Belga puts ROS loss on himself: ‘Too much stupidity’
Failing to close out the series for the second straight time, a teary-eyed Beau Belga expressed his frustrations following Rain or Shine’s 86-78 Game 5 defeat on Sunday.
“Bine-blame ko yung sarili ko today,” Belga said. “Too much stupidity. Kailangan lang i-carve out itong series na ito. Masyadong masakit kapag natalo pa.”
The burly big man rued his poor showing for the night, finishing with only four points and two rebounds.
“Wala akong masabi. Ang bobo ko maglaro ngayon. (Expletive). Hindi ko rin alam, so kailangan mag-isip.”
What bothers Belga was the uncalled fouls which he felt turned the tide against the Elasto Painters.
Belga committed a deliberate foul, his fifth, at the 5:10 mark in the third period against Alaska forward Calvin Abueva. He was also called for his sixth foul at the 4:08 mark of the fourth when he tried to swipe the ball away from RJ Jazul. Both instances were big blows to Rain or Shine and were crucial in the team’s downfall in the end.
“Sobrang daming kalokohan at stupid mistakes. Nung lumamang kami ng third quarter doon sa nangyari sa amin ni Calvin, yun yung naging turning point. And ako, talagang pinagsisisihan ko. Hindi natin alam eh. Kung hindi ko ginawa yun, baka sakaling champion na kami,” Belga said.
“Naba-blangko ako. Iche-cherish ko itong kalokohan, itong mga mistakes, iche-cherish ko ito buong gabi. Hindi ako makakatulog sa nangyari. Sabi ko sa sarili ko, ‘Ang bobo mo, Belga. (Expletive) ka.'”
Good thing for Rain or Shine is that it still has two more shots to win the championship, starting on Wednesday in Game 6.
Belga said on that game, there should be no more room for errors or any silly fouls.
“Hindi kami pwede mag-give up. Ginusto namin itong position na ito. Kung mag-give up kami, sana nung bago pa pumasok ng quarters, nagpa-eliminate na lang kami,” he said.
“Sobrang frustrated ko today. Mas may maitutulong ako sa team ko kung nasa loob ako and walang kalokohan. But I’ll take it. Bawi na lang sa Game 6.”
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