2014-2015 Governors' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: M. Blakely (21.88)
RPG: M. Blakely (12.44)
APG: M. Blakely (4.12)
SPG: M. Blakely (2.88)
BPG: M. Blakely (2.75)

July 05, 2015 5:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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PSH 23 46 65 77
AA 16 37 60 82
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2 Dubai games in PBA Philippine Cup schedule

August 28, 2015

Calvin Abueva (8) and the rest of the Alaska Aces will play two games in Dubai. Crowd-favorite Barangay Ginebra is also scheduled to play as part of the Philippine Cup schedule. Photo from the Alaska Aces’ official websiteTwo games in Dubai featuring the Mahindra squad of eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra will be played on Nov. 6 and 7 as part of the PBA Philippine Cup’s elimination-round schedule.

The two squads will be joined by Alaska on the league’s return to the oil-rich United Arab Emirates.

Two Governors’ Cup games were also held in the emirate two months ago.

Though the contract between the league and the Dubai promoters has yet to be signed, a PBA source said the games are “more or less a go.”...

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Torres to become Pingris understudy says Webb

August 24, 2015

 Norbert Torres (right) surprisingly falls off from being no. 3 in the pre-draft rankings to no. 8 in the PBA Draft on Sunday. Philippine Star File PhotoMANILA, Philippines -- Star rookie coach Jason Webb said the addition of rookie big man Norbert Torres to the team injected the much-needed young blood into the Hotshots’ aging front court.

The 41-year-old Webb never expected Torres to land at their lap, considering that the 6-foot-6 Torres was rated among the top three picks before draft day.

But with Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao opting to choose Fil-Nigerian guard Maverick Ahanmisi in a stunning move Sunday, the draft selection for the rest of the first round was altered....

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Tautuaa promises hard work once in PBA

August 23, 2015

Moala Tautuaa hams it up in front of the camera. Photo by Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBNNews.comMANILA, Philippines – Top 2015 PBA draft prospect Moala Tautuaa admitted that he wished he could have done better during his years in the PBA D-League.

The Fil-Tongan was able to win the 2015 PBA D-League Foundation Cup MVP award, but still, he and his Cebuana Lhuillier team failed to bag the title.

''I left some business off the table. I wanted some championships, but we came up short,'' the PBA website quoted him as saying....

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PBA defers trades on floor

August 23, 2015

MANILA, Philippines - PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa said there will be no trades on the floor during draft proceedings at the Midtown Atrium of the Robinsons Place Manila this afternoon but qualified it will only be a temporary deferment.

“I’m new on the job and I don’t want to make mistakes in deciding whether or not to push through with a trade on the floor,” said Narvasa whose engagement began last Aug. 1.  “I’ve talked this over with the coaches and we all agreed to dispense with trades on the floor only for this year.  It would be counterproductive if we approve a trade on the floor only to void it later in case there are issues that warrant a rescindment.  I’ve asked for more time to be familiar with the players.”

Narvasa said since joining the PBA, only two trades have fallen on his lap.  One involved Rain Or Shine trading Jervy Cruz to Globalport for Jewel Ponferada and the Batang Pier’s second round pick in today’s draft.  The other involved Jimmy Alapag coming out of retirement to join Meralco in a three-way trade that took Mike Cortez and James Sena from the Bolts to Blackwater and Larry Rodriguez from the Elite to Talk ‘N’ Text. Narvasa, however, noted the Alapag deal was already in the works before his PBA appointment....

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Potential 1st round picks prepare for physicality in PBA

August 23, 2015

 Art dela Cruz, Jr. of NCAA champion San Beda Red Lions gets tips from his father, Art, who played for San Miguel Beermen in the 90's, as he enters the PBA. Philippine Star File PhotoMANILA, Philippines -- Heading into Sunday’s PBA Rookie Draft, potential first round draft picks Norbert Torres, Art Dela Cruz and Fil-American guard Maverick Ahanmishi were one in saying that physicality is one aspect they have prepared for as they try to fulfill their dream of playing in the pro league.

Torres, the former La Salle big man, came back from a month-long pre-draft training in Toronto, Canada a little more bulked up, aware that he will be regularly battling PBA’s big boys like two-time June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beer and Greg Slaughter of Barangay Ginebra in the future.

“One of the reasons I went to Toronto is to train and to gain more explosiveness and strength. I believe that will help me to adjust quicker in the PBA,” said Torres, who won a UAAP men’s basketball championship with La Salle two seasons back....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2014-2015 Governors' Cup 8 8 0.500 4th
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