2008–09 PBA Philippine Cup Finals

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2008-09 PBA Philippine Cup Finals
Team Coach Wins
(1) Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters Chot Reyes 4
(2) Alaska Aces Tim Cone 3
Dates January 28–February 10, 2009
MVP Mark Cardona
Television C/S9, BTV
Announcers See broadcast notes
Radio network Radyo PBA
Announcers See broadcast notes
Referees
Game 1: Aldaba, Balao, Ngo
Game 2: Herrera, Ferrer, Sambrano
Game 3: Cruz, Ngo, Maurillo
Game 4: Calungcaguin, Aldaba, Quilinguen
Game 5: Cruz, Ferrer, Balao
Game 6: Aldaba, N. Sambrano, R. Mangibin
Game 7: Cruz, Aldaba, Maurillo
PBA Philippine Cup Finals chronology
PBA Finals chronology

The 2008–09 PBA Philippine Cup Finals was the best-of-7 championship series of the 2008–09 PBA Philippine Cup and the conclusion of the conference's playoffs. The Alaska Aces and the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters played for the 97th championship contested by the league.

This wss the first Philippine Cup Finals where no team from the San Miguel Corporation took part since 2000, and the second time the Aces and the Tropang Texters met in the finals, the first was from the 2007 PBA Fiesta Conference in which the Aces won in seven games.

Background[edit]

Talk 'N Text Alaska
Finished 11–7 (.611): 2nd Elimination round Finished 12–6 (.677): 1st
Bye Wildcard phase Bye
Quarterfinals
Def. San Miguel, 4–2 Semifinals Def. Sta. Lucia, 4–2

Series summary[edit]

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Wins
Talk 'N Text 95 91 92 100 93 99 93 4
Alaska 102 100 73 98 95 94 89 3
Venue Araneta Araneta Araneta Araneta Cuneta Araneta Araneta

Game 1[edit]

January 28
7:30 p.m.
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 95, Alaska Aces 102
Scoring by quarter: 30–23, 14–24, 29–25, 22–30
Pts: Castro 18
Rebs: Carey 15
Asts: Cardona 4
Pts: Tenorio 27
Rebs: dela Cruz 14
Asts: Miller 9
Alaska leads series, 1–0
Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: Aldaba, Balao, Ngo

Game 2[edit]

January 30
7:00 p.m.
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 91, Alaska Aces 100
Scoring by quarter: 19–25, 36–29, 24–22, 12–24
Pts: de Ocampo 20
Rebs: Carey 9
Asts: Cardona, Castro 5
Pts: Devance 24
Rebs: dela Cruz, Devance 9
Asts: Tenorio 10
Alaska leads series, 2–0
Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: Herrera, Ferrer, Sambrano

Game 3[edit]

February 1
6:00 p.m.
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 92, Alaska Aces 73
Pts: Cardona 23
Rebs: Carey 14
Asts: Castro 7
Pts: Fonacier, Hugnatan, Thoss 13
Rebs: Hugnatan 12
Asts: Tenorio 6
Alaska leads series, 2–1
Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: Cruz, Ngo, Maurillo

Game 4[edit]

February 4
7:00 p.m.
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 100, Alaska Aces 98
Pts: Alapag 20
Rebs: Carey 9
Asts: Castro 5
Pts: Devance 24
Rebs: Thoss 11
Asts: Miller 9
Series tied, 2–2
Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: Calungcaguin, Aldaba, Quilinguen

Game 5[edit]

February 6
7:00 p.m.
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 93, Alaska Aces 95
Pts: Cardona 23
Rebs: de Ocampo 11
Asts: Castro 7
Pts: Thoss 20
Rebs: Hugnatan 10
Asts: Tenorio 12
Alaska leads series, 3–2
Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay
Referees: Cruz, Ferrer, Balao

Conference best player Willie Miller knocked in a big triple to make up for two crucial errors down the stretch. TNT had a chance to salvage the game but Renren Ritualo misfired his own three-point try then Harvey Carey missed a tip-in in the last eight seconds.[1]

