PDA

View Full Version : 2015 PBA Governors Cup



Sam Miguel
05-06-2015, 11:28 AM
Aces, Batang Pier in big PBA debuts

2 ROMEOS RISE TO THE OCCASION

Musong R. Castillo

@inquirerdotnet

Philippine Daily Inquirer

3:06 AM | Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Travis Romeo scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while playing limited minutes as Alaska used a balanced offensive to whip Blackwater, 106-80, Tuesday night at the start of the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Starting point guard JV Casio tossed in 13 like reliever Chris Banchero for the Aces, who got off to a rip-roaring start this time.

Marcus Douthit fired 28 points and plucked down 16 boards for the Elite.

Globalport, getting 27 points, seven rebounds and five assists from Terrence Romeo, also opened up strong, scoring a 92-73 victory over Meralco in the nightcap.

It was the first time in three years in the league that the Batang Pier won their conference-opening game even if Meralco got 41 points from NBA veteran Andre Emmet.

After dragging San Miguel Beer into the rubber match for the Philippine Cup earlier in the year, the Aces started out flat in the Commissioner’s Cup and eventually bowed out of the quarterfinals.

A teammate of NBA superstar LeBron James in high school, Romeo saw action for just 28 minutes but made 7-of-11 field goal tries while posting two assists, two steals and one block against just one turnover.

“He’s solid, he’s smart,” Alaska coach Alex Compton said of his import.

First Game

ALASKA 106—Travis 18, Casio 13, Banchero 13, Baguio 12, Abueva 9, Jazul 7, Manuel 6, Dela Rosa 6, Exciminiano 6, Menk 6, Thoss 4, Baclao 2, Hontiveros 2, Eman 2, Dela Cruz 0.

BLACKWATER 80—Douthit 28, Gamalinda 10, Salvacion 9, Cervantes 7, Bulawan 5, Timberlake 4, Reyes 4, Erram 4, Heruela 4, Acuna 3, Faundo 2, Celiz 0, Laure 0.

Quarters: 26-17, 55-41, 85-58, 106-80

Second Game

GLOBALPORT 92—Romeo 27, Krayem 18, O’Bryant 15, Buenafe 10, Jensen 10, Miranda 5, Isip 4, Taha 3, Mamaril 0, Ponferada 0, Kramer 0.

MERALCO 73—Emmett 41, Hugnatan 7, Wilson 5, David 5, Hodge 4, Ferriols 4, Cortez 3, Anthony 2, Sena 2, Ildefonso 0, Caram 0, Guevarra 0, Macapagal 0.

Quarters: 21-19, 45-34, 69-57, 92-73

Sam Miguel
05-06-2015, 11:31 AM
This should've come ahead, but what they hey...

PBA Governors’ Cup fires off; Asian aces beef up sides

Musong R. Castillo

@inquirerdotnet

Philippine Daily Inquirer

10:35 PM | Monday, May 4th, 2015

Two fancied Asian imports make their PBA debuts Tuesday when Meralco and Globalport clash in the main game of a doubleheader that fires off the season-ending Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Iran-born guard Benny Koochie suits up for the Bolts in their 7 p.m. clash with the Batang Pier and Palestinian Omar Krayem as the two cagers join Americans in their respective sides.

Andre Emmet will be Koochie’s American import, while 7-foot former Golden State Warrior first-round pick Patrick O’Bryant will banner the Batang Pier.

Blackwater and Alaska slug it out in the first game at 4:15 p.m.

Asian imports are options introduced by league chair Patrick Gregorio of PLDT which teams can take. Several squads have opted for just an import each, counting the Elite, who are pinning their hopes yet again on Marcus Douthit.

Douthit, the Gilas Pilipinas center, hopes to take Blackwater past the eliminations this time and avoid finishing in the cellar for the third straight conference.

Alaska has tapped Romeo Travis, a high school teammate of Lebron James in Akron, as its import for the season’s third tournament.

Sam Miguel
05-07-2015, 08:05 AM
Barako, KIA outlast rivals

Musong R. Castillo

@inquirerdotnet

Philippine Daily Inquirer

1:52 AM | Thursday, May 7th, 2015

JC Intal scored 14 of his 24 points in the fourth period and import Liam McMorrow dominated in the paint as Barako Bull posted a 101-96 decision of NLEX in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.

