ANTIPOLO – NLEX stormed again from a 19-point deficit behind the heroics of imports Thomas Robinson, Kris Rosales and Kevin Alas to spoil San Miguel Beer’s debut with a 117-113 time beyond regulation victory within the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday at Ynares Middle right here .
Robinson scored 42 factors, Rosales hit consecutive threes, together with the one which despatched the sport to time beyond regulation, whereas Alas performed on each ends because the Street Warriors prevented the boosted Beermen from getting off to a successful begin to their season.
“My crew confirmed a whole lot of character, confirmed a whole lot of endurance and so they did not cease enjoying,” mentioned coach Frankie Lim.
The Street Warriors improved to a 1-1 document and rallied regardless of blowing an enormous lead at halftime of their loss to the Phoenix Gasoline Masters.
Rosales scored 15 of his 19 factors within the fourth, and the final of his three consecutive triples with lower than 10 seconds left in regulation tied issues at 105.
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Alas had 18 factors, 5 rebounds and two steals, together with one from June Mar Fajardo within the publish throughout a wild sequence and NLEX defending a two-point lead in time beyond regulation.
Robinson additionally had 20 rebounds after a hard-fought battle down low with Fajardo.
San Miguel fell regardless of good performances from Terrence Romeo, Fajardo, CJ Perez and import Ivan Aska, who made a mistake within the fourth quarter.
Romeo high scorer for the Beermen with 28 factors off the bench.
NLEX 117 – Robinson 42, Rosales 19, Alas 18, Rodger 9, Anthony 8, Herndon 8, Grandson 4, Trollano 4, Semerad 4, Marcelo 1, Fajardo 0, Miranda 0.
SAN MIGUEL 113 – Romeo 28, Perez 25, Aska 21, Fajardo 22, Ross 6, Enciso 5, Teng 2;
Quarters: 24-27, 47-62, 74-82, 105-105 (reg), 117-113 (OT).