Black challenges locals to make shots, help Durham

first_imgCone braces for tough Meralco in Game 3: ‘They have a lot of punches left’ The three-point shot has been a huge weapon for Meralco this conference it’s been a different story in the final. The long balls have been largely absent as they shot 8-of-24 from beyond the arc in Game 1 and further plummeted to a 5-of-23 sniping in Game 2.“Ranidel (de Ocampo) is not making his threes. Jared (Dillinger) is not making his threes. We’re not getting that spacing that we need around Allen to be able to have him successful. We’ve had that the entire conference but in this series, in the first two games, we haven’t been able to knock down our outside shots,” lamented Black.Black is not ready to give up with another game set on Wednesday.“We just didn’t finish the game very well today. But until they win four games, we’ll be out there fighting.”ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Hope is still not lost and Black knows no lead is insurmountable in series after San Miguel Beer came back from a 0-3 hellhole to win the 2016 Philippine Cup.“There are instances when teams were down 0-3, came back, and won. We saw San Miguel do it recently, so it is possible,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut if Meralco wants to make it a series, the team must start focusing on the little things first as Black hopes the Bolts will be able to regain the deadly form they had back in the elimination round all the way to the semifinals.“They’re not performing right now at the level that we performed at during the eliminations, in the quarterfinals, and in the semifinals. I would imagine Ginebra has a lot to do with that because they’re also playing very good basketball. But no question, my locals need to step up a little bit to support Allen (Durham) and make some shots. That’s really the problem right now,” he said. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citycenter_img Norman Black. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith Meralco down 0-2 in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, coach Norman Black acknowledged that Game 3 on Wednesday is a must-win for the Bolts.“We know what it’s like to be down 0-2, and most of the time, the teams that were down 2-0 did not bounce back to win a championship,” Black said in the aftermath of the Bolts’ 86-76 Game 2 defeat to Barangay Ginebra on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Read Next MOST READ View commentslast_img

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