PBA: Napagod sila sa dance number -- Guiao on beating Luzon All-Star
Mark Escarlote on May 25, 2018 10:57 PM
Ang sikreto yung Luzon selection masyadong napagod sila. Kahit marami sila, sila ang napagod. Kasi ang haba ng dance number nila so nasunog sila dun -- Smart All-Stars coach Yeng Guiao
BATANGAS CITY –- Smart PBA All-Stars head coach Yeng Guiao credited his boys for a job well done despite playing with a short rotation that became even thinner with Allein Maliksi’s early exit in the opening quarter.
His Magnificent Seven, excluding Maliksi who played a meager four minutes before calling it a night, defeated the 11-man PBA Luzon All-Stars, 152-149, Friday in the 2018 PBA All-Star Games at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum here.
But the victory didn’t just come because of Terrence Romeo’s 48 points and 11 assists or Jio Jalalon’s triple-double of 12 points, 11 rebounds and 10 dimes.
Guaiao shared the secret of their success.
The Luzon All-Stars were just plain exhausted.
Not because of the game’s quick pace or because of their effort to chip away a 20-point deficit in the third.
“Ang sikreto yung Luzon selection masyadong napagod sila. Kahit marami sila, sila ang napagod. Kasi ang haba ng dance number nila so nasunog sila dun,” said Guiao, citing their opponents entertaining performance before the start of the match.
The Luzon All-Stars led by team captain and choreographer Arwind Santos were fun to watch in their almost four-minute dance number highlighted by their own rendition of the popular K-Pop song Bboom-bboom by Momoland.
But it was an exhausting effort as far as Guiao is concerned.
“Buti kami maikli lang kasi konti lang kami kaya na-preserve namin ang energy namin,” he said.
“Bandang huli napagod na rin kami. May lead kami coming into the last few minutes, naubos yung lead namin kasi pagod na nga ang mga bata,” Guiao continued. “Pero mabuti na lang the lead was enough to give us a cushion.”
“We almost went into overtime but again that’s really for the enjoyment of the crowd. Buti na lang hindi nag-overtime kasi pagud na pagod na rin kami,” he said.
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