Sunday, June 8, 1975

Game 2: Crispa 143, Toyota 139 (June 8, 1975)

Crispa blew a comfortable lead in regulation but beat Toyota for the second time in the 1975 first conference despite the presence of Comets import Byron "Snake" Jones.

Crispa repeats over Toyota

By Ding Marcelo
Bulletin Today
Published Monday June 9, 1975

Crispa-Floro rose from the crackling pressure of an overtime period last night as it reasserted its supremacy over American-reinforced Toyota, 143-139, in a classic Philippine Basketball Association thriller at the packed Araneta Coliseum.

Denied of a certain victory when the Comets erased a nine-point deficit. 121-130, in the last 90 seconds of regulation, the Redmanizers came back with full fury in the five-minute extension by closing with a 12-8 barrage to register their 11th victory in 15 outings and their second over the Comets.