Thirdy Ravena injures hand in tough San-En loss
MANILA, Philippines—San-En not only suffered an 81-80 heartbreak against Shibuya but it also saw Thirdy Ravena go down with a hand injury in its elimination round game in the B.League Saturday.
Ravena wasn’t able to finish the game at Aoyama Gakuin Memorial Hall in Shibuya as he checked out with 5:30 left in the third quarter after hurting his right hand.
James Michael McAdoo, who won two NBA titles with the Golden State Warriors, capped off the home team’s 12-0 game-closing run with a tip-in off former Los Angeles Laker Ryan Kelly’s miss with 0.3 seconds left to come back from an 11-point hole.
The NeoPhoenix had one last gasp but the defense tapped Hayato Kawashita’s inbound pass as time ran out.
San-en’s loss put the club at a 5-21 record for the ninth seed in the Western Conference while the SunRockers improved to 18-8 and are at the third spot in the East.
Stevan Jelovac led the NeoPhoenix with 19 points, 16 rebounds, and two assists while Kyle Hunt had 17 points, five boards, three assists, and four blocks before fouling out with 3:06 to play in the fourth.
Ravena had six points, five rebounds, and one block before his injury.
McAdoo finished with 20 points and seven rebounds while Kelly added 13 points and four boards.
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