PBA: Consistency is key for the Alaska Aces

Philip Matel on Mar 09, 2019 10:16 PM
PBA: Consistency is key for the Alaska Aces
For his part, Banchero paced his team's scoring with 26 points, but it clearly was not enough in the blowout loss.

ANTIPOLO CITY, RIZAL -- Following another loss for the Alaska Aces, guard Chris Banchero stressed the need for his squad to find consistency as they make a bid for the PBA Philippine Cup playoffs. 

Following a 104-78 victory against Ginebra last Sunday, they got a taste of a 103-86 defeat against the Magnolia Hotshots at the Ynares Center here. 

The loss sends them to an even 3-3 record, good for fourth place in the standings. 

There are only five games to go for them, and the floor general wants to see his team churn out steadiness for the remainder of the eliminations.

"Consistency is key. We got … in the PBA everyone’s a good team and it … yeah, I don’t know man. I wish I had the answers," rued the Fil-Am guard.

For his part, Banchero paced his team's scoring with 26 points, but it clearly was not enough in the blowout loss.

Banchero then explained that it was not more of a product of overconfidence stemming from their previous win, but due to being lax against a determined Magnolia side.

"I mean, Magnolia needed a win in that game, and it showed," Banchero said. ". We weren’t able to make too many things happen."

As for facing NLEX on Wednesday, both he and head coach Alex Compton were not too relieved that they'll be playing a 2-5 squad, but rather a much more focused opponent coming off a deflating 121-111 loss versus San Miguel Friday evening.

"It's exactly the opposite. Everybody has toughness, everybody's a competitor in this league and when teams are down, that's when they're particularly dangerous," explained the American tactician.

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