Streaking Beermen still not in peak form, says Chris Ross




05:24 PM December 29th, 2016

By: Bong Lozada, December 29th, 2016 05:24 PM


Defending champion San Miguel is primed, yet again, for another title run in the PBA Philippine Cup as evident by its four-game win streak, which right now is the longest one in the league.

The Beermen’s 5-1 record is also the best in the league with TNT and Rain or Shine both a game behind them, but point guard Chris Ross warned San Miguel has yet to achieve peak performance.

“We still have time to reach our peak, and you don’t want to peak too early and you don’t want to peak too late,” said Ross Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome after they dimmed the lights on Meralco, 101-86.

“Hopefully, we want to peak at the right time.”

San Miguel is the hottest team in the league right now with the TNT and Phoenix the other two teams that are on a winning run having won back-to-back games.

Through their first six games, the Beermen have averaged 95.8 points while holding opponents to 87.5 points per game.

Ross added they had to end the year on a positive thought with a long eight-day break looming. San Miguel returns to action against Blackwater on Jan. 6.

“We wanted to end the year right and go with a win, try to stay at the top of the standings,” said Ross. “You don’t want to go to the New Year on a loss. It’s a huge morale boost for us.”

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