2009 PBA Fiesta Conference

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2009 PBA Fiesta Conference
Pba fiestaconf 2009.png
Duration February 28 - July 17, 2009
TV partner(s) C/S9, Basketball TV (Local)
The Filipino Channel (International)
Finals
Champions San Miguel Beermen
Runners-up Barangay Ginebra Kings
Awards
Best Player Jayjay Helterbrand (Barangay Ginebra)
Best Import Gabe Freeman (San Miguel)
Finals MVP Jonas Villanueva (San Miguel)
PBA Fiesta Conference chronology
PBA conference chronology

The 2009 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Fiesta Conference or known as the 2009 Motolite PBA Fiesta Conference for sponsorship reasons, was the last conference of the 2008-09 PBA season. It started on February 28 and finished on July 17. The tournament was shortened to accommodate the training of the national basketball team for the FIBA Asia Championship 2009 qualifying tournament for the 2010 FIBA World Championship. The last conference had games on Thursdays and Saturdays. The tournament is an import-laden format, which allows an import or a non-Filipino player for each team and with a new height limit of 6-foot-6.

Two teams had new names before the start of the conference: the former Red Bull Barako was now known as the Barako Bull Energy Boosters, and the former Air21 Express were called 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 managemend headed by the Lina family.

Format[edit]

The following format was observed for the duration of the conference:[1]

  • The teams were divided into 2 groups, based on their performance in the 2008–09 PBA Philippine Cup elimination round. Group A are teams that finished the Philippine Cup's elimination round in 1st, 4th, 5th, 8th and 9th positions, while Group B are the 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th and 10th.
  • Teams in a group will play against each other once and against teams in the other group twice; 14 games per team; Teams are then seeded by basis on win-loss records. Ties are broken among point differentials of the tied teams, except for ties for #2, #5 and #8. Standings will be determined in one league table; teams do not qualify by basis of groupings.
  • Wildcard phase:
    • WC1: #3 vs. #10, with #3 having the twice-to-beat advantage
    • WC2: #4 vs. #9, with #4 having the twice-to-beat advantage
    • WC3: #5 vs. #8 in a knockout game
    • WC4: #6 vs. #7 in a knockout game
  • Best-of-three quarterfinals:
    • QF1: WC2 vs. WC3
    • QF2: WC1 vs. WC4
  • Best-of-seven semifinals:
    • SF1: QF1 vs. #1
    • SF2: QF2 vs. #2
  • Third-place playoff: losers of the semifinals
  • Best-of-seven Finals: winners of the semifinals
  • This is basically same format used throughout the 2004-05 PBA season, save for WC3 and WC4 were conducted in a best-of-3 series.

Classification round[edit]

The May 17 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.[2]

Team standings[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.

Results[edit]

The score given first is for the team indicated at the left-most column. Results to the right and top of the black cells are first round games, those to the left and below are second round games.
Win
Win via OT
Loss
Loss via OT
Left \ Top ALA BAR BGK BK Coke PF ROS SMB SLR TNT
Alaska 90–92 82–81 88–106 85–89 94–84 94–96 89–93 90–100 122–124
Barako Bull 90–100 103–111 110–123 103–106 92–96 83–93
92–99 91–100 135–132
Barangay Ginebra 75–76 106–110 110–103 107–105 93–107 80–95 76–80 97–90
Burger King 99–89 94–100 127–109 78–82 112–118 105–114 96–87 114–117
Coca-Cola 120–106 85–122 89–80 94–91* 91–106 88–79 111–133
Purefoods 74–80 86–96 92–85 102–94* 103–122 93–91 131–121
Rain or Shine 103–97 89–94 110–90 95–102 100–109 96–102
San Miguel 91–84 105–107* 89–105 72–82 98–92 98–87
Sta. Lucia 98–88 98–101 104–95 90–92 106–100
Talk 'N Text 115–122* 129–135** 103–100 116–118* 97–91

*Overtime

Seeding playoffs[edit]

May 24
Coca-Cola Tigers 81, Alaska Aces 74
May 24
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 71, Barangay Ginebra Kings 114

Bracket[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


Wildcard phase[edit]

Note: Rain or Shine and Burger King possessed the twice to beat advantage but it was not used as their opponents failed to win to extend the series into a deciding game.

May 27
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 96, Barako Bull Energy Boosters 88
May 27
Burger King Whoppers 96, Alaska Aces 90
May 29
Sta. Lucia Realtors 94, Coca-Cola Tigers 88
May 29
Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants 126, Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 123 (2OT)

Quarterfinals[edit]

Rain or Shine–Purefoods series[edit]

May 31
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 96, Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants 87
June 3
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 82, Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants 84
June 14
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 93, Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants 89
Rain or Shine wins series 2–1

Burger King–Sta. Lucia series[edit]

May 31
Burger King Whoppers 84, Sta. Lucia Realtors 93
June 3
Burger King Whoppers 94, Sta. Lucia Realtors 81
June 14
Burger King Whoppers 120, Sta. Lucia Realtors 72
Burger King wins series 2–1

Semifinals[edit]

San Miguel–Burger King series[edit]

June 17
San Miguel Beermen 102, Burger King Whoppers 87
June 19
San Miguel Beermen 113, Burger King Whoppers 116
June 21
San Miguel Beermen 100, Burger King Whoppers 88
June 24
San Miguel Beermen 120, Burger King Whoppers 119 (2OT)
June 26
San Miguel Beermen 90, Burger King Whoppers 103
June 28
San Miguel Beermen 118, Burger King Whoppers 103
San Miguel wins series, 4–2

Barangay Ginebra–Rain or Shine series[edit]

