They faced an uphill battle all-game long but Tanduay Alab Pilipinas were still able to carve out a 94-91 overtime win over the Chong Son Kung Fu Basketball Club on Wednesday at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex, Philippines.
Ray Parks produced his best output of the season by notching 31 points on an efficient 11-for-18 shooting clip while also playing relentless defense on Kung Fu’s Anthony Tucker. World Imports Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman combined for 40 points and 27 rebounds.
The score was 91-90 with, a minute remaining after Justin Howard split his free throws. On the next play, Brownlee was fouled. The American import then proved he was clutch as he knocked down his foul shots with 48 seconds left.
But it was on the defensive end that gave the Philippine team the victory. With time winding down, Brownlee lost the ball to Caelan Tiongson. As Kung Fu got on the break and going for the win, Sidikejiang Kamiran turned the ball over, giving the ball back to Alab.
Brownlee provided the finishing touches as he laid the ball through the net as time expired.
Alab was down through three quarters before making a decisive run in the final minutes of regulation.
Kung Fu was holding on to a slim two-point lead with two and a half minutes before Josh Urbiztondo took matters into his own hands. The man known as the “Fireball” connected on three straight triples that sent the Filipino crowd into bedlam.
Justin Howard finished with 25 points and 18 rebounds for Kung Fu. Mikh McKinney meanwhile tallied 25 points, 6 rebound, and 9 assists.
Tanduay Alab Pilipinas have now won four straight games and look to make it five in a row when they take on the Singapore Slingers on Sunday.