‘God’s Shot’ Calvin Oftana recalls clutch moment in Game 2
“There is a reason why Calvin Oftana was crowned as Season 95 MVP not just because how great he is, but also how he bounces back when the team needs him.”
When the 6-foot-4 missed an open three-pointer in Game 1 of the Finals to steal the victory, he was not disappointed with himself at all knowing that he could make it up to his team in the next game.
“Di ako nadismaya sa sarili ko na ganun ‘yung laro ko. That’s my game. Bad game at off day rin namin,” shared Oftana who only had 11 points.
“So after nung last shot ko na ‘di pumasok, inisip ko ready na kami sa Game Two.”
San Beda once again saw themselves in another nail-biting matchup in Game 2, only this time Oftana saved the day for the Red Lions when he converted an and-one play with 19.1 seconds left to give the team a one-point lead.
“That ball, nung natanggap ko sabi ko ‘Lord ikaw na bahala rito, Lord’. Yun, yun na talaga sinabi ko sa isip ko,” he said.
“Luckily napasok ko yun and foul counted and siyempre kailangan natin yung free throw para lumamang kami ng isa.”
James Canlas then sealed the game with his two free shots, and San Beda forced a winner-takes-all Game 3 on Tuesday.
Oftana will surely put everything on the line to claim San Beda’s fourth straight championship.
“All-out na. All-out talaga, sobra. Kung pipigain man namin, ibubuhos na namin dun,” he stated.