PBA: Masakit sa mata yung tawagan -- RoS coach Garcia

Mark Escarlote on Apr 23, 2019 02:34 AM
PBA: Masakit sa mata yung tawagan -- RoS coach Garcia
Sabi ko, ‘I-throw out nyo na lang ako, kasi masyadong masakit sa mata yung tawagan' -- Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia

Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia felt that the calls didn’t go their way for most of the game as the Elasto Painters bowed down to Magnolia, 91-94, Monday night that evened the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup best-of-seven semifinals series, 2-2, at the Big Dome.

Garcia, who was ejected with 1:43 left in the third period, pointed out that game officials were allowing the Hotshots to play a little too physical and getting away with it without drawing calls.   

“Basically, from the start of the game they’ve been physical with us. I just told the players nu’ng half time that we just have to man up against that team because you know we’re not getting any calls. Buti nga sa fourth quarter medyo nakakakuha na kami ng tawag,” said Garcia, whose squad squandered a 2-0 series lead.

Garcia was thrown out of the game after getting his second technical foul. He swiped the ball off the hands of a referee after a non-call on Rey Nambatac.

“Wala actually humihingi nga ako ng technical. Ayaw ko ngang magalit. Sabi ko i-throw out na lang nila ako kasi medyo yun nga I felt that we’re not getting anything. I think that was Nambatac, sa harap namin nangyari,” Garcia referring to the sequence that made him blew his top.  “I told the referee, ‘I-throw out nyo na lang ako. Di ko kailangang magmura para i–throw out.’ Ako na lang humhiling na i-thrown out ako.”

“Eh di ako pinapansin ng referee, lumalayo sa akin. So I went to the next referee na may hawak na bola, tinapik ko yung bola. Sabi ko, ‘I-throw out nyo na lang ako, kasi masyadong masakit sa mata yung tawagan,’” he added.

Rain or Shine was whistled with 31 fouls while Magnolia had 32 but Garcia felt that in the last two games, officiating had been a bit spotty.    

“I don’t know what happened the last two games, it seems like we’re not really getting anything,” he said. “They’re allowed to grab us, they’re allowed to push us.”

“Sabi ko nga even when we set screens, they’re pushing us then kami pa ang natatawagan ng offensive. So I think we just have to watch the video of what’s happening to adjust probably sa calls. So ayun, just basically the fourth quarter nag-iba eh. Medyo pumabor sa amin ang tawag eh.”

The Elasto Painters have a day to review the game and adjust with the calls heading into the pivotal Game 5 on Wednesday. Garcia just wants one thing.

“So sana maging patas lang,” he said.



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