2016-2017 Commissioners' Cup


Team Leaders

PPG: R. Ratliffe (37.00)
RPG: R. Ratliffe (22.00)
APG: P. Lee (4.22)
SPG: M. Barroca (2.56)
BPG: R. Ratliffe (3.00)


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Comebacking Ricardo Ratliffe defers Dubai plans to rejoin Star: ‘I love these guys’

May 11, 2017

Ricardo Ratliffe. PBA Media BureauAfter an electrifying PBA return, Ricardo Ratliffe revealed that he had to defer his plans of playing in Dubai to be able to come back for another tour of duty with the Star Hotshots.

“Kinda because I played here last year. I just want to go to Dubai to see something new, but I love these guys and decided to go on what I knew, the Star Hotshots,” Ratliffe told InterAksyon.

Ratliffe, who replaced Tony Mitchell, scored 37 points and 22 boards in Star’s 107-97 win over TNT in his first game back in the Philippines.

Ratliffe had his first stint with Star last year, helping the team avoid early elimination in last season’s Commissioner’s Cup....

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Star’s Aldrech Ramos is adjusting to playing with a mask

May 11, 2017

Aldrech Ramos of Star. Rey Joble, InterAksyonAfter suffering a nose injury, Aldrech Ramos needs to wear a protective mask to be able to play.

The PBA’s newest Masked Man sustained a dislocated nose bridge after an incidental contact with San Miguel Beer import Charles Rhodes weeks ago.

“Kailangan talaga mayroong suot eh. Yun ang sabi ng doctor,” Ramos told InterAksyon. “Maski nga matamaan lang ito ng bola pwede lumala yung bali kaya kahit na hindi pa ako comfortable kailangan ko suotin.”...

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Star banks on clutch Paul Lee, returning Ratliffe to put TNT away

May 11, 2017

 Ricardo Ratliffe scored a game-high 37 points to lead Star past TNT 107-97 on Wednesday. Courtesy of PBA ImagesRicardo Ratliffe made a resounding reunion with Star, scoring 19 of his 37 points in a pivotal 2nd quarter, while Paul Lee put the finishing touches with key baskets late, as the Hotshots defeated TNT 107-97 in the PBA Commissioner's Cup at Mall of Asia Arena on Wednesday.

Star recovered from a 13-point deficit in the 1st quarter by outscoring TNT 38-24 in the 2nd, courtesy of Ratliffe's strong performance on offense and the Hotshots' defense.

"We base out system on our defense so I told them to settle down and we improve our defense from second quarter hanggang matapos ang game," Star coach Chito Victolero said....

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Gilas supporter Chooks-to-Go keen on forming a PBA team

May 11, 2017

 Ronald Mascariñas, president and general manager of Bounty Agro Ventures Inc., confirmed Wednesday that they are "on the lookout" for a PBA team. Handout photoMANILA, Philippines – After entering the Philippine sporting landscape by supporting University of the Philippines and Gilas Pilipinas, Chooks-to-Go is looking to make an even greater impact by potentially joining the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Ronald Mascariñas, president and general manager of Bounty Agro Ventures Inc., confirmed Wednesday that they are "on the lookout" for a PBA team.

"The shortest route (to the PBA) is to buy an available franchise for sale," he said in a press conference where Chooks-to-Go reiterated its support to the national basketball team....

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Bolts, Hotshots, Texters out to boost bid for quarterfinals edge

May 10, 2017

 TNT KaTropa’s Jason Castro (left) eludes Star’s Ian Sangalang to score on a drive in this file photo. | Miguel De GuzmanMANILA, Philippines – Meralco, Star and TNT KaTropa press their drives for the key twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals while GlobalPort fights for survival as they figure in a crucial twinbill in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the MOA Arena in Pasay City Wednesday night.

The Bolts try to solidify their front-running position while the Batang Pier hope to stop further skid in their 4:15 p.m. setto before the Hotshots and the Texters break their standoff at second place in their 7 p.m. showdown.

Star brings back Ricardo Ratliffe while GlobalPort unveils new import Justin Harper in this twinbill after which the tourney takes a brief break again to give way to the SEABA Championship set May 12-18 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2016-2017 Commissioners' Cup 7 2 0.778
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