2004–05 PBA season

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2004-05 PBA season
2004-05 PBA season
Duration October 3, 2004 - July 2005
Number of teams 10
TV partner(s) ABC
Draft
Top draft pick Rich Alvarez
Picked by Shell Turbo Chargers
Conferences
Philippine Cup champions Barangay Ginebra Kings
Fiesta Conference champions San Miguel Beermen
Awards
Season MVP Eric Menk (Barangay Ginebra Kings)
Seasons
2003

The 2004–05 PBA season was the 30th season of the Philippine Basketball Association. Instead of the usual calendar year of February–December, the league changed its schedule to the current October–July format, while limiting the number of conferences from three to two. As part of the new league format, the season was preceded with a transition conference known as the 2004 PBA Fiesta Conference.

Opening ceremonies[edit]

The muses for the participating teams are as follows:

Team Muse
Alaska Aces Maricel Soriano
Barangay Ginebra Kings Maureen Larrazabal
Coca-Cola Tigers Angel Locsin
FedEx Express Cesca Litton
Purefoods TJ Hotdogs Karel Marquez
Red Bull Thunder
San Miguel Beermen Cindy Kurleto
Shell Turbo Chargers April Rodriguez
Sta. Lucia Realtors Tessa Prieto
Talk 'N Text Phone Pals Anne Curtis

2004-05 Philippine Cup[edit]

Barangay Ginebra won its first back-to-back titles, with a 4-2 conquest of the Talk 'N Text Phone Pals. The series was marred by a controversial reversal of the Phone Pals' Game 1 victory after fielding in an ineligible Taulava in the said game. Taulava was serving an indefinite suspension after being cited as one of six Filipino-American players with questionable citizenship papers.

The San Miguel Beermen won third place after beating the Shell Turbo Chargers in a one-game match.

Eric Menk won another Best Player of the Conference Award, his third in his PBA career.

Chot Reyes left his post as the Coca Cola Tigers head coach to become the new coach of the Philippine national basketball team

Classification round[edit]

Qualified for semifinals
Qualified for wildcards with
the twice-to-beat advantage
Qualified for wildcards
Qualified for wildcards with the
twice-to-win disadvantage
# Team W L PCT GB PD PO
1 Barangay Ginebra Kings 13 5 .722 -
2 Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 12 6 .667 1 NA* Symbol confirmed.svg
3 Shell Turbo Chargers 12 6 .667 1 NA* Symbol unrelated.svg
4 Alaska Aces 9 9 .500 4 +16 Symbol confirmed.svg
5 San Miguel Beermen 9 9 .500 4 +11 Symbol unrelated.svg
6 Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 9 9 .500 4 -27
7 Coca-Cola Tigers 8 10 .444 5
8 Sta. Lucia Realtors 6 12 .333 6 +15
9 FedEx Express 6 12 .333 6 +4
10 Red Bull Thunder 6 12 .333 6 -19

NA* = teams tied for 2nd and 3rd would have to play an extra game regardless of the results of their classification round games.

Playoffs[edit]

  Wildcard phase     Quarterfinals
(Best-of-3)
    Semifinals
(Best-of-5)
    Finals
(Best-of-7)
    (#4 twice to beat)                                  
  4  Alaska 96  
  9  FedEx 93  
            4  Alaska 0    
    (Best-of-3)       5  San Miguel 2     5  San Miguel 2  
  5  San Miguel 2     1  Barangay Ginebra 3  
  8  Sta. Lucia 0  
    1  Barangay Ginebra 4
    (#3 twice-to-beat)     2  Talk 'N Text 2
  3  Shell 98  
  10  Red Bull 77       2  Talk 'N Text 3
            3  Shell 2     3  Shell 0  
    (Best-of-3)     6  Purefoods 1     Third-place playoff
  6  Purefoods 2   5  San Miguel 105
  7  Coca-Cola 1     3  Shell 100


Final results[edit]

2005 Fiesta Conference[edit]

San Miguel won its 17th PBA title with a 4-1 series victory over Talk N' Text in the finals. The league finally allowed Taulava to play in the series but still lost to the veteran-laided Beermen. Shell won third place over Red Bull in a one-game match, the last appearance of the Turbo Chargers in the league, as it filed for a leave of absence in August 2005, eventually selling the rights to Welcoat.

Talk N' Text's Willie Miller was named the Best Player of the Conference while teammate Jerald Honeycutt won the Best Import plum.

Classification round[edit]

Qualified for semifinals
Qualified for wildcards with
the twice-to-beat advantage
Qualified for wildcards
Qualified for wildcards with the
twice-to-win disadvantage
# Team W L PCT GB Ties
1 Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 12 6 .667 --
2 San Miguel Beermen 11 7 .611 1 Symbol confirmed.svg
3 Alaska Aces 11 7 .611 1 Symbol unrelated.svg
4 Sta. Lucia Realtors 10 8 .556 2
5 FedEx Express 9 9 .500 3 +15
6 Red Bull Thunder 9 9 .500 3 -15
7 Barangay Ginebra Kings 8 10 .444 4
8 Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 7 11 .389 5 +6
9 Shell Turbo Chargers 7 11 .389 5 -6
10 Coca-Cola Tigers 6 12 .333 6

Playoffs[edit]

  Wildcard phase     Quarterfinals
(Best-of-3)
    Semifinals
(Best-of-5)
    Finals
(Best-of-7)
    (#4 twice to beat)                                  
  4  Sta. Lucia 74 85  
  74  Shell 85 87  
            9  Shell 2    
    (Best-of-3)       8  Purefoods 0     9  Shell 1  
  5  FedEx 1     1  Talk 'N Text 3  
  8  Purefoods 2  
    1  Talk 'N Text 1
    (#3 twice-to-beat)     2  San Miguel 4
  3  Alaska 86  
  10  Coca-Cola 66       2  San Miguel 3
            3  Alaska 1     6  Red Bull 1  
    (Best-of-3)     6  Red Bull 2     Third-place playoff
  6  Red Bull 2   9  Shell 102
  7  Barangay Ginebra 0     6  Red Bull 86


Final results[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

Awards given by the PBA Press Corps[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]