PARAÑAQUE defeated Dasmariñas, 85-71, to win Game One of the National Basketball League (NBL) finals on Wednesday night at the San Dionisio Gym in Parañaque City.
Noy Bermudes tallied 26 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals for the Aces closed in on the title.
Parañaque went on a 13-0 run to start the fourth quarter on their way to victory.
The Aces look to sweep the best-of-three series on Saturday, 5:45 p.m. at the Ugnayang La Salle Gymnasium in Dasmariñas City, Cavite. The game will be shown live on Basketball TV.
JR Quilatan had 13 points, seven rebounds and three steals, while Richmond Sunga also scored 13 for the Aces.
John Cantimbuhan had 22 points for Dasmariñas, who look to levele the series as they play on their home court.
The NBL will award the Most Valuable Player and the Mythical Five before Game Two. It will also unveil the NBL season trophy and the Hannah Pauline Mercado NBL Perpetual Trophy that goes to the champion squad. For more updates, go to facebook.com/nblphil.