0 = the number of goals scored by the Philippine National Football Team otherwise known as the Azkals in their match Bundesliga Division II side FC Ingolstadt. Yes it was a tune up game but after 2 straight 4-1 victories over lesser sides, I wanted a win against a Div. II side to show our capabilities. There is a saying though about learning more in defeats than in victories. Hopefully, the lessons the Azkals learned today will lead to a victory against Sri Lanka.
1 and 4 = the lottery picks of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2011 NBA Draft tomorrow. Lebron left, Lebron was defeated, it’s time for the Cavs to start rebuilding. This draft will be the first major step towards respectability. Still, there are no shoe-ins with those picks unlike in the past years. Who would they get? Kyrie Irving or Derrick Williams? Both?? Could Cleveland pick Enes Kanter? It is going to be an interesting and well-covered draft.
3 = the number of consecutive losses by the Air 21 Express to open the 2011 Governor’s Cup. Danny Seigle and Dondon Hontiveros have so far shown the pinoy basketball fans that they can put up numbers that made them legendary names in their SMB days but the team is losing. Maybe the trades have affected their rotation and import. It is still early in the conference but a 0-3 start makes the next games must-wins for them.
4 = the number of goals conceded by the Azkals against Ingolstadt 04. The club name reflects the score of the match 0-4 in favor of the German side. I hope they lose 0-4 in exhibition matches. I do not miss the days they we lost to our neighbors by more than 5 goals.
24 = is the combined points scored by Powerade Tiger rookies Sean Anthony and Jai Reyes to clinch the Tiger’s first victory in the 2011 PBA Governor’s Cup. The whole Air 21 Express Team only scored 23 points in the final period. That says a lot about how “HOT” this two were last night.
Caloy’s PBA Awards for the week:
Best Import: Arizona Reid (Rain or Shine) 29 ppg 14 rpg team record: 2-1
Pinoy Player of the Week: Arwind Santos (Petron) 13.3 ppg 13 rpg 2.7 bpg team record: 2-1
Rookie of the Week: Sean Anthony (Powerade) 13 ppg 9 rpg 3 apg
C Arwind Santos (Petron) 13.3 ppg 13 rpg 2.7 bpg
G Alex Cabagnot (Petron) 13.7 ppg 6.3 rpg 8.3 apg
F Gabe Norwood (Rain or Shine) 12 ppg 8.3 rpg 5 apg 40% 3FG%
G Sol Mercado (Meralco) 19.5 ppg 5.5 rpg 5.5 apg
F Danny Seigle (Air 21) 19.7 ppg 8.0 rpg 1.7 bpg .535 FG%
F Sean Anthony (Powerade) 13 ppg 9 rpg 3 apg
G JC Intal (Ginebra) 13.5 ppg 5 rpg
C Yancy De Ocampo (Ginebra) 13 ppg 7.5 rpg
G Celino Cruz (Powerade) 8.7 ppg 4 apg
F Mark Isip (Meralco) 17.5 ppg 5 rpg
- PBA Governors Cup: Alaska and Powerade enters the winning column (caloysports.wordpress.com)
- NBA Draft Rumors: Cavaliers Considering Tristan Thompson At No. 4 (sbnation.com)
- Cavaliers Claim Decision Between Kyrie Irving, Derrick Williams With No. 1 Pick In NBA Draft Still In Air (sbnation.com)
- http://www.pba.ph/ (Official PBA website)
- Azkals lose to Division II side (ABS-CBN)