — The San Miguel Beermen kept their three-peat hopes alive as they overwhelmed the undermanned TNT KaTropa, 96-83, in Game 7 of their PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series on Monday at Mall of Asia Arena.
The two-time defending champion Beermen used a dominant third quarter, anchored by their starting five, to pull away from the KaTropa, who were playing without injured star point guard Jayson Castro in the win-or-go home showdown.
Thanks to a strong display from their starters, the Beermen advanced to the Finals of the Philippine Cup for the third straight season, where they now have a chance to win the All-Filipino crown for the third consecutive time....
So on Thursday night, he played hard. At 35, he banged with bodies, scored relentlessly, cleaned the glass and orchestrated offense — all that as if it’s 2008.
And it seemed to have rubbed off on his teammates, especially the ones who have been through many battles....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2016-2017 Philippine Cup||11||9||0.550||4th|
|2015-2016 Governors' Cup||12||4||0.750||3rd|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||7||7||0.500||6th|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||7||6||0.538||6th|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||5||6||0.455||10th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||16||7||0.696||Champions|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||10||7||0.588||4th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||10||5||0.667||3rd|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||14||3||0.824||Runner-up|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||9||8||0.529||5th|