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Platinum Karaoke edges Cavitex for 3×3 crown

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Platinum Karaoke brought down Cavitex in a come-from-behind win, 17-15, and claimed Leg 5 of the PBA 3×3 Third Conference Season 2 at Robinsons Place Las Piñas.

Yves Sazon was the man of the hour for Platinum, draining back-to-back deuces as the team clinched the title and completed a tough journey to the top.

Sazon finished with eight points and four rebounds to lead the charge of coach Anton Altamirano in bagging the top prize of P100,000.

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

The loss was a heartbreaker for Cavitex, which led for the most part and held a 15-13 lead with 60 seconds left 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 Platinum Karaoke for the win.

The runner-up finish was worth P50,000 for Cavitex, whose bid for a back-to-back title was likewise spoiled.

Cavitex was the third leg winner this conference,

Platinum first disposed of Leg 1 winner San Miguel Beermen, 21-20, in the quarterfinals, before sending off Leg 2 champion TNT Tropang Giga as well in their semis encounter, 21-18.

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

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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