The Energy bounced back from blowing a 22-point first half lead with Intal and McMorrow combining for all but seven of Barako Bull’s 31 fourth quarter points.

“Everybody stayed in the game and everybody stayed positive,” Barako Bull coach Koy Banal said, referring to the great poise and composure his Energy displayed after losing a 47-25 second-quarter lead.

KIA Motors, with new recruit Alex Nuyles stepping up big at the crunch, scored the tournament’s first upset, an 83-78 decision of powerhouse San Miguel Beer in the second game.

Nuyles finished with a career-high 18 points, scored six of his total inside the final three minutes and sealed the Carnival’s repeat win over the Beermen counting a similar upset in the Commissioner’s Cup.

Barako Bull trailed, 68-66, with under three minutes left in the third quarter before recovering its bearings back in the fourth to salvage the win and join Alaska and Globalport for the early lead.

The Road Warriors rallied behind Asian reinforcement Michael Madanly, whose only assist to Aldrech Ramos for a three-point play gave NLEX that two-point lead.

But NLEX suffered a bad break before the end of the third period when Madanly suffered a whiplash after banging his head into Dylan Ababou’s butt in a loose ball scramble. He did not return in the fourth quarter.

McMorrow scored the last four points for the Energy, including a freak conversion with 77 seconds remaining which made it 99-92.

And after the Road Warriors came back with four straight points, McMorrow made the most out of a turnover by Asi Taulava when he put back a miss by Chico Lanete to beat the shot clock for what turned out to be the final count.

The scores:

First Game

BARAKO 101—McMorrow 33, Intal 24, Ababou 16, Lastimosa 6, Garcia 5, Lanete 5, Maierhofer 5, Yeo 3, Hubalde 3, Wilson 1, Pascual 0, Chua 0.

NLEX 96—Madanly 26, Alexander 16, Cardona 11, Villanueva J. 10, Canaleta 9, Villanueva E. 6, Lingganay 5, Taulava 5, Borboran 3, Ramos 3, Raymundo 2, Arboleda H. 0.

Quarters: 29-19, 56-42, 70-70, 101-96

Second Game

KIA 83—N’Diyae 21, Nuyles 18, Chang 14, Dehesa 8, Yee 7, Revilla 6, Thiele 4, Cawaling 3, Deutchman 2, Ighalo 0, Webb 0, Alvarez 0, Buensuceso 0, Pascual 0, Bagatsing 0.

SAN MIGUEL 78—Cabagnot 18, Reid 17, Lassiter 12, Fajardo 11, Santos 5, Reyes 4, Espinas 4, Lutz 3, Tubid 3, Ross 1, Semerad 0.

Quarters: 17-10, 33-30, 58-51, 83-78

Joescoundrel
05-07-2015, 10:25 AM
Why did some PBA teams pass up on Asian imports?

by Enzo Flojo on May 1, 2015

MANILA — As of this writing, six of the 12 PBA teams have formally announced that they have employed the services of Asian imports.

Here is the list:

Bgy. Ginebra: Sanchir Tungalag of Mongolia

GlobalPort: Omar Krayem of Palestine

Kia: Jet Chang of Taiwan

Meralco: Benny Koochoie of Iran

NLEX: Michel Madanly of Syria

Talk ‘N Text: Sam Daghlas

For the other six teams, it has been confirmed that Alaska, Barako Bull, Purefoods Star, and Rain or Shine have no plans of getting Asian imports. Blackwater originally wanted to get Jordanian Imad Qahwash, but his FIBA Asia eligibility was in question, so the Elite are still shopping around for a possible replacement (former Taiwanese SBL MVP Liu Cheng was a candidate but his club didn’t release him). San Miguel Beer, meanwhile, is still on a wait-and-see mode.

Based on released statements from the PBA’s leadership, getting Asian imports in the third conference is meant to “test the waters” and see if there’s potential for the PBA to grow and widen its reach beyond the Philippines. The objective is to build an offshore market for Philippine basketball, and having Asian imports is the perceived first step in this direction.

