2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup


Team Leaders

PPG: D. Bowles (20.00)
RPG: D. Bowles (15.00)
APG: M. Barroca (9.00)
SPG: M. Barroca (3.00)
BPG: D. Bowles (3.00)


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Rain or Shine back in action vs Star

February 13, 2016

Yeng Guiao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine returns to action against Star.

The Elasto Painters, a runner-up in the conference last year, are looking to deal Star its second straight loss with reigning Best Import Wayne Chism leading the charge.

“The Hotshots with their old import Denzel Bowles, siguradong laban yan,” said Guiao.

The Hotshots dominated the Meralco Bolts through the first three quarters before tapering off and subsequently suffering an 86-90 loss on opening day....

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Barroca admits Hotshots lack finishing kick

February 12, 2016

Mark Barroca tries to swat Chris Newsome’s shot. PBA IMAGESAlmost but not quite. That was the theme of Mark Barroca’s night on Wednesday.

Just like Star, which fell to Meralco, 90-86, to start the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday, the shifty playmaker also failed to complete what could have been his first career triple-double.

He fell one rebound and assist short, only finishing with 11 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists....

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Star’s Marc Pingris missing guidance from old coach, father figure Tim Cone

February 11, 2016

Marc Pingris battling Meralco import Arinze Onuaku for the rebound. PBA Media BureauFor four seasons, Tim Cone led the old Purefoods franchise – now known as the Star Hotshots – to great success, winning five championships as well as achieving a rare Grand Slam in 2014.

He was able to bring out the best in his players, especially the team’s veterans like James Yap, Marc Pingris and Peter June Simon.

Now that Cone’s moved to Barangay Ginebra, Star’s defensive ace Pingris admitted he’s struggling to find his bearings without the man that has served as a guiding presence in his playing career....

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Star coach Jason Webb wants to get Denzel Bowles more involved

February 11, 2016

Denzel Bowles with an unmolested dunk. PBA Media BureauIn the first game of his fourth tour of duty with the old Purefoods franchise in the PBA, Denzel Bowles had a quiet 20 points as the Star Hotshots lost to the Meralco Bolts on opening day of the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

Despite the solid showing, the former Best Import has yet to show the old, deadly form that has made him a favorite among fans of the franchise.

On Wednesday, he was outplayed by opposing import Arinze Onuaku, who ended up with solid numbers of 25 points and 22 rebounds despite battling jetlag and fatigue as he came in as a late replacement a day before the game....

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Hotshots battle Bolts

February 10, 2016

The Star Hotshots and Meralco Bolts slug it out in the nightcap at 7 p.m.

Former Best Import winner Denzel Bowles makes yet another appearance for the Hotshots, whom he helped win this tournament under Grand Slam winner Tim Cone.

Under new coach Jason Webb, Star struggled in the Philippine Cup and got booted out by crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra in the quarterfinal round....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup 0 1 0.000
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
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 14 8 0.636 Champions
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 11 10 0.524 3rd