Ross denies adding insult to injury with late three-pointer vs. Ginebra
Paul Lintag on Mar 02, 2017 09:14 AM
"It's basketball. I don't think I did anything wrong." --- Chris Ross.
With the game already won, Chris Ross fired and made a three-pointer with 10 seconds to go to complete San Miguel's 99-88 in Game 3 of the Philippine Cup Finals against Brgy. Ginebra.
Some from the Gin Kings camp, most especially head coach Tim Cone, didn't exacltly appreciate the gesture.
The 19-time PBA champion approached Ross immediately after the buzzer sounded, creating a small commotion that marred the Beermen's crucial victory.
Asked for comment about his post-game reaction, Cone simply declined to talk about it anymore.
As for Ross, who finished with a game-high 24 points, the reigning Philippine Cup Finals MVP feels he did nothing wrong.
"There's a shot clock, and they're playing defense on me, so I took the shot," Ross said.
"It's basketball. I don't think I did anything wrong," he added.
Regardless if he was adding insult to injury to Brgy. Ginebra with his final shot, Ross is proud of his crew for bouncing back from a tough overtime loss in Game 2 to seize a 2-1 series lead in a race to four.
The Beermen held the Gin Kings scoreless in the last four minutes and scored 12 straight points to take the win.
"Anytime you can hold a team scoreless for four minutes especially at the end of the game, your chances of winning go up," he said.
"Kudos to the guys, the five guys on the court and the coaches for making the adjustments we made in practice yesterday," Ross added.
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