The Purefoods Titans are back on top once again as they downed the TNT Tropang Giga, 20-16 in the finals of the PBA 3x3 Third Conference Leg 6 on Sunday at the Robinson’s Place Manila.
Joseph Eriobu waxed hot for the Titans, scoring 11 points in the finals to power the team to the championship and claim the P100,000 prize money. It was the first leg crown for the Purefoods franchise since ruling Leg 4 of the first conference.
Eriobu sparked the Titans early as they raced to an 8-2 lead from which they never looked back.
Almond Vosotros, who paced the Tropang Giga with 11, tried to rally back his team and came close at 16-12, before Eriobu connived with Jun Bonsubre and Marvin Hayes to finish off the match.
Jed Mendoza added four for the Titans, Bonsubre with three, and Hayes two while winning his first 3x3 title since parting ways with Limitless App.
The Tropang Giga settled for the P50,000 purse as they finished runner up for the second straight leg.
The Titans also went to Eriobu for the needed points as they slammed the door on Meralco Bolts, 19-17, in the semis. Earlier, they beat Platinum Karaoke in the quarterfinals, 21-15.
The Tropang Giga on the other hand, leaned on another Vosotros explosion as the former La Salle stalwart had 10 points in an 18-16 semis victory over Limitless App. They ousted Cavitex in the quarterfinals, 21-16.
In the battle for third, Meralco edged Limitless App, 18-17, to take home P30,000.
Players of the Purefoods Titans celebrate after stunning TNT in the finals. / PBA
June 27, 2022
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