2013 PBA Draft Results

3 11 2013

Here are the players drafted in this year’s PBA Draft bannered by 7-foot Greg Slaughter:

First Round

1. Barangay Ginebra San Miguel – Greg Slaughter
2. San Mig Coffee Mixers – Ian Sangalang
3. Rain or Shine Elasto Painters – Raymond Almazan
4. Barangay Ginebra San Miguel (from Barako Bull) – James Forrester
5. GlobalPort Batang Pier (from Barako Bull via Petron) – Terrence Romeo
6. GlobalPort Batang Pier (from Barako Bull) – RR Garcia
7. GlobalPort Batang Pier – Isaac Holstein
8. Alaska Aces – Ryan Buenafe
9. Rain or Shine Elasto Painters – Alex Nuyles
10. San Mig Coffee Mixers – Justin Chua

Second Round

1. GlobalPort Batang Pier – Nico Salva
2. Rain or Shine Elasto Painters – Jeric Teng
3. San Mig Coffee Mixers – Justin Melton
4. Barako Bull Energy Colas – Jeric Fortuna
5. Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters (from Alaska) – JP Erram
6. Air21 Express – Eric Camson
7. Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters – Robby Celiz
8. Alaska Aces – Chris Exciminiano
9. Rain or Shine Elasto Painters – Gayford Rodriguez
10. Barako Bull Energy Colas – Carlo Lastimosa

Third Round

1. Air 21 – Joshua Webb
2. GlobalPort – Jopher Custodio
3. Barako Bull- Darwin Cordero
4. GlobalPort (from Ginebra)- LA Revilla
5. Petron – Sam Marata
6. Meralco – Anjo Caram
7. Talk ‘N Text – Eliud Poligrates
8. Alaska – Raymund Ilagan
9. Rain or Shine Ervic Vijandre
10. San Mig Coffee – JR Cawaling

Fourth Round

1. GlobalPort – PASS
2. Air 21 – Angelo Ingco
3. Barako Bull – Jett Vidal
4. Ginebra – John Usita
5. Petron: Nate Matute
6. Meralco: Mike Parala
7. Talk ‘N Text – Oping Sumalinog
8. Alaska – PASS
9. Rain or Shine – PASS
10. San Mig Coffee – PASS

Fifth Round

1. Air 21 -Randolph Chua
2. GlobalPort – PASS
3. Barako Bull – Mike Silungan
4. Ginebra – Alvin Padilla
5. Petron – PASS
6. Meralco – Mark Lopez
7. Talk ‘N Text – Byron Villarias
8. Alaska – PASS
9. Rain or Shine – PASS
10. San Mig Coffee – PASS

Sixth Round

1. GlobalPort – Pass
2. Air 21 – PASS
3. Barako Bull – PASS
4. Ginebra – Jens Knuttel
5. Petron – PASS
6. Meralco – Ron Guevarra
8. Alaska – PASS
9. Rain or Shine – PASS
10. San Mig Coffee – PASS

Seventh Round

1. GlobalPort – PASS
2. Air 21 – PASS
3. Barako Bull – PASS
4. Ginebra – PASS
5. Petron – PASS
6. Meralco – Mark Bringas
8. Alaska – PASS
9. Rain or Shine – PASS
10. San Mig Coffee – PASS

Draftee by Team:

Ginebra

  1. Greg Slaughter
  2. James Forrester
  3. John Usita
  4. Alvin Padilla
  5. Jens Knuttel

San Mig Coffee

  1. Ian Sangalang
  2.  Justin Chua
  3. Justin Melton
  4. JR Cawaling

Rain or Shine

  1. Raymond Almazan
  2. Alex Nuyles
  3. Jeric Teng
  4. Gayford Rodriguez
  5. Ervic Vijandre

Globalport

  1. Terence Romeo
  2. RR Garcia
  3. Isaac Holstein
  4. Nico Salva
  5. Jopher Custodio
  6. LA Revilla

Alaska Aces

  1. Ryan Buenafe
  2. Chris Exciminiano
  3. Raymund Ilagan

Barako Bull

  1.  Jeric Fortuna
  2. Carlo Lastimosa
  3. Darwin Cordero
  4. Jett Vidal
  5. Mike Silungan

Talk N’ Text

  1. JP Erram
  2. Robby Celiz
  3. Eliud Poligrates
  4. Oping Sumalinog
  5. Byron Villarias

Air21

  1. Eric Camson
  2. Joshua Webb
  3. Angelo Ingco
  4. Randolph Chua

Petron

  1. Sam Marata
  2. Nate Matute

Meralco

  1. Anjo Caram
  2. Mike Parala
  3. Mark Lopez
  4. Ron Guevarra
  5. Mark Bringas

 

 

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2013 PBA Governor’s Cup Semi-Finals Recap: San Mig, Petron book seats in the Finals

8 10 2013

It is going to be a battle between sister teams as two teams from the San Miguel Corporation group made it to the finals of the 2013 PBA Governor’s Cup. San Mig Coffee eliminated the Meralco Bolts, 3-1 while the Petron Blaze Boosters crushed the hopes of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters for a repeat with a similar 3-1 series win.

