PBA: Erram on clutch block on RDO: “Nagulat na lang ako open“

Paul Lintag on Feb 02, 2019 08:59 PM
PBA: Erram on clutch RDO block: “Nagulat na lang ako open”
“Nagulat na lang ako na open siya eh, so instinct as a defensive player nakita ko na lang open sya. Galing ako sa weak side so iniwan ko yung tao ko kasi sure two points na siya eh,” Erram said.

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal — Easily the most crucial play Saturday for NLEX-Meralco was JP Erram’s clutch block on Ranidel De Ocampo.

Looking to force a tie with 11 seconds to go, the Bolts had a clean opportunity with De Ocampo briefly open at the baseline for what should have been an easy layup.

Unfortunately for Meralco and luckily for NLEX, Erram rotated in time and met RDO at the apex for a challenge.

The PBA Press Corps’ Defensive Player of the Year won and blocked RDO, allowing the Road Warriors to hold on for an 87-83 win in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup.

“Nagulat na lang ako na open siya eh, so instinct as a defensive player nakita ko na lang open sya. Galing ako sa weak side so iniwan ko yung tao ko kasi sure two points na siya eh,” Erram said.

“Kaya inisip ko na kahit ano mangyari di ko sila papabayaang maka-shoot. So yun, parang instinct na rin. Feeling ko nga di ako aabot,” he added.

It was a big play for sure, and one that directly led to NLEX’s win.

More importanly, it was the Road Warriors’ second straight win for the year, putting them closer back to .500 and a full recovery from their poor start to the season.

NLEX is currently sitting at 2-3.

“Gusto lang talaga namin manalo, lalo na ako gusto ko talaga manalo,” Erram said.

“Syempre pag natalao pa ng isa, mahirap na malubog. Sabi ko nga, one stop lang tapos sa atin na to,” he added.

 

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