2015-2016 Governors' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: J. Castro (23.17)
RPG: M. Ammons (14.88)
APG: J. Castro (7.50)
SPG: R. Reyes (1.25)
BPG: M. Ammons (1.12)

September 27, 2016 7:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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Too close to call: PBA semis start Monday

September 26, 2016

PBA Semis: TNT vs. Meralco; SMB vs. Ginebra. Inquirer.net photoThere were no surprises at the end of the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals as the top four teams went on to the next round.

And it isn’t a bad thing with each of the semifinal match-ups having the potential to be a classic duel.

The Final Four begins on Monday with crowd-drawers San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra locking horns.

The Beermen and the Kings’ lone meeting in the elimination round needed two overtimes to be decided that could very well be an indication of things to come in their best-of-five tussle....

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Desire to make semis fuels Castro’s 42-point outburst

September 25, 2016

TNT KaTropa’s Jayson Castro. PBA IMAGESJayson Castro knew he had to show up for TNT to seal its return in the semifinals after missing it the last three conferences.

Castro didn’t leave anything to chance with another spellbinding performance in the quarterfinals against Phoenix Saturday night.

The 30-year-old Castro was at his best as he came just a couple points shy from matching his career-high with 42 points to lead the KaTropa....

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Castro explodes as TNT gets remaining semis berth

September 25, 2016

 "The Blur" torches Phoenix with 42 points. Photo courtesy of the PBA Media BureauJayson Castro exploded on Phoenix to tow TNT KaTropa to the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals Saturday night.

Castro fired 42 points and propelled the Texters’ high-scoring exchange with the Fuel Masters that ended in TNT’s favor, 136-124.

The Texters, who will be appearing in the final four for the first time since their 2015 Commissioner’s Cup title win, will battle sister team Meralco Bolts in a best-of-five duel in the semis....

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Twice-to-beat TNT, Meralco look to finish off Phoenix, Mahindra

September 24, 2016

Mychal Ammons of TNT. PBA Media BureauTropang TNT and the Meralco Bolts try to finish off their respective quarterfinal foes and complete the semifinals cast of the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup on Saturday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.

No.1 TNT and collides with No.8 Phoenix Fuel Masters face off in the main game at 5:15 p.m. after the curtain-raiser between No.4 Meralco and No.5 Mahindra at 3 p.m. Both games will be aired live on TV5.

The winning teams from the two matchups set up a semifinals date against each other. Defending champions San Miguel and Barangay Ginebra have already forged a final four duel on the other end of the bracket....

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PBA seeks permanent solution to FIBA issue

September 23, 2016

MANILA, Philippines - PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa said yesterday the new FIBA competition format of six home-and-away windows over a two year period to qualify for the 2019 World Cup and 2020 Tokyo Olympics will require a “permanent solution” with the SBP to choose the best players for the national team.

Narvasa said the PBA Board of Governors is solidly behind the SBP’s efforts in forming the most competitive Gilas team possible. “Every PBA player will be available for Gilas,” he said. “I think it should be mandatory for a player to join Gilas if he is chosen because this is for our country. FIBA will inform us of the schedule of the six qualifying windows and the PBA will work around that timetable.”

Narvasa said at the moment, he is leaning towards a common draft for all players on Oct. 30. An option is to hold a split draft where players in the Gilas pool are selected separately from others. That would mean only the rights to the Gilas players will be assigned and they may join the PBA only after their release from the national team....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2015-2016 Governors' Cup 10 1 0.909
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
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 3 7 0.300 9th