Alaska Aces crushed Talk N’ Text Tropang Texters, 92-69, to stay atop of PBA Commissioner’s Cup 2013 standings with a clean 5-0 slate, while Petron Blaze Boosters continued its winning ways to beat Air21 Express, 60-53, in double-header Friday.
The Luigi Trillo-coached team showed its defensive mettle by shutting down the usually high offense Texters. Aces led just 6 points at the half but held Talk N’ Text to just 5 points in 3rd quarter while scoring 28 points to push the lead to 29 entering the final frame.
Cyrus Baguio was cited as best player of the game with 17 points, but it was a total team effort offensively and defensively for Alaska.
In the first game, Petron edged Air21 in an ugly game where both teams each scored 7 points in a quarter(Express at 2nd and Boosters at third). Ronald Tubid was best player for his tenacious defense.
PBA Standings 2013
1. Alaska Aces: 5-0
2. Petron Blaze Boosters: 4-1
3. Rain or Shine Elasto Painters: 3-1
4. Barako Bull Energy Cola: 3-2
5. Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters: 2-3
6. Meralco Bolts: 2-3
7. GlobalPort Batang Pier: 2-3
8. San Mig Coffee Mixers: 1-3
9. Air21 Express: 1-4
10. Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings: 1-4
PBA goes to Naga, Camsur tomorrow with San Mig Coffee Mixers vs Globalport Batang Pier at 6:30PM. Photo credits: PBA/Nuki Sabio