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San Miguel staves off elimination with win over NorthPort

The San Miguel Beermen forced sudden death after a 98-84 win over the NorthPort Batang Pier in the Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals Sunday.

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Aces cruise past KaTropa, force knockout match

The Alaska Aces cruised to a 108-72 win over the TNT KaTropa to force a do-or-die game in the PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals Sunday.

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Ginebra takes Game 1 of Clasico quarterfinals

Barangay Ginebra got the crucial stops in crunch time to grab the first game of their quarterfinal series against Magnolia.


Nambatac's clutch 3 gives Rain or Shine 1-0 lead

Rain or Shine grabbed Game 1 of their best-of-three quarterfinal series against Blackwater thanks to a clutch triple from Rey Nambatac.

Smith will 'put my life on it' that Blackwater wins series

After blowing Game 1, Blackwater import Greg Smith made a bold prediction about their quarterfinal series against Rain or Shine.

Ginebra gets upper hand over Magnolia


Rain or Shine strikes first with flurry


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Alaska savors victory, braces for huge challenge TNT poses

The Aces pulled together to survive in OT against a Meralco squad that wouldn't quit, but Terrence Jones and the TNT KaTropa loom large in their heads.


Blast from the past: Meralco hopes to bring back import Allen Durham

The Bolts are getting beat up on the boards and coach Norman Black says resident import Allen Durham could help.

Early Manila Clasico in PBA Commissioner's Cup playoffs


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Preview: Who wins the Manila Clasico quarterfinals?

PBA fans will get at least two more Manila Clasico games this conference when Barangay Ginebra and Magnolia face off in their Commissioner's Cup best-of-three quarterfinals.

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Preview: Upstart Blackwater takes on veteran Rain or Shine

The Blackwater Elite are aiming for their first-ever semifinal stint, but they will have to get through the veteran Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.

Preview: In-form NorthPort takes on dangerous SMB

Can the San Miguel Beermen overcome a twice-to-beat disadvantage against the surprising NorthPort Batang Pier?

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TNT thumps Magnolia, secures top seed

Terrence Jones and Jayson Castro were on target as the TNT KaTropa clinched the no. 1 seed in the quarterfinals with an easy win over the Magnolia Hotshots.

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Rakeem Christmas eager to 'move on' after rough PBA debut with Magnolia

The Hotshots are turning their focus to their best-of-three matchup with Barangay Ginebra in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals, and Christmas vows to study film and get better.

Meralco stays alive, scrapes past San Miguel

Delroy James delivered the key baskets down the stretch as the Meralco Bolts staved off elimination with a hard-fought win over the San Miguel Beermen.

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Guiao: PBA focus, lack of practice time making World Cup prep hard

With less than two months before the FIBA World Cup, Gilas Pilipinas players struggle to focus on the national team with PBA playoffs in full swing.


Gilas kicks FIBA World Cup prep into high gear

Twice-a-week practices for Gilas Pilipinas are marked by urgency ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.


Is Gabe Norwood's long Gilas ride nearing the end?

It's been a journey for the Philippines to get to the FIBA World Cup. Gabe Norwood has been there the whole way as Gilas' leader on and off the court.

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Matchup scenarios for the Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals

There are four possible scenarios depending on the outcome of the Meralco-San Miguel and TNT-Magnolia games on Wednesday.


Brownlee: Early clash vs. SMB or Magnolia 'not good news'

Ginebra import Justin Brownlee didn't really envision seeing San Miguel or Magnolia early in the PBA Commissioner's Cup playoffs.

Smith to return to Blackwater Elite in time for playoffs

Greg Smith is making his PBA return to give the Blackwater Elite a much-needed boost in the 2019 Commissioner's Cup playoffs.

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Brownlee's 50 helps Ginebra outlast Columbian in OT

Justin Brownlee exploded for a career-high 50 points as the Barangay Ginebra Kings escaped the Columbian Dyip in overtime, 127-123, in the PBA Commissioner's Cup.

Ginebra escapes Columbian Dyip, Cone raves about epic game


Alaska vs Blackwater highlights


TNT a win from securing top seed


San Miguel hitting their stride


Out-of-town game

Beermen survive Elasto Painters, clinch playoff spot

June Mar Fajardo and Chris McCullough had big games to lead the San Miguel Beermen to a close win over Rain or Shine and into the quarterfinals of the Commissioner's Cup.

