Alaska Team Practices, Tune-up Games & Other Updates

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  1. Jetaw

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    balita ko nag-ppg pa rin si jazul pag magkasabay sila ni banchero... mukhang buong season na naman tayong kakabahan pag sya ang nasa loob ng court.. haha! eto pala game recap from alaska site:

    http://www.alaskaaces.com.ph/v3/defense-propels-alas-aces-past-nlex-road-warriors

    Defense propels Alaska Aces past NLEX Road Warriors

    The Alaska Aces relied on their pressure defense to roar to their third consecutive practice game victory with a 94-81 rout of the NLEX Road Warriors Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Gatorade Hoops Center in Mandaluyong.

    The Aces held a slim 49-42 lead at halftime then clamped down on the Road Warriors with their pressure defense in the third period. The Aces forced turnover after turnover to outscore NLEX, 15-2, at the start of the second half and erect a 20-point advantage, 64-44, with 9:40 to go in the third.

    Defended by one of the premier big men in the Philippine Basketball Association in Asi Taulava, Alaska Aces center Sonny Thoss was unstoppable inside the paint. Thoss scored on a jumpshot over Taulava then followed it up with a running, left-handed hook shot to push the Aces to 57-44 lead over the Road Warriors.

    With 10:07 to go in the quarter Jvee Casio drilled a triple and then stole the ball. Casio then zipped a pass to a streaking Vic Manuel who scored on a layup as the Aces savagely put up a fat 20-point lead in less than three minutes as the shell-shocked Road Warriors sued for a timeout.

    The Aces then went on to try different combinations and team-ups, giving playing time to all their players in uniform but still going on to protect their lead to coast to a convincing victory.

    In the fourth period Calvin Abueva handed off to RJ Jazul who utilized his teammate’s wide body as a screen for an open three-pointer as the Aces again erected a 20-point advantage, 88-68, with 6:15 to go in the game.

    Abueva would then push the Aces to their biggest lead of 22 points after scoring on a fastbreak layup to peg the count at 90-68 with 5:17 left to play.

    Sam Eman, Rome Dela Rosa, Josh Vanlandingham, Ping Exciminiano and Chris Banchero then closed out the game. The NLEX Road Warriors kept their first stringers on the floor to salvage some measure of pride by cutting the big Alaska lead.

    Without Thoss on the floor Taulava scored from point blank, was fouled and converted the free throw. The Aces could not score in their next possession and Taulava outran his defender, got the pass inside the paint and scored on a layup.

    The Road Warriors first stringers outscored the Alaska bench, 13-4, in the final minutes to finalize the count at 94-81 for the Aces.

    The Alaska Aces started the game with Thoss at center, Manuel at power forward, Tony Dela Cruz at small forward, Cyrus Baguio as off guard and Casio at the point.

    NLEX started with Taulava, Aldrech Ramos, Mark Borboran, Macmac Cardona and Jonas Villanueva. The two teams battled to a 9-9 tie when Manuel stole the ball then thundered across the court to score on a fastbreak layup to push Alaska ahead, 11-9.

    With 5:40 to go in the quarter Abueva, Dondon Hontiveros, Banchero and Eric Menk took the floor and promptly blanketed the Road Warriors with their pressure defense.

    The Alaska second unit powered the Aces to an 8-0 run as the Aces erected a 10-point advantage 19-9 late in the first quarter.

    The victory was a fitting follow up to back-to-back victories by Alaska over KCC Korea and the Kia Sorentos. Against Kia, the Alaska Aces got a big lift from Abueva, who scored seven of the team’s final eight points, to beat the Sorentos, 85-77, Saturday, Sept. 27.

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    Alaska Aces big man Sonny Thoss spins to his left as he drives past NLEX Road Warriors counterpart Asi Taulava. Thoss scored at will when inside the paint as the Aces trounced the Road Warriors 94-81 in a practice game Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Gatorade Hoops Center.

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    Alaska Aces forward Vic Manuel glides to the hoop past two NLEX Road Warriors defenders. Manuel was virtually unstoppable in the low post as the Aces trounced the Road Warriors 94-81 in a practice game Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Gatorade Hoops Center.

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    Alaska Aces point guard Chris Banchero explodes past NLEX defender Macmac Cardona. Banchero was a whirlwind on the floor as the Aces trounced the Road Warriors 94-81 in a practice game Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Gatorade Hoops Center.

