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CONE: ONE STREAK’S ABOUT TO GIVE

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Now on its own run with import Denzel Bowles, San Mig Coffee takes its turn to test the mettle of unbeaten pacesetter Alaska Milk in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday.

The Aces gun for win No. 6 while the Mixers look to hit the .500 mark at 3-3 as they face off at 7:30 p.m.

Both anticipate a tough showdown.

“It’s going to be tough. Alaska is playing at a very high level with great confidence, and we’re still trying to get our feet under us after a poor start,” said San Mig Coffee coach Tim Cone.

“In the end, it’s going to come down to who can execute better. Hopefully, that will be us,” Cone added.

For the record, Cone is 6-0 against his former team.

Alaska coach Luigi Trillo said San Mig Coffee’s 2-3 win-loss mark is not the real indication of its strength and capability.

“Denzel Bowles really changes that team and so does Joe Devance. The thing, though, is that San Mig Coffee has good one-on-one players but they somehow always find a way to play together and share the load. It is never about one person in that team,” said Trillo.

“We have to find ways to take away match-up problems. In every position from (Mark) Barroca to (James) Yap, (PJ) Simon and even (Marc) Pingris, they can isolate. And they also tear teams apart sharing the basketball very well,” Trillo also said. “They don’t force things. Everything is within their rhythm.”

Trillo also wants everybody reminded that the core of the San Mig Coffee team reigned supreme in this tournament last year.

“They’re pretty solid, especially with Bowles back,” Trillo insisted.

The Mixers have been that since the return of Bowles to take over from Matt Rodgers. San Mig Coffee has won its last two games after three straight defeats.

Alaska, meanwhile, has been performing well since day one of the mid-season tourney.

The Uytengsu-owned ball club has yet to lose a game since losing its Philippine Cup Final Four series versus Talk n Text, beating Rain or Shine, Meralco, Barako Bull, Barangay Ginebra and Talk n Text in a hot second confab start.

The Aces were particularly impressive in their last two games against the Kings and the Tropang Texters, beating them by a huge average margin of 19 points. (SB)

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  • Bejune

    Meron ng tatalo sa alaska…♫♫♪

    Tuloy-tuloy na ang panalo ng SMC…
    Go Bowles, Yap and Simon..

    • http://www.facebook.com/lerzej814 Yugeen Fabre

      wag muna mgsalita ng tapos, bka mbaliktad pa hinala mo

      • carl franz

        tama, wag muna magsalita ng ndi tapos..

      • Bejune

        haha.,panalo po…

    • Erwin Alvarez

      baka sa huli nganga labas mo…pati ang sanmig

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Renato-D-Recaña/1836781297 Renato D. Recaña

        beat alaska aces durugin nyo yan,,pataubin ang aces,,go,go,go..fight,fight,fight,sanmigplanet go for da win,,,,gud luct team coners…..

        • Erwin Alvarez

          ibaon ang sanmig sa kangkungan dapat nilang damayan ang sister team nilang bgk…lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Renato-D-Recaña/1836781297 Renato D. Recaña

      go monster bowles,,,,,,,,,,

  • nhad

    san mig coffee lng unang tatalo s alaska tom..go san mig…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1622089954 Chuck Custodio

    walang makakatalo sa alaska aces tandaan nyo yan kasi nandiyan si cyrus baguio at robert dozier at calvin abueva :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Renato-D-Recaña/1836781297 Renato D. Recaña

      smc mixers parin panalo kontra aces 3-3 na standings,,go,go,go smc mixers beat alaska aces,,,firs five yan sa smc mixers barrocka,yap,bowles pingris.jdv,,,go for da win sanmigplanet I Believe win win this game bout alaska aces,,,,kapeng barrocka kasi matapang kape kesa gatas…….

    • jeremie

      tinggnan lang natin kung snong matalo magandang laban yan

      • optic920

        nakita mo na ba kung sino natalo?

    • Marco

      alaska sana manalo. goodluck narin kay coach tim. sana maka-isa na kami sa inyo. ^^

    • markytotz

      unggoy natalo na.. hahaha

      • markytotz

        wala plng tatalo ha!! ano ka ngayon?

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucas.martinez.1481 Lucas Martinez

      ikwento mo kila abueva

      • http://www.facebook.com/reynald.cruz.902 Reynald Cruz

        wlang kwenta mga comment mo lucas lucifer!!!!!! go to hell……..

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000384795470 Leo Tejoso Legaspi

      ano nangyari chuck sa binitwan mong msgs?sabi u walang makaktalo sa alaska.bakit 5-1 na?

    • ian

      mejo talo ahh

      • ian

        kwento mo sa pagong

  • pamboykits

    wait u petron nga nga alaska mo lol…..

    • http://www.facebook.com/wesley.trivinio Wesley Fetalvero Trivinio

      asa petron

      • http://www.facebook.com/mhark.a.fernandez Mhark Anthony Fernandez

        petron ahahahhaa ilan beses din tinalo nang alaska un paritda all filipino pa at unang salta ni abueva pa alng yun

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ryhuki Giovanni Parico

    SMC ANG MAGBBIGAY NG 1 LOSE SA ALASKA
    AT SIGURADO AKO DUN..

