WATCH: Karim Abdul's defensive gem vs LA Revilla

Posted at Oct 02 2013 08:21 PM | Updated as of Oct 03 2013 04:35 PM

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MANILA, Philippines -- University of Sto. Tomas pulled off a wild defensive play against La Salle in the dying seconds of Game 1 to draw first blood in their best-of-three finals series.

The Tigers were just ahead by one points, 73-72, when Almond Vosotros flubbed his three-point attempt 5.5 seconds remaining.

Norbert Torres tapped the ball toward LA Revilla who rushed to the basket for a potential game winner.

Fortunately for UST, Karim Abdul quickly moved to position and denied Revilla's attempt as the game time expired.

The move allowed the Tigers to escape with a the Game 1 victory for a 1-0 series lead against the Archers.

UST also snapped La Salle's nine-game streak in the UAAP.