Gabby Espinas and Gian Abrigo combined forces and put up 21 points and nine rebounds together, but the rest of the Stars were also more busy forcing turnovers on their rivals, who turned the ball over 23 times.
Riding on the crest of an eight-game winning run and a perfect streak with head coach Rich Alvarez in tow, the Warriors found a more determined, more aggressive counterparts in the Caloocan Supremos, who pulled off an inspiring 79-70 triumph. #MPBL
The Go For Gold-backed Knights demolished the Cebu Sharks, 86-69, to stretch their winning streak to 10 and remained as the only unbeaten team in the tournament put up by Senator Manny Pacquiao with PBA legend and former MVP Kenneth Duremdes serving as commissioner. #MPBL
Patrick Cabahug drilled in 27 points, including five triples, but got plenty of help from his teammates, most notably Will McAloney, Edrian Lao, Victor Nuñez and Michael Cenita who stepped up when needed the most as the Casino Ethyl Alcohol-backed Sharks came back from 15 points down in the first half before completing a win. #MPBL
The home team Clutch will host the Rizal Golden Coolers in the main game at 9 p.m. right after the first two matches, which feature three teams trying to get into the win column. #MPBL
After a slow 15-21 first quarter start, the Strikers uncorked 35 points in the second period and never looked back since then on their way to another victory in this import-laden M-League conference #MLeague
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
“Yung pressure defense namin sa backcourt and yung extra effort namin sa rebound, malaking bagay yun,” – Philip Cezar #MPBL
“I’ll take any win, even if it’s ugly,” – Bataan coach Jojo Lastimosa #MPBL
Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Datu Cup match between the Manila Stars-Robust Energy Capsule and the Mandaluyong El Tigre-Data Land at the San Andres Sports Complex, Malate Manila.