2015 PBA Commissioner's Cup

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2015 PBA Commissioner's Cup
PBA2015 commscup.png
Duration January 27 – April 29, 2015
TV partner(s) Local:
Sports5
TV5
AksyonTV
Cignal PPV (high-definition)
Fox Sports Philippines
International:
AksyonTV International
Finals
Champions Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
Runners-up Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Awards
Best Player Jayson Castro
(Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters)
Best Import Wayne Chism
(Rain or Shine Elasto Painters)
Finals MVP Ranidel de Ocampo
(Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters)
PBA Commissioner's Cup chronology
PBA conference chronology

The 2015 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner's Cup, also known as the 2015 PLDT Home TelPad-PBA Commissioner's Cup for sponsorship reasons, was the second conference of the 2014–15 PBA season. The tournament began on January 27, 2015 and ended on April 29, 2015. The tournament allows teams to hire foreign players or imports with a height limit of 6'9" for the top eight teams of the Philippine Cup, while the bottom four teams will be allowed to hire imports with no height limit.[1]

Format

The following format was observed for the duration of the conference:[2]

  • Single-round robin eliminations; 11 games per team; Teams are then seeded by basis on win-loss records.
  • Top eight teams will advance to the quarterfinals. Ties are broken among head-to-head records of the tied teams.
  • Quarterfinals:
    • QF1: #1 seed vs #8 seed (#1 seed twice-to-beat)
    • QF2: #2 seed vs #7 seed (#2 seed twice-to-beat)
    • QF3: #3 seed vs #6 seed (best-of-3 series)
    • QF4: #4 seed vs #5 seed (best-of-3 series)
  • Semifinals (best-of-5 series):
    • SF1: QF1 vs. QF4 winners
    • SF2: QF2 vs. QF3 winners
  • Finals (best-of-7 series)
    • Winners of the semifinals

Elimination round

Team standings

 y  – clinched twice to beat in the quarterfinals,  x  – clinched best-of-3 quarterfinals,  w  – clinched twice to win in the quarterfinals,  e  – eliminated

2015 PBA Commissioner's Cup
# Team W L PCT GB Tie
1 y–Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 8 3 .727 1.025
2 y–Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 8 3 .727 1.010
3 x–Purefoods Star Hotshots 8 3 .727 0.969
4 x–NLEX Road Warriors 6 5 .545 2 1.171
5 x–Meralco Bolts 6 5 .545 2 0.854
6 x–Alaska Aces 5 6 .455 3 1.021
7 w–Barako Bull Energy 5 6 .455 3 1.019
8 w–Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 5 6 .455 3 0.960
9 e–San Miguel Beermen 4 7 .364 4 1.011
10 e–GlobalPort Batang Pier 4 7 .364 4 0.995
11 e–Kia Carnival 4 7 .364 4 0.994
12 e–Blackwater Elite 3 8 .273 5

Schedule

Teams 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Alaska PF NLEX GP SMB ROS BBE KIA BW MER TNT BGSM
Barako Bull BW BGSM KIA TNT GP ALA ROS SMB MER PF NLEX
Barangay Ginebra MER BBE SMB KIA TNT PF BW NLEX ROS GP ALA
Blackwater BBE TNT PF SMB NLEX GP BGSM KIA ALA ROS MER
GlobalPort KIA PUR ROS ALA MER BBE BW TNT NLEX BGSM SMB
Kia GP MER SMB BBE BGSM PF TNT BW ALA NLEX ROS
Meralco BGSM KIA TNT ROS GP SMB NLEX BBE ALA PF BW
NLEX ROS ALA PUR BW TNT SMB MER BGSM GP KIA BBE
Purefoods Star GP ALA BW NLEX ROS KIA BGSM SMB TNT BBE MER
Rain or Shine TNT NLEX GP MER PF ALA BBE SMB BGSM BW KIA
San Miguel KIA BGSM BW ALA MER NLEX PF BBE ROS TNT GP
Talk 'N Text ROS BW MER BBE BGSM NLEX KIA GP PF SMB ALA

