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2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: D. James (33.50)
RPG: D. James (13.50)
APG: D. James (3.50)
SPG: D. James (2.00)
BPG: D. James (3.00)

March 03, 2015 4:15PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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Time for change as PBA undergoes structural revamp after 40 seasons

February 27, 2015

MANILA, Philippines—Asia’s longest professional sports league is about to undergo a major change.

For more than 40 years that the Philippine Basketball Association has existed, it has kept the same structure: a commissioner at the top working closely with the Board of Governors.

But everything is about to change.

PBA Chairman Patrick Gregorio, together with Purefoods Governor Rene Pardo and Rain or Shine Governor Mert Mondragon, said the PBA will undergo a major revamp that would allow its new commissioner to perform a revitalized role....

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PBA board to set guidelines in choosing next commish

February 26, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Will the next PBA commissioner be a lawyer, a management guru, a marketing expert, a sportsman or a personality with a variety of expertise?

This will be known Thursday as the PBA board of governors convenes in another special meeting to draft the criteria and guidelines in the search for the man that will succeed outgoing PBA commissioner Chito Salud.

One thing that the board has already agreed upon is naming the new commissioner on or before the end of the current PBA Commissioner’s Cup so that he can undergo training under Salud during the season-ending Governors Cup....

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Alabi hits game winner as Barako Bull nips Alaska

February 25, 2015

Barako Bull import Solomon Alabi. PBA Images/Nuki SabioMANILA, Philippines — Nigerian import Solomon Alabi made the winning basket in overtime to lift Barako Bull over Alaska, 93-91, in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Tuesday night at the Cuneta Astrodome.

The 7-foot Alabi converted a putback off his own miss with 2.5 seconds left before Aces swingman Dondon Hontiveros misfired on a potential game-winning 3-pointer as the Energy arrested a two-game slide.

“The guys showed sense of urgency,” said Barako Bull coach Koy Banal. “We talked about it after losing back-to-back games. I just reminded them of our experience last conference where we lost five straight games.”...

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Alaska, Barako Bull look to end skids

February 24, 2015

Barako Bull's Paolo Hubalde uses the pick of 7-foot-1 teammate Solomon ALabi. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanAlaska and Barako Bull target to get back to the winning track.

The Aces (2-3) are coming off a 99-89 loss to Rain or Shine last Friday while the Energy (3-2) are looking to stop their two-game skid with the latest setback coming against GlobalPort, 99-81, last Wednesday.

Aiming to snap out of a funk, the Energy (3-2) attempt to ease the pain caused by Global Port Batang Pier and the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters in a pair of successive defeats last week....

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Rain or Shine fends off Alaska behind Norwood’s heroics

February 21, 2015

Damien James of Alaska (light) vs Gabe Norwood of Rain or SHine (dark). NUKI SABIOMANILA, Philippines—Clicking when it mattered most, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters survived the Alaska Aces, 99-89, behind the heroics of Gabe Norwood in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup showdown Friday evening at Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

Norwood scored seven of his 14 points in the final two minutes of the game to give Rain or Shine a 4-2 win-loss record.

With only a single point separating them from the persistent Aces, 86-85, with 2:17 remaining, Norwood rose from the left wing to sink a booming trifecta making it 89-85....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup 2 4 0.333
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 17 9 0.654 Runner-up
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 8 7 0.533 4th
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 7 5 0.583 6th
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 7 10 0.412 8th
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 5 6 0.455 7th
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 18 4 0.818 Champions
2012-2013 Philippine Cup 12 10 0.545 4th
2011-2012 Governors' Cup 2 7 0.222 9th
2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup 6 6 0.500 5th