GlobalPort Falters in the 4th Quarter
Twin Towers Displayed Full Strength
Fourth Quarter Composure
Would the MVP showdown hinder SMB’s success?
Historical MVP Award
The guys with the perfect balance will always be the powerforwards. In all aspects they come in midway of Centers and Guards. But what makes some of them standout?
We’ll find out as we run down the 5 best power forwards we have in the Filipino Basketball.
1. Ranidel De Ocampo
A.K.A RDO, he is one of the finest forwards any team would want to have. Ranidel’s got the size to match even with centers in rebounding and post up plays. What makes him special? With his size, he could impeccably deliver from beyond the arc. A dangerous weapon for guys with the size advantage. R.D.O can take all sorts of shots depending on his defender.
2. Marc Pingris
3. Calvin Abueva
4. Japeth Aguilar
5. Rafi Reavis
Highlights of the number one forward on our list ( Ranidel De Ocampo)
Smaller but still with power
How about Gregzilla?
1 – Japeth Can’t Drive
2 – Japeth’s Poor Perimeter Shooting
3 – Scattered on the floor
A Wheeler’s Opinion: SMB’s star power will dominate anew
- San Miguel Beermen
- Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings
- Talk N Text KaTropa
Question: who will win it all?
And PBA fans should expect more from one of the league’s most hyped rookies
Japeth Aguilar can fly but now he can also dive!
Congratulations Japeth Aguilar! Now a Certified Open Water Diver
Japeth Dives with Powcast
Big crowd expected on Christmas Day
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Joe Devance’s absence will be huge
How will this affect Ginebra?
Just what went well for the Gin Kings in last night’s Game 7?
Tinyete’s 26 Points= Another Finals MVP Award
50% Field Goal Shooting: The Less. The Better
55 Points for Ginebra’s Giants
Failure to do these things might force a Game 7. Might
Limit Allen Durham’s Output
What to do?
The Guards Must Step Up
What to do?
Shut Down Meralco Early On
And they can only blame themselves for it
41 Heavy Minutes for Justin Brownlee
10 Offensive Rebounds
Tenorio’s heroics moved the Gin Kings two wins away from another title
Make no mistake, Folks. Not even a reloaded Bolts team can dethrone the champs.
1. Height is Might
2. Ginebra is More DISCIPLINED
3. The Brownlee Effect
Ginebra Pounds on Rested Bolts to Take Game 1
Here we go, folks. Game 1. Gin Kings. Bolts. Race to 4 Wins for the Championship.
Ginebra enters the semifinals after dominance against the Beermen
Ginebra – 104
Brownlee 37, Devance 17, J. Aguilar 13, Slaughter 13, Marcelo 9 Tenorio 8, Thompson 7, Helterbrand 0, Ferrer 0, Jamito 0, Cruz, Mariano 0, Caguioa 0, R. Aguilar 0, Taha 0
San Miguel – 84
Watson 30, Fajardo 19, Lassiter 13, Cabagnot 8, Santos 6, Ross 5, Espinas 3, Heruela 0, McCarthy 0, Pessumal 0, Reyes 0, Ganuelas-Rosser 0, Agovida 0, Semerad 0, Tubid 0, de Ocampo 0
23-23, 45-32, 74-61, 104-84
TNT Makes Life More Miserable for Gin Kings with Complications
TNT – 121
Rice Jr. 36, Castro 28, Rosario 15, Pogoy 15, Semerad 4, Chua 4, Golla 3, Carey 2, Tautuaa 2, Siegle 2, Nuyles 0, Hernandez 0, Reyes 0, Lingganay 0, Tamsi 0
Ginebra – 92
Brownlee 28, J. Aguilar 19, Thompson 9, Devance 7, Tenorio 6, Mercado 6, R. Aguilar 4, Caguioa 4, Slaughter 4, Ferrer 3, Cruz 2, Helterbrand 0, Jamito 0, Mariano 0, Taha 0
30-31, 57-49, 88-69, 121-92
Is the beast on the move?!
