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NBA Restart Team Overview: New Orleans Pelicans

RECORD: 28-36, virtually tied with the Portland Trailblazers and the Sacramento Kings for ninth-place in the Western Conference, 3.5 games behind the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies (32-33).  OVERVIEW: Led by a young core bannered by Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, veteran Jrue Holiday, and rookie sensation Zion Williamson, the New Orleans Pelicans have recovered from a 6-22 start to the season, posting a 22-14 record in their last 36 contests to put them in contention for a playoff berth. The Pels play fast and score a lot thanks to the playmaking skills of Ball and Holiday, while leading scorer Ingram is having himself an All-Star year, putting up 24.3 points per game. Veteran sniper JJ Redick (14.9 PPG, 2.9 3P) is also leading the charge behind the arc. In his first 19 games, the high-flying Williamson has averaged 23.6 points while shooting an astounding 58.9% from the field.  NUMBER TO KNOW: The Pelicans are averaging 116.2 points per game, which is tied with the Los Angeles Clippers for fourth place in the NBA (behind the Milwaukee Bucks, the Houston Rockets, and the Dallas Mavericks) KEY ADDITIONS/LOSSES: N/A SEEDING GAMES: vs Utah Jazz (7/31) vs Los Angeles Clippers (8/2) vs Memphis Grizzlies (8/4) vs. Sacramento Kings (8/7) vs Washington Wizards (8/8) vs San Antonio Spurs (8/10) vs. Sacramento Kings (8/12) vs. Orlando Magic (8/14).....»»

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Sermon led to Arwind making Coach Yeng his 'ninong'

It's no secret that coach Yeng Guiao is a straight shooter. The current NLEX mentor is one of the fiercest coaches in the PBA ever and he's not afraid to let you know how he feels whether you're an opponent or a league official. Even his own players are not safe from his tongue lashings. Arwind Santos got his signature coach Yeng moment over a decade ago when he played for Guiao's Powerade-Pilipinas national team that saw action in the 2009 FIBA-Asia Championships.  "Natalo kami, sa dugout nagalit si coach Yeng. Sabi niya sakin,  'Ikaw Arwind [expletives],'" Santos recalled during a PBA Kamustahan episode. "Gusto ko na umuwi sa Pilipinas nun dahil pinagalitan ako ni Coach Yeng," he added. Shocked by the sermon he received, Arwind was naturally shocked. However, he came to understand Coach Yeng's style through his veteran teammates with previous experience playing for Guiao. "Pero sabi sakin nila Willier Miller, Ranidel [De Ocampo], ganun lang talaga si Coach Yeng. Yun nga, si Coach Yeng pag kilala mo, masasabihan ka talaga ng masakit pero hindi naman personal, dahil lang sa game," Arwind said. "Dun ko siya nakilala ng husto kaya ginawa ko siyang ninong sa kasal, para di na ako masabihan ng [expletives]. Yun ang di ko makalimutan," Santos added.     — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Thirdy, NeoPhoenix open home campaign against powerhouse Jets

We'll be seeing Thirdy Ravena take flight in Japan sooner rather than later. San-en NeoPhoenix plays its first pair of home games of the 2020-2021 B.League season on October 3-4 at the Hamamatsu Arena.         View this post on Instagram                   . HOME OPENING GAME???????? . . ???? 2020?10?3?????4???? ?????????? ????#?????? . ?????????2????????????????????????????????????????? . . #?????????? #B??? #?????? A post shared by ???????????? (@neophoenix_official) on Jul 12, 2020 at 9:34pm PDT NeoPhoenix will take on the powerhouse Chiba Jets, who finished the COVID-19 shortened 2019-2020 season with a 28-12 record. The Jets were also runners-up to champion Alvark Tokyo to end the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Ravena signed with the NeoPhoenix last month, becoming the first Asian import in the B.League after the initiative was first announced in 2019. [Related: Get to know San-en NeoPhoenix, Thirdy Ravena's team in Japan] Thirdy looks to boost San-en's campaign as NeoPhoenix finished in last place in the Division 1 with a 5-36 record. The team would have been up for relegation if not for the shortened season. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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PBA: Erram trade could be 'blessing in disguise' for NLEX

