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tapos Kume^'s Cup, Kampeon na team natin,
May 20 Governors Cup na....
Sulong dugong Llamados!!!
go BMEG!! popostehan na ni JDV ang mga imports nyo!
go jdv!! haha
let's say nagkaharap yung petron and bmeg/bgk sa finals ng gov's cup. didiktahan ba ng management kung sino mananalo? since petron yung defending champion, kanila ulit?
bmeg - marqus blakely
tnt - paul harris
bgk - cedric bozeman
barako - jamine petersen
alaska - jason forte
meralco - tim pickett
petron - eddie basden
powerade - rashad mccants
ros - jamelle cornley
air21 - zack graham
Si Bozeman kaya pareho din maglaro kay Vroman?
exciting na makita maglaro si Mccants sa PBA.
among the imports, its bozeman (atlanta hawks), blakely (2 games with clippers), mccants (wolves, kings) and basden (bulls) who played in the NBA...
but that's really nothing if they cant adjust to the PBA play...bowles did not have any NBA experience but adjusted well to PBA play and became a beast...
Babae ba yung import ng Barako?
Tapos malakas pala no
Hopefully hindi choker si blakely. Go Bmeg for back-to-back championship!!!
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters vs Alaska Aces 4:15 PM
Petron Blaze Boosters vs Powerade Tigers 6:30 PM
The third conference of the 2011-2012 PBA season kicks off Sunday and with it comes a new set of exciting storylines and sensational players to follow. But before the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, the Alaska Aces, the Petron Blaze Boosters and the Powerade Tigers try to jump-start the Governor's Cup with a win, here are 10 locals to keep an eye on, as they look to play key roles in their respective teams' success.
10. Nelbert Omolon—Air21 Express
Commissioner's Cup averages: 28.67 minutes, 12.22 points, 5.67 rebounds, 0.89 assists, 0.56 steals, 0.78 blocks
An early 3-2 record had everyone thought the Air21 Express, formerly the winless Shopinas.com Clickers, had turned the corner. Instead, they sank like a stone in their remaining four games, getting blown out by an average of 21 points.
The Express acquired Omolon prior to the Commissioner's Cup with the hope that his veteran smarts would rub off on the young club. And while he was their best local scorer, his savvy and "gulang" haven't quite been absorbed yet by his teammates. That said, it's hard to imagine a team's culture changing over a span of one conference. Now that they've finally notched a few wins, it's time for Omolon to take the next step and carry this squad to a post-season berth.
9. Danny Seigle—Barako Bull Energy
Commissioner's Cup averages: 22.54 minutes, 13.92 points, 4.54 rebounds, 0.85 assists, 0.85 steals
After a slow start to the Commissioner's Cup saw him sit four of his team's first five games, "Dynamite" Danny lived up to his nickname, exploding in the Energy's last nine matches with a 17-point average. Seigle seemingly turned back the hands of time and was the catalyst for the "Manong Republic's" unlikely semifinal run, but now the question is, can he do it a second time?
8. LA Tenorio—Alaska Aces
Commissioner's Cup averages: 37.14 minutes, 13.64 points, 5.00 rebounds, 5.68 assists, 1.08 steals
From the Triangle Offense, to an up-tempo, run-and-gun style, and now back to the Triangle again, the Alaska Aces have gone through three coaches in four conferences, a highly unusual level of turnover for a franchise that used to be known for their stability.
But if it's stability on the court they crave, it will likely come from Tenorio, whose numbers under former coach Joel Banal's Triangle system and more free-flowing system are just a few hairs away from being exactly the same. If he can make the transition back to their old ways without a hitch, it's more than likely the rest of his squad will follow step with their "Lieutenant."
7. Paul Lee—Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Commissioner's Cup averages: 25.44 minutes, 11.56 points, 4.11 rebounds, 3.22 assists, 1.00 steals
Lee's rookie campaign kicked off with a bang as Rain or Shine, behind his stellar plays, came so close to making it to the All-Filipino Cup Finals. But when the second conference came around, the former University of the East standout saw his entire numbers drop, as he seemingly hit the rookie wall dead-on.
That said, Lee's final Commissioner's Cup game was his best, as he unloaded 18 points on Talk 'N Text's defense. If he can use that as a jumping-off point for the next conference, he could truly be the "Lee-thal Weapon" once more.
