Although it sits in second spot at 6-2, Ironcon-UST is not yet in the playoffs and it needs to hurdle its final Aspirants' Group assignment to eliminate Che'Lu Bar and Grill in the playoff race via the quotient system.
Anthony finished with 22 points and six rebounds, Bolick and Ibeh chipped in 19 points apiece and Tautuaa added 12 as the Batang Pier caught the Aces in their off night this early in the midseason conference.
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The Toronto Raptors closed ranks around hurting star Kawhi Leonard, turning in a total team effort in a 120-102 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday to level the NBA Eastern Conference finals.
The good news for the Aces though is that the Batang Pier are likely to play without Pringle, and two others – Garvo Lanete and Bradwyn Guinto – because on injuries. Jarencio confirmed that Pringle is down with foot injury, Lanete is nursing a sprained ankle and Guinto has just undergone knee surgery.
Coach Leo Austria stressed during the weekly Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at the Amelie Hotel-Manila on Tuesday that focus of the team right now is to regain the Commissioner’s Cup crown which the Beermen lost to the Barangay Ginebra Kings last year rather than think about going for a three-conference sweep of the entire season.
"I hope it doesn't go unnoticed or underrated -- five straight finals hasn't been done since the 60s," said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. "It hasn't been done for a reason, it's really, really difficult and so I just can't say enough about the competitive desire of the group of guys that we have here."
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Kawhi Leonard scored eight of his 36 points in the second overtime period Sunday to lead the Toronto Raptors to a gritty 118-112 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Eastern Conference finals.
The top-seeded Bucks, who rallied to win game one of the best-of-seven series, never trailed and led by as many as 28 points to double their lead in the series, which moves to Toronto for games three and four on Sunday and Tuesday.
Meralco takes on Blackwater in the 4:30 p.m. opening tussle while Alaska collides with Columbian Dyip in the main game at 6:45 p.m. in a doubleheader that promises intense action right away in the midseason conference where everybody is looking for revenge.
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Stephen Curry scored 37 points as the Golden State Warriors fought back to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 114-111 and take a 2-0 lead in their NBA Western Conference finals series on Thursday.
“We are very happy to bring Almazan into the Meralco team because at 6’8 we feel he is one of the best big men in the league,” said Black, stressing that size has been one of the things they have been lacking.
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Brook Lopez scored 29 points as the Milwaukee Bucks staged a late rally to defeat the Toronto Raptors 108-100 in the opening game of their NBA Eastern Conference finals clash on Wednesday.
IRONCON-University of Santo Tomas and St. Clare College Virtual Reality face off in a key Aspirants’ Group showdown that could make or break their respective playoff fates today in the PBA D-League at the Ynares Sports Arena.