    GO SMC .. :) )

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Español/100002310648470 Robert Español

    tama k jan wla pa ttalo sa ALASKA!!!!6-0

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Renato-D-Recaña/1836781297 Renato D. Recaña

      ahhah,,5-1 yan talo na yan,,booooooooooooooooooo.

    • akura

      nga-nga

  • http://twitter.com/imkarlo iannekarl

    simula ng lumipat si Coach TimC sa Sanmig. never pa nanalo ang ACES against them. Their Game today against SAnmig is a BIG test for them. GOD BLESS ACES.

    • http://www.facebook.com/theb.canoy Theb Canoy

      tama.,

  • http://twitter.com/analyst_angel EhN JaiL MaE

    ito na ang simula nang pagkatalo nang ALASKA…go #SMC

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Renato-D-Recaña/1836781297 Renato D. Recaña

      tamaaaaaaaaaaa ka,,miss ehh jail mae..

  • lexter martin

    Bka san mig na ang unang mkatalo sa alaska food luck to bpth teams

    #smcm 18

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffcaceres37 Jeff Caceres

    Alaska is my favorite team since I was a kid, while my best friend’s favorite is SanMig Coffee. Haha magkalaban kami dalawa sa cheering. Good luck to both teams! This is going to be a tough battle.

    • http://www.facebook.com/theb.canoy Theb Canoy

      baka po mag suntukan kayo nean,

  • richmond

    sanmig always #1 here at cdo….go sanmig gudluck mamaya james sana puputok ka mamaya…………………………..gudluck guys

  • Erwin Alvarez

    Go Alaska Aces beat sanmig…Gatas Republik 6-0 tonight!

  • jose antonio calderon

    mananalo ang san mig kasi matulis at malakas ang mga siko ni marc pingris

    • akura

      mananalo ang alaska kase plageng bumabagsak sa floor si abweba kahit at khit walang foul tatawagan ng reperi

      • markytotz

        anung ngyare sa skyrus at the beast ng alaska? nganga!! nangitlog sa bangko..

        • akura

          mginaw daw kse kya ndi muna nagparamdam si Skyrus bagyo,,,si Abueva naman masaket katawan kakagulong sa court,,,un lan kase alam e,, :P

  • jose antonio calderon

    @iannekart …mula nung lumipat si cone sa sanmig mas lalong yumabang si james yap

    • http://www.facebook.com/theb.canoy Theb Canoy

      panu mo nasabi?

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucas.martinez.1481 Lucas Martinez

      .!.

  • lawin

    Alaska advantage is their 2nd unit, they can rotate their player well; like abueva, jasul, honteveros,reyes,espinas..

  • http://www.facebook.com/theb.canoy Theb Canoy

    im sure this one will be a great game, top team vs hottest team,. gogogogo # smc

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arnel-Maghirang/100001335608101 Arnel Maghirang

      di naman hottest team ang smc eh. hottest team nga ang alaska aces eh.

    • smcmixersakangkungan

      kapal ng mukha mo @facebook-100000730810888:disqus
      sanmig hottest team? weeh…kelan?
      magsama kayo ng mixers mo sa kangkungan…

      • optic920

        kinangkong na alaska mo

  • http://www.facebook.com/theb.canoy Theb Canoy

    if nag work sina, simon, yap, baroca ,jdv and the others im sure smc mahirap sila talunin , luluwag ung dipensa, kc if c bowles lng gumana , focus lng def sa kanya. if maraming gumawa, mahihirapan mag def ung opponent ,

  • Erwin Alvarez

    pag natalo sanmig may injury na naman si yames yap….

  • jeremie

    go go go san mig coffee

  • jhayibe

    sarap naman magbasa ng mga comments dito.. walang basura sa mga comments. good luck sa both teams. my the best team wins..

  • joshua

    binga..!

  • http://www.facebook.com/oileme.noicalbop Oileme Noicalbop

    1st lose of aces this evening..,go SanMig..!

  • jonathan ison

    unang tatalo sa alaska ay ang SAN MIG COFFEE MIXERS…
    #go SMCyap

  • jonjon

    s record simula ng umalis c tim cone s alaska 6-0 dipa nanalo alaska s san mig….tignan nlang ntin mmy kung kayang masisira ng alaska ang record….

  • Blu-Roy Villareal

    magka2-alaman n lng yan mya… go alaska aces go for 6-0

  • amer

    SAN Mig Ang mananalo,BOWLES ang magpapanalo

  • raiderR150

    God Bless for both teams… :)

  • jose antonio

    james”tikalon”yap
    denzel”devil”bowles yan angmagpapanalo sa smc

  • iane

    hehehe

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002976770283 Sean Archer

    Nganga ang Alaska pati ang mga ALASKADOR Republik

  • Guest

    LOL! Paano yan? Wala pa ring panalo ang gatas sa kape…

  • RobbCaloJr.

    Paano na yan??? Wala pa ring panalo ang gatas sa kape…LOL! 6-0

  • ian

    natalo nga ehh sunga

  • http://www.facebook.com/lhot.bruna Lhot Bruna Silandron

    bakit palging pinapapasok si dela cruz sa alaska ehh wla nmna syang nagagawa

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