Pavlovic scores winner as Pasig pips Jakarta West

Nikola Pavlovic celebrates after knocking down the game-winning long tom for Pasig. Chooks-To-Go Pilipinas
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANDALUYONG--Pasig Grindhouse scored its first win in the FIBA 3x3 Asia-Pacific Super Quest after edging Jakarta West in overtime, 21-19, at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall on Saturday.

Nikola Pavlovic proved to be a pivotal recruit for the Kings as he scored the game-winner in the extension for them to prevail over the Bandits.

Pasig was actually on track of winning it in regulation as Taylor Statham came alive late to help the team take an 18-15 lead with 1:15 to play.

But Martavious Irving and Qa’rraan Calhoun scored on key baskets to force overtime at 19-all.

Pavlovic, however, found some space after a fake and drilled in the deuce to take the win.

Statham finished with 10 points, while Joshua Munzon, who carried the load early on, added five for the Kings.

Savon Goodman put up eight markers for the Bandits.

In other results, Ulaanbaatar defeated Enerskin, 21-15, and 3x3 EXE Premier downed Anytours M1, featuring former Alab Pilipinas import Reggie Okosa, 21-16.

The Scores:

Pasig (21) - Statham 10, Munzon 5, Pavlovic 4, Rike 2.

Jakarta West (19) - Goodman 8, Irving 6, Sitepu 3, Atkinson 2.

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