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2014-2015 Philippine Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: C. Abueva (15.36)
RPG: C. Abueva (12.36)
APG: C. Abueva (3.21)
SPG: C. Exciminiano (1.07)
BPG: S. Eman (0.58)

December 20, 2014 5:00PM
Mall of Asia Arena
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Alaska coach Alex Compton admires, hopes to emulate veteran rival Yeng Guiao’s mental toughness

December 19, 2014

Head coaches Yeng Guiao of Rain or Shine and Alex Compton of Alaska. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanRain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao, a champion coach with plenty of big-game experience, has a few qualities that sets him apart from other mentors in the league today.

One of those things is his calm amidst an opposing team’s run, usually resisting from calling timeouts and giving his players the chance to figure things out on their own.

That’s one of the things that Alaska coach Alex Compton is hoping to emulate as he continues to develop in his young coaching career.

“I don’t know how the Hall of Fame works, but Coach Yeng will become part of that eventually,” Compton said prior to meeting the Elasto Painters in the semifinals....

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Alaska coach Alex Compton says comeback win big for Aces’ confidence: ‘It means we can beat them’

December 19, 2014

Alaska Aces head coach Alex Compton. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanAlaska coach Alex Compton praised his players for not giving up despite falling behind by 17 big points in Game One of their PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series with Rain or Shine, as the team pulled off a big comeback win to take an early semis lead.

“These guys don’t stop. They play hard. It really makes fun to coach,” Compton told sportswriters after the game.

He said that the win gives the Aces, who have not had the breaks go in their favor in their last few games against the Elasto Painters, plenty of confidence in the series....

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Alaska rallies past Rain or Shine to draw first blood in semis

December 19, 2014

 Calvin Abueva came up big in the endgame for Alaska. KC Cruz The Alaska Aces took Game One of their Philippine Cup semifinals series against Rain or Shine on Thursday, and they did it in style, coming back from a 17-point deficit to book the 87-80 victory.

Sonny Thoss and JVee Casio scored 16 points apiece to lead the Aces, which came back from a 34-17 hole in the second quarter to take the opener of the best-of-seven series.

"I thought early on, Rain or Shine exerted their will against us. We got a little frustrated," said Alaska coach Alex Compton, whose team also faced Rain or Shine in the semis of the last conference. The Aces lost that series in five games....

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Familiar foes Rain or Shine, Alaska begin semifinals duel

December 18, 2014

Jonathan Uyloan of Rain or Shine beats Alaska's Calvin Abueva to the rebound. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanThe Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and the Alaska Aces lock horns once again on a familiar stage as they clash in Game One of their best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup semifinals showdown Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.

The Elasto Painters and the Aces face off at 7 p.m. live on TV5.

Rain or Shine and Alaska are meeting in their second straight semifinals series after a memorable encounter in the Governors’ Cup last June. In Game Four, the Aces were up by two in the dying minutes when JVee Casio broke away from the pack, looking poised for an easy layup which would seal the series and a ticket to the championship round....

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Rain or Shine’s Yeng Guiao all praise for ‘talented’, ‘mature’ Calvin Abueva: ‘Big reason for Alaska’s success’

December 16, 2014

Calvin Abueva of Alaska gets away with a layup Sports5/Paul Ryan TanAlaska star Calvin ‘The Beast’ Abueva has been enjoying a breakout performance in the ongoing PBA Philippine Cup and it’s not surprised that he’s garnered a lot of attention because of it – including from opposing coach Yeng Guiao of Rain or Shine, the team his Aces will play in the semifinal round.

Guiao admired the maturity and focus that Abueva has displayed this season and believes that his new qualities have paid off in a big way for Alaska.

“I think before when Calvin was doing things that are unnecessary, hindi lang siya yung parang distracted, pati yung buong team nadi-distract,” Guiao told InterAksyon in a telephone interview....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 11 3 0.786
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