‘Vintage’ Cyrus Baguio shows up in NLEX win

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We’ve been waiting for this kind of game from Cyrus for quite some time now,” said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao.“Actually, Cyrus is a steady influence even if he’s not scoring. He’s defending, he’s getting the rebounds, his quiet leadership is there and he’s mentoring the young guys so this is just a bonus for us Cyrus being able to score and be a factor like this in a game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Baguio is far removed from his best years and has a lot of mileage on his 37-year-old body, but somehow, he showed that he still has something left in his gas tank.The dazzling and-1 drive was just part of Baguio’s team-high 17 points that helped NLEX stun Magnolia in Game 1 of their best-of-seven semifinals series Saturday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkREAD: NLEX outlasts Magnolia in wild semis openerHe went 5-of-6 from the field, including 2-of-2 from the three-point area, and collected five rebounds and four steals in a throwback performance. LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “It was the vintage ‘no fear headband’ Cyrus Baguio who was playing earlier,” said Road Warriors rookie Kiefer Ravena. Ravena was pertaining to Baguio’s younger days in the PBA where he used to wear an extra wide headband while obliterating defenses with his explosiveness and ferocity in attacking the rim.Baguio hit his first shot of the game, a baseline turnaround jumper over Hotshots’ veteran guard PJ Simon in the second quarter, and he said making that attempt set the tone for him.“I wanted to make sure that I’d be able to help the team because coach always puts me in the game so I kept it in mind that I need to contribute and help the team,” he said in Filipino. “I got off to a good start and that’s the most important thing for me which is to make my first shot. I got my confidence after that and it continued.”The 6-foot-2 Baguio kept finding his mark, especially in the final frame, where he scored eight points.ADVERTISEMENT Stifled by NLEX defense, Lee vows to bounce back in Game 2 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 Cyrus Baguio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCyrus Baguio wiggled his way out against two defenders and just took off about a foot away from the restricted area before switching the ball to his left hand past the shot-blocking Rafi Reavis, up gently off the glass, and into the net.Six teams and 15 years later, Baguio is still adding highlights to his mixtape.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingslast_img read more