It will be a tough battle again for the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel for the Finals of the 2013 Commissioner's Cup as they battle the number one team all conference long, the Alaska Aces. No one ever expect that the Kings will be at the Finals but they we're able to knocked out two star studded team in the PBA today with Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and Talk n Text Tropang Texters.
With the Aces consistency this conference, the Barangay is again in their known position. They are again being considered as the under dog in this Best of Five series. For us to be able to beat Alaska we must take consider the following:
Shut down the Beast
This is the main concern we have to do, Calvin Abueva plays off the bench but every time he plays inside the court you will feel his presence. It does not matter if it is offense or defense the Beast is always effective for the Aces so we need to limit Calvin on having those offensive rebounds and we have to limit him to run on fast breaks.
Share the Ball
It shows that we did not share the ball that much as they did where in our elimination battle they had 17 assists while we only got 13. So we must share the ball and beat the Aces with assists. We've done it against TNT at the semi finals and it would be effective as well to beat the Aces.
Eye on Casio and the Boss
Jayvee Casio serves as the main guy of the offense of the Alaska Aces. We have to force him play defense against LA Tenorio. So LA must attack the defense of Casio. We also need to limit Sonny Thoss on taking perimeter shots.
Play double time
In our last meeting against the Alaska Aces , Mark Caguioa is the high scorer for the game but we still went home being beaten by the Aces. With the Spark still doubt to play for this series, guys like LA Tenorio, Chris Ellis and Mac Baracael must help Vernon Macklin on points.