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IT could be a case of if you can't beat them, join them.Magnolia has secured a commitment from former Best Import Mike Harris as its import in the coming PBA Reinforced Conference.Coach Chito Victolero confirmed both parties have agreed ...
Nov 1, 2021
PBA
IT'S another bridesmaid finish for Magnolia in the PBA Philippine Cup.Yet, coach Chito Victolero said he's ready to go with this current crop of Hotshots if given another shot at playing in the finals of the all-Filipino conference." ...
Oct 30, 2021
PBA
NEW YORK -- As they retreated back to the grim four walls of their locker room, sadness quickly enveloped the Magnolia Hotshots.But "there were no tears," said coach Chito Victolero following his team's 4-1 series defeat to the TNT ...
Oct 30, 2021
PBA
RAFI Reavis has a pleasant history with the two coaches battling it out in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup Finals.The 44-year-old Magnolia slotman was once coached by TNT's Chot Reyes early in his PBA career, while his ...
Oct 28, 2021
PBA
WHILE Mark Barroca provided the spark on the court in Game Three, he also delivered encouraging words that also helped Magnolia take its first victory in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup Finals.Barroca had 16 points including nine in the final period ...
Oct 26, 2021
PBA
MIKEY Williams came through with a performance to remember as the clutch rookie almost singlehandedly carried TnT Tropang Giga in a 106-98 loss to Magnolia on Sunday night in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals.The 28-year-old guard bombed away ...
Oct 24, 2021
PBA
FOR about a quarter and a half in the latter stages of Game Two of the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup finals, a Magnolia squad that had undoubtedly been a top-two team for most of the conference looked like it could stand ...
Oct 23, 2021
PBA
MAGNOLIA need not fret being down 0-2 in the PBA Philippine Cup finals against TnT.If there's any franchise capable of bouncing back from such deficit, it's the Hotshots themselves.And history will bear them out.Three Purefoods teams ...
Oct 23, 2021
PBA
THE opening game of what was expected to be a tight 2021 PBA Philippine Cup Finals matchup between TNT and Magnolia did not exactly live up to the billing, to say the least.After a series where the Tropang Giga exchanged blowout ...
Oct 22, 2021
PBA
CHITO Victolero offered no excuses for Magnolia's blowout loss to TnT Tropang Giga in Game 1 of a 2021 PBA Philippine Cup Finals that was anticipated to be a dogfight between two mighty corporate rivals."Bad start, bad game," was ...
Oct 21, 2021
PBA
APPARENTLY, Ian Sangalang was also nursing an injury that hampered his movement in Game 1 of the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup Finals between Magnolia and TnT Tropang Giga."Back spasm," was the curt reply of coach Chito Victolero when asked on what ...
Oct 20, 2021
Caloy Yulo: "I feel all of this competition will be revenge, all of it. AFTER missing out on the podium in the Tokyo Olympics, Caloy Yulo focuses on another big event in Japan as he goes for gold in the 50th FIG ...
Oct 20, 2021
PBA
ALTHOUGH TNT and Magnolia had to go through a lot of sacrifices in the ongoing 2021 PBA Philippine Cup, Tropang GIGA coach Chot Reyes wants to emphasize that what they are experiencing inside the semi-bubble in Pampanga is nowhere near to ...
Oct 19, 2021
PBA
CHICAGO - When he gazes at Magnolia in tomorrow's Game One of the PBA Finals, two things worry Tropang Giga head coach Chot Reyes the most."Their press and their hunger," he told me via text message on a hectic Tuesday ...
Oct 19, 2021
PBA
MAGNOLIA coach Chito Victolero and TNT coach Chot Reyes expressed their mutual respect for each other on the eve of Game 1 of the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup finals.During the virtual pre-finals press conference on Tuesday, Victolero and Reyes exchanged ...
Oct 19, 2021
PBA
WHO is the hungrier team in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup finals? Looks like the question will only be answered at the end of the series.TNT and Magnolia will start their best-of-seven finals series on Wednesday at the Don ...
Oct 19, 2021
PBA
CHOT Reyes is bracing for another difficult coaching battle as he goes up against Chito Victolero in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup Finals."Tim Cone was a special challenge. Leo Austria was a special challenge. And now, it's going to be ...
Oct 18, 2021
PBA
MAGNOLIA coach Chito Victolero paid tribute to Meralco after the Hotshots ousted the Bolts in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup semifinal round.The 45-year-old Victolero said the Bolts made it difficult for the Hotshots in the semifinals which concluded with ...
Oct 16, 2021
PBA
CHITO Victolero tweaked his starting unit for Game 6 of Magnolia's PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series against Meralco on Friday.It all worked out in the end.The Magnolia coach inserted Justin Melton in the starting five and relegated high-scoring ...
Oct 15, 2021
PBA
CHICAGO - "By the book" when it comes to adherence to league rules is a unique trait that puts a sheen on Alaska as the most respected team in the PBA.Being "family-oriented" is another endearing quality. But things get a little ...
Oct 12, 2021
PBA
MARK Barroca has found himself in the same predicament as Poy Erram and Jayson Castro.Like the two TnT Tropang Giga stars, Barroca is expecting a new member of his family as wife Ruselle is due to give birth to their third ...
Oct 10, 2021
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