San Miguel Beer may have drawn first blood in its PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series against Phoenix Pulse, but coach Leo Austria is not one to relax.
In fact, Austria and his Beermen are bracing for a more spirited stance from the Fuel Masters in Game 2 Monday of their best-of-seven duel at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
“You can never know what will happen. Phoenix is the No. 1 seed before the playoffs.
They’re capable of bouncing back hard,” said Austria following his side’s 100-88 win in the opener last Saturday.
“You cannot count Phoenix out,” added Austria. “Hopefully, makapag-prepare kami ng maayos and ma-execute ulit namin ng tama gameplan namin sa kanila for Game 2.”
Austria uttered those words despite the fact his team has won all its last six best-of-seven series after taking the opener and needed no more than five games to finish four of those.