Liveblogging: Barangay Ginebra vs. Red Bull

Barangay Ginebra vs. Red Bull (07/20/2008) 
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7:26
Good evening everyone!
7:27
Gary here again, getting ready for the game between Ginebra and Red Bull, starting in a few minutes.
7:28
at the moment, air21 is going to lose by 23 points against magnolia, and people are cheering a rare ken bono sighting.
7:28
He has already scored a couple of points, assuring the presence of his name in the newspapers tomorrow.
7:29
Homer Se of Air21 looks like he’s going to be the player of this game, with 31 points, even if he suffered cramps sometime at the end of the 3rd q.
7:29
almost finished.
7:30
87-113, magnolia wins. Air21 played without an import.
7:31
Philsports arena is starting to fill up. The camera shot of the crowd outside is exactly what we expect from a Ginebra game.
7:32
in other words, punong puno.
7:34
bunch of commercials pa po. Gonna start in a bit.
7:35 [Poll]
Ginebra or Red Bull?
Ginebra

 ( 33% )

Red Bull

 ( 67% )

7:37
they’re showing music videos for some reason
7:38
of will.i.am at the moment, someone else earlier.
7:41
alrighty here we go.
7:42
ed picson and jason webb are covering the game.
7:43
thats great, ed picson is the best commentator in the country today, imo.
7:44
stats showing playoffs rivalry of the 2 teams since 2004.
7:44
ginebra won last 2004, but red bull won the succeeding ones in the years after.
7:44
so they have met 4 times, with red bull winning the last 3.
7:46
7:48
ok here we go. whistle has been blown and player introductions are starting.
7:49
tip off!

7:50
pacana fouled baguio
7:50
robinson almost travels.
7:50
pacana to helterbrand, helterbrand scores.
7:51
red bull has turned it over twice now, another by alvarez.
7:51
foul by alvarez on junthy valenzuela.
7:51
valenzuela goes to FTs
7:51
sinks both
7:52
baguio to robinson, takes 3, misses
7:52
junthy tries shot underneath, misses, hits rim
7:52
baguio sinks jumper, first two for red bull
7:52
2-4 ginebra
7:52
helterbrand sinks 3
7:53
red bull turns it over, helterbrand tries 3, misses
7:53
helterbrand tries again, sinks 3
7:53
10-2 ginebra
7:53
parada tries long two, misses.
7:53
helterbrand with another stop and pop jumper, sinks it.
7:53
11 of 12 pts are helterbrands’
7:54
capacity crowd is very animated
7:54
billy mamaril fouls mick pennisi, pennisi sinks 1st FT
7:54
sinks both
7:55
pacana tries jumper off the curl, misses. alexander tries putback twice, is fouled by pennisi.
7:55
alexander goes to FTs
7:55
[Comment From aira]
go PUREFOODs.. joke
7:56
misses 1st FT, sinks 2nd
7:56
oo nga, purefoods. hehe.
7:56
baguio blocked by alexander
7:56
valenzuela scores.
7:57
alexander blocks baguio again, then mamaril blocks parada.
7:57
crowd cheering ginebra.
7:57
helterbrand misses 3
7:57
baguio violation, off. foul on pacana
7:58
04-15 ginebra
7:58
alexander is fouled, goes to FTs., sinks 1st
7:58
misses 1st rather, but sinks 2nd
7:59
pennisi tries 3, misses.
7:59
helterbrand terrible shot, misses.
7:59
baguio drives, looks like another charge but passes to robinson, who scores. and 1.
7:59
6-16 ginebra, with 1:48 in 1st.
8:00
robinson misses pass from parada.
8:00
pacana sinks long jumper.
8:00
helterbrand bad shot again, misses badly.
8:00
parada misses 3
8:00
time out ginebra.
8:02
ok here we go.
8:02
some kind of ginebra violation, turns it over.
8:02
b. mamaril called for ill. pick
8:03
baguio drives. passes to alvarez, goes to pennisi, they run out of time.
8:03
bad off. set by red bull.
8:03
pacana guarded by robinson, but turns it over underneath.
8:04
baguio flubs pass, turns it over again.
