The Alaska Aces is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Meralco Bolts at 4:15 P.M. on September 15, 2017 live from Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Aces are gunning for its fourth straight victories and keeping its chances to make it to the next round while the Bolts are seeking to join Barangay Ginebra in the top spot of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup standings.
Alaska has proven that they’re now back on track after beating and securing its first win after many months of losing drought against one of the big fishes this conference.
On paper, Meralco Bolts are currently much better team compared to San Miguel Beermen in terms of win-loss card and coach Alex Compton needed to display his squad’s “A” game this afternoon.
“Meralco has a dominant import in Durham and coach Norman has really got them playing disciplined basketball,” said Compton.
“I don’t think there’s any question that this matchup will require our best game of the conference.”
The Aces is part of the bottom four teams which means they’re endanger of getting eliminated. They’re now in a must win situation to catch up Blackwater and Star.
Many got surprised of the recent player movement which involves Meralco, Talk ‘N Text and Phoenix. One of the big names in that trade was Ranidel de Ocampo, a former Gilas Pilipinas member and part of TNT’s championship squad.
RDO will be wearing the orange jersey of the Bolts and promised to bring the same success he brought to his former ball-clubs.
“Sana nga makatulong ako sa team para maging successful din ang Meralco. Nakikita ko naman maganda yung samahan dito,” de Ocampo said.
Just like the other earlier opponents of Meralco, Allen Durham will still be the Bolts player where defense should be focused on. The reigning Governors’ Cup Best Import seems wanted the same post conference award as he averaging 27.9 points, 20 rebounds and 6.75 assists per outing.
Meralco Bolts next games:
- San Miguel Vs Meralco | September 24, 2017 | PBA Livestream – 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup
- Meralco Vs GlobalPort | September 22, 2017 | PBA Livestream – 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup
Alaska Aces next game: