Raps a win away

Fred VanVleet came off the bench to score 21 points, Pascal Siakam finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds and Kyle Lowry tallied 17 points for the Raptors, who became the first team to win on the road in the best-of-seven series. VanVleet nailed seven baskets from beyond the arc.

Elite eye 2nd win vs Gin kings

On opening day last Sunday, the Elite launched their campaign in the midseason conference with a 94-91 upending of Meralco in overtime, in a game where Mike DiGregorio and import Alex Stepheson scored 21 points and Bobby Ray Parks Jr. debuted with 20 points.

Tams make it

Cha Dao-FEU’s UAAP rival Ironcon-University of Santo Tomas was not as fortunate as it crashed out of the Aspirants’ Group playoff chase with a 74-81 loss to already-eliminated FamilyMart-Enderun, giving Che’Lu Bar and Grill a free ride to the next round.

B-Pier in hot start

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.

Dead even

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.

4 more clubs take a bow

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.

Grand slam is far from Leo's mind right now

May 21, 2019
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.

Dubs in finals--What else is new?

"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."

Revellers stay alive

May 20, 2019
CHE’LU Bar and Grill held FamilyMart-Enderun scoreless in the final 2:57 to fashion out a 77-72 victory and keep its playoff hopes alive in the PBA D-League yesterday at the JCSGO Gym.

Clawing back

May 20, 2019
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.

Bucks take 2-0 lead

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.

‘Jingle lang ang pahinga’

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.

Curry does it again

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.