PBA: Manuel after beating SMB: "Finally, naka-isa kami"

Paul Lintag on Nov 08, 2018 01:11 PM
PBA: Manuel after beating SMB:
"Sobrang sarap sa pakiramdam kasi nga after ilang series kami nagta-tapat, hindi kami nakaka-isa sa kanila. Finally ngayon, nakakuha kami ng isa," forward Vic Manuel said.

Since 2015, Alaska has lost three PBA Finals to San Miguel Beer.

Two of those ended in seven games with one being the now-iconic "Beeracle" run for San Miguel. In the other one, the Aces got dominated and were swept by the Beermen in the championship round.

Alaska's playoff struggles to San Miguel didn't stop there though.

After finally making it back to the semifinals in the 2018 Commissioner's Cup, the Aces ran into the Beermen again.

They lost in four games.

And so after finally beating San Miguel in the 2018 Governors' Cup quarterfinals, it's not at all surprising that the Aces are savoring this victory.

"Sobrang sarap sa pakiramdam kasi nga after ilang series kami nagta-tapat, hindi kami nakaka-isa sa kanila. Finally ngayon, nakakuha kami ng isa," forward Vic Manuel said.

"Talagang ang sarap sa pakiramdam na matalo namin sila ngayon. After nung game, during game, parang sobrang emotional na ko eh. Parang gustung-gusto ko talaga manalo, makabawi man lang sa kanila. Nung tumunog na yung buzzer, sobrang saya ko talaga na finally yun, naka-isa kami," he added.

Alaska's twice-to-beat edge meant that they only needed one win to eliminate Sn Miguel and th Aces made full use of that.

Still, a lot went right for the Aces before they were finally able to take down San Miguel.

A signature defensive performance in the third quarter, where they held the Beermen to only seven points, gave Alaska the opening to go for the win.

"Talagang ginawa namin yung game plan ni coach," Manuel said.

"Talagang nag-focus kami dun. Siguro yun ang naging key para manalo kami ngayon," he added.

 


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