The Gin Kings lost despite a 26-point second-half explosion by Justin Brownlee and the ejection of Phoenix coach Louie Alas halfway through the fourth. In his second outing as a Gin King, Stanley Pringle struggled with 4-of-13 clip on over 38 minutes of action.
Leonard, a 27-year-old American forward, likely wants to know all the details behind the split and its lasting impact upon the Lakers before he considers playing for his hometown team, which has pulled together enough money to make a maximum contract offer to another player in the off-season.
Following their strong performance in the recent Asia Cup Women’s Softball Championship in Jakarta, the Cebuana Lhuillier backed-Philippine Blu Girls will fly to Georgia, USA to compete in the USA Softball International Cup at the South Commons Complex in Columbus, Georgia.
Action starts at 2:30 p.m. with the Blaze Spikers looking to get back on winning track after suffering a sorry loss to the Cargo Movers in this prestigious women’s club tourney bankrolled by Team Rebel Sports, SOGO, Eurotel, PCSO, Cocolife, UCPB Gen, Mueller, Senoh, Asics, Bizooku and One Sport.
A victory by the league-leading Angels over Motolite will give the loser of the match-up between BanKo-Perlas and Pacifictown-Army the last semis berth, eliminating the league newcomers in the process. A Motolite victory, however, will necessitate a playoff for the remaining Final Four slot tomorrow.
The Gin Kings have won their last two outings to rev up their playoff bid in the tournament they won last season. The Gin Kings defeated San Miguel Beer, 110-107, last June 16, then routed NLEX, 100-85, in a road game in Batangas City last Sunday where Pringle scored 16 points.
The 30-year-old forward is looking at missing the 2019-20 NBA season while rehabilitating and using the following campaign to rebuild to peak form, a prospect that could scare off some suitors who hoped for more instant returns from a big-money deal for one of the NBA's biggest talents.
THE country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games this November got a much-welcome shot in the arm after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) granted a total of P842.5 million to the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) for the rehabilitation of facilities that will be utilized for the biennial regional multi-sports event.