outbrain
Close  

Game 1 win important, but we have a long way to go — Casio

12:23 AM July 02, 2015

CasioIn classic Alaska fashion, the Aces came back from an 18-point hole and stunned Star, 97-91, to take Game 1 of their best-of-5 semifinals series in the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup on Wednesday.

And at the forefront of that barrage was JVee Casio, who finished with 18 points on a 2-of-4 shooting from threes to will Alaska to the victory.

ADVERTISEMENT

Though coming back from the dead has always been a staple in wins for the crew of coach Alex Compton, Casio admitted that pulling it off wasn’t an easy job to do.

“It’s tough. Mahirap yun. Pero I think it’s just that we just keep on playing, stay together, and play Alaska basketball,” he said.

FEATURED STORIES

It also was the first of what promises to be a hard-hitting series between two squads  whose history go way back. Casio said the team is aware of that, but they are just focusing on the bigger things.

“We’re playing to win. We want to go to the Finals and I think it’s the same with them. On our part, we just stick with what we do and we want to win,” said the top rookie pick in the 2011 Draft.

The former national team member knows the gravity of winning the first game of the series, but Casio knows that the duel is just getting started.

“Important naman yung Game 1. You always want to get ahead, but it’s not over and done with,” he said. “We’re looking forward to Game 2 right now. They’re a very good team, very experienced, a champion team, so we really want to take that next game.” (RL)

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: basketball, pba, pba governors' cup
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.