PBA Finals Game 1 San Miguel vs Meralco

2024 PBA Philippine Cup Finals schedule (Game 1)

Smart Araneta Coliseum

7:30pm – San Miguel Beermen vs Meralco Bolts


San Miguel opens quest for PBA title No. 30

San Miguel


With 29 crowns overall, San Miguel has a veritable chokehold of the Philippine Basketball Association’s championship tally that will last for years, with the Beermen’s closest pursuer only having 15 and won’t be around for a shot at the next one.

So count on this edition of the Beermen to make the most out of the chance to widen the gap, especially when they are only four more wins away from delivering the franchise’s landmark 30th trophy while defending their Philippine Cup reign. FULL STORY

PBA Finals also a chance to up sneaker game for Ross, Newsome

Chris Newsome and Chris Ross settle for battle in the PBA Finals

Chris Newsome and Chris Ross set for battle in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net

There are a lot of interesting match-ups and storylines that will figure in the upcoming 2024 PBA Philippine Cup between the Meralco Bolts and the San Miguel Beermen.

Include the sneaker game in the equation.

San Miguel guard Chris Ross,  known to showcase head-turning shoes including a Kobe 6 and Off-White custom a few months ago, is certain to show off his signature kicks in the Jordan line for the grandest stage in the conference. FULL STORY

PBA Finals: San Miguel’s ‘Martilyo Gang’ ready for more vs Meralco

San Miguel Beermen's Don Trollano and Jericho Cruz during a PBA game.

San Miguel Beermen’s Don Trollano and Jericho Cruz during a PBA game. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—Last conference in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, San Miguel’s Jericho Cruz revealed there’s a certain theme in the Beermen’s bench en route to the import-laden championship run.

This time in the Philippine Cup Finals, Don Trollano knows the same thing will continue as the franchise guns for its 30th PBA championship.

The “Martilyo Gang” is well and alive and the Bolts will have quite the problem trying to figure out the “Death 15’s” sub-group. FULL STORY

PBA: Brandon Bates’ emergence comes timely for Cliff Hodge, Meralco

Cliff Hodge Meralco Bolts PBA Finals

Meralco Bolts’ Cliff Hodge during the PBA Finals press conference.–PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines—Veteran forward Cliff Hodge couldn’t be more proud seeing the progression of Meralco rookie Brandon Bates.

After a slow start to his young PBA career, Bates has found his niche with the Bolts when it mattered most and his emergence was one of the reasons why his team is in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals.

“It just helps me because I can take a few minutes of rest. I need that. I’m getting old,” said the 36-year-old Hodge, who is in his 11th season in the league. FULL STORY

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