MANILA, Philippines—Perpetual Help was desperate to avoid a 1-3 start. In the game’s last seconds, the Altas was seemingly uplifted by divine intervention.
After Mapua snatched the lead from the Altas, 77-76, Cedrick Abis delivered for the Altas the a go-ahead three-point shot to put them back ahead, 79-77, with 26.1 seconds remaining
Perpetual head coach Myk Saguiguit revealed that the play wasn’t even designed for Abis.
“That shot was God’s gift, almost. Would you expect Abis to hit that? I told my players to pray silently because like we always say, anything can happen,” said after their 79-77 win against the Cardinals at San Juan Arena on Friday.
“That last play was…