2016 PBA Governors' Cup

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2016 PBA Governors' Cup
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DurationJuly 15 – October 19, 2016
TV partner(s)Local:
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PBA Rush (HD)
International:
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Finals
ChampionsBarangay Ginebra San Miguel
Runners-upMeralco Bolts
Awards
Best PlayerJayson Castro
(TNT KaTropa)
Best ImportAllen Durham
(Meralco Bolts)
Finals MVPLA Tenorio
(Barangay Ginebra San Miguel)
PBA Governors' Cup chronology
PBA conference chronology

The 2016 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors' Cup, also known as the 2016 Oppo-PBA Governors' Cup for sponsorship reasons, was the third and last conference of the 2015–16 PBA season. Due to the preparations of the Philippines men's national basketball team for the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which was held in Manila, the tournament started on July 15 and ended on October 19, 2016.[1] The tournament allowed teams to hire foreign players or imports with a height limit of 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) for the top eight teams of combined results of the Philippine Cup and Commissioner's Cup, while the bottom four teams are allowed to hire imports with a height limit of 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m). The teams are allowed to hire an additional Asian import with a height limit of 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m).

Format[edit]

The tournament format for this conference is as follows:

  • Single-round robin eliminations; 11 games per team; Teams are then seeded by basis on win-loss records.
  • Top eight teams will advance to the quarterfinals. In case of tie, playoff games will be held only for the #4 and #8 seeds.
  • Quarterfinals (higher seed with the twice-to-beat advantage):
    • QF1: #1 seed vs #8 seed
    • QF2: #2 seed vs #7 seed
    • QF3: #3 seed vs #6 seed
    • QF4: #4 seed vs #5 seed
  • Semifinals (best-of-5 series):
    • SF1: QF1 vs. QF4 winners
    • SF2: QF2 vs. QF3 winners
  • Finals (best-of-7 series)
    • Winners of the semifinals

Elimination round[edit]

Team standings[edit]

Pos Team W L PCT GB Qualification
1 TNT KaTropa 10 1 .909 Twice-to-beat in the quarterfinals
2 San Miguel Beermen 8 3 .727[a] 2
3 Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 8 3 .727[a] 2
4 Meralco Bolts 6 5 .545[b] 4
5 Mahindra Enforcer 6 5 .545[b] 4 Twice-to-win in the quarterfinals
6 Alaska Aces 6 5 .545[b] 4
7 NLEX Road Warriors 5 6 .455[c] 5
8 Phoenix Fuel Masters 5 6 .455[c] 5
9 Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 5 6 .455[c] 5 Eliminated
10 GlobalPort Batang Pier 4 7 .364 6
11 Star Hotshots 2 9 .182 8
12 Blackwater Elite 1 10 .091 9
Source: PBA.ph
Notes:
  1. ^ a b San Miguel wins tiebreaker against Barangay Ginebra via head-to-head record.
  2. ^ a b c Meralco wins tiebreaker against Mahindra and Alaska via best head-to-head record. Meralco is 2–0; Mahindra is 1–1; Alaska is 0–2. Meralco then won the seeding playoff for 4th seed against Mahindra.
  3. ^ a b c NLEX wins tiebreaker against Rain or Shine and Phoenix by highest quotient. NLEX is 1.04; Rain or Shine is 1.03; Phoenix is 0.93. Phoenix then won the seeding playoff for 8th seed against Rain or Shine.


Schedule[edit]

Teams 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Alaska MER BGSM TNT MAH ROS SH SMB BW GP PHX NLEX
Barangay Ginebra GP ALA NLEX MER BW SMB ROS SH MAH PHX TNT
Blackwater NLEX SH ROS BGSM TNT MER MAH ALA PHX GP SMB
GlobalPort BGSM MAH SH PHX MER SMB ROS TNT ALA NLEX BW
Mahindra SH GP SMB ALA PHX NLEX BW TNT ROS BGSM MER
Meralco PHX ALA TNT BGSM ROS GP BW NLEX SMB SH MAH
NLEX BW SMB BGSM TNT SH MAH MER PHX ROS GP ALA
Phoenix MER SMB ROS GP MAH TNT NLEX SH BW ALA BGSM
Rain or Shine TNT PHX BW MER ALA BGSM GP MAH NLEX SMB SH
San Miguel PHX NLEX MAH SH BGSM GP ALA MER TNT ROS BW
Star MAH BW GP SMB NLEX ALA BGSM PHX MER TNT ROS
TNT ROS MER ALA NLEX BW PHX MAH GP SMB SH BGSM
  •   Win
  •   OT Win
  •   Loss
  •   OT Loss

