Card-game aficionados reminded me before the PBA 2013 Commissioner’s Cup Finals began that an ace beats a king. In this series, however, many, I included, thought that the Ginebra Kings would give the Alaska Aces a run for their money and push it to four, maybe five games, or perhaps even win it all. Well, how wrong we were.
Alaska utterly dominated the Best-of-5 series, winning in three straight ballgames by an average of more than eighteen points per game. After getting routed as early as the first quarter in Game 1 (Alaska led 28-6 after one quarter.), Ginebra was only really in it in the first quarter and a half of Game 2 before Alaska again went on a tear before halftime, to lead 54-37 at the break. In Game 3, trying to stay alive, Ginebra still led early in the fourth quarter when, all of a sudden, the Kings started missing, piling up turnovers, and allowing Alaska to grab the lead and run away with the game and the series, winningRead More »from It was in the cards!