Fastbreak: Alaska stops Ginebra to top elims

2013 PBA Commissioner's Cup

San Mig Coffee Mixers (80) - (66) Air21 Express

The Best: The Mixers got a big lift from Gilas Pilipinas standout Marc Pingris, who scattered 14 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, and 1 steal as SMC moved up to a tie for fourth place with Ginebra.

The Worst: The Express were just way off their game tonight. They shot a collective 30% from the field and were outhustled on the boards, 63-46. Mike Cortez was particularly inefficient, shooting 1-of-6 from the floor and handing out just 3 assists in 27 minutes.

And the better Gilas naturalized player prospect is: Denzel Bowles. He finished with 29 points and 16 rebounds in another herculean performance, while Mike Dunigan was limited to just 18 points, though he did grab 17 boards and blocked 4 shots. In truth, either one would be a decent replacement for Gilas's Marcus Douthit, who is turning 33 on April 15.

Alaska Aces (102) - (93) Bgy. Ginebra San Miguel Kings

The Best: Rob Dozier played maybe his best all-around effort yet, registering 28 points, 20 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, and 1 steal while shooting 9-of-14 from the field. Just WOW.

The Worst: Chris Ellis continues to fade as the season progresses, especially now that Mac Baracael has caught fire for coach Alfrancis Chua. Ellis shot 1-of-5 from the field tonight and turned the ball over twice in 16 minutes of action.

Two BIG outcomes: This win made the Aces halt the Kings' winning run at six games while also giving themselves the first twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals, where they could face any team from the following Meralco, Talk N Text, or Air21. -