Knights Stun Welcoat
Toyota-Otis-Letran just made the race for the two automatic semifinals berth of the PBL Unity Cup a tight four-way fight.
The Knights leaned on a big fourth quarter spurt to upset the Welcoat Paint Masters last night, 80-66, before a big weekend crowd at the Pasig Sports Center.
Behind Mark Macapagal and Emerson Oreta, the Knights went on a 16-1 run early in the fourth to rip apart a close ballgame.
Macapagal had six of his game-high 20 points during that stretch while Oreta scored five of his eight including the basket that gave the Knights a 70-55 lead with 7:34 left.
The Paint Masters were still very much in contention late in the final half when they forged the score at 54 contest and then trailed the Knights by just 62-55 entering the fourth period before Toyota Otis came through with the games telling run.
Their stunning win had the Knights raising their record to 5-3, just behind their victims and Harbour Centre, both with identical 6-2 cards.
More importantly, Toyota-Otis stays in contention for the two automatic berths in the semifinals. …