PBA Governor’s Cup Finals Game 7: The Ginebra Kings are Champions again!

Photos by Winston Baltasar / Write-ups by JC Ansis, Charmie Lising, Sid Ventura

Repeat! Barangay Ginebra claims Govs’ Cup title for second year in a row by JC Ansis

“Champions again.

The Barangay Ginebra Kings successfully defended their crown after defeating the Meralco Bolts, 101-96, in Game 7 of the 2017 Oppo PBA Governors’ Cup finals on Friday at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.”
Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/repeat-barangay-ginebra-claims-govs-cup-title-for-second-year-in-a-row#ixzz4wlwhIl9K

 

Finals MVP LA Tenorio is Ginebra’s resident superhero by Charmie Lising

_P2A8574 LA Tenorio wins back-to-back MVPs

“In every PBA crown that LA Tenorio has won, he emerged as the Finals MVP.

It began in the 2010 Fiesta Cup when he was still with the Alaska Aces, and then he continued the Finals MVP tradition now that the Barangay Ginebra Kings have reigned supreme in back-to-back Governors’ Cup.”

Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/finals-mvp-la-tenorio-is-ginebras-resident-superhero#ixzz4wlrIRCsZ

 

Tim Cone wins his 20th PBA title in front of 54,000 and he can’t wait to tell Erik Spoelstra  about it by Sid Ventura

_P2A8539 zoomed Tim Cone celebrating
“Tim Cone is the winningest coach in Philippine Basketball Association history. His latest – the 20th now for those keeping count – came Friday night at the Philippine Arena when the Barangay Ginebra Kings took Game 7 of the 2017 Oppo PBA Governors’ Cup at the expense of the Meralco Bolts.”

Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/tim-cone-wins-his-20th-pba-title-in-front-of-54000-and-he-cant-wait-to-tell-erik-spoelstra-about-it#ixzz4wlvcEBZv

 

Durham fails to accomplish mission, hopes to try again next year by Charmie Lising
_S1A3450 Allen Durham with an up and under past Greg Slaughter

“’It’s tough, it hurts.’

These were the sentiments of a visibly frustrated Allen Durham after the Meralco Bolts suffered another PBA finals loss at the hands of the Barangay Ginebra Kings.”

Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/durham-fails-to-accomplish-mission-hopes-to-try-again-next-year#ixzz4wlwNMd4j

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PBA Finals Game 6: Meralco Bolts stave off the Ginebra Kings, 98-91

Photos by Winston Baltasar / Write-ups by Chuck Araneta, Charmie Lising, Sid Ventura

Meralco hangs tough down the stretch, forces Game 7 vs. Barangay Ginebra by Chuck Araneta

“When it looked liked Barangay Ginebra would rewind the tape and conjure up memories of a thrilling fourth-quarter finish, the Meralco Bolts slammed the door shut on them.

The result? A Game 7 for the ages.”
Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/meralco-hangs-tough-down-the-stretch-forces-game-7-vs-barangay-ginebra#ixzz4waPhfGjk

 

Collective effort: Meralco’s local crew shine in Game 6 – by Charmie Lising

_S1A2172 Reynel Hugnatan beats Scottie Thompson for the rebound

“Much has been said about Allen Durham’s extraordinary strength and awe-inspiring talent as he continues to be the most vital cog for the Meralco Bolts in the ongoing 2017 Oppo PBA Governors’ Cup finals.

The back-to-back Best Import of the Conference, however, cannot do it on his own. He can turn supernova at any moment and score most of the points, but against a very tough champion team like Barangay Ginebra, a one-man show is simply not bound to work. Significant and consistent contributions from his teammates are badly needed.”

Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/collective-effort-meralcos-local-crew-shine-in-game-6#ixzz4waRNekws

 

Black after Meralco forces Game 7: ‘These moments are where heroes are made’ by Charmie Lising

_S1A2273 Jared Dillinger with an uncontested three

“The battlecry for my team tonight was just to play on Friday. We just wanted to do whatever we had to do tonight to win this game to give ourselves a chance to do that,” the Meralco mentor said. “To be quite honest with you, this is where we wanted to be the entire conference. We wanted to put ourselves in a situation where we could win this championship.”

Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/black-after-meralco-forces-game-7-these-moments-are-where-heroes-are-made#ixzz4waVvOnrA

 

Cone readies Ginebra for ‘best two words in sports: Game 7’ by Sid Ventura

_S1A1091 Tim Cone

“There was no repeat of last year’s Game 6 comeback as the Barangay Ginebra Kings fell to the Meralco Bolts, 98-91, in this year’s Game 6 of the Governors’ Cup Finals Wednesday night at the Philippine Arena. And while Tim Cone laments the wasted opportunity to finish off the Bolts and celebrate another championship, he’s been around long enough to know that the last win in a series is always the toughest.”

Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/cone-readies-ginebra-for-best-two-words-in-sports-game-7#ixzz4waZ6Tzdn

PBA Finals Game 2: Ginebra defeats Meralco, 86-76, with a thrilling 4th quarter comeback – 20171015

“Ice-cold all game long, LA Tenorio struggled to make an impact on a game that seemed to be swinging their opponents’ way.

But when Barangay Ginebra needed him the most, the reigning Finals MVP responded and dealt a knockout blow to the Bolts.”

 

All photos by Winston Baltasar

Recap by Chuck Araneta 
Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/tenorios-heroics-deliver-game-2-win-for-barangay-ginebra#ixzz4vpcydRRh

 

_S1A8763 Ginebra's Greg Slaughter battles for the rebound with Meralco's Allen Durham

Feature on Greg Slaughter by Carlo Pamintuan  http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/winning-title-is-only-goal-for-newly-crowned-bpc-greg-slaughter

 

_S1A8730 Former Ateneans LA Tenorio and Chris Newsome on the different sides now

Feature on LA Tenorio by Charmie Lising http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/the-hero-ginebra-deserves-tenorio-bails-out-the-kings-in-game-2

 

_S1A8548 Ginebra's Greg Slaughter wins Best Player of the Conference and Allen Durham wins Best Import

Write-up by JC Ansis                                      http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/ginebras-slaughter-wins-first-bpc-plum-meralcos-durham-named-best-import-anew

 

_S1A8870 Basketball legend Bobby Jaworksi talks with fans while Toyota teammate Francis Arnaiz watches the game

Feature on Bobby Jaworski and Francis Arnaiz by Charmie Lising  http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/iconic-duo-jaworski-arnaiz-show-up-as-ginebra-wins-game-2

Winsam Cellphone Photography Workshop – 20171001

In order of age (or is it beauty?), Jaime, JJ, Raffy, and Glynis came to my Sunday Cellphone Photography Workshop. 

It’s not the camera but the photographer who takes the shot. Some of our photos taken with a cellphone are much better than what an amateur can take with an expensive DSLR camera. 

The workshoppers came with varying degrees of aptitude and interest. One was interested in travel photography; he would be going to Europe soon. One was very much into street photography. 

I adopt my workshops to the needs of my workshoppers so I ditched my presentation for Portrait Photography and talked about composition, proper exposure, and how to catch what Henri Cartier-Bresson calls “the decisive moment.”

The workshoppers soaked the teachings like a sponge. Here are some of their photos from the workshop photo walk:

Pond Sculpture by Raffy Javier
Fallen Leaves by Jaime Gonzalez

Street and Duck by JJ Gonzalez

Photo of the Day: Boracay Paraw Sail Boat

When they told us the boat could take 10 passengers, didn’t think we’d be sitting on the sailboat’s outrigs. 

I should have taken the little boy hawker’s offer to buy a plastic supot to put my cellphone in. I thought I could just put it inside my jacket. 

Little did I know that waves would be crashing on me as I was precariously balanced on balance beams spreading from boat’s sides like a spider’s spindly legs. 

But I’m a photographer and I need to take photos. As sun set, I took the cellphone out. It had a fisheye lens on, which was serendipitously appropriate for the setting. 

I’m just glad I didn’t lose my phone to the fishes. 

PBA Semis G1: Barangay Ginebra overwhelms TNT KaTropa – 20171002

Recap by Carlo Pamintuan / Photos by Winston Baltasar

“Two playoff games. Two beatdowns.

The Barangay Ginebra Kings are now two wins away from getting a chance at defending their title after they took a 1-0 lead in their semifinal series against TNT in the 2017 Oppo PBA Governors’ Cup with a comfortable 121-84 victory, Monday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.”

Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/barangay-ginebra-draws-first-blood-with-rout-of-tnt-in-game-1#ixzz4uMSX0Prp

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