ALASKA pulled off a blitz in the second half to overcome a 19-point deficit and beat Rain or Shine, 93-88, on Saturday in Game 5 of the best-of-seven semifinals of the Philippine Basketball Association Season 40 Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. With the win, Alaska is now leading the series 3-2.
Guard Cyrus Baguio posted 16 points; Calvin Abueva had also 16 plus 11 rebounds pushing the Aces one game closer to reaching the finals against San Miguel Beer.
Sonny Thoss and Vic Manuel notched 13 points each while Dondon Hontiveros added 11 also for the Aces.
The 6’7 Raymond Almazan led Rain or Shine with 16 points. JOSEF T. RAMOS