PBA Fastbreak: Barako Energy stronger than Coffee late

Enzo Flojo
PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes Barako Energy's come from behind victory over San Mig Coffee

DOLLARD DOLLARD BILL. Barako Energy's Josh Dollard goes to the rim against San Mig's Joe Devance. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Barako Bull over San Mig Super Coffee, 92-90

The Best: I don’t know what was better — having the Energy Cola roar back from a 16-point deficit to start the fourth quarter and then steal the game, or Barako Bull coach Bong Ramos openly admitting that this was one big “chamba” for his club. You gotta love it when your coach just has a realistic knowledge of your team’s capability, right? Or do you? Regardless of that, however, that big fightback in the payoff period was really TV-worthy, what with Josh Dollard coming up big in the clutch. Dollard ended up scoring 32 points and grabbing 17 rebounds to lead Barako to its second win in six games. 

The Worst: From being up 16 entering the fourth and then being on the receiving end of a 0-16 blast? Yep, I don’t think it gets much worse than that. Oh, but James Mays shooting 37% from the 2-point area, 50% from the line and netting 4 fouls (again) is something to consider, too.

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Old is Gold: Two-time MVP Willie Miller may be old, but he was golden here, scoring a ton against the Mixers in the fourth period in that decisive rally. Overall, Miller shot 50% from the field, dished out 10 assists, had 5 boards, and stole the ball twice as a reminder of how awesome he was several years back. He still has the stuff, of course, but age will eventually turn him back into fool’s gold. – Rappler.com

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