MERALCO’S PBA Commissioner's Cup campaign was dealt a big blow as the Bolts were forced to play without injured import Josh Davis in Game Three against Rain or Shine on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-7 Davis, a tireless workhorse on both ends of the floor, hurt his left shoulder during a rebound play in the third quarter of Game Two. Tests later revealed that the former San Diego State standout hyperextended the shoulder.
Although the left-handed Davis managed to return and finish the game, the Bolts got hammered in the second half by the Elasto Painters that led to a 92-82 loss and a 0-2 deficit in the best-of-five semifinal series.
“Di na siya (Davis) makakalaro kasi na-hyperextend niya yung left shoulder niya nung nag-rebound siya nung third quarter,” said Meralco physical therapist Benj Palarca before the start of Game Three.
The 24-year-old Davis averaged 18.0 points, 16.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in the first two games of the series against Rain or Shine. He dressed for Game Three but stayed on the bench with his left hand in a sling.