That’s the kind of game Abueva has been playing ever since he came to the PBA since he was drafted by the Alaska Aces back in 2012. Even back in his college days with the San Sebastian Stags in the NCAA where he also won an MVP award, the Beast was already dominant on both ends of the court.
This is despite the mere fact that both Alaska and Abueva himself, have agreed to a 15.1 million Peso, 3-year deal back in 2015- a deal that will be ending this season. Should Abueva wants to remain with the Aces, it should be easy especially considering the fact that he was considered to be a part of the Aces’ core back in 2015. Was.
If Abueva will be playing for another team come the next season, the Aces will lose a big part of themselves and the Aces themselves know that. But, Abueva wasn’t even in uniform during the Aces’ latest defeat and he has been missing tons of games this season due to personal reasons and his stint with the Gilas Pilipinas.
Should the Beast make a move, which team would be the best destination?
The answer to that question is simple: Ginebra. As mentioned by Abueva himself in the past and earlier this season, he wanted to play for the fan-favorite Gin Kings. In fact, photos of Calvin Abueva in a Ginebra uniform have been circulating in the social media as of late and apparently, fans are clamoring for it to happen- fans of the Gin Kings and the Beast to say the least.
Here’s the question, folks, let’s say Abueva does go on to sign with the Gin Kings, will he fit in the already crowded and talented line-up of Coach Tim Cone? The answer would be a BIG YES. Why? Ginebra is known as the team who lives and dies by their “Never Say Die” mantra and when it comes to never quitting no matter the odds are, we all know that the Beast can live up to that reputation and will stand up against opposing players no matter how big they are- something that we all saw during his stint with Gilas that played in the FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon earlier this year.
If ever Ginebra gets to sign the Beast, that alone, could change the balance in the PBA because imagine a team that has a healthy Greg Slaughter, Japeth Aguilar, Scottie Thompson who is making a name for himself too, an always reliable LA Tenorio and, the Beast, that’s a scary team. It’s like giving a monster another claw for himself.
High flying Japeth may not play for Ginebra this Saturday against NLEX
Aguilar is a Main stay for the Gilas Pilipinas Roster
We will figure it out, Next man up – Tim Cone
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Top 5 game winning baskets by Japeth Aguilar against Petron, TNT, NLEX, Meralco and SMB.
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This is one thing that everyone is worried about prior to the Sunday showdown of Ginebra and Phoenix, is Japeth Aguilar going to play?
After an early exit of Japeth Aguilar in the ball game during the 2nd quarter, everyone was worrying if he got a serious injury.
Japeth Aguilar got his injury after a transition slam and hyper extending his elbow when failed to hold on to the rim and had all his weight on his right arm.
After several reports, it was just a muscle strain and nothing serious. One report said that after he got hurt, he immediately did some push ups during the half time.
He immediately went to the hospital to have an X-ray and posted a photo on FB with his girlfriend saying that it’s nothing serious and he’s gonna be fine. Well from my own opinion, he will be available to play on Sunday unless he gets some after game hurts but knowing Japeth, he has this high tolerance to pain and one good day rest will definitely lessen the possibility of him being out against Phoenix.
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During his prime years, Peter Aguilar is one of the big men in his era to have a great shooting touch in that big man category and Tim Cone has no doubt on his son’s capability to hit those long and mid range shots.
“You remember I also coach Peter, and Peter is one of the best shooting big man I’ve seen”. Cone stressed in the post-game interview at the Philippine Arena.
Japeth who used to bank those threes in clutch plays in the past rarely uses his shooting touches from beyond the arc each game, but this Manila Clasico showdown, he went flawless from the three point area which is unusual for himself as well.
“Japeth has great form and great ability to be that kind of player that can shoot shots like that like his dad.” Cone Said.
“Im not surprised by it and hopefully we don’t live by it.” the most winningest coach said that this development can be used in the future but they will not depend on it but will remain as one of their weapons along the way.
“Scottie got to the boards a lot, Japeth was awesome tonight on the offensive side and even defensively, we’ve been encouraging him to shoot threes and he hit threes tonight.” Cone expressed how proud he is on how Aguilar utilized his shooting ability by making 5 out of his 5 attempts from beyond the arc.