“I really felt different approaching the game. Maybe it was time for me to step up to help the team,” he said in Filipino.
True to his gut, the 35-year-old went on a blaze from the get-go, torching the Hotshots with 27 points on a 7-of-12 shooting from threes.
Unfortunately, he went ice cold in the fourth quarter and was left scoreless as Star also went out of its way to deny Canaleta the shots he’ had been getting in the first three quarters....
Tony Mitchell scored 17 points and pulled down 15 rebounds before fouling out, and Star went on a 16-2 run in the 4th quarter to beat Blackwater 96-90 in the PBA Commissioner's Cup at Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday.
The Hotshots held Blackwater to just one basket in the first 5:30 of the 4th to go up 81-72 and keep the lead for good.
Mitchell, who arrived to the game late because of traffic, scored 6 points in the decisive 16-2 run, including two dunks....
Accompanied by Elite team manager Johnson Martines, the high-scoring reinforcement participated in the team’s drills in preparation for the 2017 Seaba Championships in May.
“Greg was invited by coach Chot (Reyes) to join tonight’s practice,” said the affable team executive....
The development was relayed to InterAksyon.com by Blackwater team manager Johnson Martines.
“The truth is, Mac Belo is hurting,” Martines said in a telephone interview. “He has an MRI to check his knee because he’s been complaining about it....
Blackwater had to give up the pair of Dylan Ababou and James Forrester to get Canaleta from GlobalPort, according to the PBA website.
The league approved the trade on Wednesday....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2016-2017 Commissioners' Cup||1||6||0.143|
|2016-2017 Philippine Cup||5||7||0.417||9th|
|2015-2016 Governors' Cup||1||10||0.091||12th|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||3||8||0.273||10th|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||3||9||0.250||10th|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||1||10||0.091||12th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||3||8||0.273||12th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||0||11||0.000||12th|