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Abueva shines anew as Alaska sinks Global Port

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 10:39 PM December 01, 2012

Calvin Abueva (left). FILE PHOTO/PBA IMAGES by Nuki Sabio

MANILA, Philippines—Rookie Calvin Abueva dished out another double-double to help Alaska fend off Global Port, 101-95, Saturday in the 38th PBA Philippine Cup at the Dipolog City Sports Center in Dipolog.

Abueva, who had 20 points and 18 rebounds in the Aces’ 88-85 win over Meralco last Wednesday, totaled a career-high 21 points on top of 12 rebounds.

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“Calvin (Abueva) was all over the place, JVee (Casio) came out and controlled the game,” said Alaska head coach Luigi Trillo. “We put ourselves in a good situation. We’re coming up against a strong team but with a quotient, we have a shot at a best-of-three.”

The Batang Pier didn’t go without a fight but the Aces just proved to be the steadier team down the stretch.

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Abueva drained a triple to stop Global Port’s run, making it a seven-point game, 84-77, before JVee Casio found his rookie teammate to finish the break, 91-81, with 1:09 remaining.

Alaska improved to 7-6 while Global Port, officially bowing out of contention, sank to 1-11.

Rookie Calvin Abueva dished out another double-double to help Alaska fend off Global Port, 101-95, Saturday in the 38th PBA Philippine Cup at the Dipolog City Sports Center in Dipolog.

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