Wuysang confident he can regain his touch in SEABA

Paul Lintag on May 14, 2017 06:11 PM
Wuysang confident he can regain his touch in SEABA
The veteran point guard is confident he can get his rhythm back as all signs point to a mega showdown between Indonesia and Gilas Pilipinas for the SEABA title on the tournament's final day.

Manila, Philippines --- Despite making the biggest shot of the tournament so far, Mario Wuysang downplayed his heroic effort in Indonesia's pulsating win against Thailand in the 2017 SEABA Championships.

The 38-year-old former ABL champion and MVP buried the go-ahead baseline jumper with 11.1 seconds against the Thais Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum here, his clutch basket proving to be difference in a crucial 60-59 victory.

Still, Wuysang, who has struggled the last two games and was only good for seven points Sunday, insists it was all a team effort on their end.

Which is true actually.

"It was a collective effort. We had guys knocking down shots, but it was our defense really," Wuysang said post-game as his team moved to 3-0 in the regional showcase.

"We switched up to zone [defense]. This is our third game and we only got nine guys. We know we're not gonna have legs all the way there, but we switched to zone and that was a good move," he added.

Facing up against Thailand, who was also undefeated heading into Sunday, added a little bit of motivation for the Indonesians to pull through.

"It was good. It was between us and Thailand and we're similar teams. It was a big game," Wuysang said.

After a sensational opening performance against Singapore, Wuysang's scoring has dropped significantly in the last two games.

However, the veteran point guard is confident he can get his rhythm back as all signs point to a mega showdown between Indonesia and Gilas Pilipinas for the SEABA title on the tournament's final day.

"If I get a chance to get in that flow, I'm not gonna keep missing," he said.

 

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