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Dillinger named Player of the Week for leading Meralco's back-to-back comeback wins

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By Ivan Saldajeno

STA. ROSA, Laguna—If there is one basketball player that can epitomize the e-sports saying "Comeback is real," that would be Jared Dillinger.

Dillinger delivered for Meralco when the team needed it the most, scoring 15 points on crucial baskets in each of the team's two previous games.

The shots were so vital that they helped the Bolts come back from huge deficits to steal wins from the Blackwater Elite in the quarterfinals on Thursday and the Star Hotshots in their semifinal opener on Sunday night.

The heroics convinced the PBA Press Corps to name him the Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week on Tuesday, hours before Meralco and Star collide again in Game 2 of the semis at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Sports Complex here.

However, Dillinger hopes that the Bolts will win it convincingly this time.

"We need to stop doing that. It's so hard coming back from behind," said Dillinger, who prevailed over teammates Baser Amer and Chris Newsome, TNT's Jayson Castro, and Ginebra's Joe Devance.

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