2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: D. Bowles (32.36)
RPG: M. Blakely (14.33)
APG: M. Blakely (5.00)
SPG: M. Blakely (3.00)
BPG: D. Orton (3.33)

April 11, 2015 5:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th
TNT 16 28 45 79
PSH 18 38 48 66
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Best Player/s: Jayson Castro 33pts 5rebs 4asts 7/11 3PT

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Dubai games highlight PBA Governors’ Cup schedule as season’s last conference opens May 5

April 24, 2015

Paul Lee of Rain or Shine. Sports5/Pranz Kaeno BillonesThe PBA on Thursday released its schedule for the upcoming Governors’ Cup in May, with the league bringing three teams abroad to play in a short two-game tour.

The Blackwater Elite and the Alaska Aces will open the curtains of the season-ending conference on May 5 at SMART-Araneta Coliseum. Capping the opening day is the matchup between the Meralco Bolts and the GlobalPort Batang Pier.

In a rare move, the league will also be having two regular matches in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters will be playing back-to-back games there, taking on GlobalPort on May 21 and crowd-favorite Barangay Ginebra San Miguel on May 22.

The Rain or Shine-Ginebra Dubai matchup promises to be an exciting one as it serves as another rematch of their highly intense tiffs back in the Commissioner’s Cup where their head-to-heads in the eliminations and quarterfinals turned out to be both controversial because of crowd unrest and flawed officiating....

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PBA unveils Herbalife as official nutrition partner

April 21, 2015

 Bong Valenzuela, General Manager, Herbalife Philippines; Dr. Jonathan Yarom, Member, Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board; PBA Players Terrence, Mark Cardona and Alex Nuyles; and Younghee Chung, Sub-Region Head and General Manager, Korea and the Philippines.MANILA, Philippines -- Herbalife International Philippines, a global nutrition company, was officially unveiled as the nutrition partner of Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) during a press launch at Parmigiano Restaurant in Resorts World Manila over the weekend.

This is first partnership between the PBA, the premier basketball league in the country, and Herbalife.

“We are proud to be the PBA’s Official Nutrition Partner. Herbalife has been active worldwide in promoting good nutrition and healthy, active lifestyle. We sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and more champions in many other sports," William Rahn, Herbalife Senior Vice-President and Managing Director for Asia Pacific, said. ...

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Adalem offers pro league fresh take on sundry issues

April 18, 2015

A VIABLE alternative.

That’s what Dr. Ernest Jay Adalem, big cage fan and organizer, is offering to the Philippine Basketball Association which is in the process of selecting a new commissioner.

The founding president of the National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities and board member of the Southeast Asian Basketball Association, Adalem is among the four remaining candidates for the top PBA job Chito Salud is giving up after the ongoing Commissioner’s Cup....

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Candidates for new PBA commissioner down to four; Hizon in, Seigle out

April 17, 2015

Vince Hizon. Philex photoThe PBA on Thursday announced that the list of candidates for the next commissioner is just down to four, with one of them making it despite not being included in the initial list.

Former PBA player Vince Hizon, current league executive Rickie Santos, St.Clare school owner Jay Adalem and former player and coach Chito Narvasa made the cut.

Narvasa, once a PBA coach and now serves as president of the Basketball Association of the Philippines, was not part of the six initial candidates the league announced last week. But he made it anyway after the PBA changed the criteria for the post....

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Marc Pingris concerned about Purefoods’ egos following Grand Slam win: ‘Di ko alam kung lumaki na ulo namin’

April 16, 2015

Marc Pingris (center). Sports5/Pranz Kaeno BillonesFor a second straight conference, last season’s Grand Slam champion Purefoods Star will be missing out on the playing in the finals, an unfamiliar spot for a team that had won four consecutive championships before this slump.

Defensive ace Marc Pingris is worried that it may have something to do with the team’s mental state after lording it over the league in the recent past.

“Hindi ko alam kung lumaki na ba ulo namin nung maka-Grand Slam kami. Feeling namin kaya na namin lahat dahil naka-Grand Slam kami, parang ganun. Ganun yung dating sa amin ngayon,” Pingris said....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
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
2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup 15 9 0.625 Champions