Despite being pushed a loss away from elimination by the Petron Blaze Boosters, Talk ‘N Text coach Chot Reyes isn’t losing hope.
“We lost the last three games by a combined seven points. Either we missed a shot or they made a shot down the stretch, and those were the difference,” Reyes said after the game.
“But we have to give Petron credit as they were a better team.”
Despite shutting down Petron main men Arwind Santos and Alex Cabagnot, Talk ‘N Text ended up losing another game where they held the lead for most of the match. Veteran Danny Ildefonso stepped up for the Boosters, which Reyes praised.
“We held Arwind and Alex to a single-digit production, but Danny I played a huge game and Carlo Sharma also stepped up and when you see guys stepping up every time their stars were not delivering, that’s a mark of a great team.”
But even though his team is in a big hole, Reyes isn’t pushing the panic button.
“The series is closer than what it looks like and we’re always one shot away from every loss that we’ve experienced in this series, and that gives us hope.”
But Talk ‘N Text will be battling for survival minus one of its star players, Ryan Reyes, who left late in the game after a bad fall.
“Ryan will be out. Ryan played a hell of a game tonight. He suffered a wrist injury because tinukod niya yun nung bumagsak siya sa isang play,” said the coach Reyes.
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