PBA Finals: Paul Lee does not care about BPC plum if Magnolia blows 2-0 lead
Philip Matel on Dec 13, 2018 09:27 AM
Paul Lee stressed the pivotal Game 5 Friday evening to be the most important thus far.
Newly-crowned Best Player of the Conference Paul Lee says that his first major award since winning Rookie of the Year is for nothing if the Magnolia Hotshots blow the 2-0 lead in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Finals.
Lee was determined as the best local in the season-ending conference by members of the media, peers, and league officials, beating out Chris Banchero, Christian Standhardinger, Stanley Pringle, and Japeth Aguilar.
"Of course, very happy, pero yun nga, mas masaya siguro kung matatapos namin itong championship. Kasi lahat ng yun, parang mawawalang kwenta lahat kapag hindi namin nakuha yung championship," said Lee who scored 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in the 90-76 loss against the Alaska Aces.
Lee also added that he was very fortunate to have won the award, let alone against what the league has to offer in Asia's oldest pro basketball league.
"There's a lot of players who deserve that award. Alam naman natin yun. I just got lucky na nakarating kami ng finals so gumanda yung chance ko lang."
Now that the series has whittled down to a virtual best-of-three showdown, the Hotshot guard stressed the pivotal Game 5 Friday evening to be the most important thus far.
"Tingin ko okay pa naman, we're good pa rin. Best-of-three. So crucial Game 5. All-out kami doon. Hindi naman na kailangan sabihan ang bawat isa kung gaano kaimportante yung Game 5."
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