Rather than dwell on San Miguel’s first defeat this 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, coach Leo Austria took the 112-103 loss to TNT on Friday with a positive attitude.
“I think this loss will serve as a wake-up call for us because even from the start, I know that TNT is really a great team,” he said.
Playing their first game without three-time PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo, Austria noted that the big man’s absence could have affected the Beermen’s flow as they suffered their first loss in six outings.
“I think our setup got a little muddled because June Mar wasn’t around. But we still have Charles (Rhodes),” he said.
Without Fajardo manning the post, the two-time PBA Coach of the Year noted that San Miguel lost the advantage which kept them invincible all conference long. – INQUIRER.net