MANILA, Philippines—Converge got here storming again from a 17-point deficit behind an enormous fourth-quarter comeback to stun Rain or Shine, 102-101, and stretch its profitable streak to seven video games on Sunday within the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Sensible Araneta Coliseum.
Justine Arana scored the go-ahead basket with 15.1 seconds left because the FiberXers, who spent the entire fourth quarter implementing a fullcourt press, snatched victory away from the Elasto Painters to get their eighth win in 10 outings.
Euphoria ensued after the ultimate buzzer as Converge pulled off the most important outcome since coach Aldin Ayo took cost initially of the midseason convention.
THIS Converge PLAY stole the ballgame from Rain or Shine!
— PBA (@pbaconnect) November 13, 2022
“Good thing that we won, but we’re going to learn from this. We’re going to continue building our team,” stated Ayo.
Jeron Teng had 20 factors, 4 rebounds and three assists whereas Arana added 16 factors and 7 rebounds to maintain the FiberXers tied for second place with the Bay Space Dragons.
That made up for the offensive struggles of import Quincy Miller, who regardless of posting 19 factors missed all six triples. He did give you 20 rebounds, 5 assists, three steals and two blocks.
Rain or Shine wasted an opportunity to remain within the high eight, falling to ninth spot at 4-6 following the heartbreaking defeat.
Import Ryan Pearson confirmed vital enchancment in his second sport since changing Steve Taylor Jr. with 25 factors and 10 rebounds whereas Gian Mamuyac was the native scorer with 24.
CONVERGE 102 — Teng 20, Miller 19, Arana 16, Tratter 11, Melecio 11, Ahanmisi 11, Ilagan 11, Stockton 3, DiGregorio 0, Tolomia 0, Racal 0 , Ambohot 0.
RAIN OR SHINE 101 — Pearson 25, Mamuyac 24, Asistio 16, Caracut 11, Nambatac 10, Santillan 6, Belga 4, Norwood 3, Demusis 2, Borboran 0.
Quarters: 25-27, 55-57, 69-84, 102-101.
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