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)

January 25, 2017 7:00PM
Cuneta Astrodome
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NLEX uses strong finish to beat TNT, finally stop slide

January 08, 2017

Carlo Lastimosa scored a game-high 22 for NLEX. PBA ImagesCarlo Lastimosa finished with 22 points and every one of his teammates scored, as NLEX routed TNT 110-98 at the Angeles University Foundation gym in Angeles City on Saturday to snap a 5-game losing streak in the PBA Philippine Cup.

Sean Anthony added 13 points and 13 rebounds for NLEX, which hadn't won since its first game on November 25, when the Road Warriors beat Alaska.

"It's a big relief to win after a five-game losing streak. It's more special because we beat a title contender but it's just one win for us," NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao said.

"It's a long way for us but it's a good start for the new year. We're hoping this sets the tone for us for the rest of the year. But malayo pa."...

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Stars in their 40s do their best to fight off Father Time

January 04, 2017

 In his prime with San Miguel, Danny Seigle was an unstoppable scorer. Photo courtesy of the PBA Media BureauYoung fans who have only heard the names Jayjay Helterbrand, Mick Pennisi, Danny Seigle and Asi Taulava in the past season or two were deprived of seeing four of the most stellar and consistently effective players the league has ever seen.

They have a total of 19 PBA championships, 14 Mythical Team selections and more than 2,300 games combined.

But these days, these members of "club 40" — players north of 40 years old — are picking up more fouls than making field goals (26-22). In some nights, they're collecting DNPs....

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Alaska's Compton says Chicago Bulls-like TNT scares him

December 23, 2016

 The TNT KaTropa | Photo via PBA Media BureauMANILA, Philippines — The Alaska Aces will gun for a fourth straight win this Friday, but they will have to do that against — as coach Alex Compton put it — a team similar to a fabled NBA squad.

“The good thing about TNT is that they’re small with no athletes, so that’s good,” Compton jested.

“They can put up a lineup with Rosser at the 1, Troy (Rosario) at the 2, [Ranidel de Ocampo] at the 3, Kelly (Williams) or Mo (Tautuaa) at the 4 or [at the 5],” he explained....

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Lifetime offer for Castro ends China bid

December 14, 2016

 Jayson CastroMANILA, Philippines - TNT KaTropa star Jayson Castro has been offered to work with the MVP Group beyond his PBA days, quashing talk that he may be lured to play in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) where Asia’s No. 1 point guard was reportedly offered a monthly salary equivalent to P2.5 Million.

Castro’s agent Danny Espiritu said yesterday at least three CBA teams had expressed interest in signing up the TNT standout but no formal offer was ever tendered. The CBA started its season last Oct. 29 with the four lowest-ranked of the 20 teams allowed to recruit an Asian import aside from two out-of-Asia reinforcements. The four Asian imports who are now playing in the CBA are Iran’s Samad Nikkhah Bahrami and Mehdi Kamrani, Palestine’s Sani Sakakini and Jordan’s Zaid Abbas.

Espiritu said he was told the CBA had also inquired about the availability of Terrence Romeo. “The CBA is loaded with bigs but what teams lack are guards with skill and talent,” he said. “It’s not surprising they showed interest in Jayson and Terrence.” Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone said he heard Chinese teams also explored the possibility of enticing JuneMar Fajardo and Greg Slaughter with big ticket contracts. Slaughter, however, is recuperating from an ACL injury and won’t be ready to play until late in the PBA Second Conference or starting the Third....

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Daquioag lights up anew as Meralco downs TNT

December 10, 2016

Ed Daquioag scored 23 points for the 2nd straight game. PBA IMAGESEd Daquioag went off anew and towed Meralco to a 98-87 victory over TNT Friday in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The rookie once again posted 23 points, 18 coming in the second half, to go with four assists to pull the Bolts to their second win in three games.

“He’s a rookie, but he doesn’t play like a rookie. He’s a good kid,” remarked coach Norman Black....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2016-2017 Philippine Cup 5 4 0.556
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