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Calvin Abueva goes beast mode, lifts streaking Alaska to comeback win vs Kia

Calvin Abueva went beast mode, scoring 26 points and 15 rebounds to help the Alaska Aces rally past Kia Picanto, 102-94, and keep their Oppo PBA Governors’ Cup playoff hopes alive on Sunday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Apart from his impressive statline, Abueva also hounded Kia import Geron Johnson on defense as he displayed an all-around effort to lead the Aces’ comeback from 10 points down in the fourth quarter.

Calvin Abueva. PBA Media Bureau
JVee Casio and LaDontae Henton contributed 20 points apiece for Alaska (3-6) which nailed its third straight victory to remain in the hunt for a quarterfinal spot.

Behind Johnson who finished the game with 39 points, Kia entered the fourth frame with its biggest lead at 10, 77-67.

JVee Casio and Ping Exciminiano provided huge plays in the fourth quarter, with a Casio triple tying the game at 84-all with 5:38 remaining.

After that, Abueva drew a technical from Johnson who was punished for second motion following a physical play with “The Beast”.

Author: Rey Joble, Interaksyon
Full Article: http://www.interaksyon.com/calvin-abueva-goes-beast-mode-lifts-streaking-alaska-to-comeback-win-vs-kia/

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