Asian Games 2018:

ROS Pilipinas blasts Japan 8, 113-80

August 28, 2018 – GBK Hall

Asian Games News 2018: ROS Pilipinas blasted Japan 8, 113-80, to register their first victory together with Jordan Clarkson this Tuesday at GBK Hall in the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang Jakarta Indonesia. Fil-German Christian Stanhardinger starred for Pilipinas Basketball with 27 points and 13 rebounds, while NBA’s Clarkson added 22 markers, 6 rebounds and 9 assists.


Paul Lee Dalistan also anchored the Philippines backcourt with his 17 buckets, while Stanley Pringle chimed-in 9 points and 7 assists.

➤ The Philippine basketball team shot 12 of 25 (48%) from the three point line, while Japan made 11 of 31 (35%) treys. The Pinoys also outrebounded their East Asian neighbors 38 against 25 boards.

➤ The depleted Japan national team fielded only 8 players after losing 4 of its’ stars due to suspension. Taichi Nakamura led Akatsuki five with 16 markers and 11 dimes, while Naoya Kumagae added 15 points.

➤ Rain or Shine Pilipinas will next face Syria this coming Friday at 6:30 PM in the classification battle for 5th place. RP Five is now 2-2 in the Asian Games.

Posted August 29, 2018 - GBK Hall Jakarta Indonesia

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

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    Asian Games 2018:

    South Korea eliminates fiery ROS Pilipinas, 92-81

    August 27, 2018 – GBK Hall

    Asian Games 2018: South Korea eliminated Rain or Shine Pilipinas, 92-81 at the GBK Hall in the 2018 Asian Games this Monday in Jakarta. Ricardo Ratliffe led the furious Korean run with 30 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists, while Heo Ilyoung and Kim Suhnyung both contributed 17 markers apiece.


    ➤ The game was close up until halfway of the fourth canto, when the Koreans assaulted with their three point bombs.

    ➤ Costly turnovers and defensive lapses snatched the game away from the mighty Filipino squad, as ROS Pilipinas squandered possession after possession by giving-up 13 turnovers. They were also outrebounded by the Koreans who hauled 45 boards compared to Philippines’ 40.

    ➤ The choice of players of coach Yeng Guiao also costed the Philippines ultimately, as Beau Belga proved ineffective against the beefier Ratliffe. The Pinoys were at a hefty disadvantage given players like Junemar Fajardo or Greg Slaughter could have shored up the Filipino frontline.

    Cleveland Cavaliers’ Jordan Clarkson made 25 buckets and 8 caroms for the losing Filipinos, but was severely limited at the half when he scored only 4 points. Christian Stanhardinger meanwhile accounted for 16 points and 9 rebounds.

    ➤ Pinoy guards Stanley Pringle and Paul Lee Dalistan also dropped 14 and 11 markers each.

    ➤ Despite Pilipinas Basketball bowing out of competition and not winning a medal, they still presented a respectable performance given they only had a few days of practice and preparation.

    ➤ Korea made effective use of clogging the driving lanes and double team defense to nullify the penetration drive of Clarkson. The SoKors also stole the ball 9 times.

    ➤ At the half, the Philippines shot better from the three point line where the Koreans are dreaded. The Filipinos made 7 of 17 (41%) treys versus Korea’s 5 of 16 (31%). Lee, Pringle, Chris Tiu and Gabe Norwood all shot treys before the half ended.

    ➤ The Philippines is now effectively out of the medal rounds and will be relegated to the classification rounds.

    Game Scores:
    Quarters: 22-18, 42-44, 64-65, 92-81.

    south korea: 92

    Ratliffe 30, Heo I. 17, Kim S. 17, Lee S. 11, Jeon 9, Heo u. 6, Lee J. 1, Park C. 0, Choi 0.

    ros pilipinas: 81

    Clarkson 25, Stanhardinger 16, Pringle 14, Lee Dalistan 11, Almazan 7, Norwood 3, Tiu 3, Belga 3, Erram 0, Taulava 0.

    Posted on August 27, 2018 - GBK Hall Jakarta Indonesia

    Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

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      Asian Games 2018:

      China narrowly escapes Gilas Pilipinas, 82-80

      August 21, 2018 – GBK Hall Palembang

      Asian Games News 2018: China narrowly escaped Gilas Pilipinas, 82-80, to conclude their Group D battle in the Palembang Asian Games 2018 this Tuesday in Jakarta Indonesia. Zhou Qi led China with 25 points, 12 rebounds and 7 blocks, while Wang Zhelin added 13 buckets and 7 boards.


      Jordan Clarkson led the mighty Filipino offensive but fell short due to cramps in the waning seconds. He finished with 28 monstrous markers, 8 caroms and 4 assists. Clarkson also made 5 of 13 three point shots.

