Barangay Ginebra San Miguel kept their number 1 spot in the team standings thanks to a yet-another buzzer-beater three-pointer from Japeth Aguilar.
Ginebra was remembered to have suffered their only loss against the Meralco Bolts, and this time Meralco again put up a fight, but Aguilar saves the day for Ginebra, 83-82.
Meralco up by five with 15.1 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Jay-R Reyes nailed a three-pointer, to bring Ginebra to within two, 82-80, 12.8 seconds remaining. Mark Caguioa then fouled John Wilson, but failed to make any of his free throws. Jared Dillinger took the offensive rebound but cannot handle it that the ball went out of bounds, the ball now back to Ginebra.
LA Tenorio could not make his move while being defended by Mike Cortez, so he gave the ball to Aguilar. Reynel Hugnatan forces Aguilar outside the painted area, but the Ginebra forward stepped back outside rainbow territory and drilled a three-pointer.
BARANGAY GINEBRA 83 – Slaughter 17, Aguilar 15, Baracael 14, Tenorio 13, Ellis 7, Caguioa 6, Urbiztondo 5, Reyes 3, Monfort 2, Helterbrand 1, Mamaril 0.
MERALCO 82 – Dillinger 16, Hugnatan 13, Wilson 12, David 9, Cortez 8, Caram 6, Sena 6, Allado 6, Guevarra 3, Hodge 3, Al-Hussaini 0.
Quarterscores: 27-22, 40-40, 59-60, 83-82.
PBA Philippine Cup 2014 December 29 Team Standings
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