Results[edit]

Team ALA BGSM BWE GP MAH MER NLEX PHX ROS SMB SH TNT
Alaska 109–100* 107–87 133–106 95–101 96–100 100–85 103–87 114–117 103–106 85–69 118–120
Brgy. Ginebra 107–95 93–81 93–86 107–93 85–72 96–87 101–87 105–111** 116–103 92-104
Blackwater 126–139 88–97 90–105 90–96 81–93 92–98 101–107 100–98 89–109
GlobalPort 98–108 126–123** 98–114 107–120 101–99 98–92 102–105* 120–122
Mahindra 83–86 81–82 94–100 88–103 105–103 100–92* 107–104
Meralco 101–95 108–103 109–102 106–110 103–104 95–98
NLEX 91–95* 111–99 93–94 88–85 95–101
Phoenix 89–106 113–124 106–93 117–124
Rain or Shine 75–82 108—97 98–101
San Miguel 109–100 85–105
Star 105–115
TNT
  •   Win
  •   OT Win
  •   Loss
  •   OT Loss

Seeding playoffs[edit]

4th seed[edit]

September 21
Meralco Bolts 104, Mahindra Enforcer 99
Scoring by quarter: 26–29, 15–24, 28–18, 35–28
Pts: Durham 34
Rebs: Durham 7
Asts: Newsome 8
Pts: White 22
Rebs: White 13
Asts: Revilla, White 5
Meralco won the 4th seed
Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: S. Pineda, J. Oliva, R. Dacanay, G. Narandan

8th seed[edit]

September 21
Phoenix Fuel Masters 105, Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 94
Scoring by quarter: 29–16, 25–22, 31–33, 20–23
Pts: Phelps 40
Rebs: W. Wilson 15
Asts: Baguio, Phelps 6
Pts: Dollard 20
Rebs: Dollard 7
Asts: Chan, Lee 3
Phoenix won the 8th seed
Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: A. Herrera, N. Guevarra, E. Tangkion, M. Flordeliza

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals
(Best-of-5)
    Finals
(Best-of-7)
    (#1 twice to beat)                        
  1 TNT 136    
  8 Phoenix 124    
            1 TNT 1    
    (#4 twice to beat)       4 Meralco 3  
  4 Meralco 105  
  5 Mahindra 82    
    4 Meralco 2
    (#2 twice to beat)     3 Barangay Ginebra 4
  2 San Miguel 114    
  7 NLEX 110    
            2 San Miguel 2
    (#3 twice to beat)     3 Barangay Ginebra 3    
  3 Barangay Ginebra 109  
  6 Alaska 104    


Quarterfinals[edit]

TNT vs. Phoenix[edit]

September 24
TNT KaTropa 136, Phoenix Fuel Masters 124
Scoring by quarter: 32–34, 38–33, 37–26, 29–31
Pts: Castro 42
Rebs: Ammons 13
Asts: Rosales 4
Pts: Phelps 39
Rebs: Phelps 17
Asts: Baguio 4
TNT wins series in one game
Ynares Center, Antipolo
Referees: A. Herrera, N. Guevarra, S. Pineda, J. Nicandro

San Miguel vs. NLEX[edit]

September 23
San Miguel Beermen 114, NLEX Road Warriors 110
Scoring by quarter: 24–23, 39–25, 23–34, 28–28
Pts: Millsap 39
Rebs: Fajardo 13
Asts: Fajardo 5
Pts: Walker 45
Rebs: Walker 17
Asts: Taulava 5
San Miguel wins series in one game
Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: P. Balao, J. Oliva, M. Montoya, E. Boticario

Barangay Ginebra vs. Alaska[edit]

September 23
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 109, Alaska Aces 104
Scoring by quarter: 23–23, 30–18, 33–25, 23–38
Pts: Tenorio 32
Rebs: Brownlee 12
Asts: Thompson 9
Pts: Henton 27
Rebs: Henton 15
Asts: Banchero, Jazul 5
Barangay Ginebra wins series in one game
Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: E. Tangkion, R. Dacanay, G. Narandan, M. Flordeliza

Meralco vs. Mahindra[edit]

