1-10 record lights fire under Blackwater in surprise unbeaten start

first_imgBlackwater finished at the bottom of the standings the last conference with only one win to show.ADVERTISEMENT 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 And that horrible stint is also what’s fueling the Elite’s surprise start early in the Governors’ Cup.“That 1-10 is our motivation,” said center JP Erram in Filipino Wednesday night.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’Determined to bounce back, the Elite have found themselves atop the standings at 2-0 after pulling off a stunning win over the San Miguel Beermen.“It’s a big win. We needed to come out with a big win because obviously, the long break,” guard Mike DiGregorio said. “I think we got a two-week break coming up and we didn’t want to go into that break with a sour taste in our mouth.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Erram, DiGregorio and Nard Pinto led the Elite supporting cast behind import Henry Walker, who erupted for a game-high 35 points that went with 17 rebounds.Erram almost had a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds while DiGregorio scored 21 points built on five 3-pointers.“As one of the leaders of the team, I try to bring a warrior mentality. We’re competitive guys. Regardless if its San Miguel or Kia or whoever, we wanna win and our competitiveness showed tonight,” DiGregorio said.“We can’t be scared of the moment. If you’re scared of the moment there’s no point. We showed our composure. We stepped up to the challenge and we had the confidence to take and make big shots.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ LATEST STORIES Filipino golf heroines can’t touch their Asian Games reward—for now Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img