Down 2-3 in PBA Finals, Alaska out to prove comeback is real

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 14, 2018 11:21 PM
Down 2-3 in PBA Finals, Alaska out to prove comeback is real
Mike Harris says that Game 6 is do-or-die not just for Alaska, but also for Magnolia

Alaska was 11.4 seconds away from a 3-2 lead in the race-to-four Finals in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup.

Only, Paul Lee had other plans – steal the win from the Aces and shoot Magnolia one win from the championship.

Of course, Alaska only acknowledged that the close loss left a bad taste in their mouths. “It’s always a tough pill to swallow when you lose one. It was so close,” reinforcement Mike Harris, who scored the could-have-been game-winner, told reporters on Wednesday.

He then continued, “This one just came down to both teams being hungry and fighting for it.”

At the same time, the Aces also only acknowledged the heroics put on by Lee and the guts showed by the Hotshots. “Hats off to them. The ball bounced to them and Paul Lee ends up making the tough shot,” Harris said.

He then continued, “Both teams were tough down the stretch and that’s what you want. These are the games you wanna play in. You want everybody sore and barely able to move when you come out of there.”

Nonetheless, they are adamant that it ain’t over ‘til it’s over – even though they are in a must-win situation from here on out. As their American import put it, “The good thing is we got another one on Wednesday. We can clear our head.”

He then continued, “We’re not looking forward to Game 7. Game 6 is do-or-die for both teams because I’m pretty sure they don’t wanna go to Game 7.”

Point guard Simon Enciso could only agree. “This is really nothing new to us. We’re down 0-2 at the beginning of the series so we just really need to go back to the gym and work harder,” he said.

Game 6 of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals is scheduled on Wednesday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo.

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