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Rice comes up clutch as TNT takes crucial win over Star

ANTIPOLO --- TNT won what was practically a playoff matchup against Star.

The KaTropa held their ground against the Hotshots Sunday at the Ynares Center here, picking up a big-time 104-99 victory in the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup.

Glen Rice Jr. scored the last six points for TNT as the KaTropa avoided a collapse against Star. ABS-CBN Sports
Now at 7-3, TNT boosted its chances of grabbing a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals by forcing a tie for third place with idle NLEX.

With the Hotshots storming back from a 17-point deficit to cut the lead to two, 98-96, with 57 seconds to go, TNT turned to import Glen Rice Jr. in the clutch to avoid a disastrous collapse.

Rice scored the final six points for the KaTropa, back-to-back tough layups and a pair of insurance free throws, to seal the deal. Those six points were his only makes in the final period after putting up 37 in the first three quarters.

He ended up with 43 markers on top of 19 rebounds, and nine assists.

Author: Paul Lintag, ABS-CBN Sports
Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/09/17/17/pba-rice-comes-up-clutch-as-tnt-takes-crucial-win-over-star

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