LIVE UPDATES: PBA Commissioner’s Cup November 19
MANILA, Philippines–The PBA’s Manila Clasico rivalry has a new hero in Tyler Bey.
In his first taste of one of Philippine basketball’s biggest rivalries, Bey balled out to be included in the hall of Magnolia’s Clasico imports like Romeo Travis, Denzel Bowles and Marqus Blakely.
MANILA, Philippines—Despite Ginebra’s close loss to Magnolia on Sunday, new Gin King Maverick Ahanmisi still enjoyed his first taste of “Manila Clasico.”
Finishing with a double-double of 21 points and 13 rebounds, Ahanmisi flourished playing in one of Philippine basketball’s biggest rivalries.
MANILA, Philippines—With Magnolia down by 25 against Barangay Ginebra at halftime, coach Chito Victolero gave his players an earful during the intermission.
Whatever Victolero said certainly did wonders for the Hotshots, who got their act together in the second half and battled back to stun the Gin Kings, 93-91, in their first “Manila Clasico” game of the season on Sunday.
Magnolia Hotshots post-game interview after beating Ginebra
MANILA, Philippines–Magnolia came back from 26 points down to stun defending champion Barangay Ginebra, 93-91, in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Hotshots turned in a cutthroat second half to overhaul what seemed an insurmountable deficit and ultimately extend the club’s unbeaten start to four games.
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Pang-LAMANG ng Magnolia! Tyler Bey DAKDAK!
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MANILA, Philippines–Matthew Wright is not closing his doors on a PBA comeback.
“I’d like to finish my career here someday,” the former Phoenix cornerstone told reporters shortly after the Fuel Masters’ tight 99-98 win over Rain or Shine at Ynares Center in Antipolo on Saturday.
MANILA, Philippines—It didn’t take long for San Miguel import Ivan Aska to learn from his mistakes.
After a loss to NLEX last Wednesday, Aska and the Beermen rebounded with a 93-83 win over Meralco in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Sunday.
MANILA, Philippines–Raring to make up for a letdown of a debut, San Miguel Beer on Sunday fended off Meralco, 93-83, in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Beermen came out the gates hard behind last-minute replacement import Ivan Aska and seven-time Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo, pulling out a wire-to-wire victory that had the club improving after an opening loss to NLEX last Wednesday.
San Miguel Beer post-game press conference after beating Meralco
FINAL: San Miguel 93, Meralco 83
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