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    Ramos feels unbeaten Alab can still improve after 'terrible' finish vs Slingers

    Dec 24, 2018

    STANDING at 7'3", PJ Ramos very well knows how the defense will act on him whenever he plays.

    That's why nothing surprises the hulking Puerto Rican anymore with how tough his peers have guarded him through four games with San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL).

    "I've always been hunted all my life for my talent so I'm not worried about it. I just want to win games and win the championship," he said.

    Ramos showed that desire again on Sunday, stamping his class in Alab's 77-71 win over Singapore as he poured 26 points, 17 rebounds, five assists, and a block to keep his side unblemished for the 2019 season.

    "I'm a veteran already. I know how to handle pressure and I'm used to it," he said.

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      But as much as Alab kept their slate immaculate, Ramos took exception of the team's finishing kick as the Slingers slowly chipped away the lead in the endgame.

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      "I think the last two to three minutes, we played terrible," he said. "But the most important thing is we won the game. A win is a win and we're happy for that."

      As the league goes on a Christmas break, Ramos hopes that Alab looks back at the miscues they did over the first four games and come back stronger come 2019 as they continue their title retention bid.

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      "I think every victory for us is important for us right now. We're 4-0, but I think we still have a lot to improve," he said. "This break is gonna help us relax, take a break from basketball, and when we come back, we come back harder."

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