2014-2015 Governors' Cup


Team Leaders

PPG: M. Blakely (24.25)
RPG: M. Blakely (14.50)
APG: M. Blakely (3.75)
SPG: M. Blakely (3.50)
BPG: M. Blakely (3.00)


May 27, 2015 7:00PM
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Fajardo, Reid produce monster numbers as San Miguel defeats Star Hotshots

May 25, 2015

 Arizona Reid and June Mar Fajardo combined for 49 points and 31 rebounds to steer the San Miguel Beermen to victory against the Star Hotshots. Photo by KC CruzArizona Reid had 29 points and 11 rebounds, while June Mar Fajardo tallied 21 points and 20 boards as the San Miguel Beermen leaned on a strong first half to defeat the Star Hotshots, 100-89, on Sunday.

"From the start we knew this will be a tough game for us coz both teams need to win," said SMB head coach Leo Austria. "We're lucky to pull up a win. I'm happy to see my players na ineexecute yung mga plays namin. We're on one direction."

Chris Ross was active on point, filling up the stat sheet with 14 points, six boards, three assists and three steals, while Arwind Santos posted 12 markers in 24 minutes. Alex Cabagnot also added 13 points, seven boards, three assists and two blocks off the bench.

The Beermen had an efficient first half, putting up 46 points while limiting the Hotshots to just 29 points after two. The Star Hotshots tried to turn things around by outscoring San Miguel 35-25 in the third, but the Beermen recovered in the fourth to take home the victory....

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San Miguel, Star collide

May 24, 2015

Marc Pingris of Star Hotshots. Sports5/Pranz Kaeno BillonesSister squads San Miguel Beermen and the Star Hotshots collide in a battle of champion squads as PBA Governors’ Cup action returns at SMART-Araneta Coliseum on Sunday.

The Philippine Cup champion Beermen and the defending Governors’ Cup titlist Hotshots face off at 5:15 p.m. after the unbeaten Barako Bull Energy faces off with the Meralco Bolts at 3 p.m. in the league’s first playdate since flying to Dubai last week for a two-game tour.

Sunday’s games will be aired live on TV5....

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New commish hopes to improve games

May 23, 2015

MANILA, Philippines - Chito Narvasa will become the PBA’s ninth commissioner on Aug. 1 and said yesterday he’s looking forward to improving the game with officiating his priority in making sure the 40-year-old league’s future is secure.

Narvasa, 58, has been involved in basketball from when he began to play the sport as a 10-year-old boy. He saw action for the Ateneo varsity, became a PBA head coach with Purefoods and Shell, served as UAAP and NCAA commissioner for a season each and is the president of the Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines (BCAP). It’s an enduring love affair that will now reach a pinnacle with the dream job of PBA commissioner.

Because the work is full-time, Narvasa will give up all his current positions, including Vice Chairman/CEO of City State Savings Bank which is owned by Ambassador Antonio Cabangon-Chua. “I’ll be watching games five days a week,” he said. “It’s a full-time commitment. Besides, the Central Bank won’t allow staying with City State anyway. When I was considered for the job, I informed the Ambassador of the possibility of joining the PBA. He knows basketball has always been my love and promised to support and help me in any way he could. I wanted the Ambassador to know about it before he heard it from somebody else. It’s this transparency that I’ll bring to the PBA. That’s how I work. If you’re open with what you’re doing, the work becomes easier. I never hide anything from anyone. What I’ll do as commissioner is for the benefit of the league, nothing else.”...

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Blakely urges team to bring old Purefoods back

May 20, 2015

Star Hotshot's Marqus Blakely gestures after a play against Meralco. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.comMANILA, Philippines – Import Marqus Blakely said his team will have to bring the old Purefoods back so they could start winning games again in the PBA Governors’ Cup.

The Hotshots, last year’s Grand Slam champions, have lost two games in a row, the latest of which was against Meralco last Sunday.

To stop the slide, Blakely said they will have to bring the fire that won them the Grand Slam....

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Too early to judge Asian imports’ impact

May 20, 2015

IT WILL be hard to determine this early how the presence of Asian imports would impact on  the team they’re  playing for as well as the league itself.

This is what newly appointed PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa told the Inquirer, a couple of weeks before he was voted into office.

A quick glance at the current team standings of the ongoing PBA Governors’ Cup should confirm Narvasa’s observation....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2014-2015 Governors' Cup 1 3 0.250
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