PBA: Muscle Man ready to rock as he makes return to playoffs

Paul Lintag on Jul 19, 2019 10:20 PM
PBA: Muscle Man ready to rock as he makes return to playoffs
Ahead of his first playoff game this season, the Muscle Man will be ready to rock for Alaska. (PBA)

A healthy Vic Manuel is a dangerous Vic Manuel.

Meralco found out how tough the Muscle Man is Friday in the one-game knockout for 8th place in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

Manuel torched the Bolts for 23 points, 15 in the fourth quarter and overtime, to lead Alaska back to the playoffs.

“Last opportunity na sa amin ito. Yung last three games namin, parang binibigay na sa amin para makapasok kami sa playoffs, hindi namin nakukuha,” Manuel said.

“Binigyan pa kami ng isang pagkakataon, so ngayong gabi, na-grab namin,” he added.

Manuel came back for the Aces this conference after a long recovery from injury.

While he’s been playing well, he wouldn’t say he’s regained his previous peak condition but he is healthy enough to play. Manuel played almost 25 minutes Friday against Meralco.

“Ayun nga yung hindi ko masabi kasi minsan naninigas pa yung likod ko. Ako laro lang ako, laro nang laro kasi ayaw ko din i-pahinga eh,” Manuel said.

“Pag pina-pahinga ko, parang lalo siyang sumasakit so nilalaro ko nang nilalaro,” he added.

Ahead of his first playoff game this season, the Muscle Man will be ready to rock for Alaska.

“Oo naman syempre,” he said as the Aces take on no. 1 TNT on Sunday.

“Bibigay ko pa rin lahat ng best ko kahit na may nararamdaman pa ako, lalaro ko pa rin. Importante sa amin yung laro eh,” Manuel added.

 

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