Breakthrough

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil As Ateneo claims a Final 4 slot, National U rewrites UAAP history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Ginebra coach Tim Cone is aware of that and will be shooting for a win at 6:45 p.m.Alaska also shoots for a sure win-once advantage in the quarterfinals when the Aces battle ousted NorthPort in the 4:30 p.m. game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESBIÑAN, Laguna—Henry Walker scored 26 points that went with 11 rebounds in an easy Petron Saturday Special outing and led Blackwater to a 120-99 victory over Columbian at Alonte Sports Center here for a shot at a twice-to-beat privilege in the first round of the PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs.Walker, an NBA veteran whose leadership has been an inspiration for Blackwater, played less than 29 minutes and the Elite led from start to finish to improve to 7-3 and make their clash with Phoenix Petroleum next weekend one for a twice-to-beat quarterfinal bonus.ADVERTISEMENT Four locals tossed in 10 or more to back up Walker—who shot a perfect 9-for-9 from the field—as Blackwater denied the Dyip a respectable exit by handing them a 10th loss against a win.“It’s a big game for us, the biggest game for this franchise,” coach Bong Ramos said as he failed to hide the excitement for the matchup that will happen at 4:30 p.m. next Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “There will be no Halloween break for us. We will spend the next days preparing for Phoenix.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLater in the night, San Miguel Beer continued its resurgence in the conference by ripping Rain or Shine, 109-97.Ramos told the Inquirer that he sees no weaknesses in Phoenix that they can take advantage of, adding they would need to play their best defensive game of the conference to have a shot at beating Eugene Phelps and the Fuel Masters. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “If we can play defense the way we want to, shut them down in a sense, makaka-tsamba kami,” he said of the match, which will also be a big one for his counterpart Louie Alas and his charges, who are also seeking to give their franchise a first-ever twice-to-beat advantage.“I feel that my players are up to a game that big,” Ramos went on. “This is what we have been playing for. It’s going to be a good game for both teams.”Akeem Wright had 28 points and 10 rebounds for the Dyip.Meanwhile, Magnolia shoots for No. 1 seeding Sunday also at the Big Dome in Cubao when the Hotshots tangle with Barangay Ginebra in the league’s best crowd-drawing matchup for years.The Hotshots have already secured a twice-to-beat privilege but are determined to turn back the Gin Kings and bag top ranking, which would mean the lightest assignment in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img