Kings’ best yet to come

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Ginebra became the first team to clinch a quarterfinals berth after Sunday’s 111-105 win over Meralco in Santa Rosa City in Laguna.The loss was the Bolts’ fifth straight. But Chris Newsome would rather take a positive approach than dwell on their continuing struggles. He believes the Bolts can still turn things around.“It seems like a hard hill to climb now,” said Newsome. “But in our locker room, everyone’s positive, trying to keep their heads up.”With reigning Best Import Allen Durham back for a third tour of duty, the Bolts began the conference with a 109-106 win over the Columbian Dyip.On Friday, Meralco blew a 10-point fourth quarter lead in a 91-94 loss to Blackwater.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Slaughter has not played since early September due to a sprained ankle while Mercado had surgery on his meniscus.Dela Cruz, on the other hand, has yet to make his Ginebra debut due to an Achilles tendon injury he sustained while training for the National team last year.There is also the probability that Joe Devance, who is recovering from a stress fracture in his left foot, may be available for the Oct. 13 duel at Quezon Convention Center.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 ChrissThe Kings’ succeeding game will be on Oct. 28 when they face the Magnolia Hotshots at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The impending return of Slaughter and company should provide the league leaders, currently toting a 7-1 card, a boost in their campaign now that the PBA Governors’ Cup is entering the playoffs phase. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Part 2: Assessing PH women’s volleyball “Whenever we have some lapses, that causes us the game,” Newsome said. “We just have to be aware of those lapses.” —PBA.PHSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments 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 award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption PBA IMAGESHelp is coming for Barangay Ginebra.Greg Slaughter, Sol Mercado and Art dela Cruz may return from injuries this Saturday when the Gin Kings head to Lucena City, Quezon, to face the winless Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more