PBA: Arinze Onuaku out to jumpstart Meralco to top two spot

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jun 15, 2018 08:32 PM
PBA: Arinze Onuaku out to jumpstart Meralco to top two spot
Arinze Onuaku is not satisfied with Meralco's position in the top half of the standings

Meralco is assured of still playing after the elimination round of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

Getting the magic number of six wins on Friday at the MOA Arena, the Bolts have booked their ticket into the quarterfinals, at the very least, even though they still have three assignments remaining.

While it was Anjo Caram who provided the spark in what proved to be the decisive run in the second quarter, American reinforcement Arinze Onuaku was brilliant all game long and had for himself a 17-point, 17-rebound double-double in the end.

As always, his impact was not eye-popping, but it was nonetheless crystal clear for head coach Norman Black. “Arinze did good for us tonight,” he told reporters post-game.

For the 30-year-old import, all of it is just part of his job. “I think everything starts with me here. I know that so that’s the same approach I take every game,” he said.

With that kind of confidence being shown by their catalyst, Meralco is nothing but confident as it heads into showdowns with top three teams Alaska, TNT, and Rain or Shine. “We got a talented group and we’ve been working really hard. We got a few more games and we’ll try to win a top two spot,” he remarked.


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