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Congratulations to the Winners of the Tickets to today’s Victory Party!
The winners will receive one (1) Ticket and a Purefoods Philippine Cup Champions Shirt.

Thank you to all those who posted their comments. Keep on supporting our Team.

Maha Ramirez
Theresa Santos
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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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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.

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.

Video: Controversial Foul on Game 2

Here’s the video of the controversial foul on Game 2 of the PBA Finals

*thanks to oedfax of youtube

Do you think the referee made the right call at the end of Game 2?

  • Yes (159%, 46 Votes)
  • No (100%, 29 Votes)

Total Voters: 75

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Poll: Do you think the referee made the right call at the end of Game 2?

PBA Finals: With regards to the controversial foul by Joe Devance on Kerby Raymundo on Game 2 with 5.6 secs left:

Read the Recap of the Game 2

Do you think the referee made the right call at the end of Game 2?

  • Yes (159%, 46 Votes)
  • No (100%, 29 Votes)

Total Voters: 75

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Thank you for voting!

PBA Finals: Purefoods wins Game 2

Philippine Basketball Association
KFC-PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 2
Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants vs Alaska Aces
Purefoods wins 86-85

James Yap leads Purefoods TJ Giants with a come from behind win over Alaska Aces 86-85 with 32 points to give Purefoods a 2-0 lead in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals. Yap was 4 out of 6 from 3-point range and 8 of 9 from the free throw line. Alaska led 78-64 in the middle of the 4th quarter but James Yap made 2 3 pointers and 2 straight baskets by Rookie Rico Maierhofer trimmed down Alaska’s lead 80-76.

With 5.6 seconds remaining in the game and the score tied at 85 all, Kerby Raymundo takes a shot but misses and a late and controversial foul was called on Joe Devance, Kerby makes the first free throw but misses the second and time runs out for Alaska.

Purefoods led in the 1st half 48-39 with their great defense but Alaska came back in the 3rd and 4th quarter led by LA Tenorio with 19 points. Alaska outrebounded Purefoods again 40-34, but Alaska had 23 turnovers compared to only 13 by Purefoods.

Game 3 will be at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, February 28 at 6pm.

Game Scores:

Purefoods 86 – Yap J 32, Reavis 17, Raymundo 14, Allado 5, Maierhofer 4, Canaleta 4, Artadi 4, Pingris 3, Yap R 3, Simon 0, Adducul 0.

Alaska 85 – Tenorio 19, De Vance 12, Miller 12, Dela Cruz 9, Thoss 8, Ferriols 8, Cablay 8, Hugnatan 6, Borboran 3, Fonacier 0, Cariaso 0.

Finals Game 2: Purefoods vs Alaska

Philippine Basketball Association
KFC-PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 2
Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants vs Alaska Aces
February 26, 2010, 7:00 pm, Araneta Coliseum

Key Matchup:
James Yap vs Willie Miller
Game 1:
James Yap – 24 pts, 4 rebs, 2 asts, 1 blk, 6 to, 3 fouls, 7/13 2FG, 1/2 3FG, 7/8 FT
Willie Miller – 23 pts, 5 rebs, 4 asts, 1 stl, 0 to, 4 fouls, 6/20 2FG, 3/7 3FG, 2/2 FT

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PBA Finals: Purefoods takes Game 1

Philippine Basketball Association
KFC-PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 1
Purefoods TJ Giants vs Alaska Aces

Purefoods wins 81-77

Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants takes Game 1 of the Best of 7 series Finals vs Alaska Aces, 81-77. James Yap led Purefoods with 24 pts on 7/13 shooting and 7 out of 8 from the foul line but it was the crucial plays of Roger Yap, Rafi Reavis and Best player of the Game Marc Pingris that sealed the win in the 4th quarter. Roger Yap just shot 2 of 10 from the field but made crucial plays down the stretch.

Alaska controlled the boards 52-44 but Marc Pingis (13 pts and 13 rebs and 2 blks) and Rafi Reavis (6 pts and 8 rebs) controlled the inside with their rebounding and defense at the end game. Willie Miller led Alaska with 23 pts.

In the other game, San Miguel Beermen took 3rd place by beating Barangay Ginebra.

Game scores:

Purefoods 81 – Yap J. 24, Raymundo 15, Pingris 13, Canaleta 8, Reavis 6, Allado 6, Yap R. 5, Maierhofer 2, Simon 2, Artadi 0.

Alaska 77 – Miller 23, De Vance 10, Thoss 9, Tenorio 8, Hugnatan 8, Borboran 7, Cablay 4, Ferriols 3, Fonacier 0, Cariaso 0.

Quarters: 15-19, 36-36, 61-58, 81-77.