Balkman: Alab must regain defensive identity after high-scoring Game 1

first_img“I don’t think we played the way we’re supposed to play. Even though it’s 143 points, we’re a defensive team and that shouldn’t be happening with us,” he said.Though Alab has had games this season where they exceeded the century mark, this offensive showcase surely was a cause of concern for Balkman.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 crownSan Miguel Alab shot 54 percent from the field while allowing Mono Vampire to shoot 51 percent from the field and that’s a big no-no for Balkman.“We gotta go back in it this week, with the couple days we have until Wednesday, and see what happened and what went wrong,” he said. “We won the game, but that’s not us. We’ve never given up that many points this whole year. We gotta go back there and say that you know what, we can’t give them 130 points. We can’t give up 60 points in a quarter. That’s too much for us.” Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueSTA. ROSA — Renaldo Balkman is pleased that San Miguel Alab Pilipinas pulled off a gutsy 143-130 overtime victory over Mono Vampire in Game 1 of the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League Finals.Balkman, however, is worried how Alab allowed itself to play Thailand’s kind of pace that nearly cost them the game.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View commentscenter_img Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Juan Gomez de Liaño hopes to play better after going 0-3 in just 24 hours Game 2 of the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League Finals is on Wednesday still at Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more