PBA: ‘May chance pa naman’ - Baser Amer, Bolts set sights on must-win Game 2
Santino Honasan on Jul 09, 2018 10:31 PM
Hindi pa naman kami laglag eh, may chance pa naman. So mag-start yun sa Game 2. Must-win talaga para maka-force kami ng Game 3.”
While Meralco came up short in game one of their Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals series against Ginebra, Monday evening at the Araneta Coliseum, Bolts playmaker Baser Amer isn’t holding his head down.
After all, Meralco kept it close, and even led at halftime, before succumbing to a late run, eventually giving the Gin Kings an 88-81 win.
For Amer, it was all about not making stops and making shots.
“Okay naman kami. Nandun naman yung laro namin. Lumamang pa nga kami nung halftime. Nag-run lang talaga sila nung third quarter. Hindi namin na-stop. Hindi rin kami maka-shoot. Yun lang, overall, lumaban naman kami. Andun naman yung laro namin.”
Amer finished with a team-high 15 markers, eight of which came in the fourth quarter, as he tried to keep his Bolts right with Ginebra.
“Siguro breakout lang. Siguro nalibre lang ako nun kaya tinira ko.” Baser said of his personal fourth quarter explosion, before reiterating that they were very much in the game until late. “Okay naman kami. Deciding lang talaga yung third quarter. Lumamang sila tapos nagtuloy tuloy. Hindi kami maka-stop eh. Hindi rin kami maka-shoot.”
Now, Amer and the Bolts shift their sights on game two of their best of three series against Ginebra, which now becomes a must-win.
According to Amer, Meralco head coach Norman Black told them to keep a positive mindset, even after the loss.
“Sabi ni coach, kailangan maging positive lang kami dito. Back to work tomorrow.”
“Panoorin namin yung mga mali namin sa viewing tapos i-apply namin sa Game 2. Kailangan bawal na magkamali tapos masunod namin yung game plan ni coach.” Amer added.
As for the team’s morale, Amer said that the team’s spirits are up, given that they’re just a win away from forcing a deciding third game.
“Positive naman yung morale ng team. Hindi pa naman kami laglag eh, may chance pa naman. So mag-start yun sa Game 2. Must-win talaga para maka-force kami ng Game 3.”
Amer and the Bolts face Ginebra for Game 2 on Wednesday, July 11th, also at the Araneta Coliseum.