2008–09 PBA season

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2008–09 PBA season
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2008_09 PBA season
Duration October 4, 2008 –July 17, 2009
Number of teams 10
TV partner(s) C/S9, Basketball TV
Draft
Top draft pick Gabe Norwood
Picked by Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Conferences
Philippine Cup champions Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
  Runners-up Alaska Aces
Fiesta Conference champions San Miguel Beermen
  Runners-up Barangay Ginebra Kings
Awards
Season MVP Jayjay Helterbrand (Ginebra)
Top scorer James Yap (Purefoods)
Seasons

The 2008–09 PBA season was the 34th season of the Philippine Basketball Association. The season formally opened on October 4, 2008[1] and ended on July 17, 2009.This was the first time that the league will hold their opening ceremonies on a Saturday. The league started the season with the 2008-09 Philippine Cup, or the traditional All-Filipino Conference, while capping off the season with the import-laiden 2009 Fiesta Conference.

The first activity of the season was the 2008 PBA Draft last August 31 at the Market! Market! in Taguig City.

Pre-season events[edit]

For trades done on draft day, see 2008 PBA Draft.

Broadcast contracts[edit]

The 2008-09 season would be the first season under the PBA's new broadcast contract with Solar Sports. Games would now air on their cable channel Basketball TV, and on the stations of the Radio Philippines Network (who curiously, were the first broadcaster of the PBA) after an intense bidding war between Solar and ABS-CBN.[2]

Team re-brandings[edit]

Major trades[edit]

Opening ceremonies[edit]

The season began on October 4 with the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters defeating the Coca Cola Tigers, 98-97.

The muses for the participating teams are as follows:[3]

Team Muse
Air21 Express Karla Henry
Alaska Aces Isabelle Daza
Barangay Ginebra Kings Iwa Moto
Coca-Cola Tigers Pokwang
Purefoods TJ Giants Iya Villania
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Priscilla Meirreles
Red Bull Barako Marianna del Rio
San Miguel Beermen 5 SMB models
Sta. Lucia Realtors Ariana Barouk
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters Ruffa Mae Quinto

2008-09 Philippine Cup[edit]

Elimination round[edit]

Qualified for semifinals
Qualified for quarterfinals
Qualified for wildcards
Eliminated
# Team W L PCT GB PD
1 Alaska Aces 12 6 .667 --
2 Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 11 7 .611 1
3 Barangay Ginebra Kings 10 8 .556 2 +16
4 Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 10 8 .556 2 −3
5 Sta. Lucia Realtors 10 8 .556 2 −13
6 San Miguel Beermen 9 9 .500 3
7 Purefoods TJ Giants 8 10 .444 4 +11
8 Air21 Express 8 10 .444 4 −11
9 Coca-Cola Tigers 7 11 .389 5
10 Red Bull Barako 5 13 .278 7

Playoffs[edit]

Wildcard phase
Knockout games
Quarterfinals
Best of 3 series
Semifinals
Best of 7 series
Philippine Cup Finals
Best of 7 series
                                             
    3  Ginebra 1  
    6  San Miguel 2  
6  San Miguel 99       6  San Miguel 2  
9  Coca-Cola 89       2  Talk 'N Text 4  
  6  San Miguel 105       1  Alaska 3
  8  Air21 86       2  Talk 'N Text 4
7  Purefoods 82     1  Alaska 4
8  Air21 94       5  Sta. Lucia 2      Third-place playoff
  4  Rain or Shine 0     6  San Miguel 97
  5  Sta. Lucia 2     5  Sta. Lucia (OT) 99


Finals results[edit]

Smart Gilas exhibition games[edit]

Exhibition games were held prior to Games 4 and 6 of the Philippine Cup Finals between the Smart Gilas (Philippines team that will compete in the FIBA Asia Championship 2011) coached by Rajko Toroman and previously eliminated teams from the Philippine Cup. The games also marked the appearance of the newly renamed Burger King Titans team formerly known as the Air21 Express.

February 4
Smart Gilas 95, Burger King Titans 95
February 9
Smart Gilas 81, Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 84

2009 Fiesta Conference[edit]

Notable events[edit]

  • Red Bull Barako changed their name to Barako Bull Energy Boosters.
  • The former Air21 Express were renamed as the Burger King Titans. However, with the failure of several business deals that would have changed the franchise's upper management, the Titans renamed into the Burger King Whoppers by their seventh game into the conference, retaining their old management headed by the Lina family.
  • The May 16 game between the Barangay Ginebra Kings and the Alaska Aces held at the Albay Astrodome in Legaspi was canceled when the playing court was judged as too slippery, with Ginebra leading 9–2, and 8:04 remaining in the first quarter. The game was stopped twice and the stoppages lasted two hours before the game was canceled. The game was restarted at the Araneta Coliseum on May 22.[4]

Elimination 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 San Miguel Beermen 11 3 .786 –-
2 Barangay Ginebra Kings 8 6 .571 3 −7* Symbol confirmed.svg
3 Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 8 6 .571 3 +15* Symbol unrelated.svg
4 Burger King Whoppers 8 6 .571 3 −8
5 Sta. Lucia Realtors 7 7 .500 4 +7
6 Purefoods TJ Giants 7 7 .500 4 +3
7 Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 7 7 .500 4 −10
8 Coca-Cola Tigers 6 8 .429 5 NA* Symbol confirmed.svg
9 Alaska Aces 6 8 .429 5 NA* Symbol unrelated.svg
10 Barako Bull Energy Boosters 2 12 .143 9