8:04
so far, not a very good game. marked by turn overs from both sides.
8:04
alexander misses on two man game between him and helterbrand, but misses.
8:04
pennisi misses 3
8:05
ginebra drives again, but misses drive. ball remains with gin.
8:05
give and go with raffy reaves results in turnover.
8:05
parada posts
8:05
another turnover by r. bull.
8:05
artadi tries to drive, robinson called for blocking foul, his 2nd.
8:06
celino cruz replaces him.
8:06
3:56 in 1st, 06-18 ginebra
8:06
artadi bad shot
8:06
ginebra loses possession
8:06
raybach comes in to replace pennisi
8:07
scores hasnt changed in a long time.
8:07
adriano misses jumper
8:07
ball goes out, poss. still with red bull
8:07
parada misses j
8:07
salvacion misses 3
8:08
artadi tries corner j, miss
8:08
artadi almost got a steal, fouled by c. cruz.
8:08
time out r. bull, 2:52 left in 1st
8:08
so far, not a very good game. Turnovers galore and zero points.
8:09
in the last, probably, 5 mins or so.
8:09
ok here we go again.
8:10
parada is being reported to have a right hamstring injury.
8:10
helterbrand misses 3
8:10
parada is still on court anyway
8:10
bagui misses j
8:10
salvacion misses 3
8:10
when are they gonna score?!?
8:11
artadi finally heard me, scores on a high flying layup
8:11
after a steal
8:11
baguio with terrific drive, scores.
8:11
artadi with great last second pass to alexander, scores from underneath.
8:11
delay of game warning to alexander for pushing ball away.
8:12
c. cruz travels.
8:12
another turnover.
8:12
why am i not surprised.
8:12
alexander with putback. he just threw it up and went in.
8:13
another miss by r. bull.
8:13
24-8 ginebra.
8:13
artadi sinks j. he’s getting hot.
8:13
artadi fouls baguio away from the ball.
8:13
eric menk comes in.
8:14
adriano finally sinks a jumper at the end of the 1st q
8:14
still being reviewed by refs. if counted.
8:14
end of 1st q
8:14
zzzzz
8:15
[Comment From aira]
wow.. of all people si ARTADI pa i-score?? haha…RED BULL muna ako dis time… I hate GINEBRA SINCE I WAS BORN…too bad PUREFOODS did not qualify…
8:16
ok here we go again
8:16
are you in the phils aira?
8:16
yeah artadi came off a big game with 6 steals the other day
8:16
salvacion misses 3
8:17
adriano against caguioa, results in turnover.
8:17
artadi scores on another highlight all alone layup
8:17
duncil is blocked
8:17
duncil steals it back, scores on layup
8:17
wide open shot for caguioa, sinks 3
8:18
duncil passes, cruz tries layup, misses.
8:18
rbull is not even trying a play, going to all alone plays.
8:18
ginebra scores again.
8:18
21 pt lead by ginebra now.
8:19
33-12 ginebra
8:19
duncil sinks against reavis
8:19
9:26 in 2nd
8:19
menk turns it over.
8:20
najorda at the outside
8:20
najorda gets great pick from pennisi, drives hard and sinks it.
8:20
goes to FTs
8:20
reavis playing point a bit.
8:21
caguioa with another 3
8:21
najorda tried another drive, bad layup.
8:21
salvacion tries drive but misses, last touch on him.
8:21
najorda to cruz to pennisi, sinks 3
8:22
good play there. they actually passed!
8:22
to the open man!
8:22
valenzuala misses.
8:22
cruz sinks 3
8:22
ginebra calls timeout. lead back to 13, 23-36
8:22
7:41 in 2nd.
8:22
ive seen some great games in my life.
8:23
this isnt one of them.
8:23
[Comment From aira]
yup… but I only watch PBA games if its PUREFOODS playing… both LIVE and on TV… since ALVIN P days…and masaya naman dito sa blog mo since ndiscover ko sya 2months ago…
8:23
aww saya naman marinig nun 🙂
8:23
naganahan tuloy ako
8:24
bumoto ka naman
8:24
helterbrand misses 3 from great caguioa pass.
