Newsome is final PBA PoW ahead of playoffs

ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 25, 2017 07:20 PM
Newsome is final PBA PoW ahead of playoffs
The 27-year-old Newsome’s effort earned him the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the period of Sept. 18-24, besting the likes of Star veteran guards Mark Barroca and PJ Simon, along with Rain or Shine’s Raymond Almazan, Maverick Ahanmisi and Don Trollano.

Athletic wingman Chris Newsome is in playoff mode as of late as evidenced in his last 2 games that saw him churn out all-around numbers to help the Meralco Bolts seal the top seed in the PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs.

Knowing the importance of the Bolts’ last 2 games, the 6-foot-2 Newsome revved up his performance after averaging 21 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.0 steal that enabled Meralco to beat GlobalPort and grand slam-seeking San Miguel Beer, respectively en route to finishing the elims with a tournament-best 9-2 record.

The 2016 PBA Rookie of the Year came out with a glittering output last Friday, firing 28 points, hauling down 7 rebounds and issuing 5 assists to lead Meralco to a 100-93 win.

Two days later, Newsome shot 7-of-10 from the floor en route to 14 points, while adding 6 assists and 4 rebounds as Meralco stunned San Miguel in come-from-behind fashion, 104-101.

The 27-year-old Newsome’s effort earned him the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the period of Sept. 18-24, besting the likes of Star veteran guards Mark Barroca and PJ Simon, along with Rain or Shine’s Raymond Almazan, Maverick Ahanmisi and Don Trollano.

The Bolts, enjoying a twice-to-beat edge, only need to win once on Tuesday when they clash with no. 8 seed Blackwater Elite to advance to the semifinals. 

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