2012–13 Petron Blaze Boosters season

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2012-13 Petron Blaze Boosters season
Head coach Olsen Racela
Gee Abanilla (Governors' Cup)
Owner(s) Petron Corporation
(a San Miguel Corporation subsidiary)
Philippine Cup results
Record 6–8
(.429)
Place 7th
Playoff finish Quarterfinalist
(eliminated by San Mig Coffee in one game)
Commissioner's Cup results
Record 8–6
(.571)
Place 3rd
Playoff finish Quarterfinalist
(def. by Talk N' Text 0-2)
Governors' Cup results
Record 8–1
(.889)
Place 2nd
Playoff finish Runner-up
(def. by San Mig Coffee 3-4)
Petron Blaze Boosters seasons
2011–12 2013–14


The 2012–13 Petron Blaze Boosters season was the 38th season of the franchise in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). The team placed seventh in the Philippine Cup, third in the Commissioner's Cup and second in the Governors' Cup. It had three draft picks: two Filipino and one American.

Key dates[edit]

  • August 19: The 2012 PBA Draft was held in Robinson's Midtown Mall, Manila.
  • August 22: Ato Agustin was replaced as head coach by assistant coach Olsen Racela. Team consultant Rajko Toroman was made assistant coach, with a more active role anticipated.[1]
  • October 24: Petron management gave full control of the team to Olsen Racela, with Toroman no longer active.[2] Racela appointed Gee Abanilla as lead assistant coach.[3]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2012 PBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 1 Junmar Fajardo C  Philippines Cebu
1 3 Alex Mallari G/F  United States Lewis-Clark State
3 5 Mark Sarangay F/C  Philippines Mapúa

Roster[edit]

Petron Blaze Boosters roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # POB Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
PG 2 Philippines Miranda, Dennis 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) FEU
SF 3 United States Lutz, Chris 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Marshall
PG 5 Philippines Cabagnot, Alex (C) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Hawaii-Hilo
SF 7 United States Deutchman, Jason (R) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 212 lb (96 kg) San Diego
PF 10 Philippines Ildefonso, Danny 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) NU
PF 12 Philippines Isip, Mark 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) FEU
SF 13 United States Lassiter, Marcio 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Cal State Fullerton
G 21 Philippines Hubalde, Paolo 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) UE
C 22 Philippines Fajardo, Junmar (R) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) UC
F/C 24 Philippines Sison, Magi 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) UP Diliman
PG 26 Philippines Lanete, Chico 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Lyceum
SF 29 Philippines Santos, Arwind 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 170 lb (77 kg) FEU
F/C 44 Philippines Kramer, Doug 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Ateneo
SG 71 Philippines Tubid, Ronald 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) UE
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Team manager
  • Philippines Siot Tangquincen (UST)



Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (I) Import
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Roster


Philippine Cup[edit]

Eliminations[edit]

Standings[edit]

  y  – clinched quarterfinals with twice-to-beat advantage,   x  – clinched outright quarterfinals,   w  – clinched quarterfinals with twice-to-win disadvantage,   e  – eliminated

2012–13 PBA Philippine Cup
# Team W L PCT GB Tie
1 y – Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 12 2 0.857
2 y – San Mig Coffee Mixers 10 4 0.714 2
3 x – Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 9 5 0.643 3
4 x – Meralco Bolts 8 6 0.571 4 +4
5 x – Alaska Aces 8 6 0.571 4 –4
6 x – Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 7 7 0.500 5
7 w – Petron Blaze Boosters 6 8 0.428 6
8 w – Air21 Express 5 9 0.357 7
9 e – Barako Bull Energy Cola 4 10 0.286 8
10 e – GlobalPort Batang Pier 1 13 0.071 11


Game log[edit]

2012–13 PBA Philippine Cup game log
2012–13 schedule

Playoffs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals
(Best-of-7)
    Finals
(Best-of-7)
    (#1 twice to beat)                        
  1  Talk 'N Text 105    
  8  Air21 100    
            1  Talk 'N Text 4    
    (Best-of-3)       5  Alaska 2  
  4  Meralco 0  
  5  Alaska 2    
    1  Talk 'N Text 4
    (#2 twice-to-beat)     3  Rain or Shine 0
  2  San Mig Coffee 92*    
  7  Petron Blaze 87    
            2  San Mig Coffee 2
    (Best-of-3)     3  Rain or Shine 4    
  3  Rain or Shine 2  
  6  Barangay Ginebra 1    

*Game went into overtime

Game log[edit]

2012–13 PBA Philippine Cup playoff game log
2012–13 schedule

Commissioner's Cup[edit]

Eliminations[edit]

