2014-2015 Governors' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: M. Blakely (22.57)
RPG: M. Blakely (13.14)
APG: M. Blakely (4.07)
SPG: M. Blakely (2.79)
BPG: M. Blakely (2.71)

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Pingris laments Star's collapse vs Alaska: 'Kahit inter-barangay puwede kaming talunin'

July 02, 2015

Marc Pingris of Star Hotshots looks at irate head coach Tim Cone. Sports5/Pranz Kaeno BillonesThe Star Hotshots became the latest victim of Alaska's fierce second half comeback on Wednesday night, losing grip of an 18-point lead to bow to the Aces in Game One of their Governors' Cup semifinals series.

The two-time defending champions were comfortably ahead, 51-36, at halftime and looked like a well-oiled machine against the struggling number one seed. But the Hotshots fell prey to Alaska's pivotal 34-point third quarter explosion.

Defensive anchor Marc Pingris said the Hotshots lost their composure when the gritty Aces made their run, lamenting the team's lack of discipline in such pressure situations.

'"Nasa sa amin din kasi yun e, pag nandun 'yung willing talaga kami maglaro, mahirap kaming talunin," said the Hotshots forward. "Pero pag nagkanya-kanya, kahit sino, kahit inter-barangay puwede kaming talunin."...

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Aces battle Cone, Hotshots as PBA semis begin

July 01, 2015

Star Hotshots and Alaska Aces begin their Semifinals series. Inquirer.net photoTIM CONE going up against his former longtime team is always a compelling angle in any series.

What makes this one doubly interesting is the fact that Cone’s Star Hotshots are clinging to the last title they won in a Grand Slam feat last season while his former team, Alaska, is trying to blaze a new trail of success under a new mentor.

And that is what Alaska coach Alex Compton hopes to achieve starting today when the elimination-round topnotcher Aces battle the Hotshots in Game 1 of their best-of-five Final Four series in the PBA Governors’ Cup....

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James Yap says Abueva has mellowed down

July 01, 2015

Calvin Abueva of Alaska scores over Greg Slaughter of Brgy. Ginebra. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanMANILA, Philippines – A bruising semifinal series between Star and Alaska is in the offing starting Wednesday, with the Aces’ flamboyant forward Calvin Abueva expected to be at the middle of it all.

But Hotshots superstar James Yap believes the “Beast” has mellowed down in his third season a pro.

“Di ko na iniitindi si Calvin, mabait naman iyan. Actually si Abueva, mas mabait na ngayon,” Yap told Philstar.com just before the team’s practice at Ronac gym in San Juan....

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No stopping Hapee from joining PBA

June 30, 2015

Hapee Toothpaste fell short in its bid of winning a back-to-back championship in the PBA D-League, but Lamoiyan Corporation CEO and president Dr. Cecilio Pedro won’t be discouraged from joining the PBA ranks next season.

That dream, Pedro stressed, stays on.

“The letter of intent is already done and we are going to submit it in to the PBA office as soon as possible,” said Pedro....

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As usual, Star’s Yap steps up when it matters the most

June 30, 2015

Star's James Yap. Sports5/Pranz Kaeno BillonesMANILA, Philippines – James Yap’s revitalized game in the playoffs has a lot to do with his commitment to deliver when the game is on the line.

The Star Hotshots’ veteran gunner averaged 16.0 points, while shooting close to 50 percent from the perimeter to help the Hotshots dispose of fourth seed GlobalPort in their quarterfinal matchup.

Yap fired 15 points, instigating Star’s strong start, leading to a record 126-73 shellacking of GlobalPort on Friday. The 53-point victory stood as the new biggest winning margin in playoff history....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2014-2015 Governors' Cup 8 6 0.571
2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup 11 6 0.647 3rd
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 6 6 0.500 7th
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