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)

February 21, 2017 7:00PM
Mall of Asia Arena
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SH 16 36 61 76
BGSM 26 45 65 89

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Cone lauds Victolero for job well done in maiden semis stint with Star

February 24, 2017

 Star coach Chito Victolero addresses his team during a timeout. Photo by Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN SportsMANILA, Philippines – Chito Victolero's first conference as head coach of the Star Hotshots opened on the wrong foot, with back-to-back losses to San Miguel and GlobalPort. But it ended with the young mentor earning praises from one of the PBA's greatest coaches.

"Coach Chito made the right adjustments," said Tim Cone, the winningest coach in PBA history, after Game 7 of their PBA Philippine Cup Finals series last Tuesday night. "He really gave us a lot of problems."

Victolero, tapped to replace Jason Webb – the man who replaced Cone as coach of the Purefoods franchise – righted the ship midway through the conference, giving the Hotshots free reign on offense while compelling them to play defense at a superb level.

He guided the Hotshots to an eight-game winning streak, from the last four games of the eliminations, to two quarterfinal games against Phoenix, and to their first two semifinal games against Ginebra in the PBA Philippine Cup....

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Cone saddened that Ginebra's success came at Star's expense

February 24, 2017

 Ginebra coach Tim Cone (L) and Star forward Marc Pingris exchange words after Gam 7 of their PBA Philippine Cup semfinals series. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN SportsMANILA, Philippines – Tim Cone's delight at leading Barangay Ginebra to a second consecutive Finals appearance last Tuesday evening was somewhat tempered as it came at the expense of his former team, the Star Hotshots.

Cone's Gin Kings routed the Hotshots, 89-76, in Game 7 of what had been an emotional "Manila Clasico" semifinals series in the PBA Philippine Cup. They lost the first two games of the best-of-seven affair, faced elimination in Game 6, but forced a knockout duel and triumphed in that as well.

Ginebra has now made it to the Finals of back-to-back conferences, and they will take on San Miguel Beer in the All-Filipino Cup Finals. Before shifting his focus to the Beermen, however, Cone spared a thought for his former players in Star....

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Star coach Chito Victolero's wish? 'Sana umabot ng Game 7'

February 24, 2017

 Star coach Chito Victolero believes Philippine Cup finals combatants Barangay Ginebra and San Miguel are evenly matched. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN Sports.MANILA, Philippines — Star coach Chito Victolero made no predictions regarding the upcoming PBA Philippine Cup finals, but he wishes that the best-of-seven series will go the full route.

Victolero and the Hotshots came up short against Barangay Ginebra in the semifinals, falling in seven games after taking a 3-2 lead in the series.

The Gin Kings will face two-time defending champion San Miguel Beer in the finals, with Game 1 set for Friday at Mall of Asia Arena....

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Pingris proud of Star’s effort in Game 7 defeat

February 23, 2017

Star’s Marc Pingris. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netStar forward Marc Pingris had nothing to be ashamed of despite the Hotshots losing Game 7 of their semifinals series against the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings on Tuesday night.

Star dropped an 89-76 decision to Ginebra, but Pingris kept his head high.

“I’m proud, really proud of the team and really proud of my teammates,” Pingris said in Filipino. “I also want to thank coach (Chito Victolero) for doing his best.”...

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Coach Chito Victolero upbeat over Star's future after hard-fought series

February 23, 2017

 Star head coach Chito Victolero got a master class in championship level play-drawing by taking 2-time Grand Slam winner Tim Cone to seven games. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN SportsMANILA, Philippines — The Star Hotshots' campaign in the PBA Philippine Cup may have ended in disappointing fashion, but their coach is optimistic they can turn the heartbreak into something positive as the season progresses.

Star was one game away from making the All-Filipino finals, but squandered an 11-point lead against the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings in Game 6. In the do-or-die Game 7, the Hotshots fell behind early, recovered and came to within three points, but ultimately, could not get over the hump.

The Gin Kings came away with an 89-76 win in the seventh game of the Manila Clasico, and the Hotshots were left to lick their wounds, as they missed the finals for the seventh consecutive conference since winning a Grand Slam in the 2014 season....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2016-2017 Philippine Cup 12 8 0.600 3rd
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