PBA Finals: SMB confident Romeo can eventually keep emotions in check
Paul Lintag on May 04, 2019 07:06 AM
Ejected in Game 2 of the Finals, Terrence was one of the first San Miguel players to leave the Araneta Coliseum following the win, there was no media scrum around him.
Friday during Game 2 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals, Terrence Romeo got his first-ever Finals win during San Miguel’s series-tying victory over Magnolia.
However, it should certainly feel bittersweet as Terrence didn’t even finish the game.
Romeo was ejected with 6:23 to left in the fourth quarter following consecutive technical fouls. He had to be restrained by team governor Robert Non and other teammates before he went to the Beermen locker.
Romeo’s final tally for his first Finals win was 13 points in 19 minutes of play.
Terrence was one of the first San Miguel players to leave the Araneta Coliseum following the win, there was no media scrum around him.
“We will take that positively as Romeo is a warrior. He wanted to win. But we will tell him that that is not a way to win the game,” head coach Leo Austria said of his scoring guard.
While Romeo has appeared to control his emotions since coming to San Miguel, Game 2 was just one example of Terrence slighty going out of way again.
However, the Beermen appreciate Romeo’s fighting spirit and the team is confident he can truly get it right eventually.
“I like that kid because he is a warrior. That is a sign na ayaw niya na nalalamang,” Austria said of Terrence.
“But this is a basketball game. He should be matured. Sa tingin ko makukuha rin niya yun,” he added.
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