Ph 5 cruises past Thais
Chooks-To-Go Pilipinas leaned on a strong fourth quarter to repulse a pesky Mono Vampire squad, 115-102, at the Fiba Asia Champions Cup on Sunday at Chenzhou Sports Center in China.
The Filipinos engaged the Thais in a shootout for the first three periods before pulling away in the final frame.
Four Filipinos scored 17 points or more, led by Carl Bryan Cruz, who bounced back from an anemic performance the day before to lead his squad with 28 points, including eight three-pointers.
Import Isaiah Austin produced 27 points, 19 rebounds and 4 blocks for the Filipinos, who pace Group A with a 2-1 record.
Lead playmaker Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng also impressed with 24 and 17 points, respectively. —FIBA.COM
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