MANILA, Philippines - The Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup elimination round is heading for a wild finish with fierce battles up for the Top Two, the Top Six and the Magic 10.
Alaska Milk, Rain or Shine, San Miguel Beer and Talk n Text are locked in a tight fight for the first and second which guarantee outright Final Four entry.
Meanwhile, Mahindra, Star, Blackwater and Meralco are the teams looking to slug it out to avoid the last two spots or early elimination in the all-Filipino tourney.
The Aces, the Elasto Painters and the Beermen are tied in the lead at 6-1, and they’ve gotten the inside track in the race for the Top Two, with the Texters nursing some hopes at 4-2....
PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa has promised to hold games abroad as much as the league can after experiencing first hand the warm reception of OFWs in the most recent visit by the league in Dubai.
“We all know that our kababayans abroad don’t have much leisure time. When they come home, kasama sa kasabikan nila ang manood ng PBA. The PBA going to where they areis our way of giving back to what we call our modern-day heroes,” said Narvasa.
“I saw it in Dubai. The reception was not just warm. They’re genuinely very, very happy just to be able to see our basketball stars,” Narvasa added....
MANILA, Philippines – Having gone nearly all over the country, the annual PBA All-Star spectacle breaks new ground as it holds its first foray abroad, bringing cheers, fun and excitement to OFWs in Dubai next year.
PBA business development director Rhose Montreal said they have had an agreement with a Dubai organizing group for the staging of the 2016 PBA All-Star event in the UAE capital city on March 4-6.
The PBA has been drawing sellout crowds of Filipino workers in Dubai which the local pro league has been frequenting for years now, the latest, only a few weeks back, featuring Alaska Milk in back-to-back games versus Mahindra and Barangay Ginebra....
Jayson Castro led the way with 26 points as the Tropang Texters improved to 4-2.
Troy Rosario added 17 points, while Moala Tautuaa and Larry Fonacier each chipped in 16 in the win....
Allado, a 6’6″ big man out of La Salle, first played for Alaska where he was tapped as a direct-hire in 1999. He went on to suit up for Talk ‘N Text, Barako Bull, Meralco and most recently Star. He had career averages of 7.53 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.23 assists.
“16 years ago today, I embarked on a journey in professional basketball not knowing what would be in store for me. The memories of perseverance, hard work, discipline, preparation, victories, setbacks & adventures will forever be engraved in my heart,” Allado said in a statement....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||4||2||0.667|
|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|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||3||7||0.300||9th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||11||10||0.524||4th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||21||4||0.840||Champions|