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    No backing down for feisty Ginebra rookie Kevin Ferrer despite losing match-up with SMB vets

    Mar 3, 2017
    Kevin Ferrer didn't back down as he got into some testy face-offs with some SMB vets. Jerome Ascano

    KEVIN Ferrer has always taken pride in his ability to get in the head of opposing players, as proven in this Philippine Cup Finals when he fearlessly clashed with the likes of Arwind Santos and Gabby Espinas for pretty much the duration of the series.

    But Santos might have gotten the better of him this time, especially in one incident midway through the fourth where he bounced the ball right in Ferrer's head to keep the ball in play.

    Ferrer did recover the ball and went up for the shot only to be denied by Santos at the rim.

    But the pride of University of Santo Tomas isn't taking things personally as he understands it’s all part of the game.

    "Ewan ko bahala na siya dun kung ano. Basta ako alam ko part of the game talaga yun e," Ferrer said.

    "Basta ako focus na lang ako sa laro. Di ko na iniisip yang issue issue na yan kasi sabi nga ni coach Tim, yung Game Three tapos na yun at dapat ito yung paghandaan," he added.

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    Ferrer finished with just six points but his two three pointers were a huge part of the late Ginebra uprising that ultimately fell short, as San Miguel held on to a 94-85 victory in Game Four to take a 3-1 lead in the series.

    "Siyempre mahirap maghabol kung ganito kalaki yung lamang. Pero ginagawa naman namin yug best namin para makahabol kaya nga nakababa ng lamang. Never say die nga e. Kahit anong mangyari, maglalaro lang kami ng best namin," he said.

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    The sweet shooting rookie may be a bit humbled after this game but don't expect him to suddenly change his style and back down from the San Miguel frontline.

    "Parts of the game na yun e. Kung ano man, okay lang. Basta ginagawa ko lang role ko."

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    Kevin Ferrer didn't back down as he got into some testy face-offs with some SMB vets. Jerome Ascano
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