The Hotshots, last year’s Grand Slam champions, have lost two games in a row, the latest of which was against Meralco last Sunday.
To stop the slide, Blakely said they will have to bring the fire that won them the Grand Slam.
“It starts with our defense, flow and execution on offense,” he said in PBA website. “We need to come together as a team. We need to grow from it as a team and just understand how teams like these that we have a chance to beat, we got to put down in the third and fourth quarters.”...
IT WILL be hard to determine this early how the presence of Asian imports would impact on the team they’re playing for as well as the league itself.
This is what newly appointed PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa told the Inquirer, a couple of weeks before he was voted into office.
A quick glance at the current team standings of the ongoing PBA Governors’ Cup should confirm Narvasa’s observation....
MANILA, Philippines – Incoming PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa is the first to admit that he has a lot to learn about his new job as he returns to basketball after years of working in the financial sector.
Narvasa, a former coach, was unanimously voted as the PBA's new commissioner by the PBA Board. He will formally assume the post on August 1.
"Alam mo, I really have to do a lot of studying," Narvasa said on ANC's "Hardball" on Monday when asked how he would deal with problems in officiating and imbalanced trades....
It was curious, though, to see who else was there on the floor with him, or rather, who weren’t.
Two of the Hotshots’ ‘Big Three’ – James Yap and Peter June Simon – were on the bench for the last possession. Instead, the last shot fell to Blakely, who was forced to take a desperate stepback heave against Meralco’s Danny Ildefonso as they suffered another heartbreaking loss....
When Marqus Blakely missed a potential game-winning triple, Star Hotshots coach Tim Cone couldn’t hide his frustration — he was seen covering up his face in dismay as his team suffered another close loss.
The multi-titled coach was so disappointed he went straight home after the final buzzer sounded and didn’t even talk to his team in the dugout for a postgame pow-wow.
But Blakely said it wasn’t the last shot, a broken play where he was forced to take a stepback triple, that frustrated Cone....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||1||2||0.333|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||11||6||0.647||3rd|
|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|