Things were set up quite nicely for NLEX in the 2019 PBA Governors's Cup. The Road Warriors finally had access to all of their weapons, and after playing with two quality imports through the course of the elimination round, they entered the playoffs as the no. 1 seed. Unfortunately, NLEX didn't even get out of the first round, becoming the fifth top-ranked team to lose to a no. 8 seed in the quarterfinals. For the next PBA conference, whenever that is, the Road Warriors won't even have a chance to run things back as the team traded away star center Poy Erram after just one full season. However, while that could lead to a struggle, NLEX is looking at that blockbuster trade with a different perspective. "Of course we were sad na na-trade si Poy, parang kapatid na rin namin siya, napa-lapit na siya samin," guard Kevin Alas said on 2OT with teammate Jericho Cruz and PBA broadcasters Magoo Marjon and Carlo Pamintuan. "But at the same time, naging blessing in disguise samin, iniisip namin kasi siguro the last time na nag-semifinals kami, wala pa si Poy noon. Right now nadagdagan pa kami. Iniisip na lang namin na dati kaya natin without Poy, so ibig sabihin kaya din natin now," he added. NLEX's breakthrough semifinals came during the 2018 Philippine Cup where the Road Warriors took on the Magnolia Hotshots for six games. That was Kiefer Ravena's very first conference with the team and Poy Erram was still with the Blackwater Elite. The Road Warriors were locked in a 2-2 series with the Hotshots before Alas tore his ACL for the first time very early in Game 5. NLEX just slowly fell apart after, getting eliminated by the next game. "Yung perspective na lang namin, parang blessing in disguise," Alas said of the Erram trade, which netted NLEX Anthony Semerad, Rabeh Al-Hussaini, as well as Blackwater's 2020 first-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick. "Baka mas paghihirapan natin pagpasok sa semis this time," Alas added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports17 hr. 37 min. ago Related News

Craft long-term virus game plan

A comprehensive plan is needed to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis in the country, according to Senator Richard Gordon. “We need to have a grand plan on how we are going to quell COVID. And that’s going to be anywhere from this year to another four years. It is possible that it will […] The post Craft long-term virus game plan appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News20 hr. 19 min. ago Related News

Marck Espejo recalls atmosphere in historic SEA Games men s volleyball run

What struck Espejo the most was the number of supporters watching their game, with men's volleyball often taking a backseat to its female counterpart......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 12th, 2020Related News

PBA teams to shoulder expenses for COVID-positive players

PBA teams will undergo a strict health protocol as the league hopes to return to action this year. As such, players will be required to undergo COVID-19 testing three days before practice resumes, followed by another round of testing every 10 days. Should any player test positive for COVID-19, the PBA said that teams will cover the expenses for their respective players. "Sasagutin ng teams lahat ng hospital expenses pag nagka-COVID ang players," PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said as the PBA Board agreed upon such policy during their weekend meeting. "Just like when the players get injured, so there's no need for insurance," the Commissioner added. All COVID-19 testing for the PBA will be via swab tests, as per recommendation of Ginebra Governor Alfrancis Chua. San Miguel Corporation's laboratory will handle all the testing. The PBA recently gained approval from the IATF to start practices and on Friday, Marcial met with PBA coaches and team managers to discuss the protocols. Aside from the "no test, no practice" policy, players are to observe a "closed circuit" method that limits their travel from their homes to the practice facility and back. [Related: PBA coaches OK with league protocol and guidelines as practice resumes] "I think the PBA has put up an effective guideline to safeguard the players. It's just a matter of attitude from the players to maintain it," said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. The PBA season was officially shut down last March 11 after only playing one game in the 2020 Philippine Cup. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 12th, 2020Related News

Beyond The Game

It’s been something in the works for a while and we didn’t want to come out with the dish until the recipe was perfect......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJul 12th, 2020Related News

