Nash after season-ending loss: Si Kevin ang best player

Paul Lintag on Oct 08, 2017 10:53 PM
Nash after season-ending loss: Si Kevin ang best player
"Best player si Kevin, simple as that. Kevin Ferrer was the best player of the game," Racela said on his exit interview following TNT's season-ending loss to the Gin Kings.

After his rookie year as a head coach reached its bitter end, Nash Racela took one final shot at his opponents.

Losing to defending champion Ginebra in Game 4 of the Governors' Cup semifinals Sunday, Racela's filter was already gone. He's done for the season anyway.

"Best player si Kevin, simple as that. Kevin Ferrer was the best player of the game," Racela said on his exit interview following TNT's season-ending loss to the Gin Kings.

Racela, of course, was talking about the incident in the first quarter involving the Ginebra rookie and Glen Rice Jr. that led to the ejection of the KaTropa import.

[Related: Rice Jr. ejected early in Game 4 after shoving Ferrer]

For his part, Ferrer defended himself obviously, saying that he absolutely did not provoke Rice.

"Wala naman akong ginagawa. Syempre deny lang, bigla akong chinoke. Nagulat talaga ako. Di ko na alam," he said.

"Nagulat talaga ako. Wala akong sinabi. Pisikal lang. Tingin ko yung larong Pinoy, di sya sanay dun," Ferrer added.

But back to Nash, Racela sent his regards to the barangay like only he can.

It's the most insincere congratulations in the history of congratulations.

"I just want to congratulate Ginebra for being the more aggressive team tonight, because they got a lot of free throws again," he said, once again pointing to the free throw story that marred the previous two games of this series, especially during Game 3.

In Game 4, Ginebra shot 23-of-33 from the stripe compared to TNT's 15-of-16.

"It’s because, again, they were more aggressive than us, despite taking fifteen less two-point field goals. I’m sure that what coach Tim will say," Racela added.

For context, TNT was 30-of-62 from 2-point range and 10-of-37 from deep. The Gin Kings were 28-of-47 from 2-points and 12-of-32 from the outside.

Finally, Racela, gave sort of an advice for the two teams that will compete for the Governors' Cup title starting next week.

"Going to the finals, I hope both teams should be aggressive – and that will dictate who will get more free throws," he said.

 

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