Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Talk And Text Clinches Twice To beat Advantage After Beating Petron

Nearing the end of the elimination round, two-time reigning Philippine Cup champion Talk ‘N Text is right where they hoped to be – on top of the standings.
The Tropang Texters played tough defense down the stretch against the Petron Blaze Boosters, holding their rivals to a single field goal in the last five minutes, en route to a 95-82 triumph at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum to secure one of the top two spots and the twice-to-beat bonus in the eight-team PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals.

Super Rookie Abueva Is Back in the PBA

Calvin Abueva is back and Alaska, similarly, is back on the winning track.
The hardworking rookie Abueva brought his usual energy and the rest of the Aces grinded out an 88-85 win over the Meralco Bolts in the PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday night at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Petron Wins Over Rain or Shine November 14 2012

PBA Images/Nuki Sabio
Playing with a sense of urgency, Petron Blaze faced a real test against emerging contender Rain or Shine.
And the short-handed Boosters responded to the challenge.
The Boosters had six players that finished in double figures with Chris Lutz leading the way, but it was Petron’s defense against one of the hottest teams in the tournament that proved to be the difference in their 96-86 triumph in the PBA Philippine Cup at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday.

Rain Or Shine Elasto Painter Vs Petron Blaze Booster November 14 2012 PBA Game Replay

Goodnews to all PBA Fans , You can now watch Petron vs Rain or Shine Game via Video Replay of their PBA games last November 14 2012.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Talk and Text Vs GInebra San Miguel Game Replay November 11, 2012

If  you missed watching the PBA game between the strong line up of Talk n text tropang texters vs the crowd favorite Ginebra San miguel last November 11 2012. We made a video game replay for you. Watch Ginebra vs Talk and Text game replay in a high quality video here.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

PBA Top 5 Plays Of The Week November 3 2012

Watch the top five plays of the long week of the PBA in high quality video replay here

Ginebra Vs San Mig Coffee PBA game Result November 4 2012

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San Mig Coffee pulled off a masterful 78-68 win against undermanned Barangay Ginbera San Miguel to share the second spot with two other teams in the finale of a rare triple-header in the 2013 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at the jampacked SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Dylan Ababou Injury Updates

AKTV file photo/Paul Ryan Tan
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel forward Dylan Ababou hurt his right knee in the Gin Kings’ match against San Mig Coffee Sunday.
Team management told InterAKTV that Ababou is feared to have torn his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during the play.

Rain or Shine VS Meralco PBA game result November 4 2012

Rain or Shine caught Meralco on a bad night and posted an emphatic 106-81 win in the 2013 PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
The Elasto Painters’ defense took the energy out of the Bolts early, allowing them to coast to the much-needed victory to join Alaska at second spot with a 5-2 win-loss mark.

Barako Bull Vs Global Port Game Result November 4 2012

InterAKTV/Justin Gener
Ronal Tubid made up for his booboo in a previous play and converted the go-ahead to lead Barako Bull to a pulsating 95-94 win over GlobaPort in the 2013 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Alaska Vs Talk n Text PBA Game November 2, 2012

AKTV file photo/Paul Ryan Tan
JVee Casio caught fire, and not even the vaunted Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters could stop him.
The sophomore guard played one of the finest games of his young career, scoring 12 points in the final three minutes including the go-ahead layup that propelled the Aces to a hard-earned 94-92 triumph over erstwhile unbeaten Talk ‘N Text in their Philippine Cup match Friday night at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Air 21 Vs Petron Game Result November 2 2012

PBA/Nuki Sabio
Air 21 resurrected its A-game on All Soul’s Day, spoiling what could have been a post-birthday celebration for Petron coach Olsen Racela.
Using a different starting unit, the Express grounded the Boosters for a surprisingly easy 97-76 triumph on Friday night at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Meralco Vs Barako Bull PBA Game Result October 31 2012

PBA Images/Nuki Sabio
Up against a team expected to play with a lot of emotion after losing a heartbreaking loss to San Mig Coffee, Ryan Gregorio knew how to motivate his squad.
“We just have to make sure we will match the emotions of Barako Bull and the best way is to play good defense,” said Gregorio.
The Bolts kept the taller Energy Cola out of their comfort zone all the way to winning 99-86 in the PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday night at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

San Mig Coffee Mixers Vs GLobal Port Game Result October 31 2012

James Yap and Mark Pingris are the keys for San Mig Coffee in winning the games Against Global port

Sunday, October 28, 2012


photo by Justin Gener
On Sunday night, members of the Barako Bull Energy Colas were up in arms over their 92-91 loss to the San Mig Coffee Mixers. They were contending that Mixers center Rafi Reavis had committed a goaltending violation on the potential game-winning shot by Enrico Villanueva.
But the PBA explained that Reavis’ move was legal, since the league adopted FIBA rules on goaltending five years ago. A look at the actual FIBA rules bears out the PBA’s position

San Mig COffee Vs Barako bull Game Replay October29 2012

Alaska Vs Ginebra Game Result October 29 2012

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Alaska delivered another ace of a game that led to one more Barangay Ginebra San Miguel checkmate.
The Aces stretched their winning streak to four matches after pulling off a masterful 87-69 victory against the skidding Gin Kings to grab a share of second spot in the 2013 PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Rookie Calvin Abueva fell a rebound short of notching his third straight double-double performance, but it was enough to lift Alaska to its fourth straight win to join Rain or Shine at the No. 2 spot with a 4-2 win-loss mark.

