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Alaska taps NBA veteran Mike Harris to complete cast of PBA imports

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Alaska, News | 0 comments

Alaska taps NBA veteran Mike Harris to complete cast of PBA imports

ALASKA is tapping the services of a veteran NBA player for the PBA Governors Cup, completing the cast of imports. Mike Harris planed in over the weekend and has began practicing with the Aces in time for the season-ending conference that kicks off this Friday. Harris had several stints with the Houston Rockets and a stop with the Utah Jazz despite going undrafted in the 2005 NBA rookie draft. He won a championship with the Rio Grande Valley Viper in the 2010 NBA D-League where he was also adjugded as MVP. The product of Rice also helped the...

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Vic Manuel raises concern about Alaska’s turnovers

Posted by on Jul 16, 2018 in Alaska, News | 0 comments

Vic Manuel raises concern about Alaska’s turnovers

Vic Manuel felt bad about the turnovers Alaska committed in its 92-79 loss to San Miguel in Game 1 of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup semi-finals duel than his failure to extend his streak of 20-point games. Manuel’s run of 11 consecutive games in which he scored at least 20 points came to a halt on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena. He managed just 16 points on 7-of-20 shooting as the Aces play catch-up for most of the match. “Siguro next game kailangan namin i-limit yung turnovers namin kasi yun yung naging problema namin...

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Vic Manuel out to stay healthy as he rides wave of good form

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in Alaska, News | 0 comments

Vic Manuel out to stay healthy as he rides wave of good form

IN the midst of a conference marred by unfortunate off-court issues for Alaska, it’s the brilliance of Vic Manuel which keeps the hopes of the Aces going. And as his streak of scoring 20 points or more stretches to 11, so does the Aces’ success in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Manuel was at the forefront of Alaska’s attack as it became the first team to book a ticket to the semifinals in the season’s middle conference following their 89-78 win over Magnolia on Tuesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Manuel scored a game-high 22 points in just a...

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Cone has mixed feelings seeing Simpson back at Alaska

Posted by on Jul 11, 2018 in Alaska, News | 0 comments

Cone has mixed feelings seeing Simpson back at Alaska

TIM Cone has mixed emotions upon learning the import which gave him his last championship at Alaska is back. “I’m happy for him that he’s back and I’m unhappy that he’s not with us,” a smiling Cone said when asked about Alaska balik-import Diamon Simposon. “I’m happy to see him back. I’m just sad that it’s not for us.” Simpson was a fresh burst of talent when he first came over eight years ago as Alaska’s import in the 2010 Fiesta Cup, which the Aces won after an upset of a favored San Miguel side featuring Best Import awardee Gabe Freeman in...

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Alaska boots out Magnolia behind Manuel, Banchero heroics

Posted by on Jul 11, 2018 in Alaska, News | 0 comments

Alaska boots out Magnolia behind Manuel, Banchero heroics

VIC Manuel scored 22 points as he led Alaska to an 89-78 win over Magnolia and a place in the semifinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. Chris Banchero and Diamon Simpson also had impressive games as the twice-to-beat Aces took just one game to oust the seventh-seeded Hotshots and reached the semifinals for the first time in two seasons. Alaska will face the winner of the best-of-three series between TNT and San Miguel, who lead 1-0 heading to Game Two on Wednesday. “I miss the semis,” said Alaska coach Alex...

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Adversity makes Alaska run to semis sweeter, says Compton

Posted by on Jul 11, 2018 in Alaska, News | 0 comments

Adversity makes Alaska run to semis sweeter, says Compton

ALEX Compton said it best: “I miss the semis.” The American mentor heaved a sigh of relief after Alaska finally broke through and got the job done against Magnolia, 89-78, in their 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday. “You have no idea. After all we’ve been through, this feels so good,” he said. Compton felt a big thorn being taken out after Alaska returned to the Final Four for the first time since the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. The hurdles the Aces had to overcome along the way – Calvin Abueva going MIA, Jeron Teng...

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Alaska explains why it didn’t stand in way of Campbell departure

Posted by on Jul 9, 2018 in Alaska, News | 0 comments

Alaska explains why it didn’t stand in way of Campbell departure

ALTHOUGH Antonio Campbell was a perfect fit for Alaska, it was difficult to hold on to someone who’s heart was no longer with the team. The beginning of the end for the relationship between the Aces and Campbell began when the 23-year-old import received an offer to suit up in the ongoing NBA Summer League that later proved to be a major distraction in the team’s campaign in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. The Aces were going great guns earlier with Campbell around, stringing up seven straight wins after losing their first game of the conference...

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Alaska brings back Diamon Simpson to replace wantaway Campbell

Posted by on Jul 6, 2018 in Alaska, News | 0 comments

Alaska brings back Diamon Simpson to replace wantaway Campbell

GOOD news for Alaska, a bad one for Phoenix. The Aces are bringing back champion import Diamon Simpson in lieu of Antonio Campbell going to their crucial PBA Commissioner’s Cup encounter against the Fuel Masters on Friday. Simpson arrived in the country Friday and will be suiting up for the 7 p.m. game at the Astrodome in his first stint with the Aces since steering them to the 2010 Fiesta Cup championship. “Yes, he’s in pretty much shape since he just came from a league in Turkey,” said Alaska team manager Dickie Bachmann. Alaska management...

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Chot explains why he no longer took up offer to call up an Alaska player for Asiad team

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018 in Alaska, News | 0 comments

Chot explains why he no longer took up offer to call up an Alaska player for Asiad team

GILAS Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes explained the non-inclusion of an Alaska player in the national squad for the Asian Games, saying the set-up will cause the least disruption to the PBA as well as to the Aces. Reyes announced on Monday the 12-man lineup for the Asian Games which included the core of TNT led by Jayson Castro, Terrence Romeo, and Troy Rosario; naturalized player Andray Blatche; and three Gilas cadets in Kobe Paras, Ricci Rivero, and Abu Tratter. Reyes opted not to take up an offer to take in one Alaska player in the Asiad...

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Simon Enciso the next man up for Alaska without Abueva, Teng

Posted by on Jun 16, 2018 in Alaska, News | 0 comments

Simon Enciso the next man up for Alaska without Abueva, Teng

IT’S a matter of the next guy stepping up for Alaska. And on this cool Friday night, it was Simon Enciso’s turn to do so. The Fil-Am guard came through with some timely outside bombs down the stretch to help the Aces thwart a fighting NLEX Road Warriors side, 120-111, in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena. Enciso finished with 13 points, including nine from downtown, as his steady presence and shooting contributed to Alaska stretching its winning streak to seven games for a tie of the lead with Rain or Shine in the...

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