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San Juan escapes Davao Occidental for MPBL crown
by Roy Luarca - April 26, 2019 - 9:29am
The San Juan Knights played with grit and attrition to squeak past the Davao Occidental Tigers, 87-86, Thursday night and snatch the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup national title.
Knights a win away from MPBL crown
by Roy Luarca - April 17, 2019 - 9:19am
Jhonard Clarito put up a strong performance to power the San Juan Knights past the Davao Occidental Tigers, 67-62, Tuesday night and a 2-1 lead in their Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup national f...
Knights snatch MPBL finals opener in Tigers' lair
by Roy Luarca - April 12, 2019 - 8:34am
When the San Juan Knights got going, the Davao Occidental Tigers were unable to keep pace.
Davao Occidental, San Juan begin MPBL title showdown
by Roy Luarca - April 11, 2019 - 9:51am
With their firepower almost even, their home-court edge tilts the balance on the Davao Occidental Tigers’ favor in Game One of their national finals duel with the San Juan Knights for the Maharlika Pilipinas...
Knights, Tigers clash for MPBL Datu Cup crown
by Roy Luarca - April 9, 2019 - 9:25am
The San Juan Knights overpowered the Manila Stars, 83-74, to clinch the North division crown and arrange a national finals showdown with South division champion Davao Occidental Tigers in the Maharlika Pilipinas...
Tigers, Stars seek MPBL division titles
by Roy Luarca - April 5, 2019 - 5:13pm
Davao Occidental and Manila gun for division crowns and the national finals when they tackle Batangas City and San Juan, respectively, in separate venues in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup.
Cervantes sparks Manila's crucial MPBL win over San Juan
by Roy Luarca - April 5, 2019 - 9:16am
Reil Cervantes hit back-to-back triples in the homestretch to lift the Manila Stars past the San Juan Knights, 91-88, and move within a win of clinching the North division crown in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball...
Athletics reach MPBL South finals vs Tigers
by Roy Luarca - April 3, 2019 - 10:11am
Val Acuna may no longer be a Most Valuable Player contender, but he can still deliver for the Batangas City Athletics.
Knights first to enter MPBL North finals; Stars level series with Risers
by Roy Luarca - March 29, 2019 - 9:32am
Sparked by the hot-shooting John Wilson, the Knights finally broke loose at 77-66 ending the third quarter then continued their rampage in the fourth behind Mac Cardona to sweep the Capitals in their semifinals...
Zamboanga, Davao Occidental move a win shy of MPBL South finals
by Roy Luarca - March 28, 2019 - 10:17am
Zamboanga Family’s Brand Sardines was super spicy as they stunned the Batangas City Athletics, 72-58, and moved on the verge of barging into the South division finals in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League...
Knights, Risers inch closer to Northern final series in MPBL
by Roy Luarca - March 27, 2019 - 9:48am
The San Juan Knights asserted their superiority over the Quezon City Capitals, 94-86, to move within a win of advancing to the finals of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup North division at Bataan...
Zamboanga, Batangas barge into MPBL semis
by Roy Luarca - March 26, 2019 - 10:34am
Zamboanga Family’s Brand Sardines completed their recovery against the Muntinlupa City Cagers with a gripping 87-83 victory, advancing to the semifinals against the Batangas City Athletics in the Maharlika...
San Juan, Quezon City forge MPBL semis clash
by Roy Luarca - March 19, 2019 - 9:36am
The San Juan Knights and Quezon City Capitals thwarted their rivals Monday night and arranged a semifinals tussle in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup.
QC stuns Makati; San Juan prevails
by Roy Luarca - March 14, 2019 - 9:48am
The Quezon City Capitals pulled off the first shocker of the playoffs by trouncing the Makati Super Crunch, 88-77, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup.
Risers, Stars move one win away from semis
by Roy Luarca - March 13, 2019 - 10:15am
The Bataan Risers and the Manila Stars asserted their superiority over lower-ranked rivals late Tuesday to move within a win of advancing to the North division semifinals of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League...
Clutch break scoring mark; Risers post another victory
by Roy Luarca - March 8, 2019 - 9:56am
Flaunting a newfound offensive sock, the Clutch dumped the Quezon City Capitals, 120-105, Thursday night to climb to sixth spot in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup.
Davao Occidental repels Muntinlupa for 20th win
by Roy Luarca - March 7, 2019 - 9:45am
The Davao Occidental Tigers merely wanted to show that they’re the South division’s best team in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup.
Lanterns keep fire burning; Steel win
by Roy Luarca - March 6, 2019 - 9:51am
Though out of playoffs contention, the Lanterns showed they’re capable of lighting up the charts with a 91-76 romp over the Marikina Shoemasters in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup.
GenSan, Zamboanga subdue Cavite teams
by Roy Luarca - March 5, 2019 - 10:22am
The General Santos City Warriors repelled the Bacoor Strikers’ repeated rallies to prevail, 82-71, Monday night in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup.
South routs North in MPBL All-Star showdown
by Roy Luarca - March 3, 2019 - 12:30pm
The South All-Stars surprised their North counterparts with strong rebounding and accurate shooting en route to a 109-84 romp in the PayMaya Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup All-Star Extravaganza.
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