PBA: Kiefer on NLEX’s untimely skid: “We have to wake up”
Paul Lintag on Nov 25, 2019 08:18 PM
The Road Warriors picked the worst time to have a losing skid as a third straight loss, second at the hands of Northport, puts top-ranked NLEX’s playoff run in jeopardy. (PBA)
NLEX’s best conference could have a nightmare ending.
The Road Warriors picked the worst time to have a losing skid as a third straight loss, second at the hands of Northport, puts top-ranked NLEX’s playoff run in jeopardy.
With a big win Monday, Northport has forced a do-or-die with NLEX for the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals.
“Well, another tough one. Another loss na sayang, kasi this is our best chance of making it to the semifinals once again. But nevertheless, forget about this game, focus on going back again, practice tomorrow and play on,” guard Kiefer Ravena said.
“So whatever happens, this is what we worked hard for, the twice-to-beat advantage. Now, we play that card, it's do-or-die. We have no excuses, no reasons not to play our best,” he added.
After an 8-1 start, NLEX’s three-game losing skid that has spilled over to the playoffs is certainly not promising.
The Road Warriors can’t do anything about it now though. NLEX just has to snap out of it in order to continue the team’s dream run.
“I guess we have to wake up, shape up, and just try to grind this one out and then take a long break before going to the semifinals,” Kiefer said.
“I guess this is one type of game where you throw away the stats, throw away your standings, just focus on the game plan and focus on what helps your team win,” Ravena added.
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