Star coach Chito Victolero remains positive of chances against SMB

PBA Media Bureau

Pushed to the brink after Marcio Lassiter broke their hearts with a game-winning three to snatch Game 3, Star coach Chito Victolero admitted the Hotshots should take Friday’s game in a “now-or-never” approach.

The Hotshots currently trail the PBA Commissioner’s Cup best-of-5 semifinal series, 1-2 after the Lassiter sealed the Beermen’s win, 111-110 on Wednesday.

“Right now we’re down by one game, so do-or-die na kami,” said Victolero in a serious tone. “Yung sense of urgency kailangan namin maramdaman ngayon. We need to prepare hard for the next game kasi ‘pag natalo kami, tapos na yung series. But we’re still positive.”

Against this same team in a do-or-die quarterfinals last season, Star managed to push San Miguel to the limit before losing steam and eventually dropping the game in overtime. – FOX Sports Asia