RAIN or Shine coach Yeng Guiao insists the blowout loss the Painters suffered at the hands of San Mig Coffee in Game Two on Friday night won't have an effect on the team's morale moving forward in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.
“Para sa akin, it doesn’t matter the way we lost last night (Friday). We just have to set it (blowout loss) aside," the fiery coach said a day after an 82-106 loss to San Mig that went down as the Painters' worst loss under Guiao.
"What matters is we bounce back. That loss won't have a psychological effect,” he added.
James Yap led the way for the Mixers, banging in seven three-pointers and a team-high 34 points in a game that took a turn for the worse for the Painters after Guiao was ejected in the third quarter for successive technical fouls.
A defiant Guiao, however, said there won't be another blowout in Game Three on Thursday.
“We expect Game Three to be much closer. That’s the norm of the playoffs or in the semifinals. We just need to fight the frustration and keep the defensive energy high,” said Guiao, whose team took a day off on Saturday but will resume practice on Sunday afternoon.