Michael Juico had a rare double-double performance for the ADG Construction-backed Giant Lanterns as he pumped in 14 points and 11 rebounds while leading his squad to their eighth win in 12 games and fortified their hold of the fifth spot of the tough northern division
In attendance were members of Grab Philippines community, ONE Championship senior executive Victor Cui, and team Lakay athletes Eduard Folayang, Geje Eustaquio, ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio, and Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao. Also in attendance as a special guest was Filipino sports icon and national hero, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.
“We’re doing this to make sure it will not hamper the preparation of teams as they build up for the playoffs, ” – MPBL commissioner Kenneth Duremdes #PBA
PBA chairman Ricky Vargas, TNT’s representative to the PBA board, and league commissioner Willie Marcial met with MPBL CEO and founder Manny Pacquiao and league commissioner Kenneth Duremdes in their all out war against illegal gambling that has been tarnishing the image of both leagues. #PBA #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
Flaunting their deep bench, the Davao Occidental Tigers clobbered the Quezon City Capitals, 90-82, for their seventh straight victory and a 9-1 record in the South division of the 31-team league founded by Sen. Manny Pacquiao. #MPBL
The Victory Liner-supported Supremos notched their fourth straight win, this after whipping the SOCCKSARGEN Marlins-Armor On, 93-77.
No team will enjoy a home court advantage as the games will be held at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City and squads will try to make their move and avoid falling deeper in the team standings. #MPBL
Two judges scored the bout 115-112 for Pacquiao, while Glenn Feldman scored it 114-113 for Thurman. The Associated Press also scored it 115-112 for Pacquiao. #PacThurman
Both the Frontrow-backed Stars and the ADG Construction-supported Giant Lanterns are coming off back-to-back victories, but only one them could sustain that winning run when they square off in their 6:30 p.m. encounter.