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Ranidel De Ocampo hit a cold-blooded three-pointer with less than a minute left for the go-ahead basket in Talk ‘N Text’s thrilling 105-100 triumph over Air 21 in the Philippine Cup quarterfinals Thursday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
De Ocampo’s dagger, which broke the game’s last deadlock at 98-all, helped the versatile forward make up for the previous play that saw him getting blocked by Air 21′s Noy Baclao on a drive to the basket.
Workhorse import Justin Williams posted monster numbers while Sol Mercado registered his third straight double-double performance in a GlobalPort uniform to help the Batang Pier cruise past Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, 89-80, in Friday Commissioner’s Cup action at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Williams had 23 points, 23 rebounds, and eight blocks while Mercado finished with 12 points and 13 assists for GlobalPort, which won for the second time in three games.
The Batang Pier bounced back from a tough loss against Barako Bull in its last outing.