Takeover Travante: Williams has 17 points in six minutes in win
With his team down a dozen points midway through the fourth quarter, Travante Williams of Anchorage activated takeover mode.
The 6-foot-5 guard pumped in 17 of his 27 points in the final six minutes to spark Sporting Lisbon to a 97-92 win in the Portuguese League.
The reigning MVP played like it, drilling 7-of-10 3-pointers and carrying his team to victory by making big shots in the big moments.
He single-handedly outscored Ovarense down the stretch and orchestrated Sporting’s 32-15 run to end the game.
Williams, of Mt. Edgecumbe High fame, made a career-high seven 3-pointers for the fifth time in his professional career.
He added seven rebounds, four assists and three steals in 25 minutes.
Sporting trailed 77-65 with six minutes to go when Williams got hot and sank six straight 3-pointers.
He pulled his side within 82-81 and later gave his team the lead for good at 88-84. His seventh 3-pointer made it 91-86.
Williams leads his team and ranks fifth in the Portuguese League with 63 3-pointers in 25 games.
He is top-15 in the league in points (16.3), steals (2.4) and assists (4.0).