Barako Bull stuns San Mig Coffee to complete day of upsets
MANILA, Philippines --- Barako Bull took advantage of the absence of San Mig Coffee's import to escape with a 79-75 triumph in the 2013 PBA Commissioner's Cup Friday night, February 8, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
With Mixers' reinforcement Matt Rogers out due to illness, the Energy controlled the game from start to finish, sealing it with two free throws by Danny Seigle with 5.1 seconds left to complete a day of upsets.
New acquisition Jonas Villanueva, who, ironically, was traded from San Mig Coffee, led Barako Bull with 16 points and five assists.
Barako import Evan Brock had 18 points and 12 boards while spitfire Josh Urbiztondo fired five triples to finish with 17 markers, nine rebounds and four assists.
James Yap, meanwhile, had four three-pointers and wounded up with a game-high 19 points even as guard PJ Simon had an impressive double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.