Javi GDL trying to turn dream into reality with sporting goods business

Not only is Javi Gomez de Liano making sure to remain in game shape in the continuing COVID-19 crisis, he is also making it happen outside of basketball. With Cole's Sporting Goods, the University of the Philippines' sweet-shooting swingman has been giving an assist to more than a few people who themselves want to stay in shape. "I started building my own gym at home so I would contact different suppliers for equipment," he shared of the business's origin story. "One of those suppliers told me why don't I do a business since in demand ang gym equipment. I thought it over for a week and true enough, I decided to make it a business." For GDL, this is all about trying to turn another one of his dreams into reality. "Actually, nung bata pa ako, dream ko is to own a fitness gym and a basketball court. I wanna be a businessman and a trainer or a basketball coach after I retire from basketball so I see this as a stepping stone to my future goals," he said. Of course, the 21-year-old's basketball career is still ahead of him - as he is all set to see action for Nueva Ecija in the MPBL as well as the Gilas Pilipinas pool. With the pandemic putting a pause in play, though, GDL has just turned the lemons given him into lemonade. "This is my passion talaga. I'm from CHK rin kaya all the more I love that I'm doing right now," the BS Physical Education student in UP College of Human Kinetics said. Even better, Cole's has been yet another milestone for him and beau Einica Buhain. After all, the name of the business came from her. "At first, I didn't wanna let anyone know I was opening a business because I was uncomfortable. I named it after my girlfriend's second name, which is Nicole, kaya naging Cole," he said. And Buhain means much more to the business than just the name. Cole's is actually a business partnership between Javi and Einica, who is the daughter of former national swimmer and PSC Chairman Eric Buhain. "Nung simula, it was just my business, but siyempre, it was her who always supports me. She'd always offer to help out so eventually, she joined me na rin talaga," he said. He then continued, "We split the investments and all so naging business partners na rin kami in the end." Not only is the couple getting to know each other better and better, they are also getting to know more and more about life thanks to their startup. "This is all good practice actually. We get to learn a lot of life skills especially in financing and business," GDL said. He then continued, "Just like in basketball, we would make mistakes, of course, but we learn from them eventually." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 11th, 2020Related News

That Alfred Aroga block on Kiefer Ravena was a long time coming

Alfred Aroga is tattooed on the mind of Kiefer Ravena. "You were that person to me, Alfred," Ravena told Aroga in The Prospects Pod last Friday which the former hosts and the latter was a guest in. "You were that person to me." Aroga's resounding rejection of Ravena's layup in the UAAP 77 Final Four thrust National University to a historic championship and thwarted Ateneo de Manila University's grand plans of redemption. Then, the Bulldogs were up by two points on the Blue Eagles with 9.3 ticks to go in the do-or-die game between the two teams with a Finals berth on the line. Of course, the blue and white went to Ravena who breezed by Pao Javelona and then Gelo Alolino. Right at the rim, however, he was met by Aroga who swatted the ball away, sealing the deal for the blue and gold's date in the championship round with Far Eastern University. After three games there, National U celebrated its first championship since 1954. For the Cameroonian, though, that defensive stop on Ravena was something to celebrate as well. "I remember, when I got to the Philippines, I went to the arena and NU was playing against Ateneo," he said. "I was observing Kiefer the whole time and because I'm a good observer, I observed he was professional-ready already by that time. When they whipped the ass of NU, I told myself, every time I'm gonna play against Ateneo and Kiefer, they're gonna suffer." Yes, one of Aroga's first memories when he came to the Philippines was that of "The Phenom" having his way against the Bulldogs. The 6-foot-7 big man did not forget. Years later, at long last, he made Ravena feel his own personal revenge. As he put it, remembering his thoughts right after that block, "I was so happy, man. I was like, finally, I got that guy! But it was in a good way, man." He then continued, "Playing against you, it was a really good test because you're the kind of player you don't stop, you just slow down. We can't stop you, man." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 11th, 2020Related News

