Thoughts Re Warriors Win

Still no PLDT service where I live, so blogging, let alone liveblogging, is an issue. Caught UE’s 88-68 Game 2 thrashing of ADMU however, so I’m glad to be able to share my thoughts. Forthwith:

It’s wonderful to see UE in the finals – Not to say it’d not have been cool to see an FEU – ADMU finals, it’s just there’s something great about seeing a team that didn’t plan on being in the Finals to be in the Finals. That’s got to do something for UE’s self-confidence, and in the world of College sports I’ve always reckoned team confidence as far more valuable than any factor including individual player performances and stats. True they lost Game 1, but I didn’t necessarily see UE lose because they weren a lesser team. Rather, they lost because they didn’t make the right plays and push the right buttons. This Game 2 win showed they have the ability, and applied it appropriately (particularly, in team defense), while ADMU found itself in the same hole UE was in Game 1.

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Liveblogging: ADMU vs. UE (Finals)

sorry folks, tried liveblogging using 3g but it’s just not fast enough. Still no phone and dsl service here in Cainta. Yes I live in Cainta, but don’t worry, floods were far from where we are, so everything’s fine. Not that our neighbors weren’t affected unfortunately.

Will have to forego liveblogging for the moment. Later folks.

Liveblogging UST vs. UE (2nd Round)

Liveblogging UST vs. UE (UAAP 2nd Round) (09/10/2009) 
4:20 [Comment From mike]
any update on DLSU-NU?
4:20 Good afternoon everyone.
4:20 DLSU has been beaten by NU, 63-61.
4:20 That means UST and DLSU will not have a head to head on Thu.
4:21 DLSU shot themselves in the foot, by shooting less than 50% in the 2nd half.
4:22 what a game. that was one of the most exciting ones I’ve seen in a long time. But NU brought game, while DLSU played like.. i dunno.. not like the DLSU we’ve come to know through the years.
4:22 [Comment From Sancho]
In the end, dlsu couldn’t get the job done
4:23 [Comment From Sancho]
DLSU is like Team USA that placed 6th in Indianapolis
4:24 yung iverson / miller team? why?
4:24 manonood ba kayo nung nba event bukas?
4:25 oh sorry, are you guys abroad?
4:25 [Comment From Sancho]
You know at the start that they will be there, but in the end it was a tragedy waiting to happen
4:26 anyway, i have no stake in this UAAP season for the 1st time since, I can’t remember, now with my team out.
4:26 i will now be liveblogging for the love of the readers of my site!
4:26 [Comment From Sancho]
i never thought the veterans can carry the team, unlike casio, rico, et al…
4:27 im very disappointed in malabes, mangahas, etc. Being seniors, siempre you expect more from them. But at the last game (I didn’t see today’s whole game), they were even benched till the 2nd half!
4:27 [Comment From Guest]
would the previous game mean DLSU is totally out of the final four?
4:27 [Comment From Sancho]
I will now shut up.please proceed
4:27 [Comment From mike]
but DLSU overachieved for this season. on paper, other teams were better. Although their supposed-to-be veterans played sub-par.
4:28 olats pa rin, at the end of the day.
4:28 anyway, UST UE game highlights now on the tube.
4:28 I have to admit this, I never thought I’d feel it, pero mabigat talaga loob ko. LOL! Didn’t expect this hahaha.
4:28 [Comment From 999]
and by 2 points again. to ue feu and now nu 😐
4:29 ok will be starting in a few mins
4:29 UE is 9-4, UST is 6-7
4:30 [Comment From Guest]
would the previous game mean DLSU is totally out of the final four?
4:30 yes guest. diin mo pa.
4:30 [Comment From Guest]
oh sorry. didnt mean anything. *peace*
4:30 joke lang. chill.
4:31 [Comment From admu]
hi gary. what a pity. we were waiting for you guys to show up
4:31 [Comment From 999]
lol. i feel the same way sir 😐 the suspended season was a bummer. but this.
4:32 wait. ano ba ang possible permuitations for finals.
4:32
finals?
ADMU – UE

 ( 20% )

ADMU – UST

 ( 20% )

ADMU – FEU

 ( 60% )