San Mig Coffee Mixers 3 – 1 Meralco Bolts

The main factor in the series was the ability of the San Mig defenders to limit Bolts import Mario West.  West was limited to a pedestrian 15.25 points per game and 28% shooting percentage.  West averaged 28.33 ppg and a decent 43% shooting in the eliminations.  James Yap, meanwhile raised his scoring average to 15 ppg from just 11.6 ppg in the eliminations. Big Game James capped his brilliant semifinal series with a 19 point performance in the deciding game.

Petron Blaza Booster 3 -1 Rain or Shine Elasto Painters

The streaking Petron Blaze Boosters somehow caught a lucky but could have been unnecessary break as they faced a depleted Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. The Painters were not the type that would just roll over but they just cannot match the intensity and the star power of the No.1 seeded Petron. June Mar Fajardo asserted his dominance in the inside as he dominated the first two games of the series with a massive double-double of 15 points and 17 rebounds in Game 1 and a more impressive 26 points and 14 rebounds  performance in Game 2.  RoS saved some pride by winning Game 3 behind the efforts of Arizona Reid and Jeffrei Chan who combined for 43 points and 22 rebounds.  Petron however, finished them off in Game 4 with a 21-point rout.  Elijah Millsap, Marcio Lassiter, Alex Cabagnot and Fajardo combined for 93 points to outscore the all the players of RoS who just finished with 89 points.

 





PBA: Renaldo Balkman gets banned for life

11 03 2013

Commissioner Atty. Chito Salud of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) issued an official statement banning Petron Blaze Boosters import Renaldo Balkman from the league and fining him 250,000 pesos in relation to the incident in last Friday’s game between the Blaze Bossters and the Alaska Aces.  Commissioner Salud considered Balkman’s history in handing down the stiff decision.  Some quarters believed that the penalties imposed by the Commissioner was too harsh.  Petron was even willing to give the temperamental yet effective import another chance.

With Balkman, Petron sits with 5-2 record which is good for 3rd place over-all.  The Blaze Boosters are just a game behind the Aces and 1/2 game behind the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.  Balkman, a former NBA first round pick, is currently averaging 25 ppg, 13.4 rpg, 2.43 apg, 2 spg, and 2.71 bpg.  The ban on him will leave a big void to fill as the Blaze Boosters will play the streaking Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in their next game.

Commissioner Salud’s statement (via interaktv)

A video of the incident that triggered the ban has reached over 1,000,000 views in Youtube.  The news was also picked up by the international media.  Balkman’s agent Sheryl Reyes is worried that the ban will have negative implications on employment opportunities for her client in other parts of the world. In the video, Balkman is seen arguing the referees.  He pushed assistant coach Biboy Ravanes, teammates Ronald Tubid, and Arwind Santos.  In one of the most unusual scenes in the PBA, the import choked Santos before cooler heads were able to restrain him.

caloycomment: Carry on, Petron! Farewell, Renaldo Balkman!





Talk ‘N Text complete Philippine Cup finals cast

5 01 2013

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The Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters will have a chance to go for a three-peat in Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup after beating Alaska in their best of 7 semifinal series, 4-2.  The Texters will be facing the defending Governor’s Cup titlist the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.

The Texters won Game 6 with the score of 83-78.  The game was a tight affair as both teams were very disciplined in their defense.  The game was marked with several lead changes before the Tropang Texters pulled away in the last few minutes.  Jimmy Alapag, Kelly Williams, and Ali Peek combined to give the defending All-Filipino champions an 80-71 lead with barely four minutes left in the final period.  Jvee Casio gave some life to Alaska’s overachieving campaign with a 4-point play to trim the lead to just 5 points.  A lull scoring happened in the next possessions of either items as it was marked steals, blocked shots, turnovers, and some hurried shots. After Casio missed a three point attempt just over 20 seconds left in the game, the Alaska Aces were not able foul a TNT player allowing Talk ‘N Text to waste some seconds before the Aces stopped the clock.  With 15 seconds left, Alaska sent Alapag to the line and he obliged be calmly hitting 2 pressure-packed free throws to increase the lead to 82-75.  In Alaska’s possession, Dondon Hontiveros hit a three-point shot to trim the lead the 5.  The Aces fouled Ranidel de Ocampo who split his free throws for the final tally as the Texters scuttled Alaska’s final play.

