first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Maliksi and Pinto scored the Elite’s first 14 points in the overtime and starting with a three-pointer from the sly guard to the open the extra period.After Pinto’s triple, he found the trailing Maliksi in transition for the mid-range jumper for the 91-86 Elite lead with 3:56 remaining in the game.Pinto then knocked down another three for Blackwater’s 97-89 lead with 2:17 left in the clock.But before Pinto turned hero for the Elite, he had an embarrassing air ball late in the fourth quarter with the Elite trailing 86-82.“When I shot that air ball, Henry was very vocal about it so when overtime happened I knew I was given a chance to redeem myself,” said Pinto. “I had the chance, Henry cheered me up, and if I’m open I’ll just take it.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Alaska holds off Meralco to open PBA Governors’ Cup bid Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Maliksi and Pinto, who had 28 and 12 points, respectively, said their late-game chemistry wasn’t built overnight and nor was it developed through just their daily practices.The Elite had a couple of pocket tournaments in Indonesia and Macau before they returned to the Philippines a few weeks before the start of the Governors’ Cup and it was during their time abroad that they cultivated the intangibles that eventually helped them in the conference.“Chemistry was a big factor for us because we developed it in the two tournaments that we played in and it was on a higher level so our confidence translated here in our first game,” said Maliksi.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Elite haven’t had a single victory against the KaTropa in the previous 11 times they’ve faced each other in the PBA, but Allein Maliksi and Nard Pinto were determined to end that drought.Maliksi and Pinto combined for 15 of the Elite’s 18 points in overtime as they inspired Blackwater to a 104-98 win over the KaTropa in the Governors’ Cup Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’And although both said they didn’t demand the ball during crunch time what they did, however, was just execute what needed to be done.“It just happened, we were given the opportunity and I actually told Nards that if he’s open he just has to shoot it,” said Maliksi in Filipino. “And as for my shots, I try to be aggressive because Henry [Walker] is also relying on us to be scorers so we just work on it.” MOST READ View comments When Blackwater needed a hero to stop its curse against TNT, a couple of men in tank tops heeded the call.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img

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