Victolero: Magnolia ‘surrendered’ in endgame vs Phoenix

first_img“Our loss didn’t start there. We were outrebounded and lost the battle with the second chance points,” he said, zooming in on Phoenix’s 25 offensive rebounds that led to 24 second chance points.“It’s all on me,” he said, taking responsibility for the defeat. “We’ll just prepare for our next game and let’s move on. Those things happen. We just need to bounce back.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMagnolia coach Chito Victolero rued the endgame blunders that led to the Hotshots’ 87-89 demise at the hands of the Phoenix Fuel Masters that spoiled their 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup debut.“It’s our fault. We controlled the game, but we gave Phoenix a chance to come back,” Victolero said, as the Hotshots lost a 16-point third quarter lead, 62-46.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flamescenter_img 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “We controlled the game up to the 46th minute and then, in the two minutes, we surrendered.”Matthew Wright drained the go-ahead triple with 3.2 ticks left to give the Fuel Masters the 88-87 lead before Victolero inadvertently called a timeout he did not have, leading to a technical foul being charged to the Hotshots.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 crown“During the huddle, I know there’s no more timeout but maybe, there was just a miscommunication between me and the committee table. Maybe it’s my mannerism so I think it’s my fault,” he said.More than the gaffes late in the game, Victolero said that the game should serve as a lesson for Magnolia to perform better in the coming games, starting against GlobalPort next Saturday. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Wright channels ‘inner Mamba’ with game-winner LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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Arsenal transfer update! Bordeaux close in on Gunners starlet

first_imgBordeaux believe they are close to agreeing a loan deal with Arsenal for Yaya Sanogo.Arsene Wenger is keen for the France Under-21 forward to get some first-team experience, and had suggested he would prefer that to be at another English top-flight club.But now it appears the Ligue 1 side have won the race to sign the Gunners starlet.Bordeaux president, Jean-Louis Triaud said on Soir de Foot radio: “We are working on the arrival of Sanogo. He wants to come to us, it’s a certainty.“The goal is to have him for Monaco [who they play on Sunday]. We asked for Arsenal keep us informed. They had given me as a response date of Tuesday or Wednesday. I explained that I prefer Tuesday.” Yaya Sanogo in action for Arsenal 1last_img read more

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