Rain or Shine ousts TNT to set up semis duel vs San Miguel

Rain or Shine Elastopainters Gian Mamuyac during a PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals game against TNT Tropangg Giga. –PBA IMAGES Rain or Shine staved off TNT’s fourth quarter comeback to eke out a 110-109 victory Wednesday and a trip to the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals at Ninoy Aquino Stadium. The Elasto Painters will take on the…

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PBA: Rain or Shine bounces back to even series vs TNT

Rain or Shine’s Jhonard Clarito.–PBA IMAGES MANILA, Philippines–With its top gun frosty once again, Rain or Shine on Sunday turned to its youth brigade to slip past TNT, 121-113, and bring their best-of-three PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinal race to a decider. Jhonard Clarito set the tone early while Andrei Caracut put the finishing touches on…

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TNT pummels Rain or Shine for 1-0 quarterfinals lead

TNT Tropang Giga’s Calvin Oftana during a PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals game against Rain or Shine. –PBA IMAGES MANILA, Philippines–TNT cranked things up in the second half on Friday night to spill Rain or Shine, 116-99, and draw first blood in their PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals duel. The Tropang Giga leaned on the one-two punch…

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PBA: Converge upsets playoffs-chasing TNT

Converge FiberXers’ Patrick Maagdenberg in the PBA Philippine Cup game against TNT. –PBA IMAGES MANILA, Philippines–Bottom team Converge put a dent on TNT’s bid to enter the quarterfinals after hanging on for a 107-103 win in the PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Philsports Arena in Pasig City. Playing with nothing but pride, the FiberXers got…

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TNT remains wary amid tight playoff race despite latest win

TNT Tropang Giga coach Chot Reyes during a huddle in a PBA Philippine Cup game. –PBA IMAGES MANILA, Philippines—TNT coach Chot Reyes remained wary of the PBA Philippine Cup playoff race even after defeating Phoenix at Ninoy Aquino Stadium on Wednesday. Despite the close 108-101 win over the Fuel Masters, Tropang Giga are still in…

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Ginebra scrapes past TNT for third straight win

Ginebra Gin Kings’ Japeth Aguilar in the PBA Philippine Cup. –PBA IMAGES MANILA, Philippines–Barangay Ginebra used a balanced attack in the final two quarters on Friday night to escape TNT by the skin of its teeth, 87-83, and claim its third straight win in the PBA Philippine Cup. After seeing their 21-point cushion vanish by…

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TNT snaps slide, but Chot Reyes wants to ‘fix ourselves first’

Before worrying on what lies ahead, coach Chot Reyes would rather have TNT self-reflect on what it needs to address amid a shaky campaign in the Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup. “We have to fix ourselves first,” said Reyes after the Tropang Giga’s 92-90 survival act on Sunday over the Meralco Bolts at Ninoy Aquino…

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Calvin Oftana helps TNT slip past Meralco

TNT Tropang Giga’s Calvin Oftana.– PBA IMAGES MANILA, Philippines–TNT escaped Meralco by the skin of its teeth on Sunday afternoon, pocketing a key 92-90 victory over corporate sibling Meralco in the PBA Philippine Cup. The Tropang Giga hit some timely shots and then made key stops towards the end of the contest at Ninoy Aquino…

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Loss gives Reyes hope TNT can compete vs ‘big boys’

Brandon Ganuelas- Rosser (No. 45) battles for the loose ball. —PBA IMAGES TNT fell short of beating rival San Miguel in Sunday night’s PBA Philippine Cup double-header in Antipolo City. But head coach Chot Reyes feels that his charges still gave a good account of themselves in the 91-89 loss that had them dropping to…

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June Mar Fajardo, San Miguel survive TNT

San Miguel Beermen center June Mar Fajardo.–PBA IMAGES ANTIPOLO CITY — San Miguel flaunted its poise on Sunday night to weather TNT, 91-89, and annex a second straight victory to open its title retention bid in the PBA Philippine Cup. Reigning Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo, still recovering from his calf problem, delivered 15…

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