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Platinum dribblers rule Leg 5 of PBA 3×3

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PLATINUM Karaoke glittered on Sunday as it brought down Cavitex in a come-from-behind 17-15 victory to rule Leg 5 of the Philippine Basketball Association 3×3 Third Conference Season 2 at Robinsons Place Las Pinas.

Yves Sazon was the man of the hour for Platinum. He nailed back-to-back deuces to clinch the title and complete the team’s tough journey to the top.

Sazon finished with eight points and four rebounds to lead the charge of coach Anton Altamirano.

They bagged the top prize of P100,000.

Terrence Tumalip finished with four points and Brandon Bates and Nico Salva with three and two points, respectively, as Platinum finally won a leg title this conference after a runner up finish behind Barangay Ginebra in Leg 4 two weeks ago.

The loss was a heartbreaker for Cavitex, which led for most part of the game and held a 15-13 advantage with a minute to play.

But Dominick Fajardo’s jump shot proved to be the Braves’ final basket for the game as Sazon took matters into his own hands and willed back Platinum Karaoke for the win.

The runner-up finish was worth P50,000 for Cavitex, whose bid for a back-to-back title was also spoiled. Cavitex was the third leg winner this conference.

Platinum first disposed of Leg 1 winner San Miguel Beer, 21-20, in the quarterfinals, before sending off Leg 2 champion TNT Tropang Giga in the semifinals, 21-18.

Cavitex on the other hand, went through NorthPort, 15-11, and Meralco, 16-13, to reach the final.

TNT fought Meralco tooth and nail before pulling through for a 21-20 win in the battle for third place.

The Tropang Giga got seven and six points from Samboy De Leon and Almond Vosotros in claiming the P30,000 prize purse.

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