Amer gets one-game redemption after clutch triple for Bolts
Paul Lintag on Oct 20, 2017 11:20 PM
Baser is averaging only 8.6 points in this series so far, down from his conference average of 13.9 points. Amer was scoreless in Game 3 but he might as well hit the biggest shot of the Finals so far after his clutch triple in Game 4.
Baser Amer is having a relatively quiet Finals against Brgy. Ginebra.
But with Game 4 on the line and stil trailing the series 1-2, the Hammer hit perhaps the biggest shot of The Rematch so far.
Trailing Ginebra by one, 80-81, inside the final two minutes, Amer hit a booming corner triple with 1:18 to go to give Meralco the lead for good.
And while Allen Durham ended up making the true game winner for the Bolts less than 30 seconds later, Amer's clutch shot gave Meralco control in the end game, a rare occurence in these Finals.
"Actually yung pagpasok ko, sinabihan na ako ni coach Jimmy and coach Ronnie na pag libre ako, itira ko sya. Yun nga sa game kanina, nangyari talaga," Amer said on his shot, which was his only points in the second half of Game 4.
He finished with a total of 11 as Meralco tied the series at two games each.
Finishing the play that was originally intended for import Allen Durham, Amer has found redemption at least for one game.
He's averaging only 8.6 points in this series so far, down from his conference average of 13.9 points. Amer was scoreless in Game 3.
"Nandyan naman sila coach and mga teammates ko na kahit nagstruggle ako last game, last three games namin, nandyan sila," he said.
"Lagi silang nagmo-motivate sa akin na ibalik yung laro ko," Amer added.
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