8:24
cruz misses 3
8:24
wouldve brought the house down.
8:24
pennisi fouls..
8:25
someone..
8:25
alexander.
8:25
menk to caguioa, misses j, good d by duncil
8:25
cruz starting to get hot. sinks 3.
8:26
menk got great pass from helterbrand, is fouled by cruz.
8:26
menk sinks both FTs
8:26
another steal by ginebra (meaning another turnover by r. bull).
8:27
ball tapped out by cruz.
8:27
caguioa misses jumper
8:27
caguioa great pass to menk, menk sinks 2
8:28
parada misses but follow up by najorda.
8:28
28-40 ginebra.
8:28
duncil blocked by alexander. monster dunk on all alone drive after steal.
8:28
caguioa sinks another j.
8:29
ginebra miss.
8:29
raybach miss
8:29
red bull has very few offensive rebounds.
8:29
or any rebounds of any type. they shoot, and that’s it. no 2nd chances after that najorda shot.
8:29
fast pace but few points by red bull.
8:30
najorda is fouled by valenzuela after najorda steals from him.
8:30
28-42 ginebra.
8:30
baguio misses.
8:30
najorda sinks it again after loose ball.
8:31
alexander with monster dunk after great pass.
8:31
parada gets rebound, misses follow up. but is fouled. still with zero points, will go to FT
8:31
red bull timeout.
8:32
yeng guiao is pleading with his players.
8:33
looks like a very dramatic huddle.
8:33
parada sinks 1st FT. his 1st pt.
8:34
ginebra starting offense.
8:34
reavis is fouled.
8:35
im very surprised at red bull.
8:35
they had played very well, judging from their record.
8:35
parada is injured, but they still have plays right?
8:35
can’t they at least try to execute?
8:36
they are relying on single players like najorda baguio and duncil.
8:36
montilla with the offensive reb and putback.
8:36
a 3rd string guard from red bull.
8:36
parada blocks caguioa, but doesnt look good after it.
8:37
holding his lower calf, which is taped.
8:37
baguio was fouled, is shooting his FTs
8:37
sinks both
8:37
35-45 ginebra
8:37
2nd quarter, 1:19 left
8:37
salvacion sinks putback after loose ball.
8:38
almost a red bull turnover again.
8:38
nope, they turn it over.
8:38
artadi to alexander for alley oop slam.
8:38
montilla misses 3 badly.
8:39
yeng guiao looks like hes losing another 30 lbs. annoyance with his team.
8:39
baguio on drive, fouled by artadi.
8:39
baguio has 5 pts 1 reb. sinks 1st FT
8:39
sinks both
8:39
ginebra timeout
8:40
almost end of this 1st half.
8:40
and im wondering if im gonna liveblog another PBA game again 🙂
8:40
caguioa almost turns it over…
8:40
yes he turned it over after good d by duncil in midcourt.
8:41
2 secs left
8:41
baguio misses last shot of 1st half.
8:41
halftime, 37-50 ginebra.
8:53
commercials still folks.
8:53
(assuming there are any folks 🙂
8:54
this looks like a walk in the park for ginebra.
8:55
unless red bull can suddenly grow what bulls have between their legs (and there is no reason why they cannot), ginebra can chalk this one up as a W.
8:57
basketball being a game of surges, i assume red bull is still good for at least one run per quarter.
8:57
but again, if they resort to one on one plays and do not execute, that won’t be for any good.
8:57
pacana sinks a jumper.
8:58
rich alvarez is fouled, non shooting.
8:58
parada puts back after his own shot.
8:58
mamaril with great hookshot. nice looking move.
8:59
r. alvarez sinks 3.
8:59
helterbrand sinks j off curl. good play.
8:59
raybach sinks 3.
8:59
finally red bull shots going in.
9:00
pacana to alexander. alexander drives hard, fouled by parada.
9:00
and 1
9:00
another turnover by r bull.
9:00
helterbrand misses
9:00
alvarez misses 3
9:01
parada rebounds, passes to raybach, sinks 3.
9:01
junthy steps out of bounds on baseline. good d by parada.
9:01
thats the way. r bull offense working plus some defense as well.