San Mig Coffee Mixers Vs Barako Bull Game Result October 29 2012

InterAKTV/Justin Gener
Rafi Reavis made a heady play in the dying seconds to help San Mig Coffee preserve a 92-91 victory over Barako Bull in a thrilling finish in the 2013 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Reavis swatted the ball away from the cylinder on an attempt by Rico Villanueva with about two seconds remaining to secure the much-needed win for the Coffee Mixers

Friday, October 26, 2012

Alaska Vs Air21 PBA game Result October 26 2012

InterAKTV/Justin Gener
Calvin Abueva posted another double-double performance in his second game in the PBA, and the Alaska Aces went on to win a third straight match.
Abueva picked up from where he left off in his debut, finishing with 16 points and 12 rebounds as he helped
 the Aces to a 92-81 triumph over the slumping Air21 Express Friday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Petron Vs Global Port Game Result October 26 2012

InterAKTV/Justin Gener
No Rajko Toroman on the bench, no problem for Petron Blaze.
With Olsen Racela taking full control of the team, the Boosters cruised to a 110-98 victory over the GlobalPort Batang Pier Friday night at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Rain or Shine Wins Vs San Mig Coffee Mixers October 24 2012

AKTV file photo/Paolo Papa
Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao had no explanation for how his team pulled off a dramatic come-from-behind victory against the San Mig Coffee Mixers.

Talk and Text WIn Over Barako Bull October 24 2012

PBA Images/Nuki Sabio
Defense has always been Talk ‘N Text coach Norman Black’s calling card.
The multi-titled mentor in the PBA and in the UAAP turned the run and gun Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters into a defensive-minded squad as they hacked out a pulsating 79-76 win over a very game Barako Bull Energy Cola squad Wednesday night at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Here is the most  replay video highlights amazing plays  of the PBA on October 7- 13 2012. Starring Rey Gueverra of G;obal Port, La Tenorio og Baranggay Ginebra, Mark Yee of Globart Port, Nino Canaleta of Air21 and  the PBA top Spot Goes to , Mick Pennisi of Barako Bull

June Mar Fajardo is the Future of the Philippine Basketball

PBA/Nuki Sabio
Rookie June Mar Fajardo of the Petron Blaze Boosters had a breakout game on Sunday night against one of the toughest frontlines in the PBA.
The top rookie pick finished with 16 points, 13 rebounds, three steals, and a block in a solid performance that caught the fancy of the big men of san Mig Coffee
“Hindi lahat ng kasing-laki niya, pwede maglaro ng kagaya ng kay Fajardo,” San Mig Coffee’s All-Star forward Marc Pingris told InterAKTV in an exclusive interview. “Malaki ang potential niya, and sa tingin ko in two or three years, kaya nya mag-dominate sa PBA.”

San Mig Coffee Mixers Vs Petron Blaze Booster PBA GAME REVIEW October 14 2012

In a game where top rookie pick June Mar Fajardo showed his big presence, San Mig Coffee came away with even bigger shots.

The Coffee Mixers leaned on clutch baskets from Jonas Villanueva and Peter June Simon in the closing minute and escaped with a 90-84 win over Petron Blaze in the 2013 PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Behind the Back Lay up Video Replay Of Mick Penissi in HD

Forget the last season's super duper delayed flopping reaction. As he showcased his amazing basketball talent in yesterday's game, Mick Pennisi is now trending again worldwide. The Barako Bull center made a tremendous wrap around lay up . Watch the Behind the Back Video Replay  of Mick Pennisi in HD

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Ginebra Vs Rain Or Shine Game Result October 7 2012

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel just had too many weapons in its arsenal.
The Gin Kings hit one big shot after another to come away with a thrilling 98-94 win over Rain or Shine to seize the solo lead of the 2013 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Kerby Raymundo, Mark Caguioa, and LA Tenorio took turns carrying the scoring load for Ginebra in the final quarter to deal the Elasto Painters their first loss in the tournament.

Ginebra San Miguel New System in PBA

PBA/Nuki Sabio
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s move toward a run-and-gun system has produced more than just excitement for its legion of fans.
The Gin Kings have also won their first two assignments, giving them the early top spot in the Philippine Cup.

