The Star Hotshots is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Alaska Aces at 7:00 P.M. on July 28, 2017 live from Ynares Centre, Antipolo.
The Aces are aiming for a back-to-back wins and probably start a more longer winning streak this 2017 PBA Governor’s Cup while the Aces are itching to end their losing skid that dates back last conference.
It was still at the peak of summer seasons when Alaska Aces enjoyed the taste of winning a basketball game.
They were hot as the scorching April sun when they started their Commissioner’s Cup campaign where they made four-game winning streak depite of having most of their gunners (Hontiveros, Manuel, Banchero and Baclao) got sidelined due to injuries.
Now that they’re back in full force this conference, the best performance they have so far was against the Phoenix Fuel Masters. Coach Alex Compton’s squad once again demonstrated the familiar Alaska late quarter run.
However, they still fell short after the heroic acts of Phoenix import Eugene Phelps.
PBA Live Streaming: Star vs Alaska (July 28, 2017)
After watching their import logged a so-so performance, the Star Hotshots quickly replaced Cinmeon Bowers and brought in Malcolm Hill.
Hill was listed at 6-foot-6 but the team coached by Chito Victolero is confident that their new foreign hire can easily make the 6-foot-5 limit.
The decision that probably triggered why Bowers got replaced might be his 15 points, 8 rebounds and five assists output during Star’s debut game against Kia.
That performance is below average to be an import in the Philippine Basketball Association. Probably the team is looking for another Ricardo Ratliffe type of player.
The Hotshots were fortunate in their last game as PJ “the Scoring Apostle” Simon found his old shooting strokes and dropped 20 points.
Star is the second team this season ending conference that replaced its import. The other team was GlobalPort Batang Pier.