PBA: Lee on Magnolia's 0-3 start: "Alam ng lahat sitwasyon namin ngayon"

Paul Lintag on Feb 14, 2019 03:57 PM
PBA: Lee, Hotshots wary of team's 0-3 start to All-Filipino
If Magnolia is to build on its latest championship and have another strong playoff run, the team will have to turn things around and start winning games.

Magnolia's rough start to the season continues.

After capturing the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, the Hotshots haven't won since, starting the 2019 Philippine Cup with three straight losses, the latest being a dramatic one-point loss to Rain or Shine Wednesday.

Entering the Gilas break, Magnolia remains as the only winless team in the All-Filipino.

Still, despite the 0-3 record, the Hotshots are not dwelling on their poor card.

"Siguro ano, di na lang namin titingnan na parang negative," guard Paul Lee said.

"Kailangan kung ano yung nasa harap namin, doon kami mag-focus kasi baka lalo lang mapasama kapag inisip namin yung 0-3 kami," he added.

While that's a great mindset to have, it doesn't change the fact that the Hotshots are 0-3.

And if Magnolia is to build on its latest championship and have another strong playoff run, the team will have to turn things around and start winning games.

The break to give way for Gilas is the perfect way for the Hotshots to recalibrate.

"Laging nire-remind ni Coach Chito na yung sense of urgency, kailangan and yan na talaga. Kasi yun nga, mahirap malubog talaga. Kailangan next game, talagang next game pilitin namin na makuha yung panalo, kasi parang do-or-die na sa amin yun," Lee said.

"Siguro alam naman ng lahat kung ano yung sitwasyon namin ngayon, so there's no point na magre-relax pa kami or what," he added.

 

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