EVEN sharpshooters like Marcio Lassiter have bad days.
Unfortunately for Lassiter, it came when San Miguel needed his sniping the most.
The usually reliable gunner was held to eight points as the Beermen conceded Game One of the PBA Commissioner's Cup finals to TNT Katropa, 104-102, on Wednesday night.
Lassiter went 3-of-10 and missed all his six three-point attempts, including one from way beyond the arc with 1.6 ticks to go that could have enabled the Beermen to steal the match.
"Sometimes you make it, sometimes you don’t," said Lassiter, who banked in the game-winning trey in Game 3 of SMB's semifinal series against Star.
But more than the spotty shooting, the Fil-American guard said it was the team's 24 turnovers that spelled doom for the Beermen.
"We got good looks. We just got to make them. We’ll come in, be ready come Game Two, just keep on looking what we got to do to correct our mistakes cause we got 24 turnovers," he said.
"If we cut that in half, we could turn the other way. I couldn't blame the shots. The 24 turnovers, I could blame. That’s just on us not being responsible taking care of (the ball)."
But with turnovers and shooting woes now behind them, Lassiter vowed the Beermen will bounce back come Game Two on Friday.
"We didn't play our regular game today" he said. "We’ll make adjustments. It’s Game 1, we lost by a bucket. We’ll see what we did wrong and see what they did to make that adjustment and go from there."