MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) — LA Tenorio donned his hero’s cape anew, this time burying the game-clinching jumper with 1.2 seconds remaining as Barangay Ginebra San Miguel barely escaped with a 102-101 win over the Phoenix Fuel Masters in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Saturday, March 19 in Panabo City, Davao del Norte.
Tenorio, who was responsible for two other clutch game-winners this season, buried the shot after import Othyus Jeffers split his free throws and Joe Devance secured the rebound in the dying seconds.
The veteran guard finished with 17 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds, while Greg Slaughter topscored with 28 points and 13 rebounds. Jeffers registered 24 markers, 14 boards and 4 assists.
The Gin Kings emerged with the come-from-behind victory after trailing by double figures early and by as much as 19 in the third period.
Kevin Pinkney led the Fuel Masters with 24 points and 14 rebounds. RR Garcia posted 23 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds, as Emman Monfort and Josh Urbiztondo chipped in 10 apiece.
Ginebra improved to 5-3 while Phoenix is at 2-5. – Rappler.com
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