In my opinion, this is a commendable, forward-thinking initiative. The PBA has recently been enjoying unprecedented levels of success and the natural progression is to expand, be it by adding more teams (reports say at least two more expansion teams are set to join as early as next season) or expanding the market.

I also like this move because it means the PBA is aware of international pro league standards and is acting on this awareness. Top-flight leagues around the world enjoy high levels of competition because they have long opened their doors to imports, and this is something the PBA must embrace even more.

The prevailing local paradigm is that imports take away roster spots from local players (as if locals are supposed to be entitled to these professional basketball spots), but I think it would be more prudent to go by the prevailing global paradigm, which is all about raising the level play, even if this means getting maybe more than one import per team (there needs to be a balance, though, or locals really won’t improve, which is what we are seeing in the ASEAN Basketball League and the pro league in Kazakhstan).

This is why I feel a little sad that not all PBA teams will get Asian imports. I feel like it’s a missed opportunity to shake things up. Even for loaded teams like Purefoods and Rain or Shine, I think having Asian imports will, at the very least, send the message to the locals that, hey, you have to be on your toes even more because guys who are just as good or maybe even better than you are now in the team.

We believe so much that we have some of the best players in Asia, why not prove it day in and day out in practice and in actual games by playing alongside and against our continental neighbors?

A part of me, however, understands why some teams find it difficult to recruit Asian imports. The biggest stumbling block, I’m guessing, is the 6-foot-3 height limit, which is just too small. Admittedly, getting Asian imports who are no taller than 6-foot-3 means these imports will probably have skills that are redundant with many top-level PBA players.

In conjunction with the 6-foot-5 height limit for most regular imports, this makes it extra tough for teams plug their holes and address their weaknesses. For instance, a team like Meralco that doesn’t have much size in its frontline cannot possibly address that weakness with even the best 6-foot-5 and 6-foot-3 guys it can find.

Had their been an increased height limit (or how bout no height limit?) for Asian imports, I’m pretty confident all PBA clubs would have availed of this option.

Still, I’m happy about some of the Asian imports that have been signed. Guys like Michel Madanly, Sam Daghlas, and Jet Chang are among the best at their positions in Asia, while Omar Krayem, who has never played in a single FIBA Asia Championship, has impressive credentials from his time in Mexico.

It will certainly be interesting to see if these Asian imports can, indeed, make a significant impact in the PBA. Who knows? Perhaps if this trial run works, Asian imports can be main fixtures in the future (increase the height limit!), and it may even pave the way for a regular PBA-Asian invitational tournament that will rival Taiwan’s William Jones Cup.

Right now, it’s clear that not all players, coaches, and fans are sold on the idea of having Asian imports, but the fact of the matter is for the PBA to continue growing (as opposed to stagnating), it needs to be brave enough to try these things out. At least for that purpose, I hope everyone will eventually be on board. — Rivals 2015

Joescoundrel
05-11-2015, 08:02 AM
Purefoods downs NLEX; Meralco up

Musong R. Castillo

@inquirerdotnet

Philippine Daily Inquirer

11:59 PM | Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Marqus Blakely came up with a great all-around game for Purefoods last night and the Star Hotshots started defense of their PBA Governors’ Cup title on a solid note after an 89-85 decision of NLEX at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The import which coach Tim Cone once labeled as “Mr. Everything” did it all for the Hotshots, shooting 29 points that went with 18 rebounds, seven steals and five shotblocks that ultimately sent the Road Warriors to a second straight defeat.

Alex Mallari came off the bench to shoot 16 and help the Hotshots survive a stubborn stand by NLEX, which never gave up until the last second, hitting four straight triples that made the final margin close.

It was a Blakely dunk with 1.8 seconds to go that finally sealed the win for the Hotshots as NLEX went for the three-point shot in its last-gasp effort to turn things around.

“We should be getting better as we go along,” Purefoods coach Tim Cone whose wards are defending the last of three titles they won last season.

Kwame Alexander scored 25 markers and grabbed 26 boards to lead the Road Warriors, who suffered another bad break when Asian import Michael Madanly complained of recurring pain in his neck in the second period.

Madanly, who led the Fiba-Asia Championship in 2007 in scoring with 33 points a game for Syria, scored just eight points in 29 minutes after aggravating the injury sustained in a loss to Barako Bull last Wednesday.

