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2011 PBA Draft: Winners and losers

by Mikkel Bolante and Jaemark Tordecilla, InterAKTV | interaksyon.com InterAKTV/Markku Seguerra In sports, they say, everyone’s a winner — some just win better than others. We covered the proceedings of the 2011 PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday and figured out who won, and who didn’t. Winner: Powerade Tigers Powerade looked to have a pretty good … Continue reading

SMART-Gilas members mull withdrawal from PBA draft

Source: InterAKTV | interaksyon.com SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team Chris Lutz, Marcio Lassiter, Jason Ballesteros, Mac Baracael, and Mark Barroca have turned in their applications to the 2011 PBA Rookie Draft on August 28, but some of them may end up withdrawing their names from consideration. The league gives players until August 26 to take back their … Continue reading

Alapag wins 2011 PBA Most Valuable Player award

Source: InterAKTV | interaksyon.com InterAKTV/Markku Seguerra Talk ‘N Text playmaker Jimmy Alapag was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2010-11 season of the Philippine Basketball Association. The 33-year-old pintsized guard edged versatile Petron Blaze forward Arwind Santos and Barangay Ginebra fan favorite Mark Caguioa for the top individual honor at the league’s annual  Leo Awards … Continue reading

Petron Blaze bounces back, mauls Talk ‘N Text in game 4

Source: InterAKTV | interaksyon.com Petron Blaze leveled the series with a strong performance in game 4, disconnecting Talk ‘N Text, 105-83, Sunday night in the 2011 PBA Governors’ Cup finals at SMART-Araneta Coliseum. The Boosters bounced back from humiliating losses in games 2 and 3 with a stellar fourth game to tie series at 2-2, and … Continue reading

Gilas cagers torn between playing for the Philippines and PBA

by June Navarro | Philippine Daily Inquirer NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan—Fight for stardom in the Philippine Basketball Association or continue serving the national flag. The majority of the Smart Gilas Pilipinas players are torn between two golden opportunities that could shape their careers after the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas committed to extend the national team program … Continue reading

New PBA draft rule closes door on new Fil-Ams

By Nelson Beltran | philstar.com The 2011 PBA Rookie Draft is essentially close to Fil-foreign players, except Smart Gilas Pilipinas mainstays Chris Lutz and Marcio Lassiter. This is the major ramification of a recent PBA board resolution opening the coming draft only to homegrown players now playing in the PBA D-League and to players who … Continue reading

No such advantage?

By Joel Orellana | businessmirror.com.ph TALK ‘N TEXT won the last eight games of the elimination phase and breezed through the semifinals to enter the title showdown on an 11-game winning streak. But Tropang Texters head coach Chot Reyes was quick to dismiss talks about their advantage in momentum as they enter the title series. … Continue reading

PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals: Tale of the Tape

By Brian Yalung | mb.com.ph MANILA, Philippines – As predicted, the dream title showdown between the Talk ’n Text Tropang Texters and the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings has been sealed. The teams start their best of seven title series to determine who will be crowned this year’s 2011 PBA Commissioner’s Cup champions. This developed after … Continue reading

Long rest not an advantage – Chot

BY Waylon Galvez | mb.com.ph MANILA, Philippines — Talk ‘N Text head coach Chot Reyes doesn’t believe that having a longer break will be an advantage against Barangay Ginebra when they begin their PBA Commissioner’s Cup Final series tomorrow. While Barangay Ginebra will only have two days of rest before returning to action at the … Continue reading

Ginebra eyes title berth again

Source | inquirer.net MANILA—Barangay Ginebra and the Smart Gilas Pilipinas five tangle again tonight with the Gin Kings looking to close out the Nationals in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series. The fourth game of the best-of-five duel is set at 6 p.m. at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao with the Gin Kings looking to bounce back after a Game 3 … Continue reading

Kings make final push vs Smart Gilas

By Nelson Beltran | philstar.com Ginebra KIngs’s Nate Brumfield tries a next-to-impossible shot against behemoth Marcus Douthit (right), Aldrech Ramos and Chris Tiu in their game Wednesday. The Nationals won, 100-88. MANILA, Philippines – Barangay Ginebra and Smart Gilas resume their PBA Commissioner’s Cup best-of-five semifinal showdown today after a two-day rest with the Kings taking a second … Continue reading

PBA: We Want to Win – Douthit

By Brian Yalung | mb.com.ph Marcus Douthit of Smart Gilas Manila, Philippines – As most people do their traditional church visits, basketball players are bound to be savoring the break to rest, recuperate or spend more time with their family. As most people, I decided to cap off my Maundy Thursday routine by going to … Continue reading

