Alaska 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....
Alaska coach Alex Compton credits others for finding undervalued gems like Vic Manuel, Rome Dela Rosa
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....
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....
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.”...
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....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|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|