The fans were disappointed. We were expecting a great match between Gilas Pilipinas and those NBA stars, only to be caught in the middle of a basketball drill.—Sen. JV Ejercito on the supposed tune-up game between the Philippine basketball team and visiting NBA players at Tuesday night’s “Last Home Stand” event that drew loud boos at Smart-Araneta Coliseum
By Julie S. Alipala
The mayor of Pagadian City allegedly slapped a teenaged basketball player after a friendly match in Dipolog City on Tuesday night.
BUCKING the absence of their injured star guard, the San Mig Coffee Mixers enhanced their playoff bid while showing the door to the Air21 Express via a 67-60 decision last night in the 39th PBA Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena.
THE MERALCO Bolts picked up a crucial win going into the homestretch of the elimination round as they shackled the Alaska Aces, 74-65, last night in the 39th PBA Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum.
By Calvin D. Cordova
Cellar-dwellers Air21 Express kept their flickering playoff hopes alive after they stunned the defending champions Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters, 102-100, last night in the 39th PBA Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum.