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PBA: Maverick Ahanmisi relishes first ‘Manila Clasico’ regardless of Ginebra loss

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Ginebra’s Maverick Ahanmisi is being guarded by his youthful brother Jerrick throughout a recreation within the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.–PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines—Regardless of Ginebra’s shut loss to Magnolia on Sunday, new Gin King Maverick Ahanmisi nonetheless loved his first style of “Manila Clasico.”

Ending with a double-double of 21 factors and 13 rebounds, Ahanmisi flourished enjoying in certainly one of Philippine basketball’s greatest rivalries.

In fact, he would have beloved it much more had the Gin Kings gained.

“It was enjoyable. I haven’t skilled nothing else like this in PBA basketball so I’m glad I might be a part of this. It’s simply unlucky that we couldn’t come out with the W,” mentioned Ahanmisi after Ginebra blew a 26-point lead in a 93-91 loss to Magnolia.

“Clearly, you wish to make each shot you’re taking nevertheless it shouldn’t have gotten to that time. We have been up 25 and that was utterly on us. We didn’t defend properly within the second half. They began attacking our pick-and-roll’s and we simply collapsed.”

The sport went down the wire within the dying seconds of the sport with questionable calls on each ends.

However Ahanmisi isn’t making any excuses for the loss that put Ginebra at 1-1.

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Ginebra guard Maverick Ahanmisi.–PBA IMAGES

“We might go on and on about officiating or no matter however we misplaced that recreation. We had a ok cushion and we didn’t focus.”

Maverick wasn’t the one Ahanmisi within the newest episode of the Manila Clasico, although.

His brother, Jerick, was on the opposite finish of the courtroom enjoying for undefeated Magnolia.

Although he might have misplaced in opposition to his youthful brother, he’s nonetheless glad to see him be a brand new a part of the Clasico rivalry.

“[I’m] glad he performed properly as properly and it’s been enjoyable… We don’t actually have an excessive amount of conversations about enjoying in opposition to one another nevertheless it’s at all times aggressive,” mentioned Maverick.

The youthful Ahanmisi didn’t actually match up along with his brother’s stellar stat line however he nonetheless chipped in 5 factors to go together with a rebound and a steal.

Throughout Ahanmisi’s post-game discuss with the press, Jerick walked behind reporters and gave his older brother a peace signal.

Although, that’s in all probability simply the beginning of the banter.

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“He’s clearly going to let me hear about it after we get dwelling.”



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