Also dropping to 0-2 was powerhouse San Miguel Beer, which took a 106-95 overtime defeat at the hands of Meralco in the first game.

Joescoundrel
05-11-2015, 08:03 AM
Texters pin 2nd loss on Kings; Energy up

Musong R. Castillo

@inquirerdotnet

Philippine Daily Inquirer

12:15 AM | Monday, May 11th, 2015

WHAT championship hangover?

Less than two weeks after winning a rugged title series, Talk ‘N Text showed that it was up to the next task at hand last night by opening its PBA Governors’ Cup bid in style with a 95-91 win over Barangay Ginebra at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Undermanned and all, the Tropang Texters took advantage of a crucial Ginebra scoring drought in the fourth period and used a formidable lead as buffer to hold off the Gin Kings, who took a second straight loss.

Ginebra, which also played without three vital cogs, went scoreless for close to six minutes and trailed 94-84 with 87 seconds left from 84-83.

Steffphon Pettigrew tossed in 33 points and had 12 rebounds, spearheading the Texters to the debut they needed in their search for a second straight title after ruling the Commissioner’s Cup over Rain or Shine just last April 29.

“Our confidence was high, coming off a championship, and we didn’t have a championship hangover or whatever you (media) call it,” said coach Jong Uichico, who praised his wards for playing extra hard.

The Texters coped well with the absence of Jason Castro, Ranidel De Ocampo, Kevin Alas and defensive man Aaron Aban as three others tossed in 12 points or more to complete a balanced Talk ‘N Text offensive.

Orlando Johnson scored 46 points to pace the Kings. He scored his last basket with 7:01 to go that gave the Kings that one-point advantage before failing to find the mark the rest of the way and fail to help his side.

Uichico also acknowledged that the absence of the 7-foot Greg Slaughter for Ginebra was a big plus for them. “He (Slaughter) was one less worry for us.”

Uichico also did not have to worry about Ginebra’s Mongolian import, Sanchir Tungalag, who didn’t see a single minute of action.

Japeth Aguilar and Chris Ellis were also out because of different injuries for the Kings, who dropped to the cellar with a 0-2 record like San Miguel Beer.

Earlier, Barako Bull roared to its second straight win after taking Blackwater apart, 105-90 with the 7-foot Liam McMorrow shooting 23 points that went with 15 rebounds, three steals and the same number of blocks.

The Energy held the Elite to 11 first quarter points and went on to lead by as large as 27 late in the fourth period that dropped Blackwater to the cellar with a 0-3 card.

The scores:

First Game

BARAKO 105—McMorrow 23, Lastimosa 18, Intal 17, Yeo 8, Maierhofer 7, Hubalde 6, Garcia 4, Pascual 4, Lanete 4, Wilson 4, Sorongon 4, Ababou 3, Chua 2, Forrester 1, Salva 0.

BLACKWATER 90—Douthit 21, Erram 12, Heruela 12, Gamalinda 12, Cervantes 9, Salvacion 9, Ballesteros 4, Celiz 3, Bulawan 3, Acuna 3, Reyes 2, Laure 0.

Quarters: 32-11, 55-42, 87-65, 105-90

Second Game

TALK ‘N TEXT 95—Pettigrew 33, Seigle 14, Rosser 13, Daghles 12, Washington 7, Fonacier 6, Carey 5, Miller 5, Williams 0.

GINEBRA 91—Johnson 46, Mercado 13, Tenorio 10, Caguioa 6, Urbiztondo 5, Marcelo 4, Brondial 4, Baracael 3, Pena 0, Helterbrand 0.

Quarters: 27-22, 53-48, 72-71, 95-91

Joescoundrel
05-12-2015, 08:35 AM
GlobalPort replaces import Patrick O’Bryant; Thomas to come in as interim but Famous is top choice

Rey Joble, InterAksyon.com · Monday, May 11, 2015 · 3:57 pm

Two games into the PBA Governors’ Cup and GlobalPort is already set to make an import change.

Despite going a perfect 2-0 to start the conference, the Batang Pier will be replacing former NBA player Patrick O’Bryant, GlobalPort team manager Bonnie Tan told InterAksyon.com.

