Yesterday, in the OKBet-MPBL, Makati moved with agility with the final score of 77-60 weaving through the Oriental Mindoro defense and making precise passes with seamless coordination and excellent execution in Fifth Season at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.
The Makati OKBet Kings, led by Keith Agovida and Emman Calo, jumped out to a 35-20 lead at intermission and never looked back on their way to a 9-4 record in the single round-robin elimination phase of the 29-team tournament. At the same time, Mindoro’s record fell to 2-11 due to the loss of erstwhile ace gunner Sherwin Concepcion, who the Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards acquired.
The success of the Makati Okbet Kings was not based solely on individual accomplishments; it was evidence of their teamwork and compassion. The players embraced their roles and prioritized team goals over individual awards. Robby Celiz was their leader, who scored just five points but grabbed 10 rebounds and dealt out six assists for Don Dulay’s Kings.
In the end, this team’s victory was not just about defeating Oriental Mindoro; it was also about the lessons they learned, the alliances they built, and the motivation they provided to aspiring athletes around the globe.
So, stay tuned as this team’s journey has yet to conclude. Their unyielding determination and desire for success will continue to push them forward, captivating supporters and leaving an enduring legacy in basketball. Prepare to witness their unrelenting pursuit of excellence on Saturday, June 17, 2023, at exactly 8 p.m. The excitement is just beginning!