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    Injury-hit Mercado says it's not too late for GlobalPort to get its act together

    Jan 5, 2014
    Sol Mercado is reduced into a rah-rah boy on the GlobalPort bench owing to an injury. Jerome Ascano

    DESPITE dropping their fourth straight game on Sunday, Globalport guard Solomon Mercado still has high hopes the Batang Pier can string some victories in their last three games to make the playoffs of the PLDT myDSL-PBA Philippine Cup.

    “Yeah, we’re all bunched, anything can happen now but we got to string together some wins,” Mercado told Spin.ph, shortly after Globalport suffered its fourth straight loss at the hands of Rain or Shine, 98-87.

    The 6-foot-1 Mercado missed his first game for the season due to a strain on his right Achilles, an injury he actually sustained during the second quarter of Globalport’s game against Barako Bull last week, which the Batang Pier also lost, 95-108.

    Globalport currently is tied with Meralco, Alaska, and Barako Bull at 4-7 as all four teams occupy the bottom half of the standings.

    The former Biola University standout though mentioned that at this point, they should not even dwell on their losing streak or they will only get more discouraged.

    “We can’t really dwell on our losing streak. We got to bounce back, but it’s easier said than done,” said Mercado, who is averaging 20.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.0 assists through the team’s first 10 games.

    Globalport returns to action on Wednesday when it faces first round tormentor Petron Blaze.

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    Sol Mercado is reduced into a rah-rah boy on the GlobalPort bench owing to an injury. Jerome Ascano
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