Player of the Week: Baser Amer continues clutch heroics for Meralco

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Down the stretch has been “Hammer Time” with Amer no stranger to thriving in the endgame.The heady point guard was clutch again in lifting Meralco over No. 2 Phoenix, 108-103, in overtime in a knockout duel on Friday, burying back-to-back triples in overtime that put the Fuel Masters away and propelled the seventh-seeded Bolts into the semifinals.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 ChrissThe 26-year-old Amer finished with 26 points two nights after having an all-around game of 14 points, four rebounds and six assists in a 90-74 rout of Phoenix that forced the rubber match.The former San Beda star sustained his form in the semifinals after putting up 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal to help Meralco beat No. 3 Alaska, 97-92, in Game 1 of a best-of-five on Sunday in Antipolo. Allen Durham has been a given and others have stepped up during Meralco’s hot streak but no local has played a bigger role in the Bolts’ last three games than Baser Amer.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 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 LATEST STORIES Kings hold on to end 14-game losing streak to Spurs MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Amer, who earned the Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week citation, averaged 18 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.6 steals the past week.He edged teammate Chris Newsome, Magnolia’s Paul Lee, Barangay Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar and Alaska’s Vic Manuel for the weekly award.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img

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