WHETHER Beau Belga can keep his emotions in check or not will be known as Rain or Shine seeks to finally finish off Alaska in Game Six of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Wednesday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
The Elasto Painters enforcer has appeared to let his emotions get the better of him, reason for him getting fouled out the last two games where he was tasked at times to defend Aces star Calvin Abueva.
But Belga, who averaged just five points on a dismal 26-percent shooting, four boards and three assists in 22.5 minutes off the bench in Games Four and Five, insisted Abueva’s antics are not getting into his head.
“’Di ako nakikipagdaldalan sa kanya,” Belga said of his off-court buddy after practice on Tuesday. “Basta ako naglalaro ako. Yung sinasabi ng tao na nautakan ako ni Calvin dahil uminit ang ulo ko, hindi uminit ang ulo ko, kalmado nga ako eh.”
“’Di ko na sya pinapansin,” he added. “Daldal siya ng daldal, pero ako walang pakialam. Ang ano lang, yung pagod. Yung intention ko mag-foul, kita naman namin sa replay, di naman deliberate. Naitawag na, na-judge na, natalo na kami, wala na kaming magagawa.”
Still, Belga reiterated his fault in Game Five where his foul on Abueva in the third quarter proved to be the turning point, saying he is bent on keeping his emotions in check this time.
“’Di na maganda 'yung nangyayari eh,” the 29-year-old cager said. “Nakakabigat ka na sa team eh, di ka na nakakatulong, so seryoso muna. Tingnan namin kung ano magiging epekto sa game bukas.”