Air21 Vs Global Port Game Result, Franz Pumaren First Win as a Coach

PBA/Nuki Sabio
Air 21 and coach Franz Pumaren finally nailed its first win in the PBA Philippine Cup.
After going 0-14 in last season’s all-Filipino tournament when the franchise was still known as, Pumaren and his Express finally experienced victory in the season-opening conference after beating GlobalPort, 88-81, Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Full Video Replay of San Mig Coffee Mixers Vs Alaska Aces October 6 2012

here is a high quality video of the PBA game Between Alaska Aces and San Mig Coffee Mixers on October 6 2012.

Full Video Replay Of Meralco Bolts Vs Talk and Text October 6 2012

Here is the  High Quality Full Video Replay of the PBA  Game Between the Meralco Bolts and Talk and Text
tropang texters on October 6 2012

    Lordy Tugade Decided to retire In the PBA

    Lordy Tugade is one of the  most athletically gifted homegrown players to grace the pro league floor, armed both with graceful moves around the basket and a silky smooth touch from long range. Jerome Ascano
    WHEN the PBA’s 38th season opened on Sunday night with pomp and pageantry, Lordy Tugade, once among its brightest stars, stayed as far away as he could from the Big Dome.
    Tugade had looked forward to the festivities every year, and had graced it every time in his shining new playing uniform. For the first time in 12 years, he wasn't part of it - and the feeling, he said, wasn't nice.
    “Masakit pa, eh,” Tugade, who decided to retire before the end of the season, told
    They say athletes are the only people in the world who die two deaths - the first when the realization hits them that their careers are at an end. It was no different with the 6-3 former Red Bull star.
    “Though alam ko naman na dumarating talaga itong ganitong time sa isang player, pero iba lang, masakit pa kaya di muna ako nagpakita sa opening,” he said.
    The 6-3 forward from Alaminos, Pangasinan was one of the most athletically gifted homergrown players to grace the pro league floor, armed both with graceful moves and a silky touch from long range.
    Go ask Allan Caidic. The Hall of Famer considers Tugade one of the finest shooters of his generation.
    He lived up to all expectations when he joined Red Bull, his best days coming during the 2005-2006 season when he made 153 of 393 shots from three-point zone - the most in his pro career.
    His scintillating performances earned him his only PBA Finals MVP award while helping Red Bull to the Fiesta Conference championship, the franchise’s fourth in the pro league.
    Tugade's career, however, took a dive when he left Red Bull as he bounced around from one team to another while injuries started to blight his performance.
    He hit rock-bottom last season when he hit career-lows of 3.72 points and 1.5 rebounds in 13.31 minutes while an assortment of injuries limited him to just 32 games for the campaign.
    Making things worse was the freak mishap he had during one practice with Petron. He was playing defense against former teammate Paolo Hubalde when, suddenly, he felt something snap on his right hand.
    “Nung pina-check ko na, sinabi sa akin na nabali pala yung dalawang bones ng daliri ko sa shooting hand ko,” recalled the former National University Bulldogs star.
    That turned to be the last straw.
    Although Tugade was dealt last April by Petron along with youthful slotman Rabeh Al-Hussaini and Rey Guevara to Powerade in exchange for Marcio Lassiter and Celino Cruz, he never joined GlobalPort, the team that had bought the Powerade franchise in the offseason.
    He decided to retire at age 34.
    The pain of saying goodbye to his pro career still lingers, but Tugade finds solace in having prepared early for his post-PBA life. He now spends most of his time tending to his poultry business in his native Alaminos and maintains some apartments in Greenland, Rosario, Pasig that he rents out.
    “Mabuti na lang nakapag-start magpundar ng maaga...Nakapaglaro na rin naman ako ng 12 years. Malaking blessing na din kahit paano,” he said.

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    San Mig Coffee Easy Triump Over Alaska

    PBA/Nuki Sabio
    San Mig Coffee jumped the gun early on Alaska and never looked back, coasting to an easy 103-83 triumph in the PBA Philippine Cup Friday night at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
    The Mixers shot a steady 64.6 percent from the field (42-of-65), clobbered the Aces off the boards (50 to 37) and dished out more assists (27 to 13), leaving San Mig Coffee coach Tim Cone more than satisfied with the win.
    “We jumped into them early at a time when they had great expectations. We lost to them twice in the preseason,” said Cone. “They were discouraged with our shooting, we defended well and we moved the ball better. When you have that kind of game, you will end up with a 20-point win.”
    Yancy de Ocampo imposed his will inside, finishing with 22 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, and two blocks while James Yap contributed 20 points despite coming off an injury.
    “It’s nice to have a best player of the game aside from James. It’s an indictation that we’re moving the ball better,” added Cone.
    “We just got James back yesterday in practice, Ping (Marc Pingris) two days ago, and Joe back a few days ago. We got Joe back tonight and gave him a few minutes, but he needs to lose some weight. He’s a nice weapon for our team.”
    The Aces were held to only 30.7 percent shooting from the field (27-of-88) and were outmatched by the Mixers in almost all fronts.
    Alaska, which made key additions in the offseason from its coaching staff to its personnel, struggled in their first game without LA Tenorio, the team’s former floor leader.
    Tenorio was traded to Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in a deal that netted the Aces Dondon Hontiveros and JVee Casio. Hontiveros led the way for Alaska with 14 points, but Casio struggled with just three points in his debut with his new team.
    The scores:
    SAN MIG COFFEE 103 – De Ocampo 22, Yap 20, Barroca 16, Simon 16, Ramos 6, Villanueva 6, Pingris 5, Gonzales 4, Reavis 4, Gaco 2, Devance 2, Ponferada 0, Pacana 0.
    ALASKA 83 – Hontiveros 14, Baguio 13, Baracael 12, Espinas 12, Dela Cruz 8, Cablay 7, Reyes 6, Thoss 6, Casio 3, Eman 2, Belasco 0.
    Quarters: 34-25, 57-42, 75-56, 103-83


