Arwind Santos offers winning shot to sick mother

06:34 PM November 22, 2015
Barako Bull vs San Miguel Beermen


Arwind Santos only had one person in mind when he drained the last-second basket that lifted San Miguel Beer over Barako Bull, 106-105 on Sunday.

“Siguro yung tirang yun, baka yun yung dasal ng mama ko,” the 2013 PBA MVP said. “Yon yung shot na pwedeng makapagpasaya kay mama, para kahit papano mag-improve yung kalagayan nya ngayon.”

Santos immediately left the Ynares Center in Antipolo to be at the side of his mother Araceli, who is confined for five days now at St. Luke’s Medical Center after having difficulty breathing.

“Alam ko ngayon masaya siya kasi nanonood sya at alam nya na pagkatapos nito, pupunta ako doon. God is good. Paganda ng paganda yung improvement. Sana magtuluy-tuloy na,” he said. “Sabi ko nga, lahat ng game naming natitira ngayon, sa lahat ng nangyari, lahat ng game namin para sa kana.


But it’s not just her mother who was hurting on Sunday. Arwind, too, had to deal with physical pains of his own.

A tight hamstring could not stop Santos from finishing with 15 points, six rebounds, three assists, and two blocks, as well as the go-ahead bucket with 0.6 seconds that kept the Beermen at the top of the standings at 5-1.

“Mabuti nalang talaga naipanalo pa namin yun kasi nung mga huling segundo, parang sa kanila pa yung ball game eh. Mabuti nalang hindi kami bumitaw,” he said.

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