Pro league foresees deep draft

By Joaquin Henson | philstar.com MANILA, Philippines – From all indications, it will be a deep draft in the PBA on Aug. 28 as a slew of collegiate hotshots and standouts from Smart Gilas are expected to apply for the two-round lottery. PBA commissioner Chito Salud said the other day all Fil-foreigners will be required … Continue reading

Solid Texters troop into final

By Nelson Beltran | philstar.com Air21 import Alpha Bangura (23) drops out of a crowded battle for rebound with, from left, teammate Jay Reyes and Talk n Text’s Ranidel de Ocampo, Paul Harris (partly covered) and Ali Peek. JOEY MENDOZA MANILA, Philippines – Talk n Text shrugged off a listless start and pounded Air21 three-fourths of the way … Continue reading

Toroman sees grudge showdown in Game 4

By: Waylon Galvez | mb.com.ph MANILA, Philippines — Smart-Gilas showed signs of life Wednesday as the national team zoomed to a 100-88 victory over Barangay Ginebra and extended their semifinal series in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Playmaker JV Casio best typified the Nationals’ determined drive as he fired a career-best 30 points, 24 of which … Continue reading

PBA: Air21 secures last quarterfinal ticket

Source: abs-cbnnews.com MANILA, Philippines – The Air21 Express made it into the PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals by beating the Alaska Aces, 92-83, at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday. According to PBA.ph, the Express finished the single-round-robin elimination phase with a 5-4 win-loss slate. Air21 has an identical win-loss record with Barangay Ginebra and Alaska Milk but … Continue reading

(basketball) Powerade, MVP-backed teams head D-League cast

Source: gmanews.tv A total of 10 teams led by Powerade Tigers-University of the Philippines and Maynilad and Metro Pacific Tollways of businessman/sports Manuel V. Pangilinan will see action in the inaugural staging of the Philippine Basketball Association‘s Developmental League (D-League). Chito Salud   This was disclosed by PBA commissioner Atty. Chito Salud to GMA News. … Continue reading

(pba basketball) New import excites Texters coach

Source: mb.com.ph MANILA, Philippines — Already teeming with offensive tactics in their arsenal, newly-crowned PBA Philippine Cup champion Talk ’N Text is tapping the services of an import known for his defensive prowess when it bids for a back-to-back championship in the Commissioner’s Cup. The Tropang Texters will be parading Syracuse stalwart Paul Harris in … Continue reading

(basketball) Smart Gilas to give pros headache

By Joey Villar | philstar.com MANILA, Philippines –  Smart Gilas Pilipinas could really make a good run in the PBA Commissioners Cup as indicated by its impressive showing in recent tune-up matches. The Nationals humbled the Meralco Bolts B-Boys, 91-87, Wednesday then fought the Barangay Ginebra Kings to a 104-all standoff Thursday. “We’re holding our … Continue reading

(basketball) Texters open bid versus Gilas five

By Nelson Beltran | philstar.com MANILA, Philippines -It’s the third playdate of the 2011 PBA Commissioners Cup that features Philippine Cup losing finalist San Miguel Beer versus Air21 in the other game. By Feb. 25, the Tropang Texters and the Beermen have taken a three-week rest after their Philippine Cup title collision. Barangay Ginebra and … Continue reading


Smart Gilas Schedules (Preliminary Round)
Sept 16-PHL vs UAE
Sept 17-PHL vs China
Sept 18-PHL vs Bahrain


Final Team Standings
Champion - Iran
2nd - South Korea
3rd - Smart Gilas Pilipinas
4th - Taiwan
5th - Japan
6th - Jordan
7th - Malaysia
8th - UAE

Smart Gilas Game Results
Aug.6-PHL 73-59 Iran
Aug.7-PHL 90-78 Taiwan
Aug.8-PHL 72-76 Jordan
Aug.9-PHL 86-68 Malaysia
Aug.10-PHL 70-78 Korea
Aug.11-PHL 95-60 UAE
Aug.12-PHL 94-78 Japan
Aug.13-PHL 59-78 Iran
Aug.14-PHL 82-72 Taiwan


3-18 March 2012

PH Azkals
Qualifier from Group D
Qualifier from Group D

FIBA Asia 2011 Calendar

28 May–5 June
22nd FIBA Asia Champions Cup
Manila, Philippines

21-28 Aug
24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women
Omura-Nagasaki, Japan

15-25 Sept
26th FIBA Asia Championship
Wuhan, China

2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championship
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championship for Women
Urumqi, China