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THE MPBL Datu Cup comes down to an end on Thursday night as fans will witness the ascension of the first ever national champion. Either host team Davao Occidental or San Juan will be feted here at the Rizal Memorial College Gym as they battle it out one last time this season.
DAVAO Occidental was eight minutes away from seeing its season come to an end until Billy Robles and Eman Calo combined forces and conspired down the stretch to lead the Tigers to a 77-66 triumph over San Juan in Game 4 of the best-of-five championship series and deny the Knights a grand celebration at the Filoil Flying V Centre.
HISTORY COULD rewrite itself on Monday as San Juan shoots for the national championship of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup with a win against Davao Occidental in Game Four of their best-of-five finals series today at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.
At the maximum, the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL)still has two games left this season depending on the outcome of the ongoing national finals between San Juan and Davao Occidental. The Knights are enjoying a 2-1 advantage and have a chance to wrap things up with a win at home. A Tigers victory would send the series back to Davao to determine the first-ever National Champion of the Datu Cup.
AFTER Ray Parks and Gab Banal, two more notable second generation players might bring their wares to the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) next...
DAVAO -- The Davao Occidental Tigers enjoy the comfort of home and after dethroning inaugural staging champions Batangas City Athletics, they are now taking advantage of getting a two-day rest before plunging back to action today where they face the San Juan Knights at the start of their MPBL Datu Cup best-of-five championship series.
BATANGAS CITY -- With its season hanging in balance, Batangas City Athletics brought it’s A-game in front of their local folks and it started from Val Acuña, last season’s Most Valuable Player.
BATANGAS CITY -- Zamboanga became the latest low-ranked team to pull off a quarterfinal series win over a highly-rated rival as it ushered Muntinlupa, last season’s runner-up to the exit door of the MPBL Datu Cup even as inaugural staging champion Batangas City kept its back-to-back championships aspiration following its victory late Monday night here at the Batangas City Coliseum.
EXPECT a slam bang encounter as powerhouse teams Bataan Riers and Manila Stars begin their semifinal round even as San Juan Knights battles a Quezon City Capitals that is making a Cinderella run in the northern division of the MPBL Datu Cup Tuesday night at the People’s Center in Balanga, Bataan.
POWERHOUSE teams Bataan Risers and Manila Stars arranged an explosive Final Four encounter in the northern division of the MPBL Datu Cup after prevailing over their respective rivals late Wednesday night at the San Andres Gym in Manila.
ANDREW Estrella played one of the best games of his career in his team’s most pivotal match to carry the Quezon City Capitals to a hard-earned 77-74 win and sweep their MPBL Datu Cup quarterfinals series against the Makati Super Crunch.
KING Destacamento, the 22-year-old homegrown center of the Bacoor Strikers, successfully underwent surgery on his fractured face and nose he received from a wayward elbow of Denmar Mahaling of the General Santos Warriors.
THE Quezon City Capitals picked a perfect time to snap the Makati Skyscrapers’ 15-game winning run -- and it happened at the start of their MPBL Datu Cup best-of-three quarterfinals series late Wednesday night at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
BATANGAS CITY -- The Batangas City Athletics is back at the upper half of the playoffs, but it didn’t come the easier route just as it did last time around.
FOR many years, Jojo Lastimosa found himself playing in the Philippine Basketball Association All-Stars, one of the most memorable perhaps came in the 1989 edition when he was still seeing action for the Rookies and Sophomores team alongside Alvin Patrimonio, Benjie Paras, Ato Agustin, Jerry Codiñera, Ronnie Magsanoc, Nelson Asaytono and Dindo Pumaren, among others, going up against the Veterans team headed by Robert Jaworski and Ramon Fernandez.
SAN JUAN and Caloocan pulled off contrasting wins in the MPBL Datu Cup and fortified their aspirations ahead of the playoff round.
BATAAN Risers tries to hold on to the solo lead in the MPBL Datu Cup even as host team Valenzuela hopes to catch the last bus to the quarterfinal round when it shoots for a win in the main game of Tuesday’s double header at the Valenzuela Astrodome.
LOOKS like the Gen San Warriors are poised to clinch a top four berth -- and beyond -- in the MPBL Datu Cup.
BALANGA -- Bataan and Makati subdued their respective rivals on Wednesday night here at the People’s Center and put themselves in good position to secure the home court advantage heading to the playoffs of the MPBL Datu Cup.
CALOOCAN and Bulacan relied on their awesome twosome to turn back their respective rivals in the MPBL Datu Cup on Wednesday night at the Caloocan Sports Complex.
TWO of the hottest teams in the MPBL Datu Cup will try to keep their winning ways when they take on separate rivals on Tuesday at the Batangas City Coliseum.
DAVAO Occidental, a team from down south in the MPBL Datu Cup, has joined the mix of championship contenders.
BATANGAS and Makati cities continued to roll in the MPBL Datu Cup after coming up with similar victories over their respective rivals at the Marist School Gymnasium Monday night.
ANGELES CITY, PAMPANGA -- Bataan streaked to its 12th straight win on Monday night here at the Angeles University Foundation Arena, but its most productive output in the MPBL Datu Cup against the Basilan Steel proved to be an indication of better things to come for the Bataan Risers.
Bataan Risers, Muntinlupa Cagers, Manila Stars, Davao Occidental Tigers, San Juan Knights, Bacoor Strikers, Makati Super Crunch and Batangas City Athletics. Halfway in the MPBL Datu Cup and these teams appeared to be locked in for a spot in the playoffs, cracking themselves in the top four of their respective divisions in the tournament put up by Senator Manny Pacquiao with PBA legend Kenneth Duremdes serving as commissioner.