Morikawa builds big lead at Muirfield Village before storms

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Among the lessons Collin Morikawa took away from missing his first cut as a pro was that his reliable cut shot had left him. He found at it Muirfield Village, and suddenly looks as though he'll be tough to catch at the Workday Charity Open. Morikawa ran off four straight birdies after making the turn Friday, finished with another birdie and shot 6-under 66 to build a four-shot lead over Sam Burns (66) in the storm-delayed tournament. His 13-under 131 was one shot off the course record set by Jason Dufner in 2017 at the Memorial. The Workday Charity Open, which replaces the canceled John Deere Classic for this year only, has been set up a little easier than it will be for the Memorial next year, with slightly slower greens and rough that isn't quite as high or thick. Morikawa is still playing a different brand of golf than anyone else. Through two rounds, he has 15 birdies and an eagle. His four bogeys have come from silly mistakes that are bound to happen. Ian Poulter, back at Muirfield Village for the first time since 2009 because of a reconfigured schedule brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, had a 69 and joined Chase Seiffert (69) at 7-under 137. The second round had a pair of 75-minute delays because of the rumbling thunder and lightning that seems to appear whenever the PGA Tour is at Muirfield Village. “Who knows who's going to take it deep today?” Morikawa said. “Whether I have the lead or not, I've got to go into the weekend feeling like I've got to make the same amount of birdies I have the past two days. I feel like there’s a lot of birdies out there for me especially, the way I’ve been hitting it.” Morikawa, who turned pro just over a year ago after graduating from Cal, is making his debut at the course Jack Nicklaus built, and perhaps it's no coincidence that Nicklaus was famous for hitting a cut. “I had heard from a lot of people before, this course was going to suit a left-to-right shot, anyway,” Morikawa said. “Obviously, Jack hit that, and I think it does. But I’ve been able to leave myself some really good numbers into approach shots. I’ve been keeping myself in the fairway for the most part, and that obviously helps.” Among those playing in the afternoon, Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka first had to worry about making the cut after sluggish starts. Koepka started at 2 over. Rahm was at even par. Phil Mickelson had another exciting day, minus the meltdown at the end of his round. He opened by chipping in for birdie and making a 12-foot eagle putt. With the tee moved forward on the 14th hole, the par 4 guarded by a pond right of the green, he hit driver to 10 feet and had to settle for birdie. And right before the first batch of storms arrived, Mickelson felt the wind shift and get stronger, so he took driver on the par-5 fifth and whaled away over the trees and just inside backyard fences. It settled in the rough, but it left him only 114 yards away and a pitching wedge to the green. The speed of the greens fooled him, and he repeatedly left putts short. Even so, he managed to post a reasonable number. Jordan Spieth wasn't as fortunate. He took double bogey on his 17th hole, the par-3 eighth, and was likely to miss the cut. Morikawa had made 22 cuts in a row to start his pro career, a streak that ended two weeks ago at the Travelers Championship. That was three short of the streak Tiger Woods put together when he turned pro. But the 23-year-old Californian was more interested in low scores than simply getting in four rounds and a pay check. “At the end of the day, you’re out there to win tournaments,” he said. “If you miss the cut, make it by whatever, you just want to learn from each week. And like I said, I learned a lot from those two days missing the cut than I have in a lot of events so far when I’ve been finishing whatever." This one caused him to take a closer look at what was lacking in his game, instead of being reasonably content with a solid finish. “I think sometimes when something really doesn’t go your way, like missing a cut, it just stands out a little more,” he said. Somewhere along the way, he couldn't rely on his cut shot, allowing him to aim some 6 yards left of his target and fade it toward the pin, no matter where it was located. It was after his practice round Wednesday that he figured out what was missing, and he went back to an old drill of sticking his glove under his left arm. It's a rotational drill, and it paid off. He had to wait until the storms to see if anyone could catch him, with the second round not likely to end until Saturday......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 11th, 2020Related News

