“It was really weird. I can’t fake it. It was really weird to be out there, even when I was sitting on the bench, seeing him out there in another uniform,” Norwood told the PBA website following the Elasto Painters' 99-91 loss to the Hotshots last Sunday.
“We’re already getting adjusted seeing James [Yap] in our uniform. Now, seeing Paul out there and leading his team to victory, it kind of hurt that we’re on the back end of it.”
Lee has been with the Elasto Painters for six years until he got traded to the Hotshots in exchange for Yap....
MANILA, Philippines –After opening the 2016-17 PBA Philippine Cup with back-to-back losses, the Star Hotshots have righted the ship and won three consecutive games to soar to the upper half of the league standings.
Their most impressive win came last Sunday when they outlasted the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in an emotionally fraught but well-played contest, 99-91, to improve to 3-2 and jump into a four-team logjam for third place.
For Star veteran Marc Pingris, the key to their recent string of victories has been a renewed commitment to the defensive end of the floor. After giving up an average of 93.5 points per game in losses to San Miguel and GlobalPort, the Hotshots have limited their next three opponents to only 81.6 points per contest. ...
MANILA, Philippines — The Star Hotshots look to build on their breakthrough victory, while the Phoenix Fuel Masters plan to extend their winning ways when the two teams square off in the lone PBA Philippine Cup game on Saturday.
Star and Phoenix tangle at 5 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
The Hotshots (1-2) won their first game of the season on Wednesday against the NLEX Road Warriors, 99-75, thanks to the hot shooting of Paul Lee....
“I’m going to prepare hard for that game. I came from there, spent 12 years and won seven championships there. People have been anticipating for that game,” he said, as he looks forward to the duel next Sunday.
Yap fired a season-best 15 points and five rebounds in the Elasto Painters’ 107-93 win over Blackwater on Friday, and he’s convinced that slowly, he’s getting his bearings back....
Aces head coach Alex Compton said Pascual will be reporting to their practice on Saturday after the trade that the Hotshots initiated.
The veteran mentor also lauded Dela Rosa for his performance during his stay with the storied franchise....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2016-2017 Philippine Cup||4||4||0.500|
|2015-2016 Governors' Cup||2||9||0.182||11th|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||6||7||0.462||8th|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||4||8||0.333||9th|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||8||8||0.500||4th|
|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|