With its back against the wall, Alaska unleashed the Beast against Globalport.
It was not enough.
Terrence Romeo ended the Aces’ 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup campaign as the flamboyant star led the Batang Pier to a pulsating 107-106 win over the Aces Sunday at the MOA Arena.
In taking this playoff for the no. 8 seed, Globalport arranged a quarterfinal matchup against no. 1 Brgy. Ginebra with the Gin Kings holding a twice-to-beat advantage.
Alaska, which will miss the playoffs for the first time in the Alex Compton era (nine straight conferences), got 32 points from import Cory Jefferson.
Abueva scored a new career-high of 31 points to go along with 13 rebounds and three assists.