Last week in sports: May 4 to 10
ABS-CBN Sports on May 12, 2015 12:16 AM
Here's what happened last week in sports!
The past week was quite a busy one for sports, which featured a busy group of volleybelles who did the country proud, the start of a new conference, a trio of post-season heroes, and a splash brother was named the best in the league.
Let’s take a look at the week that was in sports, shall we?
First up, the Philippines made their return to international volleyball. Led by two-time UAAP MVP Alyssa Valdez, Team Philippines embarked on the Asian Volleyball Confederation Under-23 tournament, a week-long gauntlet of games against the best volleyball nations in Asia. Testing their mettle against the likes of Japan, China, Chinese-Taipei, and Iran, Team Philippines gained a wealth of experience and did well enough to finish seventh! Not a bad showing for a team composed mainly of first-timers in international competition.
After Talk N’ Text’s dramatic win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, the PBA was right back at it again with the 2015 Governor’s Cup, the final conference of the season. Defending champions Purefoods got off to a good start with a win over NLEX, but fan-favorites Ginebra opened the conference with back-to-back losses. Same goes for fellow fan-favorite and sister-team San Miguel Beer.
In the NBA, the second round of the 2015 Playoffs are in full swing, and there has not been a shortage of drama. In the past week alone, there were not one, not two, but three game-winning buzzer beaters, courtesy of a former MVP returning to form, a gritty veteran who fancies himself as “The Truth", and a King hell-bent on leading his team to the Promised Land.
Also, the NBA announced their 2014-2015 Regular Season Most Valuable Player, and it was none other than one-half of the Golden State Warriors’ sweet-shooting Splash Brothers duo, Stephen Curry. “Chef Curry” led the Dubs to a league-best record and the number one seed in the rough and rowdy Western Conference, and then swept the Pelicans in the first round of the Playoffs. Curry becomes the first point guard to win the award since Derrick Rose did back in 2011, and became one of only two floor generals to lead their team to a 60-win season, the other being a fellow by the name of Magic Johnson.
Finally, let’s jump over to Rugby, as the Philippine Volcanoes played host to the Asian Rugby Championship Division I tournament. After completing a comeback against Singapore, the Volcanoes set up a finals showdown against Sri Lanka. Unfortunately, the Volcanoes came up short as the Sri Lankan visitors claimed the ARC Division I title.