Jason Castro topped the scoring for the Tropang Texters finishing with 16 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists.  Alapag and 3 others scored in double figures to backstop Castro.  Rookie sensation Calvin Abueva had a career-high 23 points along 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 block to lead the Aces.  Big men Gabby Espinas and Sonny Thoss combined for 24 points and 16 rebounds.  Alaska missed 11 free throws in the game and they allowed Talk ‘N Text to hit 9 long range bombs with 3 coming from Alapag.

The semifinal exit is somehow a big achievement for the rebuilding Aces after finishing near the bottom of the standings in all 3 conferences of last year.  The drafting of Calvin Abueva and acquisition of Jvee Casio has somehow reinvigorated the proud Uytengsu franchise.  Alaska is expected to be a tough contender in the next conferences and with more time together it will not be long that they will be gunning for their 14th title to move to solo second all-time behind the 19 by San Miguel.  Alaska is currently tied at second with the legendary but defunct Crispa franchise.

Talk ‘N Text will try to capture its 4th title in the last 7 conferences. The 3 past titles were with teams handled by now-national coach Chot Reyes.  The Tropang Texters are now being mentored by grand slam coach Norman Black who recently came back pro leagues after leading the Ateneo Blue Eagles to 5 consecutive championships in the UAAP.

The scores: 
TALK N’ TEXT 83 – Castro 16, Alapag 15, Dillinger 11, Williams 11, De Ocampo 11,Carey 6, Fonacier 5, Peek 5, Reyes 3, Raymundo 0, Aban 0.
ALASKA 78 – Abueva 23, Espinas 13, Thoss 11, Casio 10, Hontiveros 7, Baracael 6, Jazul 5, Baguio 3, Dela Cruz 0.
Quarters: 25-18, 42-41, 64-62, 83-78




2013 PBA Philippine Cup Semifinals: RoS finishes off San Mig Coffee in Game 6

3 01 2013
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters logo

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters is in the finals(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After failing to finish off rivals San Mig Coffee before 2012 ended, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters made sure that they will start the new year with a big bang by beating the last San Miguel franchise left in this year’s Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup, 90-83.  The victory prevented a do or die game on Sunday.   The win also meant that the Welcoat franchise is going to its first ever Philippine Cup Finals.

The series loss is San Mig Coffee’s second straight defeat to Rain or Shine after they fell to practically the same team in last year’s Governor’s Cup finals.  Coach Yeng Guiao of the Elasto Painters has a chance to win his first ever title in the All-Filipino conference.  He lost in his other 2 appearances to Purefoods, the franchise that is now carrying the San Mig Coffee Brand.  Guiao looks to add to his 6 PBA titles and should he win the championship he will somehow complete a coaching career grand slam.

Game 6 was a very tight game as the Mixers took the lead at the end of the first two quarters.  Jeff Chan led a spirited rally in the 3rd period to turn a 4 point deficit at the half to a 3 point lead going to the payoff period.  The Painter’s hustle lead to multiple possessions and it was apparent that RoS had the fresher legs in the final quarter as they pulled away.    Peter June Simon singlehandedly tried to rally the Mixers by leading a 7-0 charge to trim a double digit deficit to just 4 points at 80-84 with less than 2 minutes left in the game.  Jervy Cruz quickly responded  for the Painters with an and 1 play to push the lead back to 7.  Chan increased the lead to 9 with less than 40 seconds to go.  Simon hit a three to make it a 2-possession game at 83-89.  The Mixers were forced to foul Beau Belga who managed to get a split for the final score as Chan stole the ball from Mark Barroca to end the game and best of seven series.

Chan led the winners with 27 big points.  He got great support from Paul Lee with 15, Jervy Cruz with 14, and Gabe Norwood with 10.  Simon topped the scoring with 29 while Marc Pingris and Joe DeVance combined for 29 for the Mixers.  James Yap had another mediocre game as he ended up with just 6 points and an unbelievable 20% Ft shooting (1 for 5). The series is probably one of the worst ever for Yap in his PBA career.

Rain or Shine will wait for the winner of the Talk ‘N Text vs. Alaska series. Game 6 of that match-up will be played tomorrow.  A game 6 victory by the defending champion Texters will pit them against the Painters for the 2013 Philippine Cup crown.

The scores:

RAIN OR SHINE 90 – Chan 27, Lee 15, Cruz 14, Norwood 10, Belga 7, Quinahan 5, Rodriguez 4, Tang 3, Arana 3, Ibanes 2, Tiu 0, Matias 0.

