Alaska Uses a Big Third Quarter to Get Third Straight Win
The absence of Gregzilla balanced things out
Vic Manuel’s Efforts
One factor enabled the Picanto to clinch their first win in 8 months
9 days should be enough for the Gin Kings to get over the trauma
Prediction: Ginebra will win.
SMB looked like a team that can’t be stopped by a Phenom. Alone
The son of Alvin Teng embraces confidence boost heading into battle against the giants
Question: Can Ginebra defend Jeron Teng?
Prediction: Alaska will stun the Gin Kings in Sunday’s game, January 21.
Alex Compton and Norman Black laud PBA’s move to provide more leeway for physicalities
Paul Lee adds another recognition after leading Magnolia to back-to-back wins
Just how good was Paul Lee?
Kia absorbs 16th straight defeat- the third-longest losing streak in the PBA
5 Points in the Third Quarter
Alaska’s Pressing Defense Worked to Perfection
The Hotshots use a big 3rd quarter to run away for good.
Paul Lee’s 3rd Quarter Run
54 Points from the Bench
Elites use efficient scoring to dominate the Gin Kings
When you look at the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings who have Greg Slaughter, Japeth Aguilar, LA Tenorio and Scottie Thompson, you would think that this has been the best Ginebra team that was assembled in the past years and frankly, this Ginebra core has brought wonders to the league’s crowd darlings as they have won two of the last Governors’ Cup championships against all odds. With Slaughter now healthy and Tenorio free of his injury problems, Ginebra looked like a team that will challenge the supremacy of the San Miguel Beermen in the All-Filipino conference after winning their first two games.
Then, the Gin Kings ran head-to-head against the Blackwater Elites who were STRONGLY MOTIVATED to become the first team to beat Ginebra this season. And that’s exactly what happened, folks. In a stunning turn of things, the Elites beat the Gin Kings, 94-77.
What happened? Here are the things that happened:
Good Second and Fourth Quarters
Leo Isaac says the Elites are “STRONGLY MOTIVATED” to beat Ginebra
Question: Can the Elites actually beat the Gin Kings fair and square?
Key to victory for the Elites: Bench Production
Prediction: Ginebra will win against Blackwater.
Chris Newsome and company have lost two straight games
They got Murdered Inside
Defensive Lapses. And More
Alaska’s Bench produced 50 Points
A big 2nd half enabled the Hotshots to get win #2 in Philippine Cup
Big 2nd Half
91 Points from Magnolia’s Bench. Alone
A Good Game Overall for Magnolia
GlobalPort Falters in the 4th Quarter
Twin Towers Displayed Full Strength
Fourth Quarter Composure
Approving or disapproving trades no longer in the hands of the commissioner.
What this could mean?
NLEX coach stays wary of the Fuel Masters ahead of their encounter
June Mar Fajardo might be a 4-time MVP but GregZilla got the numbers in his favor.
Alex Compton has nothing but praises for his prized rookie.
Can it actually help bring back the life in the PBA?
Pro: Faster and More Exciting Games
Con: Flops and Dirty Plays
2018 is expected to bring new changes in the PBA
A New Commissioner
Ricky Dandan takes over coaching duties
Just when things couldn’t get any better for the Picanto, Chris Gavina will start 2018 without a team to coach as he submitted his resignation yesterday- a move that was confirmed by Joe Lipa, the team’s general manager. Ironically, Gavina’s resignation came just two days after Kia announced that he was the team’s head coach. Was.
Gavina started as Manny Pacquiao’s deputy coach- all while the playing coach wasn’t on the court. Despite the stockpile of losses, we can’t argue with the fact that Chris Gavina did his job, leading Kia to its only playoff appearance so far back in 2016 before losing to the Meralco Bolts.
Ricky Dandan is set to take over at the helm in the next games of Kia. Will he be the permanent coach or only in an interim capacity will be something that we’ll have to wait and see.
Take a look at our last conversation with Chris Gavina