2014-2015 Governors' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: R. Travis (24.00)
RPG: R. Travis (12.93)
APG: R. Travis (3.60)
SPG: R. Travis (1.87)
BPG: R. Travis (1.20)

July 05, 2015 5:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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PSH 23 46 65 77
AA 16 37 60 82
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Best Player/s: Rome Adler Dela Rosa 11pts 2rebs 3stls

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Romeo Travis sheds 'Midrange Murderer' image to hit huge threes for Alaska

July 06, 2015

Alaska import Romeo Travis. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska import Romeo Travis has been given the nickname "Midrange Murderer" by fans for his efficient jumpers throughout the Governors' Cup. But while he does have the sweet stroke, he only occasionally takes shots from beyond the arc.

Just a few days ago, the southpaw big man turned to twitter to explain his shooting philosophy.

"I'm able to shoot them, I'd just rather shoot something that I feel more confident in going in," he told reporters after the Aces clinched a finals berth with an 82-77 victory over Star Hotshots.

Travis has been actually hitting 61 percent from the two-point area and went only 8-of-24 from deep before the Alaska's crucial Game Three against Star, nailing just one at most every game. His most attempts came during the tight duel against Rain or Shine with five....

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Alaska coach Alex Compton credits others for finding undervalued gems like Vic Manuel, Rome Dela Rosa

July 06, 2015

Vic Manuel and Rome Adler dela Rosa. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanAlaska coach Alex Compton has the good fortune of having great depth on his team, with more than a few underrated pieces making huge contributions beside the established stars on the Aces’ roster.

The presence of players like Vic Manuel and Rome Dela Rosa, who both came up huge for Alaska in the series-clinching Game Three against Star on Sunday, has made it easier for the Aces to live up to their mantra of “We Not Me”.

The coach admitted, though, that while Manuel and Dela Rosa have blossomed under his watch, he can’t exactly take credit for bringing them into the fold in the first place....

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Alaska’s ‘diesel engine’ secret to comeback abilities, says Abueva

July 06, 2015

Alaska Aces celebrate. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEverybody expected Alaska to get a lot tougher, and meaner, when the franchise drafted Calvin Abueva in 2012.

Since then, Abueva has been one of the most polarizing figures in the PBA and in the Governors’ Cup Playoffs of the 2015, the Beast has been in the middle of the Aces’ scintillating rallies.

Alaska has made, according to PBA’s chief statistician Fidel Mangonon, 13 come-from-behind victories after trailing by double-digits in the 2014-2015 PBA Season....

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Perfect time to shine for Aces rookie Dela Rosa

July 06, 2015

Rookie Rome Adler Dela Rosa had 11 poiints and 3stls in the series-clinching Game 3. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanAlaska rookie Rome dela Rosa spent the first two conferences mostly on the bench. But not a moment during those tough times did he lose confidence in himself and faith in his team and coaches.

Dela Rosa knew his time will come. He just didn’t expect it to be one Sunday evening in a close out game of the semifinals against the defending champion Star.

“I didn’t see it coming,” said the former San Beda Red Lions skipper, who got overlooked in the draft and landed on the lap of the Aces in the second round. “I just told myself to be ready at all times.”...

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Alaska completes semis sweep of Star, enters Governors’ Cup finals

July 06, 2015

Romeo Travis of Alaska. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Alaska Aces completed a three-game sweep of the defending PBA Govenors’ Cup champion Star Hotshots, 82-77, to reach the championship round on Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Alaska, the No. 1 seed in these playoffs, defeated Star for a third straight game to breeze into the finals, where they will await the winner of the San Miguel-Rain or Shine series.

Import Romeo Travis shrugged off some early struggles to finish with 19 points – 10 in the fourth quarter – alongside 10 rebounds....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2014-2015 Governors' Cup 12 3 0.800
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