Mr. Everything delivers for shorthanded Meralco
Paul Lintag on Aug 18, 2017 10:36 PM
Chris Newsome went after a quadruple-double against Phoenix. Seriously.
Playing without Baser Amer, Cliff Hodge, and Mike Tolomia, Meralco needed some guys to provide in many departments against the Phoenix Fuel Masters.
Good thing the Bolts have Chris Newsome in their linuep though, because the reigning PBA Rookie of the Year is capable of pretty much doing everything on the court.
And by everything, we mean everything.
Taking on the Fuel Masters, Newsome once again gave us a glimpse of his all-around brilliance, playing 43 minutes to post 18 points on 58 percent shooting.
He also grabbed eight rebounds, dished out six assists, and recorded seven steals.
See? Mr. Everything.
"We were a little shorthanded so I knew I was gonna have to put in whatever I could," Newsome told ABS-CBN Sports after he actually made a run at a quadruple-double against Phoenix to help Meralco get the win.
"Cliff is usually one of our main rebounders so I knew I was gonna have to get in there and get some rebounds. We missed Baser today because he was with the SEA Games team and he usually is up there in assists so I knew I had to do that also. Just try to do whatever I can, whatever the team needs me to do. That's all what I had in mind today," he added.
Missing three players and losing its last game against NLEX, Meralco was desperate to get a win before the team heads to an 18-day break.
And despite their defense being off for the last couple of games now, Newsome is happy and proud that his team is finding ways to manage.
"I think we're really happy just to get the win," he said.
"Of course we don't like to see teams scoring like that on us but at the end of the day, as long a we get the win that's all that matters," Newsome added.
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