SAN Miguel Beer’s outside shooting was the biggest factor that led to a blowout victory over Alaska in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday night.
But lost in the Beermen’s long-range barrage was Chris Ross’ playmaking that set up those open looks from beyond the arc and led to those 17 three-pointers.
The Philippine Cup Finals MVP, though, played down his recent exploits against the Aces.
“My teammates really make my job easier,” Ross said. “I pass to them and they make me look good. It's not just me but my teammates who do the hard work.”
The Filipino-American point guard dished out 12 assists on top of 14 points, six boards, and one steal in 35 minutes.
“I feel I have the easiest job in the PBA,” he said. “I got so many weapons out there; I just got to find them, and when I got the opportunity, I got to score the ball and we were clicking on all cylinders today.”
Despite reasserting their mastery of the Aces, Ross believes the Aces have gotten over their heartbreaking loss to the Beermen in the all-Filipino conference finals.
“I think they’re well over that heartbreak,” he said. “They were just on a five-game winning streak and in the PBA, it’s hard to string together a lot of wins in a row like that.”
“They’ve had quality wins coming into this game,” he added. “And we just caught them on an off night.”