GlobalPort point guard Stanley Pringle has admitted that poor shooting has played an instrumental role in his side being 3-1 down in their PBA Philippine Cup semi-final series against the Alaska Aces.
GlobalPort were thumped 109-84 in Game 4 and will now have to win the remaining three games of the series in order to advance to the finals of the competition.
Even though Pringle scored 16 points, grabbed six rebounds, dished out four assists and recorded two steals in 37 minutes, his side were comprehensively beaten, in part because they only made nine of the 37 three-pointers they attempted during Game 4.
It's not the first time that GlobalPort have struggled from long range either – in the previous three games they only shot 26 percent from behind the arc.
“Past couple of games, we’ve been shooting bad, and everybody said they’re coming and they’re going to shoot their shots,” Pringle told reporters. “They’re playing really good defense, but it’s definitely the shooting, we’ve been hitting the whole year and they’re sagging off and we’re not just hitting it right now. If we hit shots, it’s going to be a different ball game.”
Even though GlobalPort are on the verge of being knocked out of the PBA Philippine Cup, Pringle made it clear that his side will not go down without a fight.
“We can still come back and we’re still going to fight,” Pringle said.
Game 5 between GlobalPort and the Alaska Aces will be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Tuesday.