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No stopping Onuaku as he shrugs off stomach flu to deliver for Meralco

first_imgMOST READ An unstoppable force, Onuaku showed no indication of any health issues until he emerged from the dugout shortly after the game dragging his gimpy knees with a hoodie draped over his head.“I’m still sick but I just tried to give my team what I could today. I only got one more day so I’ll try to do it again,” said Onuaku, who also isn’t planning to sit out the Bolts’ game against GlobalPort on Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I didn’t really know how it was gonna go, I haven’t seen my team since Friday. But they kept me involved in the game and what they wanted to do, guys were able to make some shots,” he added. “I was a gametime decision. I knew my guys needed me so I tried to give them what I could.”Playing like a true professional that he is, Onuaku gave the Bolts more than what they were expecting from him knowing he was going to be far from having his desired form. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “First, I’d like to tip my hat off to Arinze. He’s been sick the last few days. He hasn’t practiced with us and he came from the hospital,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.“I would like to tip my hat off to him for playing really, really well. He gives us exactly what we need, rebounds and post-play.”Onuaku, who was named Best Import in the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup, went 14-of-15 from the field as he dominated Columbian’s import CJ Aiken.ADVERTISEMENT Arinze Onuaku. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArinze Onuaku flexed his right arm in front of Meralco’s bench after hitting his final basket late in a win over Columbian on Wednesday.Hard to believe Onuaku played through a stomach virus that kept him in the hospital for the past several days including game day after doing the heavy lifting with 30 points, 19 rebounds, six assists, three steals and four blocks in 43 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments FEU’s UAAP Finals return product of ‘trusting the process’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more