The fleet-footed Magnolia shooting guard achieved a milestone in his professional cage career after he was adjudged best player of the conference for the PBA Governors’ Cup last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Christian Standhardinger, Paul Lee, Chris Banchero, Stanley Pringle and Japeth Aguilar are the top contenders for the coveted plum which will be awarded before Game 4 of the best-of-7 finals showdown for PBA Governors’ Cup between Magnolia and Alaska.
But at this juncture though, Guiao said the Nationals will have to deal first with the task at hand, and that is beating the Kazakhs, probably to unload some pressure going into the game against the Iranians on Monday on same time.
“Our back is against the wall again, so we’ll see how we respond the next game,” added Black, whose Bolts needed – a succeeded – to sweep their last four outings in the elimination and two more outings (against a twice-to-beat Phoenix) during the quarterfinal round in order to make the semis.
The Elasto Painters exploded in the third quarter and sustained the momentum which eventually carried them to a 107-101 spanking of NLEX in the first of two featured matches in Petron Blaze Saturday Special at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Bolts, who had an easy time making the playoff round in the last two editions of the season-ending conference, try to cap their elimination campaign on a bright note for a possible playoff crack at the last quarterfinals berth.
The win that is hard to come by for Columbian Dyip in the PBA Governors’ Cup finally came on Friday, and interestingly, it came at the expense of the very team the Dyip had defeated too in the elimination round of the first two conferences.