Victolero still optimistic as Magnolia defense slows down San Miguel in Game 4

first_imgRelieved Santos eager to finish off Magnolia: ‘We want to celebrate on Friday’ As tough as the Hotshots’ stand was, the breaks of the game did not go their way.That, though, makes Victolero more optimistic heading into Magnolia’s do-or-die Game 5 on Friday as the loss gave him a glimpse on how the game will bog down if his side controlled the tempo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It was a defensive game and it’s our game. If they score 100 points, that’s their game. We cannot dominate San Miguel with their firepower. But at least, we were there in the game,” he said.“We had a good execution in the end, found Aldrech (Ramos) for the open shot, but he just missed that. Had we gotten that, we could have tied the series. Again, breaks of the game.” While it’s a tall task to overcome a 1-3 deficit against San Miguel, Victolero isn’t losing hope as he plans to throw everything at San Miguel come Friday.“We’re trying to find ways on how to win and I think with the effort, the energy, the desire of the players, I can’t ask for anything more,” he said.“We won’t stop. To win a championship, they need four wins and they still need to win on Friday. The series isn’t over yet. We’ll just try to live another day. I’m still positive. Nothing impossible.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDespite Magnolia’s disheartening 80-84 Game 4 defeat to San Miguel in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals, coach Chito Victolero remains upbeat with his team’s chances, especially with how it performed Wednesday night.“I think that was our best game in the series,” he said. “We need to play our game which is the defensive game. I’m happy that we’re able to limit them to 84 points, stayed in the game, and gave ourselves a chance to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View commentslast_img