PBA: Fajardo at forefront of PH Cup BPC race, Wright leads rookies

Reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo of the San Miguel Beermen leads the race for the PBA Philippine Cup Best Player of the Conference award. After the eliminations, Fajardo is at the top of the rankings with 45 statistical points (SP). Fajardo averaged 19.9 points, 16.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game in the elimination round…

PBA Capsule: Mallari with near triple double; Alaska secures QFs berth

Mahindra notched its third victory in the PBA Philippine Cup after defeating NLEX, 106-96, at the Cuneta Astrodome on Friday (January 27). The Flood Buster, who now stand at 3-7 in the standings, were led by Alex Mallari who finished with a career-high 30 points. He also added 10 rebounds and nine assists. In the…

Star beats TNT KaTropa, stops losing skid

The Star Hotshots got back on the winning track after defeating the TNT Katropa Texters, 88-77, in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Colliseum. Star is now tied in fourth with Alaska, TNT, Ginebra and Phoenix with a 4-4 record. Ian Sangalang paved the way for the Hotshots with 14 points…

Belo, Sumang help Blackwater fend off Alaska

Blackwater used a strong second half to down the Alaska Aces, 103-100, in the PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum. Roi Sumang was named Player of the Game after scoring 19 points, 17 of which came in the second half. Rookie standout Mac Belo had 21 points and 7 rebounds, while Art…

IN PHOTOS: Rain or Shine vs. Phoenix

Rain or Shine disposed Phoenix, 97-82, in the PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday. Jericho Cruz led the Elasto Painters with a 21-point, 8-rebound effort off the bench. Jeff Chan and James Yap chipped in with 12 and 10 points, respectively. The Fuel Masters were paced by Matthew Wright’s 26 markers. Photos from PBA Media Bureau

PBA Capsule: Blackwater halts skid; Banchero saves Alaska

A pair of really interesting games in the PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday night. The Blackwater Elite snapped their two-game losing streak after beating the NLEX Road Warriors, 96-85. Art dela Cruz scored 18 points and hauled down 8 rebounds to lead the Elite. Ronjay Buenafe had a nice line of 13-4-5, while top rookie…

Terrence Romeo is ‘slowly evolving’ into an all-around player

GlobalPort is currently enjoying a 3-1 win-loss card in the PBA Philippine Cup. Much of the credit goes to star guard Terrence Romeo. Before the Ginebra match on Sunday, Romeo was averaging 24.3 points, 1.3 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.7 steals per game. In the win over the Gin Kings, he scored 35 points (12/24 FG),…

GlobalPort shoots down Ginebra; San Miguel survives Mahindra

The GlobalPort Batang Pier relied on star guard Terrence Romeo to hand Barangay Ginebra a 91-84 defeat in the PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday (December 11). Romeo finished with a game-high 35 points on 50% shooting from the field. He knocked down five triples and added two assists and two steals. JR Quinahan, who was…