Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2022 PBA Philippine Cup between the NorthPort Batang Pier and the Blackwater Bossing scheduled on June 18, 2022, at 5:15 PM.
The NorthPort Batang Pier and the Blackwater Bossing are going to have a matchup this afternoon. The Batang Pier has won two of its past three games while the Bossing has won one of its two previous matches.
NorthPort is looking to bounce back from their defeat against the Magnolia Chicken Timplados Hotshots in their recent contest. They lost by three points because of a game-winning three-pointer converted by Magnolia’s Rome Dela Rosa. On the other end, the Batang Pier drew up a play to tie the game to force overtime but the attempt was unsuccessful, resulting them to lose against the Hotshots.
Arwind Santos led the team with 18 points, 12 boards, one steal, and two blocks. “The Spiderman” threw up a three-pointer in the final seconds of the match but misses. That three-pointer could have been the game-tying shot to force overtime.
Robert Bolick added 13 points and helped the team reduce the winning margin of the Hotshots in the fourth period. Not only him, but also Sumang and Malonzo as well, who had 30 combined points in the losing effort, 15 from both of them.
The Batang Pier took control in the third quarter as they tallied 22 points and held Magnolia to only 15 points.
Meanwhile, Blackwater faced another formidable opponent in the Philippine Cup but lost against them. It was against the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and they got defeated by a three-point losing margin. At one point in the matchup, Blackwater even had a ten-point commanding lead on the Gin-Kings.
The Bossing had strong outputs in the second quarter and in the third quarter, scoring 23 points and 28 points while limiting Ginebra to only 17 points and 22 points in those periods, respectively. However, in the fourth period, Blackwater collapsed and only logged in 15 points against the opposing squad’s 24 points.
Torralba had an outstanding performance for Blackwater throughout the game, registering 14 points while hitting six of his 12 looks from the field. Suerte added 15 points while racking up seven boards and three dimes.
As Blackwater battles against Ginebra in the last seconds of the matchup, Baser Amer, who had 11 points for the team, had two costly turnovers late in the game that hurt the squad. Ginebra took advantage and later won the crucial contest. Amer is looking to bounce back against their upcoming match.