2005–06 Philippine Basketball League season

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2005–06 PBL season
Duration October 29, 2005 – June 17, 2006
Number of teams 8
Draft
Top draft pick Larry Rodriguez (PMI)
Picked by Montana Pawnshop
Conferences
Heroes Cup champions Magnolia Ice Cream Wizards
  Runners-up Rain or Shine
Unity Cup champions Harbour Centre
  Runners-up Toyota-Otis
Awards
Season MVP Jojo Tangkay / Joe Devance
Seasons

The 2005–06 season of the Philippine Basketball League (PBL).

2005-06 Heroes Cup[edit]

Qualified for semifinals
Qualified for quarterfinals
# Team Standings W L PCT GB
1 Rain or Shine 8 3 .727 --
2 Magnolia Dairy Ice Cream 7 4 .636 1
3 Granny Goose 6 5 .545 2
4 Harbour Centre 6 5 .545 2
5 Hapee Toothpaste 6 5 .545 2
6 Montana Pawnshop 5 6 .455 3
7 Far Eastern Insurance 3 8 .273 5
8 Toyota-Otis Sparks 3 8 .273 5

Magnolia and Rain or Shine makes it to the finals via two-game sweep in their best-of-three semifinal series against Granny Goose and Harbour respectively, the Wizards won over Tortillos, 98-97 in overtime in Game One and repeated with another double overtime win in the second game, 92-86. The Painters edged Harbour, 69-67, in their semifinals opener, and they wrapped up the series with a 69-59 triumph in Game Two. [1]

Finals[edit]

February 2
Magnolia Ice Cream 68, Rain or Shine 70 (OT)
San Andres Gym, Malate, Manila
February 5
Magnolia Ice Cream 73, Rain or Shine 75
San Andres Gym, Malate, Manila
February 9
Magnolia Ice Cream 80, Rain or Shine 70
San Andres Gym, Malate, Manila
February 12
Magnolia Ice Cream 61, Rain or Shine 57
San Andres Gym, Malate, Manila
February 16
Magnolia Ice Cream 75, Rain or Shine 60
Magnolia wins series, 3–2
San Andres Gym, Malate, Manila

Magnolia overcame a 0-2 series deficit, the Wizards pulled away from a 56-all deadlock in the final three minutes of the deciding fifth game, a 9-0 run, with Arwind Santos hitting a triple, gave Magnolia a 65-56 advantage with 1:23 remaining, the Painters remain scoreless and allowed the Wizards to pad their lead to 16 points, 73-57. Kelly Williams of Magnolia was voted the finals MVP. [2]

2006 Unity Cup[edit]

Qualified for semifinals
Qualified for quarterfinals
# Team Standings W L PCT GB
1 Toyota-Otis Sparks 10 4 .714 --
2 Montana Pawnshop Jewels 10 4 .714 --
3 Granny Goose 8 6 .571 2
4 Rain or Shine 8 6 .571 2
5 Magnolia Ice Cream Spinners 6 8 .429 4
6 Harbour Centre 6 8 .429 4
7 Hapee-PCU Teeth Sparkles 4 10 .285 6
8 Teletech Titans 4 10 .285 6

Sixth-seeded Harbour advances to the finals with a 3-1 series win over Montaña. In the other semifinal series, Toyota-Otis scored a 3-0 sweep over defending champion Rain or Shine. [3] [4]

Finals[edit]

June 8
Harbour Centre 51, Toyota-Otis Sparks 68
Olivarez Sports Center, Parañaque City
June 10
Harbour Centre 78, Toyota-Otis Sparks 63
Olivarez Sports Center, Parañaque City
June 13
Harbour Centre 80, Toyota-Otis Sparks 83
Olivarez Sports Center, Parañaque City
June 15
Harbour Centre 73, Toyota-Otis Sparks 55
Olivarez Sports Center, Parañaque City
June 17
Harbour Centre 73, Toyota-Otis Sparks 66
Harbour Centre wins series, 3-2
Olivarez Sports Center, Parañaque City

Joseph Yeo fired seven three-pointers and scored a game-high 28 points as Harbour captured its first PBL title. The Portmasters drilled in 36 points from the three-point area and five of those triples came in the opening of the fourth period that opened up a 68-57 lead against the Sparks heading into the final 4:50. LA Tenorio of Harbour Centre was awarded with the finals MVP. [5]

Individual awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wizards, Painters gird for PBL title showdown". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 
  2. ^ "Wizards do the trick". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 
  3. ^ "Harbour Centre rips Montaña, gains finals". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 
  4. ^ "Toyota-Harbour title series on". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 
  5. ^ "Harbour Centre bags PBL Unity Cup crown". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 

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