Alaska outclasses Tropang TNT to make semis

Naveen Ganglani
Alaska outclasses Tropang TNT to make semis
The Aces rally from a 0-1 series deficit to set a semifinal series against the Bolts

MANILA, Philippines – The Alaska Aces dominated on both ends of the floor in Game 3 and defeated Tropang TNT, 99-81, to make the Commissioner’s Cup semifinals on Friday, April 22, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Led by superb performances by import Rob Dozier and Calvin Abueva, Alaska completed a 0-1 series comeback against TNT and will face the Meralco Bolts in the next round. Game 1 of that series takes place on Monday, April 25.

Dozier had 20 points and 14 boards while Abueva scored 18 and pulled down 6 rebounds. Alaska shot 44% as a team and limited Tropang TNT to just 37%.

Import David Simon finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds for TNT, which had 20 turnovers.


Alaska (99): Dozier 20, Abueva 18, Menk 10, Baguio 8, Dela Cruz 8, Exciminiano 8, Hontiveros 8, Thoss 8, JAzul 7, BAclao 4, Banchero 0

Tropang TNT (81): Simon 20, Fonacier 19, Rosario 13, De Ocampo 8, Castro 6, R Reyes 5, Tautuaa 4, Carey 2, Rosser 2, Williams 2, Ababou 0 –

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