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    No regrets for James Yap after blown chance to send Game 4 into overtime

    Apr 22, 2019
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    JAMES Yap wasn't too disappointed after failing to convert a potential game-tying three-pointer at the end of Game Four of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.

    Yap finished with a game-high 24 points but couldn't make the three-pointer with Rome Dela Rosa closing out, allowing Magnolia to escape with a 94-91 win over Rain or Shine and tie the best-of-seven series at 2-all.

    “Basta ang nasa isip ko, no regrets,” said the 37-year-old Rain or Shine gunner. “Naitira ko ng maayos. ‘Yun ‘yung naglalaro sa isip ko na hindi na maibabalik, mintis, pero alam ko sa sarili ko na naitira ko ng maayos.”


      Despite the late miss, Game Four proved to be Yap's best performance in the series, having average just a shade over seven points in the series' first three games.

      The two-time league MVP stuck to the positives after the loss, saying he was happy to be in a situation to have a chance to win or extend the match after falling behind by as many as 21 points on Monday.

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      “Masaya naman. Naunahan kami, slow start kami. Buti nakabawi nung bandang fourth quarter. I’m sure kinabahan din sila doon. Happy naman kami dahil kahit papaano napagod din sila, hindi ‘yung tambak na.

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      "At least, ‘yung fourth quarter, kahit papano lumaban kami,” said Yap.

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