If Bolts can pick up normal wins, that would be great says Dillinger

Paul Lintag on Oct 02, 2017 12:27 PM
If Bolts can pick up normal wins, that would be great
"Coach says it all the time, a win is a win and we'll take it, but I'm tired coming back from behind. Can we just get a normal one?" --- Jared Dillinger.

When it comes to cardiac games, all parties usually end up winning. Especially the fans.

Sometimes, the game is so great even the losing team is fine with taking the L. That's a rare occurence though.

Another rare occurence is the winning team actually getting sick of picking up close wins. Well sort of.

If it happens continously in a span of less than two weeks, close games can break down even the best of teams. Too much of anything is not good after all.

"I really don't know what's going on. I'm just, we need to stop doing that," Jared Dillinger said on Meralco's penchant for cardiac games.

The last four games of the Bolts featured wild endings. The team went 3-1 in the stretch, all three victories were comebacks, including a 72-66 win in Game 1 of the Governors' Cup semifinals against Star. The one loss was a one-point decision, a failed attempt to score a come-from-behind win.

"I'm getting no sleep. It's just so hard to go behind and just win, mentally and physically draining," he added.

Surely, Meralco would take the win even if it comes at the expense of extra rest and peace of mind. It's still good.

But you know what's better? Taking the win the conventional way.

"Coach says it all the time, a win is a win and we'll take it, but I'm tired coming back from behind. Can we just get a normal one?" Dillinger said.

With Game 2 coming up after just a one day break, the Bolts still have no time to rest. But it's a sacrifice the team has to make to advance to another PBA Finals.

If they keep on scoring come-from-behind wins, so be it.

"This is just one game in the semis. We got long ways to go," Dillinger said.

 


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