    Talk and Text Versus Meralco Game Result

    PBA/Nuki Sabio
    Nash Racela’s debut PBA head coach had to go extra innings.
    But after 53 minutes, the long-time deputy mentor got the job done, propelling the two-time defending champion Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters to a tense 112-110 victory over the Meralco Bolts Friday night at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
    “I’m relieved,” said Racela, who is pitching in as head coach for Norman Black, who is finishing his coaching stint with Ateneo in the UAAP. “Going to this game, our objective was to win, regardless of what happens. Yun bilin ni Coach Norman.”
    In Racela’s first game, Talk ‘N Text squandered a 24-point lead late in the third quarter.
    Led by Jay-R Reyes, the Bolts unleashed a crippling 25-4 run . The 6-foot-7 center had six of his team’s last nine points, including a last basket in regulation off a feed by Sol Mercado that sent the game into overtime.
    But the Tropang Texters showed their championship poise in the extra period.
    Four straight points from Jayson Castro and Jared Dillinger gave the Tropang Texters some headway, 110-109. But a three-pointer by Sol Mercado cut the lead to just a single point.
    Meralco sent Castro to the free throw line, before the Talk ‘N Text bench was called for a late technical foul for improper bench decorum. Ronjay Buenafe tied the score with a technical free throw, but Castro hit both foul shots to give his team a two-point lead.
    Talk ‘N Text shadowed Mercado into a turnover to escape with the win.
    The scores:
    Talk N’ Text 112 – Dillinger 20, Castro 16, Reyes 12, Williams 11, De Ocampo 11, Carey 11, Peek 10, Raymundo 8, Fonacier 8, Gamalinda 5.
    Meralco 110 – Reyes 25, Mercado 20, Hodge 19, Buenafe 18, Salvacion 8, Ross 7, Cardona 7, Hugnatan 6, Belencion 0, Sharma 0.
    Quarters: 33-20, 53-43, 86-64, 99-99, 112-110


    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    Jun Mar Fajardo First PBA Game

    Back to school: Freshman Fajardo learns hard lessons in Petron loss to Rain or Shine

    PBA/Nuki Sabio
    Petron Blaze top overall pick June Mar Fajardo came home with nine points, 12 rebounds, and a cut on his forehead after the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters handed the Boosters a 102-86 beatdown on Wednesday night.
    Despite showing a raw game, Fajardo started the game and provided a tough presence on the low block against the shorter Rain or Shine frontline, which battled using its trademark physicality.
    Blazers coach Olsen Racela gave his rookie a grade of seven out of 10.
    “He has to work on a lot of things, particularly in playing tougher in the PBA,” said Racela. “Sinasabi niya sa akin, nauunahan daw siyang hawakan ng kalaban, pero yun nga ang dapat, kailangan he has to show toughness. Unahan niya na agad yung mga kalaban niya.”
    Petron team consultant Rajko Toroman said Fajardo’s lack of seasoning is showing.
    “He never had real basketball. His only real basketball came six months ago and he didn’t have much exposure,” said the Serbian coach. Fajardo played for the San Miguel Beermen in the ABL after suiting up for University of Cebu in college.
    Toroman, the former coach of the SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team, believes Fajardo will take about two years before becoming a dominant force.
    “There are a lot of tough players. He needs to toughen up and work on his game better. But first game isn’t a gauge. It takes time before the guys, including Fajardo, to get used to the system.”
    Fajardo said he was surprised about the physicality of the game of Rain or Shine, as the frontliners caught him flat footed and out of position a lot of times.



