Ginebra vs Alaska: PBA Commisioners Cup Finals 2013, Preview and Results
All set for the PBA Commissioners Cup 2013 as Barangay Ginebra and Alaska Aces collide in Game 1 Wednesday night. It is considered to be a perfect series that is dwindled into a best-of-five.
Ginebra entered into the Finals by overpowering Talk N Text in Game Five of the series. Coach Al Francis Chua did stir up the fighting spirits of the Kings as they climbed the big mountain against Norman Black's team. Showing resiliency in times of trouble, the Ginebra Kings will have to be relying on Kirby Raymundo and the shooting power of Jayjay Helterbrand without star Mark Caguioa.
The Kings accepted already the fact that they can play to the high degree without Caguioa as they found out that they can increase the level of the energy through import Vernon Macklin and LA Tenorio. Furthermore, the Kings can maintain a significant lead and they can rally if they are pushed into a big deficit.
On the other hand, Alaska is not a pushover team. With Cyrus Baguio and Sonny Thoss playing significantly comfortable, the Aces can distance themselves early in the game. Also, the defensive game of Calvin Abueva will be important in toppling the offense of Helterbrand.
Alaska import Rob Dozier will have to do the scoring and the rebounding to extend his help for the Aces to be formidable in Game One. More importantly, his defense is needed to nullify whatever the deficiency of his teammates.
I don't know who will win Game 1, it's a toss up. I will provide you the Ginebra vs Alaska results here.