Anthony, NorthPort backed into a corner: ‘We can’t afford to lose one game’

first_imgView comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award NorthPort’s run in the PBA Governors’ Cup hasn’t been a great success, but with the team’s back against the wall the players have no choice but to fight back.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal NCAA: Also-rans San Sebastian, JRU triumph over respective foes Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. That happened on Friday when the Batang Pier held off Meralco, 99-94, at Mall of Asia Arena for their first taste of consecutive wins.“Our backs were against the wall, we can’t afford to lose one game so it was one game at a time and play our hearts out,” said forward Sean Anthony who led NorthPort’s offense with 26 points on 8-of-14 shooting.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissNorthPort’s win, however, didn’t come without a few scares near the end.After building a 10-point lead, 84-74, midway through the fourth, the Batang Pier had to deal with a late Meralco rally with the Bolts going on a 14-6 run to cut the margin to just two, 90-88, with 2:05 left. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Moala Tautuaa gave the Batang Pier a small buffer, 92-88, with a couple of free throws before Stanley Pringle knocked down a big three-pointer with 52.3 seconds left for the 95-88 lead.Although Mike Tolomia got to answer back with a three of his own a few seconds later, Anthony was quick to respond with his own triple for NorthPort’s 98-91 lead with 24 seconds remaining.“Luckily we were able to close it out in the fourth quarter,” said Anthony. “Meralco brought it back, it was a huge scare, we were lucky to pull it out with a win.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img

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