PBA Schedule today April 21, 2017, Friday “Smart Araneta Coliseum” official broadcast by TV5 and Sports5. Latest series commissioner’s cup the rank #3 and #8 PBA team match-up 4:30PM.
A strong start and even stronger performance down the stretch gave Phoenix a 94-86 victory over the injury-stricken Alaska Aces in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Friday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
After a heartbreaking 96-94 loss against the Rain or Elasto Painters last week where they squandered a 17-point fourth quarter advantage, the Fuel Masters have learned from their mistakes as the locals stepped up in the crunch time to keep Alaska at bay.
Jameel McKay brought the house down plenty of times with his dunks as he had his best game, firing away 42 points and grabbing 22 rebounds on top 2 blocks and 2 steals in 44 minutes.
Veteran snipers Cyrus Baguio and RJ Jazul chipped in 12 and 10 points, respectively, and combined for 9 boards, 10 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals as they helped Phoenix end its two-game misery while handing their former team its second straight defeat.
The Aces joined Star Hotshots and Rain or Shine in the middle pack with 4 wins and two losses while the Fuel Masters have slightly improved at 3-4.
The Final Boxscore Result:
PHOENIX 94 – McKay 42, Baguio 12, Jazul 10, Wright 7, Borboran 7, Kramer 6, Alolino 5, Miranda 5, Torres 0, Dehesa 0.
ALASKA 86 – Jefferson 31, Casio 14, Thoss 8, Exciminiano 6, Racal 6, Mendoza 6, Enciso 5, Cruz 3, Dela Cruz 3, Hontiveros 2, Andrada 2, Pascual 0.
Quarterscores: 25-19, 42-36, 66-62, 94-86.