The Alaska Aces is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Meralco Bolts at 4:00 P.M. on October 14, 2020 live from the AUF Sports Arena & Cultural Center in Angeles City, Pampanga.
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The Aces will try to make a quick bounce-back victory while the Bolts wanted the same thing yet this time around a much competitive finish.
Alaska got a quick burst when they played the TNT Tropang Giga during the PBA bubble debut last Sunday.
A massive 17-point advantage they orchestrated in the first quarter and appeared like a re-energized Aces until TNT’s guard RR Pogoy ruined their plans.
Talk ‘N Text was able to recover at the end of the second quarter while the Aces slowly fades as another TNT guard Jayson Castro finished the job in the fourth quarter.
Alaska had a balanced scoring performance in that match led by the active plays of Abu Tratter who strutted with 17 points.
For the Meralco side on the other hand, for sure head coach, Norman Black wanted his troops to be more aggressive and have a mindset to not allow opponents to bury them a double-digit lead as this can impact to their points differential for a tiebreaker.
The Bolts allowed Phoenix to gain an advantage as much as 29 points in their last outing. Part of their problem is the outside shooting of the Super LPG Fuelmasters led by Matthew Wright who dropped 36 points.
Meralco’s veteran Reynel Hugnatan was their go-to-guy in that match where the Negrense score 16 points in 16 minutes of action while Chris Newsome who sports a new hairstyle delivered 12 markers in a losing effort.