Belga says ROS is missing that semis feeling
Paul Lintag on Oct 01, 2017 02:25 PM
ROS used to be a fixture in the PBA semifinals. This season, the team had three chances to make it back. They blew all three chances.
Making the playoffs for three straight conferences might be an okay season for an average PBA team.
Rain or Shine is not an average PBA team. The Elasto Painters are champions and so missing out on the semifinals for three straight conferences is not okay.
They have failed to make the semifinals since their last title back in the 2016 Commissioner's Cup. Prior to that, ROS was a fixture in the semis, reaching that level for nine straight conferences.
So yeah, making just the quarterfinals is not okay.
"Sobra pare, apat na sunod na to," veteran forward Beau Belga said if asked if the team misses the semifinals already.
"Hopefully next season eh maiba naman makarating lang ng semis di mo alam eh, yun naman barometer ko makapasok ng semis di mo alam. Semis naman wala nang advantage dun kung sino na makabulag yun lang ano ko," he added.
Making the playoffs for three straight conferences may not exactly count as a failed season.
But for ROS, it kind of does. The Elasto Painters miss the semis already, maybe the semis miss the Elasto Painters too.
"Sobrang nakaka-miss," Belga said.
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