Cagayan de Oro native Jio Jalalon is slowly making a name in the PBA after nailing a side jumper at the buzzer to lift the Star Hotshots to a 105-103 victory over hard-fighting NLEX Road Warriors last night, March 31 in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

Jalalon finished with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals off the bench as the Hotshots remained unbeaten after 3 games. NLEX meanwhile fell to its 4th straight defeat.

Watch his game heroics below.

Watch his end-game interview.

Scores:

STAR (105) – Maliksi 24, Mitchell 23, Jalalon 16, Simon 13, Sangalang 9, Lee 5, Ramos 5, Reavis 4, Barroca 4, Javier 2, Melton 0, Dela Rosa 0, Mendoza 0

NLEX (103) – Chism 33, Lastimosa 13, Alas 9, Lanete 9, Tiongson 7, Al-Hussaini 6, Rios 6, Taulava 6, Guinto 5, Monfort 4, Villanueva 3, Baracael 2, Khobuntin 0, Soyud 0

Quarter scores: 23-15, 51-34, 75-74, 105-103

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