Import Romeo Travis led the Aces with 18 points and 12 rebounds, while guards JVee Casio and his backup Chris Banchero chipped in 13 markers apiece to pace Alaska which dominated from start to finish.
Alaska launched a 13-2 run late in the first period to grab a 26-17 lead.
After maintaining a double-digit lead in the second period, the Aces eventually pulled away in the third period after opening it with a 13-0 run that gave them a 24-point lead....
The Alaska Aces and the Blackwater Elite collide in the opener at 4:15 p.m. followed by the tiff between the Meralco Bolts and GlobalPort Batang Pier at 7 p.m.
Both games will be aired live on TV5....
MANILA, Philippines -- With the dust of battle in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finale still in the air, the PBA Governors Cup kicks off Tuesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum with a double-header featuring a seven-foot giant and the first two of seven Asian imports strutting their stuffs in the season-ending tourney.
Blackwater and Alaska Milk collide at 4:15 p.m. then Meralco and Globalport face off at 7 p.m. in the opener of the tourney won by the Purefoods Star last year to cap a mighty four-peat run.
Blackwater brings back Marcus Douthit while Alaska, Meralco and Globalport introduce new reinforcements, with the Bolts and the Batang Pier also showing up with their Asian recruits....
The PBA Board of Governors will make its decision regarding the new PBA commissioner on May 14th after the board representatives meet with their respective team owners regarding the four remaining candidates for the post.
The Board on Thursday interviewed the four – current operations head Rickie Santos, former PBA coach and now president of the Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines Chito Narvasa, former PBA star and present FilSports Basketball Association commissioner Vince Hizon, and NAASCU executive and current St. Clare president Jay Adalem – regarding their candidacy for the position currently held by outgoing commissioner Chito Salud, who was appointed the new president and chief executive officer under the PBA’s new structure.
“The four gentlemen that were included in the shortlist presented themselves to the board and shared their insights regarding the manner they will discharge the duties and functions as commissioner along with a brief background of their family and employment, changes they want to make the league better, innovations with respect to the rules that may impact to the kind of play the PBA may have and their long term goals and why they are motivated to take on the challenge to become next league commissioner,” Salud told sportswriters after a lengthy meeting by the board....
The Blackwater Elite and the Alaska Aces will open the curtains of the season-ending conference on May 5 at SMART-Araneta Coliseum. Capping the opening day is the matchup between the Meralco Bolts and the GlobalPort Batang Pier.
In a rare move, the league will also be having two regular matches in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters will be playing back-to-back games there, taking on GlobalPort on May 21 and crowd-favorite Barangay Ginebra San Miguel on May 22....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||1||0||1.000|
|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|
|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|