2014-2015 Governors' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: S. Pettigrew (21.36)
RPG: S. Pettigrew (10.64)
APG: J. Castro (5.00)
SPG: S. Pettigrew (1.00)
BPG: M. Ganuelas-Rosser (1.18)

June 19, 2015 4:15PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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KS 17 38 65 85
TNT 32 57 70 94
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Best Player/s: Kelly Williams 14pts 4rebs 3stls 4/5 3PT

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Fil-Tongans Asi Taulava, Moala Tautuaa share special bond while in Gilas

August 29, 2015

Moala Tautuaa; Asi Taulava. PBA/Nuki SabioWhen Asi Taulava first laid eyes on fellow Filipino-Tongan Moala Tautuaa, the veteran slotman knew that the 6-foot-7 agile center would be the next big thing of Philippine basketball.

Taulava, now 42, believes “sky is the limit” for Tautuaa, only 26, who is the top overall pick of this year’s PBA Rookie Draft.

The two had the chance to get to know more about each other during the Philippine national men’s basketball team’s training camp in Estonia. Taulava is making a comeback to the national team as Tautuaa, while ineligible to play as a local, is serving as a backup for naturalized player Andray Blatche.

Them having the same roots might have helped them develop a special bonding, and it isn’t coincidence that they had been roommates while they were in Europe....

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2 Dubai games in PBA Philippine Cup schedule

August 28, 2015

Calvin Abueva (8) and the rest of the Alaska Aces will play two games in Dubai. Crowd-favorite Barangay Ginebra is also scheduled to play as part of the Philippine Cup schedule. Photo from the Alaska Aces’ official websiteTwo games in Dubai featuring the Mahindra squad of eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra will be played on Nov. 6 and 7 as part of the PBA Philippine Cup’s elimination-round schedule.

The two squads will be joined by Alaska on the league’s return to the oil-rich United Arab Emirates.

Two Governors’ Cup games were also held in the emirate two months ago....

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Tautuaa, Rosario sign max rookie deals ahead of Jones Cup

August 28, 2015

 Moala Tautuaa and Troy Rosario formally became teammates at Talk n Text as they signed maximum rookie deals on Thursday. Philippine Star File PhotoMANILA, Philippines -- This year’s top two rookie picks Moala Tautuaa and Troy Rosario joined the PBA millionaire’s club on Thursday with rookie maximum deals with Talk ‘N Text.

On Tuesday, the 6-foot-6 Rosario, originally selected by Mahindra (formerly KIA) as the no. 2 overall draft pick, was shipped to Talk ‘N Text as part of the three-team, five-player deal.

Talk ‘N Text team manager Virgil Villavicencio said management signed both rookies before they fly to Taipei on Friday for the annual William Jones Cup. The maximum rookie deal is worth around P8.5 million, spread in three years with a monthly basic pay of P150,000 in the first year, P225,000 in the second year and P337,500 in the third year.  ...

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Texters celebrate Tautuaa's PBA entry away from home

August 25, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Away in Estonia, Moala Tautuaa was welcomed to the Talk n Text team by coach Jong Uichico, assistant coach Josh Reyes and would-be teammate Matt Rosser when his name was hollered by PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa as the No. 1 pick by the Tropang Texters in the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft in Manila Sunday.

The TnT group and Alaska Milk coach Alex Compton followed the draft proceedings via the Internet a few hours before their departure for Manila after a stint in the Toyota Four Nations Cup in the Estonian capital city of Tallinn.

When Tautuaa was eventually called out as the top draft selection, Rosser and Reyes presented the Fil-Tongan player a Talk n Text shirt and were later joined by Uichico in a video shoot by sports5.ph’s Carlo Pamintuan....

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PBA OKs Jay Washington-Denok Miranda swap by Talk ‘N Text, GlobalPort

August 25, 2015

Jay Washington; Dennis Miranda. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanThe PBA has approved the straight-up deal between Talk ‘N Text and GlobalPort that will see forward Jay Washington and guard Denok Miranda switch teams for the upcoming season.

The trade was done after the Tropang Texters selected Fil-Tongan big man Moala Tautuaa with the top pick on Sunday in the PBA Rookie Draft.

Washington averaged seven points and 3.87 rebounds last season for Talk ‘N Text which won the Commissioner’s Cup....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
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
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 11 10 0.524 4th
2012-2013 Philippine Cup 21 4 0.840 Champions
2011-2012 Governors' Cup 8 6 0.571 4th