2015-2016 Philippine Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: J. Chan (13.16)
RPG: R. Almazan (8.73)
APG: C. Tiu (2.79)
SPG: G. Norwood (1.05)
BPG: J. Quiñahan (1.16)

January 15, 2016 7:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th
ROS 16 46 63 82
SMB 19 37 70 90
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Best Player/s: Arwind Santos 15pts 19rebs 2blks

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Usual suspects tipped to dominate PBA Commissioner’s Cup

February 08, 2016

MANILA, Philippines – The old league mighty powers and rulers are still the ones favored to figure prominently in the race to the top in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup that unfolds Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Talk n Text is determined to defend the crown, San Miguel Beer is raring to stretch its title run to three conferences while Alaska Milk, Rain or Shine, Barangay Ginebra and Star are teams likely to play their roles as perennial contenders.

Globalport will also be on the spotlight with Terrence Romeo, Stanley Pringle and their teammates out to prove that their fourth-place in the Philippine Cup is for real.

Not to be ruled out is a possible breakthrough by anyone among NLEX, Meralco, Blackwater, Mahindra and newcomer Phoenix Petroleum especially if they find a gem of an import for this mid-season tourney featuring reinforcements with a maximum ceiling of 6-foot-9....

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Familiar names lead stellar cast of Commissioner’s Cup imports

February 08, 2016

Balik-imports and last year's finals protagonists Wayne Chism of Rain or Shine and Ivan Johnson of Talk 'N Text. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOReigning Best Import Wayne Chism and fierce rival Ivan Johnson banner the stellar cast of reinforcements set to make waves when the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup tips off on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Chism will be hoping that the third time’s a charm as he hopes to finally bring a championship to Rain or Shine in his third tour of duty for the Elasto Painters.

But standing in his way will be 11 other imports led by Ivan Johnson, Denzel Bowles and Rob Dozier, who are also making their anticipated PBA return....

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ABL mainstay completes cast of imports

February 06, 2016

MANILA, Philippines – Brian Williams, a champion import in the Asean Basketball League, is hooking up with the GlobalPort Batang Pier, completing the imports roster for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup unfolding Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Williams, who teamed up with Gabe Freeman to help the San Miguel Beermen in a title run in the ABL in 2012, flew in Thursday morning and was to attend a first practice with the Batang Pier yesterday afternoon.

 Before suiting up for the Beermen, the Bronx, New York native played for the Westports Malaysia Dragons in the previous ABL season, coming through with averages of 20 points and 14.3 rebounds....

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Norwood refuses to pick winner in 'crazy' SMB-Alaska Finals

February 03, 2016

 Rain or Shine's Gabe Norwood attempts a shot against San Miguel's Chris Lutz. Photo courtesy of the PBA Media BureauMANILA, Philippines – Rain or Shine guard Gabe Norwood refused to be baited into picking a winner for Wednesday's night Game 7 between the Alaska Aces and the San Miguel Beermen in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals.

Norwood was asked by reporters at Spin.ph's Sportsman of the Year ceremony last Saturday regarding the best-of-seven series, which surprisingly went the distance despite Alaska taking a 3-0 lead.

"Crazy! It was crazy from the beginning, from Game 1 until last night," Norwood said....

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Rain or Shine’s Jireh Ibanes apologizes, says no intention to hurt Fajardo: ‘I’m so sorry it happened’

January 16, 2016

June Mar Fajardo guarding Jireh Ibañes. PBA Media BureauRain or Shine’s Jireh Ibanes has always been regarded as a tough-nosed defender, having been a member of the league’s All-Defensive team several times and often tasked to guard the league’s top scorers from the small forward and shooting guard spots.

While he is known to be a tough player, he doesn’t have a reputation of being a dirty player.

On Friday’s Game 6, he was involved in an unfortunate incident where he attempted to battle with reigning back-to-back PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel for a rebound but in the process hurting the 6-foot-10 center, who needed to be stretchered off the court with a knee injury....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
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
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 18 8 0.692 Runner-up
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 7 7 0.500 4th
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 9 7 0.562 5th
2012-2013 Philippine Cup 15 12 0.556 Runner-up