Positive mindset pays off for Jazul in bounce back game

Paul Lintag on May 06, 2017 05:54 AM
Positive mindset pays off for Jazul in bounce back game
The former Letran Knight helped anchor Phoenix's 28-point turnaround in the second half, scoring 20 points, eight in the fourth, as the Fuel Masters scored a crucial victory to solidify their hold for eight place in a top-heavy playoff race.

Against Meralco just two days prior to facing Globalport, RJ Jazul didn't exactly played well.

Okay, that was sugar coating it. RJ played horrible against the Bolts,

Not only did Jazul shot only 1-of-13 from the field, he got burned by Baser Amer for 20 points as Meralco cruised to a relatively easy victory.

Facing off against the Batang Pier Friday, Jazul more than made up for it.

The former Letran Knight helped anchor Phoenix's 28-point turnaround in the second half, scoring 20 points, eight in the fourth, as the Fuel Masters scored a crucial victory to solidify their hold for eight place in a top-heavy playoff race.

"Parang back against the wall kami eh. We need this win to separate us from other teams," Jazul said.

"Back-to-back games eh so shorter yung break. You have the chance to redeem yourself ng madalian," he added.

Immediately after the Meralco game, head coach Ariel Vanguardia revealed that Jazul apologized to him via text.

"RJ, I think, stepped up big today," Vanguardia said. "He was 1-of-13 the last game, he was the first one who texted me apologizing for the way he played."

"I just told him na we have one day to prepare and one day to redeem ourselves so yun, maganda naman yung naging response," he added.

Aside from apologizing to his coach, RJ also had the chance to talk to his wife about the power of positivity.

He said that also helped him a lot in terms of clearing his mind and go with the stress that is the grueling PBA season.

"Fortunately, nagbunga yung positive mindset. I had a talk with my wife. Sabi niya okay lang yan ituluy-ituloy mo lang yung positive mindset," he said.

 

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