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Wuysang jumper lifts Indonesia past Thailand

/ 05:12 PM May 14, 2017
Mario Wuysang. PBA IMAGES

Mario Wuysang. PBA IMAGES

Mario Wuysang swished the game-winning baseline jumper with 11.1 seconds remaining to carry Indonesia to a thrilling 60-59 triumph over Thailand Sunday in the 2017 Seaba Championship at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The 38-year-old guard bucked another poor shooting night and drilled the biggest shot when it mattered, finishing with only seven points on his poor 3-of-10 shooting clip to keep the Indonesians unscathed after three games.

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Sandy Kurniawan paced Indonesia with 17 markers on a superb 5-of-9 sniping from threes, to go with three assists and two rebounds.

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Christian Sitepu chipped in nine points and six boards, Andakara Dhyaksa had nine markers, four rebounds, and three assists, and Abraham Grahita got nine points and four boards.

Indonesia fought back from a nine-point deficit early and zoomed ahead in the second half, grabbing a 52-43 advantage with 7:49 to play.

Chitchai Ananti, though, kept Thailand in the game, commanding the 14-4 run to give the Thais a 57-56 edge with 3:24 remaining.

Wuysang dished the ball to Hardianus Lakudu for the open layup to retake the lead for Indonesia, but Sorot Sunthonsiri once again put Thailand in the driver’s seat with a one-hander in the final 1:49.

Thailand still had a chance to win the game after the gutsy Wuysang jumper, but Nattakarn Muangboon turned the ball over on the other end as Indonesia came away with the victory.

Ananti’s 24 points and five rebounds went to waste as Thailand suffered its first loss in three games.

The scores:

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INDONESIA 60 – Kurniawan 17, Dhyaksa 9, Grahita 9, Sitepu 9, Wuysang 7, Lakudu 4, Pratama 3, Sitorus 2, Nugroho 0.

THAILAND 59 – Ananti 24, P. Klahan 10, Chanthachon 6, C. Klahan 5, Samerjai 5, Sunthonsiri 4, Muangboon 3, Dasom 2, Jaisanuk 0, Ghogar 0.

Quarters: 11-18, 26-29, 45-39, 60-59.

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