PBA: Ang dami niyang kurot sa akin -- Amer on Pogoy
Mark Escarlote on Dec 18, 2019 06:46 AM
Actually last game parang... ang dami niyang kurot sakin e. Nandyan yung mga coaches mga teammates ko na ‘Okay lang... baka kurutin ka ulit, okay lang basta galingan mo lang wag ka magpaapekto -- Baser Amer
Meralco’s one-sided beat down of TNT got a little color early in the game after KaTropa’s guard Roger Pogoy got into an early altercation with the Bolts’ bench.
Pogoy and Meralco assistant coach Chris Tan were slapped with technical fouls following a commotion with 9:11 left in the first quarter of the Bolt’s 114-94 demolition of TNT on Tuesday in the 2019 Governors’ Cup best-of-five semifinals Game 2 at the Big Dome.
Cooler heads prevailed to break the scuffle but it turned out that Pogoy had been doing something ‘extra’ that ignited the commotion.
Meralco guard Baser Amer accused Pogoy of pinching him during the game. The two actually banged bodies early in the duel that knocked Pogoy down in front of the Bolts’ bench where the TNT guard apparently heard something that he didn’t like that started the commotion.
But Amer pointed out that it was Pogoy’s action that started it all.
“Actually last game parang... ang dami niyang kurot sakin eh. Nandyan yung mga coaches mga teammates ko na ‘Okay lang... baka kurutin ka ulit, okay lang basta galingan mo lang wag ka magpaapekto,’” said Amer. “Kasi ang daming kurot sa tiyan ko sa legs ko, last game ang dami. Hopefully makita ng referee yun kasi hindi na basketball kasi ‘yun eh.”
“As in may mga pasa ako. May pasa ako sa legs, pasa sa tiyan,” he added. “Okay lang andyan naman yung mga teammates ko. Gawin niya ulit sa Game 3, Game 4, or maybe Game 5, laro lang ako. Focus lang ako sa game. Gusto ko lang is manalo.”
Pogoy’s actions only ignited the desire of Meralco especially Amer, who scored 20 points including four triples, to take the series-tying win and it showed in the game.
The Bolts went lights out as they opened a 60-25 separation with 1:27 left in in the second period off. It was all Meralco from there.
“Kasi motivated na rin kami,” said Amer. “Nakakabastos kasi wala naman akong ginagawa or kaming ginagagwa sa kanila pero andun yung pambubully. Basta kami motivated lang kami gusto lang namin manalo and hopefully makabalik sa Finals.”
As for Pogoy, he went scoreless in 32 minutes. He declined to comment on the pinching issue.
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