Rice Jr. after crushing Game 1 defeat: It's not one game and lost, it's not the NCAA

Paul Lintag on Oct 03, 2017 02:57 PM
Rice Jr. after crushing Game 1 defeat: It's not the NCAA
Glen Rice Jr. is not losing sleep despite an absolute beating his team received in Game 1 of the Governors' Cup semifinals at the hands of Ginebra.

Glen Rice Jr. is not losing sleep despite an absolute beating his team received in Game 1 of the Governors' Cup semifinals at the hands of Ginebra.

After all the postseason is a marathon, not a sprint.

"It's not one game and lost, it's not the NCAA [Tournament]," Rice Jr. said after the no. 2 KaTropa lost their series opener to the no. 3 Gin Kings, 94-121.

TNT also lost its series opener to no. 7 Rain or Shine in the quarterfinals before pulling through to advance.

The KaTropa have shown that they can turn things around pretty quickly.

Against the Gin Kings, a source of confidence is the fact that its been barely two weeks since TNT blasted the defending Governors' Cup champions, 121-92.

"Even in the first game vs. Rain or Shine, our energy wasn't the best. I think it's something that we need to continue to work on... consistency," Rice Jr. said.

"We can't have one game when we blow somebody out and in the next game we get blown out," he added.

Despite a lethargic start, the KaTropa still have more than enough time to figure things out. Ginebra's margin of victory still only counts as one win.

"It don't matter how much we lost," Rice Jr. said.

"We could have lost by a buzzer-beater, we could have lost by 30. It's still a best-of-5 series," he added.

 


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