PBA 2018:

Alaska wins face-off with Abueva and Phoenix, 108-97

August 29, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

By Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: The Alaska Aces won its face-off with Calvin Abueva and the Phoenix Fuel Masters, 108-97 this Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum in the 2018 PBA Governor’s Cup. Import Mike Harris hauled 23 points, 11 boards and 3 swats, while guard Chris Banchero made 19 markers, 9 dimes and 4 caroms.

Notes:

Simon Enciso showed his mettle once more as he dropped 18 points and 4 assists for the Aces, while veteran Nonoy Baclao contributed 15 goals, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks. It was the best performance of Baclao as part of the Aces roster.

➤ It was a see-saw battle as Alaska overturned an 11-point deficit at the half, to lead by 12 points in the second.

➤ Eugune Phelps aided the losing Phoenix with his monstrous 27 points and 24 rebounds, while former Archer Jason Perkins chimed-in 20 buckets. 

 “The Beast” Abueva also made a good account of himself against his former team by contributing 18 points and 9 boards. Abueva was traded recently by the Aces for Karl Dehesa.

Alaska is now leading the pack in the Governors’ Cup race, as it now holds a 3-0 win-loss slate, while Phoenix buckled to its first loss for a 2-1 record.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 19-22, 54-49, 83-78, 108-97.

alaska: 108

Harris 23, Banchero 19, Enciso 18, Baclao 15, Manuel 9, Racal 8, Casio 5, Exciminiano 5, Teng 4, Pascual 2.

phoenix: 97

Phoenix 97 - Phelps 27, Perkins 20, Abueva 18, Wright 13, Jazul 6, Chua 6, Intal 5, Revilla 2, Wilson 0.

Posted on August 30, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quexon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

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