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    Uichico insists it was poor defense - not sub-par Johnson showing - that did TnT in

    Apr 26, 2015
    “Of course, you give credit to what Rain or Shine did (on defense) and the adjustments they made (against Johnson),” says Jong Uichico. “But I don’t think it was that." Czar Dancel

    TALK ‘N Text coach Jong Uichico played down Ivan Johnson’s sub-par showing, insisting it was poor defense and turnovers that doomed the Tropang Texters in a 101-93 loss to Rain or Shine in Game Six of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.

    Johnson, who came in averaging 27.9 points this conference, was held to a measly six points — his lowest output in the pro league — on just nine attempts in 32 minutes.

    “Of course, you give credit to what Rain or Shine did (on defense) and the adjustments they made (against Johnson),” Uichico said. “But I don’t think it was that.

    “We just gave up too many points off an up-and-down game and we turned the ball over a lot.”

    The Texters allowed the Painters to score 15 fastbreak points and committed 15 errors that ROS translated into 15 points.

    “They had too many layups, while I don’t think we got as much,” Uichico said.

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    “They (Texters) gave effort, but Rain or Shine showed more effort,” the soft-spoken mentor added.

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    “Of course, you give credit to what Rain or Shine did (on defense) and the adjustments they made (against Johnson),” says Jong Uichico. “But I don’t think it was that." Czar Dancel
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