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NLEX rallies back to edge Blackwater

Earl Clark put up a dominant performance as NLEX braces for the arrival of Coach Frankie Lim. PBA Images
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--NLEX came roaring back at the end to beat Blackwater, 105-102, in their PBA Commissioner's Cup showdown on Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

Trailing for most of the contest, the Road Warriors turned the tides within the final 3:50 of the game, dropping a 14-0 run to take a 104-97 lead with 12.5 seconds remaining.

The Bossing somehow finished the game strong with a 5-1 run, but the outcome had been decided already.

Earl Clark fired 38 points, 25 rebounds, four assists, three blocks, and one steal for NLEX, which finished its stint with Adonis Tierra as interim coach at 2-0 as Frankie Lim finally makes his debut with the team on Oct. 8 against Phoenix at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig.

Don Trollano added 18 points, eight rebounds, and three assists.

Baser Amer put up 26 points, two rebounds, and five assists, while Cameron Krutwig added 18 points,14 rebounds, eight assists, one block, and two steals for Blackwater, which fell to 1-2.

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