The Petron Blazers stole Game One of its best-of-seven final series against the grand slam-seeking Talk N’ Text Tropang Texters. Veteran Danny Ildefonso made a winning shot t the buzzer to stun the highly-favored Texters. He scored the last 4 points for Petron. He finished with 13 points and 7 rebounds.
Talk N’ Text led most of the tight game but have relinquish the lead with 17 seconds remaining after turnover turned the score 87-86 in favor of Petron. Jimmy Alapag then draw the Petron defense before passing to an open Ryan Reyes to take back the lead 88-87. With 3 seconds left, Petron Import Anthony Grundy fed Ildefonso who sanked the 12-footer at the buzzer.
Game 2 will be on Wednesday in Tubod, Lanao del Sur.
Petron (89) — Salvacion 19, Grundy 17, Ildefonso 13, Santos 12, Miranda 12, Cabagnot 9, Pennisi 5, Duncil 2, Baclao 0, Hubalde 0.
Talk `N Text (88) — Alapag 18, Fonacier 16, De Ocampo 13, Williams 10, Reyes 8, Castro 7, Carey 6, Peek 6, Reynolds 4, Yee 0, Dillinger 0, Aban 0.
Quarterscores: 32-40, 51-55, 67-74, 89-88
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