CYRUS Baguio refused to look back on what could’ve been and is instead firmly putting his focus on what’s ahead for Alaska in Game Seven of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals against San Miguel Beer.
Asked if the Aces would’ve been better off without having a commanding 3-0 lead that they eventually squandered, the star guard said they still managed to show poise under pressure, albeit just flashes, before falling short in Games Four and Five, which both needed an extra session.
“Hindi mo masabi, kasi yung dalawang talo namin, nag-overtime,” Baguio said. “Sinusubukan naman namin manalo at tapusin na yung series.”
“Hindi ganun kadali, lalo na San Miguel ang kalaban,” he added. “Mas experienced sila, mas buo sila.”
Baguio typified the Aces’ desire to finish off the Beermen right in Game Four where he buried the dagger left-wing three-pointer that sent the game into overtime.
But the former University of Santo Tomas star was virtually non-existent in Game Six, where he produced just two points after missing five of his six shots, three rebounds, and one assist in 20 minutes.
Still, Baguio remained upbeat the Aces can complete what they failed to do in the past three games.
“May chance pa naman kami,” the 13-year veteran insisted. “Yun ang maganda dun.”
“Kailangan lang namin i-prove na kaya din namin sila para manalo kami.”