9:02
rabach misses 3
9:02
salvacion to alexander.
9:02
alexander drives hard, fouled by parada. miss but goes to FT.
9:03
alexander sinks FTs
9:03
baguio defended hard by pacana.
9:03
baguio fouled by pacana.
9:03
48-59 ginebra. 8:00 left in 3rd q
9:04
technical time out, the shotclock is malfunctioning.
9:04
officials time out rather.
9:05
looks like an extended situation, the players were instructed to huddle while waiting.
9:05
ok they fixed it.
9:06
cruz to parada to baguio
9:06
salvacion called for foul away from ball on r. alvarez.
9:06
parada with very good looking turnaround jumper in paint. sinks it.
9:06
lead is now 9 pts.
9:07
helterbrand drives hard, parada called for off. goaltending.
9:07
however, parada looks good playing d. he isnt limping.
9:07
ginebra miss.
9:07
excellent pass by helterbrand to pacana ahead, pacana sinks layup.
9:07
off. foul called on parada. his 3rd.
9:08
alexander misses j.
9:08
red bull turns it over again, bad pass to baguio goes out of bounds.
9:09
alexander defended well, turns it over underneath.
9:09
baguio turns it over again at baseline, well defended by alexander after pass by alvarez.
9:09
5:57 to go in 3rd. crowd is quiet from lack of action.
9:09
red bull timeout.
9:11
13 pt lead 50-63 ginebra
9:11
caguioa scores against duncil defense.
9:11
alvarez bad shot
9:11
cruz steals it, is fouled by caguioa
9:12
cruz to najorda, tries 3 but misses.
9:12
caguioa hard drive, making mincemeat of duncil d. is fouled by najorda.
9:12
tries FTs
9:13
misses 1st, sinks 2nd.
9:13
cruz misses 3
9:13
caguioa completes fastbreak from artadi pass.
9:13
artadi steals it again, caguioa misses 3.
9:14
18 pt lead again.
9:14
cuneta crowd cheering gin-eb-ra
9:14
no need really, they’ve got this game well in hand.
9:14
rabach misses jumper. crowd laughs at him. really.
9:14
classy crowd.
9:15
pennisi fouls alexander. his 3rd.
9:15
artadi with strong layup.
9:15
[Comment From red]
no need for gi-ne bra chants??? pampagana pang lalo un parekoy
9:15
whatever you say red
9:16
najorda fouled, goes to FTs
9:16
52-70 ginebra
9:16
dapat mag chant sila, diba red? lamang na lamang e!
9:17
cruz with another turnover, artadi finishes layup.
9:17
najorda also lays it up with hardly defended shot.
9:17
cruz is called for hard foul on artadi.
9:17
artadi lay on the floor for a while, but cruz pats him on back.
9:18
probably a frustration foul.
9:18
timeout.
9:18
[Comment From red]
gnun tlga nature ng ginebra crowd basta my scoring run ginebra-ginebra chants khit lamang o tambak
9:18
oo nga ang galing ng ginebra no?
9:19
on the slo mo, that was really a hard foul by cruz, but there was also a bit of a flop.
9:19
[Comment From red]
uu tlga
9:19
uu nga!
9:19
junthy misses.
9:20
pennisi sinks 3
9:20
[Comment From red]
flop para bumenta sa referee
9:20
uu nga red! ang galing!
9:20
valenzuela with a terrific turnaround j from top of key.
9:20
duncil misses 3
9:21
helterbrand sinks j. what a shot.
9:21
despite duncil d.
9:21
rabach bad miss.
9:21
valenzula drives. alexander putback. no parada to defend.
9:22
najorda will be called for foul against alexander.
9:22
looks like another frustration foul by najorda. unecessarily rough.
9:22
57-78 ginebra.
9:23
refs review it on tv, foul brings alexander to FT. r bull in penalty.
9:24
alexander is 3 out of 7 on line. looks like thats his achilles heel.
9:24
ibanez for last touch. miss.
9:24
end of 3rd 57-79, 22 pt lead for gin.
9:25
[Comment From red]
knowing ginebra… papahabulin pa nila yan
9:26
[Comment From red]
i predict n maibababa pa yan sa single digit lead
9:26
tama! ang galing!
