Ha, Purefoods won again
, this time against Coke! Kerby Raymundo and Noy Castillo topscored, but everyone who watched the game last night saw that Paul Artadi sparked the third-quarter comeback from a 15-point deficit.
Artadi was all over the floor, anchoring the Purefoods zone at the top of the key (they gave different looks, playing 1-3-1 and 1-2-2 instead of the usual 2-3), getting his hand on every lose ball, pushing the ball up the floor, and basically sticking a fork on Johnny A's back (he's done).
So Purefoods is now on top of the standings, alongside defending All-Filipino Champs Talk N Text, who are enjoying an inexplicable resurgence from Mark Telan (which prompted most PBA fans to remark, "Mark Telan's still alive?")
And this from a team whose starting shooting guard looks like Edu Manzano and starting small forward is an Elvis impersonator. Then again, our team captain looks a lot like Alvin Patrimonio (that is, until he takes the court, and then he starts playing like Allen Patrimonio).
Btw, Jona, I think we'll be watching the game live again this Friday... sino ulit iki-kiss ko para sa 'yo? Si Zaldy Realubit?
(And now, because this seems to be working...)
Frankly, I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop. Maybe it's injuries (James Yap went down again last night and didn't return in the second half), maybe it's Ryan Gregorio, maybe it's Jun Limpot, but I can feel something's about to go wrong and we'll finish in last place once again.
(Hey, at least we'll get Arwind Santos at the next draft.)