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    Adjustments a continuing process as Barako Bull aces return from injury

    Mar 4, 2013
    “From a short rotation we had to adjust to the long rotation so when things go wrong, we tend to go one on one instead of sticking to the system,” says Barako Bull guard Josh Urbiztondo. Jerome Ascano

    BARAKO Bull’s continuing adjustment to Rajko Toroman’s system still has something to do with the present struggles of the Energy Cola in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

    Point guard Josh Urbiztondo said players who are coming off injuries such as JC Intal and Sean Anthony still have to get used to the motion offense the Serbian consultant has put in place.

    “I think it’s just the familiarity with our offense. We need to get it better because we got guys who just came in like Sean (Anthony) and JC (Intal) from injuries,” Urbiztondo told Spin.ph after emerging from a long post-game talk with Toroman shortly after Barako lost to Petron on Sunday night, 78-91.

    The 6-foot-1 guard out of Fresno Pacific said the team’s chemistry somehow got altered when Anthony and Intal were reactivated to the line-up after spending several weeks recuperating from their respective injuries.

    So from a short rotation that required him, backcourt partner Jonas Villanueva along with Danny Seigle to play 35 minutes or more, Toroman had to find room for Intal and Anthony in the team’s offensive and defensive schemes.

    “From a short rotation we had to adjust to the long rotation so when things go wrong, we tend to go one on one instead of sticking to the system,” said Urbiztondo after Barako Bull's first back-to-back losses under Toroman.

    "So now, we just have to make adjustments again."

    Barako Bull, which fell to an even 3-3 record, takes a day off on Monday before plunging back to practice on Tuesday as it prepares for its road game against Talk ‘N Text in Legazpi City on Saturday.

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    “From a short rotation we had to adjust to the long rotation so when things go wrong, we tend to go one on one instead of sticking to the system,” says Barako Bull guard Josh Urbiztondo. Jerome Ascano
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