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Marqus Blakely named Best Import of the Conference

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Congratulations Marqus Blakely of San Mig Coffee Mixers! Best Import of the Conference.

Arwind Santos of Petron Blaze Boosters was also named Best Player of the Conference!

Talk N Text defeats Derby Ace

Philippine Basketball Association
2010 Fiesta Conference Battle for 3rd Place
B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados vs Talk N Text Tropang Texters
Talk N Text wins 113-95

The Talk N Text Tropang Texters settles for third place in the current PBA Fiesta conference as they beat B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados, 113-95. The game was close in the 1st half but TNT made a run in the 3rd quarter led by Mac Cardona with 30pts while Derby Ace decided to rest Tony Washam in the second half and James Yap in the 4th quarter.

Nino “KG” Canaleta and Peter June Simon led Derby Ace with 21pts and 18pts respectively in behalf of James Yap (only 8pts) who played sparingly.

In the Game 1 of the PBA finals, the Alaska Aces takes Game 1, 89-83 beating Best Player of the Conference, Jay Washington and Best Import of the Conference, Gabe Freeman.

Game scores:

Talk ‘N Text 113 – Cardona 30, Carey 24, De Ocampo 11, Yee 10, Castro 10, Williams 8, Dillinger 5, Alapag 5, Quinahan 4, Aban 4, Daniels 2.

Derby Ace 95 – Canaleta 21, Simon 18, Washam 11, Adducul 10, Yap R. 9, Yap J. 8, Timberlake 6, Salvador 6, Allado 4, Maierhofer 1, Artadi 1, Fernandez 0, Reavis 0.

Quarterscores: 26-23, 52-47, 88-67, 113-95

James Yap for MVP?

James Yap for MVP
After winning the Best Player of the Conference and Finals MVP in the Philippine Cup, James Yap has a big chance to gain his second Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award this year despite the Derby Ace Llamados (Purefoods TJ Giants) losing in the semifinals vs San Miguel.

While Kerby Raymundo was nursing with an injury, James Yap led almost all the games of the Llamados as their leading scorer among all the locals. Even though there were a lot of distractions physically and emotionally for James, he almost carried the team to another finals appearance. Yap averaged 23PPG against Rain or Shine in the Quarterfinals and 16.33PPG against the tight defense of San Miguel in the Semifinals.

Do you think James Yap will win the MVP Award?

  • Yes (96%, 393 Votes)
  • No (4%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 411

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Philippine Cup Champions: Purefoods TJ Giants

Philippine Basketball Association
KFC-PBA Philippine Cup game 4
Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants vs Alaska Aces
Purefoods wins series 4-0

Purefoods TJ Giants made a rare sweep of the PBA Finals against Alaska Aces 86-76, winning the Philippine Cup Finals and once again All-Filipino champions for the fifth time for Purefoods and Second for Coach Ryan Gregorio. Purefoods winning 7 straight games including 3 straight in the semifinals against San Miguel and played in 30 games overall in this conference.

Purefoods led most of the game but Alaska came back at the end of the 1st half to tie the game. Rookie Rico Maierhofer who scored 12 points waxed hot in the third quarter to extend the lead of Purefoods 65-58 to end the 3rd quarter. Finals MVP James Yap led Purefoods with 18 pts and 3 asts and Roger Yap contributed 16pts, 9rebs and 6asts and both made big shots in the 4th quarter to stop the run by Alaska led by Willie Miller.

James Yap was named Best Player of the Conference before the start of Game 4, breaking the jinx of the last 4 Best Players of the Conference where the day they were announced winners of the award they lost that game. In getting his finals MVP award, James Yap thanked his no. 1 fan, former President Cory Aquino who passed away last year.

Congratulations to the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants!

Game Scores:

Purefoods – Yap J 18, Yap R 16, Raymundo 13, Maierhofer 12, Pingris 9, Simon 5, Reavis 5, Canaleta 3, Artadi 3, Salvador 2, Allado 0.

Alaska – Thoss 19, Miller 17, Tenorio 11, Hugnatan 9, Cariaso 5, Devance 4, Fonacier 4, Dela Cruz 4, Ferriols 2, Cablay 1, Borboran 0.

Poll Results

Purefoods vs Alaska Predictions

  • Purefoods in 4 (45%, 67 Votes)
  • Purefoods in 6 (23%, 35 Votes)
  • Purefoods in 5 (21%, 32 Votes)
  • Purefoods in 7 (4%, 6 Votes)
  • Alaska in 4 (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Alaska in 6 (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Alaska in 5 (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Alaska in 7 (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 150

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James Yap wins Best Player of the Conference Award

James Yap - Best Player of the Conference

James Yap - Best Player of the Conference

Philippine Basketball Association
KFC-PBA Philippine Cup Awards

Purefoods Guard James Yap was named Best Player of the Conference defeating Willie Miller of the Alaska Aces.

Result of our Poll:

Who deserves to win the Best Player of the Conference?

  • James Yap (95%, 115 Votes)
  • Willie Miller (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Arwind Santos (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Kelly Williams (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Mark Cardona (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Joe Devance (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 121

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Purefoods goes for historic sweep

Philippine Basketball Association
KFC-PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 4
Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants vs Alaska Aces

March 3, 2010, 7pm

Purefoods TJ Giants will try to sweep the Alaska Aces tonight in Game 4 of their best-of-seven finals series. No team has ever swept an All-Filipino Finals in the history of the PBA, but Purefoods is just one win away in getting its 5th All-Filipino title and Coach Ryan Gregorio if they win will be the only coach for Purefoods to win 2 All-Filipino titles. (Other Purefoods coaches with All-Filipino titles: Ely Capacio-1991, Chot Reyes-1993, Eric Altamirano-1997). Before the game, the Best Player of the Conference will be awarded, it will be a close fight between Willie Miller and James Yap.

Defense will be key again for Purefoods specially in the crucial minutes of the ballgame where Purefoods dominated Alaska in the last 3 games. Purefoods bench must step up again: Peter June Simon, Nino Canaleta, Don Allado and Rico Maierhofer must provide quality minutes while the starters are resting. Key players for this game will be Marc Pingris and Rafi Reavis, which should control the boards and keep their intensity both in offense and defense.

Note:
The other finals in PBA history that resulted in a sweep was in 1985 between North Consolidated Cement RP Team of Ron Jacobs beating Manila Beer and in 1992 with Import Tony Harris leading Swift Mighty Meaties against Seven-Up.

Another Note:
Based from our research from around the world, no professional sports team won a sweep during the semifinals only to get swept in the finals.

Best Player of the Conference: James Yap or Willie Miller?

KFC-PBA Philippine Cup Best Player of the Conference

James Yap and Willie Miller will battle each other not just in Game 4 but for the title of “Best Player of the Conference” in the current KFC-PBA Philippine Cup, which will be announced in Game 4 tomorrow between Purefoods TJ Giants and Alaska Aces.

Other players in the top 6 in Statistical points are Kelly Williams (Sta Lucia Realtors), Arwind Santos (San Miguel Beermen), Mark Cardona (Tropang Texters) and another Aces player Joe Devance.

Who deserves to win the Best Player of the Conference?

  • James Yap (95%, 115 Votes)
  • Willie Miller (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Arwind Santos (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Kelly Williams (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Mark Cardona (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Joe Devance (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 121

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