Bolick rues Cignal's selfish play: 'Yung tumalo sa amin, sarili lang namin. Puro isolation'
Robert Bolick says Cignal settled for too much isolations, causing its downfall. Dante Peralta

ROBERT Bolick rued Cignal-San Beda’s uncharacteristic selfish play that led to the end of their eight-game win run in a 66-55 loss to Tanduay in Game One of the PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup semifinals on Tuesday. 

After averaging 18.3 assists in the elimination round, the top-seed Cignal only finished with a measly seven against Tanduay, with Hawkeyes steady playmaker Bolick ending up empty in the assist department as he said the team settled for too much isolation plays.

"Hindi experience (ng Tanduay) yung tumalo sa amin, sarili lang namin. Puro isolation, di naman kami ganun maglaro," said Bolick, who finished with nine points.

"Hindi kami naglaro sa pace namin. Everybody wants to score, di ko alam bakit ganun."

But he is hoping the Hawkeyes regain the same teamwork that got them to the top of the team standings in time for Game Two on Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. 

"It's not our day. Let's see what happens on Thursday. Dapat laruin lang namin yung laro namin nung eight straight wins namin," he said.

"Okay naman depensa namin. Problema lang namin offense namin. We're just gonna have to move the ball," added Bolick. 

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