PBA: Beermen get scolding from McCullough before rallying for Game 1 win

Paul Lintag on Jul 27, 2019 09:27 PM
Beermen get scolding from McCullough before rallying for win
The Beermen were off to a slow start against ROS and were down by as many as 13 before turning things around in the second half to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-5 series.

In a San Miguel Beer team full of alphas, import Chris McCullough is emerging as a strong leader in his own way for the Beermen.

Locked in a tight Game 1 of the Commissioner’s Cup semifinals against Rain or Shine, McCullough admitted to resorting to trash-talking his own teammates in an effort to pump them up.

The Beermen were off to a slow start against ROS and were down by as many as 13 points before turning things around in the second half to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-5 series.

“The guys, I was cursing at them to be honest. But I was just trying to be a leader, get everybody up,” McCullough said...

“We were down, we needed a couple stops to get back into the game. Just tried to bring everybody’s spirits up, it’s a long game,” he added.

San Miguel did got a strong team win after they shook off a slow start.

McCullough was the high man with 32 points and he was followed by four other locals in double figures.

“Physical game, tough game. It’s gonna be a good series. We played hard, we got some stops, made free throws, and got the win,” McCullough said.

“Everybody stepped up. It was a team effort and we got a good win,” he added.

 

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