  Win
  Loss


Results

Team ALA BBE BGSM BW GP Kia MER NLEX PUR ROS SMB TNT
Alaska 91–93* 104–98 82–68 73–95 89–103 108–103** 96–95 88–108 89–99 107–100 93–101
Barako Bull 69–68 92–70 81–99 95–86 85–98 91–85 96–103 91–103 91–102 75–80
Brgy. Ginebra 89–82 96–81 100–92 74–85 90–96 96–87 79–82 95–82 103–104
Blackwater 78–101 115–104 84–72 79–106 86–98 98–102 80–77 78–86
GlobalPort 100–89 84–86 81–94 70–83 98–104 94–106 88–96
Kia 80–90 86–102 95–84 99–119 88–78 106–103
Meralco 76–89 85–96 92–87 86–102 91–83
NLEX 62–87 91–96 100–93 96–98
Purefoods Star 71–78 113–105* 118–117***
Rain or Shine 114–129 86–89
San Miguel 93–113
Talk 'N Text

  Win
  OT Win
  Loss
  OT Loss

Bracket

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals
(Best-of-5)
    Finals
(Best-of-7)
    (#1 twice-to-beat)                        
  1 Rain or Shine 92    
  8 Barangay Ginebra 91    
            1 Rain or Shine 3    
    (Best-of-3)       5 Meralco 0  
  4 NLEX 0  
  5 Meralco 2    
    1 Rain or Shine 3
    (#2 twice-to-beat)     2 Talk 'N Text 4
  2 Talk 'N Text 127    
  7 Barako Bull 97    
            2 Talk 'N Text 3
    (Best-of-3)     3 Purefoods Star 1    
  3 Purefoods Star 2  
  6 Alaska 0    

Quarterfinals

Rain or Shine vs. Barangay Ginebra

March 28
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 92, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 91
Rain or Shine wins series in one game

Talk 'N Text vs. Barako Bull

March 28
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 127, Barako Bull Energy 97
Talk 'N Text wins series in one game

Purefoods Star-Alaska series

March 27
Purefoods Star Hotshots 120, Alaska Aces 86
March 29
Purefoods Star Hotshots 96, Alaska Aces 89
Purefoods Star wins series, 2–0

NLEX-Meralco series

March 27
NLEX Road Warriors 82, Meralco Bolts 97
March 29
NLEX Road Warriors 85, Meralco Bolts 91 (OT)
Meralco wins series, 2–0

Semifinals

Rain or Shine-Meralco series

March 31
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 99, Meralco Bolts 86
April 5
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 92, Meralco Bolts 82
April 7
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 107, Meralco Bolts 98
Rain or Shine wins series, 3–0

Talk 'N Text-Purefoods Star series

April 1
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 94, Purefoods Star Hotshots 100
April 6
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 93, Purefoods Star Hotshots 77
April 9
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 111, Purefoods Star Hotshots 107
April 11
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 79, Purefoods Star Hotshots 66
Talk 'N Text wins series, 3–1

Finals

April 15
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 92, Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 99
April 17
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 116, Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 108
April 19
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 109, Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 97
April 22
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 92, Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 99
April 24
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 94, Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 103
April 26
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 101, Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 93
April 29
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 119, Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 121 (2OT)
Talk 'N Text wins series, 4–3

Awards

Conference

Players of the Week

Week Player Ref.
January 27–February 1 Chico Lanete (Barako Bull Energy) [3]
February 1–8 Paul Lee (Rain or Shine Elasto Painters) [4]
February 9–15 Jayson Castro (Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters) [5]
February 15–22 Terrence Romeo (GlobalPort Batang Pier) [6]
February 23–March 1 James Yap (Purefoods Star Hotshots) [7]
March 3–15 Arwind Santos (San Miguel Beermen) [8]
March 16–22 Ranidel De Ocampo (Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters) [9]
March 23–29 Joe Devance (Purefoods Star Hotshots)
Mark Barroca (Purefoods Star Hotshots)
[10]
March 30–April 5 Paul Lee (Rain or Shine Elasto Painters)
Jericho Cruz (Rain or Shine Elasto Painters)
[11]

Imports

The following is the list of imports, which had played for their respective teams at least once, with the returning imports in italics. Highlighted are the imports who stayed with their respective teams for the whole conference.

