Alaska keeps playoff hopes alive with rout of Ginebra to open 3-night grind

Abu Tratter paced the Aces in the first of three games in back-to-back-to-back nights. PBA Images
By Carl Santiago

MANILA--Alaska began its own late push for a playoff spot in the PBA Philippine Cup with a resounding 89-75 win over Ginebra in its first game back after entering the league's health and safety protocols on Friday night at the Don Honorio Ventura State University Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga.

Alaska opened the game with a strong statement, pouring a 23-point first quarter over just eight for the Ginebra side.

The Gin Kings can’t seem to find a way to stop the Aces as they stretched their lead to 18, 43-25, by halftime.

Pringle tried to keep Ginebra in the game as he had 13 points for the team in the third quarter, but it was not enough for the Gin Kings to take the lead from the Aces, who maintained a 66-52 lead at the end of the period.

Alaska will not let Ginebra fight back as the Aces kept going in the fourth quarter, even upping their lead to 22 with 6:28 left

Abu Tratter took charge for Alaska, which moved up to 3-4, with 13 points and four rebounds.

Alaska is embarking in a string of three back-to-back-to-back game as its next game is on Saturday against TNT.

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