In a gesture of thanks to the thousands of fans who attended the championship game of the Philippine Cup, the PBA will give out free general admission tickets on opening day of the Commissioner's Cup on Tuesday, January 27.
A total of 22,511 fans watched Game Seven between the San Miguel Beer and Alaska on Wednesday, the largest crowd since the season opener in the Philippine Arena.
The Beermen prevailed in the thrilling battle that saw the Aces climb back from a 23-point hole in the first half, before finals Most Valuable Player Arwind Santos quelled the fierce Alaska rally with a dagger three-pointer late in the game.
With the first conference of the season over, teams are preparing for the next stage in the league, the mid-season tournament Commissioner's Cup which features imports....
Purefoods Star Hotshots coach Tim Cone is back in the country from the United States where he looked for a reinforcement for the upcoming PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
Cone didn’t go home empty-handed as he found former NBA player Daniel Orton, listed as 6’10″, whom he believes “will give us the inside presence we need.”
“I’ve scouted him last year and he has a solid inside game,” wrote Cone in a text message....
The five-game-a-week PBA Commissioner’s Cup gets going Tuesday as expansion squad Kia Sorento meets Globalport in the opener and Ginebra faces Meralco in the nightcap at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Games will be played Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays as the league hopes to wrap up the conference early to allow an early finish so the Philippine team can get ready for the FIBA-Asia championships that will be held in China.
The China event will be a qualifier for the 2016 Rio Olympics....
MANILA, Philippines – Three-year NBA veteran Daniel Orton has committed to play for the Purefoods Star Hotshots in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup but only upon the completion of his stint with the Sichuan team in the Chinese Basketball Association.
Purefoods coach Tim Cone said their Governors Cup regular import Marqus Blakely fills in for Orton until the latter becomes available by the first week of February.
The Hotshots play at least a game with Blakely in the mid-season tourney that unwraps Jan. 27 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City....
The Purefoods Star Hotshots continue to search for a permanent import for the upcoming PBA Commissioner’s Cup but an old friend will be coming in to hold the fort until the find the right man for the job.
Marqus Blakely, who helped the Purefoods franchise complete a historic Grand Slam last season, will be in town to fill in as import while they continue to search for a taller one.
The height limit for majority of the field is 6-foot-9 while three teams – Barako Bull and expansion teams Kia and Blackwater – will be fielding in imports standing over 7-feet....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|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|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||15||9||0.625||Champions|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||10||6||0.625||5th|