DESPITE an auspicious Game One win to kick off Alaska’s title bid on a high note, big man Sonny Thoss believes the Aces still have a lot to improve on if they hope to win the PBA Commissioner’s Cup title against Barangay Ginebra.
“We made a lot of mistakes in the game. The good thing is we had a big lead. So it’s huge to win the first game, but it means nothing if they win three straight,” said the 6-foot-7 Thoss after the Kings’ 87-70 win on Wednesday night.
The nine-year veteran center finished with 12 points, eight rebounds and two assists, but admitted he should have done a better job boxing out Ginebra import Vernon Macklin, who still came away with nine rebounds on the offensive end.
“For the most part, we did a good job (defensively), but he (Macklin) had nine offensive rebounds so I have to do a good job and watch the video and see where I need to improve on,” said Thoss.
The Alaska big man expects the Ginebra import Macklin to come out with a much stronger effort come Game Two when actions shifts to the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday.
“I’m sure they’ll gonna bounce back so we just need to be able to adjust. That’s the big key right there,” he added.