Not lost on the 6-foot-7 Sangalang was his woeful 0-for-9 field goal shooting to end up scoreless in the Hotshots' 96-83 loss to the Kings in the lone elimination round encounter between the two rival teams two weeks ago.
And so as the Hotshots and the defending two-time champion Kings get ready for Game One of their series on Saturday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo, the former NCAA MVP vowed to be more aggressive and be effective on offense.
"Semis is a different game," he said.
"Magtatrabaho talaga kami ng husto. It's not like na ibibigay na lang namin sa kanila yun. Hindi yun puwede."
Sangalang going scoreless against Ginebra came just a game after he exploded for 28 points in a 116-103 beating of TnT Katropa at the same venue in Antipolo.
The big man out of San Sebastian was quick to put his forgettable game behind, scoring 18 points, including two crucial baskets, as No. 4 seed Magnolia eliminated Blackwater Elite in the quarterfinals, 103-99.
Sangalang said focus now is entirely on the semifinals.
"Meron naman talagang off-night at meron din naman talagang pagkakataon na makabawi," he said.