By: Bong Paredes /@hoopslocale Filipino basketball fans all over the world were keen to see how this young (Rey Suerte being the oldest at 26) team will fare without having a single PBA or Naturalized player on the roster. Thailand also had challenges of their own, having only 10 players at their disposal. They were also without their best player, Tyler Lamb and head … Continue reading Young Gilas Team dominated Thailand in Bahrain with a 93-61 win
By: Bong Paredes /@hoopslocale A game that started out slowly as both teams struggled to find any groove turned out to be a thriller that needed a buzzer beater to decide who will face TNT in the 2020 Philippine Cup Finals. Brgy. Ginebra were the heavy favorites to win this series but Meralco’s improved play and impressive individual performances from the likes of franchise … Continue reading Ginebra clinch Finals berth with Thompson 3 at the buzzer
By: Bong Paredes / @hoopslocale It was clear at the start of the game what Tropang Giga’s strategy coming in. Get the ball away from Matthew Wright’s hands. Phoenix, knowing that TNT will play Wright this way, was confident that the rest of the team will pickup the slack as they have been doing all conference long. Unfortunately, they just did not have enough … Continue reading TNT books first Finals ticket with win over Phoenix
By: Bong Paredes / @hoopslocale Coming in to the game flat after losing game 1 convincingly wasn’t exactly where Coach Norman Black wanted his team to be, and it looked like they were about to have another long night early on as Ginebra looked good early behind the early efforts of LA Tenorio (16 pts, 4 rebs, 2 asts and 2 stls) that hit 4 … Continue reading Newsome led Bolts even up series with an 18-point win (95-77) over Ginebra:
By: Bong Paredes / @hoopslocale The league’s number 1 team barely got away with the win despite Phoenix losing their best player Matthew Wright early in the 1st with a sprained ankle and with Calvin Abueva playing only 21 minutes because of foul trouble. Phoenix got ahead early behind the efforts of the aforementioned Wright and Abueva and they held on to the lead … Continue reading TNT escaped with a 95-92 Game 1 win over Phoenix
After a 16 month suspension, The Beast Calvin Abueva has staged a successful return to the PBA . Will it last? Let’s find out! Continue reading The Calvin Abueva Saga – You Could Call it a Comeback!