PBA: Nawala teamwork namin, natambakan kami -- Dimaunahan
Mark Escarlote on Jul 07, 2019 09:11 PM
Blackwater got stung by the same problem that plagued the squad in its previous losses.
It was a disaster that was bound to happen.
Blackwater head coach Aris Dimaunahan knew his squad would have a rough night when he saw his players veering away from what they prepared for against the TNT KaTropa.
He was right. After a good first quarter, everything went south.
“I thought nagkaniya-kaniya kami,” said Dimaunahan on Sunday after the Elite’s 97-115 loss in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Big Dome.
Blackwater kept the game close in the first 12 minutes, breathing down the necks of the KaTropa, 23-25.
But TNT broke the game wide open in the second quarter and Blackwater had no answer.
“Sabi ko nga sa kanila, all of our losses, same story kapag nawala yung teamwork namin, natatambakan kami,” said Dimaunahan.
The KaTropa opened a 93-66 gap in the fourth to cruise to its ninth win in 10 games on top of the standings for a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.
The Elite fell to a 6-4 win-loss record.
“We have to correct that para sa next game namin. Hindi talaga pwede kaming maglaro for ourselves,” Dimaunahan stressed. “Kailangan laging may teamwork. Yun ang tingin ko na dahilan kung bakit kami natalo.”
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