Long breaks in between games boon or bane for SMB?

Paul Lintag on Jan 02, 2018 04:54 PM
Long breaks in between games boon or bane for SMB?
Following a failed Grand Slam chase last season that saw them play their starters close to 40 minutes a game, the Beermen are coming into 2018 banged up.

Even if they're considered as the best team in the PBA, the San Miguel Beermen are human too.

And like normal humans, they experience fatigue and break down every once in a while.

Following a failed Grand Slam chase last season that saw them play their starters close to 40 minutes a game, the Beermen are coming into 2018 banged up.

That's why the team welcomes the lengthy breaks in between games so far in the Philippine Cup, even if it means losing their edge a little bit.

"I don't know if it is an advantage for us or for the other teams dahil we're already in our momentum eh," head coach Leo Austria said on San Miguel's mini vacations to start the season.

Playing on opening day last December 17, a win against Phoenix, the Beermen played their next game 10 days later, another win against Meralco.

San Miguel's next assignment is not until January 13, an out-of-town clash against TNT.

However, Austria is seeing this as an opportunity for his team to properly heal and recover from the wear and tear of last season.

And it doesn't take a genius to know that if the Beermen are healthy, the momentum will follow up again. Soon.

"I will take it on a positive [note] dahil the players really wanted vacation," he said.

"If you still remember, late na kami nag-practice. We will take this as an opportunity for us to recuperate from some injuries," Austria added.

 

 

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