PBA: Alaska routs all-Filipino finalist Magnolia in rusty Commissioner’s Cup debut

Paul Lintag, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 05 2019 07:26 PM | Updated as of Jun 05 2019 09:25 PM

It wasn’t even close Wednesday.

Alaska got its first winning streak of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, crushing the debuting Magnolia Hotshots at the Big Dome, 103-80.

The Aces led by as many as 28 in a rather underwhelming rematch from the 2018 Governors’ Cup Finals. With the strong victory, Alaska improved to 3-2 with back-to-back wins.

“I can tell you we’re fortunate to get Magnolia in this situation. I thought they did a good job in the last Finals, and we caught them tired and lacking in preparations and I know what that’s like,” head coach Alex Compton said.

Magnolia was playing its first game since losing Game 7 of the Philippine Cup Finals in dramatic fashion.

Read the entire recap on ABS-CBN Sports here.