Jordan outduels Troy in battle of two Williams as Terrafirma holds off Blackwater

Jordan Williams outplayed his namesake and debuting Blackwater import Troy Williams as Terrafirma picked up its second win with a 119-106 victory in the 2023 PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Jordan Williams outduels Blackwater counterpart and namesake Troy Williams. (PBA Images)

The two Williams engaged in a fiery shootout with the one wearing the Dyip jersey coming out on top with 57 points including 11 of Terrafirma’s last 15 points to lift his team to a 2-2 record in the standings.

Not letting to be simply outdone is his Bossing counterpart in Troy who proved to be a one-man wrecking crew in his first game with Blackwater, finishing with 55 points and 15 rebounds.

Jordan, though, also scattered 11 rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks to complete a splendid night while Juami Tiongson provided ample support with 27 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

Eric Camson also came through with big plays in the fourth quarter when Terrafirma had to fend off a furious Blackwater run to finish with 17 points – nine of which came in the payoff period.

“We have a chance to win in the fourth quarter yun lang naman yung sinasabi ko sa kanila give us chance to coach you in the fourth quarter na pwede kaming manalo,” said Terrafirma head coach Johnedel Cardel.

“We just play as a team what we did with Meralco. That's a strong team, that’s a champion team so nagbaka sakali manalo kami,” he added.

The Bossing never threatened not until the final three minutes when an RK Ilagan triple and Williams triple shoved Blackwater within three, 104-101. That was when Terrafirma’s own Williams took charge and showed the way in the 15-5 finishing kick for the Dyip.