Game 1 win best gift for birthday boy Daquioag | Inquirer Sports

Game 1 win best gift for birthday boy Daquioag

/ 03:46 AM August 19, 2016
Phoenix Accelerators. PBA IMAGES

Phoenix Accelerators. PBA IMAGES

BIÑAN—Ed Daquioag got the happy birthday he deserved.

The former UST star, who celebrated his 25th birthday on Thursday, had another reason to cheer about as Phoenix scored an 84-76 victory over Tanduay in Game 1 of the 2016 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Sobrang saya. Ang sarap sa pakiramdam,” said Daquioag, who who was welcomed by well-wishers who greeted him at Alonte Sports Arena here.

“Lahat sila binabati ako, even yung mga tao dito. Di ako sanay na maraming bumabati kasi mga kaibigan ko lang lagi eh.”

FEATURED STORIES

Though Daquioag didn’t finish as the leading scorer for the game, the win was enough to put him over the heavens.

He had seven points, eight rebounds, and three assists, a steal, and a block in the victory. But more importantly, he made a crucial play where he scored on an undergoal stab to seal the deal, 82-76, with 30.4 seconds remaining.

“Siguro birthday gift din sa akin. Thankful ako dun kay God,” he said.

Daquioag, though, isn’t resting on his laurels as he hopes that the Phoenix finishes the job on Tuesday.

“Parang Duterte kami dapat: Shoot to kill,” he said with a smile. “Kung lalamang kami, dapat idiin na namin. All out kami sa Tuesday.”

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: 2016 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals, Basketball, Ed Daquioag, Phoenix Accelerators
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2023 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.