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After 2-day rest, Aces finals prep gets going

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Dragon boat demo event in Tokyo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alex Compton was resting at home on Saturday afternoon but couldn’t take his mind off what his Alaska Aces need to do in their PBA Governors’ Cup best-of-seven championship series against Magnolia.“We need to be much, much, much, much better than we were against Meralco,” Compton told the Inquirer over the phone. “If you think we were good [in the series against the Bolts], we need to be a lot better to beat Magnolia.”ADVERTISEMENT Compton will be coaching in his fifth title series and hopes that this one brings a different ending for him and the Aces, who last won a title under Luigi Trillo in the 2013 Commissioner’s Cup.“I was in four [Finals] in my first five conferences [as a head coach],” Compton said, bringing a wealth of experience into the series against Chito Victolero, who will be in his second championship playoffs after losing to San Miguel Beer in the Philippine Cup this season.Compton is also hoping his injured duo Chris Banchero (left ankle) and JV Casio (hamstring) recover in time for Game 1.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Compton said that from a fan’s standpoint, it’s going to be another magnificent series—just like the two Final Four series where Magnolia upended Barangay Ginebra and the Aces bundled out Meralco, both in four games.The Finals battle that starts Dec. 5 at Mall of Asia Arena is a mouth-watering one, with both sides anchored on talented reinforcements Romeo Travis of Magnolia and Alaska’s Mike Harris who will slug it out for the Best Import trophy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCompton and the Aces spent the weekend with their families before starting Finals work.“They (Aces) need the rest,” he said of the two-day break. “Some of them are pretty banged up. They could use the break.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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