Stars of Manila shine their way to 2nd place

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Spitfire guard Chris Bitoon joined forces with Kyles Lao in an explosive finish as Manila repulsed Parañaque, 98-88, on Wednesday night to grab second place in the MPBL Datu Cup at Valenzuela Astrodome.Bitoon poured nine of his 22 points in the second half, while Lao came off the bench to finish with 14 points as the Stars rallied in the fourth period to hike their record to 11-2 in the North division.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Later, Bacoor ruined former player Mikee Reyes’ debut with Valenzuela as the Strikers overcame the Classic, 88-81.Leo de Vera delivered a breakout performance with 11 points and 17 rebounds, while Rama Morales stepped up for the struggling Gab Banal, tallying a career-best 23 points for the Strikers, who improved to 8-5 for solo third in the South division.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPlaying his first game since he was traded by Bacoor for Rocky Acidre, Reyes took only one shot and ended up scoreless, but finished with 12 assists, five rebounds and three steals. The former University of the Philippines guard also missed two potential game tying free throws down the stretch.Morales got off to a blistering start, unloading 16 points in the opening half, before fouling out midway in the fourth quarter. LATEST STORIES De Vera nailed a jumper with 1:13 remaining for a four-point cushion for the Strikers, who also drew a solid performance from Samboy de Leon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Three teams target third win View commentslast_img read more