PBA: Famous leads GlobalPort to historic sixth win with 30-30 game
Jarrid Famous exploded for a memorable 30-30 game and steered GlobalPort to a historic sixth victory with a 102-94 conquest of Kia Sunday in the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The 26-year-old tallied 30 points and 36 rebounds in the win, the third-most rebounds in PBA history and the most boards in the last 30 years since Ginebra’s Michael Hackett hauled down 45 rebounds in the 1985 Reinforced Conference.
The win, the most in franchise history, pulled the Batang Pier up to 6-4 and solo fourth.
Terrence Romeo also lit up and torched the Carnival with 3-of-5 shooting from threes for 27 markers and six assists, while Stanley Pringle got 10 points, nine rebounds, and three dimes.
“It’s a total team effort from the players. They really wanted to win and get to that twice-to-beat advantage in the top four,” said coach Pido Jarencio.
GlobalPort seemed poised to runaway with the win with an electric fourth quarter, where it pulled away by as much as 15, 94-79, courtesy of a Doug Kramer basket off of a no-look pass from Stanley Pringle with 4:18 left.
Hamady N’Diaye would help the Carnival recover late and trim the lead down to just six, 96-90 with 1:22 remaining, but Romeo drilled the dagger three over Jet Chang with 29.0 ticks to go to put the Batang Pier up, 99-90.
N’Diaye’s 29-point, 13-rebound, and 6-block outing went to waste in the defeat, as Kia fell to 4-4. Karl Dehesa also had 20 in the loss.
GLOBALPORT 102 – Famous 30, Romeo 27, Pringle 10, Buenafe 9, Kramer 9, Krayem 7, Semerad 5, Mamaril 3, Miranda 2, Hayes 0, Isip 0, Jensen 0.
KIA 94 – N’Diaye 29, Dehesa 20, Webb 15, Chang 11, Bagtasing 8, Revilla 6, Buensuceso 3, Deutchman 1, Nuyles 1, Thiele 0, Ighalo 0, Alvarez 0, Avenido 0.
Quarters: 27-29, 50-47, 76-71, 102-94