The Beast cries foul after early disqualification vs. ROS

Paul Lintag on Feb 01, 2017 10:34 PM
The Beast cries foul after early disqualification vs. ROS
"Offline, eh sa mga tawag eh di ba? Ang daming nagsasabi na yung tawag iba, iba yung hawak, iba yung ano. Pero konting bagay lang tawag agad." --- Calvin Abueva.

Despite claiming the no. 2 seed and a twice-to-beat advantage in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup playoffs, Alaska star Calvin Abueva was none too pleased about his outing Wednesday against Rain or Shine.

For one, the Beast only saw 12 minutes of court time.

No, he was not benched by head coach Alex Compton.

Abueva spent most of his time on the sidelines after he was plagued by fouls all game long. In fact, Abueva had more fouls (six) than points (four) against the Elasto Painters, eventually getting disqualified early in the fourth quarter.

And Calvin being Calvin, he made it known post-game that yes, he didn't really appreciate his short leash from game officials.

"Offline, eh sa mga tawag eh di ba? Ang daming nagsasabi na yung tawag iba, iba yung hawak, iba yung ano. Pero konting bagay lang tawag agad," Abueva said after Alaska's 94-89 victory over the Elasto Painters.

"Parang ang pangit naman siguro sa player yun kasi yung momentum natin papunta pa lang tapos biglang matatawagan ka ng ganun, nasan momentum biglang bababa di ba. Parang nakakadismaya," he added.

While he was happy that some players, especially JVee Casio, stepped up to help Alaska's cause, the Beast was naturally frustrated on how his night went about.

"Syempre ang ganda rin naman ng nilaro ng iba pero sakin, frustrated," Abueva said.

Fortunately for Abueva and the Aces, they get a favorable seeding in the playoffs. Their opponent is far from favorable though.

"Di pa kami kumportable dahil Ginebra makakalaban pero at least alam na namin yung dapat naming mindset sa ," the Beast said as they now get ready to take on the no. 7 Gin Kings.

 

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