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Tasked to guide the Bolts, Amer drops 31 in crucial game

When Meralco needed someone to take over and lead by example against Blackwater, it found Baser Amer.

The 24-year-old led the Bolts with 31 points in their 104-96 win over the Elite in the PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals that set up a semifinals matchup against Star.

Baser Amer of Meralco. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net
Amer, who is celebrating his birthday on Friday, averaged a shade under 14 points a game during the eliminations but he knew he had to do more to help the Bolts avoid an upset to the eighth-seeded Elite.

“The coaches just told me to be aggressive, look for opportunities to score,” said Amer in Filipino. “And coach Norman [Black] told me to guide the team.”

Meralco, the top-seeded team in the Governors’ Cup, was in danger of faling to the Elite in the quarterfinals after getting its twice-to-beat advantage neutralized in the first game, losing 92-91.

Author: Bong Lozada, Inquirer
Full Article: http://sports.inquirer.net/266671/tasked-guide-bolts-amer-drops-31-crucial-game

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