Ping on Star’s adjustment: ‘Iwasang mag-foul para manalo’

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Feb 16, 2017 04:01 PM
Ping on Star’s adjustment: ‘Iwasang mag-foul para manalo’
IT'S ALL IN THE MIND. Marc Pingris is hoping that he and his Star teammates will get re-focused after dropping back-to-back games against archrival Ginebra.

For the second straight game, Star dropped a close contest to archrival Ginebra.

This time around, there was an evident discrepancy between the two teams.
In Game 3, Star had 20 team fouls compared to the Gin Kings’ 21. And in Game 4, the former almost doubled the latter’s team fouls, 34-18.

Candid as he has ever been, Marc Pingris said he was surprised they had committed that many fouls. Asked to react to the discrepancy between the two teams, he expressed, “18 sila? Wow. Ang dami naming masyadong fouls e so dun din siguro kami natalo.”

And the key to a bounce back? “So next time, siguro iwasan naming mag-foul para manalo kami. At gagalingan sa depensa siyempre,” Pingris said.

Coach Chito Victolero opted to keep mum about the officiating. As he put it, “Kayo naman ang nakakita. Nakita naman ng PBA yan.”

He then continued, “Bahala na siguro sila.”
Victolero already had one adjustment in mind, however. “We need to have again the positive attitude. Kailangan lang naming mag-adjust sa emotions namin kasi again, it’s about composure e,” he said.

That goes for the Hotshots’ mentor himself who was called for a technical foul for continuous complaining in the final frame.

Pingris was of the same mind. “Next game, promise, ibang Star Hotshots makikita nila. I wish na maka-focus kami at ‘di kami makakuha ng masyadong foul,” he said.


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