In the PBA Philippine Cup, which employs a simple but debatable tiebreaker method, not being mindful of the margin of victory — or defeat — can prove costly for teams.
The current tournament uses what is called a "quotient system" as a way to break ties. A quotient, simply put, is the difference between the total points scored by a team and those scored by its opponents.
If teams end up with identical win-loss records, the one with the better quotient is ranked higher in the standings. ...
“The good thing about TNT is that they’re small with no athletes, so that’s good,” Compton jested.
“They can put up a lineup with Rosser at the 1, Troy (Rosario) at the 2, [Ranidel de Ocampo] at the 3, Kelly (Williams) or Mo (Tautuaa) at the 4 or [at the 5],” he explained....
MANILA, Philippines — As the Alaska Aces continue their quest for a 15th championship in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), head coach Alex Compton says his team will continue to rely on its gritty, blue collar mentality that has brought them some success in recent seasons.
With Compton at the helm, Alaska has advanced to the finals in four of the last six conferences, only to fall short each time.
No series was more disappointing than Alaska's 2015-16 Philippine Cup Finals showdown against San Miguel, when the Aces won the first three games only to lose their last four in heartbreaking fashion....
The Meralco-Alaska game is at 7 p.m., after the 4:15 p.m. opener between the NLEX Road Warriors and the Blackwater Elite.
Meralco is fresh off a confidence-boosting 98-87 win over Talk N Text, which saw rookie Ed Daquioag lead the Bolts with 23 points....
Aces head coach Alex Compton said Pascual will be reporting to their practice on Saturday after the trade that the Hotshots initiated.
The veteran mentor also lauded Dela Rosa for his performance during his stay with the storied franchise....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2016-2017 Philippine Cup||4||4||0.500|
|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|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||7||10||0.412||8th|