PBA: Dillinger says work is far from done for streaking Bolts
Paul Lintag on Jun 17, 2018 07:59 PM
"Eliminations don't mean anything. We're gonna celebrate tonight and it's back to work on Monday," --- Jared Dillinger.
Arinze Onuaku is more than capable of carrying the Meralco Bolts, he's a former Best Import after all.
However, in the Bolts' crucial win over Alaska in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Sunday, Onuaku didn't have to lift a heavy load like usual.
His locals came to play and Meralco just stopped Alaska's 7-game run, improving to 7-2 in the standings, which is good for second place with the Aces.
"We just did our job, everyone stayed in their lane," forward Jared Dillinger said.
Dillinger scored 17 points Sunday and was one of five locals in double figures for Meralco.
"They [Alaska] had a good strategy, they seemed like they wanted to get the ball off of Arinze," Dillinger said.
"We just wanted to make sure we were available in the our spot for Arinze to find us and make our shots," he added.
As the Bolts fight for a top-2 spot entering the playoffs, Dillinger knows that Meralco's job is far from done.
Stopping Alaska is nice but there's more to do for the Bolts.
"We've been here, every time we have an import like Arinze, we contend for a top spot," he said.
"Eliminations don't mean anything. We're gonna celebrate tonight and it's back to work on Monday," Dillinger added.
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