SONNY Thoss found a lot to celebrate after Alaska's 92-69 win over Talk 'N Text on Friday night, coming as it did against the same team that ended their campaign in the last Philippine Cup.
The Aces gained a measure of revenge for the 2-4 semifinal series loss to the Tropang Texters, who went on to win their third straight Philippine Cup championship after a four-game sweep of Rain or Shine in the finals.
“That’s (semis series loss) was extra motivation," said Thoss before walking out of the Big Dome.
The 6-7 Thoss played just 13 minutes after getting into early foul trouble while trying to defend Talk ‘N Text import Keith Benson, but Alaska was never short of firepower during the one-sided match.
"The guys just don’t want to lose. It’s good to see everyone contributing from all angles tonight,” he said.
The Aces remained the lone unbeaten team in the Commissioner's Cup, but Thoss said there’s still a lot of ground to be covered before they could achieve their ultimate goal of winning a PBA championship.
That's the reason 'The Boss' is trying not to get too excited over the Aces' impressive 5-0 start.
“Every game is a learning opportunity for us, so it’s really early to say (if the Aces will win the championship). We don’t want to get too excited,” said Thoss.
Alaska will stake its unblemished slate against defending champion San Mig Coffee and import Denzel Bowles on Wednesday at the Big Dome.