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Kia finally breaks through after 8 winless months, beats Rain Or Shine

Glenn Khobuntin scored the game-winning basket with less than 3 seconds left, as Kia defeated Rain Or Shine 98-94 in the PBA Philippine Cup at Cuneta Astrodome on Saturday, breaking a 16-game losing streak.

Even though Kia could taste victory, it still didn't look like coach Ricky Dandan and his crew would be able pull it off.

Ahead 96-92 at the 1:07 mark of the fourth quarter, Kia fell into a spate of turnovers and moments of indecision, forcing players to foul that led to free throws for Rain Or Shine. When Rain Or Shine missed, as it often did late, Kia couldn't get to the boards.

But Chris Tiu just went 2 of 4 from the charity line, and Rain Or Shine couldn't convert despite numerous chances to score.

With 6.5 seconds left, Kia won the jumpball in front of its basket, leading to the breakaway layup for Khobuntin.

Rashawn McCarthy and Roider Cabrera each had 14 points to lead Kia, which saw all players fielded by Dandan score at least 4 points.

Photo: @sportsdeskph Twitter
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