Terrence Jones sizzled with a league-high 49 points on a 7-of-11 stint from the three-point area, and grabbed 18 rebounds as he mesmerized an appreciative crowd during Petron Blaze Saturday game special at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
It was the latest setback for an injury-hit Golden State team that was already without two-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant, who returned in game five Monday after being sidelined for a month only to FROM PAGE 16
suffer a ruptured right Achilles tendon.
“We know we’re gonna be the underdog against Ateneo. We’re facing the no. 1 college team in the land. But outside of the UAAP and the NCAA, we believe that we’re also one of the best basketball programs in the land ngayon,” said Pumaren, who took over CEU’s program last year.
Durant, the 2017 and 2018 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, sat out a month with a right calf injury before making a return in game five Monday only to go down with a right Achilles tendon injury, needing help to leave the court and crutches to exit the arena.
On the other hand, their opponents both lost in their last outings. The Hotshots lost badly to Alaska, 103-80, last June 5, while the Gin Kings absorbed a humiliating 104-81 spanking from Rain or Shine last June 7 as surprising trend in the elimination round of the midseason conference went unabated.
Curry scored 31 points while Thompson added 26 as the Warriors pulled within 3-2 in the best-of-seven championship series, forcing a sixth game Thursday at Oakland, California, with game seven if needed in Toronto on Sunday.
TORONTO, Canada (AFP) - Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant, sidelined for a month by a right calf injury, practiced with the defending champions Sunday and could return for the must-win fifth game of the NBA Finals.
Former MVP Allan Caidic recalled the form that had made him the deadliest shooters of his era, burying five triples in leading San Miguel Beer to a 76-61 drubbing of Alaska in the UNTV Cup PBA Legends Faceoff on Sunday at the Pasig City Sports Center.
The Bolts threatened for the last time at 92-89 on Gani Lawal’s basket, before Enciso came up with a free throw to give Alaska a 93-89 lead. The Bolts still had 24 seconds to work out a play a quick play, but were unfortunate to connect in the ensuing play.
Bobby Ray Parks, Jr. was easily the brightest among the Elite as he cut loose with 29 points, four rebounds and five assists to lead Blackwater’s awesome offensive which sent the Road Warriors scrambling for answers all gamelong.