Converge FiberXers new import Jamil Wilson. –PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines – Converge finally found a breakthrough to snap a six-game losing streak in the PBA Commissioner's Cup, claiming a 103-94 overtime victory over Terrafirma at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City on Wednesday.

Jamil Wilson lifted Converge in just his second PBA game, who is slowly diving in to coach Aldin Ayo's system and how his new teammates play.

“Chemistry is the most important thing in basketball or sports in general… I’ve been here for maybe two and a half days and I didn’t even know half of these guys’ names,” Wilson said after finishing with 32 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

“Just having a week of practice… getting to know these guys, what they like to do makes all the difference and you could tell tonight how comfortable we were with certain things we did and how much confidence the guys played with. ”

Converge finally got on the board and improved to 1-6, but Ayo was far from celebrating his first victory.

“It was difficult, everyone was disappointed, everyone was frustrated because of the result of our previous games, but we kept preparing, we kept practicing hard,” Ayo said as the FiberXers try to turn things in their favor.

Deschon Winston added 17 points for Converge, while Justin Arana finished with 14 points and eight rebounds to keep Terrafirma winless over the FiberXers.

The Dyip, meanwhile, fell to 2-5, even as their star Juami Tiongson finished with 28 points and Stephen Holt 14 points and five steals.

Javi Gomez de Liano scored 13 points, including the game-extending trey, in the final seconds of regulation time, for 88 in total, and also added 12 rebounds.

Thomas de Thaey contributed a double-double of 12 points and 19 rebounds.

“(We are building and learning) trust, believing in each other and trusting each other, which is most important. I think we took a big step tonight and trusted each other as a unit and believed in each other's abilities,” Wilson said of what his team needs to continue doing during conference play.


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“We have a game this Sunday, so we have to continue to work, as the coach said, in training and continue to do the things that work for us and exploit those things,” he added as Converge look to double down on their newfound momentum against Meralco in the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.



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