(UPDATED) Christian Standhardinger got away with a go-ahead jumper and delivered an 87-85 win for Barangay Ginebra against NorthPort on Friday in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
The scores were tied 85-all following Sean Anthony's free throws for the Batang Pier when the 6-foot-8 Fil-German secured a rebound after Stanley Pringle's miss with 3 seconds remaining.
Standhardinger then went for the layup just as the final buzzer sounded.
He finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds, and two assists.
Pringle topscored for the Kings with 24 markers, while LA Tenorio added 20. Japeth Aguilar also tallied double digits with 15 points.
Ginebra had to play catch up for most part, but through the exploits of Tenorio and Aguilar the Kings were able to claim an 85-78 lead.
Slaughter, Bolick and Sean Anthony fought back to knot the scores 85-all.
When Stanley missed the shot, Standhardinger quickly secured the ball and went for the go-ahead.
"Christian also didn't quit on the play. He was there with Japeth on defense and he came all the way back down to the floor in seven seconds and got that offensive rebound and put it in for the win," said Kings coach Tim Cone.
It was Ginebra's second win in four starts.
Robert Bolick fired 23 points for NorthPort, while Greg Slaughter, who faced his former team for the first time, had 16 markers, 14 rebounds and two assists.
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