Lee, Barroca say Hotshots surprised by Devance in Game 6

Posted in yemiwbag on January 20th, 2020

first_imgView comments Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties LATEST STORIES Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study PBA IMAGESStar guards Paul Lee and Mark Barroca agreed Joe Devance caught the Hotshots off guard in a 91-67 loss in Game 6 on Sunday.“Joe stepped up. We weren’t ready for that,” said Lee, who finished the game with eight points and three rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte “We were really surprised. He wasn’t playing for the longest time and he really shocked us. It was huge for them,” said Barroca, as Devance fought through his right plantar fasciitis injury to deliver for this game.Charging this loss to experience, Barroca said Star must better prepare itself for the do-or-die tiff.“In those situations, we shouldn’t take them for granted, like Joe’s foot was hurting because we know that he’s a veteran and he can step up,” he said.He also stressed the Hotshots have to go back to their old unselfish ways.“We have to stay together. We’re enjoying ourselves, but it has to be as a team. We can’t put them down individually. When we play, we really have to be united 14 heroes in those situations,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Westbrook, Durant provide All-Star highlight “We were surprised by Joe. He gave them quality minutes,” said Barroca, who had 13 markers and four assists in the defeat, in Filipino. “His two three-points really hurt us. We thought we’re going on a run in the third quarter, but it was Joe who had a good game.”Playing through pain, Devance drilled a pair of treys that ignited the blazing Ginebra run in the third quarter, unfurling all of his 14 points and three rebounds in the pivotal period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnHis defense also kept Star bigs off the boards as Ginebra went on a 10-2 tear to end the quarter, 62-54.That spelled doom for the Hotshots as they were forced into winner-take-all Game 7 on Tuesday in their 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series. MOST READ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Lee said Star must be more focused on the defensive end after allowing Ginebra to shoot 49 percent from the field.“It’s really our defense,” he said. “We no longer need any motivation. We, players, know what we’re going to do. It’s win-or-go home for us.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board memberlast_img

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