PBA: ROS downplays historically-bad shooting performance in loss

Paul Lintag on Oct 05, 2019 05:46 PM
PBA: ROS downplays historically-bad shooting in loss
With ROS shooting 0/16 from the field in the first quarter Friday, it’s the first time in PBA history that no team scored a field goal in a quarter. (Photo by Arvin Lim)

Rain or Shine was on the wrong side of history Friday.

The Elasto Painters scored only six points in the opening period against defending champion Magnolia in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.

Worse, ROS scored zero field goals, shooting 0/16 from the field. It’s the first time in PBA history that a team failed to score a field goal in a quarter.

Still, the Elasto Painters had a shot to win the game in the end before eventually losing, 68-69. ROS also barely lost in field goal percentage, shooting 31 percent to Magnolia’s 32 percent.

“Dikit din naman kami sa FG: 32 percent at saka 31. Kaya tawa rin kami one point. First quarter nga ang ganda ng laro, 11-6,” ROS head coach Caloy Garcia said with a laugh.

“So I think that was the story. We weren’t just on rhythm. Pero we’ll see next games,” he added.

The Elasto Painters are 1-3 for the conference with back-to-back losses.

But after taking on the defending champions head-to-head, there’s still some good in there for Rain or Shine.

“But there also positive things during the game,” Garcia said.

“We were down, we weren’t getting the calls. Players fought back and we hung in there. In the end we had the chance, but like I’ve said, we just turned the ball over and missed the shot,” he added.

 

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