PBA: Dyip break 25-game Governors' Cup losing skid
Paul Lintag on Oct 19, 2018 08:30 PM
By beating Rain or Shine Friday at the Ynares Center, the Dyip snapped a 25-game losing skid in the PBA's season-ending conference.
ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal --- The last time Columbian won in the PBA Governors' Cup, they were still known as Mahindra.
The Dyip then went by the monicket of the Enforcer and they had Chris Gavina as coach and James White as import.
The last time Columbian won in the Governors' Cup, they actually made the playoffs for the conference, a first in franchise history.
The last time Columbian won in the Governors' Cup, the year was still 2016. It's 2018 now.
By beating Rain or Shine Friday at the Ynares Center here, the Dyip snapped a 25-game losing skid in the PBA's season-ending conference.
"Actually, hindi ko alam yan na 25 straight games na," head coach Johnedel Cardel said after Columbian finally scored a win.
"Ayokong isipin kasi masyadong mabigat na. Losing for nine straight games masyadong mabigat na, and then thinking about 25 [mas mabigat]," he added.
The win is also doubly special for Cardel considering its his first as a PBA head coach.
Cardel took over the Dyip from Ricky Dandan to start the Governors' Cup.
"Sabi ko basta every game is a championship game for us so now we came out with the win at sabi ko, I'm happy for this game," he said.
"Natanggalan na nga ng tinik sa dibdib ko," Cardel added.
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