PBA Finals: Almazan would rather win as big Game 1 performance ends in loss

Paul Lintag on Jan 08, 2020 02:24 PM
Almazan would rather win after big game ends in loss
“To be honest, kahit maganda yung laro ko, talo naman kami, parang wala din eh.” — Raymond Almazan. (Photo by Arvin Lim)

Many are looking at Raymond Almazan as the missing piece to Meralco’s championship puzzle.

Following Game 1 of the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals against Barangay Ginebra, Almazan showed that he can be just that for the Bolts.

Despite Meralco taking a close 87-91 loss, Almazan balled out in his Finals debut for the Bolts.

Almazan anchored the middle for Meralco and finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Raymond would rather take the win though.

“To be honest, kahit maganda yung laro ko, talo naman kami, parang wala din eh,” he said.

“So di ko na iniisip kung magandang laro ko or what eh basta manalo kami. Yun naman ang main goal eh. So sana madala ko ulit next game, yun lang. Sana yung rhythm and then yung confidence ko ganun pa din,” Almazan added.

The only player in the Meralco roster with a title, Almazan looks to rally his teammates forward starting with Game 2 Friday.

Winning Game 1 would have been nice but losing it is not exactly the end of the world. There’s plenty of these Finals left.

“Breaks of the game eh, and then Game 1 pa lang naman eh,” Almazan said.

“This is a long series siguro. Titingnan namin yung mga maling ginawa namin sa game, then sa Game 2 na lang,” he added.


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