Fastbreak: Tenorio sparkles in Ginebra win

Enzo Flojo
LA Tenorio proved his worth by punishing Meralco with a career-high 34 points.

IN COMMAND. The Lieutenant was in total command against Meralco. File photo by PBA Images/Nuki Sabio. 

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings (98) – (85) Meralco Bolts

The Best: A career-high 34 points for LA Tenorio? Wow. Methinks he’s trying to make a case for himself since a lot of people are talking about the prospects of Jayson Castro MAYBE getting a chance to try out for the NBA. The Lieutenant just dominated everyone here, hitting all 5 of his three-pointers, missing just two of his 8 other field goals, and going 7/8 from the stripe. Oh, and did I mention he also grabbed 7 rebounds and had 7 assists? #WhatIsGodMode

The Worst: As a team, Meralco shot pooryl from the field — just under 38%, which was mainly because of their poor shooting from beyond the arc — just over 21%. The main culprits? How about John Wilson and Sunday Salvacion combining to go 3/19. Yikes. They are the epitome of streaky shooters — when they’re hot, they’re red hot, but when they’re cold, man, they’re ice cold.

Resurgent Japeth?: Did you see that super slamma jamma by Japeth off a dish by Tenorio? Wow. Insane. Even better than that, however, are Aguilar’s stat totals — 13 points on 6/9 FG shooting, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and, get this, 4 blocks! Aguilar has always been at his best when the crowd gets him going (remember FIBA Asia?), and, considering he’s now on the perpetual home team of the PBA, it’s reasonable to expect more great things from him. –