Rain or Shine’s veteran gunner Jeff Chan believes the Elasto Painters should go for the kill on Wednesday to avoid a disastrous end to their Commissioner’s Cup campaign that looked rosy when they zoomed to a 3-0 headstart in the Finals.
“I think yung intensity nila mas mataas kasi alam nila one game wala na sila, parang do-or-die, so dapat yung mindset namin do-or-die rin kasi ayaw na naming paabutin ng Game 7,” said Chan after they squandered another chance to take home the Commissioner’s Cup last Sunday at the Big Dome.
Chan knows it will be a lot tougher altogether if the series drags to a winner-take-all showdown with Alaska that is fast gaining momentum after surviving 2 consecutive knockout games already.
“Pag umabot doon, mas mahirap manalo,” added the Gilas sniper, who led the scoring for the Elasto Painters with 17.
Only him and backcourt partner Paul Lee, who finished with 16, tallied double-digits for the Elasto Painters as most of their bigs got into foul trouble in their Game 5 loss.
Fortunately for the Elasto Painters, they still have a virtual twice-to-beat advantage but it will be not safe from the Aces who are hoping to redeem themselves from their Philippine Cup misfortune.
Hoping to regain their composure on Wednesday, Chan said they should be more careful on their decision-making on the court to prevent turnovers and silly fouls.
“Lahat kami positive, just one game na lang, again nuod kami ng film, adjust na naman and hopefully makuha na namin yung tamang adjustments,” he stressed. – By Jason Mercene
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