Another come from behind win by Purefoods, now 3-0

Philippine Basketball Association
KFC-PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 3
Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants vs Alaska Aces

February 28, 2010
Purefoods wins 79-78

Purefoods TJ Giants bench helped came back from a big deficit the whole game to win its third straight game vs Alaska Aces 79-78. Nino Canaleta led the comeback with a 3 pointer and a Big Dunk scoring 8 points on 2 out of 3 from 3-point range and also with the help of Rico Maierhofer (7pts) and Peter June Simon (12pts). James Yap had a bad shooting night going 0-6 from 3 but still scored 14 pts and contributed 4 rebs and 3 asts and Kerby Raymundo (8pts) gave Purefoods a 79-77 lead after a layup with a minute left in the 4th quarter. Willie Miller gets fouled on the next play but makes only 1 free throw to trim the lead, 79-78.

With Purefoods leading by 1 with 3.9 seconds remaining, Alaska had the chance to win the game but Willie Miller misses and time runs out for Alaska and they now have to win 4 straight wins in this Finals because they are now down 3-0 in this series.

This is the first time Purefoods outrebounded Alaska 47-46 with Purefoods having 18 offensive rebounds, 5 each from Rafi Reavis and Marc Pingris. Don Allado made a buzzer beater 3 point shot to end the 1st quarter 21-15 with Alaska leading right from the start.

Game 4 will be on Wednesday, and Purefoods will try to end the series and win an All-Filipino title again.

Game Scores:

Purefoods 79 – Yap J 14, Simon 12, Canaleta 8, Pingris 8, Reavis 8, Raymundo 8, Maierhofer 7, Yap R 5, Allado 5, Salvador 3, Artadi 1.

Alaska 78 – Miller 20, Devance 16, Thoss 12, Dela Cruz 10, Tenorio 8, Hugnatan 6, Ferriols 4, Borboran 2, Fonacier 0.

4 Responses to Another come from behind win by Purefoods, now 3-0

  1. Vic says:

    I believe that the Giants worked hard in winning that game. It is expected that Alaska will come in prepared for game 3, i just hope they will not have the same slump that they had during the regular season where after winning they will lose because of overconfidence and not giving their best. As far as the playoffs, semis and finals are concerned, they are doing a good job. It is a matter of being consistent and playing as team. Keep it up!

  2. joseph says:

    tapusin na!!! baka bumalik sa kanila yung ginawa nila dati na 0-3 cla sa alaska tapos nagchampion pa ang champion pa ang purefoods nun with derrick brown..

  3. Sage Imbang says:

    First time sa history ng franchise na makasweep. 4-0 na yan!!!! Go GIANTS!!!!!!

  4. they did a great job!!!!!!ang galing ng mga assist nila..

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