Gilas Pilipinas is facing tall odds at the FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon, sorely lacking in size. Andray Blatche passed for safety reasons while June Mar Fajardo is nursing an injury.
Tropang TNT import Ivan Johnson has been known to be a hot-head since his first tour of duty in 2015.
Rico Maierhofer was slapped with hefty P20,000 fine by the PBA seen as a mockery to the game in connection with his attempted block using his shoe.
Barangay Ginebra downed the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 93-81, in the PBA Governors Cup matchup held at the Al Shabab Club in Dubai.
The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters survived a 40-point effort from Terrence Romeo, hacking out a 119-112 victory over the stubborn Globalport Batang Pier quintet over at the Al Shabab Club in Dubai.