Emotional win

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Blackwater gunslinger took a more active role in offense and led the Elite to their first franchise victory over the KaTropa, 104-98, in overtime in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Friday night.“I’m focusing more on leading this team to develop good decision-making,” said Maliksi, after knocking down nine of his game high 28 points in extra time, including a turnaround jumper over Terrence Romeo that sealed the outcome.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Alaska opened its campaign in this tournament with style, hammering out an 80-72 victory over Meralco in the other match.Import Mike Harris had 23 points as the Aces pinned a second straight loss on the Bolts. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Maliksi credited Blackwater import Henry Walker for encouraging him to take a new approach on the floor.“He keeps on telling me to be aggressive and play my game,” Maliksi said.The former FEU frontline duo of Mac Belo and Raymar Jose were also instrumental late in the fourth while guards Mike DiGregorio and Mike Cortez had their share of brilliance along with Nards Pinto, who drilled a three for an eight-point Elite cushion late in overtime.The victory was the result of Blackwater’s stints in tournaments in Indonesia, where they won a championship, and Macau prior to the conference.“Those trips to Indonesia and Macau really helped a lot to develop our chemistry,” said Blackwater coach Bong Ramos, tears rolling down his cheeks.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gao, Saso find their groove, move within striking distance of a medal finish TNT coach Nash Racela kept a list of Blackwater players marked as dangerous and highlighted on that piece of paper was Allein Maliksi.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Peza offers relief to ecozone firms “These are tears of joy. We really sacrificed a lot.”The Elite are coming off a dismal 1-10 record in the Philippine Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more