Dimaunahan hopeful Stepheson will be back to anchor Blackwater

first_imgCatholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too LATEST STORIES Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Dimaunahan, whose team dropped to 5-2, said they don’t have a timetable on when Stepheson will be back and that his center’s health problems have been lingering even before the game against the Beermen. “Hats off to the guy, despite his condition he was still able to play that way,” said Dimaunahan. “He was a monster in his first six games. And I just want to thank him for helping our team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines—Blackwater had the unfortunate fate of facing a San Miguel team that finally clicked on the same day it lost import Alex Stepheson. ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport SMDC ‘Happynings’ at Grass Residences Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Stepheson was a monster for the Elite averaging 22.2 points, 22 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks in his first six games and his presence was sorely missed against the Beermen, who had Charles Rhodes finish with 32 points, 19 rebounds, and six blocks. San Miguel, which won its first game after losing its opening couple of outings, also had four more players score in double figures with Marcio Lassiter lighting up from beyond the arc going for 29 points on 9-of-16 shooting from deep. center_img ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Elite head coach Aris Dimaunahan said his big man was having “health problems” that forced him to sit out the 127-106 loss against the Beermen in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup“He has health problems right now and he’s being checked. I hope he gets his health back in the coming days and help the team again,” said Dimaunahan in Filipino Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. “He has to recover first and hopefully he’ll be back in the next few games.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more