Lassiter: Beermen got good looks, shots just didn’t go in
It was just one days when the shots weren’t falling.
Tested gunslinger Marcio Lassiter is no stranger to off nights but it couldn’t have come at a worse time in Game 1 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, where he went 0-for-6 from beyond the arc.
“Sometimes you make it, sometimes you don’t,” he said, moments after San Miguel dropped the series opener, 104-102 to TNT on Wednesday.
But that off day wasn’t limited to just Lassiter, as the usually high-octane Beermen crew found themselves firing blanks as they went 6-of-29 from rainbow country.
“We got good looks, but we just got to make them,” he said.
But Lassiter thinks the poor shooting wasn’t the main culprit for the Beermen’s Game 1 downfall, Instead, it was their error prone game they did them in as they committed 23 turnovers in the tiff.
“We got to keep on looking on what we got to do to correct our mistakes because we got 23 turnovers. If we cut that in half, we could turn the other way,” he said. “I couldn’t blame the shots. The 23 turnovers, I could blame. That’s just on us not being responsible taking care of it.”
Still, the tight two-point decision should serve as a silver lining for San Miguel considering how badly the team played in the game.
“We didn’t play our regular game today. But we’ll make adjustments,” he said.
The Fil-Am sniper believes that San Miguel should do a better job preparing itself for Game 2 on Friday.
“It’s Game 1 and we lost by a bucket. I’ll check the film tomorrow to see what they really did, but we didn’t play enough to win,” he said. “We’ll see what we did wrong and see what they did to make that adjustment and go from there. We have to bounce back in Game 2.”
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