The Alaska Aces is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the GlobalPort Batang Pier at 4:30 P.M. on June 2, 2018 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Aces are looking for a rare five-game winning streak this afternoon and share the top spot of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup standings while the Batang Pier will attempt to stop them reaching that feat.
Probably one of the reasons why coach Alex Compton’s ball-club is so successful this conference is Vic Manuel. The 6’4 power forward currently beasting his opponents inside the paint, either playing defense or executing offense.
Manuel is currently logging 23.4 point, 5.8 rebounds and the whooping 60 percent shooting from the field per outing. He was even named as the PBA Player of the Week for the span of May 7 to 13.
In their last outing, he dropped the winning basket against the mighty San Miguel Beermen infront of the Dumaguete PBA fans. He outplayed the PBA import returnee Renaldo Balkman as well as the top overall pick of the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, Christian Standhardinger.
In their last timeout, GlobalPort was involved in a bloody and physical basketball game, one of the rare moments of the league. From Chris Tiu spitting blood on the floor to a total player rumble. Those are the incidents witnessed by PBA fans inside the Smart Araneta Coliseum or from their television set at home.
As a result, several players got fined and the largest amount went to Kelly Nabong who got P30,000. Their import, Malcolm White was asked to pay P22,000 while Mo Tautuaa got P10,000 then Bradwyn Guinto and Ryan Araña slapped with P2,000 each.
Still it was a good news for coach Pido Jarencio, he will still have full force as no players got suspended.
Sean Anthony will be expected to lead all of the Batang Pier locals in terms of scoring. Anthony currently averaging 22.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 4 assists and 1.7 steals per outing this conference. Then there’s Stanley Pringle who usually attracts opposing team defense to make room for his shooter teammates.