MANILA, Philippines–Regardless of profitable the 2024 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finest Participant of the Convention award, CJ Perez wasn’t all smiles as he exited the Araneta Coliseum on Friday.
He could have gone house with the person accolade however the Sport 4 win went Magnolia’s method because the best-of-seven sequence reached a impasse at 2-2.
So as a substitute of being totally comfortable, Perez lamented the shortcomings of the Beermen in a sport the place they might have gone house with a dominant 3-1 lead.
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“We have to regulate on offense. Our pictures weren’t getting into, we struggled and we actually want to repair that,” stated Perez in Filipino after their 96-85 loss by the hands of the Hotshots.
“We didn’t actually change a lot in our system, it was similar similar however my protection earlier wanted some adjusting. My protection isn’t as fast-paced like the opposite workforce so changes are actually wanted.”
For the second sport in a row, San Miguel was held to below 90 factors, a harmful sport that coach Chito Victolero loves enjoying.
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And boy, did it do wonders once more for Magnolia.
The Beermen, who’ve made a repute for gunning down the opposition with big exterior pictures, obtained hounded by the Hotshots. Out of 37 pictures, San Miguel solely sank eight from past the arc for a lowly 21 % capturing clip.
Import Bennie Boatwright was additionally a sufferer of San Miguel’s capturing woes, pouring simply 16 factors within the defeat after solely 5 made subject targets. Boatwright averages 33.8 factors per evening.
Perez, in the meantime, had a commendable sport regardless of the loss, exhibiting why he’s the recipient of the BPC award with 17 factors, 5 rebounds, three assists and three steals.
However in keeping with the Lyceum product, his efficiency doesn’t assure the “hundred % effort” that he’s searching for together with his fellow Beermen.
“We simply want to provide our hundred %. That’s actually the place we lose, with our vitality, effort and 50-50 balls.”
Sunday shall be necessary for each squads with the winner taking house the advantageous 3-2 sequence lead.
Supply: sports activities.inquirer.internet