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    Not even a double-team by NLEX Road Warriors defender Mark Borboran, left, and Asi Taulava, right, could stop Alaska Aces do-it-all forward Calvin Abueva as he scores from inside. The Aces trounced the Road Warriors 94-81 in a practice game Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Gatorade Hoops Center.
     
  2. khyndr3d

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    Re: Alaska Aces Gallery

    http://vimeo.com/107858421

    Video highlight from Official Fb ng Aces.... Great spin move ni Chris Bbanchero and ang the best ang jump shot ni Sam Eman..
    Bugyan ng Jacket yan,.,,.....

    "Have you ever dance with the devil in pale moon light?"
     
  3. khyndr3d

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    "Have you ever dance with the devil in pale moon light?"
     
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    "Have you ever dance with the devil in pale moon light?"
     
  5. dean

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    Alaska foils Barako Bull behind sizzling start in PBA Liga ng Bayan preseason game

    The scores Alaska (109) – Baguio 16, Banchero 14, Abueva 13, Manuel 11, Hontiveros 11, Jazul 9, Dela Cruz 9, Eman 8, Casio 7, Exciminiano 5, Dela Rosa 4, Vanlandingham 2.

    Barako Bull (82) – Miranda 11, Garcia 11, Pennisi 10, Pascual 9, Fortuna 9, Salva 7, Lastimosa 6, Marcelo 5, Lanete 4, Najorda 4, Wilson 2, Intal 2, Salvador 2, Paredes 0. Quarterscores: 31-14; 56-45; 78-68; 109-82.
     
  6. khyndr3d

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    Commanding win over Barako Bull yesterday

    108 - 82... Best player Vic Manuel 11pts 4 reb 4 assist
     
  7. khyndr3d

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    Tlecast oct 12 1pm
     
  8. khyndr3d

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    http://www.slamonlineph.com/beast-unleashed-calvin-abueva-hits-floater-get-win-talk-n-text/

    Beast unleashed! Calvin Abueva’s floater trumps Talk ‘N Text
    By Yoyo Sarmenta
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    Alaska 100 – TNT 98

    Here’s what happened:

    Jayson Castro had JVee Casio at the top of the key as the time winded down. The Blur was waiting for the right time to strike. As the seconds ticked, he made his move – he drove hard to the left, almost getting through the Alaska defense, but Casio made one spectacular swipe at the ball. The ball then landed in Calvin Abueva’s hands.

    Now, the fun part.

    The Beast took it upon himself to race down the court. He was on full turbo mode with the entire arena standing up and the people at home glued to their TV sets. He did a hesitation move, an awkward side-step, and then he let loose one of this season’s craziest buzzer beaters. Floater. Swish. Game over. Crazy. The Beast.
     
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  9. khyndr3d

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    Early foul trouble took him out of the game. with just a minutes in 3rd Quarter he recieved his 4th foul... but this wont stop the demolition job against meralco bolts, winning 41pts...
     
  10. khyndr3d

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    GIANTS continue to set the trend in the 2014-2015 PBA Philippine Cup, with the league's last two Most Valuable Players leading the San Miguel Beermen to solo second and the last two Rookie of the Year awardees also giving their respective squads a huge lift.
    THE 5IVE
    1. June Mar Fajardo, San Miguel Beermen (Last week: 3)
    Fajardo edged Greg Slaughter in the titanic showdown of today's finest big men. He had the last laugh after sealing Slaughter in the post and carving out some space to convert on a go-ahead lay-up in the dying moments of the match against Ginebra. He ended up with 21 points, 15 rebounds, and four swats.
    2. Arwind Santos, San Miguel Beermen (Last week: 1)
    What's amazing with Santos' performance against Ginebra is that he allowed Fajardo to own the spotlight but he was able to flash an efficient line. The forward finished with 22 points, nine rebounds, sank three triples (50 percent), and hit crucial free throws down the stretch for the Beermen. He is now the league leader in triples made with 13 and is still shooting above 40-percent.
    3. Calvin Abueva, Alaska Aces (Last week: 5)
    Abueva continues to lord over the glass this season, finishing with another 20-20 output to lead the Aces to their sixth straight win. He torched Kia with 23 points, 20 rebounds (10 OFFENSIVE BOARDS) and even nailed a trey. He averaged 18 PPG and 19 RPG in two games this week. He also leads the league so far in rebounds per game and offensive rebounds per game.
    4. Greg Slaughter, Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel (Last week: 2)
    Slaughter falls to the fourth spot only because of getting exposed in the end when Fajardo did a good job in the final moments of that game. Slaughter, though, still had 16 points, 17 rebounds, and three blocked shots.
    5. Paul Lee, Rain or Shine Elasto Painters (Last week: NA)
    Lee is finally back to his deadly form and it showed in an out-of-town game when they mauled the Meralco Bolts. The Gilas-Pilipinas standout scored 20 points, dished out 10 assists, and grabbed five boards for his finest game of the season yet. He also hit four of his eight attempts from long distance. He put on 15.5 PPG, 5 RPG, and 6 APG in two outings this week.
     
