Fresh 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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|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|