MANILA, Philippines – It’s all even in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals after the B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados and the Alaska Aces exacted revenge over their respective rivals in last night’s PBA games held at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.
B-Meg got a big boost from Marc Pingris, import Denzel Bowles, Josh Urbiztondo and PJ Simon to pull out a 95-85 win over the Meralco Bolts in a highly dramatic and physical encounter.
The Bolts played without main gunner Mac Cardona for most of the game after the former DLSU Archer star got ejected from the game. Cardona only saw action for about 70 minutes after incurring successive technical fouls.
Cardona’s first technical foul came when he had a verbal altercation with Llamado’s Josh Urbiztondo while the second came after he hit Bowles on the nape as well as a flagrant foul 1.
Cardona claimed that he was just trying to protect himself after the fall although replays show that Cardona looked like he did it intentionally.
Regardless, the Bolts fought back after falling by as much as 26 points until Simon went on to secure the win for the Llamados.
In the second game, Alaska spoiled the debut of two-time PBA Best Import Gabe Freeman with a masterful 99-92 victory over the Barako Bull Energy.
Freeman planed in at around 4:30 yesterday morning and barely had time to practice with his new team and shrug off some jetlag. He still ended with 22 points but was held scoreless in the 2nd and 3rd period. He also had 17 rebounds.
Danny Seigle tried to pick off from where he left off in game 1 but the Aces were simply fluid on both ends thus setting up a winner-take-all match this coming April 8, Easter Sunday.
In other news, Ginebra Kings coach Siot Tanquincen relayed that Mark Caguioa may sit out some games once the PBA semi-finals start. Caguioa suffered a freak fall in their last game against B-Meg which resulted in a fractured right orbit.
With regards to the supposed amended trade proposal concerning Powerade’s Marcio Lassiter and Petron’s Rabeh Al-Hussaini and Rey Guevarra, PBA Commissioner Atty. Chito Salud bared that his office has not received any revised trade proposals for now. (Brian Yalung)
B-MEG 95 – Pingris 21, Bowles 20, Simon 15, Urbiztondo 13, Devance 10, Yap 8, Intal 4, Barroca 2, Reavis 2, De Ocampo 0.
MERALCO 85 – Barron 39, Mercado 18, Macapagal 9, Taulava 7, Ross 4, Timberlake 2, Yee 2, Aljamal 2, Cardona 2, Borboran 0, Hugnatan 0.
Quarterscores: 32-13, 52-29, 76-68, 95-85
ALASKA 99 – Tenorio 22, Baguio 20, Thoss 17, Baracael 16, Parada 12, Eman 7, Gonzales 3, Custodio 2, Reyes 0.
BARAKO 92 – Freeman 22, Seigle 19, Tubid 15, Miller 13, Allado 8, Pennisi 6, Arboleda 5, Pena 4, Gatumbato 0, Weinstein 0, Najorda 0, Salvador 0.
Quarterscores: 28-34, 48-48, 77-63, 99-92
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