PBA All-Star show on

PBA All-Star show on

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLed by the most decorated coach in league history and a superstar hoping to make a memorable homecoming, the PBA Mindanao All-Stars take the first crack at the Smart PBA All-Stars on Wednesday night in the first of three legs of the annual mid-season showcase at Davao del Sur Sports Complex in Digos City.Coach Tim Cone will call the shots for the Mindanao All Stars led by Digos-born Scottie Thompson as they test the Smart All-Stars whose members make up the national team seeing action in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls The Barangay Ginebra coach is looking forward to giving the national team the warm up it needs as Gilas prepares for the Qualifiers next month.“We’ll look like Gilas than Gilas themselves,” said Cone of the 7:30 p.m. match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We’ll be the small team playing a team like the Australians. We’ll play Gilas style.”The national team is preparing for their June 29 match-up against Chinese Taipei in Taiwan and July 2 against Australia at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gilas veterans Gabe Norwood, Japeth Aguilar, Calvin Abueva, Troy Rosario, Roger Pogoy, Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz and Allein Maliksi attended practice on Monday.The Smart All-Stars will be handled by Meralco’s Norman Black, who is in his fifth All Star appearance but will be coaching in the annual spectacle for the first time in 21 years.Cone, a winner of two Grand Slams with Alaska and San Mig Coffee (now Magnolia), will handle a team that also includes his former players from those teams—Mark Barroca, PJ Simon, Rafi Reavis, Sonny Thoss and Cyrus Baguio.Mac Belo, Baser Amer, Poy Erram, RR Garcia and Carlo Lastimosa complete the regional All Stars that will try to duplicate, if not better, a 114-114 standoff the Mindanao squad scored versus Gilas in Cagayan de Oro City last year.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sino-Filipino Day golf tournament set for May 28 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 View commentslast_img

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