2016-2017 Philippine Cup


Team Leaders

PPG: M. Belo (19.00)
RPG: M. Belo (8.25)
APG: D. Miranda (5.25)
SPG: J. Pinto (1.25)
BPG: R. Cervantes (0.50)


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Loss to SMB a learning experience for Belo

January 09, 2017

 Blackwater rookie Mac Belo had only four points against the San Miguel Beermen. Josh Albelda, ABS-CBN SportsMANILA, Philippines – Blackwater rookie Mac Belo struggled in the worst game of his young PBA career last Friday, as he was held to a career-low four points by the San Miguel Beermen in what turned out to be a 93-118 loss for the Elite.

Belo took only five field goals – his lowest so far in the 2016-17 PBA Philippine Cup – and made only one of them. He did have seven rebounds, but also committed four of Blackwater's 22 turnovers, which helped the Beermen score 25 easy points.

"Isa lang ang ibig sabihin nito – kailangan pa namin mag-improve as a team, and individually," Belo said after the loss.

"Mahirap din sa part ko, na binibigyan ako ng iba't ibang defense," he added. "So para sa sarili ko, marami pa akong kailangan i-improve."...

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Santos on Belo’s quiet night: ‘He didn’t get enough touches’

January 08, 2017

Arwind Santos defends Mac Belo. PBA ImagesArwind Santos thinks Mac Belo’s woeful performance against San Miguel is just a blip in his promising rookie year.

Belo was limited to just four points on 1-of-5 shooting from the field and Santos feels Blackwater was unable to get the most out of its forward on Friday.

“Ok naman si Mac pero kanina, parang di siya pinapasahan ng nga kasama niya eh. Parang mabibilang mo lang kung ilang beses sya pinasahan ng mga kakampi nya,” Santos observed. “Dapat tingnan din nila yun kasi sayang yung talent ng bata. Si coach Leo (Isaac) ang makakapagdikta ng ganun, more plays pa para kay Mac Belo.”...

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Beermen out to firm up No. 1 vs Elite

January 06, 2017

MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel Beer tries to bolster its front-running position while Blackwater looks to keep a Top Four spot as they figure in an interesting game to mark the resumption of the PBA Philippine Cup elimination round at the MOA Arena in Pasay City tonight.

With a 5-1 win-loss record halfway through the elims, San Miguel is leading the pack in the fight for the Top Two with a reward of a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals. And SMB coach Leo Austria feels they’re not yet in peak form.

Against Blackwater, the Beermen hope to pick up from where they left off in their 101-86 demolition of the Meralco Bolts last Dec. 28 as they try to widen their distance over joint second placers TNT KaTropa (4-2) and Rain or Shine (4-2), and the rest of the field....

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Santos on match-up against Belo: Magkakasubukan kami

January 06, 2017

San Miguel's Arwind Santos attempts a jump shot against Meralco. Photo courtesy of the PBA Media Bureau MANILA, Philippines – The 2016-17 PBA Philippine Cup showdown between the San Miguel Beermen and the Blackwater Elite on Friday will feature the highly-anticipated match-up between former Far Eastern University stars Mac Belo and Arwind Santos.

Santos led the Tamaraws to three UAAP championships in the early 2000s and has since gone on to a glittering professional career, winning an MVP trophy in 2013 and four championships with San Miguel.

Belo is the FEU player who looks to follow in Santos' footsteps. The Finals MVP in the Tamaraws' run to the UAAP Season 78 title, Belo has since established himself as the face of the Blackwater franchise that has already racked up more wins than it has in any other conference....

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Two-week break helps Elite recuperate

January 06, 2017

Blackwater Elite. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDetermined to leave the nightmares of its past behind, Blackwater is looking for a fresh start this new year.

And the two week-long break has helped the Elite recuperate, especially for Art dela Cruz and Kyle Pascual who both nursed shoulder injuries during their Christmas day overtime defeat to Mahindra, 97-93.

“If you’re burning minutes on the games, your body needs time to heal. The break we got during the holidays really helped us. We just have to turn those to gain positive results,” Blackwater coach Leo Isaac said on Thursday....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2016-2017 Philippine Cup 5 5 0.500
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