2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup


Team Leaders

PPG: J. Mays (21.00)
RPG: J. Mays (14.50)
APG: M. Barroca (3.18)
SPG: M. Barroca (1.09)
BPG: J. Mays (1.70)


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With triangle not working vs Alaska, Tim Cone finds another offense for San Mig Coffee

April 24, 2014

San Mig Coffee head coach Tim Cone giving pointers to Marc Pingris. Sports5 file/Paolo PapaThe San Mig Super Coffee Mixers had a lot of trouble putting the ball in the hole in the first half on Wednesday against the Alaska Aces, scoring a measly 24 points in the first 24 minutes of action.

At halftime of Game Two of their PLDT Home TVolution Commissioner’s Cup, Mixers coach Tim Cone made a bold decision: ditch his trademark triangle offense — the same system that led to San Mig Coffee winning back-to-back titles.

Television analyst Jojo Lastimosa, a longtime player and coach under Cone at Alaska, quickly noted how the Mixers have stopped running the triangle in favor of an alternate offense.

“We were running that before,” said Lastimosa of Cone’s ploy of working the ball into their big men in the low post to grind out the game....

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‘Nahahawa kami’: Banged-up Marc Pingris inspires James Yap, rest of San Mig Coffee

April 24, 2014

Marc Pingris of San Mig Coffee. PBA Nuki SabioBothered by a painful rib injury, Marc Pingris exemplified the word courage on Wednesday in the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers’ survival game against the defending champion Alaska Aces.

Despite his ailment, Pingris finished with 17 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocks to lead the Mixers to a 70-65 win over the Aces in the second game of their PLDT Home TVolution Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals series.

Pingris was all over the floor, battling against the Aces’ towers of Robert Dozier and Sonny Thoss in the paint. During one memorable sequence in the fourth quarter, he kept the ball alive at San Mig Coffee’s baseline, going over the railing to sacrifice his body....

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San Mig Coffee completes comeback, forces do-or-die with Alaska for semis berth

April 24, 2014

 Mark Barroca of San Mig Coffee attempts to shackle Alaska's Cyrus Baguio. Jeff VenancioThe San Mig Coffee Mixers are not ready to end their two-conference title reign just yet.

The Mixers leaned on a 16-0 run in the fourth quarter to overhaul the Alaska Aces' lead, and win, 70-65, on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, thus forcing a sudden death game three in their 2014 PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals series.

Alaska, which had beaten San Mig Coffee in back-to-back games, Sunday in their elimination round game and Monday in their first quarterfinals match, suffered from an eight minute scoring drought in the fourth quarter to allow the Mixers to climb back into the game and ultimately get the win....

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Alaska goes for clincher vs. San Mig Coffee

April 23, 2014

Alaska's Calvin Abueva against the defesnse of San Mig Coffee's Rafi Reavis. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanIn a best-of-three quarterfinal series, a 1-0 advantage is a good thing, but it doesn’t guarantee anything.

That’s what Alaska head coach Luigi Trillo told his wards yesterday, saying they have to have the killer instinct when they clash with San Mig Super Coffee Mixers in Game 2 of their quarterfinal showdown in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

“It’s a huge win for us, but a 1-0 lead is not a guarantee. Yes, it puts us in a good situation, but it takes two wins to knock them out,” said Trillo, who hopes to lead Alaska back to the finals.

From a tight contest in the first three periods of the game, Alaska unleashed a big fourth quarter run with Cyrus Baguio and JV Casio leading the way in the Aces 86-77 victory in Game 1 Monday night.

The Aces and the Mixers collide at 5:45 p.m.
 
Baguio and Casio combined for 14 points in a torrid fourth quarter run. The Aces’ defense also held as they held San Mig scoreless for six minutes to pad their lead from 72-69 to 84-69 with three minutes left.
 
Alaska import Rob Dozier finished with 24 points and 15 rebounds, while Baguio added 14 points.
 
Sonny Thoss and Calvin Abueva added 12 points each, and Casio finished with eight markers.
 
San Mig import James Mays, who averaged nearly 23 points, 16 rebounds in the elimination round, was held to just 18 and 11, while the locals didn’t do much better. Mark Barroca got 17 points and James Yap finished with 12.
 
“Our defense in the fourth was great, we limited them to 16 points. We had problems in that big lineup of theirs, but we did a good job taking them out of their flow of big lineups,” said Trillo.

Source: http://www.mb.com.ph/alaska-meralco-go-for-clincher/

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No promise of victory, but Marc Pingris vows show of heart from embattled San Mig Coffee

April 22, 2014

An early spark from Marc Pingris of the San Mig Coffee Mixers was not enough to sustain the team. Jeff VenancioIn the past, San Mig Super Coffee Mixers star forward Marc Pingris has guaranteed victory for his squad in big games.

But after the Mixers’ loss in the opener of the PLDT Home TVolution Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals on Monday against Alaska, all Pingris could promise to fans was that the team will show heart when they try to stave off elimination in Game Two on Wednesday.

“Kung ano yung puso na nakita niyo sa San Mig Coffee nung nanalo kami ng back-to-back championships, yun ang makikita niyo sa susunod na game,” Pingris told InterAksyon.com....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 5 6 0.455
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
2011-2012 Philippine Cup 10 6 0.625 5th
2010-2011 Governors' Cup 5 8 0.385 6th
2010-2011 Commissioners' Cup 4 5 0.444 7th