The Blackwater Elite Bossings found the right time to slip past Terrafirma Dyip, 93-86, on Friday in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup, at the Araneta Coliseum.
A heavily defended Cameron Krutwig still eked out a game-high 29 points and 24 rebounds to power the Bossings to their third win six matches.
Three-point plays from Krutwig and Rashawn McCarthy in the last 1:10 saw the Bossings get past the game’s final deadlock, 83-all, and their efforts put them ahead by six, 89-83.
Baser Amer shot 21 points for the Bossings, who got back on their feet following their 83-87 loss to NorthPort Batang Pier.
Bossings’ coach Ariel Vanguard said Blackwater was in this situation before with Dyip last year. But back then, they were on the losing end.
“We were in this situation last year. We were hungry for a win. We could not get over the hump. Now, it’s the reverse,” said Vanguardia.
Lester Prosper shot 18 points for Dyip, who stayed winless after five encounters this conference and suffered their 21st straight setback overall.
Dyip was ahead, 63-60, when Bossings’ cager Gab Banal hit a trey in the last 13 seconds, putting the game into a 63-all deadlock at the beginning of the fourth.