      Christian Stanhardinger also contributed 18 points and 8 caroms, while Stanley Pringle made 14 buckets and 4 rebounds.

      China out-rebounded the Philippines, 35 boards against 31. However, the Pinoys shot better from the rainbow country making 11 of 34 (32%) three point bombs, against the Great Wall’s 7 of 29 (24%) treys.

      The Philippine basketball team will next face South Korea in the upcoming Quarterfinal round.

      Game Scores:
      Quarters: 20-12, 36-31, 59-57, 82-80.

      china: 82

      Zhou 25, Wang 13, Abudurexiti 12, Zhao 11, Ding 7, Sun 6, Liu 5, Fang 2, Dong 1.

      gilas pilipinas: 80

      Clarkson 28, Stanhardinger 18, Pringle 14, Dalistan Lee 10, Erram 6, Almazan 2, Belga 2, Taulava 0, Yap 0, Norwood 0, Ahanmisi 0.

      Posted on August 21, 2018 - GBK Hall Palembang Jakarta Indonesia

      Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

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        Asian Games 2018:

        Gilas Pilipinas wallops Kazakhstan, 96-59

        August 16, 2018 – Jakarta

        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.


        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

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          Pilipinas Basketball:

          SBP opts to rejoin Asiad 2018 amid public clamor

          August 5, 2018 – Manila

          Pilipinas Basketball News 2018: SBP or Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas opted to rejoin the Asian Games 2018 Basketball amid public clamor. Initially deciding to forego the quadrennial event due to multiple factors such as regrouping after the FIBA suspension, player availability and miscommunication on PBA teams lending of players, SBP had a change of heart and decided to send a national team instead.


          ➤ As initially agreed upon, the nucleus of the team will have core players from PBA team Rain or Shine with the addition of some choice cagers from Coach Yeng Guiao.

          Gilas Pilipinas will have ROS players such as Maverick Ahinmisi, Raymund Almazan, Chris Tiu, Beau Belga, Gabe Norwood and James Yap.

          ➤ Other PBA players requested by Guiao include San Miguel’s Christian Stanhardinger, Magnolia’s Paul Lee, GlobalPort’s Stanley Pringle, TNT’s Don Trollano, NLEX’s Asi Taulava and BlackWater’s Poy Erram.

          ➤ Also for consideration were Gilas Cadet players Kobe Paras and Ricci Rivero.

          ➤ Only Ahinmisi, Erram, Trollano and Pringle are players who had not represented the national team as a Pro player. Pringle, however, was part of the recent FIBA 3 on 3 tournament.

          ➤ It will be a second national tour of duty for Chris Tiu who was a member of Rajko Toroman’s Smart Gilas in his amateur days. James Yap, meanwhile, will have another crack at an international cage tournament as he was also a member of Guiao’s 2009 FIBA Asia squad.
          Guiao will also be hard-pressed to better his 2009 FIBA Asia coaching stint after then Pilipinas Basketball team ended-up with a dismal 8th place in Tianjin.

          Posted August 6, 2018 - Manila

          Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

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            PBA News:

            Fiery James Yap leads Rain or Shine to Semifinals

            July 12, 2018 – Mall of Asia Arena

            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.


            ➤ 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

            PBA News:

            GlobalPort grounds Rain or Shine to rubber match

            July 10, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

            PBA News 2018: GlobalPort Batang Pier shocked Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 114-113, and force a winner-takes-all in their best-of-three series in 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Quarterfinals this Tuesday at the Araneta Coliseum. Import Malcolm White paved the way for Batang Pier with his 28 points and 16 rebounds, while Jonathan Grey dropped the clutch three in the dying seconds of the game to finish with 22 points.


            GlobalPort and Rain or Shine are now tied 1-1 in their best-of-three quarterfinals showdown.
            White was saddled with foul troubles and sat the game with 1:57 remaining in the 3rd before returning in the last 6:12 of the 4th quarter.
            ➤ The Painters led by as much 16 points in the 3rd canto but failed to sustain their charge and eventually lost steam in the final minutes of the game.

            Stanley Pringle also contributed 21 markers, 9 caroms and 9 assists.

            Reggie Johnson stood out for the Painters with his 24 buckets, 15 boards, and 7 dishes, while beanpole Raymund Almazan shared 17 points and 11 rebounds.

            Game Scores:
            Quarters: 24-26, 52-60, 83-91, 114-113.

            globalport: 114

            White 28, Grey 22, Pringle 21, Anthony 11, Elorde 7, Taha 6, Tautuaa 6, Javelona 4, Teng 3, Espinas 3, Guinto 3, Arana 0.

            rain or shine: 113

            Johnson 24, Almazan 17, Ahanmisi 15, Daquioag 14, Tiu 10, Norwood 9, Belga 8.

            July 10, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

            Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team