PBA: SMB’s switch has been flipped with big win over Alaska
Paul Lintag on Jun 21, 2019 10:00 PM
“We don’t want to make a too late of a push so collectively as a group, we wanted to play as hard as we can and just lay it out there. I’m glad we won today,” — Alex Cabagnot.
San Miguel entered Friday’s game in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup against Alaska with a 1-3 record.
It almost felt like the Beermen were in a must-win situation against the Aces as another loss could prove crucial later on.
Fortunately, everyone on the team answered the call and the Beermen got a big win to improve to 2-3.
No one got it going more than Alex Cabagnot, who fired a season-high 31 points, 16 in the opening period.
“It was just one of those nights, the shots were falling and we won. But you can’t get too high or too low. We started 0-2 so we’re still 2-3 now. I don’t know if there’s anything to celebrate about,” Cabagnot said.
“We have Magnolia coming up so we just have to prepare and get back to the drawing board, stay ahead of the learning curve,” he added.
With their standing not exactly the most ideal, the Beermen had to start winning now.
The effort against Alaska showed that a switch might have already been flipped on the part of San Miguel.
“We were 1-3, sense or urgency is probably the best way to describe it. We don’t want to miss the boat, miss the playoff,” Cabagnot said.
“We don’t want to make a too late of a push so collectively as a group, we wanted to play as hard as we can and just lay it out there. I’m glad we won today,” he added.
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