The southpaw forward came up the biggest when his team needed him most, pointing Rain or Shine to
the Governors’ Cup Finals and earning for himself the Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week
honors for the period July 16 to 22.
B-MEG may be down, but definitely not out. The Llamados made the right runs at the right time to beat Rain or Shine, 91-81, Wednesday and stay alive in their PBA Governors Cup championship duel before 12,135 paying fans at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. James Yap scored a gamehigh 30 points and Marqus Blakely bucked foul trouble to finish with 24, 13 rebounds and five assists as B-Meg avoided the collapses...
Rain Or shine vs B-Meg which is the real underdog
HAVING made it to the Finals for the very first time since joining the PBA in 2006, Rain or Shine hope to take its dream a step further and go all the way to clinch a championship as well. B-Meg head coach Tim Cone, on the other hand, has his sights trained not only on leading the Llamados to a second straight title but, on a personal note, he is bidding to tie a league record. These are the scenarios present as Rain or Shine and B-Meg clash for the championship of the season ending PBA Governors Cup. Game One is set Sunday night at 6 pm at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Peter June Simon was at the right place at the right time, scoring a putback off a broken play with 2.5 seconds left to lift the B-MEG Llamados to a tense 74-72 win over the Barangay Ginebra Kings at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum on Friday night.
The victory sealed a second straight championship berth for the Llamados, as they face the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the Governors’ Cup finals that begins on Sunday.
THE long wait for Rain or Shine is finally over. The Elasto Painters simply proved tougher and more poised in hurdling B-Meg, 92-82, Wednesday to claim the first finals slot in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Jeff Chan scattered a game-high 25 points and Jamelle Cornley added 16 points and as many rebounds in leading Rain or Shine to its second win in five semifinal games and 10th in 14 overall that gave it its first-ever championship stint in six seasons with the league.
DESPITE his Rain or Shine team's recent downward spiral in the PBA Governors Cup semifinals coach Yeng Guiao is not about to push the panic button just yet and he maintains a first-ever finals stint is in the offing for his charges. The main reason, he explained, is the team chemistry that was lacking in the Elasto Painters' loss to Powerade in the seventh and deciding game of their Philippine Cup semifinal duel.
Reigning champ Petron Blaze is virtually dethroned, its sad fate coming at the hands of Commissioner’s Cup titlist B-Meg that is determined to have a shot at a rare back-to-back championships. The Llamados made a giant turnaround from 19-point deficits in the first half and pushed the Boosters to the cliff with a stirring 104-93 triumph in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night.
Two-time MVP winner James Yap emphatically said so when asked if he’s playing in their crucial
faceoff with the Petron Blaze Boosters at the resumption of the PBA Governors Cup semifinal round at
the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday.
In the official rites retiring Robert Jaworski’s Ginebra jersey No. 7, the Gin Kings made a vow they would live on the legacy and legend of the cage icon. They didn’t disappoint in the game held right after the ceremony. Cedric Bozeman scored on a teardrop shot in the closing seconds and the Kings – fighting with Jaworski’s never-say-die attitude -- beat out the Petron Blaze Boosters, 87-85, in a tight match to gain solo third place in the PBA Governors Cup semifinal round at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday night.
Published on July 8, 2012 NOBODY, even coach Yeng Guiao through what has now become a familiar move, could give Rain or Shine the spark it was looking for. Then Beau Belga picked the right time to provide it, igniting the Elasto Painters to a 99-86 win over the Meralco Bolts Sunday in the PBA Governors Cup semifinals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The burly center boomed in two triples, sandwiching a rare four-point play by Ronjay Buenafe and made up a 10-2 surge from a 72-74 deficit that stirred more life into Rain or Shine.
Arwind Santos turned from goat to hero in the last seven seconds of the game, helping the Petron Blaze Boosters escape a gritty Rain or Shine five, 90-89, in thrilling PBA Governors’ Cup action at the Ynares Center on Friday night.
Santos’ putback off a missed shot by Alex Cabagnot gave the Boosters a 90-86 lead and proved to be the insurance basket the team needed to pull out the hard-earned victory.
Rain or Shine threatened to steal the game late after trailing by as much as 23 points in the first half.