2011–12 Meralco Bolts season

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2011-12 Meralco Bolts season
Head coach Ryan Gregorio
Owner(s) Manila Electric Company
(a MVP group subsidiary)
Philippine Cup results
Record 8–6
(.571)
Place 6th
Playoff finish Quarterfinalist
(eliminated by Petron Blaze, 0-2)
Commissioner's Cup results
Record 4–5
(.444)
Place 6th
Playoff finish Quarterfinalist
(eliminated by B-Meg , 1-2)
Governors Cup results
Record 6–8
(.429)
Place 6th
Playoff finish Semifinalist
Meralco Bolts seasons
2010–11 2012–13

The 2011–12 Meralco Bolts season is the 2nd season of the franchise in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Key dates[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2011 PBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 7 Jason Ballesteros C  Philippines San Sebastian
2 17 Gilbert Bulawan F  Philippines San Sebastian

Roster[edit]

Meralco Bolts roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # POB Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
PG 2 United States Timberlake, Chris 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 184 lb (83 kg) North Florida
PG 3 United States Mercado, Solomon 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Biola University
F/C 4 Philippines Reyes, Jay-R 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) UP Diliman
C 5 Tonga Taulava, Asi (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Brigham Young
PG 6 United States Ross, Chris 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Marshall
F 7 Philippines Canlas, Mark (IN) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) UST
G/F 8 Philippines Yee, Mark 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) SSC-R Cavite
PG 11 Philippines Artadi, Paul 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 155 lb (70 kg) UE
SG 14 Philippines Cardona, Mark 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) De La Salle
F/C 15 Philippines Bulawan, Gilbert (R) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) San Sebastian
F 16 Philippines Borboran, Mark 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) UE
F/C 18 Philippines Ballesteros, Jason (R) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) San Sebastian
F 21 Philippines Hugnatan, Reynel 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) UM
F/C 22 Philippines Daa, Dennis 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Las Piñas
G/F 80 Philippines Macapagal, Mark 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) San Sebastian
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



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

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

2011–12 PBA Philippine Cup
# Team W L PCT GB Tie
1 y – B-Meg Llamados 10 4 .714 +8
2 y – Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 10 4 .714 −8
3 x – Petron Blaze Boosters 9 5 .643 1 +8
4 x – Barangay Ginebra Kings 9 5 .643 1 +1
5 x – Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 9 5 .643 1 −9
6 x – Meralco Bolts 8 6 .571 2
7 w – Barako Bull Energy 6 8 .429 4 +35
8 w – Powerade Tigers 6 8 .429 4 −35
9 e – Alaska Aces 3 11 .214 7
10 e – Shopinas.com Clickers 0 14 .000 10

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals
(Best-of-7)
    Finals
(Best-of-7)
    (#1 twice to beat)                        
  1  B-Meg 88 123  
  8  Powerade 97 131*  
            8  Powerade 4    
    (Best-of-3)       5  Rain or Shine 3  
  4  Barangay Ginebra 0  
  5  Rain or Shine 2    
    8  Powerade 1
    (#2 twice-to-beat)     2  Talk 'N Text 4
  2  Talk 'N Text 81    
  7  Barako Bull 79    
            2  Talk 'N Text 4
    (Best-of-3)     3  Petron Blaze 3    
  3  Petron Blaze 2  
  6  Meralco 0    

*Game went into overtime

Quarterfinals[edit]

Petron Blaze-Meralco series[edit]

December 16
Petron Blaze Boosters 91, Meralco Bolts 84
December 21
Petron Blaze Boosters 80, Meralco Bolts 64
Petron wins series 2–0

Commissioner's Cup[edit]

Eliminations[edit]

Standings[edit]

 y  – clinched outright semifinals,  x  – clinched quarterfinals,  e  – eliminated

2012 PBA Commissioner's Cup
# Team W L PCT GB GAvg PO
1 y – Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 7 2 .778
2 y – Barangay Ginebra Kings 6 3 .667 1 0.85 Symbol confirmed.svg
3 x – B-Meg Llamados 6 3 .667 1 1.17 Symbol unrelated.svg
4 x – Alaska Aces 5 4 .556 2
5 x – Barako Bull Energy 4 5 .444 3 1.04
6 x – Meralco Bolts 4 5 .444 3 1.01 Symbol confirmed.svg
7 e – Powerade Tigers 4 5 .444 3 0.95 Symbol unrelated.svg
8 e – Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 3 6 .333 4 1.12
9 e – Petron Blaze Boosters 3 6 .333 4 1.11
10 e – Air21 Express 3 6 .333 4 0.80