June 17
Barangay Ginebra Kings 95, Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 101
June 19
Barangay Ginebra Kings 103, Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 98
June 21
Barangay Ginebra Kings 88, Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 94
June 24
Barangay Ginebra Kings 86, Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 70
June 26
Barangay Ginebra Kings 96, Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 85
June 28
Barangay Ginebra Kings 108, Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 100
Barangay Ginebra wins series, 4–2

Third-place playoff[edit]

July 1
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 118, Burger King Whoppers 132

Finals[edit]

July 1
San Miguel Beermen 96, Barangay Ginebra Kings 102
July 3
San Miguel Beermen 95, Barangay Ginebra Kings 78
July 5
San Miguel Beermen 103, Barangay Ginebra Kings 116
July 8
San Miguel Beermen 106, Barangay Ginebra Kings 104
July 13
San Miguel Beermen 98, Barangay Ginebra Kings 106
July 15
San Miguel Beermen 98, Barangay Ginebra Kings 84
July 17
San Miguel Beermen 90, Barangay Ginebra Kings 79
San Miguel wins series, 4–3

Awards[edit]

Players of the Week[edit]

Week Player(s)[3] Team(s)
February 28–March 8 Jonas Villanueva San Miguel Beermen
March 9–15 Marlou Aquino Sta. Lucia Realtors
March 16–22 Arwind Santos Burger King Titans
March 23–29 Ronald Tubid Barangay Ginebra Kings
April 12–20 Eric Menk Barangay Ginebra Kings
April 27–May 3 Arwind Santos Burger King Whoppers
May 4–10 Jayjay Helterbrand Barangay Ginebra Kings
May 11–17 Jimmy Alapag Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
May 18–24 Asi Taulava
Ronald Tubid
Coca-Cola Tigers
Barangay Ginebra Kings
May 25–31 Gabe Norwood
Nelbert Omolon
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Sta. Lucia Realtors
June 3 and 14 Arwind Santos Burger King Whoppers
June 15–21 Gabe Norwood Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
June 22–28 Jayjay Helterbrand Barangay Ginebra Kings

Statistical leaders[edit]

Locals[edit]

Category Player Team Stat GP
Points per game Arwind Santos Burger King Whoppers 19.36 14
Rebounds per game Asi Taulava Coca-Cola Tigers 12.08 13
Assists per game Jimmy Alapag Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 6.07 14
Steals per game Warren Ybanez Barako Bull Energy Boosters 1.45 11
Blocks per game Marlou Aquino* Sta. Lucia Realtors 2.43 14
Field goal percentage Ali Peek* Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters .667 14
Free throw percentage Jayjay Helterbrand* Barangay Ginebra Kings .877 13
Three-point field goal percentage Don Dulay* Rain or Shine Elasto Painters .457 14

*refers that the local had a higher statistic than an import

Imports[edit]

Category Player Team Stat GP
Points per game Rashad Bell Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 32.50 2
Rebounds per game Jai Lewis Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 16.80 12
Assists per game David Noel Barangay Ginebra Kings 6.40 5
Steals per game David Noel Barangay Ginebra Kings 2.20 5
Blocks per game Shawn Daniels Burger King Whoopers 2.40 14
Field goal percentage Jai Lewis Rain or Shine Elasto Painters .563 12
Free throw percentage Rashad Bell Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters .857 12
Three-point field goal percentage David Noel Barangay Ginebra Kings .438 5

Imports[edit]

The following is the list of imports, which had played for their respective teams at least once, with the returning imports in italics. Highlighted are the imports who stayed with their respective teams for the whole conference.

Name Team Debuted Last game Record
United States Shawn Daniels Burger King Titans February 28 July 1 13–11
United States Anthony Johnson Sta. Lucia Realtors February 28 June 14 9–9
United States Charles Clark Rain or Shine Elasto Painters March 1 March 7 1–1
United States Scooter McFadgon Barako Bull Energy Boosters March 1 March 28 2–5
United States Tiras Wade Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters March 1 May 1 5–4
United States Brian Hamilton Purefoods TJ Giants March 1 March 15 2–2
United States Galen Young Alaska Aces March 4 March 12 0–3
United States JJ Sullinger Coca-Cola Tigers March 4 March 20 1–4
United States Rod Nealy Barangay Ginebra Kings March 4 April 3 2–5
United States Gabe Freeman San Miguel Beermen March 8 July 17 15–6
United States Jai Lewis Rain or Shine Elasto Painters (2) March 12 July 1 13–9
United States Rosell Ellis Alaska Aces (2) March 14 May 27 6–7
United States Jhamar Thorpe Purefoods TJ Giants (2) March 21 April 19 2–2
United States James Penny Coca-Cola Tigers (2) March 26 May 29 5–4
United States Jeff Varem Barako Bull Energy Boosters (2) April 17 May 1 0–3
United States David Noel Barangay Ginebra Kings (2) April 20 July 17 14–6
United States Marquin Chandler Purefoods TJ Giants (3) April 29 June 14 5–4
United States Daryan Selvy Barako Bull Energy Boosters (3) May 3 May 15 0–3
Panama Gary Forbes Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters (2) May 3 May 6 1–1
United States Rashad Bell Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters (3) May 13 May 29 1–2
United States Chris Williams San Miguel Beermen (2) May 17 May 22 1–1
United States Jamaal Williams Barako Bull Energy Boosters (4) May 27 May 27 0–1
All-Filipino line up San Miguel Beermen March 4 -- 1–0
All-Filipino line up Barangay Ginebra Kings April 17 -- 1–0
All-Filipino line up Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters May 1 -- 0–1

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