PBA: Alaska's Harris couldn't care less about top-4 finish

Paul Lintag on Oct 21, 2018 10:05 PM
PBA: Alaska's Harris couldn't care less about top-4 finish
"No disrespect to the top-4 but everywhere I play, whether I’m at the top seed or the bottom seed, my objective’s to win. I learned from Greg Popovich, great teams win on the road, doesn’t matter if you’re home or away. Good thing here is all games are neutral games, some teams may get more fans but they’re like neutral side games here. I really like that," --- Mike Harris.

The 2018 PBA Governors' Cup standings is pretty top heavy right now, with five teams separated by just one game.

Of the five teams, one will not get a twice-to-beat advantage and the top-4 advance to the playoffs with a bonus in hand.

However, for Alaska super import Mike Harris, he couldn't care less of a top-4 finish.

"People talk about the top-4 and to be honest with you, I really don't care about the top-4," Harris said.

"No disrespect to the top-4 but everywhere I play, whether I’m at the top seed or the bottom seed, my objective’s to win. I learned from Greg Popovich, great teams win on the road, doesn’t matter if you’re home or away. Good thing here is all games are neutral games, some teams may get more fans but they’re like neutral side games here. I really like that," he added.

Regardless of his feelings of the top-4, Harris' performance sure helped the Aces move closer to finishing as one of the higher seeds come playoff time.

Monster Mike had himself a game against Blackwater, finishing with 38 points and 19 rebounds. His clutch four-point play with less than 20 seconds to play helped seal the deal for the Aces.

Currently, Alaska is in a three-way tie for first place with Ginebra and Magnolia as all three teams sport identical 7-2 cards.

But with about two weeks left of regular season play, Harris' focus is on Alaska's next assignment and not whether or not the Aces are inside the top-4 in the team standings.

"You want to take each game one game at a time. We have NLEX next, so the focus is just to beat them," he said.

"If you do what you have to do on the court, everything else takes care of itself," Harris added.

 


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