Columbian import Wright on PBA debut: ‘I could’ve been better’

first_imgANTIPOLO—Akeem Wright’s first game in the PBA didn’t go exactly as he hoped for.Wright’s Columbian lost in the opener of the PBA Governors’ Cup to Meralco, 109-106, after the Dyip squandered a 10-point halftime lead.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The 6-foot-5 import, though, said he was fine and there was nothing to worry about.“I kind of hurt my knee in the end but you know I’m fine.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES The Dyip held a 53-43 lead against the Bolts heading into the break but got bamboozled in the second half.“We had multiple chances in taking the lead, and you know, we got to hang our hat because that’s a tough team,” said Wright.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’“They’ve been to the finals for the last two times of this cup so hats off to them and they fought back and won the game.”Columbian got outscored, 42-23, in the third quarter and went into the fourth down, 85-76. Although the Dyip and the Bolts were tied at 106-106 in the final 1:15 of the game, Baser Amer’s layup for Meralco’s 108-106 lead with a minute left brought the end to Columbian’s hopes.Wright had the chance to tie the game but he bricked his jumper with 54 seconds left.“I could’ve been better, I missed a lot of shots I normally make especially the ones in the fourth quarter that could’ve tied the game,” said Wright, who had 30 points and 14 boards.“Normally, that’s a shot I would make all day in practice so I’m a little frustrated with myself.”Wright did not just muff his late-game chance for the Dyip but he also hurt his right knee with 1.4 seconds left when he battled for a rebound during Allen Durham’s free throw.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Kurash, bridge and sambo: 10 unusual Asian Games sports Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View commentslast_img read more

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