In a year of record slumps, Terrafirma stays clear of league mark as win over NLEX breaks 25-game slide

Terrafirma Lester Prosper. —PBA IMAGES

Terrafirma Lester Prosper. —PBA IMAGES

Alex Cabagnot had to make sure that Terrafirma’s dry spell was truly over on Friday.

“How many was ours? 25?” he asked a pair of reporters shortly after the Dyip’s 124-114 overtime win over NLEX in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.

“How about Blackwater? 29?” he asked. When the veteran guard got a confirming nod, he added: “Then thank you, Lord!”

It’s probably a reflection of how badly the past few months have gone for the beat-up Dyip that they were left to celebrate staying second in the unenviable list of most consecutive losses. As Cabagnot learned Friday night, Terrafirma will be four games better than record-holder Blackwater.

But the relief within the team was palpable. Coach Johnedel Cardel and import Lester Prosper couldn’t help but celebrate while making their way to the post-game…

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