Seeding playoffs[edit]

March 30
6th seed
Meralco Bolts 102, Powerade Tigers 98

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals
(Best-of-3)
    Semifinals
(Best-of-5)
    Finals
(Best-of-7)
                           
        1  Talk 'N Text 3  
  4  Alaska 1     5  Barako Bull 2    
  5  Barako Bull 2         1  Talk 'N Text 3
      3  B-Meg 4
        2  Barangay Ginebra 1    
  3  B-Meg 2     3  B-Meg 3  
  6  Meralco 1  

Quarterfinals[edit]

B-Meg–Meralco series[edit]

April 1
B-Meg Llamados 81, Meralco Bolts 103
April 4
B-Meg Llamados 95, Meralco Bolts 85
April 8
B-Meg Llamados 86, Meralco Bolts 76
B-Meg wins series, 2–1

Governors Cup[edit]

Eliminations[edit]

Standings[edit]

 y  – clinched semifinals,  e  – eliminated

2012 PBA Governors' Cup
# Team W L PCT GB Tie PO
1 yRain or Shine Elasto Painters 8 1 .889
2 yB-Meg Llamados 6 3 .667 2
3 yTalk 'N Text Tropang Texters 5 4 .555 3 +18
4 yBarangay Ginebra Kings 5 4 .555 3 0
5 yPetron Blaze Boosters 5 4 .555 3 −18
6 yMeralco Bolts 4 5 .444 4 +11 Bye Symbol confirmed.svg
7 ePowerade Tigers 4 5 .444 4 −18 Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol unrelated.svg
8 eBarako Bull Energy 4 5 .444 4 +8 Symbol unrelated.svg
9 eAlaska Aces 2 7 .222 6 +30
10 eAir21 Express 2 7 .222 6 −30

6th-seed playoffs[edit]

July 3
KO game
Barako Bull Energy 95, Powerade Tigers 99
July 4
6th seed
Meralco Bolts 94, Powerade Tigers 86

Semifinals[edit]

Standings[edit]

 z  – clinched outright finals,  y  – clinched finals berth playoff,  x  – clinched 4-of-5 win playoff incentive,  e  – eliminated

2012 PBA Governors Cup semifinals
# Team Cumulative SF Tie* PO
W L PCT GB W L
1 zRain or Shine Elasto Painters 10 4 .692 2 3
2 yB-Meg Llamados 9 5 .643 1 3 2 +20 Symbol confirmed.svg
3 xBarangay Ginebra Kings 9 5 .643 1 4 1 −20 Symbol unrelated.svg
4 eTalk 'N Text Tropang Texters 8 6 .571 2 3 2
5 ePetron Blaze Boosters 6 8 .429 4 1 4 +12
6 eMeralco Bolts 6 8 .429 4 2 3 −12

* Point differential on games among tied teams, and if still tied, overall point differential.

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

August 28, 2011[1] To Meralco
Mark Yee (from Talk 'N Text)
2011 1st round pick (Jason Ballesteros) (from Talk 'N Text)
Mark Macapagal (from Powerade)
To Talk 'N Text
Bam Gamalinda (from Meralco)
Shawn Weinstein (from Meralco)
To Powerade
Chris Timberlake (from Meralco)
Rogemar Menor (from Meralco)
2011 2nd round pick (John Marc Agustin) (from Talk 'N Text)
August 28, 2011[2] To Meralco
2011 2nd round pick (Gilbert Bulawan)
To Alaska
2014 2nd round pick

Commissioner's Cup[edit]

January 27, 2012 To Meralco
Mark Canlas
Dennis Daa
To Air21
Nelbert Omolon
Mark Isip

Governors Cup[edit]

May 11, 2012 To Meralco
Jay-R Reyes
To Alaska
Gabby Espinas

Recruited imports[edit]

Tournament Name Debuted Last game Record
Commissioner's Cup Jarrid Famous February 10 (vs. B-Meg) February 17 (vs. Talk 'N Text) 1–2
Earl Barron February 26 (vs. Powerade) April 8 (vs. B-Meg) 5–5
Governors Cup Chamberlain Oguchi May 23 (vs. Talk 'N Text) June 6 (vs. B-Meg) 1-3
Mario West June 10 (vs. Alaska) July 15 (vs. Petron Blaze) 5-5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meralco, Powerade, Talk ‘N Text complete first D-Day deal, Reynaldo Belen, interaksyon.com, August 28, 2011
  2. ^ CASIO, LEE HEADLINE TOP ROOKIE PICKS, PBA.ph, August 28, 2011