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Published on November 12, 2011

B-Meg coach Tim Cone admits he wants no less than a victory against his former team, Alaska, when the two clash in one of the two featured Sunday games in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Cone, however, stressed he will not delight in it.

"We hope to try to approach this as just another game, we don’t want to get into the hype of a basketball game," said Cone, who spent all of his early coaching life with the Aces before deciding the make the jump.

"I dont take a delight of beating Alaska, there's nothing extra but I certainly want to beat them.

"They are a capable team and their record doesn’t reflect their ability right now. They had two good games, they won one and lost one, but they're getting together and they're a team ready to battle on Sunday," he added.

The Llamados are on some sort of a streak themselves having hurdled their last two assignments, a 76-65 win over the Clickers last Nov. 2 and a 95-79 rout of the Meralco Bolts Friday.

The pair of wins catapulted B-Meg to solo sixth place with an even 4-4 (win-loss) slate and another triumph in its 4:15 p.m. encounter with Alaska, currently second to last with a 1-6 mark, would snare it a share of No. 5 with its recent victim Meralco.

Interestingly, Cone and the Llamados won their first meeting after downing Joel Banal and the Aces, 81-75, exactly a month ago.

There is one hitch though. B-Meg might play one key man down in spitfire guard Peter June Simon.

Simon, the pride of Davao City, was heroic the last time out as he poured in 12 of his 17 points in the final canto before he tweaked an ankle after landing on an opponent's foot late in that match.

"PJ (Simon) sprained an ankle, that's the problem playing back-to-back games. It’s going to change some of our game planning going into Sunday's game," said Cone. 


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