2016-2017 Commissioners' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: S. Taggart (26.25)
RPG: S. Taggart (11.25)
APG: C. Tiu (2.75)
SPG: G. Norwood (1.25)
BPG: S. Taggart (1.75)

March 29, 2017 7:00PM
Mall of Asia Arena
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ROS 13 34 59 83
MB 17 45 64 89
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Best Player/s: Baser Amer 17pts 11rebs 6asts

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Meralco avoids collapse vs ROS to remain unbeaten

March 30, 2017

 Baser Amer partnered with Alex Stepheson to beat Rain or Shine. PBA Images photoMANILA – Meralco averted a fourth quarter meltdown by preventing Rain or Shine by hammering out a tough 89-83 win to seize the solo leadership in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday.

Alex Stepheson again led the way for the Bolts with 21 points and 15 rebounds to help his team maintain an unblemished record with 4 victories in 4 starts.

Baser Amer also shone brightly with a double-double performance of his own with 17 markers and 11 boards, to go with his 6 assists.

Meralco was leading by 10 points going to the final 2 minutes, but Rain or Shine mounted a huge rally that cut the Bolts’ lead to 83-85 just 40 seconds to go....

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PBA agrees to release Gilas players 2 weeks before Seaba: report

March 23, 2017

MANILA — The Philippine Basketball Association's (PBA) board of governors has agreed to release 15 Gilas players 15 days ahead of the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (Seaba) men’s championship.

According to a report on Spin.ph, the decision was made Wednesday following a special board meeting held at the league office in Libis, Quezon City.

The Seaba tournament, slated on May 12-18 at Araneta Coliseum, serves as a qualifier to the FIBA Asia Cup....

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Rain or Shine frontline rock solid with healthy Raymond Almazan, import Shawn Taggart manning post

March 21, 2017

Rain or Shine center Raymond Almazan. PBA Media BureauThe Rain or Shine Elasto Painters sit comfortably on top of the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup standings after going 2-0 against NLEX and Mahindra on the new conference’s opening weekend.

And a big part of that success has been thanks to two players that have bolstered their frontline with their size, length and inside presence, things that the team sorely needed in during their campaign in the Philippine Cup.

With a healthy Raymond Almazan and an imposing import in Shawn Taggart manning the interior, the Elasto Painters have thrived, especially on Sunday where they grabbed 70 rebounds as a team – 23 more than the opposing Floodbuster – en route to a 99-95 win....

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James Yap earns Player of the Week honors

March 21, 2017

 Rain or Shine's James Yap is the PBA Player of the Week. Photo by Josh Albelda, ABS-CBN SportsMANILA, Philippines – A rejuvenated James Yap is the first player to earn PBA Player of the Week honors in the 2017 Commissioner's Cup after he helped tow the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to back-to-back victories.

The break between conferences clearly helped Yap with his conditioning, and the former league MVP flashed his vintage form against NLEX and Mahindra.

Yap opened the midseason conference with averages of 19.0 points and 3.0 rebounds, beating Meralco's young backcourt of Baser Amer and Chris Newsome for the weekly citation....

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Rain or Shine’s Washington reaches 5,000 points

March 21, 2017

Jay Washington of Rain or Shine. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJay Washington didn’t hide the fact that at 35, he’s already at the twilight of his career.

But after Sunday’s feat, which saw him join the 5,000 career points club, the Fil-Am forward is just grateful to be able to get another accomplishment at this stage of his PBA career.

“It’s a nice milestone in my career,” Washington said....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2016-2017 Commissioners' Cup 3 1 0.750
2016-2017 Philippine Cup 6 7 0.462 8th
2015-2016 Governors' Cup 5 7 0.417 9th
2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup 16 7 0.696 Champions
2015-2016 Philippine Cup 12 7 0.632 3rd
2014-2015 Governors' Cup 9 7 0.562 3rd
2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup 15 7 0.682 Runn er-up
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 11 6 0.647 3rd
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 12 8 0.600 Runner-up
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 7 8 0.467 3rd