PBA: Ahanmisi thinking about quotient system almost cost ROS a win
Paul Lintag on Apr 27, 2018 11:00 PM
When Rain or Shine forced a turnover inside the last 10 seconds of its game against Alaska Friday, guard Maverick Ahanmisi wanted one last layup to seal the win and give his team some extra points to work with if and when they needed quotients down the stretch. It almost backfired.
With the way the PBA works nowadays, teams are almost always thinking about quotients.
Because you never know, they might come in handy once the playoffs come.
So when Rain or Shine forced a turnover inside the last 10 seconds of its game against Alaska Friday, guard Maverick Ahanmisi wanted one last layup to seal the win and give his team some extra points to work with if and when they needed to down the stretch.
Ahanmisi's breakaway, gimme layup put ROS up three, 94-91. The game would have been over right there.
However, there was about three seconds left in the clock, which apparently was more than enough time for Alaska import Antonio Campbell to throw a bullet pass to Chris Banchero, who then drilled a miracle triple off the glass to force overtime.
Fortunately, things didn't end in horror for Ahanmisi as ROS pulled it through in overtime to pick up win no. 1 in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup.
Asked about his last-second layup that weirdly enough, almost cost his team the win, Ahanmisi said that the quotient system was definitely in his mind.
Banchero hitting that near-impossible shot wasn't.
"We were thinking about quotient. You don't really think somebody's going to hit a game winner in three seconds or you know but it was a big shot by Chris," he said.
If he were in the same position in the future, Ahanmisi will never hesitate to make the same shot.
"If I were to do it again, I'd do the same thing," he said.
"Luckily we got the ball to bounce our way a couple of possessions so we got the win," Ahanmisi added.
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