Manuel brushes off BPC talks, stays focused on team goal

first_imgLights 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’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial PBA IMAGESAlaska forward Vic Manuel has been tearing up the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.On Sunday, Manuel has hit at least 20 points for the eighth straight time, which is the longest since Terrence Romeo scored nine consecutive 20-point games in the 2016 Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Manuel’s performance makes him a prime candidate for the Best Player of the Conference award, but individual honors do not entice the forward in any way whatsoever.“No, no, no, I’m not even thinking about it,” said Manuel in Filipino after their 89-74 loss to the Bolts Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Our goal right now is to make the playoffs and get to the semifinals.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“If we’re lucky, we might get back to the finals.”Manuel is the eighth-best scorer in the league averaging 24.2 points and the seven players ahead of him are all imports with teammate Anthony Campbell holding the seventh spot with an average of 24.4 points a game. MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding And Manuel’s scoring exploits have also piqued the interest of opposing coaches as Meralco head coach Norman Black put his best interior defender Arinze Onuaku on Alaska’s emerging superstar.“Onuaku was kind of challenging me earlier in the game and he was egging me to shoot from the perimeter,” said Manuel, who finished with 22 points and eight rebounds. “Whatever happens, I just keep myself ready and I’m just enjoying the game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MPBL: Navotas, Manila post impressive wins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View commentslast_img

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