PBA: Early series deficit a wake-up call for the Aces
Paul Lintag on Dec 12, 2018 06:26 AM
The Aces received a rude Finals awakening after going down 0-2.
Alaska's huge 29-point win in Game 3 of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Finals certainly makes the series all the more interesting.
After all, the Aces would be pretty much left for dead if they went down 0-3.
But while the hope for Alaska fans is that their team's huge win swings momentum on their side, Game 4 will have to be played out before we all find out.
Certainly, a 29-point win does not mean much for now except giving the Aces some confidence that they can atually do stuff in these Finals.
"What Game 3 gives Alaska is some semblance of confidence," Nash Racela said.
The former TNT head coach was at The Score Philippines to break down Game 3 and Racela hopes Alaska can follow through with their huge win to get on the board.
"Mahirap kasi kapag dalawang beses ka na natalo sa series di ba? Tapos matatluhan ka. Sana ma-turn nila yung tide an it should give them confidence going to Game 4," he added.
Lyceum head coach and Phoenix assistant Topex Robinson feels that the Aces received a rude awakening after going down 0-2.
Coach Topex, who used to be with Alaska's staff, mentions that his former team has learned they need to be at the top of their game to win the Finals.
"Siguro yung sa Alaska, they never thought na it's going to be that hard," he said.
"Kumbaga na-realize na nila na kailangan dito we have to make sure we're going to make the right decisions beccause every bad decision that we make, we will pay for because Magnolia will capitalize," Robinson added.
Game 4, with the Hotshots still leading, 2-1, will be on Wednesday at the Big Dome.
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