3 games in one post.

3 games in one post. This is sooooo not me! I love giving details in my posts, you know. Well, I don't have any choice. I just have to update my blog and to do that means doing it the fast way. Here are some highlights of the three games from pba.ph

Realtors move up to 3rd

The scores:

Sta. Lucia 88

Mendoza 16, Gregorio 13, Espino 13, Miranda 10, Yeo 8, Aquino 8, Gonzales 8, Coronel 7, Williams 3, Omolon 2, Jaime 0.

Rain or Shine 83

Isip 23, Mercado 14, Wainwright 13, Reyes 8, Norwood 7, Dulay 6, Laure 4, Salangsang 3, Tang 2, Andaya 2, Ibanes 1, Arana 0.


24-19, 41-37, 67-59, 88-85

Express win 5th assignment in last 7 games
The scores:
Air21 111
Santos 26, David 21, De Ocampo 17, Quinahan 11, Kramer 11, Arboleda 9, Canaleta 8, Sta. Maria 3, Billones 3, Intal 2, Villanueva 0, Cruz 0.
Coke 101
Cabagnot 19, Macapagal 17, Telan 16, Belasco 15, Calimag 9, Taulava 9, Catli 8, Enrile 2, Rizada 2, Dimaunahan 2, Baguion 1, Misolas 1.
37-27, 60-50, 71-81, 111-101.


Devance, Tenorio get job done for Aces
ALASKA got an early Christmas present after taking the game that was supposed to be played on Christmas Day.

The Aces' defense held on when San Miguel Beer tried to mount a comeback as they posted a thrilling 91-85 victory to grab solo top spot Saturday night in the 2008-09 KFC PBA Philippine Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome.

Joe Devance and LA Tenorio came up with huge plays in crucial moments when the team's reliable closer Willie Miller could not get the job done to survive San Miguel's uprising in the last six minutes of the contest.

"It's always a thrilling feeling when you beat a quality team like San Miguel Beer and the guys did a wonderful job on the defensive end," said Alaska head coach Tim Cone, whose team controlled the game from start to finish.

"To beat San Miguel, all the five guys on the court must play alert defense and tonight, we achieved that," Cone added.

Miller finished with 20 points but was held to just a single point in the fourth period. The two-time MVP also committed seven of the team's 24 turnovers in the game.

Luckily for the Aces, Tenorio and Devance were in their elements and showed poise down the stretch to escape with the victory.

Tenorio added 18 points and eight assists while Devance chipped in 15 markers, including a crucial putback off the missed jumper by Miller.

Alaska was comfortably ahead at 84-72 with 4:52 mark when Lordy Tugade and Olsen Racela fired back-to-back three-pointers that started a 10-0 blitz to move within two, 82-84, with 1:19 left in the game.

But Devance delivered the dagger as he followed up Miller's 15-foot jumper to make it 86-82.

Anthony Washington's three-pointer rimmed out in the next play and Tony de la Cruz was sent to the free throw line by Custodio for a split to make it an 87-82 lead with 35.7 ticks remaining.

Tenorio added a split after Washington was whistled for a technical foul for second motion, 88-82.

Dondon Hontiveros drilled a three-pointer to threaten anew at 85-88, 25.3 seconds left. After a split by Miller, 84-88, San Miguel had another chance to move closer but Washington lost control of the ball.

"This game was supposed to be played on Christmas Day but because of the Singapore game, they had to move it earlier and I thought this was an early Christmas present for us," said Cone.

Custodio had a career-high 20 points for the Beermen while Hontiveros chipped in 16.

Dorian Pena added 12 markers while Lordy Tugade had a quiet game with 11 and was 4-of-10 from the field. Washington chipped in 10 but was 0-of-5 from behind the arc.