Blackwater spoils Davis' debut, opens Govs' Cup stint with OT win vs TNT

Blackwater spoils Davis' debut, opens Govs' Cup stint with OT win vs TNT

Allein Maliksi sizzled for 28 points to lead the Elite. PBA Media Bureau
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Blackwater sizzled in overtime to turn back TNT, 104-98, in the PBA Governors' Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Friday night.

After engaging in a close encounter in regulation, the Elite went to work in the first half of the extra five minutes, going on a 11-3 run to turn an 86-all deadlock to a 97-89 lead with 2:17 to play.

The KaTropa threatened after trimming the lead down to half, 97-93, with 1:28 to go, but the Elite quickly restored the eight-point cushion thanks to a huge basket from Allein Maliksi off a Henry Walker steal and they held on.

Maliksi fired 28 points, nine rebounds, one assist, and one steal for Blackwater, which opened its campaign in the season-ending conference on a high note.

Walker added 23 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, three steals, and three blocks, while Rabeh Al-Hussaini had his best game in recent times, tallying 13 markers and 10 boards.

Stacy Davis struggled in his PBA debut for TNT, only making 9-of-26 from the field for 23 points and six turnovers, although he also had 16 rebounds and one block.

Terrence Romeo led TNT, which slipped to 1-2, with 24 points, three caroms, three dimes, and two steals.

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