    Ronald Tubid Game Winning SHot Against Air21

    PBA Images/Nuki Sabio
    Designated as the new main man of his team, Ronald Tubid presided over the leadership role and delivered big down the stretch.
    The scrappy wingman from University of the East came to the perfect place at the perfect time, tipping in an Enrico Villanueva miss and providing the most important basket in Barako Bull’s tense 90-87 triumph over sister team Air 21 in the PBA Philippine Cup on a rainy Wednesday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
    “In the absence of Danny Seigle, our main man was Ronald Tubid,” said Barako Bull coach Junel Baculi. “Yes, I am happy with the way Sean Anthony performed, but Tubid played the leadership role for the squad.”
    Seigle missed the game because of flu, but Baculi assured the veteran forward will be back in the team’s next game against Petron Blaze, a squad which he considered as the strongest in the tournament.
    Tubid’s tip-in with 9.2 seconds left proved to be the final basket.
    Still, the Energy Colas had to make a stop and wait for KG Canaleta’s last three-point attempt. His three-pointer from the left corner rimmed out as time expired.
    The scores:
    Barako Bull (90) – Tubid 19, Anthony 18, Kramer 14, Pennisi 11, Urbiztondo 8, Najorda 7, Villanueva 7, Yap 4, Marcelo 2, Cervantes 0, Cruz 0.
    Air 21 (87) – Baclao 18, Wilson 17, Isip 16, Canaleta 16, Arboleda 7, Custodio 4, Omolon 4, Sena 3, Taha 2, Atkins 0, Ritualo 0.
    Quarters: 26-27; 49-48; 71-69; 90-87.


    Chris Tiu Injury Updates

    PBA/Nuki Sabio
    Rain or Shine rookie Chris Tiu, one of the most celebrated rookies in the PBA today, had to sit out most of his debut game after he hyperextended his hamstring in his team’s opener Wednesday night against Petron Blaze.
    The former SMART-Gilas team captain, who was selected seventh overall by Rain or Shine, aggravated a nagging hamstring injury during a play in the second quarter.
    Tiu saw action for a total of six minutes, finishing with two points on three attempts from the field and two assists.
    His lone basket came at the 4:54 mark of the second period, and he had to leave the game several plays later as he could barely make a step.
    “Bad trip nga eh. I thought OK na ako, pero nabigla ko yung galaw ko,” said Tiu, who had to content himself with watching his team on a television set in a separate room off the court. He was seated on a monobloc chair and could barely move his hips.
    “I was so disappointed I couldn’t finish the game, but for me, basta manalo kami, OK lang.”
    Tiu’s PBA debut was highly anticipated, drawing loud shrieks from female fans in the audience when he was inserted into the game by Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao. His fans cheered every time he touched the ball, egging on the popular player to make a move.
    “I felt sorry for the fans, pero ganyan talaga basketball. I will work on my strengthening and hope I could get back the soonest possible time.”
    Tiu joined the Elasto Painters’ practice three weeks before the opening of the new PBA season and saw action in two tuneup matches.
    In a locker room report by Erika Padilla of AKTV, she mentioned that Tiu will likely be out for two to three games.
    Charles Tiu, Chris’ younger brother and GlobalPort Batang Pier assistant coach, told InterAKTV that the 5-foot-11 guard suffered the injury during an alumni league game in Xavier School prior to joining the draft.
    “With the extent of his injury, tingin ko baka umabot nga yan ng one month,” said the younger Tiu.


    Petron Vs Rain or Shine, Debut Game FIghts of the two most Awwaited Rookie, Fajardo and Chris Tiu

    AKTV/Pranz Kaeno Billones
    Olsen Racela debuts as Petron Blaze head coach on Wednesday against Rain or Shine in the main game of the 2013 PBA Philippines Cup at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
    Racela faces a veteran coach in Yeng Guiao when the Boosters and the Elasto Painters square off at 7:30 p.m.
    In the opening game, a retooled Air 21 five battles Barako Bull at 5:15 p.m.
    Racela admitted that the excitement is there on his first game as a PBA coach but he wants to stay calm in his first game as a bench tactician.
    “Gusto ko relax lang kasi baka maapektuhan yung team,” Racela told InterAKTV. “Kung ano mangyayari sa akin, magre-reflect yun sa team.”
    Racela, who replaced Ato Agustin, said he’s been with the team for a more than a month and they are still working on a lot of things.
    “Yung execution of our game, that’s something we are working on. Hindi maganda pre-season games namin pero tulungan naman kami dito,” he added.
    Aside from Racela, also debuting today is No. 1 overall pick June Mar Fajardo and third overall selection Alex Mallari.
    Rain or Shine, which came from a successful Governors’ Cup campaign last season, kept an intact roster plus the addition of ‘veteran’ rookie Chris Tiu.
    Tiu, the former SMART Gilas team skipper, also debuts today after skipping the draft last year.
    In the first game, the Express test their revamped roster against the Energy Cola, who also made key acquisitions in the preseason after losing Willie Miller in the trade.
    Air 21 has new players in John Wilson and Nino Canaleta from Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and Rob Reyes and Nonoy Baclao from Petron.
    “Everybody is excited to play their first game,” said Express mentor Franz Pumaren who also signed rookies Simon Atkins and Yousef Taha.
    Barako Bull also has new faces on its lineup in Rico Villanueva, Josh Urbiztondo, Sean Anthony, Jason Ballesteros and rookies Lester Alvarez and Dave Marcelo.
    “We have to build up our chemistry at the soonest time,” said Energy Cola coach Junel Baculi. “Air 21 is pushover no more.”


