PBA Finals: Vic Manuel braves through sickness in Game 1 loss

Philip Matel on Dec 06, 2018 10:05 AM
PBA Finals: Vic Manuel braves through sickness in Gm 1 Loss
Magnolia scored the game's first 15 points, and held Alaska scoreless up until the 5:47 mark of the first quarter.

Alaska Aces hulking forward Vic Manuel shared that he has been feeling under the weather for the past three days following Alaska's 100-84 loss against the Magnolia Hotshots in Game 1 of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Finals. 

Manuel, who scored six points in 16 minutes of action, also shared that he is suffering from iliotibial band syndrome, an injury which also causes a painful sensation just above his right knee. 

Despite that, Manuel assured he was fine, as he and his team troop to Friday looking to tie the best-of-seven series at one game apiece.

"Nakasabay naman ako sa last week practice namin. Full practice ako. Nagpa-practice pa rin ako, di ako nagpapahinga. Di ko pinapahinga pag ganun pakiramdam ko," Manuel shared.

The power forward also expressed his frustrations in the Aces' slow start, which in turn allowed a very hot start for the Hotshots.

Magnolia scored the game's first 15 points, and held Alaska scoreless up until the 5:47 mark of the first quarter.

"Naunahan kami. Yun talaga yung naging point sa laro," he added.

Coming back against Magnolia was a difficult task says Manuel, since their opponents countered every comeback attempt, including a back-breaking run to close Alaska out after the Aces had cut the lead to eight late in the game.

Not divugling any major gameplan for Friday's tussle, Manuel shared some ways on how Alaska could muster themselves in tying the series.

"Sa Friday di kami pwede magstart ng flat uli. Kailangan masabayan namin energy nila di lang sa start ng game. Dapat full game talaga hanggang matapos."

 

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