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Meralco Bolts tussle with unexpected challenge before Comms Cup

Feb 09, 2016 - 4:48 AM

The Bolts seeking to improve from their last place finish in the Philippine Cup have to deal with chemistry issues and a last minute import replacement

SHOCK THERAPY. Gary David and Cliff Hodge remain among the core of the Meralco Bolts team. The Bolts are hoping to improve cohesion among the team on and off the court. Photo by PBA Images

PBA: Trillo bows out, Compton now Alaska head coach

May 25, 2014 - 2:14 PM

After three conferences of making it to the PBA semifinals reigning coach of the year Luigi Trillo steps down as Alaska s head coach

STEP DOWN. Alaska's Luigi Trillo steps away from head coaching to spend more time with family. File photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

San Mig Coffee blasts defending champs Alaska out of Comms Cup

Apr 26, 2014 - 8:29 PM

I didn t think I d be here said San Mig coach Tim Cone moments after his team knocked off defending Comms Cup champs Alaska Aces to earn a ticket to the semis

SAN MIG IS SUPER. PJ Simon of San Mig Coffee drives past RJ Jazul of Alaska during the Mixers' fateful Game 3 win. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Guiao calls out Hodge, strikes against excessive physicality

Apr 24, 2014 - 8:50 AM

Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao was infuriated by what he considered to be a cheap shot by Cliff Hodge against his player Raymond Almazan in Game 2

READY TO ERUPT. Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao took exception to what he sees as dirty play from the Meralco Bolts. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Alaska milks San Miguel in Laguna

Mar 30, 2014 - 4:03 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes Alaska s win over San Miguel Beer in Laguna

ALASKA DELIVERS. JV Casio and the Alaska Aces defeated San Miguel Beer in the conference's first road game. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Alaska's ball movement key to Air21 win

Mar 18, 2014 - 4:25 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes Alaska s victory over Air21 on Monday night

MILK DELIVERY. Alaska Aces' guard JVee Casio drives past Simon Atkins of Air21. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Chan, Butch catch fire to lead ROS, Meralco

Mar 16, 2014 - 12:42 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes Saturday night s games between Rain or Shine and Alaska plus Meralco and Globalport

CLUTCH BUTCH. Brian Butch has been impossible to contain since joining the Meralco Bolts. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Alaska, TNT earn wins

Mar 09, 2014 - 4:45 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo breaks down Talk N Text and Alaska s wins on Saturday

BULLDOZIER. Alaska import Robert Dozier slams home 2 of his 25 points to lead Alaska over Globalport. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

A tale of two Tamaraws - The Smart Gilas boys Pt. 3

Feb 13, 2014 - 10:30 PM

After leading the FEU Tamaraws to multiple Final Four appearances during the late 2000s Aldrech Ramos and JR Cawaling are continuing to excel with Smart Gilas

TAMARAW NEVER DIES. JR Cawaling (left) and Aldrech Ramos (right) have exceeded expectations to become integral parts of Smart Gilas. Cawaling photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler. Ramos photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Trillo on his Alaska Aces: 'Very proud'

Jan 27, 2014 - 12:00 PM

In spite of a rocky Philippine Cup conference that saw the Alaska Aces getting booted out in the quarterfinals head coach Luigi Trillo is proud of his team

PROUD. Alaska Aces Luigi Trillo is proud of his team. Seen here is Alaska center Sonny Thoss fighting hard to get a basket. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: RoS over Globalport, Alaska downs Ginebra

Jan 23, 2014 - 4:38 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes Wednesday night s PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals match ups

PBA Fastbreak: RoS over Globalport, Alaska downs Ginebra  Rain or Shine over GlobalPort, 106-96  The Best: How about Rain or Shine’s undersized but undaunted frontline? In this game, the trio of Jervy Cruz, Beau Belga, and Larry Rodriguez triumphantly led the Painters into the semifinals, combining for a total of 51 points and 22 rebounds. Belga, in particular, came up big, scoring 6 of his team’s last 8 points to ensure the Painters’ entry into the next round.  The Worst: The Batang Pier turned the ball over 7 more times than ROS. This resulted in a +9 advantage for the Painters in terms of points-off-turnovers. The trio of Terrence Romeo, Kelly Nabong and Sol Mercado were the chief culprits here, combining for 14 of GlobalPort’s 17 errors. Oh well, at least they’ll have some down time to practice and minimize those TOs for the future.  Great Gabe: After his hum-drum elimination round production, Gabe Norwood stepped up at a critical time, scoring 14 points on 4/9 FG shooting on top of 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block. Gilas Pilipinas’ prime defensive stopper was practically everywhere in this one, and coach Yeng Guiao will definitely need the George Mason University alum to be at his best moving forward.   Alaska over Ginebra, 104-97  The Best: Three Alaska Aces finished with double-doubles. Against a team with Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar patrolling the interior, that’s pretty spectacular. Calvin Abueva had 16 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals in arguably his most impressive outing of the season yet. Sonny Thoss added 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 steals, while Gabby Espinas registered 12 markers and 11 boards.  The Worst: At times, this game featured Ginebra at its worst — leaving people too open, having too many creases in the defense, and not boxing out tough enough. Sure, losing by just 7 points implies the Gin Kings could’ve done much worse, but the flipside is, especially knowing how well they’ve played so far, they also could’ve done much much better.  Fire in the hole!: The Aces not only outworked the Kings, they also outshot them, and how! Super snipers Cyrus Baguio, Dondon Hontiveros, and JV Casio continuously hit the mark here, combining for 10/17 shooting from beyond the arc. All three guys totaled 52 points for coach Luigi Trillo, whose team won its third straight win-or-go-home affair. Should the Aces pull off another stunner in Game Two, then they will march on to the semifinals and send Ginebra’s promising campaign to a tragic end. -

PBA: Alaska survives Barako Bull to force playoff with Meralco

Jan 19, 2014 - 5:41 PM

The Alaska Aces were teetering on the edge of missing the playoffs but pulled themselves back with a win over Barako Bull to force a playoff with Meralco Bolts

LIVE TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY. JVee Casio puts up a shot over Keith Jensen of Barako Bull. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

No panic button yet for coach Luigi Trillo

Dec 18, 2013 - 5:49 PM

In spite of a 2 5 start in the Philippine Cup coach Luigi Trillo says Alaska will take the good with the bad in hopes of improving as the conference rolls along

STRUGGLING ACES. The Alaska Aces are hoping to jumpstart their improvement sooner rather than later. File Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Fastbreak: GlobalPort wins 3 straight, rookies shine

Dec 14, 2013 - 10:27 AM

The young GlobalPort franchise gets their first 3 game win streak as Greg Slaughter dominates in Ginebra s win over Barako Bull

EXPLOSIVE BACKCOURT. Sol Mercado and Terrence Romeo started a 1st half onslaught to lead GlobalPort to their 3rd straight victory. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Luigi Trillo comes full circle

Nov 23, 2013 - 2:16 PM

Luigi Trillo has morphed into his own person and has led the Alaska Aces into a brand new era

FULL CIRCLE. Luigi Trillo has morphed into his own person and has led Alaska into a brand new era. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Total domination: Alaska has Ginebra on the ropes

May 18, 2013 - 12:32 PM

Totally dominant Alaska has Ginebra on the ropes in their PBA finals series

BEAST ON THE BRINK. Abueva and the Aces are laughing their way to the crown. Photo by PBA Images/Nuki Sabio.