After string of injuries, De Ocampo proud to be of help for Meralco anew

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Still some fine-tuning to do as new faces, system welcomes Smith in TNT What was initially a month-long recovery period turned into almost seven months of inactivity after de Ocampo suffered an Achilles injury in the early days of April 2018.The veteran forward finally put those injuries behind him and helped the Bolts get the 93-92 win over the Gin Kings in the PBA Commisisoner’s Cup Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.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“I’m proud because I was able to help the team in any way and I’m proud of my teammates because they really worked hard in the offensive and defensive ends,” said de Ocampo in Filipino.“Our import [Arinze Onuaku] and the coaching staff had a well-thought-of game plan and we were able to execute it well, not perfect but it was okay.” View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The 36-year-old de Ocampo finished with five points, three rebounds, and three assists in 21 minutes in his first game back.Meralco lit up from the floor and scored on half of its shot attempts, 41-of-82, while limiting Ginebra to 39 percent shooting, 31-of-79.De Ocampo said his minutes would still be limited as he tries to gauge if he’s fully recovered to play longer.“We’re still mixing it up, maybe I will get 18 to 20 minutes of playing time,” said de Ocampo. “I think that’s the direction I’m heading just to see where my body’s at.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Ranidel de Ocampo. PBA IMAGESRanidel de Ocampo had been out of action since the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, and it was just fitting that his return fell against the same team that haunted Meralco two seasons last season.Meralco lost in a tough seven-game series against Ginebra in the title round of the PBA’s third conference where de Ocampo suffered a muscle tear on his left calf in Game 3.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img

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