2016-2017 Philippine Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: C. Abueva (22.00)
RPG: C. Abueva (11.00)
APG: C. Banchero (6.67)
SPG: C. Abueva (2.00)
BPG: S. Baclao (4.00)

December 14, 2016 7:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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Alaska sends Dela Rosa to Star for big man Pascual

December 10, 2016

Jake Pascual (left) and Rome Dela Rosa. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska traded versatile wingman Rome Dela Rosa for Star’s smooth shooting center Jake Pascual Friday.

Aces head coach Alex Compton said Pascual will be reporting to their practice on Saturday after the trade that the Hotshots initiated.

The veteran mentor also lauded Dela Rosa for his performance during his stay with the storied franchise.

“Rome has always carried himself with exemplary class and character. He is a fine young man, a great teammate, and a warrior on the court,” said Compton. “We will miss him indeed, yet the needs of the team dictated that we get a big, and we are excited to get a big the quality of Jake Pascual.”...

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Improving tiebreaker odds reason for garbage time basket, Alex Compton says

December 09, 2016

 Alaska coach Alex Compton said he doesn't want an inferior quotient to diminish his team's chances of going deep into the tournament. Photo by PBA ImagesMANILA, Philippines — Alaska coach Alex Compton said he had to apologize to GlobalPort coach Franz Pumaren for the last shot made by Calvin Abueva even as the game was already decided.

The Aces were already sure of a victory over the Batang Pier in their game on Wednesday, but Abueva still tipped in his own miss at the buzzer to run up the final score to 95-84.

"There’s an (unwritten) rule before in coaching that you never score like the last basket we scored," Compton said....

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Alaska's Alex Compton wants team to move the ball

December 08, 2016

 Coach Alex Compton wants Alaska to avoid 'gigil.' Photo from the PBA ImagesMANILA, Philippines — Alaska Milk may have finally gotten its first win on Wednesday, but it doesn’t mean the Aces played a perfect game.

Coach Alex Compton said adjustments have to be made, particularly the way his team moves the ball.

“The one thing I don't like about our team is our resolve. I was really upset about the lack of ball movement,” Compton said in the post-game presser following the Aces’ 95-84 win over GlobalPort....

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Abueva, Casio tows Alaska past GlobalPort for Aces' first win

December 08, 2016

 Calvin Abueva scored 22 points in his return. Photo from the PBA ImagesMANILA -- (UPDATED) Jayvee Casio sank the treys they needed, while Calvin Abueva made a strong comeback, as they silenced GlobalPort and gave Alaska its first victory in the PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Casio scored 10 of his 15 points in the last five minutes to give the Aces a 95-84 win -- their first in three starts.

Abueva also had a big game for Alaska, leading the way with 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Aces to offset the Batang Pier's Terrence Romeo. It was the “Beast” first game since recuperating from a torn quadriceps....

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Alaska suspends Manuel, Exciminiano for playing in ‘ligang labas’

December 02, 2016

Vic Manuel and Ping Exciminiano. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska will have its hands full once it goes up against San Miguel on Saturday, especially with two of its scrappiest players suspended in the rematch of the 2015 PBA Philippine Cup Finals.

Aces head coach Alex Compton on Thursday said power forward Vic Manuel and point guard Ping Exciminiano are suspended for Saturday’s game after the duo played regulation basketball outside of the PBA’s jurisdiction.

Dicky Bachmann, the Aces’ team manager, said Manuel and Exciminiano violated their PBA contracts “by participating in ‘larong labas’ (a game outside of the PBA’s control).”...

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2016-2017 Philippine Cup 1 2 0.333
2015-2016 Governors' Cup 6 6 0.500 6th
2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup 14 11 0.560 Runner-up
2015-2016 Philippine Cup 16 7 0.696 Runner-up
2014-2015 Governors' Cup 12 7 0.632 Runner-up
2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup 5 8 0.385 6th
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 17 9 0.654 Runner-up
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