2013-2014 Governors' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: M. Blakely (19.20)
RPG: M. Blakely (15.65)
APG: M. Blakely (3.85)
SPG: M. Blakely (1.80)
BPG: M. Blakely (2.40)

July 09, 2014 8:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th
ROS 16 38 70 89
SMC 23 43 73 92
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Best Player/s: James Yap 29pts 8rebs 12/18FG

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Philippine Arena likely to host PBA opening cermonies after passing league standards

September 19, 2014

Philippine Arena. Photo from WikipediaIt’s looking like the opening ceremonies of the PBA’s new season will be held at the 55,000-seat Philippine Arena in Bulacan.

PBA media bureau chief Willie Marcial told InterAksyon.com that the biggest arena in the country has met the league’s standard after an ocular inspection on Thursday.

“Ok na, mayroon nang flooring, mayroon na siyang court, everything na kailangan para sa game,” Marcial said in a telephone interview.

“Hinihintay na lang namin yung kontrata. Pero mukhang doon na gagawin (yun opening).”...

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Accidental hero: Marc Pingris bares his heart

September 16, 2014

San Mig Coffee power forward Marc Pingris. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.com SEVILLE, Spain – After Gilas Pilipinas’ close game against Argentina at the FIBA Worlds, Jean Marc Pingris returned to his hotel in Seville with a slight limp, a testament of the hard work he had done on the court.

Gilas lost by merely four points against the Argentines and most of the Filipino players were silent and heartbroken, knowing that they were that close to upsetting the third-seeded South American team.

Despite this, “Ping” was all smiles after seeing his fans eagerly waiting for him at the hotel. To them, he is the “Pinoy Sakuragi,” a reference to the anime character in “Slam Dunk.”...

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PBA considering opening new season at 55,000-seat Philippine Arena

September 11, 2014

Philippine Arena. Malacanang Photo Bureau/Ryan LimLast year, the Philippine Basketball Association opened its season in three different cities across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, drawing an audience of over 30,000 combined.

This year, the league is looking to top that as it considers holding the ceremonies in the country’s largest arena – the 55,000-seater Philippine Arena at the Ciudad de Victoria in Bocaue, Bulacan.

PBA operations chief Rickie Santos confirmed in a text message that the league would like to kick off the new season in the venue if things are in place in time....

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PBA sets record goals

September 10, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - Average attendance took a dip in the PBA last season due to adjustments in schedule to allow an extended training period for the national team but the pro league’s new chairman Patrick Gregorio said the other day the goal is to set a record in live audience numbers in the 40th anniversary campaign starting Oct. 19.

The average attendance record for a season is 7,700 set in 1996 and nearly broken in 2010-11. Indications are clear that a new record will soon be made with crowds of over 20,000 recently storming the gates of venues for big games. Last season opened with an audience of 20,298 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and ended with 23,234 witnessing Game 5 of the Governors Cup Finals between San Mig Coffee and Rain Or Shine. During the season, the PBA recorded an all-time, single-game attendance mark of 24,883 in Game 7 of the Philippine Cup semifinals between San Mig Coffee and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel to eclipse the previous high of 23,436 in Game 3 of the 2012-13 Commissioner’s Cup Finals between Alaska and Ginebra.

For the first time in its 39-year history, the PBA will welcome 12 teams this season. Kia Motors and Blackwater are joining the fold as expansion franchises. N-Lex is another new member after buying the Air 21 franchise....

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Two-time MVPs Willie Miller, Danny Ildefonso still left unsigned for upcoming PBA season

September 09, 2014

Willie Miller and Danny Ildefonso. PBA/Nuki Sabio and KC CruzIn PBA history, only few players have won the Most Valuable Player award at least two times.

Danny Ildefonso and Willie Miller, two future Hall of Famers, are among those included on the list.

More than a decade ago, they were the best in their respective positions. But how time flew by so fast — now, both of them are still left unsigned about a month before the start of the new PBA season....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 12 8 0.600
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
2011-2012 Philippine Cup 10 6 0.625 5th
2010-2011 Governors' Cup 5 8 0.385 6th