May 10, 2017 - Ricardo Ratliffe made a comeback victory for Star, scoring 37 points and 22 boards as the Hotshots dominate a crawling start to defeat TNT KaTropa, 107-97, in the OPPO PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.
The triumphant return of Ratliffe, who replaced Tony Mitchell as Star’s reinforcement, had three blocks to bring Star (7-2) to its third straight winning streak and share the third place with Meralco Bolts.
In the start of the game, the TNT was all fired up and left a huge deficit for Star ending the first quarter with 35-19 in the score board. But the Hotshots pulled back against KaTropa as they convert points and seal the halftime lead 60-59.
Ratliffe and Lee completely turned things around where they lead the team by 10points, 77-67, as TNT was mutilate by the import, Donte Greene's foul.
Paul Lee ended the game with 17 points, five boards and five assist.
Aldrech Ramos chipped 11 points, three rebounds and four assists while Mark Barroca also contributed in the team's victory with 10 points and eight rebounds for Star as well.
Donte Greene from TNT KaTropa led the team with 29 points and 12 rebounds.The scores:
STAR 107 - Ratliffe 37, Lee 17, Simon 12, Ramos 11, Barroca 10, Sangalang 7, Melton 6, Reavis 5, Dela Rosa 2, Abundo 0.
TNT 97 - Greene 29, Rosales 15, Williams 11, Reyes 10, De Ocampo 10, Tautuaa 6, Garcia 6, Hernandez 5, Carey 3, Tamsi 2, Sumalinog 0.
Quarterscores: 22-35, 60-59, 87-79, 107-97.