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Congratulations to Coach Ryan Gregorio and his Coaching Staff

Purefoods Coaching Staff

Purefoods Coaching Staff

“Chapter closed, destination reached, mission accomplished. Now we can celebrate,” said Giants head coach Ryan Gregorio, who bagged his third PBA crown. He is the first Purefoods coach to win two All-Filipino titles. Congratulations to Coach Ryan Gregorio and his Coaching Staff.

Coaching Staff
Head Coach:
Paul Ryan Gregorio

Assistant Coaches:
Ronaldo Magsanoc
Enrico Banal
Jorge Gallent
Rey Evangelist
Dayong Mendoza

Team Manager:
Alvin Patrimonio

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Philippine Cup Champions: Purefoods TJ Giants

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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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PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 4
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Purefoods goes for historic sweep

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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.

Another come from behind win by Purefoods, now 3-0

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KFC-PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 3
Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants vs Alaska Aces

February 28, 2010
Purefoods wins 79-78

Purefoods TJ Giants bench helped came back from a big deficit the whole game to win its third straight game vs Alaska Aces 79-78. Nino Canaleta led the comeback with a 3 pointer and a Big Dunk scoring 8 points on 2 out of 3 from 3-point range and also with the help of Rico Maierhofer (7pts) and Peter June Simon (12pts). James Yap had a bad shooting night going 0-6 from 3 but still scored 14 pts and contributed 4 rebs and 3 asts and Kerby Raymundo (8pts) gave Purefoods a 79-77 lead after a layup with a minute left in the 4th quarter. Willie Miller gets fouled on the next play but makes only 1 free throw to trim the lead, 79-78.

With Purefoods leading by 1 with 3.9 seconds remaining, Alaska had the chance to win the game but Willie Miller misses and time runs out for Alaska and they now have to win 4 straight wins in this Finals because they are now down 3-0 in this series.

This is the first time Purefoods outrebounded Alaska 47-46 with Purefoods having 18 offensive rebounds, 5 each from Rafi Reavis and Marc Pingris. Don Allado made a buzzer beater 3 point shot to end the 1st quarter 21-15 with Alaska leading right from the start.

Game 4 will be on Wednesday, and Purefoods will try to end the series and win an All-Filipino title again.

Game Scores:

Purefoods 79 – Yap J 14, Simon 12, Canaleta 8, Pingris 8, Reavis 8, Raymundo 8, Maierhofer 7, Yap R 5, Allado 5, Salvador 3, Artadi 1.

Alaska 78 – Miller 20, Devance 16, Thoss 12, Dela Cruz 10, Tenorio 8, Hugnatan 6, Ferriols 4, Borboran 2, Fonacier 0.

Poll Results: Moving on to Game 3

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Here’s the Poll Results regarding the controversial end of Game 2:

Do you think the referee made the right call at the end of Game 2?
There were 75 respondents:
46 votes for Yes (61%)
29 votes for No (39%)

Moving on with this issue, tonight will be Game 3 of the Best-of-7 finals between Purefoods vs Alaska.

We hope that there will be no more controversy and it is expected that Alaska will come back strong because they cannot afford to be down 3-0. Purefoods will try to prove that their win in Game 2 was no fluke and will try to bury Alaska with their defense. Alaska will try to stop James Yap again and the others like Nino Canaleta and Peter June Simon must step up to win Game 3.

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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