MANILA, Philippines-Arvin Tolentino scored the ultimate seven factors as NorthPort escaped previous Terrafirma, 104-100, within the opening doubleheader of Sunday’s PBA On Tour at Ynares Sports activities Area in Pasig Metropolis.
Tolentino’s go-ahead triple began the streak that allowed the Batang Pier to win for the fourth time in eight video games within the exhibition sequence.
The important cog of Gilas Pilipinas’ hard-fought run to the gold medal of the Cambodia Southeast Asian Video games completed with 28 factors and 9 rebounds.
“We made some adjustments by placing Arvin within the beginning lineup as a result of within the earlier video games he couldn’t maintain his good begin,” mentioned coach Bonnie Tan.
Paul Zamar additionally waxed sizzling and produced 21 factors whereas JM Calma had 18 factors and 9 rebounds for NorthPort.
NorthPort overcame a giant capturing show by the returning Juami Tiongson and a powerful displaying from Isaac Go, who have been amongst these liable for erasing a 17-point second quarter deficit.
Tiongson pumped in 25 factors whereas Go had 11 factors and 5 rebounds however the Dyip misplaced for the third straight time to go 3-6 with two to play of their On Tour marketing campaign.
Go’s three-point play off a Tolentino foul with 1:53 to go gave Terrafirma a 99-97 lead, however the NorthPort cager responded along with his three-point shot that put his workforce again in entrance.
An offensive foul on Go for a transferring display screen opened the door for Tolentino to attain one other basket to make it 102-99 in favor of the Batang Pier. Go cut up his charities after Calma’s unfastened ball foul earlier than Tolentino knocked down two charities with 16.8 left to seal the ultimate rely.
NORTHPORT 104—Tolentino 28, Zamar 21, Calma 18, Munzon 14, Santos 8, Ayaay 6, Salado 4, Yu 3, Gabriel 2, Balagasay 0, Sobrevega 0, Bauzon 0.
TERRAFIRMA 100—Tiongson 25, Gomez de Liano 19, Alolino 16, Ramos 11, Go 11, Mina 9, Daquioag 4, Cahilig 3, Calvo 2, Grospe 0.
Quarters: 30-18, 52-43, 83-76, 104-100.
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