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2014-2015 Philippine Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: P. Simon (14.12)
RPG: M. Pingris (8.67)
APG: J. Devance (4.00)
SPG: M. Barroca (1.50)
BPG: Y. Taha (1.25)

November 30, 2014 5:15PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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Why Manny Pacquiao is like Shaq, LeBron, according to Tim Cone

November 28, 2014

Manny Pacquiao of Kia Sorento. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanTim Cone has won the most championships in PBA history, but on Wednesday night, he was starstruck by his coaching opponent.

The Purefoods coach was taking on Kia, helmed by Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao.

"I was just thrilled to shake his hand," said the 18-time PBA champion after leading the Star Hotshots to a hard-earned victory over the Sorento, where Pacquiao serves as playing coach.

Cone marveled at Pacquiao, comparing the fighter to NBA stars such as LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neal — athletes that are larger than life....

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What James Yap told Manny Pacquiao after Purefoods-Kia

November 28, 2014

 James Yap and Manny Pacquiao share a moment on the court. Nuki SabioEven before Kia playing coach Manny Pacquiao stepped foot on a PBA hardcourt, the Filipino ring icon was already good friends with Purefoods superstar James Yap.

The two men crossed paths again on Wednesday when Yap's Star Hotshots defeated Pacquiao's Sorento.

After the game, Yap made sure to approach his buddy....

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Tim Cone raves about ‘larger than life’ Manny Pacquiao: ‘He’s a freak of nature’

November 27, 2014

Coaches Manny Pacquiao of Kia Sorento and Tim Cone of Purefoods Star Hotshots shakes hands after the game. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanPurefoods Star coach Tim Cone might not be too happy about a mostly lackluster performance from his Grand Slam champion Hotshots, but he did have something to look forward to following their win over Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and his Kia team on Wednesday.

“I’ll be honest, the most important part of the game for me tonight was to be able to shake Manny’s hand after the game. Honestly,” Cone told sportswriters after the game.

“I was just thrilled to shake his hand. That’s what I told him, I was thrilled to shake your hand.”...

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NO SPECIAL TREATMENT | ‘Kung pumasok si Manny, dedepensahan ko siya,’ says Purefoods’ Mark Barroca

November 27, 2014

Mark Barroca of Purefoods Star. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanWhile most of the people in attendance were having goosebumps when Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao stepped onto the court to warm up with his uniform on, Purefoods guard Mark Barroca was readying himself for a potential matchup with the popular Kia player-coach.

Barroca said that while he was proud to see the eight-division world champion feted prior to the game, Pacquiao would not have been given any special treatment from the punishing Purefoods defense had he checked into contest.

“Kapag pumasok siya, dedepensahan ko siya,” Barroca said after the game, which resulted in a win for the Hotshots....

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‘Hindi ako na-distract kay Manny’: Marc Pingris able to keep focus on game against ‘idol’ Pacquiao’s Kia

November 27, 2014

Marc Pingris of Purefoods Star. PBA Images/Nuki SabioFilipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao made his PBA return against Purefoods on Wednesday and though the Kia player-coach didn’t check himself into the game, all eyes were understandably on him.

Even though his Sorento side was up against one of the most popular teams in the league, the Fighting Congressman from Sarangani drew cheers from the fans, especially when he was called to center court to be feted by PBA commissioner Chito Salud for his victory over Chris Algieri over the weekend.

But though Pacquiao was the center of attention, Purefoods defensive ace Marc Pingris said he was focused on one thing – winning the game....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 5 3 0.625
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 12 8 0.600 Champions
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 12 9 0.571 Champions
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 17 13 0.567 Champions
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 14 8 0.636 Champions
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 11 10 0.524 3rd
2012-2013 Philippine Cup 13 8 0.619 3rd
2011-2012 Governors' Cup 13 9 0.591 Runner-up
2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup 15 9 0.625 Champions
2011-2012 Philippine Cup 10 6 0.625 5th