View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Injured Costa Rica defender Matarrita ruled out of World Cup Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced “I think we got a little happy at the first quarter then I felt NLEX smashed us in the mouth, beat us most of the third,” said Aces head coach Alex Compton. “We’re just fortunate to make plays at the end.”Although NLEX was able to trim the deficit to two, 108-106, the Aces showed enough composure for the 12-2 game-closing run with Chris Banchero’s layup putting Alaska up 120-108 with 1:02 left in the game.“The fact we made shots really mattered,” added Compton. “I wasn’t happy with our defense but credit to coach Yeng [Guiao], to his system, and to his team. They made shots and they made plays.”Campbell finished with a team-high 28 points with eight rebounds to lead the Aces while Vic Manuel had 22 points and 11 rebounds.JVee Casio also finished in double digits for Alaska with 16 points with Kevin Racal and Simon Enciso putting up 13 points apiece while Banchero had 12 points and seven assists.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ The Aces bumped their winning streak to seven games and improved to a 7-1 record, tying Rain or Shine at the head of the standings while the Road Warriors dropped to 2-7.After a relatively comfortable first quarter where they led 28-14, the Aces got a dose of reality in the next two periods when the Road Warriors became the aggressor and ended the third trailing by just two, 88-86.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownNLEX then pushed further at the start of the fourth with a 7-0 run to take a 93-88 lead after Arnett Moultrie’s jumper.Alaska countered with a 16-4 run with Anthony Campbell scoring five straight points, a three-pointer and two free throws, to give the Aces a 104-97 lead midway through the fourth. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Alaska took shared ownership of the top seed after overcoming NLEX, 120-111, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Moultrie had a game-high 34 points to lead the Road Warriors while JR Quiñahan added 17 points.RELATED VIDEO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.