As the Globalport Batang Pier faces the Alaska Aces for Game 2 of the PBA Semi-Finals, the expectations were high for the team and especially on Terrence Romeo who had a career night on Game 1.
“Naka-tsamba (I got lucky),” said Romeo, who scored a career-high of 41 points in his first PBA Semi-Final game debut.
“The series is still far from over and we should not be content with this game. I know Alaska, they will not allow that they will play the same on Game 2. They will adjust,” said Romeo in Tagalog.
It was not the first time that Romeo had Alaska had to contend with his speed and scoring ability. During the regular season, he made 33 points against the Aces but the prolific scorer was quick to downplay his career-night and his ability to wear down Alaska’s defence.
“I was just lucky” said Romeo. “I usually take the same shots every game and there are games that I don’t have it. It is just coincidence that I had a good shooting night whenever I face Alaska.”
Romeo was noticeably practicing in the MOA Arena as early as 3 hours before the game feels gallantly happy with the fruit of his hard work.
“I always do that routine,” said Romeo
“When we play the first game, I am usually early to practice shooting. Usually when you play the second game, you don’t have time to do that. I’m glad to see that hard work paid off.”
“It will not always be like that. I’m sure they (Alaska) will adjust their defence to me so I told my teammates that this will be a long series. They have to be ready just in case it came to a point that I have to give up the ball when they trap me and want me to give up the ball.”
Globalport Batang Pier now eyes a commanding 2-0 lead as they face the Alaska Aces for Game 2 in the Smart Araneta Coliseum starting on 7pm this January 6, 2016.