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    Nothing sisterly about games between NLEX and Meralco, insists Sean Anthony

    Nov 25, 2015
    “When you’re playing a sister team, there’s always a semi-rivalry, but we just treat every game the same,” says NLEX forward Sean Anthony. Jerome Ascano 

    SEAN Anthony believes Meralco didn’t deserve any “leeway” from NLEX despite the Bolts still groping for form in the Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cup.

    The Road Warriors, in a much better position than the Bolts, nipped their sister team, 93-91, on Tuesday night that left Meralco stuck at the cellar with a sixth loss in seven games.

    “When you’re playing a sister team, there’s always a semi-rivalry, but we just treat every game the same,” Anthony said in a short chat with Spin.ph after the game. “We don’t look at it that way.”

    “There’s no leeway,” added the Road Warriors forward, who buried the go-ahead free throws for his team. “They wouldn’t do the same to us if it was the other way around.”

    Anthony, who finished with another solid outing of 19 points, nine boards, and four assists in 35 minutes, insisted the Bolts, who failed to gain any momentum after getting their first win in the all-Filipino conference at the expense of Star, are “just another team in the league.”

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    “We prepared well for the win," Anthony said as his team notched a fourth win in six games. “We’re trying to get into the Top Six or Top Four, so they’re just another team."

    The Road Warriors thus went 2-of-2 in their head-to-head matchups against their sister teams after they stunned Talk 'N Text, 107-101, in their last game.

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