Ross, Beermen avoid overthinking by winning Game 2
Paul Lintag on Mar 25, 2018 10:23 PM
"If you go on a long break there's a lot of thinking and a lot of overthinking... and more thinking." --- Chris Ross.
San Miguel's collapse in Game 1 after leading by as many as 20 points most definitely shook the Beermen a little bit.
The embarassing loss certainly hurt the three-time defending champion's pride.
Because that's just how it goes.
"It's huge," guard Chris Ross said.
"We're such a prideful team and to lose a game up by 20 in the Finals is never a good feeling," he added.
San Miguel bounced back big time in Game 2 Sunday at the MOA Arena.
Leading by as many as 21 points, the champs made sure no such collapse happened this time around. Because that's just how it goes.
"Us veterans took it upon ourselves to right the ship a little bit and try to get the win," Ross said.
"It's never a good feeling losing a 20-point lead. The good thing about it was it was Game 1 and we're able to bounce back," he added.
With the series taking a mini-break in observance of Holy Week, Ross didn't want his Beermen to go down 0-2 in the best-of-seven.
Because if that happened, the mental stress would have been a little too much. Now the champs all have to think about is how to take the lead by Game 3.
"You never wanna go on a long break coming off a loss," Ross said.
"If you go on a long break there's a lot of thinking and a lot of overthinking... and more thinking," he added.
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