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Learning lesson for Blackwater

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 05:11 AM September 30, 2017

Blackwater’s Henry Walker gestures after a play against Meralco. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin Vardeleon

Blackwater was 12 minutes away from history.

A no. 8 team with a twice-to-win disadvantage was on the verge of forcing top seeded Meralco into submission and advancing to the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals against Star.

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The Bolts, however, had other plans and hammered out a 104-96 comeback win.

“All of us want something to prove; we can’t call this overachieving if we played just the quarterfinals,” said a dejected Allein Maliksi Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Of course you want to win the championship. So, I think there’s a reason why we were put in this situation.”

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“It’s that we have to learn from this and apply whatever we need to do next conference, next season.”

Blackwater started its failed upset bid with a 92-91 escape in the first game to force the do-or-die game.

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