NA* = teams tied for 8th and 9th 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-7)
    Finals
(Best-of-7)
    (#4 twice to beat)                                  
  4  Burger King 96  
  9  Alaska 90  
            4  Burger King 2    
    (One-game playoff)       5  Sta. Lucia 1     4  Burger King 2  
  5  Sta. Lucia 94     1  San Miguel 4  
  8  Coca-Cola 88  
    1  San Miguel 4
    (#3 twice-to-beat)     2  Ginebra 3
  3  Rain or Shine 96  
  10  Barako Bull 88       2  Ginebra 4
            3  Rain or Shine 2     3  Rain or Shine 2  
    (One-game playoff)     6  Purefoods 1     Third-place playoff
  6  Purefoods (2OT) 126   4  Burger King 132
  7  Talk 'N Text 123     3  Rain or Shine 118


Finals results[edit]

Philippines-Australia goodwill series[edit]

An Australian team was invited to a two-game series between the national team, with the winner of a game being awarded P75,000 (about A$4,340).[5]

April 3
93–88 Ateneo school colors Ateneo Blue Eaglets
April 3
Powerade-Team Pilipinas  87–63 Australia Motolite-Australia Great White Sharks
April 5
65–61 UP school colors UP Lady Maroons
April 5
Powerade-Team Pilipinas  93–89 (OT) Australia Motolite-Australia Hoopdreamz

2009 PBA All-Star Weekend[edit]

The 2009 PBA All-Star Weekend was held from April 22 to April 26 at three different cities, particularly: Victorias, Negros Occidental (April 22), Panabo, Davao del Norte (April 24), and Quezon City (April 26). The winners were:

All-Star Games[edit]

April 22
Powerade-Team Pilipinas 98, North All-Stars 80
Scoring by quarter: 28–23, 24–25, 25–10, 25–22
Pts: Mick Pennisi 15 Pts: Jhamar Thorpe 16
April 24
Powerade-Team Pilipinas 103, South All-Stars 99
Scoring by quarter: 28–21, 23–28, 33–13
Pts: Jared Dillinger 12 Pts: Peter June Simon 19
April 26
6:30 p.m.
PBA All-Stars 97, Powerade-Team Pilipinas 89
Scoring by quarter: 24-23, 22-23, 25-25, 26-18
Pts: David Noel 18 Pts: Arwind Santos 18
Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Attendance: 9,000+

David Noel named the All-Star Game MVP.

Individual awards[edit]

Awards given by the PBA Press Corps[edit]

Cumulative standings[edit]

Champion
Second place
Third place
Semifinalist
Quarterfinalist
Wildcard qualifier
Elimination round
Team GP W L PCT Best finish
San Miguel Beermen 61 36 25 .590 Champions
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 47 26 21 .553 Champions
Barangay Ginebra Kings 51 28 23 .549 Runners-up
Alaska Aces 46 25 21 .543 Runners-up
Sta. Lucia Realtors 45 24 21 .533 Third place
Burger King Whoppers/Titans/Air21 Express 45 23 22 .511 Third place
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 45 23 22 .511 Semifinalist
Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants 37 17 20 .459 Quarterfinalist
Coca-Cola Tigers 34 13 21 .382 Wildcard phase
Barako Bull Energy Boosters/Red Bull Barako 33 7 26 .212 Wildcard phase

Elimination/classification rounds[edit]

Team W L PCT
San Miguel Beermen 20 12 .625
Barangay Ginebra Kings 18 14 .563
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 18 14 .563
Alaska Aces 18 14 .563
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 18 14 .563
Sta. Lucia Realtors 17 15 .531
Burger King Whoppers/Titans/Air21 Express 16 16 .500
Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants 15 17 .469
Coca-Cola Tigers 13 19 .406
Barako Bull Energy Boosters/Red Bull Barako 7 25 .219

Playoffs[edit]

Team W L PCT
San Miguel Beermen 16 13 .552
Sta. Lucia Realtors 7 6 .538
Burger King Whoppers/Titans/Air21 Express 7 6 .538
Barangay Ginebra Kings 8 8 .500
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 8 7 .533
Alaska Aces 7 7 .500
Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants 2 3 .400
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 5 8 .385
Barako Bull Energy Boosters/Red Bull Barako 0 1 .000
Coca-Cola Tigers 0 2 .000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams named MVP; Reyes picked top rookie, The Philippine Star. Accessed August 14, 2008.
  2. ^ Macamay, Zean (2008-05-28). "Solar gets it". People's Journal. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  3. ^ PBA opens its 34th season, GMANews.tv, October 4, 2008
  4. ^ "GINEBRA – ALASKA TIFF IN LEGAZPI HALTED". May 17, 2009. Archived from the original on 7 June 2009. Retrieved May 26, 2009. 
  5. ^ Powerade-Team Pilipinas off to a rousing debut, GMANews.tv

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