Semerad’s late 3-point barrage product of hardwork

January 20, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere’s an old basketball adage that says, “shooters keep shooting.”Anthony Semerad did just that on Tuesday night, giving TNT a huge lift in a 107-103 win over top seed Barangay Ginebra and a 2-0 semifinals lead.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “That’s why we got him. Number one, it’s because of his defense, he’s physical and at the same time, he’s also a floor spacer,” Racela said.“I just want to give it all my best, give every shot that I can take and hopefully we can get there this time [championship], for me it’s my first time [in the PBA],” Semerad, who scored 12 of his 14 points in the payoff period, said. “If I can do it again, why not. I’ll come back in confident and if it’s open, take it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer “I just wanted to stay focused. I took a couple of shots in the first quarter and I missed those,” Semerad said.READ: Semerad’s hot shooting lifts TNT past Ginebra for 2-0 lead FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThe Fil-Australian forward was never discouraged despite missing his first three shots from the 3-point area.Semerad stayed confident and he was rewarded late, burying four triples in the final five minutes and 18 seconds. For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ TNT blasts Gins, up 2-0; Pivotal Game 3 duel for San Miguel, Star Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte His final 3-pointer proved to be the game-winning basket, 105-103, with 52.7 seconds remaining.“The ball came to me and I just hit those shots,” he recalled. “I mean for all of us, if we have an open shot and it’s a good shot, within the system, [we] take it.”READ: TNT blasts Gins, up 2-0; Pivotal Game 3 duel for San Miguel, Star“Tony spends so much time shooting even after practice, working with the guys. That’s why he was able to hit those,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, who believes Semerad’s fourth-quarter explosion was a testament to his hard work.At one stretch, he hit three straight to counter the Gin Kings’ punches.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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