NLEX coach Yeng Guiao is hoping his wards use the Holy Week break to ponder on how they can turn their 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup campaign around.
For himself, the fiery coach might just have to make the ultimate sacrifice for that to happen.
“Actually, kulang na lang magpapako ako sa krus para mag-iba yung fortune namin,” Guiao said in jest after the Road Warriors suffered a sixth straight setback, an 85-82 loss to GlobalPort on Wednesday.
“Pero siguro, it's a time for reflection, so we will use it as a reflection and see what we can do for the team,” he added as he turned serious ahead of his team’s three-day break.
The Road Warriors again gave themselves a chance to win in the endgame as import Wayne Chism buried a trey that knotted the count at 80.
But Guiao rued his locals’ lack of production as only Raul Soyud was the only player aside from Chism to score in twin digits.
Kevin Alas could only contribute a solitary point after scoring 19 markers last game, while fellow guards Garvo Lanete and Carlo Lastimosa wound up scoreless.
“They can’t find their offense,” Guiao said. “We're not sure what the problem is. ‘Di naman namin pinipigilan tumira, pinapagalitan nga namin pag di tumitira pero di pa rin makuha yung opensa, we're still finding for solution but we haven’t found it yet.”
“Defensively, we are okay,” he added. “Actually, we are able to defend Pringle (5-of-19) and Romeo (3-of-12), so they were not the guys beating us, we were just beating ourselves because we couldn’t score.”