For Arwind Santos, it’s higher late than by no means.
Santos made it to Mall of Asia Arena simply within the nick of time after he thought the crew’s name time for its sport in opposition to Rain or Shine on Saturday was at 5 p.m., not at three p.m.
“I was the last one in and the game was already on when I arrived. I’m lucky I made it and nobody got mad,” he mentioned in Filipino.
Santos needed to do streches on the sidelines whereas the sport was on going, hoping coach Leo Austria would name his quantity. Santos was referred to as to the courtroom with 39 seconds left within the first quarter.
Luckily, even with none warmups and shootaround, Santos acquired into rhythm straight away and delivered all of his 13 factors within the Beermen’s 31-point second quarter pullaway to achieve management of the sport and cruise to the 111-98 victory over Rain or Shine.
The former PBA MVP was simply glad to have been given the minutes to atone for his shortcomings for the crew.
“I remember before when I was young, when I committed a sin like if my grades are low, I had to do something so that my parents won’t get mad at me. I have to fetch water so that they won’t scold me that much,” he mentioned. “That’s the same with our team, and I’m thankful that they still gave me a chance to perform and help our squad.”
It was a humbling expertise for considered one of San Miguel’s crew captains, sharing that nobody within the San Miguel locker room want to disturb the nice movement the crew is having to this point this 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
“We’re enjoying ourselves and you don’t want to be the one to ruin our camaraderie,” he mentioned. “You want to protect that and care for each other. Nobody wants to be the reason for our failure because we’re aspiring for something great. We’re 5-0 because of our chemistry and we hope that whatever challenges we face, we can move past those.”
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