Mark Yee of Davao Occidental dives for the loose ball against Larry Muyang of San Juan as their respective teammates look on.

MPBL: Davao Occ forces rubber match

A big fourth quarter run allowed the Davao Occidental Tigers to keep their season alive and salvaged a 77-66 triumph over the San Juan Knights in Game 4 of the best-of-five finals series late Monday night at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. #MPBL

Bataan Risers (photo from MPBL Facebook)

MPBL: Bataan, Manila set up Final Four showdown

Bataan dumped Caloocan, 83-71, to complete the sweep as Richard Escoto had a soloid game for the Zetapro-backed Risers. The pride of Far Eastern University finished with 17 points and nine rebounds to lead the Risers charge. #MPBL

Bataan Risers (photo from MPBL Facebook)

MPBL Playoffs underway

The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Datu Cup begins its playoffs on Tuesday at the Bataan People’s Center as the host team and top seeded squad Bataan Risers take the floor against the Caloocan Supremos even as Manila and Bulacan start their own best-of-three series. #MPBL

Manila Stars (photo from MPBL Facebook)

MPBL: Manila overpowers Cebu

Manila beat Cebu black and blue on Tuesday’s MPBL Datu Cup even as Bacoor had its share of the spotlight by completing a comeback win at the Cuneta Astrodome.