ANTIPOLO—NLEX stormed again from a 19-point deficit behind the heroics of import Thomas Robinson, Kris Rosales and Kevin Alas to spoil the debut of San Miguel Beer with a 117-113 extra time victory within the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday at Ynares Middle right here.
Robinson scored 42 factors, Rosales hit straight threes together with the one which despatched the sport to an extension whereas Alas made performs on each ends because the Highway Warriors prevented the souped-up Beermen a successful begin to their season.
“My group confirmed a whole lot of character, confirmed a whole lot of endurance and so they didn’t cease taking part in,” stated coach Frankie Lim.
The Highway Warriors improved to a 1-1 report, bouncing again from their loss to the Phoenix Gas Masters regardless of an enormous halftime lead.
Rosales scored 15 of his 19 factors within the fourth, and the final of his three straight triples with lower than 10 seconds left in regulation evened issues up at 105-all.
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Alas had 18 factors, 5 rebounds and two steals, together with one from June Mar Fajardo on the submit throughout a wild sequence and NLEX defending a two-point lead in extra time.
Robinson additionally had 20 rebounds after a hard-fought battle down low with Fajardo.
San Miguel fell regardless of massive performances from Terrence Romeo, Fajardo, CJ Perez and import Ivan Aska, who fouled out within the fourth quarter.
Romeo topscored for the Beermen with 28 factors off the bench.
NLEX 117—Robinson 42, Rosales 19, Alas 18, Rodger 9, Anthony 8, Herndon 8, Nieto 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, Tautuaa 2, Brondial 2, Tautuaa 2, Bulanadi 0.
Quarters: 24-27, 47-62, 74-82, 105-105 (reg), 117-113 (OT).