Team Name Debuted Last game Record
Alaska Aces D. J. Covington February 3 (vs. Purefoods Star) February 17 (vs. San Miguel) 2–2
Damion James February 20 (vs. Rain or Shine) March 29 (vs. Purefoods Star) 3–6
Barako Bull Energy Solomon Alabi[12] January 28 (vs. Blackwater) March 28 (vs. Talk 'N Text) 5–7
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Michael Dunigan January 27 (vs. Meralco) March 28 (vs. Rain or Shine) 5–7
Blackwater Elite No Import January 28 (vs. Barako Bull) 0–1
Marcus Douthit February 1 (vs. Talk 'N Text) March 25 (vs. Meralco) 3–7
GlobalPort Batang Pier CJ Leslie January 27 (vs. Kia) February 10 (vs. Alaska) 2–2
Calvin Warner February 15 (vs. Meralco) March 1 (vs. Talk 'N Text) 2–2
Derrick Caracter March 15 (vs. NLEX) March 24 (vs. San Miguel) 0–3
Kia Carnival Peter John Ramos[12] January 27 (vs. GlobalPort) March 22 (vs. Rain or Shine) 4–7
Meralco Bolts Josh Davis January 27 (vs. Barangay Ginebra) April 5 (vs. Rain or Shine) 8–7
No Import April 7 (vs. Rain or Shine) 0–1
NLEX Road Warriors Al Thornton[12] February 3 (vs. Rain or Shine) March 29 (vs. Meralco) 6–7
Purefoods Star Hotshots Marqus Blakely January 30 (vs. GlobalPort) February 7 (vs. Blackwater) 3–0
Daniel Orton February 11 (vs. NLEX) February 18 (vs. Kia) 1–2
Denzel Bowles February 22 (vs. Brgy. Ginebra) April 11 (vs. Talk 'N Text) 7–4
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Rick Jackson January 28 (vs. Talk 'N Text) February 14 (vs. Purefoods Star) 3–2
Wayne Chism February 20 (vs. Alaska) April 29 (vs. Talk 'N Text) 12–5
San Miguel Beermen Ronald Roberts February 4 (vs. Kia) February 17 (vs. Alaska) 0–4
Arizona Reid February 21 (vs. Meralco) March 24 (vs. GlobalPort) 4–3
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters Richard Howell January 28 (vs. Rain or Shine) February 15 (vs. Barangay Ginebra) 4–1
Ivan Johnson February 20 (vs. NLEX) April 29 (vs. Rain or Shine) 12–6

Import handicapping

Team Philippine Cup standings Import
height
limit
W L %
San Miguel Beermen 9 2 .818 6'9"
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 9 2 .818
Alaska Aces 8 3 .727
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 8 3 .727
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 6 5 .545
Meralco Bolts 6 5 .545
Purefoods Star Hotshots 6 5 .545
GlobalPort Batang Pier 5 6 .455
Barako Bull Energy 4 7 .364 unlimited
NLEX Road Warriors 4 7 .364
Kia Carnival 1 10 .091
Blackwater Elite 0 11 .000

References

  1. ^ PBA SEASON 40 CALENDAR BARED, PBA.ph, September 30, 2014
  2. ^ STRONG ACTION-PACKED SEASON FORMAT GETS GREEN LIGHT, Snow Badua, PBA.ph, October 2, 2014
  3. ^ ENERGY PLAYER, PBA.inquirer.net, February 2, 2015
  4. ^ INSTANT IMPACT, PBA.inquirer.net, February 9, 2015
  5. ^ TAKING CHARGE, PBA.inquirer.net, February 16, 2015
  6. ^ NEWFOUND CONFIDENCE, PBA.inquirer.net, February 23, 2015
  7. ^ THRIVING IN CRUNCHTIME, PBA.inquirer.net, March 2, 2015
  8. ^ READY FOR FINAL PUSH, PBA.inquirer.net, March 16, 2015
  9. ^ STEADY PRESENCE, PBA.inquirer.net, March 23, 2015
  10. ^ MAKING A DIFFERENCE, PBA.inquirer.net, March 30, 2015
  11. ^ E-PAINTERS' BACKCOURT TANDEM SIZZLES, PBA.inquirer.net, April 8, 2015
  12. ^ a b c "PBA Commissioner's Cup 2015, Schedule, Imports". PH Access. Retrieved January 12, 2015.

External links

  • PBA.ph
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