PBA: Aces show no mercy to inconsistent TNT

Paul Lintag on Aug 26, 2018 06:44 PM
PBA: Aces show no mercy to inconsistent TNT
Enciso fired nine three-pointers, seven in the first half, on his way to a career-high 30 points, leading the Aces to back-to-back victories in the season-ending joust.

Simon Enciso led the way and the rest of the Aces followed.

Banking on the hot-shooting of its point guard, Alaska destroyed TNT KaTropa in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Sunday, rolling to a relatively easy 125-96 win at the Big Dome.

Enciso fired nine three-pointers, seven in the first half, on his way to a career-high 30 points, leading the Aces to back-to-back victories in the season-ending joust.

Scoring 15 points in the first, Enciso outscored TNT by himself in the first 12 minutes of action. The Aces were already up, 35-13, entering the second quarter and just simply never let up.

Alaska led by as many as 37 in the second half, moving on to first place with a clean 2-0 mark. The KaTropa dropped to 1-3 after back-to-back defeats and TNT still has no wins  when fielding an import this conference.

"We were on fire. I mean that's clearly typified, kitang-kita naman yan kay Simon Enciso," head coach Alex Compton said.

"That was great," he added.

After Encisio, Vic Manuel scored 18 points for Alaska followed by import Mike Harris who wound up with 16 points and 24 rebounds.

Chris Banchero finished with 15 points and 14 assist. The rest of the Aces, as in all of them, scored at least two points as well.

For TNT, Stacy Davis scored 26 points but struggled from the field again, shooting only 31.8 percent from the field.

The KaTropa's only win this conference came against Meralco last week when they went full All-Filipino.

 

The Scores:

ALASKA 125 – Enciso 30, Manuel 18, Harris 16, Banchero 15, Exciminiano 8, Galliguez 8, Baclao 7, Andrada 6, J. Pascual 4, Casio 3,Cruz 2, Magat 2, Potts 2, Racal 2, Teng 2.

TNT 96 – Davis 26, Rosario 16, Castro 13, Pogoy 10, Romeo 9, Carey 6, Cruz 6, Williams 5, Golla 0, Paredes 0, Reyes 0, Tamsi 0.

Quarters: 35-13, 68-39, 103-68, 125-96.

 

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