Pasig Kings to rep Philippines in FIBA 3x3 World Tour Doha Masters
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 31, 2019 03:45 PM
Whatever happens from here on out, the Pasig Grindhouse Kings are assured of a place in next month's FIBA 3x3 World Tour Doha Masters
Not leaving anything to chance, Taylor Statham and the Pasig Kings survived a very physical and highly emotional contest against the San Juan Knights, 19-18, in the semifinals of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 President's Cup, Sunday at SM Fairview.
It was an all-important victory for Pasig as the win booked their ticket to the 2019 FIBA 3X3 World Tour Masters in Doha from April 18 to 19.
"I came here for one reason and one reason only, and that is to play 3x3 and represent the Philippines. I want to be part of the team that goes to the World Tour. I want to make my grandma proud, my family from Iloilo proud," shared an emotional Statham.
"There's a lot riding on it for me and it's bigger than basketball," he expressed.
Though Mac Cardona and John Wilson tried to will the Knights back, Statham was able to power his way to the paint with 35 seconds left that proved to be the dagger.
Though the Finals that has PHP 1,000,000 at stake is still going to be played, Pasig could no longer go to as low as 440 points - already 15 points higher than the maximum points second-placed 1Bataan Risers can notch.