September 24
Meralco Bolts 105, Mahindra Enforcer 82
Scoring by quarter: 18–26, 32–19, 34–16, 21–21
Pts: Durham 24
Rebs: Durham 16
Asts: Durham 6
Pts: White 20
Rebs: White 10
Asts: Bagatsing, Revilla 3
Meralco wins series in one game
Ynares Center, Antipolo
Referees: N. Quilinguen, J. Mariano, J. Marabe, J. Narandan

Semifinals[edit]

San Miguel vs. Barangay Ginebra[edit]

September 26
San Miguel Beermen 108, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 115
Scoring by quarter: 36–24, 21–22, 19–33, 32–36
Pts: Millsap 29
Rebs: Fajardo 15
Asts: Millsap 11
Pts: Brownlee 39
Rebs: Brownlee 16
Asts: Thompson 6
Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: A. Herrera, J. Marabe, E. Tangkion, J. Nicandro
September 28
San Miguel Beermen 95, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 92
Scoring by quarter: 24–18, 27–22, 21–31, 23–21
Pts: Millsap 25
Rebs: Fajardo 23
Asts: Cabagnot 8
Pts: Tenorio 22
Rebs: Brownlee 13
Asts: Tenorio 7
Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: N. Quilinguen, N. Guevarra, J. Mariano, E. Boticario
September 30
San Miguel Beermen 96, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 97
Scoring by quarter: 28–29, 27–22, 22–27, 19–19
Pts: Millsap 24
Rebs: Fajardo, Millsap 12
Asts: Cabagnot 6
Pts: Brownlee 25
Rebs: Thompson 11
Asts: Thompson 10
Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: S. Pineda, R. Dacanay, M. Flordeliza, E. Boticario
October 2
San Miguel Beermen 101, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 72
Scoring by quarter: 30–22, 25–7, 27–23, 19–20
Pts: Lassiter 25
Rebs: Millsap 17
Asts: Ross 5
Pts: Brownlee 28
Rebs: Cruz 8
Asts: Mercado 5
Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Attendance: 22,196
Referees: A. Herrera, P. Balao, J. Mariano, J. Nicandro
October 4
San Miguel Beermen 92, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 117
Scoring by quarter: 12–33, 26–12, 15–36, 39–36
Pts: Santos 24
Rebs: Fajardo 12
Asts: Cabagnot 6
Pts: Brownlee 26
Rebs: Thompson 15
Asts: Tenorio 10
Barangay Ginebra wins series, 3–2
Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Attendance: 20,374
Referees: N. Guevarra, S. Pineda, M. Flordeliza, J. Narandan

TNT vs. Meralco[edit]

September 27
TNT KaTropa 113, Meralco Bolts 95
Scoring by quarter: 24–23, 21–20, 39–24, 29–28
Pts: Madanly 22
Rebs: Ammons 11
Asts: Castro 9
Pts: Durham 26
Rebs: Durham 21
Asts: Durham 7
Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: P. Balao, M. Montoya, S. Pineda, B. Oliva
September 29
TNT KaTropa 91, Meralco Bolts 106
Scoring by quarter: 15–29, 25–25, 20–26, 31–26
Pts: Castro 24
Rebs: Ammons, Carey 7
Asts: Castro, de Ocampo 4
Pts: Durham 31
Rebs: Durham 21
Asts: Hugnatan, Newsome 5
Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: A. Herrera, P. Balao, J. Marabe, B. Oliva
October 1
TNT KaTropa 113, Meralco Bolts 119
Scoring by quarter: 23–28, 24–22, 37–32, 29–37
Pts: Castro 28
Rebs: Ammons 9
Asts: Castro 10
Pts: Durham 23
Rebs: Durham 13
Asts: Newsome 8
Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: N. Quilinguen, J. Mariano, N. Guevarra, M. Montoya
October 3
TNT KaTropa 88, Meralco Bolts 94
Scoring by quarter: 23–18, 21–22, 17–24, 27–30
Pts: Castro 25
Rebs: Ammons 9
Asts: Castro 6
Pts: Hodge 32
Rebs: Durham 16
Asts: Hugnatan, Newsome 4
Meralco wins series, 3–1
Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: A. Herrera, E. Tangkion, D. Dacanay, M. Montoya

Finals[edit]

October 7
7:00pm
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 109, Meralco Bolts 114 (OT)
October 9
6:30pm
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 82, Meralco Bolts 79
October 12
7:00pm
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 103, Meralco Bolts 107
October 14
8:10pm
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 88, Meralco Bolts 86
October 16
6:30pm
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 92, Meralco Bolts 81
October 19
7:00pm
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 91, Meralco Bolts 88
Barangay Ginebra wins series, 4–2

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 in gold are the imports who stayed with their respective teams for the whole conference. Players with an asterisk indicates the Asian imports.

