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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gilas Pilipinas' journey to 2014 FIBA World Cup #LabanPilipinas

It was last year when the Philippine National Basketball team, Gilas Pilipinas, showed to world that no goal is impossible when they defeated the South Korean team in the semifinal round of 2013 FIBA Asia Cup, that win gave them the silver finish and a spot in this year 2014 FIBA World Cup which will be held in several places in Spain.
But before Gilas Pilipinas embark on their journey in preparation for the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain and the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Gilas Pilipinas without some key players in 2014 FIBA Asia Cup

Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes has asked several members of the Philippine national training pool to get adequate rest first before joining their practices for the FIBA World Cup and the Asian Games.

This is why the team will not have a full lineup when the FIBA Asia Cup kicks off on Friday in China.

“We have pin-pointed several players whom we want to rest,” said Reyes, citing Marc Pingris, Gabe Norwood, Jeffrei Chan, Jasyon Castro, Larry Fonacier and Jimmy Alapag as among those on the “recovery list.”

“Jayson is going to undergo a knee procedure and then Larry Fonacier has a bad back. Jimmy Alapag we asked to rest as well,” explained the Gilas coach.

San Mig Coffee clinches a historic PBA Grandslam (VIDEO)

The San Mig Coffee Mixers clinched a historic Grand Slam – something accomplished just four times prior in PBA history – after barely edging Rain or Shine, 92-89, in a classic do-or-die Game Five in the PLDT Home Telpad Governors’ Cup on Wednesday at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

San Mig Coffee clinched a fourth straight championship and completed a historic sweep of all three conferences this season to give coach Tim Cone his 18th career championship and the honor of being the only coach to win the Grand Slam twice.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Calvin Abueva to represent Philippines in FIBA 3x3 World Tour

Alaska forward Calvin Abueva has been tapped to banner one of four teams representing the Philippines in the upcoming Manila Masters of the FIBA 3×3 World Tour on July 19 and 20 at the SM Megamall.
This was announced by Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas executive director Sonny Barrios during the press luncheon of the event on Tuesday.

Monday, June 16, 2014

San Antonio Spurs defeat Miami Heat to clinch fifth NBA title

The San Antonio Spurs cruised to another rout of the back-to-back defending champion Miami Heat, 104-87, in Game Five to clinch their fifth NBA title in franchise history.
The Spurs, whose four wins came at an average margin of 18 points, closed out the series, 4-1, in front of their own home crowd.

Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard led the way with 22 points and 10 rebounds while Manu Ginobili and Patty Mills, who hit five three-pointers in the game, came off the bench to score 19 and 17, respectively.

Let Manny Pacquiao prove worth as PBA coach, says Mon Fernandez

Former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) star Ramon Fernandez sees nothing wrong with Manny Pacquiao trying his hand at coaching in Asia’s first play-for-pay hoops league.
He said that instead of criticizing Pacquiao for being appointed as coach for expansion team KIA Motors, the fighting congressman should be given the chance to prove his worth.

“Let’s judge Cong. Manny after several conferences,” Fernandez, considered as one of the best ever to play on the Philippine hardcourt, said in an interview with Spin’s Richard Dy.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

2014 FIBA Asia Cup Draw Results: Gilas Pilipinas in Group B; Iran in Group A

Reigning FIBA Asia Championship winners and defending champions Iran were drawn alongside hosts China in Group A, while Philippines and Jordan teams finishing runners-up in the last two FIBA Asia Championships were drawn in Group B as the draw for the 5th FIBA Asia Cup to be played in Wuhan (China) from July 11-19 was completed at the host city on Sunday.
East Asia’s Japan along with South Asia champions India and South East Asia’s Indonesia join Iran and China in Group A.

Philippines (Gilas Pilipinas) and Jordan will be joined by South East Asia champions Singapore, 27th FIBA Asia Championship semifinalists Chinese Taipei and Central Asia’s Uzbekistan in Group B.

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