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The Alaska Aces used a balanced attack to defeat a hard-fighting Barako Bull side, 77-73, and grab the solo lead in the Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Robert Dozier scored 19 points to lead six players with at least eight points for Alaska, which improved its win-loss mark to 3-0. Barako Bull, which was tied atop the leaderboard with the Aces prior to the game, suffered its first loss to see its record drop to 2-1.
Renaldo Balkman scored 17 of his game-high 34 points in a furious third quarter run as the Petron Blaze Boosters cruised to an easy victory over Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, 105-90, Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
“The team talked about consistency. We were up and down last conference. This time, we started with a loss, but we came out with a lot of intensity and played with more energy in our last two games. We need to continue to show our intense defensive effort every single game,” said Petron Blaze coach Olsen Racela.
“It’s about time they see the good happenings in this team. Madalas, nakikita ng mga tao yung mga adversities sa team naming kaya nga mayroong Petronovela.”