The Alaska Aces is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters at 5:15 P.M. on July 22, 2017 live from Mall of Asia Arena.
Without its prized rookie Matthew Wright, the Fuel Masters aims for a back-to-back win while the Aces are itching to end their losing streak since the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
Coach Ariel Vanguardia wanted his team to be ambitious this conference and they really should especially if you have an import named Eugene Phelps who is capable to bring a 50+ points and 30+ rebounds.
“We’re very ambitious this conference. I think we have the chemistry to go to that next level,” Vanguardia stressed.
Phoenix started their 2017 Governor’s Cup with a win against Kia Picanto last Wednesday. Fuel Masters import logged 33 points and 14 rebounds who played with a hurting finger and mild cramps.
“We know what Eugene can give us,” said the Phoenix coach.
PBA Live Streaming: Alaska vs Phoenix (July 22, 2017)
Meanwhile for Alaska, the struggle to win continue this third conference. They’re now looking at their ninth losing skid which includes their eight during the Commissioner’s Cup.
In their opening match, they bowed down to the new look and well-oiled NLEX Road Warriors.
LeDontae Henton led the Aces with his 27 points and 9 rebounds while teammate Simon Enciso added 21 points where most of his score came from the three-point territory.
Calvin Abueva’s 12 points and 14 rebounds performance still wasn’t enough to give his team a win.