ROOKIE Kevin Ferrer felt bad on the night he had a PBA career game with Barangay Ginebra.
Ferrer fired a game-high 25 points, hitting 5-of-11 shots from beyond the arc, but the Kings still fell short and dropped a 91-89 loss to the Star Hotshots in Game Two of their Philippine Cup semifinals series Saturday night at the Mall of Asia Arena.
For the Gilas rookie cadet, the numbers are irrelevant especially with the Kings now finding themselves trailing the Hotshots, 0-2, in the best-of-seven duel.
“That’s a bad game kasi talo kami,” said the wingman out of University of Santo Tomas. “Kahit ano score ko diyan, highest score man yan, di ko na pinapansin pag talo kami.”
Overall, Ferrer shot 10 of 20 from the floor and played 33 minutes in a rare starting role, extending his fine showing in the playoffs for the Kings.
But Ginebra just couldn’t come through down the stretch as Star proved to be the steadier team between the two.
“Breaks of the game sa tingin ko yun,” said Ferrer.
He couldn’t exactly pinpoint what went wrong for the second straight game for the team, adding the Kings will have a long, serious look at the tapes when they resume practice on Sunday in preparation for Game Three the day after.
Like the rest of the Kings however, Ferrer put up a brave front and vowed a fightback from the league’s most popular ballclub.
“Babawi kami,” he said.