“GlobalPort management and its coaches have decided to let interim import, Steve Thomas assume Patrick O’Bryant’s position while waiting for the team’s first option, Jarrid Famous,” wrote Tan in a text message.

The team official said that O’Bryant, who is averaging 13 points, 17 rebounds and 1.5 blocks, was simply not the best fit for the team.

“Despite his well executed plays that brought GlobalPort it’s 2-0 lead, he does not fit with the team’s system and intensity of play,” Tan added.

“We are appreciative of Patrick’s contribution thus far, but a long term vision for the betterment of the team takes precedence.”

The 6-foot-9 Thomas is a former Air 21 import that led the franchise to its first ever PBA finals appearance in the 2007-08 season. He will have a chance to show what he can do beginning with GlobalPort’s game against Purefoods Star.

The 6-foot-11 Famous played for Meralco in 2012. He averaged 26 points, 15 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in three games with the Bolts before being replaced.

Sam Miguel
05-13-2015, 08:07 AM
Globalport now 3-0; SMB scores

Musong R. Castillo

@inquirerdotnet

Philippine Daily Inquirer

1:36 AM | Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

GLOBALPORT extended its finest conference start last night, and the Batang Pier just sweetened the pot by conquering the Star (formerly Purefoods) Hotshots for the first time in their PBA lives.

Asian import Omar Krayem tossed in 17 of his 20 points in the final two periods and Stanley Pringle contributed all his 15 in the same stretch as the Batang Pier clipped the defending Governors’ Cup champion Hotshots, 91-89, for a 3-0 card at Mall of Asia Arena.

Terrence Romeo scored 17 points and pinch-hitting import Steven Thomas added 12 as Globalport, after eight previous failed bids, finally scored one over Tim Cone and the star-studded Hotshots crew.

“This is our first time to beat Purefoods,” Globalport coach Pido Jarencio, who has taken great advantage of the second lease of his coaching career, told reporters. “This is very positive for the team. We beat the defending champions.”

In the nightcap, San Miguel Beer barged into the win column with a 104-91 win over debuting Rain or Shine.

Import Arizona Reid topscored with 36 points while June Mar Fajardo added 24 for the Beermen who now tote a 1-2 card.

Krayem drained two triples from way out in the fourth period, while Pringle, a prime candidate for the Rookie of the Year award, came up with the play of the night with 12.1 seconds to go when he humbled Marc Pingris’ defense for 91-87.

It was also a great win for the Batang Pier considering that the Hotshots had control for most of the game. The Hotshots led by as many as 10, 42-32, and were 80-77 up going into the final six minutes.

Marqus Blakely tossed in 19 points that went with 17 rebounds, five assists and three steals to pace Star, but the other usual heavy scorers like PJ Simon and James Yap combined for just 22.

Thomas, who saw action for defunct Air21 several years ago, arrived Monday afternoon from Thailand and had just an hour’s practice.

Jarencio praised Thomas’ professionalism in taking over from the ineffective Patrick O’Bryant and giving it his all even if he knows that he will be here for just over a week.

Jared Famous, an agile 6-foot-11 center who once saw action for Lebanon in the 2012 Jones Cup which Gilas Pilipinas won, will be jetting in next week to be the third American reinforcement for the Batang Pier.

Meanwhile, KIA Motors battles Barangay Ginebra today at 7 p.m. at Cuneta Astrodome.

The first game will have Meralco shooting for a second straight victory against sister squad NLEX at 4:15 p.m.

The scores:

First Game

GLOBALPORT 91—Krayem 20, Romeo 17, Pringle 15, Thomas 12, Buenafe 8, Kramer 7, Semerad 3, Miranda 3, Mamaril 2, Isip 2, Jensen 2, Taha 0, Ponferada 0, Pinto 0, Hayes 0.

STAR 89—Blakely 19, Yap 12, Mallari 11, Simon 10, Barroca 9, Melton 8, Pingris 6, Devance 5, Pennisi 5, Maliksi 4, Reavis 0, Gaco 0, Allado 0, Alvarez 0.

