|December 18, 2016||4:30 pm||PBA|
|Smart Araneta Coliseum|
|Rain or Shine||23||18||34||16||91|
Paul Lee encountered some foul trouble in the game but made his presence felt when it counted as his new Star Hotshots team outdueled his former squad Rain or Shine, 99-91, to extend their winning streak in the Oppo PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Peter June Simon led Star with 16 points but the team got huge contributions from all over in this one.
Lee tallied 14 points and four assists but came up huge in the clutch as he scored half of his total in the fourth quarter while also making a couple of big assists in the dying minutes. He also had five fouls but was still able to play more than 30 minutes, the second-most on the squad in this one.
His backcourt partner, rookie Jio Jalalon, also had a big outing with 14 points, five rebounds and a game-high six assists while Aldrech Ramos, another new acquisition for Star, knocked down two big three-pointers in the last two minutes en route to 12 points.
Marc Pingris added 11 points, eight rebounds and three steals while also making a crucial defensive play late in the game. – InterAksyon.com