Basilan def. Nueva Ecija, 83-80 in OT (2021 MPBL Invitational Cup Finals) Philip Manalang Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater 3!


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Basilan Jumbo Plastic Medical Depot (7-0) defeated Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguard (6-1), 83-80 in overtime thriller in winner-take-all finals of the 2021 MPBL Invitational Cup on Thursday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The 5-foot-10 guard Philip Manalang game-winning buzzer-beating three pointer (Manalang's only field goal) caps off wild ending in Basilan-Nueva Ecija match. Manalang finished the game with 3 points (1/9 FG, 1/3 3PT, 0/2 FT) along with 6 assists and 2 rebounds in 36 minutes of play.

Encho Serrano finished the game with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 1 steal. Michael Juico added 15 points (6/11 FG, 3/5 FT), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and a block. Jay Collado scored 15 points with 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 1 block while Jonathan Uyloan finished the game with 15 points (5/17 FG, 5/15 3PT), 3 strals, 1 rebound and 1 assist.


The Scores:

BASILAN 83 – Serrano 15, Collado 15, Juico 15, Uyloan 15, Taganas 9, Reyes 6, Bringas 4, Manalang 3, Siruma 1, Gabo 0, Gimpayan 0.

NUEVA ECIJA 80 – Mabulac 24, Gutang 13, Palma 11, Villarias 10, Balucanag 5, Sarao 4, Gozum 4, Bitton 3, Dario 3, Sumang 3.

Quarters: 17-20, 35-36, 53-52, 74-74, 83-80. [FULL GAME STATS]

Philip Manalang Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater (VIDEO)

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