Liveblogging the Finals of the Nike Summer League

Nike Summer League Finals (06/15/2008) 
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yes ladies and gents, welcome to Ballex’s liveblogging of the Nike SUmmer League Finals bet. admu and ue, at the Ultra, today, 3pm
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we join the contest with the score 5-4 UE, 7:29 in the 1st
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i doubt if ill do this blow by blow style as the nba, as i do not know all the players very well. rather, i will do this as I make observations throughout.
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btw, i had an invite to come to ultra (admission is free anyway), but i’ll admit it. At P60+ / liter, I’m staying my ass home and watch from TV. Let’s all be practical now.
4:19
Gas at P60 / liter I meant to say.
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plus it just started raining cats and dogs, so it appears I made the correct choice.
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hoorah me.
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ok off we go.
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3 pt shot from UE

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james martinez
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oh no, the UE jerseys do not have names on their backs. i will have to rely on their jersey numbers when referring to them.
4:21
this is not good.
4:22
admu’s al husseini seems to have greatly improved. this is a terrific dev’t for admu.
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ue with a dlsu like press. the pumaren brothers share more than their last name apparently.
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results in a turnover from admu.
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thiele with a missed attempt, foul off the reb. play
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another ue press
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husseini misses, but thats a GOOD move.
4:24
thiele puts back a rebound.
4:24
admu player scores from top of key. great shot, but not defended.
4:24
thiele with another shot. good j, from outside
4:25
chris tiu gets foul after a foulbaiting move underneath.
4:25
admu timeout (i think)
4:26
if tiu is graduating this year this has to be the big c. tiu year admu has been waiting for. And if husseini performs well they have more than a good chance. they also have a good rook i saw the other week, just forgot his name.
4:27
buenafe. thats his name. sshs alum.
4:28
ue ran out of time. good d from admu.
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17-10 ue, 2:16 in 1st
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terrific pass, score by #10 ue
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buenafe good assist to salva (?), double pumps and gets a foul
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god bless these college kids. foul baiting moves ALWAYS work.
4:31
12-19 UE, 1:35
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ue #10 scores on a long one
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that ue #10 is on fire. scores another.
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not a good shot by the blonde kid from admu, baclao gets fouled on the reb.
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ue #9 power move, sinks it
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end of 1st
4:35
this one looks like a sleeper. i dont blame the teams though, i wouldnt be surprised if they’re worn out after fil oil flying v and nsl, then there are other games here and there.
4:36
start of 2nd
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husseini commits a off. foul and turns it over, but watchnig a big guy move is always good.
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salamat flubs a pass to husseini, turnover
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espiritu walks (#9)
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where is borboran? and marcy?
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did they grad already?
4:38
15-25 ue, 8:14 in 2nd
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tiu with a great fake and shot. ue timeout.
4:41
ue isnt rebounding, has committed 2 fouls in the last two plays.
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ue is playing a pop out shooter play, resulted in airball in this last one, but that was a good shot
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tiu is blocked by #15
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salamat with a terrific give and go, good one there
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thiele is blocked
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husseini with a fake pass, good shot but miss.
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ue’s offense sputtering
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results in turnover, admu fastbreak, results in 2 by husseini
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lee from ue sinks 3
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raffy reyes sinks layin after ue press causes admu turnover
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admu timouet
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lee fouls someone on admu, their press is great
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another successful press, but fastbreak all alone miss
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thiele has a great jumpshot. sinks it.
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tiu with off rebound
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baldos tips it out. ue is not rebounding. thiele foul.
4:48
kirk long miss, baclao put back
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baclao is a monster rebounder, plays like a true center
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long turns it over
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ue miss
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salamat misses 3
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ue is called for 3 seconds.
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25-32 ue, 2:42 in 2nd
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long is defended well, admu should pass more
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ue defense results in turnover.
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ue fastbreaks, long fouls off. player
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ah theres marcy arellano
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gerry esplana is in the audience.
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g. esplana, to my mind, is the best guard to come from sbc ever.
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yes even better than magsanoc.
4:52
ue another defensive gem but flubs fastbreak.
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ue is not even trying to execute any offense.
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big guy from ue, sinks 3
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28-37 ue, 43 secs left
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another good d from ue
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eric salamat with a paul pierce like spincycle move to end 2nd
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end of 2nd
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37-30 ue
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[Comment From jo]
who won the nsl game between ateneo and dlsu?
4:59
admu won
5:00
i think they met 2x, the 1st one dlsu won. that one i watched on tv a week ago i think.
5:04
start of 3rd
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goodness cant admu defend the inside?? they just let that guy walk in.
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salamat sinks 3 from tiu assist
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salamat free again for a short k this time
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short J rather
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lee on great drive to the basket
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lee with an interception from the rebound, sinks layup again
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salamat misses 3
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lee fouls salamat after he lost possession.
5:08
husseini misses running j, but THAT WAS A GOOD SHOT. i think this kid finally has some moves.
5:09
lee called for charging. pumaren tearing his hair out.
5:09
ue press on admu inbound almost works.
5:10
ah there’s a husseini flaw. he didnt give a screen on the pick and roll.
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resulting in a forced salamat pass as he was well defended
5:11
salamat sinks 2 FTs
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38-43 ue, 6:49 in 3rd
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ue turnoever again
5:12
c . tiu in kobe mode, always looking for pass, husseini lays it up from tiu assist
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lets see if baclao has any moves as well. so far husseini is moving well.
5:14
reyes bad possession for admu
5:15
husseini with another drive, fouled but again, he’s got confidence.

