Fastbreak: Alaska drowns Ginebra in Lanao
2013 PBA Commissioner's Cup
Alaska Aces (84) - (69) Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings
Best: Alaska's defense was awesome when the game was getting a little too close for comfort. The Aces held Ginebra to just 30 points in the second half, including allowing the Kings to make only 1 field goal in the last four minutes of the game. Kudos to coach Luigi Trillo for engineering effective two-way basketball!
Worst: Yeah, so Vernon Macklin wasn't exactly crackin' in his debut. The newly-minted replacement for Herbert Hill missed his first seven from the floor and never really got anything going when the Kings needed someone to carry them. Save for the obligatory slamma jammers, of course.
Alaska has one of the tallest and best, frontlines in town: Prior to this game, Robert Dozier and Sonny Thoss averaged a combined 32.6ppg and 18.7rpg. Dozier, not surprisingly, deserves a lion's share of the credit for that, but Thoss seems to have adjusted well to the role of NOT being Alaska's primary slotman. He tossed in 16 markers (7-of-8 FG shooting) to go along with 5 caroms for the Aces in this one, while Dozier himself scored 21 points. - Rappler.com