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2014-2015 Philippine Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: C. Abueva (23.50)
RPG: C. Abueva (13.00)
APG: D. Hontiveros (2.50)
SPG: J. Casio (1.50)
BPG: S. Eman (1.00)

October 31, 2014 4:15PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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Alaska, Meralco duel for solo PH Cup lead

October 31, 2014

Calvin Abueva of Alaska. Sports5/Paul MataFresh off high-wire victories, Alaska and Meralco slug it out today for the solo lead even as Globalport tries to extend defending champion Purefoods’ woes in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

With 2-0 records following strikingly similar escapes on Tuesday night, the Aces and the Bolts take the Big Dome floor in the 4:15 p.m. contest, before the Batang Pier seek their first-ever winning streak under Pido Jarencio at 7.

Calvin Abueva and Cliff Hodge, a pair of third-year power forwards, will be coming off career games in leading their respective teams after logging 26 points and 22 rebounds and 28 and 18, respectively.

Abueva hit the game-winning floater at the buzzer in a 100-98 nipping of Talk ‘N Text and will try to spearhead the Aces again to one of their finest tournament starts in years....

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PBA to allow Asian players as 2nd imports in Governors' Cup

October 31, 2014

The PBA has approved the proposal to allow Asian cagers to play for the local teams as imports in the 2015 Governors' Cup.

The decision was made final after a unanimous agreement in the PBA Board of Governors' meeting on Thursday, according to the league's official website.

"This is clearly experimental on the part of the PBA, with the end in view of maximizing the marketing value of the PBA, not just within the country, but within the region," said PBA commissioner Chito Salud....

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Alaska's Compton dubs Abueva 'Tazmanian Devil'

October 30, 2014

Calvin Abueva fights for the ball. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNNews.comMANILA, Philippines – For Alaska coach Alex Compton, it was a combination of superb plays that sealed their thrilling 100-98 victory over Talk ‘N Text on Tuesday night.

Calvin Abueva nailed the go-ahead jumper that steered the Aces past the Tropang Texters at the PBA Philippine Cup on Tuesday.

But Compton said the shot couldn’t have happened if Jayvee Casio didn’t intercept the ball and if Dondon Hontiveros didn’t lob the quick assist to Abueva....

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After winning father-son tussle, Alaska’s Louie Alas treats son Kevin, rest of family to dinner

October 29, 2014

Alaska assistant coach Louie Alas (left) and head coach Alex Compton. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanWith Alaska assistant coach Louie Alas coming out on the winning side of his tussle with son Kevin of Talk ‘N Text, the least he could do was treat him and the rest of the family to a nice meal.

Louie was especially happy in this game as his team not only came out on top but Kevin emerged as one of the top performers for the other side.

“Actually, two wishes granted. One, makapaglaro siya ng maganda and two, manalo kami. Parehas nangyari,” Alas told a small group of sportswriters after the game....

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BEAST UNLEASHED | Calvin Abueva lets ‘Tazmanian Devil’ side loose in free-flowing Alaska system

October 29, 2014

Calvin Abueva of Alaska celebrates after hitting the game-winning basket. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanAlaska star Calvin ‘The Beast’ Abueva has a new moniker from his coach Alex Compton – ‘Tazmanian Devil’ – and it suits him well, particularly in his team’s win against Talk ‘N Text on Tuesday.

Abueva was seemingly everywhere against Talk ‘N Text giving his team monster numbers of 26 points and 22 rebounds as well as the game-winning layup at the buzzer.

“There’s something that Calvin gives us no other player in the league can give us. He’s a Tasmanian Devil that keeps coming up at you. He’s amazing on his ability to get the ball,” Compton said in the postgame interview....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 2 0 1.000
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 8 7 0.533 4th
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 7 5 0.583 6th
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 7 10 0.412 8th
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 5 6 0.455 7th
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 18 4 0.818 Champions
2012-2013 Philippine Cup 12 10 0.545 4th
2011-2012 Governors' Cup 2 7 0.222 9th
2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup 6 6 0.500 5th
2011-2012 Philippine Cup 3 11 0.214 9th