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Go big or go home: Bay Area reactivates Nicholson for Powell in PBA quarters

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Go big or go home: Bay Area reactivates Nicholson for Powell in PBA quarters

HARD CHOICE. Andrew Nicholson and Myles Powell have both been impressive for the Bay Area Dragons.

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The Bay Area Dragons once again switch up imports as 6-foot-10 Andrew Nicholson will play in the PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals instead of league top scorer Myles Powell

MANILA, Philippines – The Bay Area Dragons are switching up imports once again at the eve of their first-ever PBA playoff run against Rain or Shine as Andrew Nicholson will step in for the league’s top scorer Myles Powell, according to the league’s transactions page.

Nicholson, the 6-foot-10 ex-NBA forward, led the Dragons with stellar averages of 38.5 points and 11.5 rebounds on 53% shooting, 44% from three, and a near-perfect 94% from the free throw line.

However, his arrival resulted in a mixed bag of results as Bay Area lost twice in the four games he played, in contrast to the 4-0 start they got with Powell in the lead.

Until the end of the elimination round, Nicholson was benched in favor of Powell, who in turn celebrated his return with a 50-point, 11-triple bomb on Rain or Shine in a 120-87 beatdown last November 11.

Bay Area did not lose since the switch and finished with the top seed over Magnolia and a 10-2 record like the Hotshots.

Despite middling results in his first run with the Dragons, Nicholson will certainly provide much-needed size against the Elasto Painters’ platoon of bruisers like Beau Belga, Norbert Torres, Jewel Ponferrada, and import Ryan Pearson.

The 6-foot-2 Powell, in the meantime, will be waiting in the reserve list in case of injury or if another switch is in the plans of head coach Brian Goorjian. – Rappler.com

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