Compton on timely Troy Rosario shooting: ‘It feels a little bit like Chris Ross in Game Seven’
Alex Compton's Aces get torched again from the arc, this time by Troy Rosario. Jerome Ascano

TROY Rosario’s torrid shooting on Sunday  brought back bad memories for Alaska coach Alex Compton.

Compton couldn't help but compare the Tropang TNT rookie forward’s long-range exploits in Game One of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinal series to Chris Ross’ timely four three-pointers in Game Seven of the Philippine Cup Finals where the Aces wound up on the wrong side of history.

“I know Troy can shoot it, but it feels a little bit like Chris Ross in Game Seven where he had a career game,” Compton said of Rosario, who buried seven treys in the Texters’ 106-99 win.

[See Troy Rosario comes of age, scores career-high 31 as Tropang TNT beats Alaska in Game One]

“I don’t think in his (Rosario’s) whole life he’s ever hit seven threes in a game. It’s a good time for him to have it.”

“I think he’s changing his name to Ray Allen,” he added in jest.

Apart from Rosario’s long-range bombs, Compton rued his team’s uncharacteristic play in the second quarter, where the Texters outscored the Aces by 13 points.

“They killed us in the second quarter,” Compton said. “You can’t have bad stretches against this team. This is a top-three talented team and they’re well coached.
“We probably had a little too much case of ‘Me not We’ in the second quarter,” the American mentor added.
The Aces, though, made a familiar comeback that the Texters managed to withstand.
“We couldn’t get stops at the end of the game and they were making plays,” Compton said.



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