HIGHLIGHTS: Alaska vs San Miguel – 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 1
MANILA, Philippines – The Alaska Aces draw first blood against the San Miguel Beermen, taking Game 1, 100-91, of the best-of-7 series in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup.
Vic Manuel led Alaska with a career-high tying 24 points including 14 in the fourth quarter.
The defending champions were without prized center June Mar Fajardo who, according to coach Leo Austria, is on a day-to-day basis for this series.
The Beermen, who won two of the last 3 championships last season and defeated the Aces in the process, are gunning for their 22nd title.
The Aces, who last won an all-Filipino crown in 2000, aim to end that longest drought with a potential 15th franchise championship.
Game 2 of this series is on Tuesday, January 19 at 7 pm. (SCHEDULE: 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals – Alaska vs San Miguel)
Relive the action of Game 1 through these highlights.