Standings[edit]

  y  – clinched quarterfinals with twice-to-beat advantage,   x  – clinched outright quarterfinals,   w  – clinched quarterfinals with twice-to-win disadvantage,   e  – eliminated

2013 PBA Commissioner's Cup
Team W L PCT GB Tie
y - Alaska Aces 11 3 .786
y - Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 9 5 .643 2
x - Petron Blaze Boosters 8 6 .571 3 1.19
x - San Mig Coffee Mixers 8 6 .571 3 0.84
x - Meralco Bolts 7 7 .500 4 1.01
x - Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 7 7 .500 4 1.00
w - Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 7 7 .500 4 0.99
w - Air21 Express 6 8 .429 5
e - Barako Bull Energy Cola 5 9 .357 6
e - GlobalPort Batang Pier 2 12 .143 9


Game log[edit]

2013 PBA Commissioner's Cup game log
2012–13 schedule

Playoffs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals
(Best-of-5)
    Finals
(Best-of-5)
    (#1 twice to beat)                        
  1  Alaska 87    
  8  Air21 81    
            1  Alaska 3    
    (Best-of-3)       4  San Mig Coffee 1  
  4  San Mig Coffee 2  
  5  Meralco 1    
    1  Alaska 3
    (#2 twice-to-beat)     7  Barangay Ginebra 0
  2  Rain or Shine 83 79  
  7  Barangay Ginebra 90 81  
            7  Barangay Ginebra 3
    (Best-of-3)     6  Talk 'N Text 2    
  3  Petron 0  
  6  Talk 'N Text 2    

Governors' Cup[edit]

Eliminations[edit]

Standings[edit]

  y  – clinched quarterfinals with twice-to-beat advantage,   w  – clinched quarterfinals with twice-to-win disadvantage,   e  – eliminated

2013 PBA Governors' Cup
Team W L PCT GB Tie PO
y- Petron Blaze Boosters 8 1 .889
y- San Mig Coffee Mixers 6 3 .667 2
y- Meralco Bolts 5 4 .556 3 1.079
y- Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 5 4 .556 3 0.927
w- GlobalPort Batang Pier 4 5 .444 4 1.010
w- Barako Bull Energy Cola 4 5 .444 4 0.995
w- Alaska Aces 4 5 .444 4 0.994
w- Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 3 6 .333 5 0.995 Symbol confirmed.svg
e- Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 3 6 .333 5 1.049 Symbol unrelated.svg
e- Air21 Express 3 6 .333 5 0.957


Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals
(Best-of-5)
    Finals
(Best-of-7)
    (#1 twice to beat)                        
  1  Petron Blaze 101    
  8  Barangay Ginebra 94    
            1  Petron Blaze 3    
    (#4 twice to beat)       4  Rain or Shine 1  
  4  Rain or Shine 108  
  5  GlobalPort 106    
    1  Petron Blaze 3
    (#2 twice to beat)     2  San Mig Coffee 4
  2  San Mig Coffee 105 83  
  7  Alaska 112 73  
            2  San Mig Coffee 3
    (#3 twice to beat)     3  Meralco 1    
  3  Meralco 86  
  6  Barako Bull 68    


Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

August 23, 2012[4][5] To Petron Blaze
Magi Sison (from Air21)
Paolo Hubalde (from Air21)
2014 second round pick (from Air21)
To Air21
Nonoy Baclao (from Petron Blaze)
Robert Reyes (from Petron Blaze)
KG Canaleta (from Barangay Ginebra)
John Wilson (from Barangay Ginebra)
To Barangay Ginebra
Elmer Espiritu (from Air21)
2013 first round pick (from Air21)
August 31, 2012[6] To Petron Blaze
Wesley Gonzales
Hans Thiele
To Alaska
Dondon Hontiveros

Commissioner's Cup[edit]

January 22, 2013[7] To Petron Blaze
Ronald Tubid
To Barako Bull
Alex Mallari
Jojo Duncil
2014 1st round pick (traded to San Mig Coffee)
June 10, 2013[8] To Petron Blaze
Jason Deutchman
2016 and 2017 2nd round pick
To GlobalPort
Jay Washington
August 12, 2013[9] To Petron Blaze
Doug Kramer
To Barako Bull
Dorian Peña
2013 2nd round pick (from Barangay Ginebra)

Recruited imports[edit]

Tournament Name Debuted Last game Record
Commissioner's Cup Renaldo Balkman February 8 (vs. GlobalPort) March 8 (vs. Alaska) 5–2
Rodney White March 22 (vs. Talk 'N Text) March 27 (vs. Alaska) 0–2
Henry Sims April 5 (vs. Meralco) April 21 (vs. Talk 'N Text) 2–4
Governors' Cup Elijah Millsap August 16 (vs. Meralco) October 25 (vs. San Mig Coffee) 15–7

References[edit]