MANILA, Philippines – Jericho Cruz earned his first Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award following his impressive crunch time performance in Rain or Shine's 118-112 come-from-behind win against Ginebra last Friday.
Cruz scored 11 of his 19 points in the final quarter, providing crucial support to comebacking Rain or Shine import Duke Crews in the second half to help the Elasto Painters snap a two-game skid.
The 6-foot Cruz also had five rebounds, three steals, and two assists in the win.
He beat San Miguel's Alex Cabagnot and Arwind Santos, Star guard Paul Lee, GlobalPort's Stanley Pringle, and TNT's Jayson Castro for the weekly honor.
Thanks in part to Cruz's heroics, Rain or Shine improved to 5-4 in the PBA Commissioner's Cup to enhance their quarterfinals bid heading into their last two games in the single-round eliminations.
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