Misfiring Sean Anthony's persistence pays off as he hits clutch basket for GlobalPort
Sean Anthony hit the biggest basket of the night for GlobalPort. Jaime Campos

BINAN, Laguna - Sean Anthony knew the Law of Averages would eventually work in his favor.

And it couldn't have come at a better time for him and GlobalPort.

The do-it-all forward scored on a bank shot in the final 26 seconds to help the Batang Pier seal a 107-101 win over Rain or Shine that kept them in the running for a quarterfinal berth in the PBA Commissioner's Cup.

Anthony missed a couple of shots in the final stretch, but his basket off a trapping Rain or Shine defense kept at bay a rallying Elasto Painters' side which clawed back from as much as a 16-point deficit and clinched Globalport's fourth win in 10 outings.

"I think i've missed six in a row, so one has to go in," said the 29-year-old Fil-Canadian, who finished with 15 points, eight rebounds, and five assists in 30 minutes of play.

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He shot 6-of-16 from the floor and committed five turnovers, but nonetheless stayed unbeaten in two games since coming in from NLEX as part of a multi-player, three-team trade.

"It feels nice to win two in a row and get into a roll especially with playoff time (just around the corner)," said Anthony, who failed to get a win in eight games with NLEX this conference prior to the trade.

He gave credit though, to his Globalport teammates for helping him savor the winning feeling again.

"It's just amazing seeing everyone step up today," he said. "You can go to every single player tonight. They came in and dished some plays. And that's great team basketball," he said.

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