PBA: Kiefer after NLEX's 20-point loss to Dyip in Commissioner's Cup: Syempre nakakahiya
Paul Lintag on Apr 28, 2018 08:17 PM
"After the semis berth last conference, bigla kang tatambakan ng bente di ba? Plus may import pa, baligtad. So nakakahiya for us but tapos na yun," --- Kiefer Ravena after NLEX got smoked by Columbian in the PBA Commissioner's Cup.
ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal --- Columbian beating NLEX may not be as surprising as it looked like considering the confidence the Dyip have now early in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup.
The margin of victory though, that's another thing.
Columbian easily drove past NLEX Saturday at the Ynares Center here, scoring a convincing 123-103 victory.
The Road Warriors, obviously, were not amused by their own performance especially following a breakout campaign in the All-Filipino.
"Oo syempre nakakahiya nga eh. Syempre, nakakahiya," guard Kiefer Ravena said.
"After the semis berth last conference, bigla kang tatambakan ng bente di ba? Plus may import pa, baligtad. So nakakahiya for us but tapos na yun," he added.
Asked if there was overconfidence on their part, Kiefer acknowledged the possibility before backing out almost immediately.
The no. 2 overall pick just said that this loss to the Dyip was a harsh wake-up call.
"Meron naman, totoo na meron naman din [overconfidence]," he said.
"Hindi naman sa pagiging overconfident pero siguro yung mindset na nasa bakasyon pa and mindset na parang nagko-coast pa. Lahat naman kami doon at fault. So kami, kailangan lang namin is ayun, okay na, wake up call. 20 points. If that can't wake you up, what will? For us, we start practice tomorrow, forget about this," Ravena added.
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