Team Name Debuted Last game Record
Alaska Aces United States LaDontae Henton[2] July 17 (vs. Meralco) September 23 (vs. Ginebra) 6–6
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel United States Paul Harris July 16 (vs. GlobalPort) July 16 (vs. GlobalPort) 1–0
United States Justin Brownlee[3] July 24 (vs. Alaska) October 19 (vs. Meralco) 15–7
Blackwater Elite United States Eric Dawson[4] July 16 (vs. NLEX) August 21 (vs. Mahindra) 1–5
No regular import August 17 (vs. Meralco), August 28 (vs. Alaska) 0–2
United States Keala King[5] September 7 (vs. Phoenix) September 18 (vs. San Miguel) 0–3
State of Palestine Imad Qahwash*[6] July 29 (vs. Rain or Shine) August 28 (vs. Alaska) 0–6
GlobalPort Batang Pier United States Dominique Sutton[7] July 16 (vs. Ginebra) July 20 (vs. Mahindra) 0–2
United States Mike Glover[8] July 24 (vs. Star) September 14 (vs. Blackwater) 4–5
Mahindra Enforcer United States James White[9] July 15 (vs. Star) September 24 (vs. Meralco) 6–7
Iran Iman Zandi* July 15 (vs. Star) August 12 (vs. Phoenix) 4–1
Meralco Bolts United States Allen Durham[10] July 15 (vs. Phoenix) October 19 (vs. Ginebra) 13–10
Iran Mohammad Jamshidi*[11] July 15 (vs. Phoenix) August 10 (vs. Rain or Shine) 3–2
NLEX Road Warriors United States Henry Walker July 16 (vs. Blackwater) September 23 (vs. San Miguel) 5–7
Lebanon Rodrigue Akl*[12] July 16 (vs. Blackwater) September 23 (vs. San Miguel) 5–7
Phoenix Fuel Masters United States Marcus Simmons[13] July 15 (vs. Meralco) July 23 (vs. Rain or Shine) 0–3
United States Eugene Phelps[14] July 31 (vs. GlobalPort) September 24 (vs. TNT) 6–4
South Korea Lee Gwan-hee*[15] July 15 (vs. Meralco) September 24 (vs. TNT) 6–7
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters United States Dior Lowhorn[16] July 20 (vs. TNT) August 27 (vs. GlobalPort) 3–4
United States Jason Forte[17] September 2 (vs. Mahindra) September 4 (vs. NLEX) 1–1
United States Josh Dollard[18] September 10 (vs. San Miguel) September 21 (vs. Phoenix) 1–2
San Miguel Beermen United States Arizona Reid[19] July 17 (vs. Phoenix) August 19 (vs. GlobalPort) 4–2
No regular and Asian import August 24 (vs. Alaska) 1–0
United States Mike Singletary[20] August 31 (vs. Meralco) September 10 (vs. Rain or Shine) 2–1
United States Elijah Millsap[21] September 18 (vs. Blackwater) October 4 (vs. Ginebra) 4–3
Jordan Mahmoud Abdeen*[22] September 3 (vs. TNT) September 18 (vs. Blackwater) 2–1
Star Hotshots United States Marqus Blakely[23] July 15 (vs. Mahindra) July 31 (vs. San Miguel) 1–3
United States Joel Wright[24] August 12 (vs. NLEX) September 16 (vs. Rain or Shine) 1–6
TNT KaTropa United States Mario Little[13] July 20 (vs. Rain or Shine) August 3 (vs. NLEX) 4–0
United States Mychal Ammons[25] August 13 (vs. Blackwater) October 3 (vs. Meralco) 8–4
Syria Michael Madanly*[26] July 20 (vs. Rain or Shine) October 3 (vs. Meralco) 12–4

Import handicapping[edit]

# Team Philippine Cup Commissioner's Cup Total Import height limit
1 San Miguel Beermen 0.6 1.2 1.8 6'5"
2 Alaska Aces 1.2 0.8 2.0
3 Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 2.4 0.4 2.8
4 Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 3.0 2.0 5.0
5 TNT KaTropa 3.6 2.4 6.0
6 GlobalPort Batang Pier 1.8 4.8 6.6
7 NLEX Road Warriors 4.2 2.8 7.0
8 Star Hotshots 5.4 3.2 8.6
9 Meralco Bolts 7.2 1.6 8.8 6'9"
10 Barako Bull/Phoenix 4.8 4.4 9.2
11 Blackwater Elite 6.0 4.0 10.0
12 Mahindra Enforcer 6.6 3.6 10.2
  • Philippine Cup final ranking comprises 60% of the points, while the elimination round ranking in the Commissioner's Cup is 40%. The four teams with most points gets to have an import of unlimited height.

