Top seed Alaska and defending champion San Mig Coffee start their much-anticipated best-of-five semifinal series in the 2013 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Saturday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
The Aces and the Mixers mix it up at 6:15 p.m. with Alaska hoping to end their losing streak to former coach Tim Cone.
Cone has an unbeaten 8-0 win-loss mark against the Aces. But more than the record, Alaska coach Luigi Trillo is more concerned over how his players perform in this crucial stage of the tournament.
“We have to find a way to play not only during our good times but when we go through some tough times also in the playoffs and we will have a couple of both those,” said Trillo, whose wards finished No. 1 in the eliminations with an impressive 11-3 mark.
2013 PBA SEMIFINALS SCHEDULE:
Saturday, April 27
– 6:15 p.m. – Semifinals Game One: Alaska versus San Mig Coffee
Monday, April 29
SM Mall of Asia Arena
– 6:45 p.m. – Semifinals Game Two: Alaska versus San Mig Coffee
Wednesday, May 8
– 5:15 p.m. – Semifinals Game Three: Alaska versus San Mig Coffee