Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao was still brimming with confidence despite losing Game Five of the Governors’ Cup finals against B-MEG.
“Na-delay lang kami, pero amin pa rin ito,” said Guiao, whose Elasto Painters squad still lead the best-of-seven series, 3-2.
But for Rain or Shine to back up his big talk, the team needs to work for it.
“We’re back to our perennial problem, which is rebounding. In the first half, we lost [the rebounding battle] by only two, but in the second half, we lost by 16, so we really have to work on that,” said Guiao.
“We need to work harder boxing them out because they’re longer than us, we gave them 24 offensive rebounds, means we gave them 24 extra possessions and it’s hard to survive a game like that.”
Guiao declared that his team was going to win the series after a Game Two loss that saw an injury to star rookie Paul Lee, who will likely be out for the series. Rain or Shine won back-to-back games after that pronouncement to move one victory away from the franchise’s first title.
He said he expects his team’s performance to improve.
“We’re hoping that our percentages get better. We shot only 36 percent. We encountered some problems with our shot selection and I felt we could have taken better shots, which would get us some rhythm and that’s the reason why our percentages were low,” he said.
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