Ross hopes to have another shot at historic quadruple-double
Paul Lintag on Apr 07, 2018 12:29 AM
"I have all those points... I'm glad we won. You know I'm not the type of guy that cares about stats. I just want to win. But when you tell me that, it kinda hurts my heart. Hopefully, I’ll have another opportunity to do it, that’s all I can say about it," Chris Ross after the missed quadruple-double.
Dealing with nagging injury in San Miguel's playoff run, Chris Ross didn't want to extend the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals to a Game 6.
That's why he helped make things happen in Game 5, wrapping up the series, 4-1, and giving the Beermen their fourth straight Philippine Cup title.
"My gas tank is... no more gas. It's on E," Ross said Friday after San Miguel won a double-overtime classic.
"I wanted to end it tonight. My leg's killing me and I just don't want to chance it anymore because it could probably tear more or pop or something. So I really wanted to end it tonight," he added.
Ross most definitely did his part in helping San Miguel clinch the title.
He finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, and eight steals in 52 and a half minutes. Ross was two steals short of record the first quadruple-double in PBA history.
The stats didn't matter to him though. He just wanted no part of another overtime and Game 6.
"Don't tell me that," Ross said of his stat line with a laugh.
"Heck no," he added when asked if he wanted a third OT.
"I have all those points... I'm glad we won. You know I'm not the type of guy that cares about stats. I just want to win. But when you tell me that, it kinda hurts my heart. Hopefully, I’ll have another opportunity to do it, that’s all I can say about it," Ross added of the missed quadruple-double.
After everything that happened, Ross is just mostly relieved that the whole thing is over.
Of course, it helps that they won. Again.
"I wanted to cry, man, like tears of joy. How hard we worked over the past four years, the grit we had to overcome the deficit today, and I was just proud of my guys because they didn’t give up," Ross said.
"If we lose, I’ll live with it. I was glad that everybody responded and we were able to pull out this win again," he added.
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