2014-2015 Governors' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: M. Blakely (21.88)
RPG: M. Blakely (12.44)
APG: M. Blakely (4.12)
SPG: M. Blakely (2.88)
BPG: M. Blakely (2.75)

July 05, 2015 5:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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PSH 23 46 65 77
AA 16 37 60 82
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Best Player/s: Rome Adler Dela Rosa 11pts 2rebs 3stls

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PBA support for nat’l team has been ‘volatile,’ says SBP exec

September 03, 2015

TAIPEI—In the absence of a concrete long-term program by the PBA, Ricky Vargas, the vice chair of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, would prefer to make Talk ‘N Text the future Gilas squad rather than “kneel down and ask for assistance” from the pro league later on.

“I thank those who have helped and those who are helping,” Vargas said on Wednesday morning prior to leaving for Los Angeles to do another SBP mission by talking to Jordan Clarkson’s father, Mike, and the LA Lakers.

“Pero mahirap humingi ng abuloy. (It’s hard to ask for support.) To ask for, mahirap (it’s hard),” said the outspoken Vargas, one of basketball godfather Manny V. Pangilinan’s most trusted lieutenants. “If Talk ‘N Text is good enough to be the national team, it’s so much easier than to kneel down and ask for assistance.

“That (Talk ‘N Text as the national team) is a serious consideration. I don’t mind saying that we want the best players to come to Talk ‘N Text so we can use them for the national team.”...

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Star slowly transitioning from triangle to new offense

September 01, 2015

Justin Melton (L) of the Star Hotshots and Stanley Pringle of the GlobalPort Batang Pier attend the 2015 NBA 3X Philippines. Photo by Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBNNews.comMANILA, Philippines – High-leaping guard Justin Melton revealed that it has been a "slow transition" for the Star Hotshots as they learn a new offensive system for the upcoming PBA season.

Melton and the rest of the Hotshots are moving away from the triangle offense that has been the backbone of the team in the past four seasons, as new head coach Jason Webb wants to put his own stamp on the franchise.

"A lot of running," Melton told ABS-CBNNews.com on Sunday when asked about their preparations so far in the off-season....

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2 Dubai games in PBA Philippine Cup schedule

August 28, 2015

Calvin Abueva (8) and the rest of the Alaska Aces will play two games in Dubai. Crowd-favorite Barangay Ginebra is also scheduled to play as part of the Philippine Cup schedule. Photo from the Alaska Aces’ official websiteTwo games in Dubai featuring the Mahindra squad of eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra will be played on Nov. 6 and 7 as part of the PBA Philippine Cup’s elimination-round schedule.

The two squads will be joined by Alaska on the league’s return to the oil-rich United Arab Emirates.

Two Governors’ Cup games were also held in the emirate two months ago....

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Torres to become Pingris understudy says Webb

August 24, 2015

 Norbert Torres (right) surprisingly falls off from being no. 3 in the pre-draft rankings to no. 8 in the PBA Draft on Sunday. Philippine Star File PhotoMANILA, Philippines -- Star rookie coach Jason Webb said the addition of rookie big man Norbert Torres to the team injected the much-needed young blood into the Hotshots’ aging front court.

The 41-year-old Webb never expected Torres to land at their lap, considering that the 6-foot-6 Torres was rated among the top three picks before draft day.

But with Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao opting to choose Fil-Nigerian guard Maverick Ahanmisi in a stunning move Sunday, the draft selection for the rest of the first round was altered....

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Tautuaa promises hard work once in PBA

August 23, 2015

Moala Tautuaa hams it up in front of the camera. Photo by Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBNNews.comMANILA, Philippines – Top 2015 PBA draft prospect Moala Tautuaa admitted that he wished he could have done better during his years in the PBA D-League.

The Fil-Tongan was able to win the 2015 PBA D-League Foundation Cup MVP award, but still, he and his Cebuana Lhuillier team failed to bag the title.

''I left some business off the table. I wanted some championships, but we came up short,'' the PBA website quoted him as saying....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
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
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