Ice in his veins: Matt Nieto silences host Chinese Taipei with game-winner
By Mark Patriarca
A dagger was sent flying thru the hearts of Chinese Taipei squad and supporters as Matt Nieto punctured a cold-blooded three to escape with a win in front of hostile crowd, 77-76, Saturday evening in Taiwan.
3.1 seconds left in a critical juncture, Chinese Taipei national team was up via slim margin, 76-74, with possession on the side of Ateneo Pilipinas.
Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena was tasked to inbound the ball, finds Matt Nieto in the left wing and without hesitation, shot a three-ball in front of the outstretched arm of a Taiwanese defender.
The moment it went in, the whole arena knew it was over.
— ESPN5 (@Sports5PH) July 21, 2018
Nieto was brilliant throughout the game, scoring 13 points on three makes in rainbow country. William Navarro flirted with double-double posting 11 points and 9 rebounds.
Ateneo will look to get their fourth straight and five wins overall against Iran B, July 22, 3 p.m.