PBA: NLEX comes back from 28 down to beat Ginebra in OT

Paul Lintag on Oct 06, 2019 12:58 AM
PBA: NLEX comes back from 28 down to beat Ginebra
The win pushed NLEX to 4-1 in the team standings, solo third behind unbeaten TNT (4-0) and San Miguel Beer (3-0). [PBA]

Incredible comeback by NLEX in Dubai.

The Road Warriors erased a 28-point deficit to frustrate Ginebra in overtime Saturday (Sunday morning in Manila) at the Coca-Cola Arena, picking up a huge 113-111 win in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.

Kiefer Ravena completed the rally in regulation, sinking a booming triple to force a 103-all tie.

The Phenom then found Jericho Cruz for the final go-ahead triple with 20 seconds to go in extra time.

Ginebra tried to make up for its 111-113 deficit but Japeth Aguilar, LA Tenorio, and Stanley Pringle all missed shots at the basket inside the last 10 seconds.

The win pushed NLEX to 4-1 in the team standings, solo third behind unbeaten TNT (4-0) and San Miguel Beer (3-0).

NLEX had three 20-point scorers led by import Olu Ashaolu with 25. JP Erram scored 21 points, including three that forced an initial 100-all tie late in the fourth.

Philip Paniamogan also scored 20 for the Road Warriors while Kiefer Ravena and Jericho Cruz each had 13.

Kiefer also had a career-high 17 assists in the win.

Ginebra not only wasted a 28-point lead but the Gin Kings also wasted Justin Brownlee’s effort of 42 points, 20 rebounds, and 10 assists.

The Gin Kings dropped to 1-2 with back-to-back losses.

 


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