    Ginebra Vs GlobalPort Game Review

    Air Force Ellis skies for a block. AKTV/Pranz Kaeno Billones
    Chris Ellis and Keith Jensen promised energy and athleticism when they were picked in the first round by Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in the PBA draft.
    On Sunday, the two newcomers put those on display, as they combined for 25 points and provided the effort that was appreciated by the Gin Kings veterans.
    “They’re the energy guys,” said new Ginebra point guard LA Tenorio.
    Jensen couldn’t believe the reception he got from the sellout crowd of 18,901, most of which was pro-Ginebra.
    “The feeling was amazing. It’s incredible and it’s become more special because my loved ones were watching from the sidelines while some of our relatives and friends were watching in the United States,” Jensen told AKTV’s Erika Padilla.
    Agent Charlie Dy, who represents both players, said Jensen’s mother, grandfather, and aunt flew in from the United States just to catch the players’ PBA debut.
    Ellis said he was energized by the Ginebra crowd.
    “When you have fans as big as the Ginebra fans, it will keep your energy going,” said Ellis. “But we have a great group of talented guys and as long as we’re playing together, we’ll be OK.”
    Ellis and Jensen said they want to reward Ginebra’s legions of fans with the best gift a player can give.
    “Nothing but a championship,” said the two players.


    Wednesday, September 26, 2012


    Here are the Official  list of  line up players in the upcoming PBA All FIlipino Conferences

    AIR 21 Official Line UP










    Source: InterAKTV

    Sunday, September 23, 2012

    Rey Rey Parks Is The First Possible Filipino in the NBA

    InterAKTV/Roy Afable
    Bobby Ray Parks may soon get a chance to work out for an NBA team.
    Sheryl Reyes, a top agent who represents American imports for teams from all over the world, said she’s hooking up with several American colleagues to give the National University star an opportunity to showcase his wares stateside.
    “My bet as to who among Filipino players has a chance of making it to the NBA is Ray Parks,” wrote Reyes in a text message to InterAKTV. “I will recommend him to my agents [in the US] and sponsor him for camps.”
    The reigning UAAP Most Valuable Player led the Bulldogs to its first final four stint since 2001 with a victory over Far Eastern University on Sunday. Parks finished with 27 points, none more important than his go-ahead three-pointer in the final minute late in the game.
    He is the son of seven-time PBA Best Import Bobby Parks, who was selected in the third round of the 1984 NBA draft before being cut by the squad before the start of the season.
    The younger Parks has long harbored NBA dreams. “I’d want to be the first Filipino in the NBA,” he said in an interview last year prior to the start of his first UAAP campaign.
    He spent the bulk of his teenage years in his father’s home state of Tennessee, where he developed into a top American high school prospect. He got the opportunity to play pickup basketball against former University of Memphis players who later made it to the in the NBA, such as Derrick Rose, Chris Douglas-Roberts, and Tyreke Evans.
    He was recruited by several different American colleges and signed a letter of intent with the Georgia Tech, but chose to attend NU instead.


    Smart Gilas Pilipinas Next Line up

    JUNE Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter, Arwind Santos, Kelly Williams, and Marc Pingris are on Chot Reyes’ wish list as the Smart Gilas Pilipinas 2.0 coach looks to close gaps in his lineup in the wake of a fourth-place finish in the Fiba Asia Cup in Tokyo.

    Arriving from Japan on Sunday afternoon, Reyes said a Tokyo campaign which Gilas ended with lopsided losses to Iran and Qatar exposed two glaring holes in his lineup – the need for a backup for Ranidel de Ocampo at power forward and a couple of big men that could keep the Nationals respectable in the middle when naturalized player Marcus Douthit takes a breather.
    Reyes also said he is keen to test how Talk ‘N Text guard Jason Castro will fare under the Gilas setup, the same way he gave Sol Mercado a chance to show his wares during the title run in the Jones Cup and Jarred Dillinger during the Tokyo campaign.
    “Glaring [na butas talaga] ang backup to Marcus and backup to Ranidel. Hopefully we can get a Slaughter or a Fajardo and then Kelly, Arwind and Ping (Pingris). ‘Yun naman talaga ang nasa pool eh,” Reyes said.

    “And we need to see Jason (Castro) playing. Kailangan i-test. Na test na natin Jarred, mukhang kaya. Kailangan si Jason naman [ang bigyan ng opportunity].”

