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MB grabs 3-1 Finals lead after close win over Magnolia

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Alex Cabagnot scored a game-high 27 points to lead the San Miguel Beermen to a tight 84-80 victory over the Magnolia Pambansang Manok in Game 4 of the Philippine Cup Finals at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday night. With the win, San Miguel is just a win away from an unprecedented 4th straight All-Filipino title. The Beermen will now try to close the series in Game 5 on Friday […]

SMB’s Fajardo bags record-breaking 6th Best Player of the Conference Award

  By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service San Miguel Beermen center June Mar Fajardo made history once again after grabbing the Best Player of the Conference Award of the 2018 Philippine Cup, his 6th and the most by any player in PBA history. Fajardo received the BPAC plum just before the start of Game 4 of the Philippine Cup Finals at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday night. Fajardo averaged 22.9 points, 12.9 rebounds and 1.8 […]

SMB crushes Magnolia in Game 3 to take 2-1 series lead

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service The San Miguel Beermen scored 36 points in the 4th quarter to capture Game 3 of the Philippine Cup Finals with a crushing 111-87 rout of the Magnolia Pambansang Manok at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night. The game was close up until the final quarter. San Miguel led by as much as 13 points in the 1st quarter before Magnolia managed to close the gap to just 7, […]

SMB ties series at 1-1 with dominant Game 2 win over Magnolia

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service The San Miguel Beermen did not let their lead wither away this time despite another comeback attempt by the Magnolia Pambansang Manok to cruise to a series tying 92-77 win in Game 2 of the Philippine Cup Finals at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Sunday night. Magnolia dashed to an early 8-2 lead to start the game but San Miguel managed to steady their defense […]

Magnolia shocks mighty SMB in finals opener

  By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Magnolia climbed up from a 20-point 2nd half deficit to grab a 105-103 upset victory over the San Miguel Beermen in Game 1 of the Philippine Cup Finals at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. Ian Sangalang led Magnolia in the comeback win with 29 points and 9 rebounds, shocking the heavily-favored San Miguel squad who is gunning for a historic 4th straight Philippine Cup title. Magnolia kept […]

SMB off to fourth straight Philippine Cup Finals stint

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service San Miguel survived a furious Ginebra rally in the 4th quarter to advance to the Philippine Cup Finals with a 100-94 victory to clinch their semifinals series at 4-1. The Beermen will now wait for the winner of the other semis matchup between sister team Magnolia and NLEX which is tied at 2-2. Game 5 of that series will be today, Sunday, at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. […]

NLEX crushes Magnolia Pambansang Manok; evens series at 2-2

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Rookie phenom Kiefer Ravena came off the bench and scored a game-high 20 points and dished out 5 assists to lead the NLEX Road Warriors to a 91-79 demolition of the Magnolia Pambansang Manok at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The series is now tied at 2-2 and will now head to a crucial Game 5 at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City on Sunday. The […]

Dominant San Miguel routs Ginebra to take 3-1 series lead

  By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Six players scored in double figures for the defending 3-time Philippine Cup champions San Miguel Beermen as SMB steamrolled Barangay Ginebra with an emphatic 102-81 victory at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The Beermen now have a commanding 3-1 semifinals series lead to put crowd favorites Ginebra in the brink of elimination. San Miguel is just a win away from securing their fourth straight All-Filipino […]

SMB, Ginebra to clash in crucial Game 4 tonight

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service All eyes will be at the Mall of Asia Arena tonight for a crucial Game 4 of the semifinals series between SMC sister teams San Miguel Beermen and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel at 7:00 p.m. Reigning 4-time MVP Junemar Fajardo will try to lead a star-studded Beermen squad to a commanding 3-1 series lead and inch closer to a fourth straight Phillipine Cup Finals appearance. But they might have […]

Hobbled Magnolia grabs 2-1 semis lead with win over NLEX

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Injury-ridden Magnolia Pambansang Manok relied on their young guns to claim a 106-99 win over a determined NLEX Road Warriors and take a 2-1 series lead in their semifinals matchup at the Araneta Coliseum. Magnolia entered the game without two of their veteran players, with veteran big-man Marc PingrisĀ  missing at least 6 months after suffering an ACL tear during Game 1 against NLEX, and guardĀ  Justin Melton suffering […]

NCAA Juniors MVP Will Gozum returns to UP

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Former UP Integrated School standout and reigning NCAA Juniors MVP Will Gozum has decided to return to UP after leading the Mapua Red Robins to a championship and a runner-up finish the past two seasons. This was announced by the UP Men’s Basketball team through their Twitter account which was later confirmed by head coach Bo Perasol. Gozum played the last two seasons for the Mapua Red Robins after […]

Paul Lee-less Magnolia survives late Blackwater rally

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service The Magnolia Hotshots bid for the top spot in the standings and a twice-to-beat advantage remains alive after surviving a late furious rally by the Blackwater Elite with a 78-72 win at the Mall of Asia Arena. Missing the services of star guard Paul Lee due to an ankle injury he sustained against TNT Katropa, Magnolia seemed to be cruising to an easy victory, racing to a big lead […]