2016-2017 Philippine Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: C. Abueva (22.00)
RPG: C. Abueva (11.00)
APG: C. Banchero (6.67)
SPG: C. Abueva (2.00)
BPG: S. Baclao (4.00)

February 07, 2017 7:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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AA 28 53 71 97
BGSM 21 51 82 108

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Teams jockeying for playoff position need to win – and win big

December 30, 2016

 Alaska coach Alex Compton said he doesn't mind opposing teams running up the score if it meant improving their quotient. Photo courtesy of the PBA Media BureauThe notion commonly heard in basketball is a win is a win, whether it’s by 1 point or 30.

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. ...

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Alaska's Compton says Chicago Bulls-like TNT scares him

December 23, 2016

 The TNT KaTropa | Photo via PBA Media BureauMANILA, Philippines — The Alaska Aces will gun for a fourth straight win this Friday, but they will have to do that against — as coach Alex Compton put it — a team similar to a fabled NBA squad.

“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....

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Alex Compton puts faith in Alaska's 'blue collar' mentality

December 22, 2016

 By contributing in the intangibles department, Calvin Abueva has set an example to his Alaska teammates. Photo courtesy of the PBA Media BureauMANILA, 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....

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Meralco has share of leadership in its sights

December 14, 2016

 Chris Newsome's all-around game will come in handy for Meralco when the Bolts battle the Alaska Aces on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of PBA Media BureauMANILA, Philippines — The Meralco Bolts eye a spot among the leaders when they take on the Alaska Aces in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday.

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....

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Alaska sends Dela Rosa to Star for big man Pascual

December 10, 2016

Jake Pascual (left) and Rome Dela Rosa. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska traded versatile wingman Rome Dela Rosa for Star’s smooth shooting center Jake Pascual Friday.

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....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2016-2017 Philippine Cup 7 6 0.538 5th
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