    At the same time, Reyes said Garvo Lanete, Matt Rosser, Ian Sangalang, Ronald Pascual and Slaughter will be invited to be part of Sinag Pilipinas, the national team’s ‘B’ pool which he also hopes to bolster by holding tryouts for Fil-American prospects in the United States.
    Reyes said an evaluation will be made on the team in the next few weeks, with an eye on the Fiba Asia for Men (formerly the ABC) tournament next year in Lebanon, where the top three finishers earn berths to the following year’s world basketball championships.
    All members of the Jones Cup and Tokyo teams deserve to remain in the pool, Reyes said, but he added that no one at this point is guaranteed a spot in his 12-man lineup.
    “What I can definitely say is this is an evaluation. Hindi maiiwasan yon. There’s gonna be an evaluation and whatever changes that need to be made will be made,” Reyes said. “But right now too it’s early to tell kung sino ang masasama.

    “I think the players that went to Taipei and Japan, they all deserve to be in the pool. Now if they’re going to make the final twelve di pa natin alam.”

    However, Reyes said he hopes the PBA will address a “gray area” in the memorandum of agreement on the lending of players to the national team so he can have a better idea on who will be available for him in the buildup for the Asian championships.

    “Again that’s always a gray area. Hopefully we can get a more definite commitment in that regard,” Reyes said.

    Curiously, Reyes was silent on a possible reshuffle of his armada of shooters, even though shooting had been Gilas’ Achilles heel in Tokyo. The team went a combined 24-of-113 from three-point range in the games that mattered in the Asia Cup, with no one among Jeff Chan, Gary David, Larry Fonacier, LA Tenorio , Gabe Norwood and Dillinger getting into any rhythm in Tokyo.
    Reyes, however, said he hopes the PBA will adopt Fiba rules on traveling violations and start using the same rims that are used in Fiba-sanctioned tournaments, which players swore are firmer and as a result cause bigger bounces than the ones used in local leagues.
    “If I can ask the PBA board and my fellow coaches if they’re willing to adopt the Fiba rules on traveling in the PBA. Number two, kung pwede palitan ang rim – rim lang ‘di ang board that fits Fiba’s. Malaking bagay 'din yon. If we don’t make outside shots against the big teams, we’ll have a hard time winning,” Reyes said.

    “We have to get used to that kind of rim and to shooting against much bigger opponents and it will only come by continuously playing against much bigger teams.”

    Looking back, Reyes said the Jones Cup and Tokyo tournaments have shown how good Gilas has become after just two overseas stints – and how much better it can be.
    “Before this whole thing started, if someone said we’ll have one first [place] and one fourth, we’ll be happy. Kaya lang ngayon malungkot tayo, we all know we could have done better in Japan,” the Gilas coach said.

    “But then again, we have to remember it’s just second tournament of the team, marami pang igagaling itong team na ito. Even after Taipei, we didn’t have any illusion sa tournament sa Japan and ang ganda nyan, more than anything else, we know how much more we have to go, how much longer we have to go if we’re to contend [sa Asian championships] next year.”


    Friday, September 21, 2012

    Alaska VS Talk and Text Game Result in PBA Pre Season

    The Alaska Aces displayed poise at crunchtime to edge the Talk N Text Tropang Texters, 73-70, in the 2012 Cebu City Mayor’s Cup Friday night at the Cebu Coliseum. The Aces had ball possession while holding a slim one-point lead, 71-70, with 12.5 seconds on the clock. Alaska’s Tony Dela Cruz inbounded to JV Casio who was immediately fouled by TNT’s Kelly Williams. Casio converted the two pressure-packed free throws to seal the win for the Aces, 73-70, with 10 seconds left to play. The Tropang Texters had one final chance to send the game into overtime but Jason Castro missed a three-pointer as the Aces held on to post the scrambling victory.

    The Aces had to buck the absence of Cyrus Baguio late in the game. Baguio fouled out of the game with still 2:31 left to go in the match. In the opening game the San Mig Coffee Mixers posted a lopsided 82-69 win over the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Ninos Meanwhile, Alaska Aces Assistant Team Manager Dickie Bachman said winning the tournament will just be a bonus to the team’s primary objective which is preparing for the coming 2013 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup set to start first week of March. “It will be nice if we win all three games and the tournament. But from a team standpoint, we are here to improve ourselves on both ends of the floor,” said Bachmann. Alaska’s Assistant Team Manager noted that Alaska players, eager and raring to make up for their poor performance the past year, have really stepped up their game. “Mac Baracael has been playing very well these past few weeks. He has been starting to execute in the triangle offense. More importantly he is willing to do the dirty work in defense,” said Bachmann.

     The Assistant Team Manager also praised Dondon Hontiveros for the numerous things he brings to the Aces. The Aces now have a legit shooter who can help spread the floor on offense according to Bachmann. Another noteworthy player for the Aces according to Bachmann is newcomer JV Casio. “We have played five practice games and he has been our scoring leader. He’s not afraid to take the big shot and knows when to pass to an open teammate.

    Defensively, he’s a smart player,” said Bachmann. Other players worthy of mention according to Bachmann are rookie Raffy Reyes as well as journeyman Gabby Espinas. “Reyes, who is just a rookie, will shock everyone. He is lightning quick and plays aggressive defense.