4:32 [Comment From admu]
at least your team shows a lot of promise. you have a great bunch of young turks for next season
4:32 guys im not sure kung tama yung poll options. ill check lang ha.
4:33 tama ba yan?
4:33 im assuming admu is a shoe in
4:33 well, sabi nga, weather weather lang
4:33 [Comment From Guest]
let’s wait and see sir
4:34 [Comment From 999]
it’s either FEU or UE hehe
4:34 ok were ready to go.
4:35 pay no attention to my whinings, i’m just surprised i started to care about my team when they were actually kicked out. It just doesn’t seem real, frankly.
4:35 [Comment From mike]
finals: ADMU-UE, ADMU-FEU, UST-FEU, UST-UE
4:35 [Comment From marb]
si pido magmemerienda na lang daw sa gateway…
4:36 [Comment From Remm]
UST UE sir, nakalimutan nyo
4:36 ok redoing polls
4:36 ganun pala pag natalo, di maka concentrate.
4:36 c’mon ateneans, bring on the jokes
4:36 [Comment From admu]
on the contrary, lalo sila fired up. takot sa pressure mga yun!
4:37 [Comment From admu]
i meant UST. di pwede magmerienda si Pido. Ilalabas nya ang “galing” nila
4:37 pido was my idol when i was growing up. Other than Rudy Distrito he was a real game changer.
4:38 im thinking maybe he expects same from his players. not a lot of players can deliver like he could.
4:38 If it sounds like I think UST’s coaching is suspect, that’s exactly how i feel.
4:38 Ok tama na drama. here we go with starting lineups.
4:39 UE: Lingganay, Reyes, Espiritu, Acuna, Lee
4:39 this Lee is amazing.
4:39 UST: Fortuna, Bautista, Camus, Mirza, Ababou
4:39 no surprises either side.
4:40 tip off, UST wins
4:40 UST miss
4:40 mirza bothered, turn over
4:41 sorry.. got confused. UST is in gold, UE in white.
4:41 UE turns it over
4:41 Ababou step back, scores
4:42 mirza miss on fbreak, blocked by espiritu
4:42 espiritu slam on alley oop play
4:42 wow what a play
4:42 2 all
4:42 ababou travels
4:43 UE actually has an alley oop play set for espiritu. outstanding.
4:43 UE to
4:43 UST to
4:43 acuna scores
4:43 espiritu miss
4:43 4-2 ue
4:44 fortuna drive blocked by espiritu
4:44 lingganay miss 3
4:44 6:36 in q1
4:44 UE foul
4:44 bautista sinks 3
4:45 UE miss 3
4:45 UE shotclock viol
4:45 UE timeout
4:45 [Comment From mike]
do the players still have the intensity in this no-bearing game?
4:45 its only the 1st q, but probably not, being college players
4:46 [Comment From admu]
watch out for bautista. i think pido sees himself in this guy. they have a play for him and i think they’re effective..pido playing the same position during his time
4:46 yes, parehong volume shooters
4:46 although kay pido, pumapasok. 🙂
4:47 [Comment From admu]
well, true. but if you remember the game last season. this bautista guys was really great in a losing cause to lasalle ata
4:47 5-4 ust
4:47 espiritu all alone slam
4:47 espiritu is like playing nba live
4:48 ue layup exhibition, scores again
4:48 4:57 in q1
4:48 [Comment From admu]
20+ pts deficit erased in a single quarter bcoz of his 3s
4:48 mirza sinks 3
4:49 yeah im just kidding re bautista. his shots will sink sooner or later. Di naman siya patitirahin ng ganun if Pido didn’t trust him.
4:49 some sort of delay..
4:49 UE poss
4:49 8 all
4:50 UST timeout
4:50 you guys can talk bball all you like, no bearing naman e
4:52 ok back
4:52 3:57 left q1
4:52 lee was fouled, goes to ft
4:52 lee 2 of 2
4:53 lingganay sinks 3
4:54 UST sinks 3
4:54 13-11 ue
4:54 2:20 left q1
4:55 reyes sinks 3
4:55 sinks 2 rather
4:55 15-11 ue
4:56 ababou drive scores
4:56 this looks like a pickup game
4:56 or at least, trying to look like they’re takign it seriously
4:56
finals?
ADMU-UE

 ( 0% )

ADMU-FEU

 ( 0% )

ADMU-UST

 ( 67% )

UE-FEU

 ( 0% )

UE-UST

 ( 33% )

FEU-UST

 ( 0% )

4:56
finals?
ADMU-UE

 ( 9% )

ADMU-FEU

 ( 55% )

ADMU-UST

 ( 18% )

UE-FEU

 ( 18% )

UE-UST

 ( 0% )

FEU-UST

 ( 0% )

