JOREY Napoles hit the game winner as Cavitex made it back-to-back championship in the PBA 3x3 Second Conference Season 2 behind 21-20 come-from-behind win over TNT on Sunday at Robinsons Place Antipolo Extension.
The Braves trailed almost the entire Leg 6 finals, but never wavered and crept their way back behind the efforts of Napoles, Dominick Fajardo, Bong Galanza, and Chester Saldua to pull the rug from under the Tropang Giga.
Napoles, the former Gilas Pilipinas 3x3 member, finished with nine points, eight rebounds, and hit the final four points of Cavitex, which trailed by as many as 12-6 in the game.
The Tropang Giga moved on the hill, 20-17, before Napoles answered with a 2 to make it a one point game.
Napoles later blocked a potential game clincher by Almond Vosotros, before capping his heroics by sinking the game-winning deuce at the corner for the P100,000 prize money.
The win avenged Cavitex’s loss to TNT in the finals of Leg 3 three weeks ago.
The Tropang Giga went home with the runner up purse of P50,000.
Meanwhile, Platinum Karaoke made its third straight podium finish after a 17-13 win over J&T Express to win the battle for third place worth P30,000.
Platinum Karaoke (17) – Salva 7, Bates 4, Andrada 3, Tumalip 3.
J&T Express (13) – Rono 6, Hayes 3, Sedurifa 2, Datu 2.
Cavitex (21) – Napoles 9, Fajardo 4, Saldua 4, Galanza 4.
TNT (20) – Vosotros 12, De Leon 7, Exciminiano 1, Flores 0.