     I enjoy watching him pressure the opposing point guards,” said Bachmann. Two more players who stepped up in the pre-season so far are veterans Gabby Espinas and Tony Dela Cruz. “Gabby (Espinas) will be a key for us this conference .

     If he can remain focused, he will give other teams a hard time. He’s a tremendous post player and can hit the open 15-18 footer consistently,” said Bachmann. “Dela Cruz on the other hand was playing with an injury last year. But this coming conference he is 100 percent ready. Here’s a player who will do what needs to be done to make the team win

    . If i’ts to stop the other teams scorer, he will do it.” The Aces open their campaign in the 2013 PBA Philippine Cup 7:30 p.m. on October 5, Wednesday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum against the San Mig Coffee Mixers.

    The other Alaska games for October are:
     October 10, 2012-Wednesday, against the Meralco Bolts, Araneta Coliseum-5:15 p.m.;
     October 14, 2012-Sunday, against the Barako Bull Energy Cola, Smart-Araneta Coliseum-4:15 p.m.; October 19, 2012-Friday, against the Petron Blaze Boosters, SM MOA Arena (tentative)-5:15 p.m.; October 26, 2012-Friday, against the Air21 Express, Araneta Coliseum-5:15 p.m.; and
     October 28, 2012-Sunday, against the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings, Smart-Araneta Coliseum, 6:30 p.m.


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    Ginebra's Guards Reaction on LA TENORIO

    Barangay Ginebra San Miguel point guards have spoken, and it’s unanimous: newly-acquired LA Tenorio is the lead point guard for the Gin Kings this season.

    Jayjay Helterbrand, Mike Cortez, and Rob Labagala have no problem if the newest member of the squad gets majority of the minutes and the spotlight.

    “Egos have to be set aside in quest of a championship,” Helterbrand told InterAKTV. “I welcome LA with open arms. Management has done a tremendous job tinkering with our lineup.”

    According to the 2009 PBA Most Valuable Player, Tenorio’s inclusion is vital to the team’s championship aspirations.

    “We’ve got a right mix of veterans and young players, so I see LA, coming off his spectacular performance in the Jones Cup, will be an important ingredient for us,” said Helterbrand.

    Cortez, who was the starting point guard for the Gin Kings for most of last season, knows Tenorio’s entry will take away huge minutes for the other guards, but he said he has already accepted his new role with the squad.

    “I’m at the point of my career where I’m not concerned about not getting more minutes,” said Cortez. “I’m at the stage of my career where the only thing I think about is to win a championship.”

    Ginebra gave up Enrico Villanueva and two draft picks in a complicated five team deal to bring in Tenorio, and his entry has had the most impact on Rob Labagala. The former University of the East guard has been relegated to Ginebra’s reserve list, and is scheduled to join the San Miguel Beermen in the ASEAN Basketball League after the Philippine Cup.

    “Malaki talaga ang epekto sa akin sa pagpasok ni LA, pero accepted ko naman ito. Ang importante sa akin, part pa rin ako ng team at yugn pagpasok ni LA, gumanda yung tsansa naming manalo ng championship. Yun ang objective naming lahat, makuha yung championship,” said Labagala, who added that he’s looking forward to a bigger role in the ABL.

    “I hope makatulong ako sa San Miguel, kung dati runner-up sila, we’re determined na makatulong na bigyan ang San Miguel ng championship.”

    Source: Rey Joble, InterAKTV

    Smart Gilas Versus IRan Game Result

    InterAKTV file photo/Justin Gener
    It’s all on him.
    SMART-Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes said he’s to blame for the national team’s 77-60 defeat to Iran in the semifinals of the FIBA Asia cup Friday in Tokyo, Japan.
    “23 turnovers. Weren’t ready to play. I take full responsibility,” wrote Reyes on his Twitter account after the game.
    A day after committing 21 turnovers against Chinese Taipei, the Philippines was once again plagued by errors, which allowed Iran to turn a tight 50-47 contest in the third quarter into a blowout in the fourth.
    The loss relegated SMART-Gilas to the battle for third. Several players chimed in on Twitter to apologize to Filipino basketball fans and promise a better effort for the bronze medal match.
    “Apologies for letting the country down tonight,” wrote Gabe Norwood on his feed. “Only option now is to bounce back tomorrow and finish on somewhat of a high note.”
    “We will bounce back from today. We will place third. There’s nothing else to say,” added Jared Dillinger.
    But while he accepted the responsibility for for the team’s loss, Reyes clarified that there was something he wasn’t taking the blame for.
    “I didn’t deserve the (technical foul) for talking to (Gabe Norwood) two minutes into the game from the LEBANESE ref,” said Reyes. The coach was among those who had criticized FIBA Asia for awarding the hosting rights to next year’s championship to Lebanon despite what he called a better presentation from the Philippines. FIBA Asia secretary-general Hagop Khajirian is, incidentally, Lebanese.
    SMART-Gilas will take on the loser of the other semifinal pairing between Japan and Qatar.

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