PBA: Anthony on loss: 'It was our game and we gave it away'
Philip Matel on Mar 08, 2019 08:56 PM
Eventally, they crumbled in the second overtime and lost 126-123. (PBA Media Bureau)
NorthPort Batang Pier forward Sean Anthony vented his frustration over his team's collapse in the fourth quarter and in two overtime periods against the Meralco Bolts.
His side was leading comfortably by six 106-100 with 30 seconds to go in regulation.
They however surrendered a deflating 6-0 run to end regulation, capped off by a Chris Newsome alley-oop to tie things up at 106 with 2.0 seconds left.
NorthPort had a chance to redeem themselves in the extra period though, as they had a five-point lead midway through the first OT, 113-108, but could not get the job done.
Eventally, they crumbled in the second overtime and lost 126-123.
"We had our opportunities," he said. "It was our game and we gave it away," added Anthony, who ended the game with 31 points, 16 rebounds, and four assists.
Sinking even lower as they extended their losing streak to four, the Batang Pier dropped out of the playoff picture, as Anthony stressed that his team needed to keep together for their final five games of the conference.
"We gotta move on. We got a quick turnaround. SMB this Sunday. Go straight to the eyes back, do some recovery work, scout them on TV, get ready for Sunday," shared Anthony.
"We gotta string some wins together, don't use calls or anything as an excuse. We gotta pull out wins ourselves," he added.
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