Quarters: 23-16, 38-43, 65-68, 91-89

Second Game

SAN MIGUEL 104—Reid 36, Fajardo 22, Cabagnot 9, Lassiter 9, Tubid 8, Santos 6, Lutz 4, Ross 4, Espinas 4, Reyes 2, Omolon 0.

RAIN OR SHINE 91—McKines 19, Lee 17, Norwood 12, Quinahan 12, Cruz Jericho 11, Almazan 8, Uyloan 7, Ibanes 3, Belga 2, Teng 0, Arana 0, Cruz Jervy 0.

Quarters: 25-20, 43-42, 75-59, 104-91

Sam Miguel
05-14-2015, 08:42 AM
Ginebra, NLEX nail 1st Governors’ win

Musong R. Castillo

@inquirerdotnet

Philippine Daily Inquirer

3:18 AM | Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Orlando Johnson scored 47 points and had 17 rebounds and led Barangay Ginebra in turning back a Manny Pacquiao-inspired KIA Motors crew, 105-98, for the Gin Kings’ first victory in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.

Johnson scored seven straight points when the eight-division world champion entered the venue at the 7:36 mark of the second quarter as he helped the Gin Kings take the half from being 31-33 down.

It was nip-and-tuck from there as the Carnival played heads-up ball the rest of the way, their only downfall coming from 15 feet away when imports Jet Chang and Hamady Ndiaye took turns in missing critical free throws in the stretch.

The win was the first in three games for the Gin Kings, who again played without the 7-foot Greg Slaughter, Japeth Aguilar and Chris Ellis, but got the usual numbers from Johnson and crucial connections from Mark Caguioa and Josh Urbiztondo when the game hung in the balance.

“We were just after our first win, regardless of who we were up against,” said Ginebra coach Frankie Lim.

Urbiztondo scored on a fastbreak layup with 45.6 remaining that snapped the game’s last tie at 97, before Johnson made two free throws with a shade under 30 seconds left off Alex Nuyles to seal the deal.

KIA, which was led by tiny LA Revilla’s 20 points, dropped to 1-1.

Ndiaye had a miserable outing from the stripe, making just 7-of-16 attempts after going a perfect 5-of-5 in an upset victory over San Miguel Beer last week.

Pacquiao, less than two weeks after dropping a unanimous decision loss to Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas, showed up with his right arm in a heavy sling and fired up his Carnival no end.

Earlier, American Kwame Alexander fired 29 points and grabbed 17 rebounds and Asi Taulava had 20 and 10 last night as NLEX finally broke through with a 91-84 decision of sister squad Meralco.

The duo simply dominated inside and more than made up for the absence of prolific Asian reinforcement Michel Madanly as the Road Warriors tied the Bolts at 1-2 in the standings.

The scores:

First Game

NLEX 91—Alexander 29, Taulava 20, Canaleta 13, Cardona 9, Ramos 6, Arboleda H. 5, Villanueva J. 4, Villanueva E. 3, Borboran 2, Raymundo 0, Lingganay 0.

MERALCO 84—Emmett 44, Ando 18, Hodge 6, Sena 4, Ferriols 4, Wilson 2, Anthony 2, David 2, Ildefonso 0, Cortez 0, Guevarra 0.

Quarters: 17-16, 40-36, 63-59, 91-84

Second Game

GINEBRA 105—Johnson 47, Caguioa 16, Urbiztondo 11, Tenorio 10, Mercado 8, Tungalag 8, Brondial 3, Marcelo 2, Pena 0, Monfort 0, Helterbrand 0, Baracael 0.

KIA 98—Revilla 20, N’Diaye 19, Dehesa 19, Chang 10, Bagatsing 10, Nuyles 5, Ighalo 4, Alvarez 4, Thiele 3, Deutchman 2, Yee 2, Pascual 0.

Quarters: 23-27, 49-42, 73-65, 105-98

gameface_one
05-17-2015, 06:44 PM
San Miguel routs GlobalPort for second straight win

ABS-CBNnews.com
Posted at 05/17/2015 6:03 PM

San Miguel Beermen's Arizona Reid attempts a three-pointer against Globalport's Marvin Hayes. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.com
MANILA, Philippines – Import Arizona Reid waxed hot from beyond the arc as the San Miguel Beermen crushed the GlobalPort Batang Pier, 124-102, to register their second win of the PBA Governors Cup Sunday at the Cuneta Astrodome.

