Scottie is MVP
Scottie Thompson is feted at the Leo Awards.
Williams, the 30-year-old TNT guard who was named Rookie of the Year, was second at 1,332 followed by stats leader Robert Bolick of Northport at 1,295. Magnolia’s Calvin Abueva, the Best Player of the 2021 Philippine Cup, was fourth at 1,066.
Joining Thompson in the Mythical First Team were Williams, Abueva, June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel and Arwind Santos of NorthPort.
Juami Tiongson of Terrafirma was named Most Improved Player, while NLEX guard Kevin Alas was handed the Samboy Lim Sportsmanship Award.
Santos was also part of the All-Defensive Team with TNT’s Kelly Williams, Meralco’s Cliff Hodge, Magnolia’s Jio Jalalon and San Miguel Beer’s Chris Ross.
Rain or Shine nips Converge
Beau Belga comes up with the big endgame shot.
BEAU Belga nailed four triples, including the go-ahead shot as Rain or Shine survived a huge scare on opening day, beating new team Converge, 79-77, on Sunday in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum.
The 35-year-old Belga, hit the trey to give the Elastopainters a 78-77 lead with 13.4 seconds left, finished with 17 points.
Santi Santillan had 18 points and nine rebounds, while Andrei Caracut and Norbert Torres had 10 points each.
Converge got 23 points and 13 rebounds from Jeron Teng, while Alec Stockton scored 13.
TNT downs Magnolia
Jayson Castro and the
MIKEY Williams was nowhere to be seen during TNT’s first game of its title-retention bid, but the Tropang Giga had enough firepower to get past Magnolia, 78-72, on Sunday in the PBA Philippine Cup.
Troy Rosario had 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Jayson Castro took over in the fourth and finished with 16 points for TNT.
Castro, who came off the bench, came up with six assists for TNT. Williams has yet to rejoin the Tropang Giga with contract negotiations ongoing.
Ian Sangalang led Magnolia with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Mark Barroca wound up with 14 points after a strong first half.
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