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    Sean Anthony not giving up on NorthPort bid despite 'fourth quarter curse'

    Mar 21, 2019
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    DESPITE the losses piling up, NorthPort has strangely remained in contention for a playoff spot in the 2019 PBA Phlippine Cup.

    At 11th spot with a 2-6 card and winless for six games now, NorthPort could still enter the playoff picture if the Batang Pier can win its three remaining games.

    So far, the race has been tight in the bottom three spots in the quarterfinals with Alaska, Magnolia, and NLEX all tied for sixth place with a 3-5 record.

    That’s how Sean Anthony sees things from his perspective as the Batang Pier continues to find ways to break the slump.

    “We still have a good chance so we have to figure this out and come together,” said Anthony.

    Anthony finished with 22 points against Magnolia on Wednesday, but the Batang Pier once again fell through in the fourth, making only one field goal in the final six minutes to lose by 13 points, 103-90.

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      “Once again, we were okay for the first three quarters and we fell apart in the fourth,” said Anthony. “That’s on me. I got tired, forced some shots and stopped what we were doing which is to play as a team.”

      “Fourth quarter. It’s always been the fourth quarter. Every game, we’ve been up at some point and fall apart in the fourth,” said Anthony.

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      Anthony, however, said he remains positive that things will turn around for his team.

      “There’s some frustration and what not, but I think we are all still bonding together and there are still three games left. We still have a chance. We’ve got Talk ‘N Text on Sunday so back to the drawing board and try to pull one out,” said Anthony.

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