Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bmeg vs Talk and Terxt PBA Game Results Febreuary 29 2012

No import and no head coach.

No problem for the defending champion Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters.

The back-to-back all-Filipino champs hit 19 three-pointers as Talk ‘N Text played through adversity and emerged victorious over the B-MEG Llamados, 102-96, in Wednesday’s main game of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Jayson Castro made six of his seven three-point shots, including a backbreaking triple off a broken play that effectively sealed the game, and finished with 22 points to lead the importless Tropang Texters.

With B-MEG threatening late in the game after import Denzel Bowles made two free throws to shove his team to within three, 98-95, Castro decided to take matters into his own hands and drove hard to the basket. He got his lay-up rejected by Bowles, but recovered the loose ball and hit a triple that kissed the window before going in for a 101-95 lead with only 25.2 seconds left in the game.

“The only way to beat B-MEG was for us to hit our outside shots and we did it. It’s not everyday we’re going to hit 19 three-pointers and we’re fortunate we were able to do that,” said Talk ‘N Text coach Chot Reyes.

Reyes was ejected from the game in the third quarter for acquiring a second technical foul. He later admitted not knowing that “coaches are not allowed to cross the officials’ table.”
“Ignorance is not an excuse,” said Reyes. “I made a mistake and I took the blame for my ignorance of the rule.”
Reyes, however, praised his team for its excellent job on defense, especially in shackling James Yap and PJ Simon, two of the Llamados’ top guns. Yap was held to only five points on a lethargic 1-for-10 shooting from the field. Simon also struggled for three points on 1-for-4 shooting.
“We played a hell of a game and we had a well-executed defensive game plan,” said Reyes.
Talk ‘N Text got 19 points from Ranidel de Ocampo, 17 from Kelly Williams and 11 from Larry Fonacier as the locals more than made up for the absence of injured import Omar Samhan.
Denzel Bowles led the Llamados with 38 points and 12 rebounds.

The scores:
Talk ‘N Text (102) – Castro 22, De Ocampo 19, Williams 17, Fonacier 11, Dillinger 8, Alapag 8, Carey 6, Peek 6, Gamalianda 3, Reyes 2.
B-MEG (96) – Bowles 38, Devance 19, Pingris 8, Barroca 7, Intal 6, Yap 5, Urbiztondo 4, Yap 4, Simon 3, Reavis 2.
Quarterscores: 28-20; 61-49; 84-74; 102-96.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Alvin Patrimonio Slamdunk

Watch the Captain  with a Lion Heart, Alvin Patrimonio  when he made a tremendous slam dunk in this video from the 1987 slam dunk contest of the Philippine Amateur Basketball League, which featured the biggest stars outside the PBA back then. Jojo Lastimosa, Bong Alvarez, Nelson Asaytono, and Andy de Guzman were expected to battle for the crown, but a young freshman from Jose Rizal University named Vergel Meneses came along to steal it away. The most remarkable part? Meneses was competing as a guest dunker, as he wasn’t even a PABL player yet back then.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bmegs vs Barako bull PBA Results

B-MEG endured a tough game in its second straight outing, having to battle Barako Bull with import Denzel Bowles mired in foul trouble.

But Joe Devance stepped up as the Llamados outlasted the Energy, 88-86, for their second straight win in the 2012 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome.
Devance finished with 26 points while Marc Pingris, JC Intal and James Yap helped B-MEG rally from a double-digit deficit in the first half.

“We were playing hard, but we were not playing smart in the first half. You need to do both,” said B-MEG coach Tim Cone

“We didn’t have the concentration which we wanted in the first half. We were throwing the ball and we even couldn’t make a couple of inbounds.”

Bowles played limited minutes after picking up three fouls in the first quarter. He committed another foul after returning in the second period, as Barako took a 52-41 lead at the half.
Barako padded its lead to as high as 14 points, 55-41, in the third quarter, but the Bowles helped B-MEG come back with 10 points in the period while Devance and Pingris combined for 15.
Pingris had two dunks, including a thundering putback dunk over Mark Andaya that led to a three-point play. His short stab with 1:24 left in the third quarter gave the Llamados the lead.
The fourth quarter was a nip-and-tuck affair, with B-MEG taking an 87-83 lead entering the last two minutes off six combined points from Devance and Bowles.

The Llamados was still holding on to that lead when Willie Miller hit a clutch three-pointer with 11.1 seconds left to cut the Barako deficit to one point, 87-86.
Barako sent Josh Urbiztondo to the foul line in the next play. The guard split his charities, giving Barako one last chance.
The last play was designed for Miller, who was able to shake off three B-MEG defenders, but missed a potential game-tying banked shot as the final buzzer sounded.
“I’d like to tip my hat off to Pingris, who played a tremendous second half. JC also did a great job defensively while Roger [Yap] stepped up down the stretch for the second straight game for us,” said Cone.
Pingris achieved a milestone on Wednesday by becoming the 42nd player to join the 1,000-offensive rebound club. He was the fifth player to reach the feat this season after Kerby Raymundo, Sonny Thoss, Don Allado, and Rico Villanueva.

Bowles had 19 points for the Llamados while James Yap, who was celebrating his 30th birthday, added 14.

