The PBA Schedule today, 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, venue Cuneta Astrodome, game details tip off: 7:00 pm 31/05/17 full elimination round game.
Alaska Aces fail to accomplished step-up, defeated by Purefoods Star Hotshots final score result 102-98 replay, recap – May 31, 2017.
Paul Lee sparked the comeback from 21 points down before Justin Melton completed it with the go-ahead triple as the Hotshots hammered out their ninth victory in 11 games to grab the provisional hold of the top spot, although they can still drop to third place depending on the results on Friday.
The Hotshots also handed the Aces their seventh straight loss – now their longest losing streak in franchise history – after starting the conference with four successive wins as they denied their victims of clinching the postseason outright.
Melton then hit the biggest shot in the extra session – a three-pointer from the top of the key off Lee in a second-chance play that gave them the lead for good at 100-98 with 26 seconds left – negating Calvin Abueva’ tough layup on the previous possession that had given the Aces their last taste of the lead.
Ratliffe iced the game with two charities – capping off another workmanlike effort that saw him finish with 35 points, 28 boards, five blocks, and three assists in 49 minutes on the court.
Cory Jefferson scored the Aces’ last eight points in regulation, the last two from the foul line that knotted the count at 98, but missed a triple as time expired that forgive overtime.
The Final Scoreboard Result:
STAR 102 – Ratliffe 35, Lee 18, Melton 12, Sangalang 10, Jalalon 7, Ramos 7, Reavis 4, Simon 4, Maliksi 3, Barroca 2, Abundo 0, Brondial 0
ALASKA 98 – Abueva 22, Jefferson 21, Banchero 19, Racal 13, Thoss 9, Manuel 6, Exciminiano 4, Enciso 2, Hontiveros 2, Pascual 0, Galliguez 0
Quarterscores: 14-26, 34-47, 56-73, 89-89, 102-98