Init nina Amer, Durham ibubunton sa Phoenix
Mga laro ngayon:
(Smart Araneta Coliseum)
4:30pm — Phoenix vs. Meralco
6:45pm — Alaska vs. Magnolia
PAGKATAPOS kubabawan ang Alaska 101-75 noong Biyernes sa MOA Arena, babalik ang Meralco sa Smart Araneta Coliseum para harapin ang Phoenix sa first game mamaya.
Angat sa 2-1 ang Bolts, pinaghahandaan ang 1-3 Fuel Masters.
Inaasahan ni coach Norman Black na babalikwas ang Phoenix mula sa 123-118 loss sa TNT noong Miyerkoles.
“This is a big weekend for us, considering we will also play Phoenix on Sunday,” ani Black pagkatapos ng dambuhalang panalo sa Aces. “We consider this a good bounce-back win coming off of our (105-99) loss to NLEX.”
Sa second half na kumalas ang Bolts, na-outscore ang Aces 58-38 pagkatapos ng break.
“Our defense in the second half was very, very good especially in the third quarter,” dagdag ni Black. “Combine that with the fact that Baser Amer got really hot in the three-point line. That was the reason why we were able to separate in the third quarter.”
Nagliyab si Amer ng 6 for 11 shooting mula long range tungo sa game-high 27 points. Nambarako din si Allen Durham ng halos triple-double na 25 points, 15 rebounds at 9 assists. May 15 markers at 9 boards pa si Raymond Almazan.
“Even though Phoenix lost in their last game, they played quite well against Talk ‘n Text. And they had the chance to win the game … so we’re expecting a very tough game coming on Sunday.” (VE)