PBA: Sangalang on Game 6: "Pipilitin na namin makuha"
Paul Lintag on Dec 14, 2018 11:20 PM
"Tulungan lang kami. Alam kong hindi ganun ka-easy, lalo na kalaban mo Alaska. Hindi ganun kadali pero pipilitin na namin makuha," --- Ian Sangalang.
Ian Sangalang sure knows how to time his big performances.
In a game where import Romeo Travis had perhaps his worst showing of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Finals, Sangalang had his best, leading the Magnolia Hotshots in scoring with 20 points on 61 percent shooting to go on top of six rebounds.
More importantly, Sangalang was clutch too as his crucial three-point play inside the last 20 seconds gave Magnolia, 77-76 lead.
"Unang-una, nung nandun kami sa court akala mo talo ne eh, pero thankful ako sa mga teammates ko kasi sila yung nagtrabaho dun sa kabilang court eh," Sangalang said, describing the play where Paul Lee had to stop a 3-on-1 Alaska break before he connected on the and-one play on the other end.
"Hindi sila nag-give up. Sila yun eh, hindi na ako yun," he added.
A win away from clinching the title, Sangalang knows it's going to be harder than ever and so Magnolia has to maintain its level of focus and concentration.
The Finals has been marked with intense and physical action on both ends and it's going to take another hearculean effort from the Hotshots to close this one out.
"Next game kailangan mag-focus talaga kami, kasi kita niyo naman yung game na yun hindi ganun kadali," Sangalang said.
"Tulungan lang kami. Alam kong hindi ganun ka-easy, lalo na kalaban mo Alaska. Hindi ganun kadali pero pipilitin na namin makuha," he added.
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