Lee says it's about time the Hotshots make the Finals
Paul Lintag on Mar 07, 2018 08:12 AM
After making it to three straight semifinals last season but never advancing to the Finals, Lee says the Hotshots are now focused on getting over that hump. Hopefully, fourth time is the charm for Magnolia.
Paul Lee is one of the deadliest scorers in the PBA.
However, as the playoffs start to slow down and scoring becomes a premium, it appears that Lee has added a new facet to his game and he unveiled it Tuesday during Magnolia's quarterfinal win over Globalport.
Lee was an option on offense, firing 14 points, but he also grabbed 13 big rebounds.
"Sabi ko nga kanina sa interview bago yung start ng game, it's not about scoring this playoffs. Kasi yung depensa, hihigpit na," he said.
"Syempre talagang papahirapan ka nila so ayun kailangan yung mga little things yun yung gawin natin. So, go to the free throw line, make sure lang na ma-shoot ko lahat and syempre, rebounding. Kaya ayun, na-control namin yung laro sa dulo," Lee added.
After making it to three straight semifinals last season but never advancing to the Finals, Lee says the Hotshots are now focused on getting over that hump.
Hopefully, fourth time is the charm for Magnolia.
"Siguro it's about time," Lee said on this team making the Finals after four straight semis appearances.
"Siguro okay na yung experience namin as a group. Kumbaga, yung preparation namin last season, maganda yun para sa season na ito. Ngayon nakabalik kami ng semis, hindi pa yun yung end goal namin," he added.
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