The Alaska Aces is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters at 6:45 P.M. on June 15, 2019 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
The Fuel Masters are looking to end their three-game slump while the Aces wanted to add more to their winning streak which is currently at three when the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup continues this evening in Quezon City.
The aftermath of the now-infamous TNT-Phoenix skirmish gave the Fuel Masters a negative effect.
After that match, two of their important personnel were penalized by the league with game suspensions. Coach Louie Alas got two-game while Calvin Abueva received indefinite.
Without those two Fuel Masters in their bench, Phoenix absorbed two more defeats.
“You know, those two guys – especially coach Louie, believe it or not, he’s a source of a lot of our inner toughness. You can see when he’s coaching,” Matthew Wright said.
Yet, there’s good news for the fans of Fuel Masters, coach Louie will be back this afternoon.
After Vic Manuel returned to the lineup of Alaska, coach Alex Compton’s squad became formidable. In their last three outings, they were a perfect 3-of-3.
Coach Compton also gives credits to his local players because they know how to respond especially if their import is on foul trouble just like what happened during their game against the Meralco Bolts.
“I thought it really changed the game for us when Chris Daniels got into foul trouble and the locals, all of them, did a great job playing together,” said Compton.