The Alaska Aces is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters at 7:00 P.M. on January 27, 2017 in Cuneta Astrodome.
Chasing for that twice-to-beat in the quarterfinals is the goal of Alaska and Phoenix this afternoon. The surprising Fuel Masters currently at the number two spot with 6-4 card while Alaska is looking behind with 5-4 slate.
Alaska appear like they’re cruising when they clashed with Mahindra last Sunday (107-91). Chris Banchero torching the basketball net with his 69% shooting from the field. He led Aces with his 20 points while Calvin Abueva registered 18 points and carom 10 boards.
Phoenix is on and off early in the season and it’s rare for them to get a back-to-back wins but surprisingly they found their team second in the last few games of 2016-17 Philippine Cup elimination round.
Matthew Wright scored 18 points against Barangay Ginebra, most of his points came in the second half. When Wright was off in the first half t was JC Intal do the scoring for the Fuel Masters where he chipped in with 16 points.