PBA: NorthPort retains playoff bid alive, eliminates Blackwater


Northport import Kevin Murphy. –PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines–Hell-bent on staying within the race for a playoff spot, NorthPort on Saturday night time hit all of the vital photographs down the stretch to squeak previous and finally get rid of Blackwater, 110-104, within the PBA Governors’ Cup.

Import Kevin Murphy did many of the heavy lifting, scoring 47 factors and 16 rebounds, and 4 steals to guide all of Batang Pier.

Robert Bolick, in the meantime, added 24 off the bench in a gutsy stand at Sensible Araneta Coliseum that had the membership bettering to 2-6 within the Governors’ Cup.

“Our veterans by no means gave up,” stated coach Bonnie Tan, whose prices lastly received a streak going after a dry spell that hounded the primary half of their marketing campaign. “Even when that is simply our second win, we’re nonetheless blissful that we’re nonetheless going upwards.”

Reinforcement Shawn Glover had 20 factors to tempo the Bossing, whereas Gab Banal, JVee Casio, and Mike Ayonayon all completed with at the least 12 every within the shedding effort that doomed the membership to a ghastly 1-9 report.

NorthPort, regardless of a shaky begin to the convention, can nonetheless stage a serious coup ought to it do nicely in its final three video games.

“Hopefully [this affords us] some momentum,” Tan stated of a steep trek that may run via Magnolia, Rain or Shine, and TNT.

The Bossing can nonetheless combat for delight—in the event that they intend to—after they finish their convention in opposition to the 4-3 Hotshots.


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