MANILA - Robert Bolick went for the kill in the final seconds of NorthPort's game against Phoenix Super LPG, connecting the dagger three that lifted the Batang Pier to a 92-89 squeaker on Wednesday's PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Robert Bolick finished with 21 points, including the game winner that stunned the Fuel Masters.
Import Prince Ibeh added 19 markers on top of his 15 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 assists.
Arvin Tolentino, who was newly transferred from Barangay Ginebra, got 16 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.
The Fuel Masters, led by Jayvee Mocon, led by as much as 19 points.
But NorthPort managed to battle its way back in the fourth quarter and topple Phoenix.
Mocon tallied 24 points for the Fuel Masters, who also got 14 points from reinforcement Kaleb Wesson.
It was Phoenix's first game since losing Metthew Wright, who signed up for Japan B.League club Kyoto Hannaryz. It also missed the services of injured Jason Perkins.
NORTHPORT 92 — Bolick 21, Ibeh 19, Tolentino 16, Sumang 15, Santos 10, Balanza 6, Ferrer 3, Salado 2, Dela Cruz 0, Chan 0, Calma 0, Taha 0.
PHOENIX 89 — Mocon 24, Wesson 14, Serrano 10, Tio 10, Jazul 7, Camacho 7, Muyang 6, Lalata 4, Garcia 4, Rios 3, Lojera 0, Adamos 0, Robles 0.
Quarters: 12-28, 37-37, 61-65, 92-89.
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