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2014-2015 Philippine Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: P. Lee (14.55)
RPG: R. Almazan (7.17)
APG: P. Lee (3.27)
SPG: J. Uyloan (1.64)
BPG: B. Belga (0.92)

December 20, 2014 5:00PM
Mall of Asia Arena
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Alaska guns for 2-0 semis lead over Rain or Shine

December 20, 2014

Jeffrei Chan of Rain or Shine is set to attck the basket even as Alaska's Vic Manuel sticks close. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanThe Alaska Aces look to grab a commanding 2-0 lead over the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in Game Two of their best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.

The Aces and the Elasto Painters meet at 5 p.m. live on TV5.

Despite being down by 17 points in the second quarter, Alaska rallied in the second half and dispatched Rain or Shine, 87-80, in Game One last Thursday.

Coach Alex Compton called the win a huge confidence booster for the Aces who had struggled to beat the Elasto Painters in the past....

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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....

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PBA: Why Yeng Guiao isn't mad about Rain or Shine's Game One loss to Alaska

December 19, 2014

Alaska's Vic Manuel and Rain or Shine's Beau Belga got into a little altercation late in the game. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanRain or Shine display the same old problems bugging the team when it dropped the first game of its best-of-seven Philippine Cup semifinals series against Alaska, but coach Yeng Guiao is not yet worried about his team.

The no. 2 seed Elasto Painters lost in rebounds, 59-48,  and committed 19 turnovers — their two major concerns this conference — as they saw their seven-game winning streak snapped.

"Alam ko naman na binigyan na nila kami ng pitong sunod na panalo and sabi ko nga at some point mauubos 'yung buenas mo sa Alaska e," Guiao told reporters after the game....

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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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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 9 3 0.750
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 12 8 0.600 Runner-up
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 7 8 0.467 3rd
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 18 8 0.692 Runner-up
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 7 7 0.500 4th
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 9 7 0.562 5th
2012-2013 Philippine Cup 15 12 0.556 Runner-up
2011-2012 Governors' Cup 14 7 0.667 Champions
2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup 3 6 0.333 8th
2011-2012 Philippine Cup 14 9 0.609 4th