Barako import DerMarr Johnson, who posed problems for the Llamados’ wingmen in the first half, scored 21 points, but was limited two only two points in the second half. Don Allado added 14 points for the Energy, which lost after winning its opener versus Alaska last Friday.
The scores:

B-MEG (88) — Devance 26, Bowles 19, Yap 14, Pingris 9, Intal 8, Urbiztondo 4, De Ocampo 3, Reavis 2, Yap, R. 2, Barroca 1, Simon 0.
Barako Bull (86) — Johnson 21, Allado 14, Pennisi 12, Miller 9, Tubid 8, Pena 7, Arboleda 5, Salvador 4, Lanete 2, Andaya 2, Najorda 2.
Quarterscores: 26-23; 41-52; 69-71; 88-86

Patrimonio and Cone's Perception on Bmeg's Import Denzel Bowles

B-MEG coach Tim Cone and team manager Alvin Patrimonio both think the squad has found a gem of an import in Denzel Bowles.
A 22-year-old former college star at James Madison University, Bowles is only in his second tour of duty overseas, after playing earlier this season in Lithuania. But while both Cone and Patrimonio are thrilled by Bowles’ potential, they think there still is a lot of room for improvement for the young reinforcement.

“Denzel, he’s on the floor, and he’s a dominant guy, but we can’t have him on the floor for a very long time because of foul trouble,” said Cone after Bowles played limited minutes in B-MEG’s win over Barako Bull because of foul trouble.
“He’s so valuable in our team and we cannot afford to lose him. That’s something that he needs to learn that there are fouls that you don’t have to give up. He needs to improve on that as he gets along as well as his defense. That’s not only for himself but also when he pursues his NBA dream in the future.”
Patrimonio, meanwhile, said that Bowles could play with more fire.
“He needs to play aggressive,” said Patrimonio, who was known for his fiery competitiveness during his Hall of Fame PBA career.
“He has the potential to become a dominant import. He’s 22 years old, but he needs to work on his aggressiveness to show that he belongs in the PBA.”


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

JC Intal And Kerby Raymundo Stats on their Debut Games

JC Intal and Kerby Raymundo both involved in the recent trade had their game debuts for their new teams.

Ginebra vs Petron – Ginebra won 84-82
Kerby Raymundo Ginebra debut
10 points and 6 rebounds
-5/16 from the field
-No Free throw attempt
-3 turnovers
-Played 31 minutes

B-Meg vs Meralco – B-Meg won 96-93
JC Intal B-Meg Debut
-10 points and 6 rebounds
-4/6 from the field
-2/2 from the Free throw line
-1 turnover
-Played 15 minutes only due to an injury

JC Intal injury update:
(JC Intal @jcintal6 Tweet: “Just got home from cardinal santos. Nothing serious guys. I just have to rest and ice it. Thank u for all ur tweets. Good win tonight B-Meg.”)

(Bianca Gonzales @iamsuperbianca Tweet: “jc just had an x-ray and there’s a dent on the bone of his ribs, he will have to rest, but he’s okay. hope he gets well soonest.”)

Now, let’s move on from this trade. Congrats B-Meg and get well JC!

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Bmeg Vs Meralco Results

Bowles stars as B-MEG outlasts Meralco

B-MEG coach Tim Cone expected a tough battle in his team’s first game against the Meralco Bolts.

“The first game is always a struggle, that’s for sure. You’re not clean on what you do and you get distracted. We were distracted in the second quarter and we lost that big lead,” said Cone.

“But what I found out with these guys is that they don’t panic right away. We got our game under control in the second half and played the way we wanted to play.”

The Llamados squandered a 15-point lead in the first period, but recovered in time to settle for a 96-93 win over the Bolts on opening day of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Denzel Bowles, B-MEG’s celebrated import, put up decent numbers of 27 points and 11 rebounds in his debut game while Josh Urbiztondo and Roger Yap played key roles in the second half, allowing the Llamados to get their second wind and pick up a win in this short import-laced conference.

“Denzel played as good as advertised,” said Cone. “We’ve just talked about him and for good reasons. He just ran out of steam in the second half and I had to give him quick breaks. But Rafi Reavis did a tremendous job covering up for him.”

“Denzel played with two other imports in the European League and he’s been averaging 25 minutes in a 40-minute game, unlike here where he had to play 48 minutes and see action for 35 to 40 minutes per game,” added Cone.

Despite looking visibly tired in the second half, Bowles was able to make key plays for the Llamados, including two monster alley-oop dunks off passes from Urbiztondo.

“We’ve been working on it during practice,” said Bowles, who had an impressive stint in Lithuania before joining the Llamados.

Cone also heaped praise on Roger Yap, who did an excellent job guarding Mac Cardona for several stretches. Cardona was having a scorching night, finishing with 32 points, but Yap put the lock on the prolific scorer late in the game.

“Roger did an excellent job on Cardona and once he started doing that, I couldn’t take him out,” said Cone.

Yap’s three-point play started a short 6-0 run that gave B-MEG an 89-76 spread with 4:51 left, but Meralco, behind Cardona, was able to mount another rally.

Cardona’s two free throws shoved the Bolts to within three points, 92-89, with 48.6 seconds remaining, but Bowles and Urbiztondo combined to make four of six free throws in the Llamados’ next three plays to seal the win.

The scores:

B-MEG (96) – Bowles 27, Yap, J. 18, Urbiztondo 10, Intal 10, Simon 10, De Vance 7, Yap, R. 7, Pingris 5, Barroca 2, Reavis 0, De Ocampo 0.

Meralco (93) – Cardona 32, Famous 24, Artadi 13, Ross 7, Borboran 6, Hugnatan 6, Macapagal 3, Espinas 2, Timberlake 0, Taulava 0

Quarterscores: 33-18; 43-46; 73-71; 96-93
B-MEG (96) – Bowles 27, Yap, J. 18, Urbiztondo 10, Intal 10, Simon 10, De Vance 7, Yap, R. 7, Pingris 5, Barroca 2, Reavis 0, De Ocampo 0.

Meralco (93) – Cardona 32, Famous 24, Artadi 13, Ross 7, Borboran 6, Hugnatan 6, Macapagal 3, Espinas 2, Timberlake 0, Taulava 0

Quarterscores: 33-18; 43-46; 73-71; 96-93