May 23, 2024

Scottie keeps faith despite Kings down in the series

LOSING two in a row in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series, Scottie Thompson still believes Barangay Ginebra remains in serious contention for a finals berth opposite Meralco.

It's a matter of just exhibiting that Never-Say-Die attitude.

"They need to win four, kami rin we need to win four," said Thompson in the aftermath of the Kings' 87-80 loss to the Bolts in Game 3 Wednesday night at the Dasmarinas City Arena in Cavite.

"Let's see kung ano 'yung adjustment namin coming to Game 4. Basta stay positive lang kami."

The no. 2 seeded Kings are down 2-1 in the best-of-seven series heading to Friday's game at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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Thompson, the former MVP, has yet to score in double figures in the series, but had his best showing the last time with eight points, nine rebounds, and four assists, though he shot 2-of-13 from the field.

In the first three games, he averaged 8.4 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 6.3 assists.

The product of University of Perpetual Help credited the Meralco players, especially their platoon of guards for making life a bit difficult for him in the series.

"They're defending well. Lahat ng guards nila super-aggressive. Sana ma-match namin yun sa next game. Basically yun lang naman," said Thompson.

"But it's up for us, up for me to keep fighting. Mahaba pa yung series and we'll see what we can do sa Game 4. Ahead sila one game sa amin, but we can battle through this series." (RG)

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