first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Alaska guard Chris Banchero said he’s ready to play in the Aces’ match up against Phoenix in the PBA Philippine Cup despite hurting his shooting hand in the do-or-die game against NLEX.ADVERTISEMENT Banchero subbed out with 2:11 left in the second quarter after the Road Warriors’ JR Quiñahan accidentally whacked his hand.Although Banchero did not return to the game, the Aces cruised to the 88-80 victory and set up a semifinals series with Phoenix.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It was just chopped by Quiñahan but I think I’d be ready to play, I’m ready to go by Sunday,” said Banchero Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. “It’s kind of painful right now because it’s swollen. I don’t think it’s too bad, it’s just a little painful.”Banchero, who averaged 12.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 4.9 assists prior to the NLEX game, finished with four points, three rebounds, and two assists in 15 minutes of play. 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 Leagues, clubs to meet for tricky Champions League talks Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs He added that he didn’t need to go back to the court especially his teammates had it all wrapped up way before the final buzzer sounded.Alaska held a 44-25 lead after the first half and the Aces just kept their momentum for the rest of the game.JVee Casio’s three-pointer gave the Aces a 69-41 lead with 2:51 left in the third and although the Road Warriors’ tried to mount a comeback in the fourth the time left was too little for any bid to happen.“We were playing well and there’s no need for me to get back in the game,” said Banchero, who saw 37-year-old Sonny Thoss put up 21 points on 10-of-14 shooting.“Sonny was playing very well, everybody played well tonight so we got the win.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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