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    Ken Bono's best game of season for Meralco goes for naught

    Oct 7, 2018
    Ken Bono hits five of his nine shots, mostly from medium range.
    PHOTO: Marlo Cueto

    ON Friday, Ken Bono scored his first two points of the season - and did a lot more.

    Playing quality minutes for Meralco, the former Adamson Falcon scored 10 points on Friday night but couldn't save the Bolts from dropping a 94-91 loss to Blackwater in the PBA Governors’ Cup.

    This conference, the beefy big man is only averaging three minutes per game. But the 2006 UAAP MVP said he makes sure he's ready anytime Meralco coach Norman Black calls his number.

    “Always ready lang naman ako kapag binunot ako ni coach,” said the sixth pick overall of the 2007 PBA rookie draft.

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      On Friday though, Bono saw action for 10 minutes and hit five of his nine shots, mostly from medium range.

      Black said he is happy about Bono's offense but sees room for improvement on defense.

      “He really came in and gave us a lift. I was really happy for him. The negative is, we had a hard time defending pick and rolls. It’s kinda give and take.

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      “Offensively, he did a great job and defensively, we had a little bit of a problem in guarding pick and rolls when Cliff Hodge came out with injury,” said Black.

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      Bono assured he is ready to take advantage of every opportunity.

      “Ready naman ako parati. Nagpapakundisyon ako in case na bunutin ako ni coach, ready lang ako. As long as nakakatulong ako sa team, gagawin ko lang best ko,” the 34-year-old said.

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      Ken Bono hits five of his nine shots, mostly from medium range.
      PHOTO: Marlo Cueto
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