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Alaska may have made it look easy, ending the quest for its 13th title in Game 6 of the PBA Fiesta Conference against powerhouse defending champion San Miguel Beer in Game 6. But the route to glory ran parallel with the highway to hell, and even coach Tim Cone described the championship as one of [...]
MANILA-Philippines—It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. Heavily favored San Miguel Beermen had a heartbreaking reality check as it relinquished its PBA Fiesta Conference Title to a better and bolder Alaska in game six, 102-88, of the best-of-seven finals last August 18. Gabe Freeman summed up the debacle simply: “They outplayed us.” While [...]
TIM CONE did a lot of brilliant coaching for Alaska on the way to its PBA Fiesta Conference title conquest Wednesday night.
It was the toughest route to a championship for Tim Cone and the Aces. That made the ‘Fiesta’ celebration even sweeter.
Alaska coach Tim Cone said his team took San Miguel’s best punch and fell merely inches short of wrapping things up Sunday night. This time, the Aces hope to deliver the KO punch.
With a “new” coach calling the shots, San Miguel kept Alaska from dropping balloons all over the Big Dome.
MANILA, Philippines—Alaska hopes that a season littered with heartbreak will end in glory Sunday night as the Aces take the first of three cracks at the PBA Fiesta Conference crown against San Miguel Beer at the Araneta Coliseum. Swept by Purefoods in the All-Filipino Cup finals, the Aces try to finish the season on [...]
MANILA, Philippines–AS FAR as coach Siot Tanquingcen is concerned, San Miguel Beer has not accomplished anything yet despite its convincing win in Game 3 of the PBA Fiesta Conference finals. Hoping to sustain their blazing form, the Beermen look to tie the series at two games each when they clash against the Aces at [...]
San Miguel may have had the best player and best import of the conference on its side but it was Alaska’s one-two punch ofLA Tenorio and Diamon Simpson that knocked in the first biff of this year’s PBA Fiesta Conference Finals series. Tenorio and Simpson, who were edged by Jay Washington and Gabe Freeman for [...]
MANILA, Philippines—Even Alaska coach Tim Cone sounded tired. A weary Alaska crew guns for a 2-0 lead against San Miguel Beer today as the Aces, playing their 14th straight game in less than a month, seek to sustain their surprising playoff run in the PBA Fiesta Conference Finals at the Araneta Coliseum. “It took a [...]
Chot Reyes and Tim Cone, despite their many on-court battles in the past, remain as very close friends.
Top seeds Talk ‘N Text and San Miguel, squads whose rosters are littered with some of the biggest names in local hoopdom, try to close out their semifinal foes Sunday and forge a riveting showdown for the PBA Fiesta Conference.
With the season on the line, Tony Washam powers Derby Ace to victory. With his job on the line, Shawn Daniels makes a case for himself as Talk ‘N Text surges ahead.