Old habits are hard to die.
That’s the lesson LA Tenorio learned after Gilas Pilipinas struggled for three-fourths of the way before pulling off in the final period for a 99-87 win over the PBA All Star team Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
“The good thing about it is nalabas na namin ito ngayon pa lang,” Tenorio said, referring to the terrible game he and fellow point guard Jason Castro had against the PBA All Star.
“But it’s a lesson learned. Good thing nangyari ito ngayon not against Saudi Arabia (Gilas’ first opponent in Fiba-Asia next week). Ngayon, we just have to get back together in practice, gawin namin yung mga good habits namin instead of bad habits, then ibalik namin yung good form,” he added.
The Barangay Ginebra star point guard said playing against the PBA All Star may have “resurrected” their PBA habit of playing one-on-one, while deviating from their system of drive-and-kick and ball movement. He said, they tried to play their opponents’ game, which resulted to a tight match during the first 33 minutes of play.
Tenorio knew his stats line stink after the game – three points on one of-eight field goal shooting, including three turnovers.
Casto, meantime, scored just four points, was benched for the entire second half by a dejected Gilas mentor Chot Reyes. The diminutive Talk ‘N Text playmaker/scorer also committed a game-high five turnovers.
But knowing Tenorio and Castro, both veteran guards in the PBA, you could expect them to bounce back big-time, not just against Kazakhstan on Friday (July 26) in their exhibition match at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, but even in the Fiba-Asia cage joust that begins on Aug. 1.
Consider their “terrible, terrible, terrible game” to be just a hiccup.
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klung alam lang na di kami ganun maglaro sa labas,