4:57 [Comment From mike]
probably much less defense now to avoid injuries.
4:57 mirza travels
4:57 49 secs left q1
4:57 [Comment From Guest]
impossible ung admu-ust at ue-feu
4:58 ust miss
4:58 reyes scores on fbreak after ust to
4:58 reyes and 1
4:58 reyes 0 of 1 ft
4:59 17-13 ue
4:59 llagas loses ball
4:59 reyes misses heave
4:59 end of q1
5:00 replays of espiritu’s awesome dunk.
5:00 glad he wasnt called for hanging on rim like in the past, they used to call that on jc intal all the time.
5:02 were back
5:02 acibar (?) scores
5:03 yep, accdg. to my codigo, ken acibar, backup center UE
5:03 mirza miss 3
5:03 19-16 ue
5:03 reyes fouled on drive
5:04 2nd stringers both teams. will definitely need my roster list.
5:05 21-16 ue
5:06 zamar drive, scores, and 1
5:06 boysie zamar in crowd
5:07 paul lee drive, pivot, scores, and 1
5:07 lee 1 of 1
5:07 [Comment From Guest]
sir what will happen next after we have determined the teams which will advance to the next round? so sorry im not really a hardcore basketball fun
5:08 [Comment From Guest]
*fan
5:08 good question guest
5:08 frankly im not completely sure, there are so many permutations, requires study pa.
5:08 kasi may percentages e.
5:09 27-18 ue
5:09 afuang scores
5:09 27-20 ue
5:09 afuang tries layup, miss but espiritu called for goal tend
5:10 ust timeout
5:11 [Comment From Guest]
thanks sir! let’s wait and see 🙂
5:11 im trying to figure it out as we speak
5:11
if admu-feu finals
admu sweep

 ( 14% )

feu sweep

 ( 0% )

admu 2-1

 ( 71% )

feu 2-1

 ( 14% )

admu 3-2

 ( 0% )

feu 3-2

 ( 0% )

5:12 ue miss 3
5:12 paul lee risky pass to
5:13 mirza blocked by espiritu
5:13 lingganay scores
5:13 espiritu determined to have a block party
5:13 watching espiritu is really like playing nba live. even the blocks are the ‘butata’ variety.
5:14 acuna sinks 3
5:14 32-22 ue
5:14 lee sinks layup but traveled, not counted
5:15 acuna another 3
5:15 sorry, that was fortuna, sank 3
5:15 ust sinks putback. no boxing out.
5:15 espiritu fouled on putback try.
5:16 espiritu to ft
5:16 espiritu 1 of 1
5:16 [Comment From Guest]
do you guys have an idea how old espiritu is?
5:16 34-27 ue
5:17 ababou crosses over espiritu, scores
5:17 ue turns it over
5:17 fortuna sinks j
5:17 ust timeout
5:18 34-30 ue
5:18 sorry thats 34-31 ue
5:18 fortuna sank a 3
5:19 i will be reposting an article by a friend of mine, a writer at inquirer and die hard UST fan.
5:19 she hated the way inquirer printed only half, so i told her ill post the whole thing.
5:19 re ababou
5:20 ue’s duran, pf/sf. sinks 2 of 2 fts
5:20 ust travels
5:20 acuna another 3
5:20 39-31 ue
5:21 what do you guys think of ue not winning a championship since 95?
5:21 ue misses 3
5:22 1:05 left in q2
5:22 [Comment From Guest]
what happened with ababou?
5:22 just an interview of ababou
5:22 acuna another3
5:22 42-34 ue
5:22 ue misses drive
5:22 ust misses drive
5:23 ababou sinks it, and 1
5:23 chants of mvp as ababou goes to ft line
5:24 ue miss
5:24 end of 1st half
5:24 42-36 ue
5:25 [Comment From Guest]
sorry sir, what’s the issue on ababou?
5:25 no issue, just gonna reprint an interview by a friend of mine, writer for pdi
5:26
mvp?
ababou

 ( 50% )

al-hussaini

 ( 25% )

baclao

 ( 25% )

lee

 ( 0% )

barroca

 ( 0% )

cervantes

 ( 0% )