NBA Restart Team Overview: San Antonio Spurs

RECORD: 27-36, 12th-place, half-game behind the three teams virtually tied for ninth-place (Portland, New Orleans, and Sacramento) and four games behind eighth-place Memphis. OVERVIEW: The Spurs have made the playoffs a record-tying 22 straight seasons. With LaMarcus Aldridge sidelined after having shoulder surgery, San Antonio will rely on DeMar DeRozan (22.2 ppg) and a high-scoring bench that includes Patty Mills, Derrick White, and Rudy Gay. NUMBER TO KNOW: San Antonio commits an NBA-low 12.3 turnovers per game.  KEY ABSENCES: LaMarcus Aldridge KEY ADDITIONS: Tyler Zeller SEEDING GAMES: vs Sacramento Kings (8/1) vs Memphis Grizzlies (8/3) vs Philadelphia 76ers (8/4) vs Denver Nuggets (8/6) vs Utah Jazz (8/8) vs New Orleans Pelicans (8/10) vs Houston Rockets (8/12) vs Utah Jazz (8/14).....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 11th, 2020Related News

RK Ilagan, Baste plotting revenge on Letran in NCAA 96

RK Ilagan has one thing and one thing only in his mind come his last year for San Sebastian College-Recoletos. "Sa akin po talaga, gusto ko pong bumawi sa kanila," he said in last Friday's The Prospects Pod, referring to fellow guest Fran Yu. "Sila po (nagtanggal sa amin e) so sana mabigyan po kami ng chance talagang makabawi sa kanila." In NCAA 95, Colegio de San Juan de Letran got the better of Ilagan and the Golden Stags in the first rung of the stepladder playoffs. The Knights would go on to boot out Lyceum of the Philippines University and best San Beda University en route to the championship. Through that charge, they left in their wake several tantalizing talents such as Season MVP Calvin Oftana, "Bandana Bros." James Canlas and Evan Nelle, and Marcelino twins Jaycee and Jayvee. Among all them, however, it's apparently Ilagan who's still hurting the worst. And why wouldn't he as he turned in a career game only to be eliminated. "Lahat po yun, tsamba. Shumu-shoot kahit hagis-hagis lang," he said, recalling his 36-point outburst in that loss. He then continued, "Samin lang po doon, parang ayaw ko lang po talaga magpatalo kasi siyempre, last year na ni [Allyn] Bulanadi at [Aljon] Capobres." And that is exactly why come Season 95, RK Ilagan and the rest of Baste will be running and gunning for Letran - what a great game that will be. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 10th, 2020Related News

Downing Mbala-led La Salle jewel in new-age Ateneo s crown, so says Kiefer

Ateneo de Manila University has been the king of UAAP Men's Basketball for the last three years. The Blue Eagles' most recent championship even had them making history as the first team to sweep the season - both elimination and championship rounds. Three-time Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena, though, is not necessarily keen on saying that title was their most impressive. Asked in his appearance on The Prospects Pod which team in the three-peat was the best of the bunch, he paused for quite a while before answering, "Ang hirap kasi eh." Not long after, host Kiefer, Thirdy's older brother, chimed in with his mind on the matter. "In my opinion, the team that beat the Mbala DLSU was the strongest," he said. The elder Ravena was referring to the Ateneo's Season 80 squad that dethroned De La Salle University led by back-to-back Season MVP Ben Mbala. After losing to the Green Archers the year before, the Blue Eagles came back with a vengeance and bested their archrivals in the three-game Finals. "That was the biggest test for them eh," Kiefer said. "The previous year, they lost to almost the same team and they faced them again. Then they did what people said was an impossible task - beat Mbala-led DLSU so for me it was that team (that was the strongest)." Thirdy could only acknowledge that manong had a point. At the same time, however, he reminded everybody about a particular perfect season that had just happened. As he put it, "May point nga si manong, pero ang hirap din (i-discredit) yung 16-0 eh. Just the fact na wala ngang school na nakagawa nun so ang hirap din sabihin." Indeed, it remains up for debate which between the two teams was more impressive. What's for sure, though, is that the debate lies on those two teams. Asked by a host, "So it's either the first or the third?" The Japan-bound pride of the blue and white replied, "Oo eh." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 10th, 2020Related News

Baseball players get a peek at playing without fans

Baseball players got a sense of what the game will be like without fans in the stands upon returning for workouts last week. They’re getting a more realistic glimpse this week as teams begin holding scrimmages. Yes, it’s very strange. “It was surreal. … just sitting behind the dish at a major league stadium with […] The post Baseball players get a peek at playing without fans appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 10th, 2020Related News

