2016-2017 Philippine Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: J. Castro (21.50)
RPG: R. de Ocampo (7.00)
APG: J. Castro (6.00)
SPG: R. Reyes (2.00)
BPG: M. Ganuelas-Rosser (1.25)

February 20, 2017 7:00PM
Mall of Asia Arena
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th
TNT 19 39 60 83
SMB 22 41 77 96

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Import who beat TNT joins KaTropa

February 25, 2017

Denzel BowlesTNT Ka Tropa is bringing in a former PBA Best Import, one who played for a rival company.

TNT team manager Virgil Villavicencio yesterday divulged that Denzel Bowles, who starred for the B-Meg Llamados and captured the Best Import award in 2012, has signed to play for the Ka Tropa in the Commissioner’s Cup.

“It’s a done deal,” said Villavicencio when contacted by Bulletin-Tempo.

The official of the TNT said that they expect Bowles to arrive Monday, “but it depends on him, his (plane) ticket is already available” in time for the team’s resumption on their practice session for the import-flavored conference set March 17....

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Nash Racela believes TNT exceeded expectations facing San Miguel

February 22, 2017

 TNT coach Nash Racela surprised PBA fans by taking defending champion San Miguel to the limit in their best-of-7 semifinals series. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN SportsMANILA, Philippines — The TNT KaTropa may have lost to the San Miguel Beermen in the semifinals of the PBA Philippine Cup, but head coach Nash Racela believes his team still managed to exceed expectations.

Playing without injured star point guard Jayson Castro, the KaTropa could not match San Miguel's firepower in the 3rd quarter and wound up losing 96-83.

"I think the team exceeded expectations," said Racela after the loss. "Nobody expected us to be in this position."...

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With TNT ousted, injured Jayson Castro ponders blown opportunity in Game 6

February 21, 2017

 There wasn't much Jayson Castro, out with a hamstring injury, could do in Game 7 but watch as TNT was overpowered by San Miguel. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN SportsMANILA, Philippines — TNT point guard Jayson Castro could only lament the lost opportunity for himself and his teammates after the KaTropa bowed out of the PBA Philippine Cup playoffs with a loss to San Miguel Beer in the semifinals.

With Castro sitting in the stands, the Beermen came away with a 96-83 victory over the KaTropa to advance to the finals. "The Blur" missed the game due to a hamstring injury he suffered in Game 6, a 104-88 TNT loss that allowed SMB to force the deciding game.

"Oo (nakakapanghinayang), kasi malaki 'yung chance namin," Castro said after the game....

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San Miguel overwhelms TNT to advance to Philippine Cup finals

February 21, 2017

 Alex Cabagnot tallied 14 points and seven assists in San Miguel's 96-83 victory over TNT in the deciding game of their PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series on Monday. Courtesy of the PBA Media BureauMANILA, Philippines — The San Miguel Beermen kept their three-peat hopes alive as they overwhelmed the undermanned TNT KaTropa, 96-83, in Game 7 of their PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series on Monday at Mall of Asia Arena.

The two-time defending champion Beermen used a dominant third quarter, anchored by their starting five, to pull away from the KaTropa, who were playing without injured star point guard Jayson Castro in the win-or-go home showdown.

Thanks to a strong display from their starters, the Beermen advanced to the Finals of the Philippine Cup for the third straight season, where they now have a chance to win the All-Filipino crown for the third consecutive time....

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Amid stellar performance, Williams credits teammates for neutralizing entire SMB arsenal

February 17, 2017

 From left: TNT KaTropa's Larry Fonacier, Kelly Williams and Ranidel de Ocampo during Game Five of their semifinals series with San Miguel Beer at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, Thursday. | Composite Image/PBA Media BureauMANILA, Philippines — TNT’s Kelly Williams said it’s hard guarding the PBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player.

So on Thursday night, he played hard. At 35, he banged with bodies, scored relentlessly, cleaned the glass and orchestrated offense — all that as if it’s 2008.

And it seemed to have rubbed off on his teammates, especially the ones who have been through many battles....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2016-2017 Philippine Cup 11 9 0.550 4th
2015-2016 Governors' Cup 12 4 0.750 3rd
2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup 7 7 0.500 6th
2015-2016 Philippine Cup 7 6 0.538 6th
2014-2015 Governors' Cup 5 6 0.455 10th
2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup 16 7 0.696 Champions
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 10 7 0.588 4th
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 10 5 0.667 3rd
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 14 3 0.824 Runner-up
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 9 8 0.529 5th