The spitfire guard compensates for his gloomy Game 1 version with a sudden eruption in their Game 2 triumph over Meralco
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Simon Enciso rode to the occasion to help Alaska even its semifinals against Meralco in the PBA Governors' Cup in 2018 and one of his main motivations is to prove his doubters wrong.
The spitfire guard delivered 23 points on top of 2 rebounds and 2 assists and served as the sparkplug that drove the Aces to a 100-95 win in Game 2 of the best-of-five game on Tuesday, November 13.
It was a major upgrade of his performance in their 92-97 Game 1 loss to the Bolts on Sunday, which limited Enciso to only 5 points, despite the fact that he played almost 33 minutes.
"With every game you try to find a head start and a lot of people said" What happened to Simon? What happened to Simon? & # 39; " He told the reporters after the match.
"It naturally nourishes motivation and fire to come out of the next game and prove that people are wrong."
After having scored only 3 points in the first period, the 27-year-old flew in the fire for 4 triples to finish with 18 markers in the middle quarter, while the Aces had a lead of 20 points.
The Bolts threatened a comeback and trimmed their gap to a whisker in the last image, but did not come close to their brave attempt, while Enciso closed the victory for the Aces with two clutches of clear shots in the last 2 seconds.
"I was very hard on myself and I knew I had to play my game, fortunately my teammates gave me confidence and found me when I was open." I just threw shots, "he added.
Enciso also wanted to give Mike Harris, who has the scoreplagels for the Aces with him, a little respite break.
"He (Harris) confiscates a lot of the burden of a violation and if he can keep doing what he does and we maybe give 15 or 20 points, then it's a bit difficult to stop such a team."
Enciso and the Aces try to drive at the momentum they gained when they faced the Bolts in Game 3 on Thursday, November 15 in the Cuneta Astrodome. – Rappler.com