Atin 'To: Paul Desiderio's clutch moments in the UAAP

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 29, 2018 12:58 PM
Atin 'To: Paul Desiderio's clutch moments in the UAAP
See Paul Desiderio's greatest hits in the UAAP!

UP Fighting Maroons captain Paul Desiderio has proven time and time again he is no slouch, especially with the game on the line.

Wednesday's thrilling 89-87 overtime win against the Adamson Soaring Falcons proved just that, as he scored the Maroons' final five points to send UP to their first UAAP Men's Basketball Finals since 1986.

As Desiderio struggled at the start of the season, he has risen from it and has captured the hearts of the faithful UP community.

Game 2, UAAP Season 81 Final Four vs Adamson

Desiderio proved that pure heart and an electric crowd can will a team to a fantastic finish.

Game 1, UAAP Season 81 Final Four vs Adamson

Though not the game-winner, this step-back jumper helped the Fighting Maroons in extending their season.

UAAP Season 80 Second Round vs FEU Tamaraws 

This was the second game-winner of Desiderio of UAAP Season 80. With the score tied at 56, coach Bo Perasol knew that the ball was going to just one man.

And boy, he delivered.

UAAP Season 80 First Round vs UST Growling Tigers 

The game that started a legend. A catchphrase. A way of life.

In the season opener against the UST Growling Tigers, UP went down by two with 5.3 seconds left. Inside the huddle, ABS-CBN Sports' mics captured Desiderio claiming the victory as coach Bo Perasol was drawing up the play.

"Atin 'to, papasok 'to!", he exclaimed.

He took the pass, launched it, and swished it.

Cash. Money.

Since then, Desiderio has taken the mantra of it, and it helped UP reach the Finals against neighboring Ateneo. 

Take a bow, Paul.

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