Aguilar, David star as GlobalPort shocks Petron in PBA opener
MANILA, Philippines --- Big fish right on opening night.
Retooled GlobalPort scored the first shocker of the tournament, holding on to a heart-stopping 94-92 win to open the PBA Commissioner's Cup with a bang, Friday night, February 8 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Japeth Aguilar, who just yesterday signed a contract with the Batang Pier, split his free throws with 1.8 seconds left to help GlobalPort gain enough cushion.
Ronald Tubid missed a three-pointer as time expired as the Batang Pier started their second conference at 1-0.
Gary David led all scorers with 28 points while Aguilar had a solid outing with 16 points, nine rebounds and three blocks to more than compensate for the loss of import Justin Williams, who had 18 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks before getting tossed after a flagrant foul penalty two in the third period.
Meanwhile, import Renaldo Balkman led Petron with 23 markers.