2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup


Team Leaders

PPG: D. Bowles (33.40)
RPG: D. Bowles (15.20)
APG: M. Blakely (5.00)
SPG: M. Blakely (3.00)
BPG: D. Orton (3.33)


March 27, 2015 7:00PM
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Purefoods takes on Alaska as Best-of-3 Quarterfinals start

March 27, 2015

James Yap of Purefoods Star tries to keep control of the ball against the tight defense of Alaska's Calvin Abueva. Sports5.Paul Ryan TanReigning champion Purefoods Star Hotshots look to keep its title defense bid rolling as they begin their best-of-three quarterfinals series against the Alaska Aces at the start of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs Friday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Purefoods and Alaska collide at 7 p.m. after the sister squads NLEX Road Warriors and Meralco Bolts also open their own best-of-three affair at 4:15 p.m. Both games will be aired live on TV5.

The Hotshots, which finished third in the standings, seem to have an edge against the sixth-seed Aces this conference after a 108-88 rout in their last encounter on February 3.

Led by import Denzel Bowles and old reliable trio of James Yap, Marc Pingris and PJ Simon, Purefoods is aiming to score another win over the Aces in Game One to move just a win away from the semifinals....

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Alaska coach Compton ribs Purefoods import Bowles: 'You're allowed to miss shots'

March 27, 2015

Alaska head coach Alex Compton. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanWhen Alaska coach Alex Compton entered the media room following his team's victory against Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, he seemed to be as spent up as the players who actually played in the game.

His team not only survived a do-or-die game under the pressure of a hostile crowd, but won by just enough points to reach the quotient requirement to clinch the sixth seed and avoided twice-to-win disadvantage in the playoffs.

But the Aces are not out of the woods yet as they face defending champion Purefoods in a best-of-three series....

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Purefoods' Cone expects tough series vs Alaska

March 27, 2015

Tim Cone of Purefoods Star. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanMANILA, Philippines -- Purefoods Star coach Tim Cone expects his team to have a tough series against Alaska in the PBA Commissioner's Cup playoffs.

Cone said that they may be among the top three teams after the elimination round, but the Aces, whom he used to coach, will be hard to beat.

“Alaska it is, and we probably could not have picked a tougher opponent,” said the Hotshots coach said in the PBA website....

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2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoff matchups

March 26, 2015

2015 Commissioner's Cup Playoffs Bracket. Interaksyon.com photoThe 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoff matchups are now all set, with top two teams Rain or Shine and Talk ‘N Text enjoying twice-to-beat advantage over their respective foes No.8 Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and No.7 Barako Bull in the quarterfinals.

No.3 Purefoods and No.6 Alaska will be tangling in a best-of-three affair as well as sister teams No.4 NLEX and No.5 Meralco.

The PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs will begin on Friday....

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Chance to recover as Purefoods await quarterfinals foe

March 23, 2015

Marc Pingris of Purefoods battles Dylan Ababou of Ginebra. File/PBA Image by Nuki Sabio MANILA, Philippines – The Purefoods Hotshots will have a few days to rest and recover after wrapping up their elimination round campaign in the PBA Commissioner's Cup with a 96-85 victory over Meralco last Friday.

The win was Purefoods' fourth in a row and put them at the top of the league standings with an 8-3 record, though their Top Two spot is still in limbo with Rain or Shine and Talk 'N Text playing Sunday.

"Ito 'yung chance namin na makapag-pahinga," Purefood's superstar James Yap told PBA.ph. "Kumbaga, recovery."...

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup 8 3 0.727
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 6 6 0.500 7th
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 12 8 0.600 Champions
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 12 9 0.571 Champions
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 17 13 0.567 Champions
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 14 8 0.636 Champions
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 11 10 0.524 3rd
2012-2013 Philippine Cup 13 8 0.619 3rd
2011-2012 Governors' Cup 13 9 0.591 Runner-up
2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup 15 9 0.625 Champions