The Alaska Aces is scheduled for a head-to-head quarterfinals round game against the Talk ‘N Text KaTropa at 4:30 P.M. on July 21, 2019 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
KaTropa will try to shut down the series tonight and advance to the next round while the Aces will make an attempt to extend their match to another do-or-die showdown when the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup resumes this afternoon in the Big Dome.
Though Alaska has a difficult path ahead of them they already prove that they have the ability to turn things around and go in their favor.
In their knockout game versus the Meralco Bolts two nights ago, the squad of coach Alex Compton was about to go for another early vacation but Chris Banchero suddenly decided to cancel that schedule.
The Fil-Italian made a crucial basket that sent the game to overtime. From there, they made sure that they’ll take the golden opportunity in order for them to win the last slot of the quarterfinals round.
Now that the magical comeback is over, it’s time for them to solve the puzzle concerning Terrence Jones and the TNT KaTropa who is playing magnificently in this conference.
“He scores the ball at an incredible rate so what do you do?” asked Compton. “You have to help out on Jones, recover on Pogoy, help out on Jones, recover on Castro, help out on Jones, recover on Trollano, help on Jones recover on Semerad and it goes on.”
“And they’re defending fantastically, I think. I really appreciate the system they’re playing.”