2014-2015 Governors' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: M. Blakely (22.67)
RPG: M. Blakely (14.33)
APG: M. Blakely (3.67)
SPG: M. Blakely (4.00)
BPG: M. Blakely (3.33)

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Blakely urges team to bring old Purefoods back

May 20, 2015

Star Hotshot's Marqus Blakely gestures after a play against Meralco. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.comMANILA, Philippines – Import Marqus Blakely said his team will have to bring the old Purefoods back so they could start winning games again in the PBA Governors’ Cup.

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.”...

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Too early to judge Asian imports’ impact

May 20, 2015

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....

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New PBA commish promises to improve league

May 20, 2015

Chito Narvasa. ABS-CBN News File Photo.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....

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No Yap, Simon in endgame? Blakely says Star five gave team ‘best chance to win’

May 18, 2015

Peter June Simon. Sports5/Pranz Kaeno BillonesWith seconds remaining on the clock, Marqus Blakely and the Star Hotshots had one last shot to either send their hard-fought game with Meralco to overtime or even win it with a three-pointer.

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....

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Tim Cone’s post-game walkout caused by Star’s ‘lack of fire, desire’, says Marqus Blakely

May 18, 2015

Star head coach Tim Cone. Sports5/Pranz Kaeno BillonesWhen 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....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
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