2016-2017 Commissioners' Cup


Team Leaders

PPG: G. Smith (26.86)
RPG: G. Smith (22.71)
APG: G. Smith (4.43)
SPG: G. Smith (1.14)
BPG: G. Smith (1.00)


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Cañaleta stays positive despite another loss for Elite

April 24, 2017

Niño Canaleta of Blackwater Elite. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCliche as it may sound, but Niño Canaleta felt that there was really something special about to happen for him when Blackwater played Star on Saturday.

“I really felt different approaching the game. Maybe it was time for me to step up to help the team,” he said in Filipino.

True to his gut, the 35-year-old went on a blaze from the get-go, torching the Hotshots with 27 points on a 7-of-12 shooting from threes.

Unfortunately, he went ice cold in the fourth quarter and was left scoreless as Star also went out of its way to deny Canaleta the shots he’ had been getting in the first three quarters....

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Star holds off Blackwater to snap 2-game skid

April 23, 2017

 Paul Lee finished with 15 points and 5 assists as Star notched its 5th win after beating Blackwater on Saturday. Courtesy of the PBA Media BureauTony Mitchell scored 17 points and pulled down 15 rebounds before fouling out, and Star went on a 16-2 run in the 4th quarter to beat Blackwater 96-90 in the PBA Commissioner's Cup at Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday.

The Hotshots held Blackwater to just one basket in the first 5:30 of the 4th to go up 81-72 and keep the lead for good.

Mitchell, who arrived to the game late because of traffic, scored 6 points in the decisive 16-2 run, including two dunks....

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Blackwater import Greg Smith joins Gilas practice

April 21, 2017

Greg Smith at Gilas Practice. Inquirer.netBlackwater import Greg Smith showed up on Thursday as Gilas Pilipinas attracted a lean but youthful attendees for its evening practice session at Meralco Gym.

Accompanied by Elite team manager Johnson Martines, the high-scoring reinforcement participated in the team’s drills in preparation for the 2017 Seaba Championships in May.

“Greg was invited by coach Chot (Reyes) to join tonight’s practice,” said the affable team executive....

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Mac Belo set to be sidelined with knee injury, reveals Blackwater team manager

March 30, 2017

Mac Belo of Blackwater Elite. PBA IMAGESMac Belo, star rookie of the Blackwater Elite and a vital cog of the Philippine national men’s basketball team, will have to spend some time on the sidelines due to a knee injury.

The development was relayed to InterAksyon.com by Blackwater team manager Johnson Martines.

“The truth is, Mac Belo is hurting,” Martines said in a telephone interview. “He has an MRI to check his knee because he’s been complaining about it....

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Blackwater acquires Canaleta in 3-player deal

March 30, 2017

 Nino Canaleta moves to Blackwater. PBA Images photoMANILA – Blackwater Elite acquired the services of veteran scorer Nino Canaleta in a 3-player trade on Wednesday.

Blackwater had to give up the pair of Dylan Ababou and James Forrester to get Canaleta from GlobalPort, according to the PBA website.

The league approved the trade on Wednesday....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2016-2017 Commissioners' Cup 1 6 0.143
2016-2017 Philippine Cup 5 7 0.417 9th
2015-2016 Governors' Cup 1 10 0.091 12th
2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup 3 8 0.273 10th
2015-2016 Philippine Cup 3 9 0.250 10th
2014-2015 Governors' Cup 1 10 0.091 12th
2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup 3 8 0.273 12th
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 0 11 0.000 12th