This Commissioner’s Cup, two teams performed in contrasting ways, which practically “compelled” me to write about both of them. The first team, in my opinion, was consistently good. Despite a setback here and there along the way, the Alaska Aces showed from the start of the elimination round up to the clincher against San Mig Coffee in the semis just the other day that they were a well-oiled machine, a defensive wall, a group immersed in hustle and energy, and one that had their eyes on the ultimate prize.
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The other, Barangay Ginebra, looked horrendous at times, totally out of sync, but found its groove just in time and, as usual, never-said-die to win in the Quarterfinals where it had to beat the higher seed (Rain or Shine) twice, and was down in the Semis 1-2 to TNT, and won the last two games to make the best-of-five Finals, which start tomorrow (15 May) at the Big Dome.
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