CYRUS Baguio vowed to be more aggressive on offense after seeing Phoenix suffer its worst loss in its young history in the PBA on Saturday night.
The Fuel Masters star guard was the missing link in the 123-79 beating at the hands of Star, contributing just two points after taking just one basket and four free throws, along with two assists and one steal in 20 minutes off the bench.
“Parang yung goal ko kasi ngayon, gusto kong ma-involve yung mga teammates ko eh,” said Baguio, who came in averaging just 5.3 points, but dishing out 4.3 assists in his first three games. “Madali lang umiskor, tumira eh. Pero gusto ko lang makuha yung jelling ng team.”
“(Pero) next game kailangan nang pumukpok,” he added as his team dropped to a 2-2 win-loss record. “Kailangan ko nang mag-step up as a veteran. Ilang games nalang naman diba? Kailangan naming mag-ipon talaga ng panalo.”
The blowout loss marks the second time in Baguio’s career where a team he was playing lost by over 40 points after former team Alaska bowed to Rain or Shine, 123-72 in a Commissioner’s Cup game two years ago.
“Sana hindi na maulit,” Baguio said. “Kasi yung sa Alaska, nandun ako, once lang nangyari.”
“Pero positive pa rin kami sa team,” he was quick to add. “Hindi kami nawawalan ng pag-asa. So kailangan lang mag-regroup and pagusapan anong nangyari para next time hindi na maulit.”