2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: K. Jones (27.25)
RPG: J. Boone (18.50)
APG: C. Ross (7.30)
SPG: C. Ross (2.50)
BPG: J. Fajardo (1.88)

April 25, 2014 8:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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‘Naiinis nga ako eh’: June Mar Fajardo frustrated after getting outdueled by older Asi Taulava

April 23, 2014

June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beer. Sports5/Paolo PapaSan Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo may already be regarded as the most dominant big man in the PBA today.

But in the Beermen’s PLDT Home TVolution quarterfinal matchup against seventh-seed Air 21, things didn’t exactly come easy for the 6-foot-10, 24-year-old pride of Cebu, especially against his counterpart – ageless veteran Asi Taulava.

“Naiinis nga ako eh na-outduel ako ng mas matanda sa akin,” Fajardo told InterAksyon.com about his match up with the oldest player in the PBA.

“Pero babawi ako sa next game.”...

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Air21 pulls off stunner, forces do-or-die with San Miguel Beermen for semis berth

April 23, 2014

San Miguel Beerman June Mar Fajardo tries to guard Air21's veteran center Asi Taulava. Jeff VenancioThe Air21 Express stayed alive in the 2014 PBA Commissioner’s Cup with a 92-79 win over the San Miguel Beermen, to force a do-or-die ball game on Friday for the right to qualify for the semifinals.

The seventh-seeded Express knew that no lead was safe against the Beermen. In their last meeting, they led by 18 points in the third quarter but they watched helplessly as the Beermen tool the game away from them. This time around Air21 did a good job of taking care of their lead en route to the victory.

With the Beermen threatening a comeback, Sean Anthony, Asi Taulava, and Wesley Witherspoon took turns making baskets to keep them away. Anthony was brilliant in the second half as he scored from the paint and from beyond the arc, but it was the ageless Taulava who hit the biggest baskets in the game, with two jumpers, right when Arwind Santos was trying to shoot the Beermen back into contention....

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SMB’s Fajardo leads contest for best player

April 23, 2014

June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beer. www.mb.com.phSan Miguel Beer’s sophomore center June Mar Fajardo is on track to win a second straight Best Player of the Conference (BPC) award after finishing No. 1 again in the statistical points (SP) department at the end of elimination round of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

Despite missing two games due to an ankle injury, the 6-foot-10 Cebu pride averaged 12.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.6 steals, and 1.9 blocks. He’s the No. 1 top local rebounder.

That gave the 24-year-old Fajardo a 31.71 SP average, just .4 point ahead of teammate and reigning MVP Arwind Santos who normed 14.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.4 blocks....

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San Miguel Beer faces Air 21

April 22, 2014

Mark Cardona of Air21. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanSecond seed San Miguel Beer tries to take care of business in its own series against No. 7 Air 21.

The two teams are coming off an elimination round encounter last Wednesday, which saw the Beermen rally from an 18-point deficit to win and secure the coveted second seed.

“We really struggled shooting,” said San Miguel Beer team consultant Todd Purves.
“I thought we had some great looks early on in the game and I think we missed shots that we normally make. Our guys just hung in there until our shots came.”...

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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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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 7 3 0.700
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 13 8 0.619 4th
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 15 6 0.714 Runner-up
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 8 8 0.500 6th
2012-2013 Philippine Cup 6 9 0.400 7th
2011-2012 Governors' Cup 6 8 0.429 5th
2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup 3 6 0.333 9th
2011-2012 Philippine Cup 14 9 0.609 3rd
2010-2011 Governors' Cup 12 8 0.600 Champions
2010-2011 Commissioners' Cup 2 7 0.222 9th