MANILA — The Magnolia Hotshots took the last seat in the Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup semifinals after eliminating Barangay Ginebra, 85-72, in the final game of the quarterfinal round at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in…
A Manila Clasico semis it is.
"Basta kaliwete, shooter!" – that's the common belief in the basketball realm where most of southpaws are dead-shot within the perimeter or three-point range.
Scottie Thompson's 'never-say-die' spirit was on full display leading Ginebra's charge during the crucial stretch against defending champs San Miguel.
There's no denying, Arwind Santos is one of the league's greatest forwards today. But in his 12-year career in the PBA, Santos had his fair share of scuffle with players.
After demolishing San Miguel right from the get-go in Game 1 of their best-of-seven Finals series, Ginebra coach Tim Cone decided to 'experiment' on his starters, opting to go small ball even when SMB's June Mar Fajardo is around.
San Miguel is still one win away from their return trip to the Finals, but as early as now, Beermen coach Leo Austria is already looking a bit too far ahead as he set his eyes to a possible PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals showdown against…
Of course, the sweet-shooting guard already made an impact to the Barangay Ginebra.