2006 PBA Philippine Cup Finals

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2006 PBA Philippine Cup Finals
Purefoods Chunkee Giants Ryan Gregorio 4
Red Bull Barako Yeng Guiao 2
DatesJuly 5–21
MVPMarc Pingris
AnnouncersGo to Broadcast Notes
Radio networkRadyo PBA
AnnouncersGo to Broadcast Notes
PBA Philippine Cup Finals chronology
PBA Finals chronology

The 2006 PBA Philippine Cup Finals was the championship series of the 2005-06 PBA season's 2006 PBA Philippine Cup of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). The series was a best of seven affair and was the 91st championship disputed in the league. The teams competing are first-seed Purefoods Chunkee Giants and the third-seed Red Bull Barako in a rematch of the finals of the previous conference.


  • Purefoods Chunkee Giants
    • Top seed, qualified for the best-of-seven semifinals outright
    • Came back from a 1-3 series deficit against Alaska Aces and won the semifinal series, four games to three
  • Red Bull Barako
    • Finished third after the elimination round
    • Defeated Barangay Ginebra Kings in the quarterfinal series, 3-2
    • Won semifinals against San Miguel Beermen, 4–3


Purefoods Chunkee Giants roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 3 Billones, Egay 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Las Piñas College
G 4 Artadi, Paul 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) UE
F/C 5 Salvador, Jondan 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) St.Benilde
F 7 Evangelista, Rey 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) UST
G 8 Simon, Peter June 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) University of Mindanao
F/C 9 Limpot, Jun 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) La Salle
G 13 Yap, Roger 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) San Jose-Recoletos
F 15 Pingris, Marc 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) PSBA
G/F 18 Yap, James 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) UE
F 20 Camaso, Don 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Metro Manila Colleges
C 21 Raymundo, Kerby 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Letran College
F 28 Yee, Richard 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) UST
F 33 Tejada, Eugene 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Chabot College
F/C 34 Gamboa, Arnold 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Far Eastern
G 40 Castillo, Noy 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Citadel College
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured
Red Bull Barako roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 1 Cruz, Celino 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Far Eastern
G 4 Ybañez, Warren 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) PSBA
PG 5 Robinson, Topex 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) San Sebastian
F/C 7 Pennisi, Mick 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Eastern Michigan
G/F 8 Baguio, Cyrus 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) UST
F 10 Valenzuela, Junthy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Salazar Institute
F 11 Alvarez, Rich 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Ateneo de Manila
G 12 Fonacier, Larry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Ateneo de Manila
F/C 14 Villanueva, Enrico 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Ateneo de Manila
F 15 Tugade, Lordy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) National University
F 20 Najorda, Leo 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) San Sebastian
F/C 21 Bugia, Paolo 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Ateneo de Manila
C 35 Feihl, Edward Joseph 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) Adamson University
F Hrabak, Mike 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Central Arizona
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Philippines Roehl Nadurata

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

Series scoring summary[edit]

The following scoring summary is written in a line score format, except that the quarter numbers are replaced by game numbers.

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Wins
Purefoods 101 93 79 99 93 90 4
Red Bull 97 82 89 81 98 83 2

† denotes number of overtimes

Games summary[edit]

July 5
Purefoods Chunkee Giants 101, Red Bull Barako 97
Pts: Kerby Raymundo 30 James Yap 26 Pts: Lordy Tugade 30 Enrico Villanueva 25

Kerby Raymundo scored a career-high 30 points while Yee added 12 points including five crucial free throws in the last two minutes. Purefoods pummeled Red Bull with a 60.9 percent field-goal shooting in the second quarter and the Giants, nursing a 23-22 edge at the end of the opening period, zoomed to a 53-34 spread at halftime. The Bulls made a fiery chase in the third quarter. They were ahead 97-94 but went scoreless in the last 1:55 of play. Yee canned in two charities off a foul by Villanueva to tie the count at 97-all and then Raymundo scored on a 15-foot jumper as the Giants surge ahead, 99-97, with time down to 30.9 seconds.

July 7
Purefoods Chunkee Giants 93, Red Bull Barako 82
Scoring by quarter: 24-13, 15-35, 28-14, 26-20
Pts: James Yap 23 Pts: Lordy Tugade 18

The Giants were off to a great start in the first quarter by taking a 12-point lead, Red Bull bounces back behind Lordy Tugade and the rest of the team to take a 48-39 halftime lead. Richard Yee put another sterling performance by banging all of his 17 points in the second half while Marc Pingris pumped in a career-high 21 points, most of them in the shaded area to help the Giants pull away. [1]

July 9
Purefoods Chunkee Giants 79, Red Bull Barako 89
Scoring by quarter: 13-16, 16-18, 23-32, 27-23
Pts: James Yap 16 Pts: Lordy Tugade 22

Celino Cruz and Lordy Tugade fired all of Red Bull's seven three-pointers, most of them done in a fashion that riled the Giants while putting up a tough and gritty defense. Enrico Villanueva, Junthy Valenzuela and Cyrus Baguio also had their sparkling moments that helped the Bulls to pull away in the third period. [2]

July 12
Purefoods Chunkee Giants 99, Red Bull Barako 81
Scoring by quarter: 32-11, 34-23, 16-29, 17-18
Pts: James Yap 23 Pts: Enrico Villanueva 25

Purefoods started hot from the get go with key games from newly crowned MVP James Yap and Most Improved Player Marc Pingris. The Giants led by as many as 34 points and the Bulls never looked back. [3]

July 19
Purefoods Chunkee Giants 93, Red Bull Barako 98

The Bulls came back from 15 points down. After Celino Cruz tied the count at 90-all with a triple and Enrico Villanueva and Larry Fonacier went to work, the Giants suddenly got cold feet. Season MVP James Yap muffed his last seven attempts from three-point range while Kerby Raymundo missed a couple of point-blank attempts. [4]

July 21
Purefoods Chunkee Giants 90, Red Bull Barako 83
Purefoods wins series, 4–2
2006 Philippine Cup Champions

Purefoods Chunkee Giants
Seventh title


  1. ^ "Giants grab 2-0 lead as Pingris, Yee shine". Philippine Daily Inquirer.
  2. ^ "Bulls bounced back". Philippine Daily Inquirer.
  3. ^ "Giants take 3-1 cushion". Philippine Daily Inquirer.
  4. ^ "Giants try to close it out again in Game 6 tonight". Philippine Daily Inquirer.

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