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Alaska Aces win against Petron Blaze Boosters in 2012-2013 PBA Philippine Cup

Game 17 of PBA Philippine Cup 2012-2013 elimination round has just end, with a face off between Petron Blaze Boosters and Alaska Aces. Both teams before the game had started tonight has a current game standing of 1 - 2 (w-l), so both teams are bound to get their second win this night to go up in their rankings.

With a new recruit from San Sebastian Stags, Calvin Abueva, Alaska's head coach Trillo has so much hope in winning this nights game match with the help of the Stag player whom he called as the "game-changer".

He said, "Yes, Calvin will play."

If Alaska Aces has a new rookie on the court, Petron Blaze on the other hand had loss one of their player, June Mar Fajardo, after being in a surgery last Thursday to stop the swelling on his scrotum. Fajardo is said to be coming back on the game after a month of recovery, but still Petron Blaze will not be affected by his absence.

Petron's head coach said, "Coming off a loss and after losing our starting center to an injury, tomorrow will be a tough game for us," and added, "But we are used to these kinds of challenges already. We just have to execute, play as a team and help each other out."

Seen in the way Petron had performed this night, they really showed everyone that even with Fajardo's absence they can definitely play a good play. As the first quarter ends, the team had manage to put up a lead against Alaska Aces.

And as the halftime rings in the Smart Araneta Coliseum, a 4 point lead was given by Petron Blaze to Alaska Aces, a few points to caught up in the next quarters.

As the game nearly on it's ends, Petron Blaze continues to make an aggressive offense making their lead against Alaska Aces increased by 8 points.

But an unexpected move has shook Petron on the last 4 minutes of the fourth quarter, as Alaska Aces took lead by five points. The match between the two teams get more exciting as the minutes pass. And on the last 50 seconds of the last quarter, Alaska made sure that Petron Blaze can no longer take away their lead from them. Alaska's defense had been so tight to break for Petron.

Alaska with a lead point of 2 against Petron Blaze wins this days match in PBA Cup 2012-2013.

Meanwhile, here is the scores per quarter made by each team.

Petron Blaze Boosters vs Alaska Aces
Smart Araneta Coliseum, Cubao
Friday, October 19, 2012

1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
Petron Blaze Boosters 18 41 65 86
Alaska Aces 17 37 57 88

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