PBA: NorthPort beats Phoenix to end slide and stay alive in playoff race

NorthPort Batang Pier guard Robert Bolick. –PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines–NorthPort finally broke out of a horrendous slump on Thursday night, taking down Phoenix Super LPG in a tight endgame, 95-92, to stay afloat in the 2022 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Robert Bolick starred for the Batang Pier, turning in 17 points, five rebounds and eight assists in his first game back from an ankle injury.

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“I guess it’s just the law of averages. I guess it’s just about time. A win is a win,” said coach Pido Jarencio whose charges arrested a six-game slide after opening the conference with two victories.

NorthPort improved to 3-6, joining Rain or Shine just along the fringes of the Top 8 teams advancing into the next round.