TNT deals Alaska yet another defeat

first_imgRR Pogoy scored 16 points in the fourth period, Jayson Castro and Ranidel de Ocampo knocked down crucial jumpers and the Texters rallied even with import Michael Craig leaving the game as TNT rose to 2-1.Alaska blew leads as large as 14 points and dropped to 0-4 this conference, its streak for futility now up to 12 games dating back to the last conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The 13th game in that streak would be Blackwater on Aug. 23.“We knew all along that Alaska is becoming a very dangerous team [despite their losing streak],” TNT coach Nash Racela said. “Despite the situation they are in, I think it will just be a matter of time before they win again. I just didn’t want that to happen in this game.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trailing practically all of Friday night, TNT KaTropa did all the right things in the endgame on both ends and dealt Alaska another painful defeat, 107-106, in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Fajardo still ready to play in Fiba Asia Cup if calf injury improves OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Surcenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Craig still went on to lead the Texters with 28 points, with Pogoy finishing with 25 after making a career-high seven triples.LeDontae Henton led the Aces with 42 points, but missed what would have been the game-winning running jumper near the buzzer.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Matthew Wright stays upbeat after Phoenix loss to Ginebra

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra But that, too, does not faze Wright.If anything, he feels this affords him the learnings his team sorely needs for the steeper trek ahead which is the playoff round.“You know, more than anything, I’m trying to find the silver lining, this really prepared us for the playoffs—what the playoff atmosphere is like with the crowd, with the intensity,” Wright said.“I’m proud of the guys that we fought. We were up almost the whole game but a couple of breakdowns—my part defensively—were very costly.Phoenix, a relatively young team in the PBA, absorbed only its second loss in the Philippine Cup. They now set their sights on their final assignment in the elimination round which is a date with defending champion San Miguel Beer.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Isa Molde rues UP’s lack of mental toughness in loss to Ateneo Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “We felt like we shot ourselves in the foot, There were a couple of calls that didn’t go our way that were unfortunate but it’s basketball,” Wright told reporters.“It wasn’t that tough of a loss. We’re not gonna let that emotionally affect us. They’re a good team and we have had a good season so far,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAfter a whirlwind of buckets and lead changes, Phoenix—the No. 1 team in the all-Filipino conference—suddenly saw themselves playing catchup late in the game.The FuelMasters’ inability to clamp down on Ginebra in the dying seconds cost them a chance at securing the first twice-to-beat privilege. Phoenix Fuel Masters. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoenix Pulse’s Matthew Wright squandered a chance to send the game against Ginebra into overtime, but the FuelMasters marksman said the missed shot—along with the lapses he made throughout Sunday’s 100-97 loss on Sunday night—aren’t going to weigh him down.For starters, it wasn’t that heartbreaking of a defeat.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I feel like more important than our record right now is us getting better and becoming more cohesive as a team the next couple of weeks before playoffs,” Wright said.The FuelMasters tangle with the Beermen on Saturday at Panabo Multi-Purpose Tourism, Sports & Cultural Center in Davao del Norte.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more