But the Bolts’ latest resident import deflected the praises for his stellar outing, saying the victory was constructed from a group sport that they performed to a tee.
“As a lot because it was on me, it’s a group sport. At this time, hopefully, is the start of one thing we will construct on. All people was chipping in and doing their components and I’ll do my half to not let my teammates down,” mentioned Braimoh after ending with a monster double-double of 34 factors and 14 rebounds.
“We’ll maintain one another accountable, put our greatest foot ahead for a similar aim. Tomorrow, it is perhaps another person [scoring] however we’ll hold raking these wins.”
Together with Braimoh Jr.’s efforts on offense, he was additionally closely lively on protection, snagging two blocks and two steals.
He was additionally a pest on protection for his Elasto Painters counterpart Dajuan Summers.
Regardless of Summers ending with 27 markers and 9 boards, he struggled mightily from the sector, sinking simply eight of his 23 tries because of Braimoh Jr.’s efforts.
His efforts on the defensive finish, coach Luigi Trillo mentioned, was contagious for the opposite Bolts which helped them clamp down Rain or Shine much more.
“The factor with him is, he’s coachable and he’s a frontrunner. You noticed within the first half when he had a variety of effort to play defensively, it was contagious and everyone began doing it,” defined Trillo.
“The factor I’m most proud about with him was his protection and also you noticed how he was in a position to set the tone for us,” he added.
Serving to the Meralco import on offense, in the meantime, was returning participant Chris Newsome who completed with 20 factors. Cliff Hodge additionally helped the Bolts snatch the victory with 10 markers and 11 boards.