Powerade Tigers Tearing The Game Apart
The fight for the final 4 in the latest PBA Season had ended with a great surprise not only among basketball fans, but also among the winning team. In an unexpected turn of events, the Powerade Tigers had out-matched the top ranking seed for the semi-finals, the B-Meg Llamados, scoring 131-123.
An Unexpected Win
According to PBA latest news, most PBA fans were rooting for the B-Meg Llamados, particularly because the team had been at the top of their game since the start of the season, while the Powerade Tigers is the lowest-ranked squad since the beginning.
Fans were stunned when the Tigers had been viciously tearing up the Llamados’ offenses and foiling their defenses, which lead into an overtime where the Powerade Tigers had complete dominated the Llamados with 8 points in the lead, securing their seat in the final 4 match-up in the semi-finals.
Minutes in the Game
“They said that there was no chance in hell (that we would win this series),” David said. “But look at us now: we’re in heaven.” David finished with 37 points built around eight triples with rookies JV Casio and Marcio Lassiter also delivering crucial baskets when the Tigers needed them most.
Powerade forged the extension at 115 when David drained a three-pointer under heavy pressure with 11.7 seconds left. After a James Yap fumble, the Tigers also muffed a chance to win it in regulation by failing to get a decent inbound in the final 4.3.
B-Meg was comfortably ahead, 94-80, with 7:55 left in the fourth before Powerade hit its stride behind David and the slightly injured Casio.
The Tigers clawed their way back from a couple of 17-point first-half deficits even without their two prime point guards in Celino Cruz and Casio, whom they lost in a 14-second span near the halfway mark of the third period.
Casio, who was trying to pick a foul from Josh Urbiztondo while trying to take a three-point shot, stepped on the foot of the B-Meg guard and twisted his right ankle in the process with 7:26 left and the Llamados enjoying a 71-57 lead.
Cruz replaced Casio and, probably thinking that Urbiztondo intentionally left his foot on Casio’s landing area, planted an elbow on the chest of Urbiztondo on the other end and almost started a melee. He was promptly thrown out. According to PBA News, Casio returned to action late in the third quarter but was clearly bothered by the injury. For more information visit to our site at