ALASKA slotman Sonny Thoss said the Aces have no time to sulk after a 74-84 loss to Meralco on Tuesday night, with a match against Talk 'N Text coming in three days.
Thoss, who ran into foul trouble for the second straight game, admitted the Bolts were simply the better team on Tuesday, outhustling them on both ends of the floor behind import Mario West.
“I don’t think it’s tired (legs) because these guys know what it takes to play back-to-back games. We just came out flat in the second half while they (Bolts) were all over the place. They played with energy,” said Thoss, who still finished with 10 points and nine boards.
The 31-year-old Thoss said the Aces, who played three games in a span of one week, will have to regroup in time for the Friday match against Talk 'N Text.
“We don’t have time to sulk about this (loss). We need to get ready for Talk ‘N Text on Friday. We need to watch the tape and see what adjustment we need to make,” added the Commissioner’s Cup Finals MVP.
Without Thoss patrolling the middle for a big chunk of the second half, West went berserk on offense, scattering 20 of his game-high 32 points in the third period that enabled the Bolts to seize control of the game.
Alaska currently owns a 2-2 record, in a tie with Talk ‘N Text and Globalport.