TROY Rosario’s torrid shooting on Sunday brought back bad memories for Alaska coach Alex Compton.
Compton couldn't help but compare the Tropang TNT rookie forward’s long-range exploits in Game One of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinal series to Chris Ross’ timely four three-pointers in Game Seven of the Philippine Cup Finals where the Aces wound up on the wrong side of history.
“I know Troy can shoot it, but it feels a little bit like Chris Ross in Game Seven where he had a career game,” Compton said of Rosario, who buried seven treys in the Texters’ 106-99 win.
“I don’t think in his (Rosario’s) whole life he’s ever hit seven threes in a game. It’s a good time for him to have it.”
“I think he’s changing his name to Ray Allen,” he added in jest.
Apart from Rosario’s long-range bombs, Compton rued his team’s uncharacteristic play in the second quarter, where the Texters outscored the Aces by 13 points.