Kiefer Ravena has self to blame for first bad game in PBA
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 07, 2018 09:14 PM
Kiefer Ravena finally has his first taste of struggle in the professional level
After winning the very first PBA Player of the Week for the 2017-2018 season, Kiefer Ravena had for himself an off-game.
The phenomenal rookie only had eight points, seven assists, and one rebound to go along with two turnovers as NLEX bowed down to Phoenix on Sunday.
This, after per game counts of 19 points, 8.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and two steals in his first two games as a pro.
Ravena had nothing but praise for the Fuel Masters who shackled him down. “Well, siguro Phoenix had a game plan (for) me and they really executed. You have to give credit to the guards of Phoenix – LA (Revilla), Gelo (Alolino), RJ (Jazul) – because they really set the tone for the whole game,” he told reporters.
Along with that, the second overall pick took responsibility for not being prepared enough. “Siguro, it was my fault din that I have to prepare even more in certain situations. I have no excuses,” he said.
He then continued, “I shot bad from the field and I didn’t help the team enough.”
Still, Ravena, just like he has countless times before in his days in Ateneo de Manila, vowed to bounce back. “I tasted two wins and now, a loss in the PBA. The good thing is we will learn from it,” he said.
He then continued, “Siyempre, ‘di okay matalo, but the beauty of sports is that it allows you to bounce back right away.”
“The Phenom” and the Road Warriors try to do just that when they take on defending champion San Miguel.