Dismal freethrowing shooting dooms Meralco

first_imgChinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Coach Norman Black. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChris Banchero may have won the game for Alaska, but for Meralco head coach Norman Black, poor free throw shooting spelled doom for the Bolts.Black was displeased with the Bolts after they missed 11 of their 16 attempts from the foul line in an 81-79 loss to the Alaska Aces Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter “To shoot 5-of-16 is not very professional, at least in the PBA level. It’s probably what cost us the game tonight,” Black told reporters.“We just have to get in the gym and make those foul shots. We’re number two in the league in free throw shooting so I didn’t expect us to shoot 30 percent,” added Black, whose team dropped to 2-2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliMeralco was well on its way to a victory after Reynel Hugnatan scored on a breakaway layup for a 77-68 lead with only 2:43 left.But the Aces rallied and closed the game on a 13-2 blast to end the Bolts’ two-game run. “Tough loss. If you’re up by nine with four minutes to go, you should win the basketball game, but we missed a lot of foul shots tonight and didn’t make the plays when we needed it,” Black said.“Alaska made their three-point shots in the end to win the game, so we just got to go back in practice and get better.”With Meralco still ahead, 79-78, Banchero sank a triple from the right corner to give Alaska the lead with 15.1 seconds left and ultimately the victory.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PHcenter_img PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Senators to proceed with review of VFA We are young Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine EDITORS’ PICK As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise No Elite star in Blackwaterlast_img

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