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    Misfiring Mario Little hardly bothered with measly output as long as TNT keeps on winning 

    Jul 29, 2016
    Mario Little finished with only 12 points, but TNT Katropa still beat Alaska, 120-118, Friday night. Freddie Dionisio

    ANTIPOLO CITY - TNT Katropa import Mario Little made little impact in the team's match against Alaska in the PBA Governors' Cup at the Ynares Center here on Friday.
     
    Little finished with a measly 12 points and went scoreless in the final period, but his meager production on the offensive end didn't really bother him.
     
    After all, his team rolled on to its third straight victory at the expense of the Aces, 120-118, to join Mahindra atop the heap.
     
    "We got a strong team. We work hard and we really pay attention to defensive strategies," said Little, who normed 16 points and 11 rebounds coming into Friday's contest.
     
    "We've been winning so I'm satisfied. Until we lose and I play bad, I probably won't be satisfied."
     
    The misfiring reinforcement added that Alaska's defense clamped down on him in the payoff period, and from there he just focused on defending.
     
    "We got a lot of guys that can score and there's a lot of attention on me. I haven't been shooting well so it's been a lot of driving in the basket which is not really my game," he said. 
     
    "I tried to play both sides whether I'm shooting bad, it's just the nature of how I play. I dont want my man to really score."
     
    Unfortunately for Little, his counterpart, LaDontae Henton, erupted for 35 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter. 
     
    Little explained he could barely touch the hot-shooting Henton during the game as he is still adjusting to the officiating. 
     
    "I can't really touch him on the post. It's tough for me and it's really hard for the defense," he said.
     
    "I cant do anything like what I'm used to when I played in the States and in different countries. I'm still trying to adjust to it." 
     
    Still, Little had the last laugh as his team turned back Alaska's late-game surge. 
     
    TnT is expected to ride the crest of the victory heading into its next game against the NLEX Road Warriors on Wednesday.
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    Mario Little finished with only 12 points, but TNT Katropa still beat Alaska, 120-118, Friday night. Freddie Dionisio
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