2001 Sta. Lucia Realtors season
|2001 Sta. Lucia Realtors season|
|Head coach||Norman Black|
|All-Filipino Cup Results|
|Commissioner's Cup Results|
|Governor's Cup Results|
|Sta. Lucia Realtors seasons|
The 2001 Sta.Lucia Realtors season on their 9th season in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
All Filipino Cup: dropped their first three games, the Realtors scored their first win of the season with an 80-68 victory over Brgy.Ginebra on February 14, their second win came at the expense of Mobiline, 71-69 on February 28, where they held the Phone Pals to an all-time low, 2 points in the first quarter, Sta.Lucia lost 6 of their next seven games, bowed out with a victory over Pop Cola, 79-64 on the final day of the elimination round on April 11.
Commissioner's Cup: Ansu Sesay returned as Sta.Lucia's import, the Realtors won their first game over Pop Cola, 95-86 on June 3, Sesay was soon replaced by Damien Owens, Sta.Lucia enters the quarterfinal phase with an 81-77 win over Mobiline on July 18, the last playdate of the eliminations, seeded number 5 and needing to win twice, the Realtors lost to the Alaska Aces.
Governor's Cup: Unbeaten in six starts, before Mobiline halted the Realtors' winning run with an 81-80 victory on October 7, seeded number 2, in a tie with Shell Turbochargers at first place, Sta.Lucia reach the finals for only the second time in their 9-year history, defeating Red Bull in the quarterfinal round, and Pop Cola in the best-of-five semifinals, coming back from a 1-2 series deficit and win the last two games.
On December 16, the Realtors won the Governors Cup title, 4-2 over San Miguel Beer and their first PBA championship after 8 years since joining the league in 1993. Guard Chris Tan provided the winning three-pointer with 3 seconds to go in a title-clinching 75-72 win in Game 6.
|Sta. Lucia Realtors roster|
|DATE||OPPONENT||SCORE||TOP SCORER (Total points)||VENUE|
|February 14 All-Filipino Cup||BRGY.GINEBRA||80-68||PHILSPORTS ARENA|
|February 28||MOBILINE||71-69||Donbel Belano (23)||PHILSPORTS ARENA|
|March 24||RED BULL||95-85||MALOLOS, BULACAN|
|April 11||POP COLA||79-64||YNARES CENTER|
|June 3 Commissioner's Cup||POP COLA||95-86||Sesay (20), Espino (20)||ARANETA COLISEUM|
|June 23||BRGY.GINEBRA||85-84||SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA|
|June 29||SAN MIGUEL||91-88||PHILSPORTS ARENA|
|July 4||SHELL||78-69||Damien Owens (26)||PHILSPORTS ARENA|
|July 18||MOBILINE||81-77||PHILSPORTS ARENA|
|September 8 Governor's Cup||SWIFT||84-78||YNARES CENTER|
|September 12||RED BULL||96-77||PHILSPORTS ARENA|
|September 19||TANDUAY||92-78||ARANETA COLISEUM|
|September 23||SHELL||109-96||PHILSPORTS ARENA|
|September 30||ALASKA||103-98||YNARES CENTER|
|October 5||BRGY.GINEBRA||121-118 OT||ARANETA COLISEUM|
|October 13||PUREFOODS||97-91||BAGO CITY, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL|
|October 26||ALASKA||100-99 OT||PHILSPORTS ARENA|
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