Barako Bull Energy Colas halted the 5-game winning streak of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and stopped its own 4-game skid with a much-needed win, 83-79, to up their slate at 4-9 in the PBA Philippine Cup 2013 standings.
Ginebra was playing catch-up all night, and then got close at late in the game at just five points, 76-71. Then Roger Yap hit a dagger three to seal than game for the Barako Bull. Yap was the game’s best player with 14 points, 2 rebounds and 5 dimes.
In the second game, San Mig Coffee Mixers eke out a 93-92 victory over rival Rain or Shine Painters to stay at 2nd place behind Talk N’ Text.
The Mixers were up 90-80 with over 2 minutes remaining but the Painters rallied courtesy of 3-pointer and 3 free throws by Jeff Chan, and another 3 from Beau Belga. But Mixers’ defense foiled attempts of Chan and Belga as time ran out.
PBA Philippine Cup 2013 Standings
|Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters||11||2||0.846||–||W4|
|San Mig Coffee Mixers||9||3||0.5||1.5||W2|
|Rain or Shine Elasto Painters||8||5||0.615||3||L2|
|Barangay Ginebra San Miguel||7||6||0.538||4||L1|
|Petron Blaze Boosters||6||7||0.462||5||L1|
|Air 21 Express||4||9||0.308||7||L4|
|Barako Bull Energy Colas||4||9||0.308||7||W1|
|GlobalPort Batang Pier||1||11||0.083||9.5||L8|