Allein Maliksi hopes Star’s strong PH Cup showing carries on to next conference

PBA Media Bureau

Allein Maliksi hopes that Star’s surprising run to the semifinals of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup marks the beginning of the team’s resurgence.

The Hotshots, armed with a new coach and key players, pushed Tim Cone and Ginebra to the limit in the semis before bowing out in Game 7 after a 89-76 defeat Tuesday.

“I hope this is the start of Star’s return to the time when Purefoods was always a championship contender. We had a good start, so we hope to bring this on to the next conferences,” Maliksi said in Filipino.

Star could’ve achieved more, though, especially with the momentum that came with being the no.2 seed entering the playoffs.

The Hotshots, who even had a 2-0 lead in the series, actually had two chances to close the series out but just could not deliver. –