5:27 did i miss any mvp possibles?
5:28 [Comment From Guest]
espiritu for mvp
5:29 wala nang space e. who should i have replaced?
5:32 ababou has a good following, but i think al-hussaini will get mvp, if you factor his team’s performance.
5:32 all admu has to do is focus, and they’ve got it all wrapped up this year.
5:32 [Comment From Guest]
replace baclao
5:33 replace baclao? not cervantes?
5:33 [Comment From Guest]
baclao is good but the numbers doesnt show
5:33 [Comment From Guest]
i want ababou to win the mvp
5:34 ok some stats
5:34 ust has 0 fbreak pts
5:34 10 to 6 assists for ue / ust
5:34 22 to 14 outside pts, in favor of ust.
5:34 [Comment From gang green]
should the mvp be coming from the winning team?
5:35 not really, but granted nearly same stats, most likely they will choose the guy from the winning team.
5:35 [Comment From Guest]
ken bono got mvp b4 kahit na 4th lang sila
5:35 yeah there are occasionally exceptions.
5:36 [Comment From Guest]
i want ababou to win the mvp coz he is cute! hahahaha 🙂
5:36 [Comment From Guest]
are we seeing a repeat? ust might end up in 4th
5:37 i think yap also won mvp without winning title
5:37 ok were back
5:38 espiritu turns it over
5:38 ust airballs it
5:38 ue misses 3
5:38 teng blocked by espiritu, another fantastic block
5:39 42-36 ue
5:39 ue retains poss
5:39 [Comment From Guest]
how many blocks na si espiritu?
5:39 probably 3 or 4
5:39 ababou miss
5:39 ue miss j
5:40 ababou miss
5:40 ust turns it over
5:40 james martinez in araneta
5:40 mirza pivot, blocked
5:41 ust turns it over
5:41 paul lee steals ball after miss. he was already on the floor.
5:41 lee stole it from between the legs of ust player.
5:42 acuna scores, but 0 of 1 from ft line
5:42 ababou miss 3
5:42 [Comment From a]
may nagawa na ba si ababou?
5:42 44-36 ue
5:43 ababou miss j
5:43 teng off reb and putback, scores
5:43 i like this guy
5:43 [Comment From a]
puro miss si ababou a!
5:44 acuna miss 3
5:44 mirza scores on fbreak
5:44 [Comment From a]
jeric teng averaged 40pts sa tionglian last yr! and he can dunk!
5:44 lee miss layup
5:44 ue retains poss
5:44 ue timeout
5:45 all these guys can dunk naman siguro no?
5:46 [Comment From a]
not all … rabeh can’t dunk kaya!
5:46 back
5:47 44-41 ue
5:47 5:45 q3
5:47 ababou drive blocked again by espiritu
5:47 espiritu has 6 blocks today
5:47 ust scores
5:48 ue scores
5:48 afuang miss
5:48 46-43 ue
5:48 lingganay sinks 3
5:48 ust timeout
5:48 46 all
5:50 back
5:51 ust having a hard time scoring in the paint, most pts coming from outside.
5:51 ue is 5-15 from 3 pt line.
5:51 espiritu sinks bank
5:51 ababou miss 3
5:51 lingganay miss 3
5:52 teng drive, fouled, and 1
5:53 announcers still talking about dlsu-nu game
5:53 no one can really beleive it
5:53 espiritu miss j
5:53 afuang reb
5:53 [Comment From Guest]
maybe it’s destiny
5:53 [Comment From Guest]
haha
5:53 theres no such thing as destiny in sports
5:54 ababou scores on great fake and layup
5:54 you make your own ‘destiny’, by playing well.
5:54 2:00 left in q3
5:54 espiritu airballs 3
5:55 [Comment From Guest]
then la salle is not really good enough to be in the final four..
5:55 yep, they played badly. missed assignments, missed close outs..
5:56 anyway,
5:56 51-49 ue
5:56 tugarda steals ball
5:56 ue called for off foul
5:56 [Comment From Guest]
oh well, its gonna be a big challenge for them next season
5:57 [Comment From admu]
sino? who’s tugarda? which team
5:57 lucas tagarda is ue SG
5:57 #7
5:57 [Comment From admu]
ty
5:57 ababou was fouled, 10pts, 7rebs
5:58 sinks 1 of 2 ft
5:58 51-50 ue
5:58 30 secs left q3
5:59 ust fbreak, miss but fouled
5:59 aljohn ungria, UST sg, sinks 1 of 2
5:59 reyes miss 3
5:59 end of q3
5:59 51-50 ue
6:00 ue leads by a pt coming into final quarter.
6:00 [Comment From admu]
do you see intensity in both teams or really taking it easy?
6:00 its actually ok, except most are benchwarmers.
6:01 fortunately, i have a list of rosters. Otherwise, i’d be introuble.
6:01 [Comment From admu]
ok. best time to give them exp
