The Blackwater Elite and the Alaska Aces will open the curtains of the season-ending conference on May 5 at SMART-Araneta Coliseum. Capping the opening day is the matchup between the Meralco Bolts and the GlobalPort Batang Pier.
In a rare move, the league will also be having two regular matches in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters will be playing back-to-back games there, taking on GlobalPort on May 21 and crowd-favorite Barangay Ginebra San Miguel on May 22.
The Rain or Shine-Ginebra Dubai matchup promises to be an exciting one as it serves as another rematch of their highly intense tiffs back in the Commissioner’s Cup where their head-to-heads in the eliminations and quarterfinals turned out to be both controversial because of crowd unrest and flawed officiating....
MANILA, Philippines -- Herbalife International Philippines, a global nutrition company, was officially unveiled as the nutrition partner of Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) during a press launch at Parmigiano Restaurant in Resorts World Manila over the weekend.
This is first partnership between the PBA, the premier basketball league in the country, and Herbalife.
“We are proud to be the PBA’s Official Nutrition Partner. Herbalife has been active worldwide in promoting good nutrition and healthy, active lifestyle. We sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and more champions in many other sports," William Rahn, Herbalife Senior Vice-President and Managing Director for Asia Pacific, said. ...
JAYSON Castro moved ominously closer to a third Best Player of the Conference award after grabbing the lead in the statistical points race following a smashing performance against Purefoods in their Final Four series in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
The fleet-footed Talk ‘N Text point guard, the hero in all of the Tropang Texters’ three victories over the Star Hotshots in the semifinals, finished with an average of 35.4 SP after 16 games at the end of the Final Four.
Castro, the BPC in the 2013 Philippine Cup and the Commissioner’s Cup last year, dislodged San Miguel Beer cornerstone June Mar Fajardo from the top spot with Paul Lee of Rain or Shine running third with 32.1 SPs....
A VIABLE alternative.
That’s what Dr. Ernest Jay Adalem, big cage fan and organizer, is offering to the Philippine Basketball Association which is in the process of selecting a new commissioner.
The founding president of the National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities and board member of the Southeast Asian Basketball Association, Adalem is among the four remaining candidates for the top PBA job Chito Salud is giving up after the ongoing Commissioner’s Cup....
Former PBA player Vince Hizon, current league executive Rickie Santos, St.Clare school owner Jay Adalem and former player and coach Chito Narvasa made the cut.
Narvasa, once a PBA coach and now serves as president of the Basketball Association of the Philippines, was not part of the six initial candidates the league announced last week. But he made it anyway after the PBA changed the criteria for the post....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||5||7||0.417||8th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||7||6||0.538||5th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||5||5||0.500||6th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||3||7||0.300||8th|
|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|