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    THIS NOT THE CALVIN ABUEVA WE USE TO KNOW
    By ENZO FLOJO

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    That’s because the Abueva we’re seeing now is actually much, much better.

    Remember in 2012-2013 when Abueva tore up the PBA as a rookie? Remember his leading the Aces’ resurgence after Tim Cone’s exit? Remember his enabling Alaska to win the 2013 Commish Cup? Remember his spearheading Alaska campaign, which resulted in the Aces’ finishing with the best cumulative record in that entire season (35 wins, 20 losses, and a 63.6% win rate)?

    The Beast averaged 12.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in his first pro year. Not surprisingly, he was named the Rookie of the Year (over current reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo I might add), and was even in the MVP conversation for quite a while.

    In short, he pretty much lived up to his billing.

    His sophomore season, however, wasn’t as rosy. His numbers dropped to just 9.2 points and 7.2 rebounds a game, and his team struggled a bit as well. The Aces’ cumulative record was just 22 wins against 22 losses for a 50.0% win rate. They weren’t able to defend their Commish Cup title, and didn’t even make a single Conference Finals.

    This season, though, the former Golden Stag has become, quite frankly, the most feared player in the country.

    He has career-highs across the board — 17.3 points, 13.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.1 steals a game. He is shooting a career-best 45.0% from the floor and, though it’s objectively non-inspiring, his 64.4 FT% is also his best in three seasons.

    Consequently, the Aces have reaped the rewards of their top guy playing so well. For most of the first conference, Alaska was on top of the league table and even if they just lost to the schizophrenic Barangay Ginebra Kings, the Aces remain a favorite to make it to the semifinals outright. At the very least, coach Alex Compton’s wards are assured of a twice-to-beat advantage in the next round.

    And, of course, most of the credit goes to Abueva. In ten games so far, the Pampanga native has registered SIX double-doubles. He’s the only non-center to reach that many at this point in the season, which is absolutely insane once we wrap our heads around the fact Abueva is no bigger than 6’3.

    Will his monstrous production alone be enough to push the Aces to the first non-Purefoods title since, well, Alaska won the Commish Cup in 2013? Of course not, but it’s sure as hell a good place to start.

    Enzo Flojo has been writing about hoops for quite some time now. Read more of his stuff on the country’s top basketball blog, HoopNut.com, or catch him as an analyst on TV.
     
  12. khyndr3d

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    Gabby Eapinas reactivated, Paolp Buguia religated to Reserve/injury list...


    ayan na... :-)
     
  13. khyndr3d

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    lagi naman meron, para pag prepare sa play offs. para sa adjustments ng mga teams... for now, its all just a rumor
     
  14. khyndr3d

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    on to the nexr phase... vs Meralco...
     
  15. khyndr3d

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    Nakuha sa dipensa, kahit pangit laro ni Calvin. lakimg bagay si Menk. lalo sa dipensa kay Asi
     
  16. khyndr3d

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    Injury report:

    Sonny Thoss out for 2 weeks... due to his knee injury...

    Jvee Casio also out for 2 weeks.. due to arm injury...

    Activated sa line up... Josh Vanlandingham and Gabby Espinas
     
  17. dean

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    Abueva, Manuel back in harness but Casio still doubtful for Alaska match against San Miguel

    ALASKA forwards Calvin Abueva and Vic Manuel are expected to play for the Aces when they collide with Philippine Cup Finals champion San Miguel Beer for the first time in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Tuesday.

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  18. khyndr3d

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    Still undermaned.. but with Calvin and Vic.. they can win this... wag lang like 4 man down.. hehe
     
  19. burn_1125

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    Any news for Sonny Thoss
    miss ko na si the boss!!!
     
  20. xanfang

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    BGSM
    Cavaliers


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