The Alaska Aces is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the GlobalPort Batang Pier at 6:30 P.M. on June 4, 2017 in the Mall of Asia Arena.
The smell of 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Playoffs is here but before the official second round starts, one team needs to join the other seven waiting teams. This is what the Aces and Batang Pier will be aiming for in their Sunday superball match.
Alaska is now staring on their seven game losing streak after a remarkable four-game straight victories at the start of the second conference.
Coach Alex Compton motivation to his players which seems like those NBA Superstars in Space Jam who lost their talents to space aliens is simple.
“All losses are bothersome, but I told the guys one thing, I asked them coming into this game not for a win, not to be perfect in execution; I said I want my team back today,” Compton added. “And I felt I got my team back.”
In their last game against Star Hotshots, Aces were leading in all of the quarters except in the fourth where Paul Lee and Justin Melton lead a surging comeback.
Alaska have demonstrated once again their defensive prowess only to falter in the last quarter. Calvin Abueva was pulled out several times due to cramps.
Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle, GlobalPort’s Slash Brothers will try to bounce back from a disappointing loss against the Beermen last Friday.
BatangPier were down by 16 points but also shown that they know how to climb back from a big deficit.
GlobalPort was even leading four-point in the third quarter but it was Charles Rhodes who took the driver seat back to San Miguel.
Romeo and Pringle both scored 21 points while Sean Anthony was only limited to nine points.
Anthony averaged 16.5 points after got traded to GlobalPort and one of the reasons of their two-game winning streak prior to BatangPier’s vs Beermen game.