Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas opens Champions Cup with rousing win vs Kazakhs

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson BC ASTANA 65 — Gavrilov 11, Clemmons 10, Carter 10, Degtyarev 8, Murzagaliyev 8, Zhigulin 8, Yergali 6, Kolesnikov 2, Marchuk 2, Chsherbak 0.Quarters: 21-19, 35-43, 57-55, 73-65. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Photo from FibaAsia.comChooks-to-Go Pilipinas did just enough to hold off BC Astana, 73-65, to open its 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup campaign Friday at Chenzhou Sports Center in Chenzhou, China.Kiefer Ravena uncorked nine of his 22 points in the third quarter, where the Philippine side staged a huge fightback after being down by as big as 11, 40-29.ADVERTISEMENT Pingris grateful for coach, teammates’ support as he gets 5k points The 23-year-old also had three rebounds, two assists, and two steals, including the game-sealing freebies with 20 seconds left in the clock as Gilas got off to a good start in the continental club competition.Isaiah Austin also impressed in his first game in national team colors, firing 17 markers, 18 rebounds, and six blocks to hold the paint for Chooks-to-Go.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogJett Manuel also added 10 points, while Jeric Teng got seven in the victory.Chooks rallied back from a 51-44 deficit midway in the third quarter with a 13-2 blast, punctuated by a Jeric Teng three to take a 57-53 lead with 1:14 left in the period. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene BC Astana stayed alive in the fourth quarter, thanks to back-to-back triples from Anthony Clemmons and Alexandr Zhigulin in the final 3:48 that cut Chooks’ lead down to two, 65-63, but LA Revilla and Austin iced the win with huge baskets in the end game.Dmitriy Gavrilov paced BC Astana with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Clemmons and Justin Carter both had 10 in the defeat.Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas will shoot for its second win on Saturday as it takes on Sarreyet Ramallah of Palestine.The Scores:CHOOKS-TO-GO PILIPINAS 73 — Ravena 22, Austin 17, Manuel 10, Jeri. Teng 7, Jose 6, Revilla 5, Cruz 2, Torres 2, Jero. Teng 1, Tamsi 1, Vosotros 0.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img

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