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LA Union made an auspicious return to the National Basketball League-Pilipinas (NBL) while Bulacan fashioned out a come-from-behind win at the start of the 2022 Chairman’s Cup on Sunday at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium.

The Paower defeated Las Piñas Oil Machine, 130-111, while the DF Republicans overcame Taguig Generals in overtime, 107-104, to begin the new conference on a high note.

Jap Pambid led the Paower with 24 points as his team converted 23 three-pointers on a way to a lopsided win upon their return to the league after taking a leave of absence last conference.

Kenneth Carongoy scored 16 points, most of which came in overtime including the go-ahead basket with 17 seconds left for a 105-104 lead, capping the Paower’s comeback from an eight-point deficit in the extra session.

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Joel Jolangcob had 23 points for Las Piñas but the Oil Machine trailed by as many as 29 points in the contest.

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Dan Natividad scored 23 points for Taguig, which blew a 100-92 lead in overtime.

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