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Alaska's Advantage Went Down the Drain as Ginebra Gets Last Semi-Final Berth

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Barangay Ginebra San Miguel ousted the Alaska Aces after two straight games against the number two seed Alaska Aces.

Alaska's edge went to waste after being behind during the second half. Ginebra's big men stepped up to fill the shoes of the missing link Joe Devance, Aljon Mariano, Kevin Ferrer, and Scottie Thompson among the young guns provided a boost to the Ginebra rally after being down during the first half.

LA Tenorio, contributed 31 points to anchor the win for Ginebra along side Aljon Mariano who scored a career-high of 20 points with 7 boards.

Ginebra will be facing the Star Hotshots for a Manila Clasico best of seven semi finals on Thursday to try and clinch a back to back finals appearance. Apparently three SMC teams are now officially in the Semi Final round.

The scores: GINEBRA 108 - Tenorio 31, Mariano 20, Ferrer 15, Thompson 10, Mercado 9, Ellis 9, Marcelo 7, Cruz 5, Aguilar 2, Helterbrand 0, Caguioa 0. ALASKA 97 - Abueva 29, Manuel 23, Casio 10, Racal 8, Pascual 6, Galliguez 6, Exciminiano 5, Thoss 4, Cruz 3, Dela Cruz 3, Hontiveros 0, Jazul 0, Magat 0, Mendoza 0. Quarterscores: 21-25, 51-53, 82-71, 108-97

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