6. Asi Taulava—Meralco Bolts
Commisioner's Cup averages: 19.92 minutes, 5.62 points, 5.46 rebounds, 0.46 blocks
With the Bolts needing a spark (no pun intended) to power them into the post-season, the team found it in the form of their veteran center, as Taulava produced a vintage three-game stretch where he logged in averages of 14.67 points, 10.67 rebounds and 1.33 blocks. Not coincidentally, Meralco went 3-0 over that span, and when his numbers became normal again, the Bolts bowed to the eventual champions, the B-MEG Llamados.
Which Taulava, the dominant center or the slowed-down role-player, will show up in the Governor's Cup is anyone's guess. The Bolts though, made sure to cover their bets, acquiring Jay-R Reyes in a trade before the start of the next conference.
5. Rabeh Al-Hussaini—Powerade Tigers
Commissioner's Cup averages: 10.00 minutes, 1.75 points, 1.25 rebounds
After two conferences of the Tigers essentially playing small ball due to a lack of a true center, the Tigers acquired Al-Hussaini in exchange for the do-it-all Lassiter, all but ensuring that their style of play is going to change.
Powerade is keeping its fingers crossed hoping that the Al-Hussaini they've acquired is the 2010-11 PBA Rookie of the Year version, and not the injury-plagued incarnation of the recent past. If they get lucky, the Tigers could be looking at a return to the Finals, especially if Jvee Casio and Gary David continue to click from long-range.
4. Dylan Ababou—Barangay Ginebra
Commissioner's Cup averages: 23.29 minutes, 7.93 points, 2.57 rebounds, 0.71 assists
The Barangay Ginebra Kings seemingly withered late in the Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals. With Best Player of the Conference Mark Caguioa out with an eye injury, their import Jackson Vroman shrinking, and Nino Canaleta flashing his inconsistency, it was Dylan Ababou who provided the much-needed offense, scoring 17 points in 24 minutes. He enters the Governor's Cup having broken Samboy Lim's scoring record in the All-Star game, unloading 44 points, so if the Kings are once again looking for offense, they ought to know that this rookie is more than willing to have the ball in his hands.
3. Jimmy Alapag—Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
Commissioner's Cup averages: 26.90 minutes, 10.33 points, 2.57 rebounds, 4.76 assists, 0.33 steals
Another player who stepped into a time machine and came out rejuvenated when his team needed it most last conference is Jimmy Alapag, who put on a show of a lifetime in Game Seven of the Commissioner's Cup Finals with 29 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Eventually, he was made mortal by cramps, leaving behind a "what if" in the minds of PBA fans.
In spite of his coach calling him out and accusing him "going on vacation," it seems the truth is Alapag was merely picking his spots, conserving his energy only for when his team really needed the old "Mighty Mouse." It's likely going to be the same approach he'll employ in the Governor's Cup, as his team looks to continue their streak of Finals appearances.
2. Marcio Lassiter—Petron Blaze Boosters
Commissioner's Cup averages: 39.80 minutes, 17.70 points, 5.90 rebounds, 3.60 assists, 1.30 steals, 0.90 blocks
On the heels of a Finals run in the All-Filipino Cup, the overall number four pick in the 2011 rookie draft was the subject of a "will they trade him or won't they" scenario, due to Petron's incessant desire to acquire the former National team wingman.
In the last off-season, his former team, the Powerade Tigers, finally pulled the trigger, and now he finds himself as the savior apparent to a team that went from a win away from the Finals, to cellar-dwellers. While his defense, energy and hustle will always be there, will he still have the same amount of touches as he used to? And if he doesn't, can he still be effective?
1. James Yap—B-MEG Llamados
Commissioner's Cup averages: 35.00 minutes, 15.29 points, 4.33 rebounds, 2.33 assists, 0.63 steals
They don't call him "Big Game James" without reason you know. After a sub-par elimination round that saw him fail to hit 20 markers, James turned it on in the post-season and spelled the difference several times in the Finals, including clutch 21-point and 30-point victories. Coupled with a Finals MVP award, and the All-Star game scoring record that saw him score 44 points to out-do Samboy Lim, all that's left for us to ponder heading into the Governor's Cup is, "What's next for James?"
Source: Adrian Dy, GMA News
i hate reading stats like these sa mga write-ups
0.89 assists, 0.56 steals, 0.78 blocks
di na kailangang i-point out yan, maryosep naman. parang insignificant na eh.
Let's go Boosters! gonna watch it live on sunday!
Hindi si Tim Pickett ang import ng Meralco. He injured his ankle.
Si Juan Pattillo ang idadala nila dito. Teammate ni Blake Griffin sa Univ. of Oklahoma.
hope they'd be able to play at the new MOA arena kahit sa playoffs na.