PBA: After Caguioa milestone, it's Jeff Chan's turn to hit point-plateau

Philip Matel on Oct 06, 2018 07:52 AM
After Caguioa milestone, it's Chan's turn to hit plateau
All Jeff Chan hopes now is to sustain the momentum and bid for their third straight Governors' Cup title.

After Mark Caguioa's career milestone in points, it's Jeff Chan's turn.

With eyes now turned away from The Spark's 10,000 point milestone, achieving it Friday evening at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, everybody will now look to the Negros Sniper's journey to the 5,000-point plateau. 

Chan was just held to six points on 2/5 shooting, probably deferring to the hot hands of the veteran Caguioa, who started in their win against NLEX.

Now just 20 points away, he's just a scoring rampage away from the milestone, where he could hit the achievement on Sunday in a Finals rematch against Meralco at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex.

Chan was not really focused on his soon-to-be feat, and deflected the theme of the night back to the fan favorite, the second active player after James Yap to do so.

"Masaya ako para kay Mark. Siyempre milestone yun eh. For me naman di ko pinepressure sarili ko. Darating din yun. I know konti na lang yun pero we'll see. Bonus na lang yun for me."

The sharpshooter Chan, who was not focused on hitting the milestrone sooner rather than later, expressed his faith on coach Tim Cone's offensive system, which has netted them three titles in three seasons.

"Kung may chance, why not, diba. Sinasabi ko nga darating naman yun eh. Di ko lang pipilitin. Once na pipilitin baka di na ko palaruin ni coach."

Not sitting pretty on top of the standings with a 6-1 record, all Chan hopes now is to sustain the momentum and bid for their third straight Governors' Cup title.

"Yun lang naman kailangan, maging consistent lang kami and sana going to the playoffs mas tumibay kami."


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