SANMIG COFFEE 83 – Simon 29, Pingris 15, Devance 14, Barroca 6, Intal 6, Yap 6, Reavis 4, Villanueva 3, Gaco 0, De Ocampo 0.

Quarters: 19-22, 48-52, 71-68, 90-83





2012 PBA Governor’s Cup Finals: Yap and B-Meg equalize

26 07 2012

 

 

SMART-Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City – After being outmuscled and pushed in Game 1, the B-Meg Llamados showed more poise in Game 2 to level the 2012 PBA Governor’s Cup Finals best of seven series.  The Llamados hit timely baskets in free throws in the final minutes of Game 2 to pull off an 85-80 victory over the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.

After trailing in the first period, B-Meg took control in the final few minutes of the first half to take the lead for good.  The last deadlock of the game was 74-all before B-Meg unleashed an 11-6 finishing kick. James Yap hit an impressive fall away shot that took the fight from the pesky Elasto Painters. Yap and import Marcus Blakely combined for 50 of B-Meg’s 85 points. Peter June Simon added 16 markers.

2012 PBA Governor’s Cup Best Import Awardee Jamelle Cornley led the Painters with 18 points and 14 rebounds.  The Elasto Painters lost rookie Paul Lee to injury in the 4th quarter.  Lee re-injured his shoulder after trying to tap the ball from Simon.  A stretcher was needed to bring him to a nearby hospital.  The extent of the injury has not yet been determined. There is a chance that he will miss some games in the series.

Earlier in the evening, Mark Caguioa was awarded the Best Player of the Conference trophy. He and Cornley were the major individual awardees of the final conference of the 2011-12 season.

 

The scores:

B-MEG 85 – Blakely 26, Yap 24, Simon 16, Barroca 8, De Ocampo 6, Villanueva 2, Pingris 2, Reavis 1, Urbiztondo 0.

RAIN OR SHINE 80 – Cornley 18, Chan 12, Lee 11, Cruz 10, Norwood 9, Buenafe 7, Ibanes 7, Belga 4, Arana 2, Tang 0, Quinahan 0.

Quarters: 21-26, 44-41, 65-60, 85-80.





2012 PBA Governor’s Cup Finals: RoS storms to a 1-0 lead

23 07 2012

Manila, Philippines – In its first finals appearance ever, the Rain or Shine Elasto (RoS) Painters played like savvy veterans as they beat the Tim Cone-mentored B-Meg Llamados, 91-90, in Game 1 of the Best of Seven Finals for the 2012 PBA Governor’s Cup title.

It was a highly physical battle from the start as the first half of Game 1 will be remembered for the hard fouls, technical fouls, and the difficulty of both teams to pull away. The Painters held a 2 point lead after 12 minutes by getting a big contribution from rookie Paul Lee who had 8 points coming off the bench. The Llamados was able to grab a 4 point lead at half time after a buzzer-beater 3-point basket by Jonas Villanueva.  JR Quinahan was charge with a technical foul in the first half after giving Marc Pingris a hard foul. Yancy de Ocampo and RoS import Jamelle Cornley were also assessed with technical fouls after a shoving incident in the 2nd quarter.

Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao used a rotation of Cornley, Quinahan, Paul Lee, Jireh Ibanes, Ryan Arana, Gabe Norwood, and Ronjay Buenafe in the third period to take control of the game. The Painters were able to outscore the Llamados by 11 in the crucial quarter to turn a 4-point deficit into a comfortable 7-point lead. It became difficult for the Llamados as their import Marcus Blakely got his 5th foul with still a few minutes left in the quarter.

RoS did not let up in the 4th period as they continued to add on the lead which led to Tim Cone throwing a monoblock chair on the playing court in frustration. Cone was apparently miffed at a no-call on a drive by James Yap.  The Painters held on to double digit leads for the rest of the way to grab the important win in Game 1.

Cornley had 25 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assist, and a steal.  He only missed 3 of his 14 shot attempts.  Lee, Norwood, and Buenafe combined for 34 points. B-Meg was led James Yap’s 19 points, 11 of which were scored in the 3rd period. Marcus Blakely had an anemic 12 points and 7 rebounds as he was limited due to foul trouble.

Game 2 will be played on Wednesday July 25, 2012 at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.

The scores:

RAIN OR SHINE 91 – Cornley 25, Lee 14, Norwood 10, Buenafe 10, Belga 8, Ibanes 8, Chan 7, Arana 4, Quinahan 4, Cruz 1.

B-MEG 80 – Yap 19, Blakely 12, Pingris 12, Simon 9, Gaco 8, Barroca 6, Villanueva 5, Reavis 4, Urbiztondo 3, De Ocampo 2.

Quarters: 18-16, 35-39, 66-59, 91-80

caloycomment: Poise will surely be a big factor in the series …. more