9:26
ok start of 4q
9:26
artadi steals ball again, sinks on all alone.
9:27
artadi called for foul on ibanez, his 4th.
9:27
caguioa steals again.
9:27
sorry, valenzuala steals, but ball goes out of bounds.
9:27
najorda with bad shot.
9:28
artadi to valenzuela. valenzuela sinks j.
9:28
great looking j against duncil, from same spot on top of key as later.
9:28
duncil is fouled, sinks FT.
9:28
[Comment From red]
meron bang pba sa sopcast?
9:28
caguioa sinks long j
9:29
60-85 ginebra in 4q, 10:17 left
9:29
artadi fouls someone again..
9:29
najorda sinks 3
9:29
22 pt lead
9:30
ginebra guards taking turns against duncil, but duncil plays good d.
9:30
duncil passes to najorda, najorda mises on all alone.
9:30
menk misses from pass from caguioa.
9:31
najorda with good jumper against caguioa d.
9:31
valenzuela good jumper.
9:31
theyre trading jumpers now.
9:31
duncil drives hard but is fouled by caguioa.
9:32
65-87 ginebra.
9:32
duncil sinks 2nd but misses 1st.
9:32
8:14 left.
9:32
valenzuela sinks 3.
9:33
66-90 ginebra.
9:34
bugia actually scored on a jumper
9:34
we have a paolo bugia sighting!
9:34
red bull timeout
9:36
artadi laughing it up on the bench, its a good game for him so im not surprised.
9:36
[Comment From red]
ano dude my alam ka n ngsstream ng pba sa sopcast?
9:36
wala sorry, youre stuck with me.
9:36
najorda sinks FTs
9:37
[Comment From red]
hehehehe
9:37
pacana miss
9:37
valenzuela blocks duncil, but steps on line.
9:37
70-91 gin
9:38
valenzuela sinks 1st, misses 2nd.
9:38
great pass to menk, but they run out of shotclock.
9:39
najorda with horrible 3 pt try, flies 5 ft away from ring.
9:39
pacana drives, against duncil again. is fouled.
9:39
duncil seems to be the favorite target of ginebra guards.
9:39
menk with hop skip, sinks j
9:40
bugia with drive, is blocked by alexander.
9:40
weak drive against a power blocker like alexander, is fouled though, misses 1st ft.
9:40
sinks 2nd
9:41
great pass to menk from helterbrand. ginebra having fun now everryone laughing and joking around.
9:41
red bull is ready to go home now.
9:42
4:28 to go timeout
9:42
[Comment From red]
hi-ni-bra! hi-ni-bra!
9:44
red bull players on the bench looking at the floor now. ready to go home.
9:45
bench players coming in, alex crisano in
9:45
bugia in
9:45
come on macky escalona!
9:45
[Comment From red]
ipasok na si benny cheng
9:46
salvacion still scoring 3s
9:47
garbage time
9:47
no macky yet
9:47
pacana sinks 3
9:47
duncil sinks j
9:47
people starting to make a line for exits
9:48
escalona is in!
9:48
shooting FTs!
9:48
booo!
9:48
lol
9:49
escalona almost a completed steal, but red bull is called for 8 second violation anyway.
9:49
he really drove for the ball.
9:49
vic pablo is in!
9:50
red bull will try to come back next game. yeng guiao has already waved white flag.
9:50
ginebra fans are going crazy, alex crisano scored on drive.
9:50
garbage time na po. 1:00 left.
9:51
crisano with dunk! ginebra fans can go home happy.
9:51
marami pa rin hindi pa umuuwi.
9:51
ninanamnam ang pagkapanalo ng ginebra.
9:52
tapos na po. 108-82 ginebra.
9:52
thank you to the billions of fans who joined me today!
9:52
if i liveblog the PBA again, itll probably be the Finals..
9:52
and only if ginebra gets in.
9:53
otherwise, mahirap na.
9:53
thanks again folks. byebye now.
9:53
oops nga pala, jayjay helterbrand is player of game, 16 pts, 10 assists.
9:53
goodnight!
9:54



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