6:01 lack of exp is reason why college teams blow hot or cold
6:02 college teams have not yet learned the habit of winning. they do not know how to approach important games / non – important games.
6:02 ok were back
6:02 ue miss
6:02 lee drive to llagas, llagas shoots, not counted, lee was fouled
6:03 ust outscored ue 14-9 in q3
6:03 reyes sinks 3
6:03 54-50 ue
6:03 mariano (ust) miss 3
6:04 lee drive, fouled, miss
6:04 lee sinks 1 of 1
6:04 8:40 left in game
6:04 56-50 ue
6:05 llagas receives great pass from lee, fouled on attempt, miss
6:05 llagas 2 of 2
6:05 ue now full court d
6:05 teng airballs 3
6:05 coach pido frustrated at him
6:06 ababou steals ball
6:06 linggnaay steals ball
6:06 acuna sinks layup
6:06 ust timeout
6:06 pido is annoyed at teng for choosing to shoot 3 even after they beat trap
6:06 i dont wanna be in his shoes right now
6:08 bunch of new commercials now that final four is approaching
6:08 [Comment From Guest]
no bearing game.. why is he even mad?!
6:08 siempre, you give instns to your players you expect them to be followed. bearing or no bearing.
6:08 bautista sank 3
6:08 60-53 ue
6:08 [Comment From Sancho]
Complacency might carry over to the next game
6:08 [Comment From Guest]
agree!
6:08 [Comment From Guest]
and time left?
6:09 ue sank 3 too
6:09 fortuna sinks another 3
6:09 its a 3 pt shootout
6:09 both teams playing zone kasi
6:09 63-56 ue
6:09 lee sinks 3
6:09 66-56 ue
6:09 [Comment From Guest]
time?
6:10 tagal pa hold on
6:10 camus was fouled, sinks 1 of 2
6:10 6:15 left
6:10 66-58 ue
6:10 acuna is smiling wide, today is a good day for him
6:10 ust poss
6:11 bautista sinks another 3, his 3rd
6:11 lee miss long j
6:11 acuna sinks 3
6:11 wow, dont they know they can score less than 3 pts?
6:11 69-61 ue
6:12 ust miss 3
6:12 4:55 left
6:12 lee sinks 3
6:12 no, just a long 2
6:12 71-61 ue
6:12 7 triples for both teams this q4
6:13 mirza sinks 3
6:13 guys, you are missing a shootout
6:13 both teams playing zone still, almost a green light for 3s
6:14 lee to llagas, llagas scores.
6:14 teng miss 3
6:14 73-64 ue
6:14 mirza blocked by lee on fbreak
6:14 lee slow to get up
6:15 [Comment From Guest]
who’s the best 3-pt shooter?
6:15 bautista and lee
6:15 mirza was fouled
6:15 scores 0 of 2 from line
6:15 [Comment From Guest]
bautista is from ust right?
6:16 Clark Bautista is SG/PG from USt
6:16 lee has 8 assists today
6:16 camus to bautista, bautista with another 3
6:16 unbelievable 3 pt shots
6:17 espiritu fould on pumpfake, miss, fouled
6:17 bautista has 4 triples today, 3 in q4
6:17 [Comment From guest]
whos ROY?
6:17 espiritu sinks 2 of 2
6:18 75-67 ue
6:18 2:00 left
6:18 mirza airballs 3
6:18 [Comment From guest]
who do you think will win RoY?
6:18 lee rejected
6:18 mirza miss
6:19 lee fouled by teng on def reb
6:19 [Comment From admu]
jeric teng of UST
6:19 yeah teng is ahead in roy race
6:19 lee to ft line
6:19 lee 0 of 2 in ft line
6:19 lee has 15 pts, 6 rebs
6:20 ust turns it over
6:20 1:13 left
6:20 ue timeout
6:20 [Comment From UST]
Goodluck to UST in the Final 4!
6:21 ok were back
6:22 75-67 ue
6:22 ue poss
6:22 ue tried alley oop play with espiritu again
6:22 ust fbreak stopped, ue stole ball, pass to espiritu
6:22 for another all alone spectacular slam
6:23 77-67 ue
6:23 [Comment From Sancho]
Atleast nakapasok si dylan sa final 4 on his last year.
He may not be the mvp but atleast he “led” ust to the f4
6:23 ue airballs 3
6:23 8 secs left
6:23 ust miss 3
6:23 77-67 ue
6:23 final
6:24 thank you for joining me today!
6:24 everyone thought it was gonna be an exciting game, assuming dlsu would win earlier. However, that was not to be.
6:24 [Comment From UST]
I agree. And I hope he wins MVP award
6:24 [Comment From admu]
thanks gary
6:24 [Comment From Sancho]
mabuhay ka brad
6:24 even the graduated players from both teams were in the audience, watching.
6:24 [Comment From UST]
thanks!
6:25 oh well, see you guys in the finals, where ill be liveblogging again. Goodnight!!
6:25 [Comment From Guest]
thanks gary
6:25