PBA: Red-hot Aces add to Beermen’s woes in Govs’ Cup
Paul Lintag on Oct 06, 2018 09:34 PM
The Aces gain a share of second place while San Miguel continues to struggle.
ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal —- Alaska continues to make its case as one of the best teams in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup.
The Aces rolled to another win Saturday, overwhelming San Miguel Beer, 128-119, at the Ynares Center here.
Alaska pushed its record to 5-1 for the conference, which tied Magnolia for second place and is only half a game back of two-time champion Ginebra for pole position.
The Aces also added to the Beermen’s woes this conference, sending San Miguel to their third straight loss for a 2-4 mark.
"I'm so happy to get a win here. Obviously we made some shots. I thought our ball movement was pretty good, and then we made some shots," head coach Alex Compton said.
"Sometimes you have games where your ball movement is good but you miss shots. Tonight we knocked them down," he added.
Import Mike Harris was a beast anew for Alaska, firing 36 points on 58 percent shooting. He also had 23 rebounds.
The locals also came through for the Aces with Vic Manuel scoring 20 points and Simon Enciso adding 18. Chris Banchero had another double-double with 15 points and 12 assists.
For the Beermen, Kevin Murhpy's explosive PBA stint continued with 45 points. Unfortunately, San Miguel is yet to win with Murphy as import.
2017 top pick Christian Standhardinger scored 23 in the first half and finished with 28 points total to go along with 13 rebounds.
ALASKA 127 – Harris 36, Manuel 20, Enciso 18, Banchero 15, Teng 12, Exciminiano 11, Casio 7, Racal 7, J. Pascual 1, Baclao 0.
SMB 119 – Murphy 45, Standhardinger 28, Santos 20, Cabagnot 14, Lassiter 7, Nabong 5, Mamaril 0, Ganuelas-Rosser 0, Ross 0.
Quarters: 34-36; 67-64; 93-89; 127-119.
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