Hotshots getting by despite ugly games
Paul Lintag on Jan 21, 2018 06:04 PM
"It's all about desire e, gusto namin manalo talaga," forward Marc Pingris.
Magnolia is scapping its way to victories early in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.
The games are not pretty but for a team that's looking to make a Finals breakthrough this season, ugly games might be the key for them to be ready for a long post-season run.
On Saturday against Phoenix, the Hotshots once again had to win ugly, relying on their veteran core to pull through in the clutch.
"It's all about desire e, gusto namin manalo talaga," forward Marc Pingris said.
"Talagang gustong-gusto naming makuha. Pero alam mo kanina parang gumigive-up na kami e kasi may halong swerte e, kahit anung bato pumapasok," he added.
Out to win a title this season, the Hotshots would rather go through adversity now and be prepared for later rather than folding when it matters.
After all, every great team will go through adversity one way or another.
"Dito masusubukan yung character namin as a team kasi madami kaming madadaanan na ganito e yun," Pingris said.
"Talagang pinatunayan talaga namin sa depensa, dun talaga nagsisimula sa depensa," he added.
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