For now, GlobalPort’s young guard Terrence Romeo is putting his New Year celebration on hold.
Romeo said he couldn’t fully enjoy a Holiday vacation since GlobalPort still has its last PBA Philippine Cup assignment for 2016 on Wednesday against Phoenix at Cuneta Astrodome.
While he did enjoy a simple Christmas Eve celebration with his family on Sunday, his possible New Year celebration now depends on the outcome of their game against the Fuel Masters.
“May mga plans actually na mag-celebrate somewhere pero yun nga, dahil may game at galing pa kami sa talo, di kami pwedeng mag-celebrate, kailangan namin mag-focus sa game namin,” Romeo told FOX Sports, before plunging to the team’s Tuesday afternoon practice at Gatorade Hoops Gym in Mandaluyong.
Romeo bared his family had earlier planned an out-of-town escapade during the weekend, but ultimately they had to forego it since they still have to prepare for Phoenix.
The Batang Pier are still smarting from a 91-99 defeat to the Blackwater Elite, in a game that saw them lose Fil-American guard Stanley Pringle, who was ejected after incurring two flagrant foul penalty 1 infractions.
Currently at 3-2, GlobalPort can move up to a share of second spot with idle Rain or Shine and TNT should the Batang Pier manage to dispose of Phoenix.
But the cat-quick guard said beating the Fuel Masters is easier said than done, especially since Phoenix finally woke up from its slumber last week after registering a 94-90 win over Meralco.
“Yung Phoenix isa rin sa mga team na yung players magagaling, may special talent,” Romeo pointed out. “Hindi magiging madali, hindi pwedeng mag-relax kailangan simula umpisa focus na talaga.”
Romeo said the simple formula to beating the Bolts lies on their collective decision to stick to the game plan and hopefully, end the year on a winning note.
“Yung mga mistakes namin na nagawa namin nung last game, kailangan ma-correct namin, basta laruin lang namin in one page,” he concluded. – Jason Mercene
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