COACH Alex Compton offered no excuses after Alaska's shock loss to Mahindra in the PBA Governors Cup, saying the Aces were bound to trip if they don't play defense.
"If we don't defend, good luck na lang," the outspoken mentor said after the Aces dropped a 101-95 loss to the Enforcer in a game they controlled for most of the way on Wednesday night.
Compton lamented the Aces, who own one of the best defenses in the league, allowed Mahindra to play perhaps its best offensive game in its young franchise history against them.
Mahindra shot an amazing 59 percent from the floor, making 40 of 68 attempts.
"My guess is that's their best shooting night in their career," Compton rued.
The Alaska mentor said he's defintely not going to like watching the game tape when he reviews it with his coaching staff.
He noted there's just too many things which the Aces did that ran counter to their system.
"It's gonna really make me mad watching film because there were too many baskets that we gave up that ran counter to what we teach and what we do," he said of the Aces' breakdown.
Compton noted the 62 points Mahindra dropped in the second half against a franchise that has been very proud about having defense as its main staple.
"We have to defend as a team. If we defend as a team, we have a chance every game," he said. "We really have to defend better."