PBA: After 29-point loss, Travis says Hotshots need to respond
Paul Lintag on Dec 10, 2018 12:52 PM
"They responded, as we knew they would, and it's our turn to respond now," --- Romeo Travis.
After a tough Game 2 win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Finals, Romeo Travis wanted his Magnolia Hotshots to stay grounded.
After all, they knew that the rest of the Finals will be tough and a 2-0 lead is not a cause for celebration.
Still, despite all of that, the Hotshots got demolished in Game 3, taking a 29-point loss to Alaska as the Aces are suddenly back in the series with a big win.
"I tried to warn the guys, and I tried to warn myself about complacency, and just thinking we can show up and win. But we're not a good enough team to do that. We're not talented enough to just show up and win, Travis said.
"We have to work hard. And they outworked us on both ends and all facets of the game tonight," he added after the Game 3 loss.
Travis wouldn't say that Magnolia did get complacent after going up 2-0, it's just that Alaska finally responded after back-to-back losses.
Now, it's the Hotshots' turn to answer after taking a beating.
"I mean, you seen the results, so I don't really wanna... It happened. The game happened how it did, and luckily it's a series, it's one game," he said.
"They responded, as we knew they would, and it's our turn to respond now," Travis added.
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