2016-2017 Commissioners' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: C. Jefferson (28.00)
RPG: C. Jefferson (14.50)
APG: S. Enciso (6.50)
SPG: C. Exciminiano (3.00)
BPG: C. Jefferson (1.50)

March 22, 2017 4:15PM
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BE 23 43 68 95
AA 27 52 80 109
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Best Player/s: Cory Jefferson 28pts 15rebs

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Thoss on defending Smith: ‘My teammates also deserve credit’

March 23, 2017

Sonny Thoss. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSonny Thoss nearly had a double-double in Alaska’s win over Blackwater on Wednesday but his 10 points and seven rebounds aren’t even his biggest contributions.

With Blackwater pulling within single digits after being down by as much as 21 points, Alaska got a big break with Thoss drawing Smith’s last foul that left the Elite without their reliable import to turn to on both ends down the stretch.

“Obviously, it was a big deal that Sonny was able to get him (Smith) into foul trouble,” said Alaska head coach Alex Compton after his team’s 109-95 victory.

“Sonny might need an ice bath pretty soon. It’s a good thing Sonny was able to grab some fouls on him.”...

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PBA agrees to release Gilas players 2 weeks before Seaba: report

March 23, 2017

MANILA — The Philippine Basketball Association's (PBA) board of governors has agreed to release 15 Gilas players 15 days ahead of the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (Seaba) men’s championship.

According to a report on Spin.ph, the decision was made Wednesday following a special board meeting held at the league office in Libis, Quezon City.

The Seaba tournament, slated on May 12-18 at Araneta Coliseum, serves as a qualifier to the FIBA Asia Cup....

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Alaska fends off Blackwater for 2nd win

March 23, 2017

 Cory Jefferson scored 20 of his 28 points in the 2nd half as Alaska foiled a late-game rally by Blackwater on Wednesday. Courtesy of the PBA Media BureauMANILA — Cory Jefferson delivered another double-double performance while towing Alaska past a resurgent Blackwater squad, 109-95, in the PBA Commissioner's Cup at Araneta Coliseum Wednesday.

Jefferson struggled in the first half before scoring 20 of his 28 points after the break to lead the Aces to their 2nd straight victory. He also grabbed 15 points to duplicate his double-double effort against GlobalPort over the weekend.

“Cory is a great fit for us because he's not a ball dominator, he's a team player. Alam n'yang di kami mananalo kung mag-isa lang siya. I appreciate his character, he wants to defend and move the ball,” Alaska coach Alex Compton said....

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Alaska, 3 other teams motivated after previous early exits

March 18, 2017

 JV Casio and Alaska's road back to the Commissioner's Cup finals begin on Saturday when they take on GlobalPort. Courtesy of the PBA Media BureauAlaska looks to get over a minor road bump as 4 teams debut in the PBA Commissioner's Cup at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City on Saturday.

The Aces battle GlobalPort in the main game that tips off at 5:15 p.m., right after the Blackwater-Phoenix face-off that starts at 3 p.m.

Octavius Ellis was supposed to suit up for Alaska, but had to return to the U.S. citing personal matters....

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Alaska import reportedly returns to US with Commissioner's Cup 3 days away

March 16, 2017

Octavius Ellis. InteraksyonAlaska could start the PBA Commissioner's Cup playing an all-Filipino lineup when Octavius Ellis, the 6-foot-10 American it tapped to be its reinforcement, flew back to the US to attend to "an important family matter."

The team opens the tournament against GlobalPort on Saturday.

Spin.ph first reported the development....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2016-2017 Commissioners' Cup 2 0 1.000
2016-2017 Philippine Cup 7 6 0.538 5th
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