#PBA2015 Govs Cup Roundup: June 5, 2015

The Alaska Aces and San Miguel Beermen notched separate wins tonight to remain at the top tier of the team standings in the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup.




Game recap (adapted from Interaksyon):

ALASKA ACES over KIA CARNIVAL, 101-63
Box scores.
The Alaska Aces continued their strong campaign in the PBA Governors’ Cup as they obliterated expansion team Kia by 38 points, 101-63, on Friday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Vic Manuel led the way with 17 points and 4 rebounds for the Aces, who improved to 5-2, good for a share of second place in the standings. Import Romeo Travis, rookie Chris Banchero and veteran Dondon Hontiveros all scored 14, while JVee Casio added 11.


Calvin Abueva didn’t put up a lot of points but made his presence felt with 8 points, 15 rebounds, and 6 assists.

The hapless Carnival were paced by its two imports. Hamady N’Diaye recorded 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 blocks before leaving the game early after taking a hit on the face. Taiwanese star Jet Chang, meanwhile, added 10 markers on 3/11 FG shooting.

Line of the Game: Calvin Abueva (ALA) - 8pts, 15rebs, 6asts.


Hamady N'Diaye pulls up for the Kia Carnival.

Romeo Travis had another strong showing for Alaska.

Vic Manuel stepped up big time as the Aces blew out Kia.


SAN MIGUEL BEERMEN over NLEX ROAD WARRIORS, 96-92
Box scores.
The San Miguel Beermen stretched their winning streak to six games after rolling past NLEX, 96-92, to continue their climb up the PBA Governors’ Cup standings on Friday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

The Road Warriors hung tough in the fourth quarter, but San Miguel import Arizona Reid came up with several big shots in the last three minutes for the Beermen and Marcio Lassiter sealed the win a free throw in the dying seconds.

Reid tallied 30 points and 10 rebounds, Lassiter added 21 points, and June Mar Fajardo had a huge double-double with 16 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Beermen.

With the win, streaking San Miguel improved to 6-2, while NLEX dropped to 2-5.

Asian import Michel Madanly finished with a team-high 24 points for NLEX. Kwame Alexander added 21 points and 13 rebounds before fouling out, while Asi Taulava had 20 markers.

Line of the Game: AZ Reid (SMB) - 30pts, 10rebs, 3asts.

AZ Reid was a dominant force for San Miguel.

Marcio Lassiter erupted for 21 points as the Beermen extended their winning run.

Syrian import Micho Madanly had a good shooting game, but he just couldn't tow NLEX to the win.

Images from the PBA.


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