With Calvin Abueva and Jeron Teng out of Alaska, Vic Manuel found an opening to put up another explosion in the PBA Commissioner's Cup.
No Mo Tautuaa? No problem.
Alaska ended 2017 with four consecutive losses but notched a win in its first game in 2018.
The Meralco Bolts were undermanned at the start of the PBA Philippine Cup without Ranidel de Ocampo and Cliff Hodge.
Experience and talent keep Alex Cabagnot and KG Canaleta competing with younger players.
PBA Season 43 is finally here and 20 veterans are expected to wear new kits starting with the import-less Philippine Cup which opens on December 17.
The controversial trade between KIA and San Miguel created a huge buzz in news and social media before it was approved by PBA Commissioner Chito Narasa Friday night.
It's easy to get into a fit when you consider that KIA would trade its number one pick in Sunday's 2018 PBA rookie draft for what are basically San Miguel Beermen's bench warmers.