PBA News
March 02, 1997

Gordon's Gin tests Alaska mettle today

LITTE BIG MAN Bal David of Gordon's Gin applies the crunch on Fil-American Nicholas Belasco of Pop Cola Friday in the PBA All-Filipino Cup. David starred anew in the Boars' 111-97 victory that gave Gordon's Gin its best season start of three straight wins. (Bob DUNGO Jr.)

If one were to base it on the results of last Friday's weekend blowouts, today's featured match between a team which won so handily and one which lost so badly should be a ho- hum affair.

Well, maybe yes, maybe no.

But judging from both teams' historical past, the PBA All-Filipino Cup game between Gordon's Gin and Alaska Milk at 4:15 p.m. should have revenge as its main plot, the very reason why it shouldn't be counted off as just one of those so-so games.

In the main game, Pure Foods, seeking to come back from that 0-2 start, try to ride the momentum of that triumph against Pop Cola in another big winner vs. heavy loser setto at 7:15 p.m.

Undefeated in three outings, their last conquest having been a lopsided 111-97 rout of Pop Cola the other night, the Boars should be the overwhelming favorites against the Alaskans, who after savoring that rare grand slam last year appear to be struggling in their first three games this conference.

That three-peat, fashioned at the expense of the very same franchise that continues to enjoy overwhelming crowd support, could also be the reason why coach Sonny Jaworski of the Boars are not wont to counting their blessings this early.

"Marami pang dapat trabahuin," he said after that ugly rout of the Bottlers. "What's three wins compared to other games that we still have to play?" he asked. -MANNY ANGELES

March 01,1997
PureFoods rips Alaska Milkmen, 88-63.

Gordon's stays sparkling clear.

New twist in Jacobs-BCAP case.

PBA twinbill in Pampanga.

February 28,1997
Gordon's Gin eyes 3rd straight win.

February 27,1997
PBA, BAP talks slated?

San Mig is the best-coached team in the PBA --Chot Reyes.

February 26,1997
Mobiline outlasts Shell in overtime.

Jawo Jr. gets all the breaks.

February 25,1997
Mobiline vs Shell today.

PBA freezes Feihl.

February 24,1997
Rookie lifts Mobiline past PureFoods.

Buzzer-beating trey lifts Gordon's Gin.

February 22,1997
Jacobs steers San Mig to a big 70-66 victory.

Source: Manila Bulletin Online

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