ROS-SMB highlights


NorthPort vs. Meralco

NorthPort peaking at the right time

Robert Bolick and the NorthPort Batang Pier look to continue their dominance in the PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals.


Bolick's key basket helps Batang Pier finish on high note

Robert Bolick connected on a drive in the last few seconds to give the NorthPort Batang Pier the win over the hard-luck Meralco Bolts.

Black: Meralco not lucky with imports this conference

Meralco's usual success in import-laden conferences has proven to be elusive this 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup.

NLEX vs. Phoenix

NLEX goes out on high note, holds off Phoenix

The NLEX Road Warriors nearly blew a 20-point lead but recovered in time to hold off the Phoenix Fuel Masters and end their Commissioner's Cup campaign with a win.


NLEX ends PBA Comm Cup campaign with a win


Phoenix vs. San Miguel

Chris McCullough helps San Miguel stay in playoff hunt

Chris McCullough scored 37 points as the San Miguel Beermen kept their quarterfinals hopes alive with a 128-108 thumping of Phoenix Fuel Masters.

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McCullough powers San Miguel's surge


Rain or Shine vs. Magnolia

Rain or Shine adds to Magnolia's woes


Rain or Shine scores critical win

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters scored a crucial win over the Magnolia Hotshots that could affect both teams' quarterfinal placings.

Abueva's suspension continues

Abueva still unclear on requirements for reinstatement

Louie Alas said Calvin Abueva took another step towards being reinstated to the Phoenix Fuel Masters but nobody seems to know what more is required.

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Abueva's suspension is not unique to the PBA

The PBA suspended Calvin Abueva and and there's no timeline for his return. This isn't the first time the PBA has handed out a suspension like this.

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Ilagan stars as San Sebastian whips JRU

RK Ilagan led a dominant San Sebastian offense as the Stags opened their NCAA Season 95 campaign with a blowout of the Heavy Bombers.


CSB survives EAC's late rally for first win

The CSB Blazers dodged a bullet in their opening game, overcoming a furious rally by the EAC Generals to win, 69-66, in the NCAA Season 95 Tuesday.

Perpetual leans on Charcos late to take down Mapua

Edgar Charcos came up big in the fourth quarter as the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta Altas defeated the new-look Mapua Cardinals, 80-78.

Ginebra's Dynamic Duo

Brownlee, Pringle and the PBA's new super team

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Brownlee-Pringle tandem working wonders for Ginebra

Ginebra head coach Tim Cone continues to be impressed with the impact of the Justin Brownlee-Stanley Pringle duo on the Kings.

How Justin Brownlee dropped 49 points on Magnolia


Brownlee, Ginebra advance to quarterfinals


Rain Or Shine Elasto Painters

Denzel Bowles out for rest of conference


Alapag and the Kings

Jimmy Alapag's family with him for Summer League


Jimmy Alapag: 'Having an amazing time'


FIBA U19 World Cup

Gilas Youth finishes FIBA U19 World Cup run


Gilas Youth ends U19 World Cup stint with loss to New Zealand

Gilas Youth ended its FIBA U19 World Cup campaign in heartbreaking fashion, losing to New Zealand, 76-70, Sunday in Greece.

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San Beda opens title defense bid with win over Arellano

The San Beda Red Lions bucked a slow start but still subdued the Arellano Chiefs, 59-46, to open their NCAA Season 95 campaign on Sunday.

Marcelino twins steer Lyceum past Letran in season opener

The Marcelino twins delivered in the endgame as Lyceum opened their NCAA Season 95 campaign with a win over Letran on Sunday.

NCAA Season 95

Five burning questions heading into NCAA Season 95

ESPN5's Yoyo Sarmenta answers intriguing questions that will potentially shape Season 95 of the NCAA which opens on Sunday.


Expectations remain high for San Beda, Lyceum

With new stars leading the way, both San Beda and Lyceum are looking to put on strong performances yet again in Season 95.


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Gilas Youth bows out of FIBAU19


Sotto, Ildefonso impress in FIBA U19 World Cup


Social media reaction to AJ Edu's injury


Blackwater Elite

Elite turns to Staphon Blair


TNT KaTropa

Don Casey joins TNT KaTropa


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Pursuing an epic basketball dribbling record


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