Black not surprised by Salva’s impressive night: ‘I’m used to him rising up in big games’

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “I just have to take what they’re giving. First game, I only had one shot because I had no looks. I’m not looking to take the most shots, but I’m just looking to do whatever the team needs whether it be rebounds, defense, hustle and if I have a shot, I’ll shoot.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Meralco swingman Nico Salva’s career-high tying 20-point outing against Alaska on Tuesday night certainly came as a bolt from the blue in Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis PLAY LIST 03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis03:11SEA Games 2019: PH’s Ian Bautista boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:00SEA Games 2019: PH’s Aira Villegas boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Donaire: If I can land my best punches, I can stop Zolani Tete Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The 28-year-old Salva, who bounced around the league after being selected as a late second round pick by GlobalPort (now NorthPort) in the 2013 PBA Rookie Draft, owed his offensive outburst to his teammates especially to prolific import Allen Durham.“It helps that who I’m with on the floor were threats. Of course, they have to choose and most of the AD is there so they have two or three guys in there to guard him. Mostly kickouts from AD, then rotation and ball swing I get open,” Salva said.Salva scored half of his points in the third quarter that kept the Bolts within striking distance after the Aces took a 20-point lead.“I don’t know the final score of Nico Salva but it felt like he made every single shot that he took today. Nico was huge for them. I actually took a timeout to kinda yell at our guys and go, ‘I’m tired of Nico Salva just lighting us up. Are we going to rotate on the shooter or are we just going to let him shoot?” Compton said.Salva hopes to sustain his form in the pivotal Game 3 on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Salva’s impressive performance was almost a surprise to everyone but his head coach Norman Black, who had seen it way too many times before.“I coached him in college so I’m kinda used to him being able to rise up in big moments, big games,” said Black.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“He really helped us out with his perimeter shooting tonight and hope he can continue in the future games. We need other guys also to step up in this series similar to the way how he stepped up tonight,” he added.Salva was a key figure in the Ateneo Blue Eagles team that won five straight championships from 2008 to 2012 with Black at the helm. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentslast_img

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