Meralco willing to adjust style of play to solve Philippine Cup woes
Paul Lintag on Dec 22, 2017 08:12 PM
Over the last two seasons, Meralco has two Finals appearances in the Governors' Cup and the Bolts have made serious playoff runs in the Commissioner's Cup. But in the All-Filipino? Meralco has a grand total of four wins in two years.
For two straight seasons now, Meralco has been haunted by the ghost of the Philippine Cup.
The Bolts simply do not play well in this conference.
Over the last two seasons, Meralco has two Finals appearances in the Governors' Cup and the Bolts have made serious playoff runs in the Commissioner's Cup.
But in the All-Filipino? Meralco has a grand total of four wins in two years.
That's why head coach Norman Black is taking his team's first win in the new season as a good sign regardless if they lost a 19-point lead and had to hold on for dear life before picking up the victory.
"A win is a win. It's the All-Filipino, we've been struggling in the All-Filipino. I'll take it and move on," he said.
Asked if there's extra pressure for Meralco to perform well in this conference this year considering their recent history, Black denied such a thing.
However, he did say that he has a better All-Filipino team now and he's not afraid to change styles in order to fit their new set of players.
"I think we have a better team. But I'm not worried about playoffs or bust," Black said.
"We'll change the style of play that Meralco has this year mainly because we have different talents, the guys that we brought in, they're good perimeter shooters. Our problem last year, we couldn't score inside in the All-Filipino and we didn't shoot well from the perimeter. At least this time around we have good shooters. If nothing else we'll be shooting a lot of threes," he added.
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