Statistics[edit]

Individual statistic leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Statistic
Points per game Terrence Romeo GlobalPort Batang Pier 25.00
Rebounds per game June Mar Fajardo San Miguel Beermen 12.88
Assists per game Jayson Castro TNT KaTropa 7.44
Steals per game Chris Ross San Miguel Beermen 2.00
Blocks per game Japeth Aguilar Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 2.30
Turnovers per game Terrence Romeo GlobalPort Batang Pier 3.6
Minutes per game Terrence Romeo GlobalPort Batang Pier 40.40
FG% Bradwyn Guinto Mahindra Enforcer 66.7%
FT% Aldrech Ramos Mahindra Enforcer 100.00%
3FG% Chris Tiu Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 52.4%
Double-doubles June Mar Fajardo San Miguel Beermen 14
Triple-doubles Scottie Thompson Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 1

Awards[edit]

Conference[edit]

Players of the Week[edit]

Week Player Ref.
July 18–24 RR Garcia (Star Hotshots) [27]
July 25–31 Jayson Castro (TNT KaTropa) [28]
August 1–7 Keith Agovida (Mahindra Enforcer) [29]
August 8–14 Anthony Semerad (GlobalPort Batang Pier) [30]
August 15–21 Stanley Pringle (GlobalPort Batang Pier) [31]
August 22–28 June Mar Fajardo (San Miguel Beermen) [32]
August 29–September 4 Jayson Castro (TNT KaTropa) [33]
September 5–11 Arwind Santos (San Miguel Beermen) [34]
September 12–18 Jayson Castro (TNT KaTropa) [35]
September 19–25 Jayson Castro (TNT KaTropa) [36]
September 26–October 2 Reynel Hugnatan (Meralco Bolts) [37]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rain or Shine sends Ginebra crashing out of quarterfinals, Jane Bracher, Rappler, April 19, 2016
  2. ^ Alaska taps banger, prolific scorer LaDontae Henton as import for Governors Cup, Snow Badua, spin.ph, June 14, 2016
  3. ^ Ginebra taps Justin Brownlee as replacement import for injured Paul Harris, Karlo Sacamos, spin.ph, July 18, 2016
  4. ^ Leo Isaac thrilled as Blackwater taps ex-Meralco import Eric Dawson for Governors Cup, Gerry Ramos, spin.ph, May 30, 2016
  5. ^ Blackwater brings in new import Keala King to replace injured Eric Dawson, Gerry Ramos, spin.ph, September 1, 2016
  6. ^ Penang Chief Minister Cup 2016 Mini-Preview
  7. ^ GlobalPort bringing back Omar Krayem, hopes to get Dominique Sutton release from TNT, Karlo Sacamos, spin.ph, May 31, 2016
  8. ^ GlobalPort taps 'Optimus Prime' as replacement import for NBA aspirant Dominique Sutton, Karlo Sacamos, spin.ph, July 23, 2016
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  10. ^ Meralco signs former Barako Bull import Allen Durham Archived 2016-12-21 at the Wayback Machine Richard Dy, Fox Sports, June 7, 2016
  11. ^ Meralco taps Iran’s Jamshidi as Asian import for Govs’ Cup Archived 2016-12-20 at the Wayback Machine, interaktv.com, June 9, 2016
  12. ^ NLEX Road Warriors ink Rodrigue Akl, ex Sagesse
  13. ^ a b TNT's Mario Little, Marcus Simmons of Phoenix complete 12-import cast for PBA Governors Cup Snow Badua, spin.ph, June 26, 2016
  14. ^ Phoenix Fuel Masters tap new import Eugene Phelps to replace Marcus Simmons Karlo Sacamos, spin.ph, July 29, 2016
  15. ^ Phoenix opts to tap Korean Basketball League veteran as Asian import in PBA Governors Cup, Reuben Terrado, spin.ph, June 19, 2016
  16. ^ Another ‘Balik Import’ tapped as Dior Lowhorn suits up for Rain or Shine
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  24. ^ Struggling Star Hotshots replace Marqus Blakely with Joel Wright, Karlo Sacamos, spin.ph, August 6, 2016
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