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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Alaska takes down Rain or Shine will face San Miguel in the Finals






Red-hot Dondon Hontiveros scored 15 points in the fourth quarter – all on three-pointers – as he lifted Alaska into the championship round of the PBA Philippine Cup after a 79-76 victory over Rain or Shine in Game Six of their best-of-seven semifinal series on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Photos courtesy of Sports5/Paul Ryan Tan

Hontiveros finished with 17 points while Calvin Abueva added 15 points and nine rebounds as the Aces knocked out the Elasto Painters, 4-2.

Alaska dominated the first half with its defense, holding Rain or Shine to 16 and 12 points in the first two periods, respectively. Continue Reading at interaksyon


The scores:

ALASKA 79 - Hontiveros 17, Abueva 15, Thoss 11, Baguio 6, Manuel 6, Menk 6, Jazul 5, Exciminiano 4, Dela Cruz 4, Casio 3, Banchero 2, Eman 0, Dela Rosa 0, Espinas 0.

RAIN OR SHINE 76 - Chan 14, Almazan 11, Uyloan 9, Arana 9, Belga 9, Lee 7, Ibanes 6, Norwood 4, Tang 4, Quinahan 3, Teng 0, Tiu 0, Cruz 0.

Quarterscores: 20-16, 36-28, 56-60, 79-76