Saturday, July 10, 2010

PBA Friday - July 2, 2010

I watched the PBA games last July 2 with a double-header that is crucial to all four teams. The games were held at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium, Manila.

Scalpers were all over the place. Since it's a game featuring two of the most famous teams of the land, the Ginebra Gin Kings and the San Miguel Beermen, they take advantage of the long lines of people. I got my ticket for 200 bucks for its original price of P160. Some sell for as much as P400. Wow!

The first game featured Ginebra Gin Kings squaring off against Rain or Shine Paintmasters. The winner gets the instant quarterfinal slot. The goes to the more difficult path, the wild card phase. The Kings won with a blowout score.

The furious Sol Mercado makes free throw

The second game featured two San Miguel Corporation teams, San Miguel Beermen and Derby Ace Llamados (formerly Purefoods Giants). The winner of this game gets an instant semi-finals berth, along with fron-runner Talk n' Text. San Miguel won by a small margin.


It's fun to watch the games live from time to time. There are lots of action in the basketball court that sometimes are not seen on TV. The sideline huddles, the emotional crowd cheering for their respective teams, the physical play between competitors. You can only see that if you watch live.

Let's support the PBA games!

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