PBA: Vic Manuel credits fire in belly for scoring outburst
Philip Matel on May 04, 2018 08:03 PM
Vic Manuel was efficient from the field, hitting 12-of-17 from the field, good for a 70.6-percent shooting clip.
Things have been going well for the "Muscle Man".
His team got the win via the biggest margin of the season, decommissioning the Columbian Dyip by 31 points, eclipsing the mark set by the Dyip in their 28-point win over Blackwater earlier this season.
Vic Manuel led the scoring category once again for the Alaska Aces, pacing the offense with 26 points, though he was a point short in recording a new career-high. But he was fine with it.
The hulking forward also was efficient from the field, hitting 12 of 17 from the field, good for a 70.6-percent shooting clip.
"Everytime na gagamitin ako ready ako maglaro eh. Gustong-gusto ko maglaro. Nanggaling ako sa injury. Isang season rin na-injure ako. Talagang kagustuhan ko maglaro ngayon. kaya ayun, maganda ang naging resulta," Manuel said of his shooting display.
He added that he got some very easy opportunities to score, thus the huge figure in point production.
With the Aces facing the TNT KaTropa on May 13, Manuel hopes the long layoff could do wonders for the team, and is not afraid of what would happen this early in the season.
"Ready lang kaming lahat kung sino makalaban next game. Ayun yung pinaghahandaan naming lahat eh. Hindi lang isang team. Ayun. Pagdating namin sa practice sa Monday, paghahandaan namin ang next game."
"Basta paghahandaan na lang namin kung anong maging result, okay lang sa amin."
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