BEEN there, done that.
Marc Pingris' confidence has obviously not been dented after a 74-83 loss on Thursday left San Mig Coffee in a 1-3 hole in their PBA Philippine Cup playoff against Rain or Shine, with the Mixers bruiser guaranteeing a Game Five victory on Saturday while putting his bets on the series going to a Game Seven.
"Ang layo na narating namin tapos bibigay lang kami basta basta?" said the San Mig big man. "Hindi pwede yun, kaya bukas mananalo kami!"
Pingris is so confident, in fact, he sees the series going more or less the same route as the two teams' Finals showdown in the last Governors Cup, which saw San Mig force a winner-take-all match after falling behind 1-3. The Painters, though, went on to win the do-or-die game.
"Oo confident ako na magkaka-Game Seven," said Pingris a day before the two rivals square off again beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena. "Alam ko mahirap pero kailangan naming mag-trabaho."
Pingris said he has no intentions of going on vacation, even during the holiday festivities.
"Ayaw ko pa magbakasyon," he said. "Sayang ang pinaghirapan namin dito."