Mighty-Pilipinas stays spotless in Dubai

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Jan 29 2020 03:46 PM

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Andray Blatche celebrates during Mighty Sports-Pilipinas' game. Handout photo

Mikey Williams was too hot to handle, Wednesday (Philippine time), at the Shabab Al-Ahli Club, and shot Mighty Sports-Pilipinas to a 91-77 rout of Beirut Sports Club in the 2020 Dubai International Basketball Tournament.

The Filipino-American scored 22 points built on six triples as the Filipinos swept all four of their assignments in the elimination round to stake claim to the top-seed for the quarterfinals.

Williams got together with former NBA players Renaldo Balkman and Andray Blatche with the former finishing with 20 points, four rebounds, two assists, and two steals and the latter ending with 12 markers, 13 boards, and seven dimes.

Those three keyed the Philippines' 33-point third quarter that turned a one-point halftime deficit into a 69-54 advantage heading into the final frame.

Mighty-Pilipinas now awaits its matchup for the next round which will commence on Thursday (Philippine time).


MIGHTY-PILIPINAS 91 - Williams 22, Balkman 20, Moore 14, Blatche 12, Malonzo 10, Kendrick 6, Ravena 5, Go 2, Gomez de Liano 0, Belga 0, Ildefonso 0, Yeo 0.

BEIRUT SPORTS CLUB 77 - Johnson 30, Rustom 19, Hawkins 11, Mezher 5, Chamoun 5, Ezzeddine 3, Aboud 2, Ziade 2, Akl 0, Abdel Masih 0.

QUARTER SCORES : 21-24, 36-37, 69-54, 91-77

This story originally appeared on the ABS-CBN Sports website.