Game 6[edit]

February 8
6:00 p.m.
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 99, Alaska Aces 94
Pts: Cardona 23
Rebs: Peek 16
Asts: Alapag 6
Pts: Miller 22
Rebs: Ferriols 10
Asts: Miller 7
Series tied, 3–3
Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Attendance: 13,034
Referees: Aldaba, Sambrano, N., Mangibin R

Game 7[edit]

February 11
7:00 p.m.
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 93, Alaska Aces 89
Pts: Cardona 23
Rebs: de Ocampo 11
Asts: Castro 8
Pts: Miller 22
Rebs: Devance 14
Asts: Miller 8
Talk 'N Text wins series, 4–3
Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Attendance: 18,388
Referees: Cruz, Aldaba, Maurillo

Rosters[edit]

Alaska Aces roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # POB Name Ht. Wt. From
C 7 Papua New Guinea Thoss, Sonny 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) James Cook
PG 9 Philippines Tenorio, LA 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 151 lb (68 kg) Ateneo
SF 10 Philippines Borboran, Mark 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 197 lb (89 kg) UE
PG 11 Philippines Miller, Willie 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Letran
SG 12 Philippines Fonacier, Larry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Ateneo
PG 15 Philippines dela Peña, Kelvin Injured 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Mapúa
PF 21 Philippines Hugnatan, Reynel 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) UM
SG 22 United States Cariaso, Jeffrey (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sonoma State
F/C 30 Philippines Sotto, Ervin 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) St. Francis
SF 35 United States dela Cruz, Tony 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) UC Irvine
SF 38 United States Devance, Joe 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) UTEP
PF 55 Philippines Ferriols, John 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) USJ-Recoletos
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # POB Name Ht. Wt. From
PF 2 United States Reyes, Robert 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Flagler
PG 3 United States Alapag, Jimmy 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 151 lb (68 kg) CSU San Bernardino
SF 4 United States Carey, Harvey 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 197 lb (89 kg) Sonoma State
SG 9 Philippines Cardona, Mark 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) De La Salle
SF 10 Philippines Aljamal, Yousif 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) San Beda
SG 11 Philippines Escobal, Pong 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 184 lb (83 kg) San Beda
SG 14 Philippines Ritualo, Ren-Ren 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 213 lb (97 kg) De La Salle
PG 17 Philippines Castro, Jayson 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 205 lb (93 kg) PCU
F/C 18 Philippines de Ocampo, Yancy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 217 lb (98 kg) St. Francis
SF 20 United States Dillinger, Jared 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Hawaii
SG 24 Philippines Chia, Gec 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 214 lb (97 kg) Ateneo
PF 33 Philippines de Ocampo, Ranidel 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) St. Francis
F/C 34 United States Peek, Ali 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 255 lb (116 kg) St. Mary's-California
PF 98 Philippines Lao, Gilbert 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) UST
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Broadcast notes[edit]

Game Play-by-play Analyst Courtside reporters
Game 1 Mico Halili Quinito Henson Dominic Uy & Lia Cruz
Game 2 Ed Picson Jason Webb Eric Reyes & Reema Chanco
Game 3 Mico Halili Andy Jao Patricia Bermudez-Hizon & Peaches Aberin
Game 4 Jude Turcuato Quinito Henson Magoo Marjon & Chesca Litton
Game 5 Ed Picson Jason Webb Chiqui Reyes & Reema Chanco
Game 6 Mico Halili Andy Jao Dominic Uy & Lia Cruz
Game 7 Jude Turcuato Norman Black Dominic Uy & Chesca Litton

*Marjon filled in for Picson who mistenkly went to the Araneta Coliseum instead of the Cuneta Astrodome which was the Game 5 venue.

Music used in the coverage were "We Made It" by Busta Rhymes featuring Linkin Park.

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