Paul Lee said no matter how confusing officiating can be in the ongoing PBA Governors Cup, Rain or Shine will just have to play through it and find a way to win.
So far, the Elasto Painters were able to do that with the “Lee-thal Weapon” himself, along with vastly-improved big man JR Quinahan leading the way.
The six-foot former PBA Rookie of the Year and Quinahan combined for half of Rain or Shine’s 35-point, fourth-quarter output to help the Elasto Painters pull off a 117-114 win against Aces Saturday night.
“Malaki ito (win over Alaska) para sa amin kasi yung pagkatalo namin sa last gme masama,” referring to Rain or Shine’s 109-102 loss to Meralco last Wednesday.
“Kaya magandang bounce back ito sa kumpiyansa ng team.”
Both teams though were slapped a combined 69 fouls in a game that saw Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao get ejected for incurring 2 technical fouls for complaining too much on officiating.
“Minsan di mo rin alam kung ano yung foul at hindi foul,” shared the Rain or Shine combo guard. “Kaya minsan nalilito din ang mga players kasi parang parehas lang ginagawa mo tapos foul ang tawag.”
The former University of the East, however, stressed the need for the team to be consistent on offense and playing defense.
He cited the game against Alaska, which saw Rain or Shine blow an early 7-point lead and eventually fall behind by 13 early in the final period.
“Medyo kailangan lang ang depensa namin saka offense namin, kailangan ng ball movement kasi dun kami kilala,” explained Lee.
“Ngayon, maganda ang ball movement namin though may mga lapses pa rin sa depensa kaya dumikit sa laro. So kailangan ayusin namin yun.” – Richard Dy
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