WATCH: Alaska vs Magnolia Highlights [QF | July 10, 2018]

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Alaska fought with grit and guts, and claimed the first berth in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Final Four with an 89-78 drubbing of Magnolia Pambansang ManokTuesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The Aces put together tough effort on both ends and delivered the knockout blow on the Hotshots in holding them scoreless in the last three minutes and 29 seconds of the game.

Alaska narrowly lost a 16-point lead at the start of the fourth but applied the brakes on Magnolia’s charge in the crunch to pull off the victory that sent the Aces to their first semifinals in six conferences.

Vic Manuel, the leading BPC contender, delivered an 11th straight 20-point game with 22 while Diamon Simpson and Chris Banchero came through with their own clutch games as the Aces advanced to the semifinals versus the winner of the San Miguel-TNT quarterfinal matchup.

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