PBA: Parks makes late free throws and TNT ends Magnolia’s title reign in thriller
Paul Lintag on Nov 25, 2019 09:34 PM
Parks Jr. hit two clutch free throws with seven seconds to go and TNT completed a wild comeback win to eliminate champion Magnolia. (PBA)
Bobby Ray Parks Jr. just proved himself at TNT.
Parks Jr. hit two clutch free throws with seven seconds to go and TNT completed a wild 98-97 comeback win to eliminate champion Magnolia in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals Monday at the Big Dome.
After Romeo Travis split his own free throws to put the Hotshots up one, Parks got the ball off of Jayson Castro’s miss and ended up with a perfect trip to the stripe for a 98-97 TNT lead.
With no more timeouts, Magnolia had to rush the length of the courth only to see KJ McDaniels block Travis. With 1.1 seconds to go, the Hotshots failed to convert allowing the KaTropa escape despite being down by as many as 18 points in the second half.
TNT was still down by 13 with less than five minutes left when Jayson Castro sparked a KaTropa run, scoring seven of the team's next 10 points.
But the play of the game goes to McDaniels and Troy Rosario. Down three in the final minute, Troy blocked Ian Sangalang to force a 24-second violation for Magnolia.
In TNT's offensive set, McDaniels missed a good look drom deep but he tracked his own miss before finding Rosario for an open three from the corner which tied the game at 96-all.
In second game back from injury, Castro led the KaTropa with 30 points and seven assists. McDaniels added 25 points and 17 rebounds.
Rosario scored 12 points while Parks Jr. ended up with seven points and eight rebounds.
The Hotshots got a monster effort from Travis, who finished with 32 points and 26 rebounds but that final miss from the line proved costly. Rome dela Rosa was the top local scorer for Magnolia wirh 13 points.
TNT 98 - Castro 30, McDaniels 25, Rosario 12, Reyes 10, Pogoy 8, Parks 7, Digregorio 6, Williams 0.
Magnolia 97 - Travis 32, Dela Rosa 13, Jalalon 12, Lee 11, Barroca 9, Banchero 8, Sangalang 7, Pingris 4, Melton 1, Reavis 0.
Quarters: 22-26, 48-54, 68-80, 98-97.
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