PBA: One game at a time for Anthony, Northport

Paul Lintag on May 23, 2019 06:50 PM
PBA: One game at a time for Anthony, Northport
“We just want to take games one game at a time. We don't want to get too up or too down,” forward Sean Anthony said.

With a strong opening win, things are looking up for Northport in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

However, the Batang Pier are not too high on this one, even if they just blasted a team like the Alaska Aces.

Northport also had a strong opening win in the Philippine Cup — the team had two in fact — and then went on to lose six straight, eventually missing out on the playoffs.

And so while a 22-point victory against the Aces was nice, the Batang Pier are keeping things grounded.

“We just want to take games one game at a time. We don't want to get too up or too down,” forward Sean Anthony said.

“We just go back to the drawing board tomorrow and we'll scout this NLEX game on the way home and we'll get ready for them and try to do more of the same stuff,” he added.

This early in the new conference, Northport does have some key stuff to capitalize on to avoid a mid-tournament collapse like last time.

The Batang Pier were impressive against Alaska even without top star Stanley Pringle and a “decent” game from import Prince Ibeh.

Northport’s defense was a bright spot as well.

“You saw the ball move to open guys and guys hitting big shots. A lot of assists, a lot of ball movement. But more than that, great defense. I think last conference, we had one of the worst defenses in the league and here, we held Alaska to 81,” Anthony said.

“We held a great team like Alaska to that and we made sure we brought in Prince [Ibeh], who stepped up huge and is a great rim protector,” he added.

 


Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8

Latest News