Renaldo Balkman shrugs off ‘war wound’ to keep Beermen going

first_imgIt may be just a small cut on his left eyelid, but for Renaldo Balkman, it’s a small reminder of how he lays it out on the line for Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Tim Cone left ’embarrassed’ by Ginebra’s 38-point loss to San Miguel View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Balkman suffered the wound in the second quarter of Game 3 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals after catching an inadvertent elbow from Greg Slaughter who went up for a layup with 5:12 in the clock.“It’s a war wound for me. We just got to keep on fighting, man. I got a lot of wounds but I’m alright,” said Balkman after the Beermen dominated Ginebra, 132-94, for a 2-1 series lead Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Unlike in Game 2 where the emotions ran high leading to the ejections of Arwind Santos and Chris Ross, Game 3 was a more peaceful affair and Balkman wasn’t going to let the accidental hit get to him.“I’m always riled up, but at the same time you got to remain professional. I’m kind of in the edge but I kept my composure,” said Balkman, who actually had a little conversation with Slaughter after the play but the two brushed off the incident. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I got to get my team together, get them going, and after halftime we came out in the third quarter and I got them going.”Balkman finished with a team-high 28 points with 11 rebounds, five assists, two steals, and three blocks.And Balkman, after getting bandages for his wound during the halftime break, exploded for 13 points in the Beermen’s 39-21 third-quarter breakaway.The Beermen’s strong third quarter gave them a 92-72 lead heading into the fourth as the match turned into another blowout for the defending champions who won Game 2 by 25 points, 134-109.“After halftime we came out in the third quarter and I got them going,” said Balkman. “That was a great thing for me to see with those guys going the way we did.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more