GLOBALPORT may have lost a close game against TNT Katropa, but import Michael Glover is pleased with how the Batang Pier are evolving as a team following their recent winning streak in the PBA Governors Cup.
Glover noted the effort the Batang Pier did in clawing back from as much as a 24-point hole and giving the league’s No. 1 team a scare in the endgame before losing out, 122-120, on Wednesday night.
“I’m very happy to see my teammates fight through that adversity, to be down by over 20 points,” said the burly import. “We were able to tie the game and that shows how much we matured over the last few games."
Glover raked in game-high 38 points and 18 rebounds in the loss that snapped the team's three-game winning streak. GlobalPort now sports a 3-5 card.
“We were down and we put full effort in the second half to try and bring home the victory, Unfortunately, we came up short,” he said.
An 11-to-nothing surge by the Batang Pier in the final minutes tied the game at 120-all. But an errant pass by Stanley Pringle to Jay Washington with 2.2 to go quashed their comeback hopes.
The match against top-seed TNT was a learning curve, Glover added.
“At least now we know what we have to do in the future if we play TNT again,” he said.