Reid scored a game-high 41 points and was nine-of-11 from beyond the arc, tying a franchise record. Marcio Lassiter added 24 points, five rebounds, and two assists for the Beermen.

It was SMB's second straight win after a 0-2 start to the conference.

"It feels good to be 100%... I played well last game against Rain or Shine, I played well tonight," said Reid, who struggled with illness in their first two assignments. "I'm not one to make excuses, but if you're sick, you're sick."

Now back to 100% fitness, Reid was simply dominant, and the Beermen fed off his energy. After leading by 11 points, 61-50, at the half, SMB completely pulled away in the third quarter as Reid and Lassiter took turns sniping from the perimeter.

The lead ballooned to 31 points, 104-73, when JuneMar Fajardo nailed a twinner early in the fourth period.

Chris Ross had 17 points and seven assists, while Alex Cabagnot added 12 points, seven rebounds, and four assists off the bench.

GlobalPort, meanwhile suffered its first loss of the conference after a 3-0 start to its campaign.

Import Steve Thomas and Terrence Romeo each scored 21 points for the Batang Pier, while Doug Kramer added 16 points and barely missed a double-double with nine rebounds.

The scores:

SMB 124 – Reid 41, Lassiter 24, Ross 17, Cabagnot 12, Fajardo 6, Tubid 6, Santos 5, Reyes 4, Fortuna 3, Lutz 2, Omolon 2, Espinas 2, Doruelo 0.

GLOBALPORT 102 – Thomas 21, Romeo 21, Kramer 16, Pringle 12, Jensen 10, Buenafe 9, Miranda 4, Krayem 4, Isip 3, Mamaril 2, Hayes 0, Semerad 0, Taha 0, Caperal 0, Pinto 0.

Quarter-scores: 34-21, 61-50, 102-73, 124-102

gameface_one
05-17-2015, 06:44 PM
San Miguel routs GlobalPort for second straight win

ABS-CBNnews.com
Posted at 05/17/2015 6:03 PM

San Miguel Beermen's Arizona Reid attempts a three-pointer against Globalport's Marvin Hayes. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.com
MANILA, Philippines – Import Arizona Reid waxed hot from beyond the arc as the San Miguel Beermen crushed the GlobalPort Batang Pier, 124-102, to register their second win of the PBA Governors Cup Sunday at the Cuneta Astrodome.

Reid scored a game-high 41 points and was nine-of-11 from beyond the arc, tying a franchise record. Marcio Lassiter added 24 points, five rebounds, and two assists for the Beermen.

It was SMB's second straight win after a 0-2 start to the conference.

"It feels good to be 100%... I played well last game against Rain or Shine, I played well tonight," said Reid, who struggled with illness in their first two assignments. "I'm not one to make excuses, but if you're sick, you're sick."

Now back to 100% fitness, Reid was simply dominant, and the Beermen fed off his energy. After leading by 11 points, 61-50, at the half, SMB completely pulled away in the third quarter as Reid and Lassiter took turns sniping from the perimeter.

The lead ballooned to 31 points, 104-73, when JuneMar Fajardo nailed a twinner early in the fourth period.

Chris Ross had 17 points and seven assists, while Alex Cabagnot added 12 points, seven rebounds, and four assists off the bench.

GlobalPort, meanwhile suffered its first loss of the conference after a 3-0 start to its campaign.

Import Steve Thomas and Terrence Romeo each scored 21 points for the Batang Pier, while Doug Kramer added 16 points and barely missed a double-double with nine rebounds.

The scores:

SMB 124 – Reid 41, Lassiter 24, Ross 17, Cabagnot 12, Fajardo 6, Tubid 6, Santos 5, Reyes 4, Fortuna 3, Lutz 2, Omolon 2, Espinas 2, Doruelo 0.

GLOBALPORT 102 – Thomas 21, Romeo 21, Kramer 16, Pringle 12, Jensen 10, Buenafe 9, Miranda 4, Krayem 4, Isip 3, Mamaril 2, Hayes 0, Semerad 0, Taha 0, Caperal 0, Pinto 0.

Quarter-scores: 34-21, 61-50, 102-73, 124-102