PBA: Alaska's adjustment for Game 6? 'We can't habol,' says Enciso

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 15, 2018 12:25 PM
PBA: Alaska's adjustment? 'We can't habol,' says Enciso
Simon Enciso says Alaska needs both a strong start and a fine finish if it is to stay alive in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Finals

If not for Paul Lee’s heroics, Alaska would have had a comeback for the books on Friday.

Down by as much as 17 in the first half, the Aces battled back little by little and had a one-point lead with 11.4 ticks to go.

Ultimately, though, Lee foiled all of their plans and frustrated them en route to a 2-3 hole in the race-to-four Finals

In the eyes of point guard Simon Enciso, it shouldn’t have come to that. “We really got to throw the first punch because I think in the first half, they did that. We have to match their energy in the beginning,” he said.

He then continued, “We can’t habol. We can’t always be like that.”

Mike Harris, the Aces’ reinforcement, shared the same sentiments. “I think they came out and hit us in the first half and then we hit them in the second half. Then again, we can’t come out that relazed and we gotta get assertive early,” he said.

What’s done is done, however, and now, they turn their attention to fixing what went wrong for them.

And so, in Game 6 on Wednesday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo, Alaska has but one promise. As Enciso put it, “Next game, you guys will see a new Alaska team with the old Alaska teammate. We’re gonna pressure them and get back to our old ways.”

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