German Scholars Take Interest in Dr. Jose Rizal’s “Noli Me Tangere”, “El Filibusterismo”

A growing number of German scholars have taken interest in studying Dr. Jose Rizal’s “Noli Me Tangere” and “El Filibusterismo” as the two novels provided the framework for a Master’s degree summer course entitled, “Jose Rizal y El Realismo Espanol,” which is being conducted from April to July 2020 as part of the Ruhr University […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJul 10th, 2020Related News

NBA Restart Team Overview: Phoenix Suns

RECORD: 26-39, 13th-place, two games behind 12th-place San Antonio, 2 1/2 games behind the three teams virtually tied for ninth-place (Portland, New Orleans, and Sacramento), and six games behind eighth-place Memphis. OVERVIEW: The Suns are having their best season since 2014-15 as they seek their first playoff appearance in 10 years. All-Star Devin Booker, 2018 No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton, and the emerging Kelly Oubre Jr. form a promising young core. NUMBER TO KNOW: Phoenix averages an NBA-leading 27.2 assists per game.  SEEDING GAMES: vs Washington Wizards (8/1) vs Dallas Mavericks (8/3) vs Los Angeles Clippers (8/5) vs Indiana Pacers (8/7) vs Miami Heat (8/9) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (8/11) vs Philadelphia 76ers (8/12) vs Dallas Mavericks (8/14).....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 10th, 2020Related News

June Mar Fajardo turns to game streaming with esports channel

June Mar Fajardo has launched his own esports streaming channel to further solidify his love and support for the booming online games......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJul 9th, 2020Related News

Radio listenership up; DZBB leads numbers game

​GMA Network’s flagship AM station, Super Radyo DZBB 594, emerged as the number one AM radio station and news source in Mega Manila as shown in the latest data from Nielsen Radio Audience Measurement......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesJul 9th, 2020Related News

GREATEST PERFORMANCES: Alvin Pasaol s 49-point masterpiece

For 99.9 percent of the time, the Collegiate Press Corps' Player of the Week comes from a team with a win or a winning record. And so, the 0.1 percent chance of that not being the case has to be something so special. Alvin Pasaol's 49 points on October 9, 2017 was just that. First and foremost, let's just get it out of the way - Pasaol and University of the East bowed to De La Salle University, 100-106. Still, it was the burly forward who was the talk of the town as he became the first Filipino to breach the 40-point marker in over a decade. Make no mistake, he scored all of his points efficiently - going 20-for-30 from the field. He was so impressive, despite the loss, that Green Archer and eventual back-to-back Season MVP Ben Mbala could do nothing but sing his praises. Asked about an instance that had him tapping Pasaol on the head, Mbala answered, "I told him to keep working. He did a good job and when a guy plays well, you have to acknowledge him." He then continued, "It's a game of basketball after all . We have to enjoy and I have to congratulate him for his career-high." That game looked like it was going to be unremarkable in the earlygoing as "Big Ben" joined forces with Abu Tratter to power La Salle to a double-digit lead. After three quarters, it was actually all but over. Then with seven minutes remaining, UE's scoring machine got his 40th and 41st points - meaning he was two points away from tying the most points scored by a single player in a single game since 2003. He matched that milestone with an inside basket at the 4:13 mark of the final frame. Two minutes later, Pasaol made good on a triple to set the new scoring mark in the new era. Not long after, he added three more to his total. While it was the Alvin Pasaol show, after the game, the Davao native himself, humble as always, actually deflected all credit to his teammates. "Nag-stick lang naman ako sa game plan namin. Salamat din sa mga teammates ko kasi hindi ko naman makukuha yung 49 points dahil sa mga teammates ko." Whatever it is, then-head coach Derrick Pumaren said that what the Red Warriors’ main man did was something so special. “First time ata that I’ve coached a local scoring 49 kasi dati, import lang ang nakaka-score. I was really praying that he gets 50, but we’ll take 49,” he said while chuckling. The Collegiate Press Corps agreed. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 9th, 2020Related News