PETRON BLAZE BOOSTERS
The Petron Blaze Boosters is a professional basketball team in the Philippine Basketball Association. The team (known as the San Miguel Beermen for most of its existence) has been a member of the league since its inception in 1975 and hold the most PBA titles with 19.
The team is owned by the Petron Corporation, a subsidiary of the Philippines' largest food and beverage conglomerate, San Miguel Corporation. Petron is one of three PBA ball clubs owned by SMC affiliates and subsidiaries. The two are the San Mig Coffee Mixers and the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.
Petron Blaze BoostersThe San Miguel Beermen franchise changed their team name into Petron Blaze Boosters. After a bad record last conference, they had reached the PBA finals and they battle against the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters. Even though they had several injured players, they had defeated Talk 'N Text in Game 1, 89-88 in a buzzer beater shot made by Danny Ildefonso. In Game 2, they lost against the Texters in a score of 103-85.In Game 3, they lost against the Texters in a score of 132-105. In Game 4, they outscored the Texters 105-83. In Game 5, they won against the Texters in a score of 93-80. In Game 6, they lost against the Texters 104-78. In Game 7 they had won against the Texters 85-73 and won the championship despite absence of Jay Washington, Lordy Tugade, Joseph Yeo and Rabeh Al-Hussaini. Ato Agustin is the 9th rookie coach to win a PBA Championship. Arwind Santos was crowned as the Finals MVP.
The Petron Blaze Boosters made some changes in their line-up for the 2011 PBA Draft; the boosters acquired #3 pick Chris Lutz together with Dondon Hontiveros and Carlo Sharma from the Barako Bull. In exchange, Barako Bull received the services of #8 pick Allein Maliksi, Sunday Salvacion, Mick Pennisi and future draft picks.
PBA 2013 All Filipino Cup
Date Opponent Score
10/03/12 Rain or Shine 86 - 102 (L)
10/10/12 Barako Bull 98 - 89 (W)
10/14/12 San Mig Coffee 84 - 90 (L)
10/19/12 Alaska 86 - 88 (L)
10/21/12 Ginebra 98 - 95 (W)
10/26/12 Globalport 110 - 98 (W)
11/02/12 Air21 76 - 97 (L)
11/07/12 Talk 'N Text 82 - 92 (L)
11/11/12 Meralco 81 - 95 (L)
11/14/12 Rain or Shine 96 - 86 (W)
11/18/12 Globalport 110 - 81 (W)
11/24/12 Barako Bull 93 - 83 (W)
11/28/12 Talk 'N Text 82 - 95 (L)
12/05/12 Alaska 71 - 79 (L)