PBA 2018:

Talk 'N Text rips Rain or Shine, 110-104

September 22, 2018 – Passi City

by Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: Talk ‘N Text rips Rain or Shine, 110-104 this Saturday evening in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup in Passi City Iloilo. Import Marcus Blakely paced TNT with his 26 points and 14 rebounds, while RR Pogoy contributed 14 buckets.

Notes:

Talk ‘N Text deployed a well-balanced offense as they registered 27 assists against 16 total by the Elastopainters, and shot better from the 2-point clip with 22 of 42 goals (52%) compared to ROS’ 23 of 48 (47%).

Bong Ravena debuted as head coach for the KaTropa to replace outgoing coach Nash Racela.

J’Nathan Bullock led the losing ROS with 23 markers and 5 boards, while James Yap added 21 points and 6 boards.

➤ TNT is now 3-4 in the Governors’ Cup, while Rain or Shine dropped to 0-1 after losing their opener.

Game Scores:
Quarters:

Talk 'n text: 110

rain or shine: 104

Posted September 22, 2018 - Passi City, Iloilo

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

Asian Games 2018:

Gilas Pilipinas wallops Kazakhstan, 96-59

August 16, 2018 – Jakarta

By Rock Punzalan

Pilipinas Basketball News 2018: Gilas Pilipinas walloped Kazakhstan, 96-59, to begin it’s campaign in the Asian Games 2018 this Thursday at GBK Hall in Jakarta. Stanley Pringle led the merciless Filipino assault with his 18 points and 4 rebounds, while Christian Stanhardinger added 15 markers and 5 boards.

Notes:

James Yap also added 13 buckets and 6 caroms, while Paul Lee Dalistan made 10 points.

Anton Bykov led the losing Kazakhstan with 13 points and 5 rebounds.

➤ The Philippine basketball team stole the ball 16 times and caused 22 turnovers to the former Soviet Union country. RP Five also shot better with 23 of 39 (59%) fieldgoal clip versus 13 of 32 (41%) of the Central Asian nation, and shot the threes at 12 of 39 (31%) to Kazakhstan’s 5 of 28 (18%).

Jordan Clarkson just arrived in time to watch the Filipino game courtside, but did not suit-up as he just barely arrived in Indonesia by plane.

Gilas Pilipinas next campaign will be opposite a powerhouse China squad led by Guo Ailun, Zhou Qi and Ding Yanyuhang this Tuesday August 21.

Posted August 16, 2018 - Jakarta, Indonesia

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA News:

Ginebra takes Semis Game 1, torches Rain or Shine, 102-89

July 15, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

By Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings torched Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 102-89, en route to Game 1 victory in their Semifinals matchup in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup this Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. Justin Brownlee once again backstopped Barangay Ginebra with incredible 35 big points, 14 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 blocks. Negros Sniper Jeff Chan also proved his mettle with his 21 markers and 4 boards.

Notes:

➤ Ginebra is now riding an eight-game winning streak. They lead the Semifinals series opposite ROS with a 1-0 win-loss slate.

Import Reggie Johnson powered the losing Painters with 30 buckets and 13 caroms, while James Yap added 15 markers and 8 rebounds.

Japeth Aguilar did not play due to Achilles tendon injury. Greg Slaughter made-up for big man duties as he defended against Johnson and also scored 20 points and hauled 6 rebounds.

➤ The Gin Kings will resume their Semifinals skirmish with Rain or Shine this Tuesday July 17 again at the Araneta Coliseum.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 31-27, 52-45, 76-60, 102-89.

ginebra: 102

Brownlee 35, Chan 21, Slaughter 20, Devance 12, Tenorio 5, Thompson 4, Mercado 3, Aguilar 2, Caperal 0, Manuel 0, Ferrer 0, Mariano 0.

rain or shine: 89

Johnson 30, Yap 15, Daquioag 10, Tiu 7, Washington 6, Ponferada 6, Ahanmisi 6, Belga 4, Nambatac 3, Norwood 2, Almazan 0.

July 15, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA News:

Fiery James Yap leads Rain or Shine to Semifinals

July 12, 2018 – Mall of Asia Arena

By Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: James Yap catapulted Rain or Shine Elasto Painters over GlobalPort Batang Pier, 103-97, to join the Semifinals pack in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup this Thursday at the Mall of Asia Arena. Yap drilled seven career-high three-point bombs to finish with 27 points, while import Reggie Johnson pummeled ROS with his 29 markers, 15 rebounds and 6 assists.

Notes:

➤ Rain or Shine will next face Ginebra in a Best-of-Five Semifinals series showdown.

➤ Raymund Almazan also contributed for the Painters with his 16 buckets.

Stanley Pringle led the eliminated GlobalPort with 23 points, 5 boards and 8 dishes, while Pao Javelona chipped-in 18 markers.

➤ Import Malcolm White of Batang Pier was a disappointment as he only managed to drop 12 points the whole game.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 24-22, 46-38, 75-67, 103-97.

rain or shine: 103

Johnson 29, Yap 27, Almazan 16, Tiu 12, Norwood 7, Belga 7, Ponferada 3, Daquioag 2, Ahanmisi 0, Borboran 0.

globalport: 97

Pringle 23, Javelona 18, White 12, Grey 10, Anthony 10, Tautuaa 7, Taha 6, Teng 3, Espinas 2, Elorde 2, Guinto 2, Gabayni 2.

July 12, 2018 - MOA Arena, Pasay

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team