Garcia disappointed as Rain or Shine fails to capitalize on frontcourt edge

first_img“Even when we had a tuneup game against Columbian, we already knew that they improved a lot,” he said. “They have guards that can really score and can create for their shooters, and now they have an import who can score and can be aggressive on the boards. So I expect a lot from Columbian now. They’re not the same team like when they came in the league.”Unfortunately, winning its first three games haunted Rain or Shine as its brimming confidence level got the better of them in this game.“Today, I felt that our players weren’t in the right frame of mind. They’re probably thinking that since we beat three strong teams, we can relax against Columbian,” he said.That, Garcia thinks, should serve as a lesson as he reminded the Elasto Painters to be on the top of their game regardless of who their opponents are.“Right now, you have to respect everybody. You can’t go in the game thinking you’re going to win right away. You have to work hard for it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “We always lose to them,” said Garcia, harking back to the Elasto Painters’ stunning 94-98 defeat to then-Kia in the Philippine Cup“I’m just frustrated with our guards that we couldn’t exploit our strength which is on the inside. That’s why I told the players that it’s unfortunate because we had a big lineup that can play inside against Columbian. That was the plan, to go inside,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRain or Shine was able to impose its presence down low, winning the battle of the boards, 65-52, but failed to stop import Bailey John Fields, who tore the frontline to shreds on his way to 34 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists.Garcia, though, argued that the Elasto Painters know how capable this Dyip crew is this conference. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Rain or Shine defenders try to thwart Columbian import John Fields. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia could only scratch his head as his side once again fell to Columbian, 96-104 on Wednesday.Garcia was disappointed with his team’s failure to execute their gameplan to take advantage of their height advantage, leading to their first loss this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Rain or Shine turns its attention to defending champion San Miguel on Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kings center, WNBA great headed to Manila for Jr. NBA Philippines Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more