The Alaska Aces is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Talk ‘N Text KaTropa Texters at 4:30 P.M. on May 13, 2018 live from the Ynares Center-Antipolo.
The Aces are looking to extend their winning streak to three and share the second spot with the Meralco Bolts and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup standings while the KaTropa will make an attempt to keep their win-loss record unblemished.
This afternoon’s game will feature a disciplined team up against a star-studded roster. Alaska will depend on their choking defense while the KaTropa will rely to its Gilas boys when these two squad collide in Antipolo.
Talk ‘N Text lineup is always an offensive threat and before the second conference has started they have two more offensive weapon in the names of Terrence Romeo and Jericho Cruz.
“They have two huge pieces, especially in terms of creating offense, in Terrence Romeo and Jericho Cruz,” noted Alaska Aces coach Alex Compton.
“So now the three Gilas players ((Jayson) Castro, (Troy) Rosario, (Roger) Pogoy) and the talented team have added two great attackers,” added Compton.
“It will be exceptionally challenging to try and stop them so we will have to bring our best effort.”
With the slightly new look TNT, they’re now at the top of the standing at 3-0. Although got pushed back and playing as a sixth man role, Jayson Castro William has no issues with that. His points still consistent and throwing a starter digits in the stat sheets.
After got its first defeat at the start of their 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup campaign at the hands of the Elasto Painters, the Aces re-discovered their groove and swept its last two games.
One of the big factor of their winning momentum is the stellar performance of Vic Manuel. The former UCAA Most Valuable Player averaged 26.5 points in those two victories and doing most of his scoring damage inside the paint.
Their import is also playing spectacular as he is a inside-outside threat. Antonio Campbell currently averaging 28.3 points, 17.3 rebounds, 2.67 assists, 1.3 blocks an outing and he is way better compared to his TNT counterpart Jeremy Tyler.
“Big test for us going up against a disciplined team like Alaska,” said Racela. “We hope to play with a lot of patience tomorrow and look forward to performing well again.”