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Dominant Alaska leaves Thoss happy despite going scoreless



The Alaska Aces were so overpowering against Globalport in Game 4 that their members didn’t mind going scoreless.

Game 4 was won by the Aces convincingly, 109-84, and it was another example of how Alaska has been successful using the we-not-me route.

Sonny Thoss had averaged 8 PPG and 8.7 RPG in the series entering Game 4, and started in the match. He played over 16 minutes, but took only 3 shots and was held scoreless for only the first time this conference.

But he hardly thought about it, downplaying his individual performance to favor team success.

“We are trying to do everything collectively as a team to control them. I understand I look like I am struggling out there but the more important thing is winning as a team. That’s our focus,” Thoss shared.Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times Dominant Alaska leaves Thoss happy despite going scoreless

“The guys are moving the ball and active on defense. That is more important than my stats. I am trying to help my team on defense, but at the end of the day we want to win and get into the finals.”

The big man spoke highly of the team’s depth, one of the key reasons why the Aces are now ahead 3-1 in the series.

“It’s about what we can do as a team. And I am proud of my teammates (because) everybody stepped up to get the job done,” Thoss said.

In Game 4, Alaska’s bench outscored Globalport, 75-36. All players were fielded and no one except for JVee Casio logged 30 minutes in another display of balance.

“Coach (Compton) is doing a good job rotating everybody, and everybody is getting good shots. Defensively, we are also doing a great job,” Thoss added.

Alaska will try to close out the series in Game 5 on Tuesday.