Chris Bitoon and Aris Dionisio, Manila’s 1-2 punch, led a balance attack by the Stars, who posted their fourth win in five games and won two in a row at home.
Richard Escoto presided on the team’s offense, finishing with a double-double performance of 19 points and 11 rebounds while leading the United Royals to a morale-boosting victory over his former squad. Escoto along with head coach Eric Gonzales were some of the former members of last season’s Risers’ squad. #MPBL
The Knights squandered a 21-point lead in the first period, but kept their composure all game long on their way to preserving a 74-72 win over the Pasay Voyagers. #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
Pasay edged title contender and home team Muntinlupa, 76-75, in overtime to stay unbeaten after two games in the Mahalika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Season 3 at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex #MPBL
“We would like to showcase the beauty of Basilan and its friendly people,” – Basilan Steel team manager Jackson Chua #MPBL
Newcomers Yvan Ludovice and Richard Albo stepped up anew to provide the firepower needed by the Cocolife-backed Tigers in notching their second win in as many games of this tournament put up by Senator Manny Pacquiao with PBA legend and former MVP Kenneth Duremdes serving as commissioner. #MPBL
The Basilan Steel went through some anxious moments before ripping the Bicol Volcanoes, 94-83, to make a good impression as one of the top tier teams in the 31-team cast put up by Senator Manny Pacquiao with PBA legend and former MVP Kenneth Duremdes serving as commissioner. #MPBL
“Manny is quick to pick up,” said Fernandez to an online source, adding that Pacquiao is about at “60 percent” ready.
Starting June 12, teams can now get two Fil-foreign players and include them in their 20-man roster (15 to play). These Fil-foreign players, however, should not exceed the 6-foot-4 height limit.