PBA: Zamar’s clutch three lifts Blackwater past Meralco

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Paul Zamar hit a triple with 7.9 seconds left on Friday night that sealed a come-from-behind win by Blackwater over Meralco, 94-91, which put the Elite back on track in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “In my heart, I know we have a chance to win every game, even though I know that all of our opponents are stronger than us,” he said.Import Henry Walker had 24 points and 14 rebounds and was the one who pumped life back into the Elite when the Meralco barrage came in the fourth period. Belo finished with 14 points and Zamar 13.Allen Durham paced the Bolts with 32 points, 21 rebounds and six assists but only Baser Amer and Ken Bono were able to back him up with twin digit scoring.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ronaldo ready to play for Juventus amid rape allegation Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I prayed when I made that decision. To God be the glory,” Ramos went on, pointing up for all the reporters to see. “Mike is good. But today, I couldn’t get anything from him. He was trying his best. He just couldn’t get his range.“I asked guidance from the Lord, that’s why I was able to choose Zamar.”Meralco thus dropped to 1-4 overall and inched closer to being on the bubble, and the Bolts would need to string up wins pretty quick if they want to fan hopes of making it to the Finals of the season-ending conference for the third straight year and finally win it all.“What’s good (with this win) is that we know we can bounce back (from a defeat and being 10 points down in the fourth quarter),” Ramos went on. “To me that’s development of their character.”The Elite will just have a day’s rest before returning to action, colliding with Rain or Shine—another formidable foe—for what could be a berth in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES But more than that, coach Bong Ramos is seeing something that is a cause for more elation.“The players are developing character and I just hope that we continue to do that,” Ramos said after the Elite climbed to a momentary tie for the lead at 5-1 by roaring back from 10 points down in the final seven minutes. “It was a great bounce back, a great come-from-behind win for us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissRamos pushed all the right buttons when the chips were down and put all the right people on the floor when winning time came, with Mac Belo also hitting a triple and Zamar capping off their whirlwind windup with one of his own that doomed the Bolts to their fourth straight loss.“I had to decide on whether to (play) Mike DiGregorio (the team’s starting point guard) or Zamar (for the stretch), and I chose Zamar,” Ramos said after turning out to be a genius with Zamar also smothering a key layup attempt by Anjo Caram just a few seconds before his game-winning triple.last_img read more