Best of the Night. Mac Baracael. There are nights when players are in the zone. Tonight is Baracael's in-the-zone night. Like an unleashed fireball, he shot the lights out with 20 points, with 12 fierce points coming from way down town. With this, Ginebra built a pretty solid 16 point lead heading into the fourth quarter, and snatching the win at end game, 85-82. That's pretty solid and really, really tough.
Worst of the Night. As a basketball fan, I give worst of the night to this San Mig Coffee loss. Down 16 heading into the payoff period, the Mixers squeezed every ounce of energy to stay sticky with their pressure defense. They forced stops and turnovers to chop down BGSM's lead, and snatching the driver seat, 72-70, halfway through the fourth. You see, that's a very tough thing to accomplish and the only reward acceptable is to win. That should have been more meaningful, since SMC should have been up 3-1. If they only held on a little more.
Big Game in a Big Loss. You wouldn't believe this, but James Yap actually played well tonight. Enduring the pain in his elbow, and with his ugly and shabby shooting sleeve, Big Game James dropped in 20 points for the Mixers, and he almost hit the game-tying three in the end. The rim was a little slippery for that beautiful leather though, so it slipped and missed, basically. But still, hats off for Yap whose last 20-point game was... well chill, I don't remember as well.
By the way. Chris Ellis, who is still the better compression shirted Chris, and Rafi Reavis, who donned those black double sleeves, are best of the night looks-wise.
Quote. "The breaks went on our side, that's why we won the game." - coach Ato Agustin. This reminded me of coach Pido Jarencio's "uminom ng malamig na San Miguel Beer" moment in the UAAP. It's worth a laugh.
-Mark Barroca was contained.
-Justin Melton too.
-And PJ Simon , too!
-All in all, a pretty bad night for the little ones of San Mig Coffee.
-Is Japeth Aguilar still drunk or something? 7 points. Almost 10 shots. Disaster. Well, at least they've won.
-Series is tied, 2-2.
Huge shoutout to my bro, Alvin John "Vanes" Alvarez, who's celebrating his 22nd birthday today! Thanks for the magnificent food brad!