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Luigi Natada lifts Ejay Falcon to successful NBL debut as Mindoro outlasts Paranaque


Mindoro rode the hot hands of Luigi Natada to snap their four-game slide, beating Parañaque in 2OT thriller, 90-87, in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go NBL Chairman’s Cup, Saturday at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga.

Down 85-87 in the second overtime, Natada was fouled and was sent to the line where he split his charities, 86-87, with 58 seconds left.

Parañaque then got two chances on the offensive end in the ensuing play, however, Razon missed both his attempts from three and from inside the paint.

Natada then attacked again, scoring on a reverse layup to give the Next Gen the lead, 88-87.

Razon then missed another triple on the other end, forcing the Aces to foul Jay Axalan with 1.9 ticks remaining, where he made both.

In his attempt to redeem himself after three straight crucial misses, Razon flunked his three-pointer that could have sent the game to third overtime.

Razon, however, was the reason why the game went into the second overtime, making the layup with 0.4 seconds left in the first extra period.

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Natada exploded with 29 points on 12-of-24 shooting to go with five rebounds, four assists, and three blocks.

Actor Ejay Falcon also made his debut.

JJ Caspe followed with 17 points and 10 rebounds while Rodel Vaygan, who fouled out with 31.9 seconds left in the first overtime, had 17 points as well.

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Razon led the Aces with 18 points alongside nine assists, five rebounds, and four steals but he needed 29 shots.

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Vincent Alves added 15 points and 18 rebounds while Paolo Castro and JR Galit managed 14 and 12 points, respectively.

Parañaque and Mindoro are now tied for the eighth spot with 2-5 records.

The Next Gen will aim to carry their momentum tomorrow when they face Stan District 4 at 1:15 PM. Later in the day, the Aces play Taguig at 6:00 PM.


The Scores:

Mindoro 90 – Natada 29, Caspe 17, Vaygan 17, Huerto 10, Axalan 9, Garcia 3, Cascalla 3, Gadon 2, Guinto 0, Falcon 0, Bernal 0.

Parañaque 87 – Razon 18, Alves 15, Castro 14, Galit 12, Singh 10, Saguiguit 5, Solis 5, Olegario 5, Quilatan 3, Geronimo 0, Madera 0, Lucente 0.

Quarterscores: 20-22, 36-45, 58-54, 75-75, 81-81, 90-87.

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