MANILA – Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao nailed his first point in the Philippine Basketball Association but it was his towering import Peter John Ramos who helped KIA Sorento to score another upset against Purefoods Star, 95-84, on Wednesday night.
Ramos, a 7-foot-4 import, scored 32 points and grabbed 26 rebounds while guards LA Revilla and Eloy Poligrates provided support as the Carnival posted their second win in six games in the import-laced PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
”Our players just showed that they can play and fight,” Pacquiao, the team’s playing-coach, said.
The first win of KIA was at the expense of the Philippine Cup champion San Miguel Beer.
Purefoods lost their import Daniel Orton to six personal foul with 1:31 left in the game and the Star absorbed their second straight loss after an impressive 4-0 start in the conference.
Despite his only point from the foul line, Pacquiao remains scoreless from the field, missing another two attempts including one that went air ball.