Bong Ravena gets the better of Kiefer in first PBA meeting

Paul Lintag on Feb 28, 2018 07:36 PM
Bong Ravena gets the better of Kiefer in first PBA meeting
The 2018 PBA Philippine Cup matchup between TNT and NLEX marked the first showdown of the father-and-son in the pros and this time, it was Bong's KaTropa that had the upper hand over Kiefer's Road Warriors.

Just so it's clear to everyone, Bong Ravena and Kiefer Ravena used separate cars in going to the arena Wednesday.

The 2018 PBA Philippine Cup matchup between TNT and NLEX marked the first showdown of the father-and-son in the pros and this time, it was Bong's KaTropa that had the upper hand over Kiefer's Road Warriors.

"Kasi sa amin it's a very, very important game. We really need to win kaya all out kami," the elder Ravena said.

If TNT lost, it would have been an early vacation for the team.

But since the KaTropa won, they now have a shot at entering the playoffs as one of the lower seeds.

Heading into the game though, Bong, who's an assistant coach for the KaTropa, couldn't help but feel a myriad of emotions about finally facing his first-born son.

"Medyo excited na magkakaharap kami sa game. Nasa pro na siya, nandoon na lahat," he said.

"Anxiety, ine-expect ko kung ano nilalaro niya. Baka talunin niya kami so nandoon na lahat eh. Mixed emotions," Ravena added.

Fortunately, TNT caught Kiefer at his worst game so far.

Checking in only in the second quarter, the no. 2 overall pick of the previous draft only scored 1 point in 12 minutes.

Him being fatigued from Gilas duty might have been a factor for his performance as well as the fact that the KaTropa were able to blow the game wide open in the first half.

But still, Bong is proud of what Kiefer is doing in the PBA.

"This game hindi masyado kasi he came out second quarter na siya naglaro. So nandoon na kami. nakauna na kami maganda shooting percentage namin sila mababa. He didn’t really play well today. Siguro nga sa takbo ng laro nila they were not really shooting well," he said.

"I'm very happy for his performance [so far] so hopefully, ma-sustain niya. Kailangan consistent," the elder Ravena added.

 

 

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