2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: S. Alabi (23.67)
RPG: S. Alabi (19.25)
APG: S. Mercado (5.00)
SPG: C. Lañete (2.33)
BPG: S. Alabi (3.75)

March 28, 2015 3:00PM
Mall of Asia Arena
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TNT 45 75 101 127
BBEC 23 44 73 97
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Best Player/s: Jayson Castro 18pts 3rebs 7asts 3stls

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Talk ‘N Text annihilates Barako, advances to Comm’s Cup semis

March 29, 2015

Ivan Johnson of Talk N Text (dark) vs Solo Alabi of Barako Bull (light). PBA IMAGE by Nuki SabioThey are on to the PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals.

Talk ‘N Text straight up put Barako Bull on the list of extinct animals after a 127-97 destruction in their lone quarterfinal game on Saturday afternoon at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

From the opening tip to the final buzzer, the Texters were as hot as the sun and rained a merciless assault on the hapless Energy going 45-23 at the end of the first.

Leading Talk ‘N Text was their fired up import Ivan Johnson who made basketball easy, scoring 30 points just in the first half....

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Talk ‘N Text eyes to advance at Barako Bull’s expense

March 28, 2015

Ivan Johnson of Talk 'N Text battling Alaska's Calvin Abueva for the rebound. Sports5/Pranz Kaeno BillonesTalk ‘N Text targets to dispatch Barako Bull to book a semifinals ticket.

The No.2 Tropang Texters edged the No.7 Barako Bull, 101-96, in their last head-to-head on March 16.

Behind the monster performance of Ivan Johnson, the Tropang Texters seek to make the most of their one-game edge and get to the semifinals of the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup with a win over the Energy....

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Upsets save Barako, Aces

March 27, 2015

Cyrus Baguio of Alaska. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanTwo jarring upsets saved the day for Barako Bull and Alaska in the homestretch of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations. With only the quotient system to break ties, the Energy and Aces avoided complications by getting the job done in stirring fashion.

First, Barako pulled the rug from under NLEX, 91-85, last Tuesday as Nigerian import Solo Alabi delivered as promised. Before the game, Alabi guaranteed a victory and said he’d go all out to derail Florida State co-alumnus Al Thornton and the Road Warriors. NLEX was on a five-game win streak while Barako had lost four in a row. There was no reason to speculate a trend reversal. But Energy coach Koy Banal was determined to close out the eliminations with a bang. So was Alabi. Besides, Barako’s fate hung in the balance.

Second, Alaska trounced Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, 104-98, last Wednesday. The Aces had won two of their last three, including a double overtime win over Meralco, but before that, the Aces dropped three straight so the inconsistency was a cause for coach Alex Compton’s concern. Ginebra was coming off a 96-81 romp over Globalport and had to be favored against Alaska because the battlecry along PBA row is when the going gets tough, the Barangay gets going. Alas, the Aces did the improbable and stuck it to Ginebra with Cyrus Baguio, Calvin Abueva and R. J. Jazul scoring in double figures to back up import Damion James....

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2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoff matchups

March 26, 2015

2015 Commissioner's Cup Playoffs Bracket. Interaksyon.com photoThe 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoff matchups are now all set, with top two teams Rain or Shine and Talk ‘N Text enjoying twice-to-beat advantage over their respective foes No.8 Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and No.7 Barako Bull in the quarterfinals.

No.3 Purefoods and No.6 Alaska will be tangling in a best-of-three affair as well as sister teams No.4 NLEX and No.5 Meralco.

The PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs will begin on Friday....

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Barako Bull bolsters playoff bid, halts NLEX 5-game win streak

March 25, 2015

Chico Lanete of Barako Bull (dark) vs Asi Taulava of NLEX (light). PBA Images/Nuki SabioMANILA, Philippines — Barako Bull snapped a four-game losing skid following a 91-85 win over NLEX in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Tuesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Veteran guard Chico Lanete flourished down the stretch and finished with 13 points and two steals for the Energy, who stopped the Road Warriors’ five-game winning run.

Lanete sank two straight triples in just a span of 26 seconds with his second 3-pointer giving Barako Bull an 89-85 lead with 1:28 left....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup 5 7 0.417
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 4 8 0.333 9th
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 3 7 0.300 8th
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 2 7 0.222 9th
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 5 11 0.312 6th
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 4 6 0.400 6th
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 5 9 0.357 9th
2012-2013 Philippine Cup 4 10 0.286 9th
2011-2012 Governors' Cup 4 6 0.400 8th
2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup 8 9 0.471 4th