The 2015–16 PBA season San Miguel vs Alaska Dec 16 – Philippine Cup 2015, will be the 41st season of the Philippine Basketball Association.
PBA full replay san miguel games december 15,2015 alaska vs. san miguel , Alaska Aces defeated San Miguel Beermen, 103-97.
The Alaska Aces continue their pursuit of an automatic berth in the semifinals of the 2015-2016 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup conference when they battle the San Miguel Beermen 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16 at the Araneta Coliseum.
The top two teams after the elimination round advance automatically to the semifinals this conference.
The Aces (7 wins, 2 losses) and the Rain Or Shine Elasto Painters (7-2), tied at second place, are both chasing an automatic berth to the semifinal.
Alaska, San Miguel Beer (9-1) and Rain Or Shine could conceivably end up in a triple tie for first place if the Aces and the Elasto Painters win their two remaining games.
The Beermen, who lost to the Elasto Painters earlier in the elimination round, would fall to third place in such a scenario.
The league-leading Beermen, who boast of a seven-game win streak, will top the elimination round and gain automatic passage to the semifinal with a victory over the Aces.
Alaska and San Miguel have led this conference from the outset. The other teams include GlobalPort Batang Pier (7-3), Barangay Ginebra San Miguel (6-4), the Talk N Text Tropang Texters (5-4), Barako Bull Energy (5-5) and the NLEX Road Warriors (4-6).
Bringing up the rear are the Star Hotshots (3-7), the Blackwater Elite (2-7), the Mahindra Enforcers (2-8) and the Bolts (1-9).
Alaska and San Miguel are participants to the PBA’s longest running and most storied rivalry. San Miguel has the most PBA titles and right behind them are the Aces.
Alaska and San Miguel have faced each other more times than any other pair of squads the past two seasons. The Aces and the Beermen clashed in two of three championships series last season.
The Aces will be looking to bounce back from a 105-111 loss to the Rain Or Shine Elasto Painters Friday, Dec.11 .
Expected to lead Alaska are big man Vic Manuel, guard Cyrus Baguio, do-everything forward Calvin Abueva and veterans Dondon Hontiveros and Eric Menk.
Manuel scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds for the Aces against the Elasto Painters. Baguio had 14 points and two assists. Abueva had 10 points, four rebounds and three steals. Hontiveros and Menk lent their veteran presence for the Aces full match-up and game highlights and replay here.
The Final Boxscores Result:
ALASKA 103 – Thoss 18, Abueva 17, Banchero 17, Manuel 12, Baguio 10, Jazul 9, Menk 6, Casio 5, Baclao 2, Dela Cruz 2, Dela Rosa 2, Exciminiano 2, Eman 1, Hontiveros 0.
SAN MIGUEL 97 – Fajardo 43, Cabagnot 19, Santos 10, Lutz 8, Tubid 6, Espinas 5, Heruela 2, Omolon 2, Ross 2, Arana 0, De Ocampo 0, Lassiter 0, Reyes 0.
Quarters: 16-19, 40-37, 74-64, 103-97.