2016-2017 Philippine Cup


Team Leaders

PPG: P. Lee (14.75)
RPG: M. Pingris (8.00)
APG: P. Lee (3.75)
SPG: M. Barroca (2.75)
BPG: R. Reavis (1.67)


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For Norwood, playing against ex-teammate Lee ‘kind of hurt’

December 22, 2016

 Paul Lee had 14 points, four assists and three rebounds against Rain or Shine. Photo from the PBA ImagesFor Rain or Shine veteran Gabe Norwood, playing with former Star player James Yap is one thing. But playing against a former teammate like Paul Lee is a different story altogether.

“It was really weird. I can’t fake it. It was really weird to be out there, even when I was sitting on the bench, seeing him out there in another uniform,” Norwood told the PBA website following the Elasto Painters' 99-91 loss to the Hotshots last Sunday.

“We’re already getting adjusted seeing James [Yap] in our uniform. Now, seeing Paul out there and leading his team to victory, it kind of hurt that we’re on the back end of it.”

Lee has been with the Elasto Painters for six years until he got traded to the Hotshots in exchange for Yap....

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Pingris credits defense for Star's winning streak

December 22, 2016

 Star's Marc Pingris (15) stretches for a lay-up against Rain or Shine's Raymond Almazan (20) and Jay Washington. Josh Albelda, ABS-CBN SportsMANILA, Philippines –After opening the 2016-17 PBA Philippine Cup with back-to-back losses, the Star Hotshots have righted the ship and won three consecutive games to soar to the upper half of the league standings.

Their most impressive win came last Sunday when they outlasted the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in an emotionally fraught but well-played contest, 99-91, to improve to 3-2 and jump into a four-team logjam for third place.

For Star veteran Marc Pingris, the key to their recent string of victories has been a renewed commitment to the defensive end of the floor. After giving up an average of 93.5 points per game in losses to San Miguel and GlobalPort, the Hotshots have limited their next three opponents to only 81.6 points per contest. ...

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Star faces stiff test vs fiery Phoenix

December 10, 2016

Marc Pingris of Star. PBA Media BureauMANILA, Philippines — The Star Hotshots look to build on their breakthrough victory, while the Phoenix Fuel Masters plan to extend their winning ways when the two teams square off in the lone PBA Philippine Cup game on Saturday.

Star and Phoenix tangle at 5 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

The Hotshots (1-2) won their first game of the season on Wednesday against the NLEX Road Warriors, 99-75, thanks to the hot shooting of Paul Lee....

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James Yap wants to beat old team Star

December 10, 2016

James Yap of Rain or Shine. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netComing off his best game in a Rain or Shine jersey, James Yap believes that he’s now ready to face his old team Star.

“I’m going to prepare hard for that game. I came from there, spent 12 years and won seven championships there. People have been anticipating for that game,” he said, as he looks forward to the duel next Sunday.

Yap fired a season-best 15 points and five rebounds in the Elasto Painters’ 107-93 win over Blackwater on Friday, and he’s convinced that slowly, he’s getting his bearings back....

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Alaska sends Dela Rosa to Star for big man Pascual

December 10, 2016

Jake Pascual (left) and Rome Dela Rosa. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska traded versatile wingman Rome Dela Rosa for Star’s smooth shooting center Jake Pascual Friday.

Aces head coach Alex Compton said Pascual will be reporting to their practice on Saturday after the trade that the Hotshots initiated.

The veteran mentor also lauded Dela Rosa for his performance during his stay with the storied franchise....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2016-2017 Philippine Cup 4 4 0.500
2015-2016 Governors' Cup 2 9 0.182 11th
2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup 6 7 0.462 8th
2015-2016 Philippine Cup 4 8 0.333 9th
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