5:16
ue misses 3
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sorry, that was admu miss on 3
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yuri escueta sinks j
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ue with another charge called on big guy
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salamat misses 3
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espiritu with 1 out of 2 FTs
5:19
great ue rebound after miss
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#10 from ue with another jumper. he is their designated shooter.
5:21
43-51 ue, 2:40 in 3rd
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husseini getting up after getting a foul, awarded FTs
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he can shoot FTs too
5:22
off foul from #4 ue
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ue miss
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espiritu called for goal tending on baclao layin
5:25
ue retains possession after a miss
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espiritu misses 3
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baldos misses underneath stab
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but misses
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47-53 ue, 5 secs left in 3rd
5:26
ue martinez 3 off the mark, end of 3rd
5:28
start of 4th
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austria to baclao sinks 2
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looks like a triangle somewhat
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ue flubs possession
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ue gets it back
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espiritu excellent turning j, running out of clock
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admu turnover
5:30
samar excellent drive to the middle
5:30
terrible buenafe pass to chua underneath, another turnover. their 3rd since the start of 4th
5:31
off foul on ue. whoever that guy is he’s not thinking.
5:31
tiu sinks 3 from corner
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#15 from ue sinks j. he’s a shooter.
5:32
ue with 2 on 3 defense.
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tiu misses, 52-59 ue, 6:52
5:33
salamat misses 3
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salamat fouls #10
5:34
espiritu gets reb
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#7 travels, turns it over
5:35
tiu misses 3, admu retains poss
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husseini sinks putback!, after admu misses another 3
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who is this guy?!?
5:36
57-61 ue, timeout 4th
5:38
martinez misses, ue retains poss
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samar turnover
5:39
tiu with excellent slow break, gets fouled but misses and one
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tiu misses 1st of 2 FTs
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misses BOTh
5:40
57-61 ue, 4:04 left in 4th
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ue almost runs out of time
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tiu misses 3
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martinez sinks 3
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57-64 ue, 3:15 in 4th
5:41
husseini puts back admu attempt, 10rebs, 18pts
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for him
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martinez travelled again, after faking 3 attempt
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admu just down by 5
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admu timeout
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ok here we go 2:30 left
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almost another turnover by admu
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baclao put back goes in, 3 pt lead by ue
5:44
espiritu aggressive try, shoots, miss, rebounds his own miss, tries again and fouled
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no FTs
5:44
austria called for traveling, after almost stealing ball from espiritu fumble
5:45
ue gets fresh shotclock
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baclao gets great block
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ue loses ball but ref calls it back for them
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thiele and husseini contest rebound
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possession arrow points to ue
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thiele blocked by husseini of fadeaway, admu now with ball
5:47
3 pt lead by ue, 58secs left in 4th
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great attempt by buenafe, shifted to left hand in last second.
5:48
fouled by espiritu, sinks 1st FT, sinks both
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UE timeout. 52 seconds left in 4th. 53-54 ue
5:49
that buenafe reminds me of caguioa, but bigger i think
5:49
sorry score is 63-64 ue
5:50
ue possession
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lee turns it over trying to pass to martinez
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admu timeout
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35.8 secs left
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they need to score two to get ahead
5:51
ue has 6 turnovers this 4th q accdg to announcers
5:52
chris tiu sinks j, admu now ahead, 26.8 secs left
5:53
husseini fouls, great great foul
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whatever they did to train this guy, its much worth it
5:53
admu has 1 more foul to give
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thiele misses, but 3.4 secs left, ue possession
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nonoy fouls thiele, not a good foul, but there it is
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lee airballs it
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admu win nike summer league 2008
5:56
65-64 admu
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thank you for joining me today.
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