La Salle Green Archers beat Ateneo Blue Eagles in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 79 Finals. Jeron Teng made the game-winning layup and also blocked the last attempt by Aaron Black as DLSU is one win away from the title.
Watch: La Salle vs Ateneo Finals Game 1 Highlights
Jayson Castro is back and contributed 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists as TNT Ka Tropa stopped the 2-game winning streak of Blackwater Elite.
Watch: TNT vs Blackwater Highlights
Ateneo Blue Eagles eliminated FEU Tamaraws in the UAAP Season 79 Final Four and set a finals showdown with La Salle Green Archers.
Watch: Ateneo vs FEU Final Four Highlights
Phoenix Fuel Masters with a big win over defending champions San Miguel Beermen, 92-85 led by former Gilas JC Intal with 22 points and Simon Enciso with 15 points.
Watch: Phoenix vs San Miguel Highlights
A look at the performance of the Gilas Rookies in the 1st week of the 2016-2017 PBA Philippine Cup.
Gilas Rookies PBA debuts
– Mac Belo (Blackwater) – 17 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists (Won vs Phoenix) / 25 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals (Won vs Meralco)
– Carl Bryan Cruz (Alaska) – 20 points, 14 rebounds and 2 steals (Lost to NLEX)
According to reports, the Christmas Day PBA Game between Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and Star Hotshots will be played at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.
Rookie Mac Belo was named PBA Player of the Week in his 1st week of playing in the PBA. Belo averaged 21 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals for Blackwater Elite who now holds a 2-0 record to start the 2016-2017 PBA Philippine Cup.
Watch: Mac Belo PBA Player of the Week Highlights