Salvacion banks in buzzer-beating triple as Meralco shocks GlobalPort
MANILA, Philippines—Sunday Salvacion bailed out Meralco with a buzzer-beating three-pointer as the Bolts stole the game from GlobalPort, 90-89, Sunday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Meralco had trouble getting off a shot before Mac Cardona found a way to get the ball to an open Salvacion, who sank the off-the-glass trey, as Willie Miller’s contest came in late.
“That’s what veterans do when they come in,” said Meralco head coach Ryan Gregorio. “Fantastic shot by Sunday.”
Salvacion, in his first game of the conference, unleashed a team-high 20 points on six-of-seven shooting from deep off the bench.
The Bolts played catch-up majority of the game, trailing by as much as 17, 29-46, in the second quarter and again by 12, 68-80, in the final frame.
Import Eric Dawson added 19 points, 17 rebounds, four steals and three blocks to help Meralco notch its second win in five games.
Gary David led Batang Pier, who suffered their third straight setback, with 27 points, 16 in the second half.
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94