The Beast vows Alaska comeback: Makakabawi kami
Paul Lintag on Mar 05, 2018 08:58 PM
"Makakabawi kami. Yung lang. Makakabawi kami." --- Calvin Abueva.
Now faced with elimination, Calvin Abueva vows that Alaska will not go down without a fight.
In fact, the Beast guarantees that the Aces will get back at the Road Warriors after NLEX took a 1-0 lead in their best-of-3 quarterfinals series in the Philippine Cup.
"Makakabawi kami. Yung lang. Makakabawi kami," Abueva said after the Aces took a 99-105 loss in the series opener Monday.
Calvin finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds for Alaska but the Aces only got it going in the second half as NLEX took control in the first two quarters, leading by as many as 11 points.
Alaska's continued struggles in the first half is starting to get frustrating, says Calvin.
And the Aces have one game to figure it out in the All-Filipino Cup or else they'll have to try again in the Commissioner's Cup.
"Frustrating din nung first half. Sa second half, doon kami nakabawi. Nakuha na namin yung laro namin," Abueva said.
"Yun pa rin, transition defense pa rin sa first half. Masyado kaming na-ano, di ma-stop yung transition. Doon sila nakalayo sa amin nung first half," he added.
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