The victory against UP brought us one game closer to clinching the #1 spot in the league and a sure twice-to-beat advantage in the semis. This means that we just need one more win either against NU this Saturday or DLSU next Saturday to be assured of the #1 spot. We made sure that we would come out and play hard from the very beginning but UP hung in there. We were only up by 8 during halftime until our 2nd team, composed of Eric Salamat, Kirk Long, Yuri Escueta, Mike Baldos and Nico Salva, sparked a major run that blew the game open! This allowed our very young and talented 3rd stringers to get a shot at UP. For me, this game shows the unselfishness and maturity of the team. Despite being in control of the game all throughout, nobody tried to impress people by showing that he could do it all by himself. We ended with 23 assists. I also got my career high of 10 assists and i was surprised to find out from Boom Gonzales after watching the replay that this is the highest number of assists by a player in the last 2 years. For me, I find it more fulfilling to be able to make a great play / assist that will enable your teammate to score - something that Steve Nash portrays very clearly. That's why he's my idol!
Since i don't have much more to say about the game, I want to thank MO Twister, Mojo and Grace for being such gracious hosts this morning on Magic 89.9. Glad there were no forbidden questions! I also want to invite everyone to the Ateneo visit at the Adidas Shop in Trinoma at 3pm this Sunday. The entire team will be there to sign autographs and take pictures with those who wish. There are a lot of cool Ateneo-Adidas apparels for sale that can be used during the games or even for going out. I personally have my own collection of everything from the t-shirts, jackets, shoes, etc.
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