‘Twice-to-beat’ is not an advantage when Brgy. Ginebra is the opponent’, says Alex Compton

PBA Media Bureau

Alaska realized its main goal on Wednesday night when the Aces compound the woes of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 94-89 to secure the No. 2 spot and the twice-to-beat bonus it dangles in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinal round.

The victory—its third straight—enabled Alaska to improve its mark to 7-4 and tie Star at second spot at the end of the elimination round. However, the Aces eventually earned the No. 2 spot in the playoffs by virtue of the winner-over-the-other rule courtesy of their 97-90 overtime victory over the Hotshots last January 11.

Alaska coach Alex Compton, however, is in no mood to celebrate since the Aces, armed with a once-to-win edge, will take on No. 7 Barangay Ginebra, handled by former mentor Tim Cone, on Sunday at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City.

“It’s great that we have a twice-to-beat (advantage) but it’s not an advantage with Ginebra as an opponent,” admitted Compton. – FOX Sports Asia