INJURED Air21 forward Sean Anthony said watching the Express fall, 73-84, to San Mig in Game Three on Saturday night was twice as painful, expecially with him feeling helpless on the bench.
“It sucks sitting on the bench,” said a frustrated Anthony, who was held back by team doctors from playing due to an Achilles heel injury that has grown worse in the playoffs.
The 6-4 Anthony, who has averaged 18.5 points during the first two games of the semifinals, said he was proud to see the Express give San Mig a good fight before falling apart down the stretch.
“They (Express) are playing hard. It’s such a close game for the longest time, but when it comes to closing the game, it didn’t go our way. It’s frustrating,” said the former McGill standout.
Anthony arrived for the game in civilian clothes and wearing a walking boot to isolate his Achilles heel which he injured as early as the quarterfinal playoff against San Miguel Beer.
At the moment, Anthony said his status for Game Four on Monday remains uncertain, since he will have to check with the team doctors come Sunday if he will be given the green light to play.
“I’m gonna try (playing on Monday) but today (Saturday) was worse than the last game,” he said.