VENGEANCE will be the motivation of the Alaska Aces when they play back-to-back exhibition matches against the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Niños at the USC Gym at 5 p.m. today and at the Don Celestino Martinez Sr. Coliseum in Bogo City tomorrow.

The Aces, which lost to Purefoods in the PBA finals this year, got humbled by the Niños, 75-55, last Sept. 4.

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That loss created a lot of ripples around PBA, and the Niños showed they are not to be taken lightly even in an exhibition match.

Coach Tim Cone is expected to field his complete lineup today, including Willie Miller, Brandon Cablay, John Ferriols, Earvin Sotto, Joe Devance, import Diamon Simpson and new player Samigue Eman.

Also expected to suit up are Larry Fonacier, Michael Burtscher, LA Tenorio, Reynel Hugnatan, Jeffrey Cariaso, Anthony de la Cruz, Mark Borboran Kevin de la Peña, Joachim Thoss and Ariel Capus.