PUSHED to the ropes in the PBA Governors’ Cup, Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia urges his squad to fight on.
On the brink of elimination after a 91-82 defeat to the Meralco Bolts on Sunday, Garcia isn’t about to raise the white flag yet amid the mystery surrounding Raymond Almazan’s disappearance and Beau Belga’s unlucky injury.
“We just have to try to get a win to try and get us in the next round, I know it’s gonna be a difficult task but I told the players in the dugout, wala namang imposible e,” said Garcia as they dropped to 10th place with a 2-6 record.
Garcia now sets his eyes on their crucial match-up against Phoenix, with a loss against the fifth rank team resulting into elimination for the struggling Elasto Painters.
Until that happens, Garcia is remaining positive.
“We have to try to beat Phoenix first. If we can beat Phoenix, we have to atleast win one more game to get a tie at the playoff yata,” he added.
Despite the stinging loss to the Bolts, there are still a lot of positives to look into for Garcia, saying that they played a whole lot better than in their stunning loss to the cellar dwelling Columbian Dyip.
Now it’s all about finding solutions to their fourth quarter woes.
“We played three good quarters and in the fourth we lost steam. We missed four layups we usually make. So I think if we can play the way we play in the first three quarters, we were competing in the fourth napagod lang talaga. And our import we really need na bigyan ng touches in the fourth we didn’t give him many chances,” Garcia said.
“We couldn’t buy a basket, Jewel had two layups which he missed, Norbert missed one, we had wide open three point shots we couldn’t convert. Basically Meralco hit the big shots in the end and we couldn’t convert,” he added.