TNT books first Finals ticket with win over Phoenix

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

TNT escaped with a 95-92 Game 1 win over Phoenix

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

Alab Reloaded (Jason Brickman and Jeremiah Gray Scouting Report):

By: Bong Paredes Feature Photo by: ASEAN Sports   Entering the 2018-19 season, then defending champions Alab Pilipinas seemed poised to jumpstart their dynasty in the ABL for a couple of reasons. First, the team’s core was intact even though Justin Brownlee won’t be joining them. After all, PJ Ramos will be Renaldo Balkman’s partner and the last time Mr. Ramos played in the PBA, … Continue reading Alab Reloaded (Jason Brickman and Jeremiah Gray Scouting Report):

Next Wave of Gilas players (Who should be considered to join Gilas now?)

by: Bong Paredes After reading about members of the Gilas pool withdrawing from the team one after another, from Castro to Parks and now Scottie Thompson, I can’t help but be worried about the makeup and eventual performance of this team. The 2019 FIBA World Cup is just around the corner and while teams like Iran and Australia are getting most if not all of … Continue reading Next Wave of Gilas players (Who should be considered to join Gilas now?)