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Platinum, Limitless dispute PBA 3×3 first conference supremacy


Platinum Karaoke and Limitless App will vie for the right to become the first-ever PBA 3×3 grand champions, Wednesday night at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

The guest team was the first to clinch a spot in the grand finale after ending the Cinderella run of Terrafirma through a dominant 21-10 conquest.

Chris De Chavez and JR Alabanza finished with seven points each as the two presided over Platinum’s breakaway that overwhelmed their banged-up foes.

The game was tied at 2-all early but De Chavez found Yutien Andrada sliding to the rim for a lay-up, sparking a 10-1 run for a 12-3 advantage with 5:25 to go.

A Karl Dehesa two-pointer off another De Chavez assist pushed their lead to double digits, 17-6, approaching the final three minutes.

Andrada finished with four points while Dehesa added three for Platinum, who has a chance to atone for their heartbreaks in the previous stops.

Dhon Reverente led Terrafirma with six points.

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On the other hand, Limitless arranged a title showdown with Platinum after showing TNT the exit doors by way of a 21-16 decision.

Jorey Napoles sank the game-winning two-pointer with 1:44 left to play to smash the Tropang Giga’s comeback hopes.

The lanky winger out of TIP finished with six points.

Reymar Caduyac and Brandon Ganuelass-Rosser produced seven points apiece, while veteran bruiser Marvin Hayes added a point.

The Tropa were led by Almond Vosotros’ eight points. He was the one who lifted his side to within one, 11-10, approaching the midway mark.

Lervin Flores had five points, while Samboy De Leon and big man Chris Javier combined for three markers in the defeat.

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Platinum and Limitless will not only duke it out for supremacy in the PBA’s halfcourt competitions, but for P750,000 as well.

TNT and Terrafirma, meanwhile, will figure in a battle for third place, where the winner will also take home P100,000.

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