2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: L. Rodgers (30.33)
RPG: L. Rodgers (10.17)
APG: L. Tenorio (5.25)
SPG: J. Forrester (1.00)
BPG: J. Aguilar (1.50)

April 20, 2014 5:15PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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ROS 20 42 70
BGSM 30 50 72

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‘Everybody wants to play for Ginebra’: Two-time Best Import Gabe Freeman psyched for return

April 20, 2014

Gabe Freeman. Sports5 file/Paul Ryan TanThe Barangay Ginebra San Miguel faithful are hoping that Easter Sunday could bring resurgence for their struggling Gin Kings in the PLDT Home TVolution Commissioner’s Cup.

The main source of their hope is the arrival of Gabe Freeman, the two-time Best Import winner who came in to replace former Los Angeles Lakers big man Josh Powell.

The Gin Kings had to scramble to bring in Freeman after Powell abruptly left the team to sign with the NBA’s Houston Rockets.

According to Ginebra coach Ato Agustin, Freeman was their top choice to replace original import Leon Rodgers....

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Rain or Shine, Ginebra clash for No. 6 spot

April 20, 2014

Coach Yeng Guiao reacts after referee’s call. PBA IMAGE by Nuki SabioMANILA, Philippines — Rain or Shine, a finalist in the last two PBA conferences, and Barangay Ginebra, a side which its throng of diehards feel has underachieved in the same span, clash Sunday for the critical No. 6 spot in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Game time is 5:15 p.m. with the Gin Kings unveiling a returning import in the undersized Gabriel Freeman and the Elasto Painters trying to make do with Wayne Chism, whom coach Yeng Guiao describes as impressive in practice.

The Painters have drawn little offensive mileage from Chism, and if Rain or Shine plays to the run-and-gun style of the Kings which Freeman likes, then Guiao and his boys could be in for a lot of trouble Sunday night....

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‘Pacquiao a great ambassador for basketball’

April 20, 2014

PBA Media Bureau head Willie Marcial said his office has been receiving calls and e-mails trying to confirm the veracity of a report that came out recently announcing that “People’s Champ” Manny Pacquiao will suit up for Columbia Autocar Corporation (Kia), one of the three new teams accepted by the league for the incoming season.

The PBA has no answer for the curious.

“We cannot make a confirmation or issue a denial at this point since none of the two parties involved has informed us of this matter,” said Marcial....

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Wiser Freeman to reinforce Kings

April 18, 2014

MANILA, Philippines -- The Barangay Ginebra Kings liked what they saw from Gabe Freeman in practice upon his arrival in the country Wednesday morning.

The Ginebra coaching staff and players are convinced Freeman is in top shape, contrary to reports that the former two-time PBA Best Import awardee might not be in playing condition because of long idleness.

“He kept on dunking, he kept on running and he energized the locals right away,” said Ginebra top official Robert Non....

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Freeman impresses in practice

April 17, 2014

 Former Best Import winner Gabe Freeman is out to give struggling Ginebra a big lift. www.mb.com.phIs he or isn’t he?

Exactly a month after Barangay Ginebra San Miguel brushed aside reports that two-time Best Import Gabe Freeman was going to replace Leon Rodgers in the PBA Philippine Cup, word spread a few days ago that the 29-year-old livewire from Phoenix is actually back.

“Well, he is,” said Barangay Ginebra governor Robert Non. “In fact, he went straight from the airport upon his arrival this morning (Wednesday) to team practice at Green Meadows.”...

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 3 5 0.375
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 15 8 0.652 3rd
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 4 7 0.364 8th
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 12 12 0.500 Runner-up
2012-2013 Philippine Cup 8 9 0.471 6th
2011-2012 Governors' Cup 9 6 0.600 3rd
2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup 8 6 0.571 3rd
2011-2012 Philippine Cup 9 7 0.562 6th
2010-2011 Governors' Cup 8 5 0.615 4th
2010-2011 Commissioners' Cup 12 10 0.545 Runner-up